Luxury watches have long been documented to take over the depths of the sea, but a new breed of amphibious species has been reigning the surface too. Yachtsmen have long relied on digital models, which are more than equipped with esoteric features that not only allow skippers to set a course, but also countdown before the start of their regattas. 

Now, mechanical watches are getting increasingly equipped to do the same, only in a more sophisticated fashion. These watches not only bring out the prestige in the sport of sailing, they also showcase finesse when you’re not negotiating hard-hitting waves and unpredictable winds. 

It’s never too late to learn the ropes; here are some of the best sailing watches now.