How would one of these look on your wrist? This Bloomberg roundup of ten watches is timed for the America’s Cup, but it applies to cruising boat owners anywhere in the world. After all, even if you have redundant nav electronics on the lower and upper stations of your boat, plus a few handhelds scattered around, you still need to know what time it is. And what better way to find out that to glance at the Breguet Marine Equation Marchante 5887 (above left), from a company with a history going back to the French navy 200 years ago. You might not actually need two minute hands, one to track “civil time” and the other to track “solar time, even if you know the difference between the two. And you might take gulp at the price, $230,400, but then you have to admit, it is a good-looking watch.
The popular Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master (pictured top) is always a good choice, at a more reasonable $18,750. Or you can go with the Timex Intelligent Quartz Yacht Racer Pro (above right) with a second hand that counts down from five minutes to zero to time the start of a race, and then restarts at zero going forward; it’s only $220. For more: