With fifty-nine pivoting minute hands, eleven rotating triangles to mark the hours, and a sliding trap door, the Harry Winston Opus XIII Watch ($250,000) isn't the craziest watch we've seen — but it's close. Developed in collaboration Ludovic Ballouard, it also features a 44.25 mm case in 18K white gold, a sapphire-crystal display back, a 35-hour power reserve, water resistance down to 30 meters, and a hand-sewn black alligator leather strap. Limited to just 130 units, or the total number of people that can actually figure out what time it is by looking at the face. [via]
It doesn't matter if you're an athlete or an outdoorsman — or both — as these new Suunto Ambit2 GPS Watches ($400-$650) include a model for everyone. The Ambit2 S is sleek and lightweight, build specifically for cycling, running, swimming, and training use, and as such offers pace, route navigation and tracking, and heart rate monitoring. The standard Ambit 2 is a more rugged affair, with a fiberglass-reinforced case, 50 hours of battery life in GPS mode, altitude, vertical speed, barometric pressure, and temperature readouts. However, the latter also offers all the sports functions of the 2 S, making it the easy choice if you don't want to miss a single feature.
If watches were judged solely on the number of characters gracing the dial, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Platinum Watch ($TBA) would surely be one of the greatest timepieces ever created. Of course, that's not how they're judged, but this new Daytona — created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original — impresses anyway. Crafted entirely from 950 platinum, it features a Cerachrom brown ceramic bezel, an ice blue dial, and a 4130 self-winding movement. Just move fast if you want to pick one up — it'll be extremely limited, and sold only at select retailers.
Finding the perfect accessory to compliment your Ferrari LaFerrari was a difficult task — until now. Developed alongside the Ferrari teams and in parallel with the car, the Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 LaFerrari Watch ($TBA) is a feat of engineering worthy of the venerable race car company's flagship. It's main claim to fame is a 50-day power reserve — a world record for a hand-wound Tourbillon wristwatch, and made possible by a custom movement designed, developed, and produced in-house. It also features the most watchmaking components of any Hublot watch, including a complex shaped sapphire crystal based on the car's outline, an open case back, a black PVD titanium case, anodized black aluminum cylinders with SuperLuminova markings for the hours, minutes, seconds, and power reserve indicators, and reinforcing bars on either side of the cylinders that serve as subtle nods to Ferrari's signature red color. The watch arrives in a leather and carbon fiber presentation case, and is limited to just 50 examples, which means only 1 in 10 LaFerrari owners will get to enjoy owning both.
Don't worry — it's not adorned with clichéd Pink Floyd cover art. Instead, the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Watch ($TBA) celebrates the lack of light by sporting a nearly all-black design. Details include a black ceramic 44.25mm case and chronograph pushers, a black zirconium oxide ceramic dial, a sapphire display back, indexes in white gold, and a rhodium-plated, red-tipped chronograph hand. Tying it all together is a black Cordura strap with a black ceramic buckle, making this the most stealthy Omega you'll find outside of a custom shop.