Laurie Kahle | Photo: Courtesy of the Brands | May 28, 2014
Celebrate this year’s World Cup or remember Sochi with special-edition watches commemorating the world’s most prestigious sporting events.
Hublot’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chronograph Ceramic celebrates this summer’s World Cup with the brand’s first bi-retrograde function paired with a central chronograph. The patent-pending movement also has a special function that tracks the time of a soccer match. $26,300, Lester Lampert, 57 E. Oak St., 312.944.6888
Chopard’s Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Power Control is part of a collection paying tribute to the classic auto race, which features cars dating from the 1920s through the ’80s. The retro-sporty design showcases a power reserve indicator evocative of a fuel gauge. $6,990, Burdeen’s Jewelry, 1151 W. Lake Cook Rd., Buffalo Grove, 800.656.0414
Graham’s Chronofighter Oversize Superlight TT channels the thrills of motorcycle racing with a tribute to the legendary International Isle of Man TT event. Weighing in at only 100 grams, thanks to a black carbon nanotube case, this superlight chronograph won’t slow wearers down. $8,750
TAG Heuer’s Formula 1 Watch Indy 500 gets motor enthusiasts’ engines running with a sporty racing stripe and checkered flag on the dial, as well as a case back decorated with a pattern nodding to the bricks at the famous finish line. $1,500, Tourneau, Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave., 312.266.7600
Panerai’s Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Titanio marks the 10th anniversary of the brand’s Classic Yachts Challenge regatta series in Europe and North America. This robust 47 mm brushed titanium dive watch with a three-day power reserve is limited to 50 pieces, distinguished by a special case back. $10,900, CD Peacock, Old Orchard Center, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Suite N3, Skokie, 847.679.1837
Omega’s Seamaster Planet Ocean Sochi 2014 Limited Edition carries on the Olympic spirit with special red, white and blue markings on the bezel. Water resistant to 2,000 feet, this brawny 45.5 mm diver is powered by the brand’s Co-Axial 8500 movement with a silicon balance spring. $6,600, Omega, 909 N. Michigan Ave., 312.291.9412