OMEGA’s long-term partnership with the Team dates back to 1995, the last year the America’s Cup was contested in the United States, when syndicate head Sir Peter Blake joined OMEGA cheap fake watches UK as a Brand Ambassador and led the team to victory in San Diego. Barker, an America’s Cup champion in 2000 and a former Olympian, has been part of the OMEGA family since 2001. Today, OMEGA continues to be an enthusiastic and visible presence at the America’s Cup as it proudly supports Emirates Team New Zealand as one of its top sponsors, with the OMEGA logo prominently featured on the jib, both hulls and the wingsail of ETNZ’s AC72.
“We are thrilled to be here in San Francisco, on the eve of America’s Cup competition, to celebrate our long-time partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand and to unveil the new OMEGA Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition replica watches,” said OMEGA President Stephen Urquhart.
“OMEGA has an undeniable connection to the sea, from being the only company in history to produce a wristwatch that received marine chronometer certification, to our history with Sir Peter Blake, solo yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur, and ecologist/filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand,” Urquhart added. “We are proud to serve as Official Timekeeper for Emirates Team New Zealand and wish Dean and the team much success here in San Francisco.”
The link between sailing and timekeeping dates back to the days when sailors relied on high-precision marine chronometers for navigation. Though sailors rely on new technologies like satellite systems to navigate today, the OMEGA Seamaster fake watches remains the wristwatch of choice for many of the world’s great sailors – including Barker and Dalton. “I’m honored to wear the new Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition timepiece and am proud to represent OMEGA as we embark on the 34th America’s Cup,” said Barker. “We appreciate OMEGA’s commitment to Emirates Team New Zealand – and to the sport of sailing throughout history.”