Time & Tide: Nautical Fashion With Omega

Seaworthy style is as enduring as yachting itself, and as the timepiece of the 36th America’s Cup, Omega provides a winning final touch to any outfit

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Vibrant colours are a hallmark of seaworthy style — from the optimal visibility provided by a classic yellow rain jacket, the orange bezel of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, $11430 (left), the evocative ocean-blue strap of the Omega America’s Cup Planet Ocean, $12,400 (below). An elegant women’s option is the Omega Ladymatic, $41,150, a timeless design first launched in 1955, worn here by Alida alongside a Karen Walker jacket, Laing top, Zara shorts and Ahlem eyewear. Benda wears Zara polo and pants, Hallensteins belt.

Photo / Babiche Martens

Omega America’s Cup Planet Ocean timepiece, $12,400

Photo / Babiche Martens

Crisp whites have long formed the uniform for seafarers, the navy, and yachting aficionados, and they still play a key role in sailing-inspired style. They also help make accessories shine — like the Omega Speedmaster Chronograph, $17,255, with its elegant leather strap, creamy cappuccino palette, and a rather apt seahorse medallion that can be found on the case back. Alida wears Mahsa blouse, Army Surplus shorts and hat.

Photo / Babiche Martens

Omega Speedmaster Chronograph, $17,255

A cotton-collared rugby jersey and crisp white trousers are a laid-back yet polished tactic. With a sporty stainless steel bracelet strap, black ceramic bezel and the hypnotic wave motif of its face, the Omega Diver 300M, $9150, pairs breezily well with a classic preppy ensemble such as this — also boasting technical attributes that make it water resistant up to 300 metres. Equally well-suited to such a look is the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, $11430 (bottom) which boasts a dashing orange bezel. Benda wears R.M. Williams jersey, Zara pants, Ahlem sunglasses, H&M belt. (Below) Benda wears Zara top and pants, Hallensteins belt.

Photo / Babiche Martens

The Omega Ladymatic, $41,150

Photo / Babiche Martens

The Omega Speedmaster Chronograph $17,255 and the Omega America’s Cup Planet Ocean $12,400

Photo / Babiche Martens

The Omega Diver 300M $9150

Accessories are everything for a day on the water, with a stylish yet practical sunhat matched by an Alida’s Omega Speedmaster Chronograph, $17,255, a roomy bag for all the essentials, and Benda’s Omega America’s Cup Planet Ocean timepiece, $12,400. Alida wears Karen Walker dress and bag, Lacoste sandals, hat stylist’s own. Benda wears vintage jacket, H&M jumper, Army Surplus shorts, Hallensteins hat, Ahlem sunglasses.

Photo / Babiche Martens

With its celestial face, diamonds on the bezel and hour markers, and sleek bracelet strap, the Omega Ladies Constellation timepiece, $24,500, is a winning choice — sure to be the star of any nautical look. A navy outfit, such as this piece by Hej Hej, brings out the inky hue of the aventurine quartz glass dial.

Photo / Babiche Marten

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, $11430

Photo / Babiche Martens

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, $11430

Photo / Babiche Martens


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