Navigation watches play an important role for those who wear them on their wrist, they become faithful companions regardless of whether the reason for sailing on the high seas is for sport, adventure or work.
These watches often have other functionalities in addition to telling the time, not only do they have a stopwatch, but also incorporate other useful components for navigation.
“Life at Sea is Tastier if you Count on the Navigation Watches”.
We modify this popular phrase a little, because it is a great reality that, although sailing is divine, it can also become a risk if you do not have the right tools.
Not in vain another popular saying goes:
“In calm sea we are all captains”.
and it is clear that nature is unpredictable, so we must be prepared to avoid adversity.
Part of that preparation is having a good navigational watch, which helps to accomplish specific tasks when exploring the seas.
The marine chronometer changed our lives!
Before going on to comment on today’s navigation watches, it is necessary to digress a little to give a few facts about the marine chronometer.
This instrument is nothing more than a mechanical watch that allows to measure time with high levels of precision.
It was originally designed to operate on board ships at sea and its function was based on monitoring time with the accuracy required to become a portable time standard.
In this way, the determination of the geographical longitude of the ship was achieved by comparing the local time and making certain astronomical calculations.
Already during the 20th century, electronic guidance systems and GPS arrived to cover this task that was vital for a long time.
Currently the term “chronometer” is used for watches that meet specific precision standards.
5 Watches for Offshore Sailing.
1.Rolex Sailing Watches: Yacht Master II.
Neither the brand nor the watch needs too much introduction… Right?
the Rolex Yacht Master has a history of more than 50 years and represents the true spirit of the yachtsman.
In particular, the Yacht Master II is a robust watch with guaranteed watertightness, designed to withstand the roughness of the high seas during sailing or water sports.
It has an exclusive mechanical function, which is the programmable countdown from 10 to 1 minute, ideal for positioning yourself in the starting sequence when participating in classic regattas.
This programming is achieved by the rotating bezel and the countdown is started by pressing the pushbuttons.
In turn, it has been provided with automatic winding caliber 4161 and power reserve is 72 hours and the balance beats at 28,800 vibrations/hour.
3. Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Transat Classique 47 mm
The Regatta collection is one of the most emblematic of this brand born in 2000 and is one of the great favorites of the Panerai catalog.
From the beginning the first Regatta came to break the traditional aesthetic molds and although it has evolved, those who follow the track can identify from afar the classic details of this model.
This family includes the
Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta
which was launched to commemorate the 2019 Transat Classique Regatta.
This is an extreme competition for classic yachts comprising 3,000 miles held in Lanzarote,
Only 150 pieces were made of this model, which has a countdown function to measure the minutes and seconds before the start of a competition.
What makes these navigation watches so special?
It is equipped with a tachymeter scale that indicates the speed, additionally has a wonderful titanium case of 47 millimeters in diameter and automatic manufacture caliber P.9100/R.
It has a flyback chronograph with a 72-hour power reserve and stunning aesthetic details.
It highlights the blue dial with Arabic numerals and the hour hands are luminescent, the strap is dark blue rubber and to make clear its origin has the Panerai logo.
Franck Muller’s Navigation Clocks.
Franck Muller is a brand that has been with us since 1980 and has become a great reference for beautiful finishes and disruptive designs.
Their models are bold, so when the market was dominated by round watches, they introduced a curved body tonneau in 3 dimensions.
In fact, the tonneau shape is one of the most representative silhouettes of the brand to which the Vanguard Yachting Anchor sailing watch belongs.
This navigation watch is the equivalent of a good ship, highlighted by shades ranging from the deep blue of the sea to a rose that adorns the dial.
The Vanguard collection displays a pure aesthetic that is distinguished by numbers that are hand-polished appliqués.
With a strap integrated inside the case that allows to reaffirm its curves, it is generally a captivating sports watch.
4.Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer” by IWC Schaffhausen
IWC Schaffhausen created a model that truly honors the yachts, it is a sailing watch with stainless steel case whose edition is limited to only 1000 pieces.
It evokes the sporty attitude of a crew in a competition and is the ideal companion for a regatta.
Silver dial with luminescence, black rubber strap with alligator leather padding and other details that make it a great navigation watch:
- It has a stop function for hours, minutes and seconds.
- It has totalizers of the hours and minutes integrated in a counter at 12 o’clock.
- Flyback function.
- Indication of the date.
5. Seamaster Aqua Terra, the Omega Navigation Watch.
On Seamaster Aqua Terra is ideal for those who like the classic style and something more sober, but still functional.
Characterized by horizontal lines reminiscent of yacht decks, it is a balanced design, consisting of a 41.5 mm case and noble steel that is unified with the bracelet of the same material.
The certified chronometer features the OMEGA Master Co-Axial caliber 8500, which is resistant to magnetic fields of more than 15,000 gauss.
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