Enjoy The Water-Friendly Watches

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.

Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer


Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer

Since 1960, Corum’s symbolic Admiral’s Cup collection has marked the historic link between the Swiss watch brand and sailing. This year, the collection includes a complication designed for the wrist of the long distance traveler: world time. The new Admiral’s Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer is equipped with the automatic caliber CO376 that, in addition to hours, minutes and seconds, displays a second time zone and its corresponding city.

The 47 mm case features the distinctive twelve-sided bezel and is available in titanium or titanium and rose gold. The dial comes to life with large luminescent hands and the famous nautical pennants. A black vulcanized rubber strap with a tri-fold clasp adds the finishing touch.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M ETNZ


Omega Seamaster Diver 300M ETNZ

Omega has long supported the yachtsmen of Emirates Team New Zealand and the Seamaster Diver 300M ETNZ celebrates the special relationship between the watch brand and this renowned sailing team. The timepiece has a black ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with a polished diving scale. The ETNZ logo is embossed on the screw-in caseback, while inside is the Co-Axial caliber 3330, a chronograph movement complete with a Si14 silicon balance spring.

OMEGA is proud of the partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand, which started with Sir Peter Blake’s American’s Cup campaign in 1995. The team won the Cup—a feat it would repeat in 2000. When Sir Peter retired from professional sailing after that campaign, OMEGA continued to support him as one of the main sponsors of his “Blakexpeditions” project until his untimely death in 2001. Since then, OMEGA has continued its support for ETNZ and looks forward to cheering it on in its next challenge for the America’s Cup in 2017 and the preceding races in the America’s Cup World Series.

Rolex Yacht-Master II


Rolex Yacht-Master II

The Rolex Yacht-Master II is equipped with caliber 4161, a self-winding mechanical regatta chronograph movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. The watch introduced a new regatta countdown with a unique and patented mechanical memory created by Rolex, and like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 4161 is a certified Swiss chronometer.

The 44mm steel and Everose gold watch features a Ring Command bezel that operates in conjunction with the movement and acts as the key to the programmable countdown, allowing it to be set and synchronized to the sequence of race start times. The red-contoured countdown arrow and the seconds hand are readable at a glance against the dedicated 10‑minute countdown graduation on the dial and the graduations on the bezel. The Oyster bracelet is equipped with an Oysterlock folding clasp and an Easylink comfort extension link that allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by about 5mm.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500m Caliber 72


TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500m Caliber 72

As its name suggest, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500m Caliber 72 is water resistant to 500m and the chronograph automatic caliber 72 powers the functions, which include hours, minutes, small seconds and countdown chronograph, with a power reserve of about 40 hours. The brushed and polished steel watch has a black ceramic unidirectional bezel and an automatic helium valve at 10 o’clock. The dial features running seconds at 9 o’clock, chronograph minutes at 3 o’clock and an angled date window with magnifying lens at 12 o’clock. The luminescent hands and indexes are hand-applied; the hour and minute hands are skeletonized.

And don’t miss Mike Thompson’s “Regatta Specialist,” about Panerai’s regatta watches here.

[Source : http://iwmagazine.com/news-and-now/20160529/water-friendly-watches/]

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