ML - Boston Common

2013 - Issue 3 - Summer

Boston Common - Niche Media - A side of Boston that's anything but common.

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harbor master SEEKING ADVENTURE ON THE HIGH SEAS, BOSTON'S SAILORS LOOK TO TIMEPIECES THAT OFFER PRECISION, DURABILITY, AND SPORTY STYLE. BY ROBERTA NAAS PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF GALE AND JEFF CRAWFORD N ew Englanders take to the sea every year as our region hosts some of the biggest sailing events in the world, including this summer's Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race ( July 7) and the Newport Regatta ( July 12–14). Watchmakers have developed timepieces that keep pace on the waters and address the needs of sailors and yachtsmen. These nautical watches run the gamut from designs inspired by sailing to This Citizen Eco-Drive Endeavor ($450) houses a quartz movement and offers a 1/5 second chronograph—measuring up to 60 minutes. The watch features 24-hour time and nonreflective crystal, and is water-resistant to 200 meters. Freedman Jewelers, 333 Washington St., 617-2274294; FROM LEFT: 82 water-resistant watches that offer chronographs for timing sails, and even ones that feature regatta countdown functions. "Our customers share an unstoppable drive to savor the best of what life has to offer," says Jeffrey Cohen, president of Citizen Watch Company of America. "Sailing the Boston Harbor and the coastline is just the kind of continued on page 84 From Alpina, the Extreme Sailing Countdown watch ($3,395) offers a countdown displayed by five dots on the dial between 10:00 and 2:00 that change from blue to red as the minutes count closer to the start of the race. It houses the automatic yacht-timing caliber AL-880 and is water-resistant to 300 meters. Artin Fine Jewels, 95 Washington St., Canton, 781-8283558; From Corum, the iconic Admiral's Cup Seafender 48 Chrono Centro ($10,200) is a COSC-certified chronometer. It is produced in a limited edition of just 150 pieces per year. Available upon request at Lux Bond & Green, 416 Boylston St., 617-266-4747; PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF GALE AND JEFF CRAWFORD/ BIGTOP STUDIOS; STYLING BY TERRY LEWIS TIME HONORED BOSTONCOMMON-MAGAZINE.COM 082-084_BC_SS_Timehonored_SUM13.indd 82 6/7/13 1:05 PM

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