The 4 Best Luxury Sailing Watches Available

by TimeOnYourHand

Many luxury watchmakers create timepiece collections to represent certain lifestyles. Here's a look at the 4 best sailing men's luxury watches on the market today.

A number of luxury watchmakers create collections of timepieces that represent a certain lifestyle and appeal to a particular group of people. Whether it's racing, diving or yachting, these timepieces reflect a high-end lifestyle and are truly a masterpiece to behold. This collection of sailing watches from Audemars Piguet, Rolex, Hublot and Zenith are examples of the best sailing men's luxury watches available today.

1. Zenith Captain Chronograph

This Zenith is an excellent choice for a sailing or yachting enthusiast as it offers a timeless style with a nautical design that appeals to fans of the water. The Zenith Captain Chronograph features the Zenith El Primero automatic movement, which is considered one of the most reliable and accurate chronographs on the market. It has 326 separate components with 31 jewels and a unique Cotes de Geneve design. The brown alligator leather strap is a nice touch that is reminiscent of vintage nautical watches yet it is paired with a sleek and modern face.

2. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver

Audemars Piguet watches are truly a masterpiece and this watch represents a clear choice for anyone who enjoys some diving as well as sailing. This watch is water resistant up to 300 meters, which makes it perfect for scuba diving, snorkeling or swimming. While it's a popular diver's watch, it's sleek design and features means it performs well with non-divers as well. The sturdy design of this timepiece makes it very resistant to pressure, shock, and magnetic forces. Like all watches from this legendary watchmaker, it's also popular with those seeking used luxury watches and retains its value well.

3. Hublot Oceanographic Watch

These limited edition watches, of which only 500 were made, have many of the same features as the Audemars Piguet above. This watch is one of the most water resistant available and can withstand immersion up to 4,000 meters or just over 13,000 feet. This water resistance is due to many additional features designed for diving enthusiasts, including a 6.5mm sapphire crystal able to withstand intense pressure, a helium valve for escaping gasses and a built-in dive time indicator. Each crown on the watch is also screwed in place with an o-ring seal for ultimate water protection.

4. Rolex Yacht Master

Finally, the Rolex Yacht Master Collection features a number of excellent watches designed especially for yachting. Designed for professional sailors, the 40mm Yacht Master includes mechanical memory and a programmable countdown feature to synchronize the beginning of each regatta. It's also water resistant up to 100 meters. When it comes to used luxury watches on the secondhand market, the Yacht Master is one of the most sought-after collections.

Top 4 Luxury Sailing Watches

Rolex Yachtmaster
Rolex Yachtmaster
Hublot Oceanographic
Hublot Oceanographic
Zenith Captain
Zenith Captain
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver

Which luxury sailing watch is your favorite?

Updated: 08/22/2012, TimeOnYourHand
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