About Sport Watches
The relationship between horology and sports is characterized by a rich history and deep roots, yet innovations in sport watches continue to take place today. Originally, the sports world required timepieces that could accurately time events like racing and diving. Increasingly niche sport watches began to emerge, considering more specific complications such as the split-second chronograph which is perfect for calculating precise lap time. Regardless of how many advances are made, one characteristic remains vital for these watches — durability. Sport watches endure extreme stress due to movement, impact, vibrations, and other factors that are inevitable while engaging in a game or event, so these pieces must be crafted to play, and designed to last. Discover the peculiar, yet fascinating world of niche sport watches by reading this article, and learn how different sports have sought to tackle particular timekeeping complexities with luxury watch brands like Paneraiand Tag Heuer.
Explore More Luxury Sport Watches
In an effort to support the sporting industry while increasing their own exposure and brand recognition, luxury watch brands have been sponsoring events, athletes, and league for decades. In fact, Omega has been the timekeeping partner of The Olympic Games since 1932, and today, they design prestigious sport watches like the Seamaster and Speedmaster. Other high-caliber brands like Rolex have strong reputations for manufacturing robust and versatile sport watches. With ties to the infamous Daytona racetrack, the Rolex Daytona was designed in 1963 to meet the demands of professional racers, and the brand continues to celebrate its tie to the world of motor sport as the global partner and official timepiece of Formula 1. The brand’s durable cases help seal timepieces against the elements, supporting a supreme line up of sport watches in their Professional Collection that are beloved by collectors including the Submariner,GMT-Master II, and Explorer. Likewise, luxury brands from Richard Mille to Grand Seiko join the ranks in designing extraordinary sport watches with the RM11-03 and Grand Seiko Sport.
Sport Watches For Any Style
Whether you’re a true sportsman, watch enthusiast, or passionate collector, our collection of pre-owned sport watches suit a variety of styles, functions and activities. The list of brands that craft luxury sport watches can seem endless, with Swiss timepieces like Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore, and Patel Philippe's Nautilus collection within the line up. Take a deeper look at watches inspired by sports by reading this article, and learn about Jaeger LeCoultre's Reverso, a watch that features a reversible dial, designed to avoid damage during sporting events. Or, find out what sport watches tennis stars like Serena William and Rafael Nadal are wearing to The French Open when you read this article. Interested in more specific timepieces for various sporting events? Browse our robust collections of diving, racing, and sailing watches.