When the America’s Cup defending champions ORACLE TEAM USA races in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series racing on May 7 -8 in New York, the sailors on board the high-tech catamaran will very likely be timing many of their moves with one of Bremont’s new Regatta watches replica. The British watch brand is Official Timing Partner of the America’s Cup and of the ORACLE TEAM USA, and as Bremont Co-founder Giles English tells iW in the video below the team’s input was helpful as Bremont designed its first regatta watches replica, often called yacht timers, which debuted during Baselworld 2016.
As English notes, Bremont is the first official British timing partner to The America’s Cup since 1851 and with the new Regatta models is very likely the first British brand to debut a wristwatch with this very specific timing function.
In New York next month six America’s Cup competing teams, (ORACLE TEAM USA, Emirates Team New Zealand, Land Rover BAR for Great Britain, Artemis Racing for Sweden, SoftBank Team Japan, and Groupama Team France) will race in New York Harbor for points that count towards the final competition for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017. Spectators will watch as all six teams will race against one another at the same time, in a fleet racing format. Racing will take place from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. A New York champion will be crowned on Sunday, May 8, after the final race.