5 Nautical Watches For Your Sailing Adventures
With the Singapore Yacht Show and Antigua Sailing Week happening this month, here are some nautical timepieces to accompany you on your adventures at sea. Whether you’re diving into the ocean or just want a sporty look, these watches are perfectly suited to the lifestyles of sailing enthusiasts.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II, a regatta watch, is one of the most popular yachting timepieces on the market. The brand boasts of being ‘the only chronograph in the world with a mechanical memory’, suitable for sailing and other forms of water sports. The Yacht-Master is also encased in Oystersteel, a powerfully resistant superalloy, that allows the watch to maintain its elegant finishing even in the harshest environments. The Yacht-Master is waterproof up to 100 m, scratch-resistant and has a power reserve of approximately 72 hours.
OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black Limited Edition
This stunning 45.5 mm timepiece is a combination of a diver’s watch and a GMT, with a matte case body crafted from a single block of ceramic that is resistant to harsh activities. The hour-minute hands and indexes are 18K white gold, while the red rubber has been used to cover the first 15 minutes of the bezels. The Planet Ocean Deep Black is water-resistant to 60 m and is driven by the OMEGA Master Chronometer calibre 8906.
Corum Admiral AC One 45 Tides
While the updated Admiral AC One 45 Tides has gone through several updates, the watch still stays true to its original design. What sets it apart from the competition is its CO 277 calibre movement, a unique movement specialised for tide indicator, meticulously developed for years with the Astronomic Observatory of Geneva and the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Services of the French National Navy. The timepiece has a distinct 45 mm dodecagonal titanium case, a brushed titanium bezel, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal case, and a vulcanised rubber strap. What also makes this model special is the tides indicator, which reads the tide time, lunar cycle, and strength of the currents.
Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht
This limited edition 44 mm Marine Mega Yacht is cased in solid platinum with a grand feu blue enamel dial that is a semi-abstract representation of a yacht’s bow. The timepiece has a water resistance of 50 m, a power reserve of 80 hours as well as a tourbillon, with the cage in the shape of a propeller and a spherical moonphase, along with a tide indicator that shows periods of high and low tides.
Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta
Made especially for sailing, this classic dive watch has a professional regatta countdown. The case is 47 mm brushed titanium with a rubber bracelet, the bezel is polished titanium, and the dial is black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers.
Sailing events in Apr 2019
Singapore Yacht Show 2019: 11 – 14 April 2019
Les Voiles De St Barth: 14 – 20 April 2019
Antigua Sailing Week 2019: 27 April – 3 May 2019