5 Things You Need to Know about Water Watches for Sailing, Diving and Swimming

 |  August 24th, 2016

Summer isn’t over yet! There is still plenty of time for diving, swimming, yacht racing and more. As such,  we bring you five things you may want to know about a variety of water watches before donning them for your dive, sail, or other activity. Q: Why do true dive watches have bezels that turn in only one direction? A: The uni-directional bezel found on top-notch dive watches is there as a safety feature. The one-way bezels turn counterclockwise only so that if the watch is accidentally banged in a dive, the bezel will not move clockwise, which would mean that elapsed dive time indicated on the watch would be less than the actual elapsed time  — which could cause…

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Panerai Reaffirms Ocean Roots with Classic Yacht Challenge, Sailing Heals and Oceana Partnership

 |  August 23rd, 2016

Panerai, a brand long known for its affiliation with sailing and water, is in full swing again this season as the title sponsor of the 2016 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. The North America season kicked off with the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta in Marblehead, then moved on to Nantucket this past weekend for the Sail Nantucket Regatta and the Opera House Cup. The Challenge comes to a close with the Newport Classic Yacht Regatta over Labor Day weekend. Panerai has been the title sponsor of the North American portion of the 10-regatta global series event since 2005. At the close of each of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge regattas, a 44mm stainless steel Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Power…

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And the Winner is: 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Best of Show Winner Gets Rolex Watch

 |  August 22nd, 2016

On Friday we brought you a close-up look at all of the grand events going on at the 2016 Monterey Classic Car Week. You can read about that here. Now, we just want to take  a minute to introduce you to the “Best of Show” winner at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2016. The winner — beating out 200 amazing   true-to-their-heritage vintage cars — is a 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet. The car, owned by Richard Mattei of Arizona, took six years to totally refurbish. In his speech, Mattei thanked numerous people from around the world who helped in the restoration. Not only did he receive the winning accolades, but also was awarded with a Rolex  Everose…

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Rio 2016 Wrap Up: From Michael Phelps to Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, the Gold, Silver and Bronze Winners are also Watch Brand Ambassadors (See what they wear)

 |  August 22nd, 2016

It was a great couple of weeks at Rio 2016, where America came out on top with the highest number of accumulated medals. The Games brought us tears of joy, cries of woe, good sportsmanship and poor sportsmanship, and a host of terrific Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners. Some of those winners are even watch brand ambassadors. Here we take a quick look at the winner’s circle in three sporting arenas. Swimming: Michael Phelps stole the swimming scene with five Gold Medals and one silver. Phelps is probably the most decorated Olympic athlete in history, with 23 Golds and 28 in total. The 31-year-old, who announced his retirement in Rio, is an Omega brand ambassador. He wears timepieces from…

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A Look at Monterey Classic Car Week 2016, Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance and Rolex

 |  August 19th, 2016

It’s been a busy week for Rolex this week, as the brand demonstrates its automobile history and spirit throughout Monterey Classic Car Week. Held in Monterey California, the week consists of a host of events that draw automobile enthusiasts from around the world. These include the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Pebble Beach Tour D’ Elegance presented by Rolex, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering (where Rolex is the Official Timepiece), and the famed Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance held on the 18th fairway of the legendary golf course, and of which Rolex has been the Official Timepiece since 1997. With breathtaking panaromic views of the Monterey peninsula, and equally as enviable views of classic vintage cars, this is not the place for…

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