Created to help support ORBIS International's fight against preventable blindness, the Omega Hour Vision Blue Watch ($TBA) is the latest limited edition from the Swiss watch maker. Highlights include a 360 degree see-through case-body, a 41 mm stainless steel outer case, a Co-Axial calibre 8500 movement, a brushed blue dial, 18 karat white gold hour, minute and seconds hands, a date window, a black leather strap, and water resistance up to 330 feet, or way farther down than you'll ever need to wear it.
We've seen plenty of watches inspired by aircraft, but never one that's actually made from one. Until now. The Bremont P-51 Watch (£7,450; roughly $11,800) is a chronograph chronometer built using original parts from the 1944 Mustang WWII aircraft P-51K-10, otherwise known as "Fragile but Agile." Original aluminum from the plane's fuselage is integrated into the dial and movement of the P-51, while the dial itself is inspired by the clocks found in the plane. Other features include an internally rotating bezel, a calf-skin leather strap with stainless steel buckle, and the ability to whip flyboys into a froth thanks to its one of 251 limited edition status.
What do you do when you're a watchmaker and your movement supplier goes belly up? Go back to the drawing board and remove the movement altogether. The new HD3 Slyde ($TBA) eschews the typical watch face for a touchscreen, allowing you to generate an "unlimited" variety of virtual timepieces with nothing more than a couple taps and flicks while the clean design of the watch keeps the focus where it's supposed to be: on the screen.