Watches can be the embodiment of finely balanced mechanical complexities, precision and style. They can symbolise not just a refined and sophisticated taste, but also appreciation for specific technical achievements and design aesthetics. Sports watches—usually perceived to be clunky and inelegant—not only embody the usual precision and mechanical standards of regular watches, they also provide specific requirements to suit distinct sporting necessities. Here is a selection of some of the best sports watches built to satisfy the needs of professional sportspeople.
So, take your pick for the next time you plan to tap your inner athlete. Or, just go ahead and wear it to the next business meeting!
Sport: Aviation Watch model: Breitling Aerospace Evo Night Mission
Specific features: Diameter: 43 mm Double glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Other features: PVD coated titanium alloy case Water resistant: 100 m Breitling calibre 79 ‘SuperQuartz movement’ Displays hours, minutes, chronograph, and calendar, countdown timer, second time zone, alarm, and minute repeater Power reserve of 3 to 4 years High tech military fabric strap with folding clasp
The watch face has clean and easy-to-read, large, luminous Arabic numerals and a pair of wide, night vision goggle (NVG)-friendly LCD monitor, giving it high readability. The dial is available in Volcano black or Cobra yellow. The version with Cobra yellow dial seems to provide better visibility, although it seriously compromises the stealthy appearance of the watch.