So modern, it's amazing Starck didn't think of it first. The Phosphor E-Ink Watch ($200) bears more than a little resemblance to Philippe's line of semi-iconic watches for Fossil, but goes beyond with an amazingly contrasty e-Ink screen, a plated stainless steel case, a crystal cover for the display, and a simple leather strap. It's like a wrist-sized Kindle. Or something.
Racing aficionados may already be familiar, but Porsche's unprecedented 16 wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans started in 1970, with Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood behind the wheel of a 917 K. The Porsche Design P'6612 Dashboard Le Mans 1970 Watch ($TBA) pays homage to this win with a dial styled after the car's instrumentation, a perforated calfskin strap with red stitching like the steering wheel, the car's number 23 on the face, a brushed, polished titanium case, automatic chronograph movement, and tachometer scale. Fittingly, only 917 will be made, each including a scale model of the 917 K and a booklet signed by the race winners themselves.
Way better known for their powerful handguns — including Dirty Harry's favorite, the .44 Magnum — it turns out that Smith and Wesson also make watches. Like this Smith & Wesson Field Watch ($60), for instance. It features a green face, white indicators and hands, a stainless steel case, a spiffy adjustable nylon strap, and you don't even have to go through a background check to buy it.