In most parts of the world, seagoing professionals are governed by the tides. They follow a twice-daily lunar cycle with the tide coming in every 12 hours and 25 minutes. Created in 1993, the CO 277 caliber beating at the heart of the Admiral’s Cup AC-One Tides was specifically designed for coastal regions. 21 years after its launch, the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Tides watch remains a powerful model in the fine watchmaking world.
If you find yourself on the seas—perhaps in a regatta—while celebrating this holiday weekend, known as the unofficial start of summer, don’t forget to take an appropriate timepiece. There is a plethora from which to choose and here’s a smattering of water-worthy watches that will keep you on time.
The Corum Bubble watch — flaunting a large, round case and prominent domed crystal — made its debut in 2000 and wowed some segments of the watch enthusiast community with its radically unconventional design. Numerous and often colorful versions of that original model appeared throughout the early aughts, until finally Corum, looking for more serious horological cred, opted to move away from the trendy Bubble to focus more on its core Admiral’s Cup and Golden Bridge collections. This year, but Corum brings back this cult-favorite timepiece in three new versions.
It goes without saying that it may appear unbelievable to those fretting about the economic outlook of the watch industry in Switzerland, however the SIAR in Mexico once again highlighted the individuality of the local market in many ways. The region is not without its problems, certainly, whereas they are more political than economic in origin and with no decrease in the number of visitors to the show, brands continued to sell.
Govberg Jewelers is back for iW’s weekly Pre-Owned Spotlight series. This week has a focus on watches with a square or rectangular shaped case. Check out 10 more pre-owned timepieces from the Leading Watch Retailer’s ever-rotating complete inventory!
Stop by next Saturday for the latest in pre-owned shopping. For direct assistance with any of the watches listed, or if you’re looking for something else, call their Concierge department directly at: 888-885-7552.