Tavannes Watch Co with Black Star Sailing

Tavannes, June 17, 2020 – Tavannes Watch Co has finalized its partnership with the Swiss professional sailing team Black Star Sailing Team, which competes in GC32. The values ​​of excellence, innovation, competition and training for young people united the two family businesses.

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The Submarine 1917 was chosen to be worn by the entire crew. It reflects the pioneering spirit of the brand – the first waterproof watch issued to officers commanding English submarines during the First World War – and is particularly suited to the constraints of a sailing competition.

Black Star Sailing Team has temporarily left its home port of Brunnen / SZ to go to Lagos in Portugal to challenge opponents such as Alinghi or Red Bull Sailing Team, in a competition where the “flying” catamarans GC32, l one of the fastest one-designs in the world, compete in very high level regattas.

The watchmaker from Tavannes and the Black Star sailing Team intend to create a partnership over several years and jointly develop products, in particular making it possible to reuse the used sails of the catamaran in products specific to the brand.