With fifty-nine pivoting minute hands, eleven rotating triangles to mark the hours, and a sliding trap door, the Harry Winston Opus XIII Watch ($250,000) isn't the craziest watch we've seen — but it's close. Developed in collaboration Ludovic Ballouard, it also features a 44.25 mm case in 18K white gold, a sapphire-crystal display back, a 35-hour power reserve, water resistance down to 30 meters, and a hand-sewn black alligator leather strap. Limited to just 130 units, or the total number of people that can actually figure out what time it is by looking at the face. [via]
It doesn't matter if you're an athlete or an outdoorsman — or both — as these new Suunto Ambit2 GPS Watches ($400-$650) include a model for everyone. The Ambit2 S is sleek and lightweight, build specifically for cycling, running, swimming, and training use, and as such offers pace, route navigation and tracking, and heart rate monitoring. The standard Ambit 2 is a more rugged affair, with a fiberglass-reinforced case, 50 hours of battery life in GPS mode, altitude, vertical speed, barometric pressure, and temperature readouts. However, the latter also offers all the sports functions of the 2 S, making it the easy choice if you don't want to miss a single feature.
If watches were judged solely on the number of characters gracing the dial, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Platinum Watch ($TBA) would surely be one of the greatest timepieces ever created. Of course, that's not how they're judged, but this new Daytona — created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original — impresses anyway. Crafted entirely from 950 platinum, it features a Cerachrom brown ceramic bezel, an ice blue dial, and a 4130 self-winding movement. Just move fast if you want to pick one up — it'll be extremely limited, and sold only at select retailers.