H2 Alinghi on the wrist of HYT CEO Gregory Dourde

You Are There: HYT, Alinghi, And The Extreme Sailing Series In Lisbon

Wind rushing through your hair. Sun kissing your face. Refreshing water beads cooling you off. Sailing can be somewhat addictive, especially in gorgeous locations like Lisbon, Portugal. But perhaps not quite as addictive as the timepieces that HYT has created to honor its sailing partner, Alinghi: the H2 and H4 Alinghi editions.

Wayde van Niekerk wearing the Richard Mille RM 27-02 Rafael Nadal on his right wrist (photo courtesy Matteo Pittini)

Olympic Gold Medalist And Richard Mille Ambassador Wayde Van Niekerk Talks Watches And Competition

Wayde van Niekerk had barely had time to catch his breath since his astounding Olympic win and new world record in the 400-meter race at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Soon after the Olympics, van Niekerk found himself in Paris on a beautiful early fall day with Richard Mille . . . and me.

A member of Oracle Team USA wearing the Bremont Regatta OTUSA model (photo courtesy Sam Greenfield)

You Are There: Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series In Toulon With Official Timer Bremont

Bremont kindly invited me to spend the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series race weekend in Toulon. We could hardly have gotten a better weekend for it and I got to wear the attractive and functional new Regatta AC model Bremont made in honor of the America’s Cup.

Rebellion T-1000 on the wrist of case designer Eric Giroud, who was handing it here for the first time

The Rebellion T-1000: Endurance Racing On The Wrist

Rebellion captures all the racing experience of its endurance teams and puts it into its watches. The T-1000 is a perfect example: a chain-driven behemoth of a wristwatch with six spring barrels providing more than 1,000 hours of power. The watch is a technical spectacle and the time-display rollers in the center of the watch grab your attention.

Michael Phelps’s personal Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer Chronograph as photographed in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympic Games

The Omega Watches Of Michael Phelps, The Most Successful Olympian. Ever.

American swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history, now having won 23 gold medals. In addition, he is an Omega ambassador and has been since 2004, a longstanding partnership. What watches did he wear during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro? You can find out here.

Wayde van Niekerk wearing a Richard Mille as he wins and sets a new world record in the 400 meter final at Rio 2016

Richard Mille On 4 Athletes’ Wrists At The 2016 Rio Olympics

As a sports fan, I have been keeping track of what’s going on at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. What has really caught my eye thus far is the fact that there have been four athletes wearing a wristwatch while competing in their various events . . . and all four are wearing Richard Mille timepieces.

Alexia Masseron (far right),“Mademoiselle Diane par Longines,” most elegantly matched her outfit to the steel-and-diamonds Longines DolceVita she received; Eddie Peng and jury president former Miss France Sophie Thalmann awarded it to her

You Are There: The 167th Prix De Diane Longines In Chantilly, France

Horse racing is really about elegance – the way the animals move as they gallop, the dressed up day out for the spectators, and of course the hats. For many at Chantilly, the day is more about fashion in the grandstands than the jockeys and fillies giving it their all on the track.

Seiko World Time and Enicar F45 Incabloc chronograph , Lot 562 in Julien’s Auctions "Pelé: The Collection" auction

Julien’s Auctions Timepieces Belonging To Brazilian Soccer Superstar Pelé

Pelé, now 70, is considered the greatest soccer player to ever have lived. With the European Cup 2016 just weeks from its start at this time, what better time is there for Julien’s to stage this auction? And, truly, some soccer fans are going to make very lucky finds here.

The Artemis Racing America's Cup sailing team, which is sponsored by Ulysse Nardin, training in Bermuda

Understanding The America’s Cup’s Fascination With Time

The America’s Cup, the world’s oldest international sporting trophy, first became a serious topic in the world of watches back in 2003, when Audemars Piguet became the partner of Cup challenger ‘Alinghi.’ In this thirty-fifth edition of the America’s Cup, we see a number of watch brands involved aside from principal sponsor, Louis Vuitton. Beginning with Ulysse Nardin, the timing partner of Artemis Racing.

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Regatta Flyback Chrono Titanio (Reference PAM 526), released in 2013, is a real head-turner

Dramatic Scenery On And Off The Wrist: Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge At British Classic Week

I have been an admirer of Panerai since the late 1990s, so getting a chance to go out to the Isle of Wight for the British Classic Week in Cowes, where Panerai is the time partner for the Classic Yachts Challenge, was a fantastic experience. I had the chance to see and photograph a number of recent Panerai releases in their natural habitat over the race weekend.