Month: February 2012

50 Classic Sailing Ships Gathered In The Second Round Of The Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge

ARGENTARIO 2016 Sailing Week: SKYLARK OF 1937, NAÏF and RAINDROP won the coveted Panerai watch. A sea of ​​ladies bid farewell to the Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge Tuscany and headed for Sochi. Lent prepares for the traditional Panerai English Classic Week (July 16-23) held on the Isle of Wight.

 June 2016—After three days of fierce war, Skylark of 1937, Naïf (1973) and Raindrop (2014) respectively became the classic sailing boat at the 16th Argentario Sailing Week in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany. The winners of the classic sailing and traditional spirit categories received a Panerai premium sports watch.
 The sparkling turquoise deep sea is deep enough to allow sailing boats to race near shore, making the magnificent bay between Talamone and Porto Santo Stefano a fierce battlefield again. The breeze blew on the first day of the race. In the bright sun, the wind speed increased to 15 浬 per hour, creating an excellent time and place for 40 fleets from 8 countries. At war.

 Skylark of 1937 became the winner of three events in its group. The 16.15-meter Marconi schooner has also won in many events in the Pacific Ocean, repulsing the schooner Santana, which was once owned by Humphrey Bogart. Skylark of 1937 completed its journey around the world in 1972. Based on the east coast of the United States, its owner moved her to the Mediterranean to participate in the Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge in 2011. She has also won a cup named after her American designer Olin Stephens. A legendary Stephens died in 2008 at the age of 100. He is an honorary citizen of the area and has participated in competitions and supervised the repair of sailing boats in the port of San Stefano.
 Naïf won the championship in the classic sailing group in 2012, and won the top spot in the 2016 race, which is expected to win again. Its owner, Ivan Gardini, has stated his intention to play with his 10-man team from Rome, Naples and Ravenna. They secured two first place and one second place during the Argentario Sailing Week. Gardini also won the Challenge of Challenge, which was contested by two sailing ships of the same group. This time, Naïf defeated the Marconi dhow Sagittarius (1971) who defeated her in 2015.
 Raindrop, a small girder dhow sailed by WiannoSenior in 2014, was helmed by Yula Sambuy and won the traditional spiritual category. Built in Tuscany, this 7.6-meter single-boat sails against its twin sisters Pyxis, Wianno and Fruscìodi Victura in the Port of San Stefano race.

 The Marconi schooner Enterprise was built in New York in 1940 and was awarded a special prize by the Monte Argentario local government for its sporting spirit. This Swedish sailing boat performed well in the third race and took a good position before the line. Only by reaching out to the 22-meter sailing sailor Serenade, who had fallen into the sea, he slowed down and missed the chance to win.
 This year’s Argentario Sailing Week once again attracted a group of top sailors to the port of San Stefano, including the energetic Mauro Pelaschier, whose Leonore (1925) at the helm took his place. The last surviving ‘NewYork Yacht Club 30s’ series of sailing ships, the beautiful 1905 Linnet, was driven by its owner and Luna Rossa owner Patrizio Bertelli. Patrizio Bertelli won all three events in his group. This time, he brought in MaxSirena, a well-known player who has played in the America’s Cup many times. Former Italian international rugby player Andrea Lo Cicero also played for the third consecutive season with Chinook (1916).
 Argentario’s fleet is categorized by SPM (per mile per second) numbers, showing the speed per mile that each racing boat needs to adjust according to its obstruction to calculate the actual ranking. Winners of individual groups are: Leonore (Classic-160), Skylark of 1937 (Classic-200), Linnet (Classic + 200), Naïf (Classic-160), Madifra 2 (Classic + 160), Raindrop (Traditional Spirit) ).
 The Argentario Sailing Week, powered by Yacht Club Santo Stefano, is successfully concluded, marking the completion of this season’s Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge Mediterranean Tour. The third round of Veled’Epoca di Imperia (September 7-11) will be held in Italy. But before that, a group of ladies at sea will gather the legendary Solent to show their talents at the 2016 British Classic Week on the Isle of Wight.

Seiko Pays Tribute To Seiko, The First Diving Watch In Japan In 1965, With A New Prospex Diving Watch

The leadership and reputation of today’s Seiko diving watches is no accident. This reputation is a good result of long-term persistence in innovation since more than 50 years ago. This year, Seiko launched three new Prospex diving watches at the Basel Watch Fair, including the first diving watch replica limited edition SLA017 and the modern reinterpretation models SPB051 and SPB053, paying tribute to SEIKO born in 1965 and Japan’s first diving watch. .

