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Rugged and ready for action, these brawny sport watches fly, dive and drive with gusto. Equipped with scratch-resistant materials and shock-resistant movements, these robust timekeepers perform under pressure with handsome designs that keep owners looking sharp on the move.

IWC’s Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil ($13,100) reflects the brand’s partnership with Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team. The Silberpfeil, which features a stopwatch, flyback chronograph and tachymeter scale, references the legendary 1930s Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow W 25 race car’s steel dashboard, decorated with circular graining. At Tourneau, 835 N. Michigan Ave., 312.266.7600

Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe ($10,500) traces its lineage to 1953, when the brand launched its first modern dive watch of the same name. The design is loyal to the original with its luminescent dot on the bezel, but the movement inside is cutting edge: a nonmagnetic silicon balance-spring is visible through the sapphire crystal case-back. At Tourbillon, 545 N. Michigan Ave., 312.836.3800

Chopard’s Superfast Power Control ($10,350 in stainless steel) is part of a trio of Classic Racing watches powered by movements designed and assembled in-house. The aesthetic takes cues from auto racing, with striping on the dial evocative of cooling fins on engines, Allen screws on the bezel recalling those on wheel rims, and a power reserve at 9 o’clock that resembles a fuel gauge. At Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312.642.5900

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver ($21,800) is the third professional-grade dive watch in the 20-year-old collection and the first with a high-tech ceramic case and a sapphire crystal case back that allows one to admire the finely finished automatic Caliber 3120 movement. At

Bell & Ross’ limited edition BR 126 Blackbird ($6,700) is cloaked in an all-black PVD finish, much like the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird military aircraft for which it’s named. The watch’s flyback chronograph allows one to instantly stop and restart the chronograph stopwatch function with a single action for greater precision timing. The matte black-and-orange color combination, meanwhile, heightens legibility. At Geneva Seal, 112 E. Oak St., 312.944.3100 

Breitling’s Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel ($9,590) is outfitted with a highly resistant carbon-based coating, as well as a complementary black dial and chronograph counters with luminescent indications. Limited to 1,000 pieces with the Navitimer’s signature circular slide rule and 24-hour display, the Cosmonaute Blacksteel offers a modern twist on the original watch worn by the late Lt. Commander Scott Carpenter when he orbited Earth aboard the Aurora 7 in 1962. At Razny Jewelers, 37 S. Washington St., Hinsdale, 630.455.1900