Good Sports

Sports watches once were associated only with sweaty workouts, deep-sea dives, and timed competitions. Now they epitomize fashion, style, and innovation. Indeed, many are worn less for sports than for their stylish looks—but they're still made with durable materials and designed to function high in the air or deep under the sea. Recent sports timepieces make effective use of color (orange, yellow, and black), even for “serious” professional sports watches, such as those for divers, pilots, and yachtsmen. Rubber straps and more lightweight materials, like titanium, are also much in evidence. One of the most striking designs of this year's sports watches is Zenith's 46.5 mm Defy Xtreme Open chronograph. Combining black titanium, Kevlar inserts, and Zenithium (a new alloy), it's virtually unbreakable. It's also water resistant to 1,000 meters, with a movement designed for extreme
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