Our Recommended Merchants To Buy Swiss Made Sailing Watches
As with most Swiss
watches, sailing watches offer their owners a wealth of functions and
features to explore and admire. This timepiece, used traditionally for
sailors and yachtsmen, is a great addition to any collector’s
assortment of watches.
When looking for a
good Swiss sailing watch, one should bear certain things in mind. If
you are a sailor (or a collector with particular tastes for
authenticity) then you would be wise to pick a watch that has a digital compass, a tide graph, and a barometer. These items are essential for all sailors and yachtsmen. You should also look out for watches that have thermometers as well.
For the yachting
enthusiast, a sailing racing watch complete with a timer is ideal for
recording race times and tide function. However, there are many other
aspects that you might want to consider when purchasing a Swiss sailing
A good sailing watch
will have an easy to read dial, as this is essential in yachting,
especially if you need to read the dial through sea water or river
spray. In addition to this, you may want a watch with a moon data function,
a long battery life (some of the better watches can last up to 18
months), and a backlight function (which will enable you to read the
watch in dark conditions).
But which of the many Swiss brands are the best when it comes to buying a sailing watch? Well, as always, Breitling, Rolex, and Tag Heuer sweep the board in terms of quality and intelligent design. In terms of functionality, Tissot T watches will give you the best value for your money.
Best Swiss Sailing Watches
Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master is my top choice when it comes to buying
a sailing watch. This self-winding timepiece has a Cyclops lens, a
sapphire crystal, and is sporty but elegant. However, they come in
pricey at around $20,000. The Rolex brand is now so popular that the
company’s ambassadors include top yachtsman Paul Cayard.
Breitling do a great sailing watch as well, which is called the Colt Oceane.
However, it should be noted that this is a ladies sailing competition
watch. Waterproof up to 1,650 feet and glare-proofed on both sides, the
Colt Oceane is an ideal choice for those who enjoy boating.
For the male buyer, Breitling do a very nice sailing watch in the form of the Chrono Superocean (which is also used as a dive watch.
This well-made chronograph is renowned for its impermeable structure
and is equipped with safety push-pieces, which ensure enhanced water
resistance and give effective protection against shocks.
My third choice would be the Tag Heuer Yacht watch (Link Searacer). This attractive watch retails for around $3,000 and is a testament to functional design and solid craftsmanship.
The watch has been developed by Tag Heuer
in conjunction with such great names in sailing as Chris Dickson and
Pierre Fehlmann. Amongst other things, it has the unique feature of
being able to recalibrate the countdown 1 minute before departure.
function, which is exclusive to Tag Heuer, allows the skipper to
re-adjust the watch once more in line with the official procedure,
which is announced by the committee boat. This helps the boat to get
off to the best possible start.
Tack & Gybe
This Swiss brand TNG (Tack and Gybe)
is infamous for making one of the best regatta watches in the world -
the Tornado Mk II. This fantastic watch features a count-down function
- with both visual and acoustic function. In addition to this, they
have faultless precision and are very durable. You can pick one up for
Finally, I would like to urge you to look at what Tissot T-Touch has to offer too in their T-series. It is equipped with a digital compass, a tide graph, and a barometer etc.
are many reasons to buy a sailing watch, but only one reason to buy a
Swiss one: if you want top quality. Swiss sailing watches are
intelligently designed, robust, yet handsome in appearance. In fact,
they are an all-round great buy.
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