If you're the kind of guy who's clumsy enough to have shattered more than a few crystals by now, but you still care what your wrist says about you, you owe it to yourself to check out Casio G-Shock Twisted MT-G Watches ($900-$1,100). They feature the same resistance to shock, vibration, and gravity you expect from the G-Shock brand, without the plastic appearance typical of their watches. They come in three variations: polished stainless steel and resin, ion-plated stainless steel and resin, and a black ion-plated version with gold highlights and a red-paneled bracelet. Available in November.
For those of you whose job takes you to dangerous and remote spots across the globe (whether by sea, air, or land), there's the Breitling Emergency II Watch ($19,000). The first watch to include a dual-frequency satellite alert and distress beacon, it features innovative antennae that deploy manually and tuck away almost-unnoticeably within the watch case — so no matter where you are in the world, you can signal for a rescue for up to 24 hours. The satin-brushed bezel and titanium case conceal accurate electronic quartz movement, the dial is available in either black, yellow, or orange, and it comes fitted with a titanium bracelet or a rubber strap.
If you're really serious about telling time, you could wear four watches, or, you could just get the Diesel Grand Daddy Watch ($1,000). At 73 by 66 millimeters (or just under three by three inches) this watch is pretty huge — so you might want to start adding weight to your hammer curls. Reflecting a more-is-more approach, it comes with four chronographs, letting you keep time in your most frequently-visited cities. Each limited-edition watch is numbered out of 1,000, features a laser-cut crystal with a pyramid bevel, and water resistance to just under 100 feet.
The A.Manzoni & Fils Canopus Weekplanner Watch ($5,000) features Swiss mechanical movement and unique functionality, all packed into a beautiful contemporary design. This watch has a rounded stainless steel case that seamlessly transitions to a sapphire crystal on the face and back. Under the face, you'll find hands that track the week, date, day, month, phases of the moon (and of course the time). Each watch includes two straps: an adjustable stainless steel link strap, and a black and orange alligator strap — a rapid change mechanism lets you switch them out in seconds. It's water resistant to over 300 feet, and has a 42-hour power reserve.
Even if you don't plan on sailing to victory at your next regatta, there's no denying the appeal of the Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Watch ($6,800). Made to commemorate the 34th America's Cup, and in recognition of Omega's partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand, this timepiece is the sailer's new best friend. It has a rotating bezel, a helium escape valve, and resists water down to 1,000 feet — so it should keep ticking well after you catch a boom in the face and wind up in the water (we just hope you know how to swim).