Prepare thyself for an (even larger) onslaught of smartwatches, all thanks to Android Wear — a new version of Android that's designed for wearables. Or more specifically, watches. And the Motorola Moto 360 Watch is leading the way. Unlike most smartwatches, this one features a high-res round screen that allows it to look like a normal watch most of the time, but spring to colorful life when you tap it or when a notification arrives. It's available in a variety of styles, but we're partial to the ones that keep it looking like a normal watch.
Even if you don't get your thrills by running into the middle of tornados and hurricanes, there's still plenty to like about the Ball Fireman Storm Chaser Pro Watch. Made as a partnership between Ball and MIT-educated meteorologist Dr. Joshua Wurman, the watch features telemetric technology that helps determine approximate distance between you and a fixed point. Featuring 30-minute and 12-hour counters, separate day and date windows, and luminous indices throughout that glow green, orange, and blue, it's simple to determine the time no matter how much light you have. And with water resistance down to 100 meters and impact resistance up to 5,000 Gs, if you do choose to chase storms, you can feel confident your watch will hold up to those harsh conditions.
Combining the beautiful, minimal aesthetics that made the Bauhaus Movement so renowned, with the accurate, automatic mechanical movement of modern watchmaking, the Max Bill x Junghans Chronoscope Watch is a perfect example of old meets new. Conceived by architect, painter, sculptor, and designer Max Bill, these watches feature a stainless steel case, your choice of a white or black dial, a black calfskin strap, and luminous hands. With a 30 minute counter, a 12 hour counter, and a date display, the simplicity of this watch belies its functionality. Its automatic movement has a power reserve of up to 46 hours, for accuracy that you can count on.
Looking for a classy watch that's a little untraditional? The Ressence Type 1 Watch should work. Like the Type 3 Watch before it, the Type 1 features no hands and no crown, instead relying on a series of constantly rotating discs to indicate the hours, minutes, seconds, and days of the week. All the dial components are milled from Mallechort, every indicator is filled with grade A Super-Luminova for visibility in the dark, and the whole thing is powered by a system of 18 gears and 56 jewels that's wound simply by turning the case back.
With a generations-long history of producing fine maritime timepieces, it should come as no surprise that Omega would create something as stunning and innovative as the Seamaster Planet Ocean Ceragold Watch. Made with the ocean in mind, this watch features water resistance down to 2,000 feet, a helium escape valve, and an 18-karat red gold diving scale on the bezel. Made from an 18-karat gold-encrusted ceramic known as Ceragold, it has a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, a red gold case, a black dial, and a transparent case back. With a self-winding chronograph movement and a power reserve of 60 hours, you'll be ready for any adventure — aquatic or otherwise.