Yacht time is it

Five watches for regattas

Rolex
Yachtmaster II
As good with a suit as when skippering a yacht, Rolex’s nautical watch features a programmable countdown timer for between one and 10 minutes.
£12,500
Rolex.com

Alpina
Sailing Yachttimer Countdown
The small-but-affordable Swiss brand has an interesting range aimed at yachtsmen. This new piece is one of the most interesting and charismatic.
£2,470
thewatchgallery.co.uk

Panerai
Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days
The Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio – to give it its full title – is a huge chunk of serious horology, built for action.
£11,800
panerai.com

Louis Vuitton
Tambour Twin Chrono
Trust LV to come up with a sports watch that’s superbly chic, in a cocktails-in-St-Tropez kind of a way (thanks to the beautiful enamel dial). This complex piece is no slouch in the tech department either.
Price on application
louisvuitton.com