Sports watches are popular timepieces for the active and adventurous lifestyle. They are more robust than a dress watch, meaning they are perfect not just for sports, but for every day wear. Materials such as rubber, and metals like stainless steel are often used for their straps and casings and so are perfect for strong sports watches that are also easy to clean. Features like stopwatches, bright displays or luminescent hands for better time viewing, and long battery lives also help to take sports watches from fashionable to functional. A good proportion of sports watches are water resistant, and their accuracy is second to none.
We have rounded up some of our most popular sports watches in this article.
Ulysse Nardin Nemo Diver X
A timepiece for the Everest of the Seas – Nemo Point; the location in the ocean that is farthest from land, is the inspiration for this timepiece from Ulysse Nardin. The Diver X Nemo Point limited edition has an instantly recognizable “X” on the face and the geographical coordinates of Nemo Point as well as the route of the Vendée Globe race are stamped on the back of each watch. The case of each Ulysse Nardin timepiece is individually numbered on the side and this Diver X Nemo Point limited edition is presented on a fabric strap. The collection embodies Ulysee Nardin’s ethos- ‘We xplore, we xsite, we xist’. It is an ideal watch to add to any sports enthusiasts collection!
TAG Heuer Connected
The TAG Heuer Connected watch is a unique combination of the refinement and elegance of a chronograph-inspired timepiece crafted in the purest watchmaking tradition, with a state of-the-art, custom-designed digital experience geared towards performance. This TAG Heuer Connected watch offers a total-black look as well as an ultra-light titanium 45mm case. Designed with the most advanced materials: Grade 2 titanium DLC case, micro-blasted ceramic bezel, steel crown and buttons, this piece is robust and versatile. The rubber strap is closed by a black clasp and the watch sits comfortably on the wrist. It is perfect for athletes, particularly those who like to swim, as it is water resistant up to 50m! The TAG Heuer Connected watch is at the service of your best performance.
Santos de Cartier with interchangeable straps
The Santos de Cartier watch is the perfect piece for every day, or sports. The bezel and case are made from cool steel, and an ADLC coating. ADLC, or amorphous diamond-like carbon, is applied at a temperatue of 200 degrees Celsius making it extremely hard, smooth, and more resistant to scratches, finger prints and corrosion. It’s an extraordinary invention, and this combined with the extra large size of this piece makes for a stylish and masculine watch. It also boasts the addition of a nickel phosphorous escapement, making the mechanical movement much less susceptible to magnetism as well as being enclosed in a soft-iron cage. The black dial makes for a great aesthetic, and the black steel sword-shaped hands with luminescent material and sapphire crystal ensures the piece is every bit as iconic. There are two straps available, one in rubber with real rivets to match the bezel, the second in black leather with a steel folding buckle. Both bracelets are fitted with Cartier’s “QuickSwitch” interchangeable system making it easy and elevating the watch to another level. A must have piece for all.
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