Sunday, April 25, 2010


I stumbled upon this amazing piece of Omega model about two weeks ago. Little did I realize the rich history associated to this limited edition timepiece.

I decided to do a little research only to discover that Omega specially design this model in honour of the victorious Team New Zealand regatta, the boat that won the 1995 Louis Vitton Cup and the 1995 American’s Cup. NZL-32 is the code for the Black Magic, the name of the boat of that victorious NZ team.

The watch was developed in collaboration with Dean Barker, skipper of Team New Zealand. Omega is also the official timekeeper of Team New Zealand.

Omega Seamaster NZL-32 is a chronograph watch with a special five dot indicator. When the chronograph is started, the dots gradually fill with a different color, blue followed by red after interval of five minutes period. Every blue circle denotes one minute has elapsed and five blue circles means five minutes has elapsed followed by one red circle denoting that six minutes have elapsed and so on.

The push buttons are placed on the left at no. 8 and no.10 markers. The case has a screw-in back and crown with water resistance to a depth of 15 bars. This watch comes with stainless steel bracelet.

The watch also has conventional 30-minute and 12-hour timers on sub-dials at the no.3 and 12 markers respectively. Continues seconds is on a sub-dial at the no. 9 marker. The skeleton hour and minute hands are coated with Super-Luminova, and the hands of the chronograph counters are red.

Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to observe how bright is the luminosity.

The Omega Seamaster NZL-32 is powered by a self-winding COSC certified Omega calibre 3602 movement which produces 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a 40-hour power reserve. The Omega 3602 movement is a heavily modified ETA 2892-A2 movement.

For those interested to own this immaculate time piece which was first purchased in Kuwait, it is still available at a reasonable price.

Please be on the lookout when it is place on sale at www.LT Watch in a day or two.

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