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Top Sports Watches You Need Right Now

By Amanda Evans | 5 minute read

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Sports watches are a popular choice of timepiece. With a rise in casualwear and a trend towards women seeking a larger watch case size, the sports watch has been hurtling towards the finish line with a large following in tow.

Brands have responded eagerly to this demand with a plethora of watches fit for both the weekend athlete and the professional warrior seeking athletic perfection. With models for land, air, and sea adventures with their countless functions to assist performance, there is no shortage of suitability for individual sports. It also remains clear that the desire for function and aesthetic appeal is equal and our thirst for sports timepieces that harness attractive design aesthetics is of significance to many enthusiasts.

Whether you’re seeking function or fashion or a combination of both, there is no doubt that there is a luxury sports watch out there for you. Discover our buyer’s picks for the top sports watches you need right now.


Inspired by the Divers’ Watches of the 1950s

Equipped with all the signature references of the Black Bay family, The TUDOR Black Bay GMT features a dial inspired by the divers’ watches of the 1950s, large winding crown and signature “Snowflake” hands. Unique luminescent hour markers make a striking contrast against the black dial, and the matt burgundy and blue bidirectional rotatable bezel frames the 41mm stainless steel case. Presented on a riveted steel bracelet with folding clasp and safety catch, to assist diving with ease. Fitted with the Manufacture Calibre MT5652, specially designed for the Black Bay GMT, water resistant to 200 meters and with an approximate 70-hour power reserve, this timepiece is designed to withstand the elements on land and at sea without losing sight of the time in two other time zones.

BREITLING Superocean Automatic 36

For the active, stylish woman

Combining versatility, function, and style the Breitling Superocean Automatic is perfectly suited to those seeking a fresh sporty timepiece that is both aesthetically pleasing and delivers on performance. The 36mm case with elegant white dial is presented on a white Diver Pro II rubber strap with stainless steel pin buckle. Water resistant to 200 metres and with a cool and contemporary look, this timepiece is suited to those who feel just as at home at sea or closer to the shore.

IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph

All aboard with nautical elegance

This 44.6mm stainless steel case has a flat case ring and filigree bezel that frames a sophisticated and nautical style silver-plated dial with 2 sub dials, luminescence, and appliquéd blue Arabic numerals. In addition to this typical Portugieser design feature is the characteristic blue minute-scale. Housing the automatic, self-winding IWC 89361 Calibre which can be viewed through the transparent caseback. This powerful timepiece with chronograph function has an approximate power reserve of 68 hours and a water resistance to 60 metres. Elegant sophistication for those at home on the waves.

TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition 2021

Bold, daring and worn by champions

This 43mm special edition chronograph commemorates TAG Heuer’s continuing collaboration with Red Bull Racing. This exhilarating partnership commenced in 2016 with a shared passion for action and an ambition to supersede all challenges. The design reflects the Red Bull colours which can be found in the blue dial and aluminium fixed bezel, the yellow chronograph seconds hand and touches of red on the tachymeter scale. The bold dial is inspired by the cockpit design of racing cars and reflects a youthful, fearless ambition. The screw down caseback is engraved with the Red Bull team logo and precision quartz powers the movement. Presented on a stainless-steel bracelet, this watch is perfectly suited to those who like to live life in the fast lane.

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