Recently, Hublot joined hands with the Chinese yacht club to organize the Fang Hongzhou International Yacht Club, which was so popular at the beginning of the year. Like other marine sports, the yachting industry is getting more and more attention from emerging wealthy people, and it has become a more prominent category than golf and equestrian. The cooperation between watches and this industry has gradually begun to increase. Of course, many brands have also established long-term cooperation with some sailing and yachting competitions. Now let’s take a look at which watch brands have launched related watch styles before.
Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3-Day Power Flyback Chronograph
This is Panerai’s first watch equipped with functions dedicated to the nautical world. The newly launched P.9100 / R movement is equipped with a regatta countdown function, which is specially created for the countdown of classic sailing competitions. Press the chronograph stop / start button at 10 o’clock and the relevant hands start to rotate. The 8 o’clock button is used to stop the chronograph operation and reset all chronograph hands to zero. The outer edge of the dial is not only printed with a 15-minute scale for the countdown to the start of the race, the last five minutes are highlighted in orange, but also equipped with a speed scale in nautical miles to measure the speed of the sailing boat within a certain distance.
Athens Monaco Limited Edition Watch
The Monaco Limited Edition watch is a marine astronomical watch, limited to 100 pieces worldwide. Each watch is individually engraved with unique collection value. The special water blue dial is printed with a nautical pattern, which contains the essence of the ocean, and is crafted for people of different temperaments. The Monaco limited edition watch uses a titanium and stainless steel case, is equipped with the self-developed UN-118 self-winding basic movement, and is built with the new DiamonSil technology. The watch has its own oscillator and patented spring, a 60-hour power reserve display; a 100-meter water-resistant case; an oversized second hand display; a calendar window display at 6 o’clock; and Athens’s famous simple date fast-forward and backward function .
Tag Heuer 500M Calibre 72 Countdown Automatic Chronograph
TAG Heuer Calibre 72 watch will use the countdown function to display key minutes such as 5, 10 or 15 minutes before starting, color them out, until the start of the race. The perforated hour and minute hands allow competitors to read the countdown window in the blink of an eye. The TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M Calibre 72 countdown chronograph shows time in color and helps players win the crown. It is the top sailing timer in Swiss watches.
豪 This TAG Heuer has a water-resistant depth of 500 meters: Proof of superior waterproof performance and strict production standards and product inspections provide a reliable guarantee. Fluorescent hands and hour markers are hand-applied to ensure that they can be clearly distinguished in the dark or underwater. Small seconds at 9 o’clock. Dial with horizontal line effect decoration. 10 o’clock position. Automatic helium valve. Diamond-shaped hands. One-way rotating ceramic bezel: hollow out, minute and hour hands. The stopwatch minute chronograph dial is manually assembled with an hourly date at 12 o’clock and an angled calendar window with a magnifying glass. This Tag Heuer watch is equipped with the TAG Heuer Calibre 72 automatic movement. Diameter 30.0 mm (13 law minutes); 51 rubies; quick calendar adjustment; balance wheel frequency, 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz); power reserve of about 40 hours; hour, minute and small seconds at 3 o’clock The minute counter at 9 o’clock; the hour counter at 6 o’clock; the central seconds hand at 12 o’clock; the minute countdown at 12 o’clock; the calendar window; the finely frosted rotor, engraved with ‘TAG Heuer Calibre 72 Swiss Made’.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II
At the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Fair 2013, Rolex launched the new Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II watch. This groundbreaking regatta chronograph was launched in 2007. For the first time, the new Yacht-Master II watch uses 904L stainless steel and is equipped with a blue ceramic ring. Designed for professional sailors and yacht lovers, this watch perfectly embodies Rolex’s expertise in precision, function and reliability. The Yacht-Master II watch has a unique Rolex-developed function: it can set the countdown from 1 to 10 minutes, and through the built-in mechanical memory function, reset the countdown with the same time limit. After the countdown is started, it can be precisely adjusted at any time according to the official countdown. The countdown function ideally meets the need for precise timing at critical moments before the start of the regatta. Although technically complicated, it is very easy to use: the countdown can be set by rotating the outer ring with RING COMMAND. The RING COMMAND outer ring was developed by Rolex and constitutes a new interactive interface between the outer ring and the movement.