   Since the birth of the first diving watch, Seiko has created many features that have been widely accepted as the industry standard. Some ISO standards already base their views on Seiko diving watches. Seiko’s bellows strap, titanium case material, and widened hands all contribute to the definition of ‘the ideal diving watch for the world.’

Seiko’s first dive watch, 1965.
Seiko’s first dive watch made in 1965
   Seiko’s and Japan’s first diving watch were made in 1965. In that year, watches with a high level of waterproof technology were not widely used. This dive watch is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement and is water-resistant to 150 meters. This watch was designed to have the best reliability and legibility in the harshest environments, and was used by the Japanese Polar Research Expedition from 1966 to 1969. In the era when navigation equipment was not yet developed, an accurate watch that could be used for polar astronomical observation was very important, and the Seiko diving watch proved that it can face challenges with its outstanding performance in each adventure mission. However, the significance of this watch goes far beyond meeting the needs of polar expedition crews. As the number of leisure divers gradually increased, this watch became more popular with the public. Seiko’s path to the development of durable, accurate and safe diving watches has continued to this day.

The first diving watch reproduces the caseback of the limited-edition Prospex SLA017 with the same dolphin motif as the original 1965 model.
   This reproduction is faithful to the original design, but is technically completely updated. It is equipped with an 8L35 caliber specially designed for diving, and it is made by highly skilled craftsmen in the ‘Shizuku Advanced Timepiece Workshop’ in Morioka, northern Japan. Nobuhiro Kosugi is responsible for the overall design. He is the winner of the Huang Zhizhang and Contemporary Craftsman Award. Kosugi retains the original faith, which can be proved by design ingenuity: 3D hour markers integrated with the dial, shiny paint dots at 12 o’clock, a slender case and narrow bezel.

The first diving watch reproduces a limited edition PROSPEX SLA017 stainless steel ultra-hard plated case with a diameter of 39.9 mm and an 8L35 self-winding movement. The number of vibrations is 28,800 times / hour (8 times / second). The power reserve is 50 hours. Box-type sapphire crystal mirror-coated, water-resistant to 200 meters, anti-magnetic 4,800 A / m, silicone strap, and a pair of stainless steel straps are also included. Suggested retail price in Europe is 3,800 Euros. Limited production of 2,000 pieces.
   While staying true to the 1965 design, this new Prospex dive watch is also more functional. It has box-shaped sapphire crystal and is 200 meters water resistant. Because it is a silicone strap, it is suitable for wearing on the wetsuit or on the wrist. Durability is also enhanced by an ultra-hard coating that protects the watch from scratches. This hand-assembled and tuned masterpiece will be available in July 2017, with only 2,000.

Hyundai reinterpreted PROSPEX SPB051 stainless steel ultra-hard plated case, 42.6 mm in diameter, 6R15 self-winding movement, 21,600 vibrations / hour (6 times / second), 50 hours power reserve, curved anti-glare sapphire crystal coating Handle, waterproof 200 meters, anti-magnetic 4,800 A / m, stainless steel strap with three-fold push-button, safety lock and extendable buckle. Suggested retail price in Europe is 1,100 Euros.
   In addition, two watches pay tribute to the 1965 Seiko diving watch. These two new watches also follow the design of the original 1965, but are fully functional in accordance with today’s strict standards for diving watches. Wide pointers and long-lasting Lumibrite luminescent coating are very legible even in dark waters. The waterproof function is increased to 200 meters, and the super anti-glare coated sapphire crystal has better strength and durability. The curved lines of the watch fit perfectly on the wrist, and the Zaratsu polished edges on the sides of the case add a touch of modern refinement. One is an all-steel style, and the other is a durable and comfortable silicone bellows strap. The serpentine strap was invented by Seiko in 1975 and solves the problem of wrist flexion caused by divers in different depths of water. These watches will be released in November 2017.

Hyundai reinterpreted PROSPEX SPB053 stainless steel ultra-hard plated case, 42.6 mm in diameter, 6R15 self-winding movement, 21,600 vibrations / hour (6 times / second), 50 hours power reserve, curved anti-glare sapphire crystal coating Handle, waterproof 200 meters, antimagnetic 4,800 A / m, silicone strap, suggested retail price in Europe 900 Euros.