Jean Richard - Diverscope (HK$48,800)
Endorsed by French skipper Franck Cammas, this sporty timepiece is designed to survive extreme ocean conditions. With a case made from steel and coated with extra-resistant rubber, the timepiece is water resistant to 300 metres. It has an extra thick sapphire crystal, while a simplistic dial and luminescent-painted hands and indicators give high readability. It houses a self-manufactured movement and comes with a choice of a luminescent lime green or an opaline black dial.
Rolex - Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II (inquiries: 2249 8888)
Launched in 2007, Yacht-Master II has a unique movement and patented bi-directional 90-degree rotatable Ring Command bezel, which lets skippers programme a regatta countdown sequence from one to 10 minutes. This year, it features a corrosion-resistant, non-fade blue Cerachrom bezel and a 44mm Everose gold case. Water resistant to 100 metres, there is a small second hand at six o'clock and a stop-second mechanism for precise time setting.
Tissot - Sailing-Touch Gent (HK$8,400)
The scratch-resistant sapphire crystal of this timepiece serves as a big button for navigating its various functions, including meteorological forecasting, speed measurement (chronograph with tachymetre), tide-calculator, regatta countdown and compass. The blue background lends a nautical feel with pushers shaped like rounded quayside cleats. Water resistant to 100 metres, it comes in three styles with a black rubber strap or a bi-material rubber and stainless steel bracelet.