AmboLouis Vuitton TamburTwin Chrono
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Louis Vuitton Cup, Louis Vuitton has specially launched a watch with an exclusive and innovative movement for the “Rivalry” format: the Tambor Twin Chrono. The time difference between the two times can be displayed on the dial. This innovative technology was designed and manufactured by La Fabrique du Temps, a fine watchmaking workshop owned by Louis Vuitton, and is regarded as an important milestone in the history of chronographs. This innovation is achieved through a movement consisting of four independent power mechanisms, three of which are specifically designed to support dual timing functions. The biggest challenge facing technology is to ensure the perfect synchronization of the four power units in motion, so as to ensure the simultaneous or continuous start and stop of the dual timing function. From the transparent case back, you can see this exquisite mechanical structure developed over four years. The power mechanism for the dual chronograph function uses a manual clockwork mechanical movement, which can be wound manually by a crown at 4 o’clock, decorated with a boat-shaped engraving. The power unit for displaying the hours and minutes is an automatic movement, and the time display can be adjusted using the crown at 2 o’clock (with Louis Vuitton acronym LV engraving).
限量 Omega Seamaster Series ‘New Zealand Chiefs’ Limited Watch
米 Omega has long supported the excellent sailing players of the New Zealand Chiefs (ETNZ). To celebrate the participation of the New Zealand Chiefs in the world’s top event, the America’s Cup Regatta in San Francisco in 2013, Omega Glory has released a limited edition diving watch for the New Zealand Chiefs in the hippocampus. The Omega Seamaster ‘New Zealand Chiefs’ limited edition diving watch uses a black matte dial with a red seconds scale track on the bezel. The central hour and minute hands are hollowed out and equipped with a central chronograph second hand. Small seconds dial at 9 o’clock. The 30-minute chronograph small dial at 3 o’clock uses red hands, a striking red bezel and a five-minute countdown to the regatta. The 12-hour chronograph dial at 6 o’clock also uses red hands with a calendar window below.
Kunlun Admiral’sCup Admiral Cup AC-ONE45 Regatta watch
The new AC-One 45 regatta watch inherits the classic characteristics of the Admiral’s Cup since the advent of the Admiral’s Cup series in 1960, and at the same time embodies the three main tenets of Kunlun watch creation for the series: Combining high creative technology with traditional watchmaking skills, reflecting the brand’s connection with the maritime community, and unique designs with strong brand colors. The watch is equipped with a jumping countdown function of 0 to 10 minutes. The aperture-type countdown display is clear and easy to read. It also has a 12-hour timekeeping function to meet the needs of the regatta.
The unique countdown function of the watch allows players to play more freely in the game. Before the sound signal of the first regatta is issued, players can set the countdown function of 0 to 10 minutes progressively through the crown according to the standards or regulations of the regatta, and then press the button to start the countdown before the competition . Set the aperture-type countdown display indicated by the red arrow at 3 o’clock. When the countdown is set to 10 minutes, the red arrow indication will jump to the 9-minute digital display after 60 seconds; and when jumping to the 0-minute digital display That is, the last sound signal sounded, and at the same time, it officially started the game. This movement is specially designed for the regatta, allowing players to set the countdown time of the first and last sound signal before the start of the race, so that time is in their hands.
Zenith ElPrimero Stratos Thebault Special Edition
Although Zenith El Primero is not a professional marine sailing watch, this Zenith El Primero Stratos Thebault Special Edition is a watch specially launched for the research and development activities of environmental explorer Alain Thebault’s Hydrotere. The Hydroptere is currently the fastest non-powered sailing boat in the world per nautical mile. This watch is made of Alchron with a diameter of 45.5 mm. It is equipped with an El Primero self-winding movement and has a tenth of a second function.