We like watches with military style, but we also like it when they actually do something beyond just telling the time and looking cool. The Luminox Recon Nav SPC Watch ($TBA) is a perfect example. With a black carbon-reinforced 46mm polycarbonate case, ratcheting aluminum dive bezel, and a black dial, it has the military look down, but it also offers a walking speed tachymeter, a GMT function for checking the time in another time zone, and a strap with three map scales and a removable compass.
"Hey, you look awfully familiar. Do I know you?" Odds are, you might. Based on the Ventura Sparc MGS Watch, the new Sparc Sigma MGS Watch ($5,400-$5,500) sports a completely new, more organic and curvy design, penned by designer Paolo Fancelli. Despite the new body, it's still powered by a Micro Generator System housed in a sapphire crystal case, still boasts a 12-digit liquid-crystal display, still offers LED backlighting for illumination, and still features a prominent scroll controller. Limited Launch Editions will arrive next month, with standard production models hitting shelves in April.
Used to be you had to build your watch out of a Faraday Cage to protect your watch from harmful magnetic fields. The Omega Anti-Magnetic Seamaster Aqua Terra Watch ($TBA) takes a different approach. It's powered by the new Omega Co-Axial calibre 8508 movement, which is made using selected non-ferrous materials, giving the watch the ability to handle levels of magnetism up to 15,000 gauss. The watch also features a black dial, a distinctive yellow and black second hand, and a stainless steel case and band.