Posted 20th Aug 2011
Since the beginning of time, mankind has had an in-built nature to be competitive. It is simply not enough to be good at something; we have to be better than everyone else, and thus, sport is born. Sport and timing are just as close a match for each other, and as sport moved from the gruesomeness of the Roman Colosseum to the gentile trials of the Greek Olympics, timing has become more and more of a necessity. Today, what with the digital era of slow-motion cameras and hi-tech tracking systems, a mechanical watch may not be used for anything more than the timing of a boiling egg, but that doesn’t mean they don’t still have a place on our wrists as pieces of pure enjoyment.
Image 1 – Porsche Design Flat Six
Image 2 – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Image 3 – Omega Dynamic
Image 4 – TAG Heuer Grand Carrera