Omega timing bobsleigh start

Omega And Olympic Sports Timing (Archive)

Right now the world turns its collective eyes to what is perhaps the one event that, despite political and social issues, has the power to unite: the Olympic Games. And not only in our little world of ticks and tocks does the world take note that one of the main sponsors is the watch brand Omega. Here is a brief overview of how Omega times the Games.

Close up look at the shock-absorbingcables tensioning the components in the Richard Mille RM 53-01 Pablo Mac Dough

Richard Mille RM 53-01 Pablo Mac Donough: A Timepiece Warrior Persians Would Have Appreciated

As the basis for an ultra-light, ultra-shock-resistant watch, you could do far worse than TPT Carbon, but the outside case is just the beginning for the Richard Mille RM 53-01. Inside, the movement is something out of industrial engineering handbooks. And that’s important because it is engineered to be worn on the polo field, where one of the most brutal sports around is played.

Pre-selected Sports watches for the 2016 GPHG above clockwise from top left: Grand Seiko The Hi-Beat 36000 Professional 600m Diver’s, Hublot Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph, MB&F Horological Machine No7 Aquapod, Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition 100, Tudor Pelagos LHD, and Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta

Quill & Pad’s Predictions In The Sports Category Of The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve

A lot of great sports watches came out this year, many of which were able to break the mold of what a sports watch should look like or can do. This is vital for the industry as it retains the attention of potential buyers and shows that there is still creativity in one of the most popular watch segments. See what our panel thinks of the shortlisted watches in the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève’s Sports category.

Fire Fly by Antoine Preziuso

Antoine Preziuso (Independent Watchmaker), Antonella Joannou (Dressage Champion), Dandy (Horse), And Fire Fly (Watch)

My life revolves around the usually disparate worlds of fine watchmaking and looking after equines; two universes that are so different it’s difficult to imagine how they might intersect. Yet intersect they did in the most unusual and entertaining way thanks to Antoine Preziuso and a Swiss dressage champion.

Foiling With Armin Strom In Mallorca And Why Watch Brands Sponsor Sailing Events Like The America’s Cup

On a recent trip to Palma de Mallorca with Armin Strom, I learned just how exciting and addictive foiling a racing catamaran is as well as why sponsoring a sailing team makes financial and marketing sense for the right type of high-end watch brand.

wristshot: Richard Mille RM27-02 RN on the wrist of Raphael Nadal

Richard Mille RM 27-02 For Rafael Nadal: The Quintessential Sports Tourbillon (Archive)

The quintessential sports tourbillon, the Richard Mille RM 027 RN, officially debuted at the 2010 French Open on the wrist of that year’s champion, Rafael Nadal. It was specifically created to stand up to the punishment of the tennis court. Now Richard Mille introduces the RM 27-02, which is even more high-tech, mechanically resistant, and expensive than the first edition. Read on to find out why.

Martina Navratilova wearing Avantitst Navratilova watch

Avantist Launches A Watch Containing A Piece Of String From Martina Navratilova’s Wimbledon-Winning 1987 Racquet

Young tech entrepreneur Keeran Janin’s Avantist has made a luxury wristwatch containing a piece of string from Martina Navratilova’s Wimbledon-Winning 1987 racquet, and it is an attractive proposition.

Seiko Astron Novak Djokovic Limited Edition SSE143

Serving An Ace: Novak Djokovic’s Limited Edition Seiko Astron SSE143

As Wimbledon 2017 gets underway, I felt the need to write about the Seiko Astron that tennis ace Novak Djokovic is currently sporting. Seiko created the SSE143 special edition model in celebration of Djokovic’s career Grand Slam, and it offers a number of fun tennis details.

Artemis Racing Skipper Nathan Outteridge wearing his Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta

Ulysse Nardin CEO Patrik Hoffmann Discusses An Incredible 2017 With America’s Cup, Artemis Racing, SIHH . . . And That’s Just The First 6 Months!

During the final weekend of the America’s Cup finals in Bermuda, where Emirates Team New Zealand won the Auld Mug by defeating two-time winner Oracle Team USA, I had the chance to sit down with Ulysse Nardin’s CEO Patrik Hoffmann for a chat about 2017. Even though Ulysse Nardin’s team, Artemis Racing, had already bowed out in the semifinals of the world’s most prestigious sailing competition life seems to be smooth sailing for the brand.

Bremont AC-R-II

Bremont’s Final Watch Duo For The 2017 America’s Cup: AC35 And AC-R-II

As the 35th America’s Cup rolls into the final month of its third year – by the end of June 2017 the competition will finally have a winner – Bremont introduces its third set of watches styled specifically in honor of the world’s oldest international sporting trophy.