Planning on visiting the bottom of the sea? Keep track of the hours you spend battling the Kraken with the Rolex Deepsea Challenge Watch ($TBA). Designed for James Cameron's Deepsea Challenger expedition, this unique timepiece features a super-thick body, a black bezel to contrast with the steel case, luminous hands and hour markers, and water resistance down to 12,000 meters, or nearly 40,000 feet, or deep enough that the time should be the least of your concerns. [via]
Who said a watch needs to be digital to have an unorthodox interface? The Harry Winston Opus 12 Watch ($258,000) is an exercise in high-end watch wizardry, built around 12 pairs of hands that point towards the center and rotate in place to turn blue when they're telling the time or silver when they're inactive, a retrograde hand near the center to show precise minutes (from one to five), a tiny seconds hand in the dead center, and a power-reserve indicator in between. Other features include a polished 18K white gold case and buckle, a black alligator leather strap, and the exclusivity that comes from being limited to just 120 pieces worldwide.
Looking for a more traditional way to keep track of the time across multiple time zones? The Rolex Sky-Dweller Watch ($TBA) should do the trick. This unique timepiece features a inner ring that keeps track of the time at home, traditional hour, minute, and second hands for local time, an advanced date function that knows the difference between 30- and 31-day months, and ring command bezel that lets you quickly and easily choose which function to set using the winding crown.
You don't need to be a pilot to appreciate the Omega Spacemaster Z-33 Watch ($TBA) — but it doesn't hurt. Designed with flyboys in mind, it features standard analog watch hands, as well as two transreflective LCDs with red letters set into the non-reflective matte black dial, which serve as the basis for a host of features, including date, UTC, two time zones with 12- or 24-hour display, an alarm, a perpetual calendar, a chronograph, a countdown timer, and a flight log with ten slots. Oh, and its grade 5 titanium case is water resistant to 100 feet — but if you've found yourself in water, the well being of your watch is probably the last thing on your mind.
Celebrate the 80th birthday of Tag's longtime CEO — and father of the Carrera — with the TAG Heuer Jack Heuer 80th Birthday Carrera Watch (roughly $5,000). Limited to just 3,000 pieces worldwide, this semi-throwback timepiece features a Calibre 17 movement, a metallic silver sun-burst face with applied hour markers, silver hands, twin dark gray Chronograph sub dials, a 41mm case, and either a black calf strap with soft red rubber lining or a standard Carrera bracelet with polished and brushed finishes. [via]