Most Popular Captain Watches in 2022

A deep dive into the world of yachting and the coveted watch world. Does a $30,000+ give a more accurate time? Typically, no. But, could it save your life on a scuba dive expedition? Definitely. We’ve compiled a list of the top watches that our favorite yacht captains wear from around the globe.

1. Tag Heuer Autavia Chronometer Flyback

Diameter: 42 mm
Case Water Resistance: 10 bar (~100 m)
Movement Type: Automatic
ChronographSKU: CBE511C.FC8280
Case Thickness: 15.68 mm
Price: $6,950.00

Revamped for the modern adventurer, the heritage-inspired Autavia Automatic Chronometer Flyback is ready for your next personal quest. Its engine is the manufacture Calibre Heuer 02 COSC Flyback movement, an authentic chronograph for those who dare.

2. Luminor Marina Goldtech™ Sole Blu

Diameter: 44 mm
Case Water Resistance: 5 bar (~ 50 m)
Movement Type: Automatic Mechanical
SKU: PAM01112
Price: $24,300.00

Automatic mechanical, P.9010 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 6.0 mm thick, 31 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 200 components.

3. Breitling Professional Endurance Pro Orange Rubber Strap Watch

Diameter: 44 mm
Case Water Resistance: 10 bar (~100 m)
Movement Type: Thermocompensated SuperQuartz™
SKU: X82310A51B1S1
Case Thickness: 12.5 mm
Price: $3,100.00

From Breitling's Professional Collection comes the Endurance Pro, the ultimate athleisure luxury sports watch that boasts unmatched precision and functionality. This timepiece is powered by the COSC-certified chronometer Breitling Caliber 82 with thermo-compensated SuperQuartz™ technology which is ten times more accurate than a conventional quartz movement. Perfect for activewear, this lightweight chronograph watch features a 44mm Breitlight® case - a material that is 3.3 times lighter than titanium, while still being highly resistant to scratches, traction, and corrosion. Its black dial has orange accents and an orange inner bezel which is marked with a pulsometer scale, making it easy to track your heart rate during activity. The hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova®, making them legible even in limited light; the red-tipped second hand and chronograph counters are also designed for easy readability. A vibrant orange Diver Pro III rubber strap coordinates with the dial and completes the bold and athletic design.

4. Rolex Yacht-Master II

Diameter: 44 mm
Case Water Resistance: 10 bar (~100 m)
Movement Type: Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, regatta chronograph
Reference #: 116681
Price: $25,350.00

The only chronograph in the world with a mechanical memory, the Yacht-Master II with its bezel acting as a programmable countdown, is an essential tool for skippers to gauge their best course of action.

5. IWC Portofino Chronograph

Diameter: 42 mm
Case Water Resistance: 3 bar (~30 m)
Movement Type: Automatic, Self-winding
SKU: IW391027
Case Thickness: 13.6 mm
Price: $6,100.00

The Portofino Chronograph takes its design cues from the 1960s, with elegantly sporty push-buttons and chronograph displays. The stainless-steel chronograph watch has a convex sapphire glass and rhodium-plated appliqués on its silver-plated dial. It is powered by the tried and tested self-winding 75320 calibre with its 44-hour power reserve and comes with a dark brown alligator leather strap.

6. Breitling Chronomat B01 42 in 18K Red Gold

Diameter: 42 mm
Case Water Resistance: 20 bar (~200 m)
Movement Type: Manufacture Movement
SKU: BRE00RB0134101-DiverPro2
Case Thickness: 22 mm
Price: $20,200.00

This Breitling Chronomat B01 42 is crafted in 18k Red gold. This Chronomat B01 features a 42mm case, black dial, a date at 6 o'clock, synthetic sapphire crystal and ratcheted uni-directional bezel. This Chronomat version features a black Diver Pro II rubber strap with 18k Red gold deployment buckle.

7. RADO Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic

Case Thickness: 14.6 mm
Case Water Resistance: 30 bar (~300 m)
Movement Type: Automatic
SKU: R32127156
Price: $3,300.00

2021: a year of hope and reinvention is the time chosen to reveal a timepiece without precedent, and that is here to revolutionise. The Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic is the culmination of many years of research and development together with the history and tradition of the Rado Captain Cook. The further development of the Captain Cook collection in high-tech ceramic is Rado’s DNA in its purest form. It features some of the brand’s most stellar achievements such as Rado’s innovative high-tech ceramic monobloc case construction, scratch-resistant and hypoallergenic high-tech ceramic, powered by the premium Rado calibre R734 featuring a Nivachron™ hairspring. The innovative Nivachron™ hairspring provides an advantage in everyday life by protecting the timepiece from magnetic fields.

8. Tom Ford 002 Black Ocean Plastic Watch

Diameter: 40 mm
Case Water Resistance: 10 bar (~100 m)
Movement Type: Quartz Crystal
Price: $995.00

Crafted from recycled ocean plastic, this timepiece features a stainless steel case back and crown, diamond-cut hands, and impeccable quartz movement.

9. Breitling Outerknown Superocean Hertiage Automatic Chronograph

Diameter: 44 mm
Case Water Resistance: 20 bar (~200 m)
Movement Type: Automatic Movement
SKU: M133132A1C1W1
Case Thickness: 15.65 mm
Price: $7,100

Breitling continues its advocacy for the conservation of oceans by partnering with sustainable label Outerknown. Part of its re-vamped 'Superocean Heritage' line, this black DLC-coated stainless steel watch has been manufactured in Switzerland with a durable NATO strap that's made from re-purposed ECONYL® yarn. It's a COSC-certified chronometer, powered by an in-house automatic movement, and features a trio of easy-to-use sub-dials for precise timekeeping. We offer a two-year warranty for all working parts and manufacturing faults for luxury watches. Call our Customer Care team for more information.

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