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Preview BASELWORLD 2013The new benchmark in regatta watches: The TYPHOON

With several other diving watches already in their collection Montres Charmex SA decided to use their experience to branch out into the realm of REGATTA watches, used in yachting contests but offering all the functionalities for any type of water sport.

The Racing Rules of Sailing (or short RRS) are an intricate body of 90 rules governing yacht racing. Unlike car races regattas obviously have to start with the yachts already in motion – hence there is a need for a countdown function which allows the skipper to – ideally – cross the starting line exactly at the time of the start.

The TYPHOON is equipped with the Swiss Made ISA cal. 8270, a movement developed especially for yachting or regatta watches.

The TYPHOON sets a new standard in its class: the case consists of a rarely seen combination of titanium reinforced with carbonfibre, ensuring not only a light-weight sports watch but a timepiece that is highly resistant to saltwater corrosion. The uni-directional rotating bezel is also manufactured out of solid titanium and reinforced with carbonfibre. The sapphire crystal protects an intricately designed dial offering all information needed for yachting. The countdown function has an acoustic alert – superior to the mere visual indication seen with some competitors. The solid titanium bracelet has screwed lug-ends as well as screwed links using Allen screws. The double pusher butterfly buckle bears the CX Swiss Military Watch™ logo and is as indestructible as the watch itself. The screw-down crown is protected by massive crown guards and the TYPHOON is water resistant to 200 meters.

The TYPHOON is available in four dial colors - silver, black, arctic blue and signal orange – with highly luminous Superluminova™ indices. The TYPHOON is sold in a luxurious wooden gift box.