Today the most hazardous, serious, and harshest of all ocean races, The Volvo Ocean Race, comes to an end in The Hague, Netherlands. In the wake of cruising around the planet, spending approx. 9 months adrift, today denotes the toward the end in-harbor race, in spite of the fact that it doesn’t transform anything for the platform positions. By winning the eleventh leg, Dongfeng Race Team wins the Volvo Ocean Race in a striking triumph and we went active with the official winner’s watch, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black ‘Volvo Ocean Race’.
The absolute first Planet Ocean Deep Black was presented two years prior. First as a GMT form that came in four diverse shading plans (albeit the premise was black ceramic) , and now Omega adds a 73-piece restricted version with chronograph work. To remain with the shades of the Volvo Ocean Race, Omega decided on the black/red variant of the Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black. Around evening time, one of the 73 pieces will be given over to the captain of the Dongfeng Race Team, when the race officially finishes with the honor function. The other 72 pieces will be available at selected stores around the planet, and just one will be available in The Hague, Netherlands. Fortunately we got the opportunity to go involved with the winner’s watch before it’s being given over to captain Charles Caudrelier.
Omega is the official watch of the Volvo Ocean Race, consequently they are the brand to offer a watch to the captain of the triumphant group. The actual watch is very like the Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black GMT that was presented two years, prior, in any case, the GMT work has been supplanted by a chronograph work. The measurement of 45.5mm remaining parts as before, as are the screw-down crown, screw-down Helium valve, and the clay case and bezel. The bezel embed has been filled with red elastic, to cover the initial brief lists of the unidirectional bezel, and Omega’s Liquidmetal innovation was applied for the remainder of the jumping scale.
The dial is made of brushed black fired and shows the Limited Edition number in the red ring around the hour counter. The red ring shows white content “Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18 – Limited Edition XX/73” and the one we had on the wrist was number zero.
Another reference to the occasion can be found on the caseback, where OMEGA has incorporated the official “Volvo Ocean Race” logo. You can likewise see “NAIAD LOCK” engraved in the caseback and this is a framework that permits Omega to close the caseback in such manner that topsy turvy logos are history.
Inside ticks Omega’s Master Chronometer type 9900 that has breezed through 8 thorough assessments, set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). With the guarantee card with the watch’s interesting number, the proprietor of the watch can even look into precisely how the watch performed during all testing phases of the Master Chronometer Test ( see here for the full clarification by Omega’s Vice President of creation, Andreas Hobmeier ).
Congrats to all members, and particularly to the Dongfeng Race Team. What a race… I’m previously looking forward to the following edition!