If your budget doesn't allow for a shiny Rolex Submariner, see if there's at least enough in your sock drawer for the Timex Andros Watch ($175). Yet another collaboration with J.Crew, the watch sports a classic dive-style looks, a preptastic nylon strap, quartz analog movement with a functioning bezel, and is water-resistant up to 100 meters.
If you guessed by the name that the Citizen 20th Anniversary Aqualand Watch ($360) was made for use underwater, you'd be right. The stainless steel and rubber timepiece offers measurement of the surface interval, time, and depth of each dive, a 20-dive memory, an auto-start DiveMode, a water temperature read-out, three alarms, travel time with support for 42 cities in 29 time zones, electro-luminescence backlighting, and, of course, a glove-friendly design.
Retro gaming mixes with high-end timepieces in the RJ Romain Jerome Space Invaders Watch ($TBA). Available in two 78-piece limited editions — one with colored Invaders, one with white — these unique watches feature round shapes set within a 46mm cambered square, steel coalesced with fragments of the Apollo 11 capsule, four functional ball-and-socket joints designed to recall the feet of lunar landing modules, a dedicated plate of Moon Silver on the back, and a black rubber strap.
It's definitely not sporty, but then again, neither is it traditional. Instead, the Chopard L.U.C. Tech Twist ($TBA) lives somewhere in between, with its round white gold, rose gold, or stainless steel case, hand-stitched alligator strap, and L.U.C. 96T self-winding movement clashing with more modern features like the crown at 4 o'clock, the offset seconds sub-dial at 7 o'clock, a partially cut-out dial for a view of the watch's internals, and blued steel hands and screws. It's limited to just 250 units, so speak now or forever hold your wrist and weep.
When you're one of the world's most recognizable designers and you need a watch to match your car, what is there to do other than make one yourself? That seems to be the story behind the Ralph Lauren Automotive Watch ($13,400), which the purple one styled after his prized 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, which means an elm burl ring to match the dash, a galvanized matte black dial with white numbers that recall the gauges, visible screws to match the car's rivets, and a prohibitively high price to ensure you won't see one on the wrist of a Chevette connoisseur.