Fever for the 35th America’s Cup is set to hit full force starting this weekend as Bermuda’s Great Sound hosts the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, where the world’s best sailors on the world’s fastest boats will all be battling for the oldest trophy in international sport. With timing as the most crucial component, there is no shortage of high-end watch brands involved. “Time is critical when racing, as it’s all about passing that start line as the race gun sounds,” says Bremont co-founder Giles English, who’s gearing up for his company’s third year of involvement with the America’s Cup. “A watch that has a countdown regatta timer enables you to clearly see the countdown to the start, where a normal chronograph is much harder to read.” Here are our nine favorite watches created specifically for the legendary race.
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