Thursday, July 2, 2009

Time for Sports!

Ever since Santos -Dumont persuaded Cartier to make a watch which can be quickly consulted while flying, sports watches have become increasingly popular.
Sports watches come in all shapes and sizes, crafted in traditional and in cutting edge materials. Sports watches are usually more water resistant then a regular dress watch. Many have lume coated on the indicator and hands. Many Sports watches have a chronograph function which allows one to measure the passage of time between point A and point B. Many sports watches have a rotating bezel. Some have tachymeters which measure the travel speed of a vehicle. Some can measure time in a 1000th of a second like the Tag Heuer Microtimer with technology tailored for Formula One timing precision. Some watches suit the rugged adventurous adrenaline seekers like the Zenith Defy Xtreme and others border on dressy with a delicate hint of sportiness like Piaget's Polo Collection.

Chopard Mille Miglia Jacky Ickx Limited Edition Mens' Automatic Chronograph Watch Stainless Steel Black Dial on Black Leather Strap 16-8934-BLK

There are sports watches specialized for diving, boating, flying, hiking, racing and high impact sports. They are Official timekeepers affiliated with Sporting Events like Omega and the Olympics; Corum at the Admiral Cup; Blancpain and the Cannes International Boat Show;Rolex official timekeeper at Wimbledon; Tag Heuer official timekeeper of the Indy 500 and Tissot Official timekeeper of Nascar. Longines is partial to equestrian sports and for the third consecutive year, Longines was the official timekeeper for the racing at Royal Ascot. Breitling is best known for its Pilot watches, and the 2009 season of Red Bull Air Racing is Breitling's third year as the official timekeeper of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Chopard times and sponsors the Mille Miglia. Parmigiani likes hot air balloons; Hublot likes sailing (Official timekeeper of the Afflelou Figaro Solo race); Jaeger Le-Coultre likes motor racing (Official timekeeper of Le Mans); IWC Schaffhausen loves adventure and our environment, and is sponsoring a one-of-a-kind plastic bottle boat "Plastiki"
The watch companies create watches to commemorate their favored sports and some have entire collections dedicated to a specific race such as Chopard's Mille Miglia collections and Corum's Admiral Cup collections. Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso watches were created to protect a watch face during a game of Polo. On a trip to India in 1930, Cesar de Trey, a friend of Jacques David LeCoultre, accepted the challenge of a polo match with friends. Unfortunately during the match , a British polo player's watch glass shattered. He then showed De Trey his ruined watch. De Trey consulted Jacques David LeCoultre and the Reverso Collection was born.

Golana Advance Pro 1 Men's Watch Automatic Swiss Made Stainless Steel Case Leather Strap AD100-2

So when one is purchasing a sports watch, one is purchasing a watch designed to fulfill ones needs. THE WATCHERY has a huge collection of Brand Name Sports Watches. Make sure to Check out the Golana Collection of Watches. A great watch for a great price.