Atlantic Watch SA debuts the Seashark Matchrace chronograph for the competition yachting community.
Atlantic Watch SA – a brand with an evocative tradition – has been specialized in nautical timepieces for more than a century. The Swiss company can look back on a successful past and has always been considered a veritable pioneer for water-resistant watches within the industry. In 2008, Atlantic is introducing the Seashark Matchrace, a chronograph designed specifically for regatta sailing. In pursuit of ambitious targets, the watchmaker is going tight to the wind.
Grenchen-based Atlantic Watch SA is staying its course resolutely and with uncompromising vigor. The Swiss watch manufacturer is famous and globally well-positioned, in particular for its nautical timekeeping instruments. On the occasion of its 120th anniversary, Atlantic Watch SA yet again leveraged its successful heritage and now presents an ingenious timepiece: the Seashark Matchrace anniversary chronograph model.
The new model is ideal for the competition yachting community; the minute counter is equipped with color-coded 5-, 8- and 10-minute segments, allowing the skipper to tell at a glance how much time is left before the race begins. The unusual case design – reminiscent of a helm – and the windrose or compass bezel make the Seashark Matchrace the ideal instrument for any professional or leisure sailor. A further eye-catcher is the dial, decorated with a wave motif and nautical flags instead of indexes. The colorful chronograph features convincingly perfect functionality and engineering. The crown, caseback and pushers are screwed in, guaranteeing extreme water resistance up to 300 meters. The Seashark Matchrace is truly rugged.
The ample dimensions and the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating on the inside enhance the legibility of the three subsidiary dials and the prominent hands. The stainless steel bracelet in a ship’s anchor pattern with double safety clasp is exceedingly robust. The Seashark Matchrace is equipped with an extremely precise ETA Swiss Made chronograph quartz movement.
Case: Massive and solid stainless steel in 316L highest quality
Bracelet: Integrated bracelet in massiv and solid stainless 316L steel with special Seashark design
Dials: Silver, blue, orange, black, white or blue with nautical flags, matchrace for regatta in white and in blue
Crystal: Extra thick unscratchable domed sapphire crystal with antireflection coat
Water resistant to 300 meters (30 ATM)
Screw-in crown with DOR- Atlantic system
See-through back for the automatic version, turning top ring (60 minutes) or compass for the matchrace version for regatta
Buckle: Massive stainless steel butterfly buckle with security clasp
Movement: Quartz chronograph : ETA 951.272 hms (30 min and 1/10 sec split and lap time), date; Automatic: ETA 2824-2; New Quartz version with ETA 955.112 h/m/s/d and version with very solid and water resistant PU strap