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4 high-performing sports watches for active gents

4 high-performing sports watches for active gents

Be it a technical feature in the case material or within a watch movement, these latest sports watches are designed to perform at maximum capacity — engineered to meet the demands of all aspects of life.


Bell & Ross BR03-92 HUD

Aviation has always been a cornerstone of Bell & Ross as reflected in the timepiece designs and materials. The latest iteration of Bell & Ross’s aviation-inspired sports watch is released in the form of the BR03-92 HUD. Getting its namesake from the pilot cockpit Heads Up Display (HUD), the watch sapphire crystal is tinted green with 90-degree markers at the edge. The hour hand is displayed on a rotating disc that gives the impression of a floating hand while the minute and seconds hands are executed traditionally.  Despite the choice of dial colour, legibility does not suffer as Bell & Ross takes a serious approach for its professional-esque watches. Ceramic — a material commonly used in aeroplanes — is used for the case for unrivalled strength and durability.


Breitling Endurance Pro

Fresh off their Professional collection, Breitling recently unveiled the Endurance Pro that is designed to be both a lightweight watch for athletes and a casual, everyday sports chronograph. Clad in an ultralight Breitlight case that is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than stainless steel, the timepiece weighs a mere 64.60g on the wrist. Breitling’s COSC-certified SuperQuartz chronograph Caliber 82 resides within the Endurance Pro, promising exceptional precision and performance thanks to a split-seconds function that allows athletes to record secondary lap times.


Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Nekton Edition

In collaboration with Nekton — a non-profit organisation committed to protecting the oceans — Omega released the Seamaster Diver 300m Nekton Edition. Given the nature of Nekton’s work, the rugged Seamaster Diver 300M is the most appropriate watch to represent the partnership and is highlighted with the wave patterns on the ceramic dial. A titanium bezel with laser-ablated dive scale provides exceptional toughness alongside the 300m water resistant stainless steel case. Omega’s Master Chronometer Calibre 8806 keeps the watch ticking with precision and protection against magnetism.


Zenith Defy 21 Black & White

Chronometric performance has always been at the heart of Zenith and its El Primero calibres. The Defy 21 Black & White takes a lifestyle spin on a technical heavyweight, with the colours inspired by urban landscapes, edgy art and fashion movements. Outfitted in a bi-coloured ceramic case, the calibre El Primero 9004 humming within is designed to operate at a maximum capacity thanks to its dual escapement — one for timekeeping the other for the chronograph. Both escapements operate at higher frequencies for increased precision (36,000 VpH for timekeeping, 360,000 VpH for chronograph) as compared to regular watch movements that operate at 28,800 VpH on average.


By Asaph Low