/// Tag Heuer GTS SS Carrera
Designed for professional drivers and racing enthusiasts, the sporty Tag Heuer Carrera line was born on the race track in 1963. Jack Heuer, the official timekeeper at the 12 Hours of Sebring that year, conceived this collection to be legible at high speeds. Red lacquered hands complement the blue and white face on this chronograph, which is powered by the Calibre 16 automatic movement. $3,850. Available at Hale’s Jewelers, 532 Haywood Rd, Greenville. (864) 297-5600, halesjewelers.com
/// Tissot Chrono XL
With a case diameter of 45mm, the Chrono XL dial makes a bold statement on any man’s wrist. White Arabic numerals against a black face make it easy to read, while 30-minutes and 1/10th-of-a-second counters add accuracy. Headquartered in Le Locle in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland, Tissot has been crafting fine timepieces since 1853.
$375. Available at Hale’s Jewelers, 532 Haywood Rd, Greenville. (864) 297-5600, halesjewelers.com
/// H. Goose Gen 3 Saluda Field Watch
Classic lines, versatility, and durability make this watch indispensable in the field, whatever sporting activity you favor. The third generation of the Saluda Field Watch features a military-inspired black dial measuring 39mm in diameter, and runs on a gold-plated Swiss movement. Based in Greenville, H. Goose was launched by avid outdoorsman Harris Quinn and named for his dog.
$350. Available at Rush Wilson Ltd, 23 W North St, Greenville. (864) 232-
/// Tag Heuer Autavia
Vintage pilot’s watches provided the inspiration for this brushed-bronze timepiece with a titanium case. The unencumbered dial design features sword-shaped ivory hands that light up against the chocolate-brown face, thanks to Super-LumiNova technology, while the bi-directional turning bezel allows you to quickly calculate how much time has elapsed or how much is remaining.
$3,850. Available at Hale’s Jewelers, 532 Haywood Rd, Greenville. (864) 297-5600, halesjewelers.com
/// Tag Heuer Monaco Chronograph
50th Anniversary Blue Gulf Racing Watch
The world’s first automatic chronograph, the distinctive 39mm Monaco was worn by Steve McQueen in the 1971 racing film Le Mans. The Gulf brand’s blue and orange racing livery adorns the face of this special-edition Blue Gulf Racing Watch, colors which are echoed in the perforated blue leather strap adorned with orange stitching. $6,350. Available at Hale’s Jewelers, 532 Haywood Rd, Greenville. (864) 297-5600, halesjewelers.com
/// Breitling Chronometer Premier
Created for use on land, Breitling’s Premier line finds its inspiration in the first collection of elegant watches the company manufactured in the 1940s. With a 42mm stainless-steel case and a brown nubuck leather strap complementing its bold blue dial, this watch features 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters as well as a quarter-second hand.
$4,975. Available at Reeds Jewelers, 700 Haywood Rd, Greenville. (864) 288-9753, reeds.com
Photography by Paul Mehaffey