The Best Performance Timepieces for Yachtsmen

Posted April 15, 2022 in Watches & Jewelry by Doug Gollan

Whether you are pushing your boundaries or exploring new territories, these high-performance and unique timepieces are made to make your mission a success.

Richard Mille

Richard Mille watch

Richard Mille’s RM-35-03 Automatic Rafael Nadal, “The Butterfly Effect” brings a patented innovation – its namesake butterfly rotor – that enables you to control the movement’s winding speed in concert with how you choose to push your boundaries. Consider it your own version of four-wheel drive on your wrist, ready for when you wish to explore new trails.


Breitling watch

The beloved Navitimer celebrates its 70th anniversary with a new look. Designed to perform necessary flight calculations, Breitling reunites with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, to once again celebrate their shared legacy in the iconic pilots’ watch.


IWC watch

For plotting your next adventure, the IWC Top Gun Pilot’s Watch adds the house’s first creation with a Ceratanium bracelet – a titanium alloy that is 30% lighter than steel. Since you are moving fast, The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar features easy time zone changes so you won’t be distracted. Accuracy means your timepiece will deviate by just one day after 577.5 years.


Zenith watch

Inspired by the Japanese manga and anime series, The Chronomaster Revival A384 Lupin the Third – Final Edition completes this limited edition by combining dials from the two prior special pieces. A semi-glossy black dial with grey counters and golden markers and hands joins a white dial with black counters. An engraving of expert marksman and adventurer Daisuke Jigen can be seen through its sapphire case back.

Ulysse Nardin

“Exploration is nothing but everything,” says watchmaker Ulysse Nardin of the 330-component Blast Hourstriker. This innovation moves the chiming mechanism to the dial side to provide even higher quality output. Based on the new UN-621 caliber, it is the house’s first in-house automatic striking manufacture movement. More than that, it is powered by a flying tourbillon equipped with a variable-inertia balance wheel, a silicon hairspring, anchor and escape wheel.

Ulysse Nardin’s ultra-design version of one of its historical astronomical complications: the Moonstruck, hosed in the geometrical case of a Blast.

Parmigiani Fleurier

Pocket watches have been a necessary accomplice of explorers and invaders since the 16th century, and Parmigiani Fleurier celebrates its 25th anniversary with this one-of-a-kind 64mm La Rose Carrée in white gold. The original movement was made by legendary watchmaker Louis-Elisée Piguet around 1898 and, after careful restoration, powers this rare find. Every 15 minutes it chimes the number of quarters. It also chimes the number of hours, quarters and minutes on demand.

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