The original Omega Seamaster Admirals Cup Replica model was limited to 9999 pieces worldwide and introduced in 2000. Sir Peter Blake (skipper of the winning Team New Zealand at the time) was already an Omega ambassador since 1995. Clearly based on the original Seamaster 300M that was introduced by Omega in 1993, the Admiral's Cup already had a matching date disc wheel that you see now so often and was engraved in the case band. At that time, the Co-Axial movement was only found in the De Ville model. This Seamaster 300M Admiral's Cup was based on the caliber 1120 movement, the same as used in the 'base' model.
The Omega Seamaster 300M Automatic Replica was introduced in 2002 and was a stainless steel chronograph model. There was also a titanium model and a titanium/tantalum/gold model. This model was still more or less based on the original Seamaster 300M Chronograph series, but with an upgraded movement (no longer a Valjoux 7750 in the chronographs) and a Speedmaster-style bracelet. The diameter was also 41.5mm. Not long after, Omega introduced the Seamaster Racing Chronometer. A watch with a real regatta countdown timer. This particular Omega Seamaster 300M Chronograph Replica watch was co-developed by the Team New Zealand and introduced in 2003/2004. Even though this watch isn't marked as an Admiral's Cup watch, it was used in several advertisement stating 'The Admiral's Cup Choice'. This model had a caliber 3602A movement and the case was measured as 44mm. It is available in stainless steel with a steel bracelet or with a rubber bracelet and available in titanium with titanium or rubber bracelet. The Admiral's Cup Racing Chronograph still firmly rooted in the traditional design of the Seamaster range, the new model has been developed in conjunction with Team New Zealand, which assisted with the specifications. Skipper Dean Barker also provided useful input on-site in the design workshops at Omega Headquarters in Bienne, Switzerland.
The result of this collaborative effort is a highly robust watch with a regatta countdown timer, since timing is crucial to yachtsmen during the 15 minutes preceding the start of the race - the period during which the skipper aims to position his yacht to ensure that he crosses the starting line as near to the gun as possible. To assist the skipper with his tactics, the new top Omega Seamaster replica watch has a specially designed dial with a semicircle of 5 dots. A simple press of a button at the first gun triggers the countdown mechanism, which clearly indicates the time remaining, as the dots gradually fill with a different colour as each successive 5-minute period elapses. A counter at 9 o'clock, divided into the same three colours, gives a constant overview of the elapsed time. All these functions are amply accommodated in a sturdy case with a large 43mm diameter, which allows for the clear legibility required to read off the remaining time in an instant.
This exclusive Omega Seamaster Railmaster Replica watch will naturally come with all the familiar features of the Seamaster range, such as a high-precision mechanical movement, unidirectional rotating bezel with minute scale for dive time recording or a second timing function, stainless steel strap or rubber bracelet with safety clasp and pushbuttons that function to a depth of 300 metres. Furthermore, this timepiece will benefit from unique field trials prior to its launch, thanks to Omega's association with Team New Zealand, who will be putting the watch through its paces as part of their stringent tests on all of their equipment for the next Admiral's Cup. By the time it comes on to the market, this new Seamaster will therefore already be a genuine master of the sea! Whatever the choice of model, the materials used and the proven Omega technology employed in the new Seamaster Professional Chrono-Diver ensure that it will emerge from any challenge it may face unblemished and functioning perfectly.