Mark Kelly views timepieces as tools. Their functions, measurements, and complications serve important purposes where zero error can be tolerated. As an American astronaut, former US Navy Captain, decorated Gulf War combat pilot, bestselling author and speaker, and husband of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly is quite literally an American hero.
8/1/2018 / In Timepieces
Ever done a cannonball into a pool and realized you still had your phone in your pocket or worse your watch on your wrist? Unfortunately, the words “water resistant” don’t mean that your timepiece is “waterproof”.
A watch with precision on Earth and in outer space – how many brands can say they’ve tested their timepieces outside our atmosphere? The answer – just one. Since its launch more than half a century ago, the Omega Speedmaster Chronograph has been known for its robust reliability, timeless design and oh yeah, it’s exploration in space.
7/5/2018 / In Timepieces
At their very essence, watches are tools. They tell the current time, mark the passing of time, and measure precise time. Certain sports require highly precise, purpose-built timepieces for participants to remain competitive. Yachting is one of these sports. Developed over the last seventy-five years for precision on the water, yacht watches are the unsung tools of a demanding sport.
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