Yes, that's a helluva name, but this is a helluva timepiece. Inspired by the style of the first French empire, the Colette x March LA.B 1805 Imperial Phantom Pocket Watch (€1,300; roughly $1,700) sports an all-black design — including the case, face, and hands — an analog alarm, a desk stand, one of two chain clasp designs, and a stylish snake coil chain. [via]
Pocket watches are more or less a novelty at this point, which makes the Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch ($170) all the more unusual. Sporting a relatively intricate yet easy-to-read dual time-zone face, the Rogue offers touch-based controls, an always-on display, date and time functionality, LED lighting, stainless steel case, an included chain, and a see-through cover that lets you easily keep track of the time without having to worry about accidental button pushes.
If you ever got a hand-me-down Rolex from someone who worked in a power plant or secret government research facility, you might have gotten your hands on an early Rolex Milgauss Watch ($7,500). Introduced in 1956 for the scientific community, the Milgauss is capable of withstanding magnetic fields up to 1,000 gauss — or more than you'd ever wish to be exposed to. Corrosion-resistant 940L steel does the trick with the case, as does an amazing green sapphire cover.