TAG Heuer, just sent me a timely update about the USA win in San Fran, one of the greatest comebacks in the history of sailing:
At 4:38pm today,Oracle Team USA crossed the finish line in San Francisco Bay and became the Winner of The 34th America’s Cup in what some say was the biggest comeback in sailing history. In a grueling comeback race that went to a dead tie in Race 19, Oracle Team USA came back from a 8 point trail to beat Emirates Team New Zealand. The team, lead by Skipper Jimmy Spithill, and all members had on TAG Heuer’s custom AC72 digital timepiece – the first high-performance watch made specifically for sailing and able to feed live reading directly from the boat. Technologically programmed by Engineer and Grinder, Gilberto Nobili. The piece is currently custom and not available for commercial use.
“We are extremely proud of every member of this extraordinary crew and every component on this incredible boat,” said Stéphane Linder, TAG Heuer CEO and President, after today’s race in San Francisco Bay. “ORACLE TEAM USA showed amazing drive and guts, overcoming incredible adversity–losing boat one, getting docked two races and having to give up their star wing trimmer, but they kept their nerve . . . plowed on. And they pulled it off.”
TAG Heuer also created an official timepiece for Team USA, the Aquaracer 500M – Limited Edition Oracle Team USA with the custom caseback engraving of the AC72 boat. The collectors timepiece features a regatta countdown, ceramic bezel and automatic helium valve.