WatchPro recently announced its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Now we are showcasing a watch a day that made the cut in 2012. Moving into the Sports category, we continue with our Highly Commended timepiece, the first being a little something for sailors from Louis Vuitton.
Highly Commended Sports Watch of the Year – Louis Vuitton Tambour Regatta America’s Cup
The Tambour Regatta is the first of two sailing-inspired timepiece to make this year’s Watches of the Year, and was tailored specially to the demands of the latest America’s Cup World Series.
Its playful use of red and blue adds to its functionality, with a stand-out window divided into sectors, allowing for ease of countdown during a race.
Its self-winding mechanical movement was adapted to create a five-minute countdown, in line with the changes to the rules of the America’s Cup, while its Dubois- Dépraz chronograph movement provides both flyback and regatta functions and has a 42-hour power reserve.