As the first chronograph worn in space, the Breitling Cosmonaute Automatic Chronograph ($TBA) has some serious cred going for it, which is only accentuated by its striking stainless steel and sapphire crystal case. Reissued in limited quantities in honor of the company's 125th anniversary, the Cosmonaute also features a 1/5 of a second chronograph, 24-hour face, water resistance down to 30 meters, and a gorgeous perforated Air Racer bracelet. Possibly cheaper than actually travelling to space yourself.
Break with tradition while staying boardroom ready with the TX Linear Duo Watch ($675-$690). This linear chronograph watch melds a sporty, unique curved-face dial with a more conservative leather strap, and also features a stainless steel build, buckle closure, and water resistance down to 50 meters. It might not be the cheapest timepiece around, but it's also a hulluva lot cheaper than your average Breitling or Rolex.
Keep track of way more than just the time on your next outing with the Suunto Core Extreme Limited Edition ($TBA). This sleek digital watch's stylish design belies its rugged functionality, which includes an accurate altimeter, barometer, digital thermometer, a weather trend indicator, digital compass, sports chronograph, date, predicted sunrise and sunset times, and, of course, not just single, but dual, timekeeping.
If you've been looking for a watch to match your pricey red sports car with black interior, you can't do much better than the TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Chronograph Watch ($6,900). It features a stainless steel case with titanium carbide coating for a smooth black finish, a black dial with chronograph, tachymeter, and date functions, water resistance good up to 100 meters down, and a black alligator strap with red stitching and a folding clasp closure.
While it may not carry the same prestige as an Omega Seamaster or Rolex Submariner, the Victorinox Dive Master 500 ($525 and up) offers features and looks rivaling its more expensive counterparts. It features a Swiss made self-winding movement, a stainless steel case, luminous hands and markers, a date function, either a stainless steel of textured rubber bracelet, and more.