The Competition that Inspired Omega’s Seaworthy Chronograph

The oldest trophy in international sport has shaped the release of the brand’s 2021 timepiece.

Article by Mariela Summerhays

Omega_News_SeamasterImage courtesy of Omega.

The 2024 defending champions of the America’s Cup — and the second most successful country in the history of the competition (first place goes to the United States) — is New Zealand. Omega’s Seamaster Diver 300m America’s Cup Chronograph was launched to commemorate the team’s fourth win, in Auckland in 2021. Reportedly the only watch owned by the skipper, Peter Burling, who is an Omega ambassador (as is his teammate, Blair Tuke), the timepiece features a self-winding chronograph movement that is resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. It comes with an easy-to-change metal bracelet and rubber strap, and has a regatta countdown indicator ring with a minute and seconds hand inspired by the shape of a boat hull. $17,725,