Established by Detroit’s historic Bayview Yacht Club, the days-long Port Huron to Mackinac Island regatta is one of the longest and most grueling freshwater races in the world.
Named for this legendary competition, the Shinola Mackinac is our first watch with automatic, single-eye chronograph yacht-timer functionality.
It’s a precision instrument designed to be passed on for generations—just like the tradition that inspires it.
Also called a regatta timer, this unique chronographic function is designed specifically for sailboat racing.
Unlike power boats, yachts use the wind to get up to speed.
At the beginning of a regatta, flags and horns count down five, four, one, and zero minutes to start—and the competing yachts must cross the starting line at, but never before, their synchronized yacht timer.
Swiss-made Sellita SW511.bhc Elaboré grade movement with premium finishing including blued screws and Geneva striping. Bespoke black rhodium plated rotor with orange bolt and maritime flag graphic treatment. Hours, minutes, chronograph second with 15 minute counter and date functionalities. 27 jewels minimize friction. Minimum 56-hour power reserve.
The square case of this 40mm chronograph is crafted from polished stainless steel with alternating brushed and polished surfaces and is finished with sapphire crystal. A full exhibition case back reveals the custom etched rotor.
60 and 30 second markers on the lively, highly-readable double-layer dial stand out alongside the yacht timer and date window.
A textured rubber strap in canary yellow is waterproof and breathable. Keep the strap tucked in with the keeper.
Packed inside a sailor’s treasure chest, find the accompanying story booklet and a plaque engraved with the coordinates of Mackinac Island and the nautical flag alphabet.