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Watch Glossary

  • Yacht Timer

    Yacht timers, or also called regatta timers, yachting chronographs, or sailing watches - are high-end watches specially designed and created for the countdown to the start of a sailing race. Luxury watches with yacht timers help to prepare for the start of a regatta. Unlike racing or sprinting, it is not possible to reach maximum speed on command in a yacht race. Therefore, the boats used in yacht races allow 5 or 10 minutes extra time to “get going” or pick up speed. At the start signal, the yachts don`t start sailing to the finish line as it could be expected, they sail to the actual start line. The boat only enters the race once it reaches the actual start line after the elapsed time and must reach the finish line quickly as possible. The yacht timer in fine watches helps to determine the start point by counting down 10 minutes, and emitting a beep for each minute that has elapsed. In the last 10 seconds before the end of the time, the item of high-end luxury watches beeps every second. As it is reaches zero, the piece of prestige watches emits three beeps to show the end of the 10 minute period. Over the centuries there have been a lot of yacht timers and specialized chronograph watches produced by the world`s watch brands. Perhaps, the most famous yachting timer nowadays is the Rolex YachtMaster but there are others created by Tutima, Atlantic, Omega and IWC.

  • Yellow Gold

    Yellow gold is a blending of gold, silver and copper. Gold and silver are both precious metals, but copper is not. It has a much lower value. Gold purity is measured. Yellow gold has many uses and is highly regarded. It is often used in jewelry, such as rings, necklaces and luxury watches. In fact, pure yellow gold is very soft- too soft to be used on its own. That is why it is combined with other metals, or alloys to make it harder-wearing. Common alloys include zinc and nickel. Gold is also one of the most drawling of all metals, which means that it is perfect for implementing into sophisticated design of high-end watches without putting too much stress on the metal. The percentage of gold in prestige watches varies and is referred to in karats or K for short. Pure gold is referred to as 24k gold. Yellow gold in high-end luxury watches is available in different tones and the exact yellow hint depends in the type of metal alloys used the percentage of each of them. Pure gold is a rich, shining yellow, full of gloss. 18k gold in a luxury watch is also an intense yellow but 14k gold may be a little diluted it tone compared to 18k or 24k gold because of the higher percentages of metal alloys that mute the brilliant gold color of some designer watches.

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