8 Smart Watches for Serious Sailors
March 10, 2017
Fashion changes but style endures and what could be more stylish than an elegant sailing watch? More than just a fashion statement, a wristwatch is also a status symbol and a useful tool when you're on board a superyacht.
Whether you prefer a timepiece in polished metal or the finest leather, there is a model to suit your wrist and your lifestyle. We've put together a selection of 8 of the best watches on the market to help you find the perfect luxury accessory for your next charter.
The Omega Seamaster Planet collection was created for those who love the sea. The Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GMT GoodPlanet was inspired by Omega's rich maritime legacy and in collaboration with the GoodPlanet Foundation. Omega donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each Seamaster GoodPlanet to preserving natural marine resources in South East Asia. The beautiful rhodium-plated watch face has been designed to make it easy to read both above and below water and the orange and blue colour scheme was specially chosen to reflect the colours of the ocean. Available with an elegant stainless steel bracelet or a robust rubber strap, the Omega Seamaster GoodPlanet is a serious wristwatch with a great look and an even greater cause.
Famous for their iconic pocket knives, Swiss manufacturer Victorinox also has a fantastic range of luxury diving watches. The I.N.O.X. Professional Diver model is ideal for life at sea, an ISO 6425 certified diving watch, it features a count-up scale on the bezel and is clearly readable in all conditions. The I.N.O.X. Professional Diver is available in 4 different colours so you can easily match it to any outfit, and it combines Swiss technicality with a refined European design, the perfect combination for the modern sailor.
HYT is a newcomer to the watchmaking world, but this innovative young brand has been turning the market upside down with their hydro mechanical designs. For a wristwatch, which will keep everyone talking while you're on charter, check out their H3 collection. The H3 Titanium and Platinum is an incredible piece of engineering. The large rectangular face has no hands, instead it offers a linear portrayal of time, created from a combination of mechanical and liquid engineering. Thanks to its unique shape and cutting edge design, this is one watch which will make you stand out from the crowd.
German company Mühle-Glashütte have been quietly producing sophisticated nautical wristwatches for years. Their ProMare Lady model is one of the most beautiful sailing watches on the market today. The ProMare Lady watch was designed by Mühle-Glashütte to be precise, reliable and readable in any conditions with a tough waterproof strap and stainless steel finish. This may be a true sailor's watch but the delicate mother of pearl face and crystal hour stones mean you will also be able to wear it to any social occasion both on and off shore.
Harry Winston are known the world over for their luxurious products and their Ocean collection is nothing short of stunning. The Ocean Chronograph model with its unique Zalium case is a sports version of the iconic Ocean line. You'll love the timeless design and rugged rubber strap which make this watch ideal for taking part in water sports during your charter. Harry Winston offers a choice of light or dark cases and the Ocean Chronograph is water resistant up to 200 metres, making it the perfect choice for diving enthusiasts.
Louis Vuitton has been synonymous with luxury travel for many years and their LV Fifty-Five 36 model was designed with world travellers in mind. Made from polished stainless steel and available with either a leather or metal bracelet, the LV Fifty-Five 36 is a unisex watch which will appeal to you if you're after a classic design with a touch of extravagance for your next charter.
Known as the master of ocean race timing, a wristwatch from Richard Mille is a serious status symbol amongst sailing enthusiasts. The legendary RM 015 model was inspired by the luxurious yachts designed by Perini Navi of Italy and many elements of this dazzling watch were influenced by the visual elements of the Perini Navi boats. Finished in 18kt gold or white gold and featuring a Perini Navi Cup yacht club flag, this watch is the ultimate in sophistication for sailing fans.
Perhaps the most famous yachting watch in the world, the Rolex Yacht-Master is always in style. Opt for the Yacht-Master 40 in steel and platinum for a truly superior wristwatch. The Yacht-Master was designed by Rolex for sailors, and the distinctive blue face and broad hands combined with the high-precision mechanical movement make the Yacht-Master 40 a watch to remember. Wear it on deck or in the yacht club, dress it up for dinner or down for a day at your private beach club, the Yacht-Master 40 is the quintessential accessory for life at sea.
Once you've found the perfect sailing watch, the next step is chartering a luxury superyacht to show it off. Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to browse our fabulous selection of superyachts for charter.