FIRST RACE FOR EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND

December 18, 2020
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The countdown to the 36th America’s Cup begins, with a festive season regatta that tests the Kiwi crew at the highest level. 



Unleashing a fiercely competitive spirit in the season of goodwill, the PRADA America’s Cup World Series Auckland and the PRADA Christmas Race, sees all teams in the competition race for the first time. 


 

Held on the same courses as the main events, the regatta gives Emirates Team New Zealand and all other America’s Cup teams an opportunity to experience a taste of what’s to come in 2021. It will also mark the first time the crew of Emirates Team New Zealand will sail their futuristic monohull “Te Rehutai” in real race conditions. 

As the first race essentially launches the countdown to the Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series and 36th America’s Cup Match, it’s fitting that OMEGA’s commemorative watch features its own pre-race feature. 


 

Limited to 2,021 pieces, OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America’s Cup Limited Edition is a 43.50 mm timepiece in stainless steel with structured rubber strap and blue ceramic diving bezel, which incorporates a 5-minute countdown for racing. 

  

There’s also a special America’s Cup logo placed on the counterweight of the central seconds hand and transferred on the caseback’s sapphire crystal, which allows a clear view of OMEGA’s Master Chronometer Calibre 8900.  


 

 






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