Since ancient times, the ocean has attracted the eyes of countless explorers from east and west with its unfathomable mysterious charm. A sailing timer is an indispensable piece of equipment when crossing the ocean and reaching the other shore. In recent years, many Swiss high-end watch brands have launched nautical watches with high-end movements and practical functions such as water resistance, shock resistance, timing, and speed measurement. Under the influence of this ‘hydrophilic’ boom, sailing watches are used as nautical watches. Important branches of watches have also made notable technological breakthroughs.
Compared to ordinary marine watches, the precision of sailing watches is better. For most water sports, a 100-meter water-resistant watch can usually meet the requirements, but professional sailing watches provide at least 200 meters of water-resistant performance. It also has a record of countdown time, moon phase profit and loss, tide rise Fall and other additional features. Thanks to the biennial Admiral’s Cup and the biennial American Cup, Corum, Panerai, Audemars Piguet, Girard Perregaux and other professional watch brands that are closely related to sailing also become famous Great. In fact, Corum was the first brand to design watches for regattas. The brand’s first General Cup regatta commemorative watch was born in 1981, and since then, Audemars Piguet, Panerai, Girar Perregaux, Omega, Rolex, Hublot And other brands have successively entered the sailing races and achieved good performance. Even Bulgari and Hermes, which are famous for making jewellery and fashion watches, launched sailing watches in 2009 and 2010, respectively.
It is worth mentioning that Panerai, as a long-term sponsor of the America’s Cup, has made considerable efforts in maintaining and inheriting classical sailing. According to the Royal Sailing Club’s definition of sailing categories, sailing ships built before 1950 are classified as classic sailing ships, sailing ships built between 1950 and 1975 are classic sailing ships, and those built after 1975 are modern sailing ships. Among them, the events organized around the classic sailing boat are particularly visible. Since three years ago, Panerai has initiated a restoration program for the Bermuda dhow Eilean, built in 1936 by the famous Scottish shipyard Fife. With the brand’s persistence and hard work, this classic sailing boat has finally returned to its former style and will break the waves all over the world. It is believed that this news has also made sailing enthusiasts feel refreshed.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
UdeAudemars Piguet became associated with sailing in 1985. At that time, the brand sponsored the UBS Swiss sailing team to participate in the Whitbread Trophy regatta. Since 2001, it has formed a long-term cooperative relationship with the Alinghi sailing team to compete for the America’s Cup award. As the Royal Oak Offshore series celebrates its 30th anniversary, Audemars Piguet has specially completed an Alinghi commemorative watch as a testimony of the brand’s years of cooperation with the Alinghi sailing team. And this year, the Royal Oak Offshore series has added another force, welcoming a number of noble and timeless black and white two-tone watches above fashion.
Panerai Luminor 1950
去年 Last year, Panerai launched a special model of the “Classical Sailing Challenge” —the 44-mm double-track classic sailing chronograph watch of Luminor 1950 Regatta Rattrapante, to commemorate the brand’s inextricable bond with the sea world. At this year’s Geneva watch fair, Panerai once again brought the Luminor Marina 1950 44mm three-day power watch model to the Luminor series. It has excellent durability and waterproof performance, making it easy for sailing enthusiasts to obtain accurate timing and speed data on the swaying ship.
Rolex Yacht-Master II
Most watch industry experts recognize Rolex and Omega as the two pioneers to promote the waterproof performance of watches, and Rolex’s founder Hans Wilsdorf is the earliest watchmaker who developed waterproof watches and won the praise of the public. Rolex’s Yacht-Master series ushered in the second representative model three years ago, and this series is exactly the designated watch for the ‘Trans-Atlantic Sailing Challenge’. Compared with the founding model, the design of the second representative model is closer to the professional needs of the regatta. It is equipped with a 10-minute countdown system, a two-way rotating outer ring, a triple-locked crown and an oyster strap, which is sufficient for any sea athlete Stringent requirements.
Omega Ploprof 1200m
Invited by the famous navigator and captain of the New Zealand Sailing Team, Peter Blake, Omega became a sponsor of the America’s Cup in 1995. In 2005, the brand assisted the female solo sailor Ellen MacArthur to complete the voyage around the world. At the same time, it has created a new achievement in single-person global navigation. This year, Omega is proud to present the new Ploprof 1200m coaxial diving watch, a new model of the classic Ploprof model. This watch is equipped with an 8500 coaxial movement, which has an amazing water resistance of 1200 meters. The bezel release security button, two-body case back, and mesh bracelet make it unique. The watch is suitable for long-distance navigation.
Compared to ordinary marine watches, the precision of sailing watches is better. For most water sports, a 100-meter water-resistant watch can usually meet the requirements, but professional sailing watches provide at least 200 meters of water-resistant performance. It also has a record of countdown time, moon phase profit and loss, tide rise Fall and other additional features.