The America’s Cup is one of the oldest international sporting events with the “Auld Mug” as the trophy ewer is known, first having been prized by the Royal Yacht Squadron to the yacht America in 1851. The arcane nature of the rules as well as the very high costs of participation have kept it from wider public appreciation but within the yachting community there is no competition more keenly replica watches.
In what was widely seen as a major upset this year the challenger won, with ETNZ taking the Auld Mug in triumph back to Auckland. It remains to be seen whether New Zealand can retain the Cup as long as the record holder: the New York Yacht Club successfully defended the Cup for a jaw-dropping 132 years.
For decades dominated by single-hull 12 meter yachts, the 35th America’s Cup this year had competitors sailing hydrofoiling multihull boats with underwater wings, that have sails 77 feet high, an onboard crew of 6, and which can hit speeds of up to 50 miles an hour. The win by ETNZ didn’t just ensure that traveling to the next America’s Cup will be dramatically more expensive for anyone in the Western Hemisphere who wants to watch; it also comes at a watershed moment for the Cup.
Best Replica Omega Planet Ocean “Deep Black” GMT
The Omega Planet Ocean “Deep Black” GMT replica watch is a quite big watch at 45.50mm x 17.38mm, with a water resistance of 600 meters. It’s a combination of many of Omega’s most cutting edge features in a dive watch – LiquidMetal numbers on the zirconium dioxide ceramic bezel, a helium escape valve, zirconium dioxide case and caseback and inside of course, one of the industry’s most technicall advanced mechanical movements.
The ETZN branding is confined to the Team’s logo on the caseback and the general color scheme of the watch. One feature worth pointing out is that the bezel has a ten minute countdown scale on it, which facilitates using the Deep Black as a regatta timer in any race with a ten minute countdown before the start.
Top Quality Omega replica X-33 Regatta
The other watch introduced at the 35th America’s Cup is the X-33 Regatta. This is a regatta specific version of Omega’s most practical and capable modern aerospace watch, the X-33. This version is slightly different from the pilot/astronaut version of the X-33 in that it doesn’t have the 999 day mission timer function; On the contrary, there is a regatta function dedicated to the 4th pusher which will count down a chosen interval before the start, and which will then count up for a total elapsed time for the race. In addition the LGB (logbook) function allows the recording of time between up to 10 buoys in up to 2 races total.
As with the Planet Ocean Deep Black ETNZ branding, it is a limited edition of 2,017 pieces worldwide; the movement is a high precision TCXO (temperature compensated quartz oscillator) caliber 5620, with nine jewels (in the mechanical train for the analogue hands) with a 24 month battery life. X-33s are notable for the loudness of their alarms; they were specifically designed to allow alarms to be audible even in a noisy cockpit and there are apertures in the caseback to allow the egress of sound. However due in part to these apertures water resistance is only 30 meters; perhaps slightly problematic for a fake watch intended to be used in an aquatic environment, but probably adequate as long as you are not in a yacht race and find yourself sinking to a depth of 30 meters.