New Partnership with Oliver Heer Ocean Racing

DELMA is delighted to announce its partnership with Oliver Heer Ocean Racing Aspiring to be the first Swiss German sailing team to participate in the IMOCA Vendée Globe.

Extreme sailing has inspired us for many years and partnering with Oliver brings us even closer to a sport that requires the utmost resilience and precision, attributes DELMA cultivates in all of its sports timepieces. This collaboration is particularly special because of our synergy as Swiss, family lead teams determined to perform among enterprising competition.
"We are excited to welcome DELMA as a partner," comments Ollie Heer, founder and skipper of the OHOR team. "Their dedication to performance and exploration resonates deeply with our team. As a fellow Swiss, we share a common heritage and a drive to excel, making this partnership a natural fit."

In our centennial year, DELMA reflects on a century of crafting exceptional sports and divers' watches, embodying the spirit of adventure and innovation as skipper Oliver Heer prepares to take on his first Vendée Globe, the most challenging of all solo offshore races. Leading up to the start in November 2024 Oliver will also participate in the Transat CIC from Lorient France to New York City and the New York Vendée, from New York City to Les Sables-d'Olonne. These grueling solo races across the Atlantic covering a combined distance of over 6000 unpredictable nautical miles will require strategic thinking, ultimate readiness, and determination.
DELMA’s Oceanmaster Automatic will be there to guide him. This bespoke timepiece was designed specifically for elite sailing races and contains unique features such as a nautical bezel and tactical planner. The series is a testament to our fascination with and commitment to the world’s best offshore sailors.
Andreas Leibundgut, Marketing Director for DELMA adds "At DELMA, we are proud to support the OHOR team. Their unwavering commitment to pushing boundaries and achieving the extraordinary aligns perfectly with our brand values. We are confident that this partnership will be a source of inspiration for all who share our passion for performance and exploration."
Stay tuned for exclusive coverage on our online magazine Beyond the Dial as well as on our social media channels. Learn more about Oliver and the team at

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