In November WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2013, made up of 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Highly commended for the WatchPro Sports Watch of the Year 2013 was the Alpina Sailing Yachttimer Countdown.
Swiss watchmaker Alpina introduced the Sailing Yachttimer Countdown this year, supplying the ideal companion for those taking to open waters.
The watch takes into account the importance of a good race start and has countdown windows from 10 to one, leading to a fluorescent start indicator.
Ensuring readability is consistent throughout the watch design, the 44mm diameter stainless steel case surrounds a black dial with contrasting white hands and, acknowledging the importance of seconds over hours when it comes to sailing, the second hand is fluorescent orange so that it really pops out.
A mechanical piece with an AL-880 calibre, the Yachttimer has a unidirectional bezel and is water resistant to 300 metres below sea level.
To read a digital version of the WatchPro Watches of the Year 2013 edition click here.