Got a thing for high-end watches, but endlessly lusting after a mil-spec style timepiece? Take a look at these Rolex Projext X Stealth Watches (£8,750-£9,950; roughly $14,000-$16,000). Influenced by the SBS, the British Royal Navy's special forces unit, these rugged yet refined watches feature reed green G10 NATO strap, "Stealth" inscriptions on the black dial, blacked-out bezels, and either a satin silver or MATT Black Carbon coated case. If you want one, you'd better hurry though — only 28 of each style are being produced.
Inspired by the company's athletes, the Oakley Holeshot Watch ($550-$725) is an unapologetically sporty wristwatch featuring a Swiss Made chronograph movement, an Unotainium band, a six-hand analog display encase in pure sapphire crystal, water resistance down to 330 feet, and a case forged from stainless steel. Available in standard, stainless bracelet, and WWII-inspired 10th Mountain Division models.
A true classic, the Rolex GMT Master II Watch has been the unofficial watch of professional pilots and hardcore travelers since the time of smiling Pan-Am flights. In addition to the standard automatic movement and a 40mm stainless steel case with a crazy-durable ceramic bezel, the GMT Master II has an extra hand that lets you quickly see the time in your current time zone and the time in a second one (back at the ranch). It comes in several color ways, including all-black, black and blue, and the signature "Pepsi" red and blue.
Created to help support ORBIS International's fight against preventable blindness, the Omega Hour Vision Blue Watch ($TBA) is the latest limited edition from the Swiss watch maker. Highlights include a 360 degree see-through case-body, a 41 mm stainless steel outer case, a Co-Axial calibre 8500 movement, a brushed blue dial, 18 karat white gold hour, minute and seconds hands, a date window, a black leather strap, and water resistance up to 330 feet, or way farther down than you'll ever need to wear it.
We've seen plenty of watches inspired by aircraft, but never one that's actually made from one. Until now. The Bremont P-51 Watch (£7,450; roughly $11,800) is a chronograph chronometer built using original parts from the 1944 Mustang WWII aircraft P-51K-10, otherwise known as "Fragile but Agile." Original aluminum from the plane's fuselage is integrated into the dial and movement of the P-51, while the dial itself is inspired by the clocks found in the plane. Other features include an internally rotating bezel, a calf-skin leather strap with stainless steel buckle, and the ability to whip flyboys into a froth thanks to its one of 251 limited edition status.