Omega Announces the Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black ETNZ Edition

A striking regatta chronograph in bright turquoise against black ceramic.

Amidst the preliminary races for the 37th America’s Cup, a warm-up event leading to the main competition in the summer of 2024, the official timekeeper Omega has launched a special edition regatta chronograph. Specifically, the Planet Ocean Deep Black ETNZ draws its design inspiration from the emblem of Emirates Team New Zealand, the defending champion, which has been sponsored by the Swiss watchmaker since 1995.

Blue at night as well

Deep black and turquoise

The ETNZ edition stands out prominently due to its construction and palette. It is crafted entirely from black ceramic, including the case, bezel, dial, buckle, and even the case back, making it one of the few all-ceramic watches on the market. Notably, the black ceramic creates a striking contrast with vibrant turquoise accents on the dial. This contrast greatly improves readability, a crucial feature for a chronograph designed for sporting events.


Besides its practicality, the new design is remarkably attractive. Omega’s Planet Ocean series consistently features a contemporary look, with modern typography and a clean, eye-catching design. The two-tone black and turquoise styling perfectly complements this modern design, further enhancing its futuristic aesthetic.


Notably, the all-black design creates an optical illusion, making the watch appear smaller than its substantial dimensions of 45.2 mm in width. Fortunately, the choice of ceramic makes it lightweight and comfortable on the wrist. These details should enhance the watch’s accessibility for people with smaller wrists yet seeking a timepiece with a sporty and majestic presence.

The counterweight of the seconds hand takes the form of the America's Cup trophy
It also comes with an all-out turquoise rubber strap

Regatta chronograph

Inside the watch is the Caliber 9900, Omega’s flagship automatic chronograph movement with a vertical clutch and a column wheel. And, of course, it is equipped with the Co-Axial escapement as well as a silicon hairspring, which gives it 15,000 gauss of magnetism resistance. One interesting fact about this movement is that it runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour or 4 Hz, which differs from other Omega movements with a silicon hairspring that run at 3.5 Hz.


As a chronograph wristwatch designed for the America’s Cup – another historically significant watch with the same inspiration being the Heuer “Skipper” – the Planet Ocean Deep Black ETNZ Edition naturally comes equipped with a regatta countdown function. Taking the form of chronograph elapsed minutes at three o’clock, the regatta countdown is essentially regular elapsed minutes but with the scale changed to countdown, specifically for the 10-minute countdown to the race’s start.


Since the regatta countdown is the most crucial indicator of the chronograph, the entire minute scale has been painted in turquoise for maximum legibility. Furthermore, the usual coaxial chronograph hour hand has been replaced with an opening revealing a disc that indicates the elapsed hours. This separation ensures that it doesn’t interfere with the countdown minute reading.

The patented Naiad Lock system ensures the ETNZ logo is always in the upright position

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black ETNZ Edition Specs and Price

Movement: Cal. 9900; automatic; 60 hours power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, and chronograph
Case: 45.5 mm x 19 mm; black ceramic; water resistant to 600 m
Strap: Black rubber strap with an additional turquoise strap
Availability: At Omega boutiques and retailers
Price: USD 13,300


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