After months of approaching and “pausing and setting off” boat races due to the pandemic, the 36th edition of the America’s Cup began in the waters of Auckland, New Zealand, on the Italian night between Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 March: Luna Rossa aims to have the oldest athletic trophy in the worldThe winner of the Prada Cup, the competition that determined which competitors could compete with the cup holder, is the host of Emirates Airline New Zealand.
Official Timekeeper for the third time (after the 2000 and 2003 trials) of the Swiss watch brand OMEGA. “The America’s Cup is one of the most iconic sporting events in the world – explains Reinald Eichlemann, President and CEO of the Brand -. It combines precision, innovation, heritage and passion for the sea: all the values that reflect us. The Copa America is the pinnacle of our commitment to sailing, which has lasted for more than 25 years, and I am sure it will continue for a long time.The crew who will be the first to achieve seven wins (up to a maximum of 13) will raise the trophy: On the night between Sunday 14th and Monday 15th, the New Zealanders went 5 to 3 at Luna Rossa, but the races continue.
Special Edition Chronograph
For the America’s Cup 2021, Omega launched Seamaster Diver 300 meters America’s Cup, automatic chronograph steel case and bracelet (also supplied with a rubber strap), blue ceramic bezel decorated with a wave pattern on which there is an indicator to count the countdown to the start of the regatta. The watch is equipped with a Chrono locking system to protect the chronograph functions, and a system that allows for a quick change of the strap., Both properties of omega. The second hand has a stylized image of the cup as a counterweight. The model follows the America’s Seamaster Planet Ocean 36 Cup that was introduced last summer.
Partnership that started in 1995 in the United States
OMEGA is also the Official Partner of Team Emirates Airline New Zealand: Collaboration Born in 1995, the year the NZL 32 boat, known as Black Magic, defeated Americans from Star & Stripes, as trophy holders won five races to zero. “We joined this team when the legendary navigator Sir Peter Blake was leading it, and his enthusiasm for sailing and his dedication to protecting the oceans was a great inspiration for us -” Eischlimann recalls. A friendship that later became a partnership with the New Zealand national team: their pioneering spirit and goal to win the America’s Cup gave us the opportunity and it was a pleasure to see them win the title. Old MG (The title of the Cup, Ed) For that first year we lived together. “