The pitch-black Tag Heuer Formula 1 Stealth Watch ($TBA) is just the wristwear needed for those who like to keep it dark. The 42mm-sized watch features a black face, black lume, black-gold hour markers, and a stainless steel case with an all-black titanium-carbide coating. The only hint of color comes from the red-tipped chronograph hand. [via]
As if you needed a reminder of how fast time is slipping away, the Tag Heuer Mikrogirder ($TBA) is here to show you with nearly unreadable speed. Accurate to 1/2,000th of a second, the Mikrogirder uses an all new beam/girder and excitatory beam/girder system to measure such small fractions of time with stunning accuracy, as evident on the central hand that does a complete revolution 20 times a second. It probably tells you normal time well, too, but if you're even considering trying to acquire this beast, that's probably not your biggest concern.
We'll be the first to admit that Swatch — better known for its crazy, stackable neon designs — was about the last company we expected to drop a touchscreen digital watch. Yet that's exactly what the Swatch Touch Watch ($140) is. Using funky on-screen digits that blend in well with the control indicators at the bottom, it offers up the time, date, and even a chronograph, all accesible with a touch — and swipe — of the finger.
Inspired by the instrument gauges of vintage Italian racing cars, Autodromo Watches ($425) will give your look some added RPMs. The lineup includes three models — the Brescia, Vallelunga, and Veloce — all of which feature a sporting face, a 42mm case in brushed or PVD-coated black stainless steel, a perforated leather wrist strap, and Swiss made Ronda movements with an oversized date window.
While it sounds a bit like a silly superhero — "I dub thee Mud-Man!" — the Casio G-Shock GW-9300 Mudman Watch ($200) is, in fact, a rugged, go-anywhere timepiece worthy of your off-road travels. Features include a shock- and mud-resistant build (obviously), a temperature readout, moon data, digital compass, a full auto calendar, multiple independent alarms, and bearing memory — all of which could come in quite handy, even if you're not a grime-covered vigilante.