Immerse yourself in the Olympics with these sailor watches


As if the past 12 months hadn’t been surreal enough, last year’s Olympic Games opened today in Tokyo. The irony is that, despite the delayed start of the Games themselves, perfect timing is crucial in so many Olympic sports, where a new world record can be set in the 100th of a second. “Accuracy is paramount in timing and athletics,” says Raynald Aeschlimann, CEO of Omega, which has been the official timekeeper of the world’s largest sporting event at nearly every Games since 1932.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Tokyo 2020, 42mm, steel and ceramic with automatic movement, water resistant to 300m, £ 4,820, omegawatches.com.

The Swiss watchmaker is celebrating the later-than-ever opening of Tokyo by revisiting the Seamaster, his classic diver’s watch, in a palette of white, blue and red that pays an elegant tribute to this year’s Tokyo logo.

Tag Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300, 43mm, steel with automatic movement, water resistant to 300m, £ 2,500, tagheuer.com.

Dive watches of course require not only precise timing, but also a high level of water resistance and ruggedness, to withstand the pressure of going under deep water. Tag Heuer has a heritage of oceanic timepieces dating back to 1895, when Heuer produced its first waterproof case. The brand made its first specific diving watch 40 years ago, and has now given its signature diving collection, the Aquaracer, an elegant makeover for 2021. ”said Frédéric Arnault, CEO of Tag Heuer.

So whether you’re diving deep or just taking a quick dip in the pool, you choose a dive watch for its functionality – but it goes without saying that you also want a nice rugged appearance. Just keep in mind which case size is right for your wrist (dive watches can be large to hold all of their bells and whistles), and make sure you take it off for your shower or bath, as the Moisture can wreak havoc even with a water resistant watch.

Read on to find out the rest of Voguethe water-resistant sideburns of, from the warm bronze of Tudor’s latest Black Bay Fifty-Eight, to the pastel pink of Chanel’s new J12, and the affordable chic of Hamilton’s Khaki Navy Scuba Quartz, to the ultimate luxury of the cult diamond. decked out Patek Nautilus. Let’s dive in.

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