Kick-off with a cannon-blast: A taste of regatta watches from the Market
Flying, diving or racing – for each of these activities, there’s a corresponding timepiece with functions specific to the discipline. Sailing watches must be robust, easily readable, operable with cold hands, and of course, waterproof. Most important during a regatta, however, is timing the complicated start intervals correctly – and a classic regatta watch can help the skipper execute the perfect arrival with consummate style to match. The Rolex Yacht-Master is an obvious choice, but Panerai, Omega and Heuer have also brought some colour to the market over the years. They could also prove their worth in terms of collectability in the future – so it might be worth dipping into our pool of regatta watches, even if you’re no more than a bathtub captain?