Comparatif Sports Watches
Elegant and robust, sports watches these days tend to be made of steel, or sometimes titanium, from the case to the bracelet. Bezels are often accented with ceramic and/or a contrasting colour. Let’s get into the details
A true sports watch has to be more than just robust. It must also be on-trend and beautiful to look at. Its urban styling demands metal for the case and bracelet, and a good-looking and useful bezel. The addition of artfully contrasting colours and materials turn it into a professional tool, with 0 to 60-minute graduations for diving, a tachymeter scale for motor racing, or the numbers 1 to 24, combined with a central hand, for a GMT function.
TAG Heuer : CHF 1,800
This high-quality entry-level watch punches well above its weight. Its supremely readable dial is a nod to car dashboards, and the black PVD push-pieces and winding crown match the bezel, which is engraved with a tachymeter scale for calculating average speed.
Carrera Formula One in steel, black PVD steel bezel, 43 mm diameter, quartz chronograph movement with date window, steel bracelet.
Carrera Formula One © TAG Heuer
Longines : CHF 2,850
This watch offers excellent value for money for fashionable globe-trotters. Its assertive vintage styling, with a khaki bezel and brown dial, is combined with a strong aesthetic and a useful second time zone function supplied by a central hand.
Spirit Zulu Time, green ceramic bezel, 42 mm diameter, automatic movement with date window and second time zone, steel bracelet.
Spirit Zulu Time © Longines
Montblanc : CHF 2,995
This stunning new timepiece is equally at home in the snow and underwater. The rotating bezel makes it a true dive watch, with its engraved 0 to 60 minute scale for dive time calculations and decompression stops. The superb charcoal dial has a unique finish reminiscent of ice crystals, making it a perfect companion for the mountains too.
1858 Iced Sea in steel, green ceramic bezel, 41 mm diameter, automatic movement with date window, steel bracelet.
1858 Iced Sea © Montblanc
Omega : CHF 5,400
Originally launched in 1993, this dive watch is back in centre stage. This version comes with a dark green dial decorated with a wave motif, matching the colour of the unidirectional rotating bezel made from polished ceramic, with graduations from 0 to 60 in white grand feu enamel.
Seamaster Diver 300 M in steel, green ceramic bezel, 42 mm diameter, automatic movement with date window, steel bracelet.
Seamaster Diver 300 M © Omega
Breitling : CHF 7,900
This dive watch, relaunched in 2017 to celebrate the watchmaker’s 60th anniversary, is a genuine professional tool, flawlessly executed. The dial is perfectly balanced, the blue of the bezel lustrous, and the Milanese mesh bracelet is as comfortable as it is handsome.
Super Ocean Heritage II in steel, blue ceramic bezel, 44 mm diameter, automatic chronograph movement with date window, steel bracelet.
Super Ocean Heritage II © Breitling
Rolex : CHF 8,700
The Submariner, launched in 1953, was the first diving wristwatch with a depth rating of 100 metres. It duly became an icon, traversing the subsequent decades with minimal changes, while acquiring incremental updates such as the ceramic bezel and a new diameter.
Submariner in steel, black ceramic bezel, 41 mm diameter, automatic movement, steel bracelet.
Submariner © Rolex
Jaeger-LeCoultre : CHF 13,100
The Polaris collection encapsulates Jaeger-LeCoultre’s sporting vision. Among the various different models available is this automatic chronograph with self-winding manufacture calibre. Fine mechanics drive a very fine watch that is at home in a variety of settings, from the most elegant to the most extreme.
Polaris in steel, blue lacquered bezel, 42 mm diameter, automatic chronograph movement, steel bracelet.
Polaris © Jaeger-LeCoultre
Blancpain : CHF 16,805
This superb chronograph with flyback function is the descendant of one of the world’s most famous dive watches, the Fifty Fathoms, the first to be watertight to a depth of 300 metres. The most salient feature of this model is its case and bracelet made not from steel, but titanium.
Bathyscaphe Fifty Fathoms in titanium, grey ceramic bezel, 43 mm diameter, automatic chronograph movement with date window, titanium bracelet.
Bathyscaphe Fifty Fathoms © Blancpain
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