Watch bands are generally at their worst an afterthought and at best designed around how they can compliment a watch's face. The band of the Void Sond Watch is actually part of the face. Injection molded in one single piece, this stylish digital timepiece boasts a locking mechanism that uses the watch itself to secure the nylon band. Just three components — the case, the band, and the fitting loops — are involved, but since each one is available in eight colors, over 500 combinations are possible. As for us, we'll stick to the simple solid grey.
No, it's not literally slow — otherwise it wouldn't be much of a timepiece. Then again, the single hands of Slow Watches do move slower than usual. But there's a good reason for that: these novel watches use a single hand that rotates around a full 24-hour dial, with indexes marking every 15 minutes. Whether that causes you to speed up or slow down depends on your temperament, but no matter what, you rest assured the Swiss Made Ronda Caliber 505.24H GMT movement will keep the correct time.
Leave it to a company known for its simple, plastic, infinitely collectible watches to crank out the world's least complex automatic timepiece. The Swatch Sistem51 Watch is the Swiss company's very first automatic watch, boasting an innovative self-winding movement that uses only 51 parts spread across five separate modules and features an impressive 90 hour power reserve. You can see the movement through the back of the hermetically sealed plastic case, which comes in blue, red, white, and black colorways.
It was only a matter of time before the makers of wearable activity trackers stopped producing techie plastic pieces that only look appropriate in a gym, and started focusing on making them look good for everyday wear. The Wellograph Watch looks gorgeous, crafted from sapphire crystal or stainless steel and accompanied by either a genuine leather or nato strap. Its tasteful user interface — displayed on a low-power LCD screen — shows useful information at a glance, letting you monitor your exercise, fitness, heartrate, steps, and more. The Wellograph app, available for iOS and Android, gives you an in-depth look at your wellbeing and syncs wirelessly over Bluetooth.
Is '70s style making a comeback? Well, it certainly is with this Omega Speedmaster Mark II Watch. A reintroduction of a watch that first appeared in 1969, this handsome, masculine timepiece features a water resistant brushed steel case and matching bracelet and your choice of either red/orange and gray or monochrome black and white dials. As for specs, it's powered by a Omega Calibre 3330 automatic movement, with a certified COSC Chronometer, raised tachymetre marks, and a date indicator located at 6 o'clock. Just be sure to pay attention, as there's no "Mark II" marking on the face to let you know which is which.