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duPont REGISTRY 2019 Sports Watch Guide

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Corum AC-ONE 45 Chronograph

Since 1960, Corum has been a leader in the yachting watch world thanks to its innovative Admiral’s watch with nautical pennants on the dial. Now, the brand unveils its newest rendition – one that offers modernity and character thanks to several important design details. The 45mm watch is crafted in titanium with the coveted dodecagonal shaped bezel – now a little more angular. The dial features a white three-dimensional “Grenadier fendu” motif that beautifully complements the black chronograph subdials for a cool and updated panda look. Since so many lovers of the Admiral
AC-ONE watch still want to see the pennants, Corum discreetly adds them on the flange in muted tones. In this model, the Corum key logo resides at 12:00 on the dial. The watch is water-resistant to 100 meters and finished with a vulcanized rubber strap. USD PRICE: $9,900.

Corum AC-ONE 38 Automatic

Perfectly complementing the men’s yachting watch, this all-new feminine version, the AC-ONE 38 Automatic, is also crafted in titanium with 72 round brilliant diamonds on the angular dodecagonal bezel. The CO 082 automatic movement powers the watch, which offers hours, minutes, seconds and date indication, and has a power reserve of 42 hours. The white dial boasts the brand’s unique “Grenadier fendu” pattern that is three-dimensional to offer depth and dramatic appeal. The outlined white nautical pennants on the outer flange, and the Corum key logo at 12:00 underscore the elegance of the watch. The hands and markers are in white superluminova for easy nighttime reading. A sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment protects the dial, and a sapphire caseback allows for viewing of the movement. The entire look is finished with a bright white rubber strap. The watch is water-resistant to 50 meters. USD PRICE: $6,800.

HYT H0 Grey Black

Focusing on a decidedly neutral color palette for its newest H0 Grey Black watch, HYT unveils a black DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating over the 48mm stainless steel case. The slate grey/black dial boasts a tiny hint of blue, and the fluid that flows through it to indicate the elapsed hours is rich inky black. The perforated grey rubber strap brings the look together for a sleek and stealth appeal. The box-like sapphire crystal offers a smooth and generous design appeal. Like all HYT watches, the H0 Grey Black is equipped with HYT’s exclusive patented micro-fluidic module that consists of glass capillary tubes through which two liquids (one transparent and one colored) flow to indicate the hour. This watch features C7 Super-LumiNova coating beneath the capillaries so that the wearer can see the time in the dark. It has 65 hours of power reserve thanks to the mechanical manual-wind movement. USD PRICE: $42,000.

HYT H1.0 Green

When mechanical and fluid technologies come together – as in HYT watches – you can expect great things. The brand’s unique fluidic time concept sets it apart from anything else on the market. In this H1.0 Green watch, the design concept is more architectural, with slatted case sides and box-like sapphire crystal offering great three-dimensional appeal. The black DLC coated stainless steel case with anthracite-colored dial pops with a space-age look thanks to the bright neon green fluid that indicates the hours. The two black bellows at 6:00 are responsible for sending the green (and transparent) liquids through the glass capillaries so they can perform their function. A bright green hand at 12:00 indicates the minutes on a chapter ring and the 65-hour power reserve indicator for this exclusive manual-winding caliber is a green arc at 3:00. The watch is water resistant to 50 meters. USD PRICE: $49,000.

Franck Muller Vanguard Skeleton Yachting

Easily a standout in the Franck Muller line up, the beloved Vanguard case offers bold and immediately identifiable appeal. The tonneau shape is modernized with blue case-side insets that refer to the stunning blue skeletonized movement. Crafted in 18-karat rose gold, the watch offers hours and minutes, as well as seconds on a ring at 6:00. That ring is further embellished with a compass rose, and the compass directions are indicated on the inner flange. The meticulously skeletonized movement is blued for dramatic appeal. The manual wind caliber consists of 175 components, each hand-finished and assembled. Thanks to a sapphire crystal and caseback, the balance wheel is visible at 12:00, and other movement parts are visible from both sides. The high efficiency escapement is developed in house at the Franck Muller workshops in Switzerland. The watch is finished with a nylon strap (hand-sewn alligator strap also available). USD PRICE: $45,000.

Franck Muller Vanguard Crazy Hours™

The innovative design and mechanical prowess of the Vanguard Crazy Hours™ watch may boggle your mind a bit, but once you wear it, you’ll be eagerly waiting for each hour to change. A single glance shows you that the highly stylized Arabic numerals for the hours are all mixed up. Going against convention, Franck Muller’s watchmakers have developed a complex self-winding movement with patented mechanism that enables the hour hand to jump around the dial to its proper partner number as each hour turns. The FM 2800 CH caliber consists of 203 components– all hand-finished–and offers 42 hours of power reserve. The bold Vanguard case and its attractive dial are crafted in brushed stainless steel. The numerals are applied by hand and the blue-stitched alligator strap is integrated into the case–eliminating case lugs. USD PRICE: $16,200.

Eberhard & Co. Tazio Nuvolari “Vanderbilt Cup Naked”

With an intriguing name, this Tazio Nuvolari Vanderbilt Cup Naked watch pays tribute to several different things at once. First and foremost, of course, it honors Italian motorcycle and race car driver Tazio Nuvolari who raced in the first half of the 20th century. It further pays tribute to Vanderbilt Cup that he competed in and won on the famed Long Island track in 1936. The word “naked” refers to the fact that the sapphire caseback has a stainless steel lid covering it that can be custom engraved. The 42mm watch is crafted in stainless steel with a black dial and chronograph functions. It also offers a tachymeter scale on the outer portion of the dial to measure speed or distance. Powering the watch is a mechanical automatic chronograph movement. The chronograph is equipped with coaxial pushbuttons for easy use and the deployment clasp on the buckle, Declic®, is patented. USD PRICE: $7,330.

Eberhard & Co. Scafograf GMT “The Black Sheep”

Created in a limited edition of 500 pieces, the Scafograf GMT is offered in a bold, updated look that offers a GMT function. The name “The Black Sheep” conveys all the unconventional spirit of the model. The 43mm stainless steel watch features a DLC© (Diamond Like Carbon) coating – the strongest coating for steel. In addition to the black case, the rotating bezel features a black ceramic insert, and the dial is black. The hands, indices on the dial that mark the hours, and the numerals and markers on the bezel for the GMT indication all feature luminescent coating for easy nighttime reading. The GMT hand is in bold orange for distinguishing at a glance from the second hand. There is also a date indication at 3:00. Even the caseback is customized with a stylized hemisphere and the time zones engraved on it. Powering the watch is a mechanical automatic movement. It is water-resistant to 100 meters. USD PRICE: $6,600.