If you've been captivated by the dark, technical style of vintage aircraft gauges, then the TSOVET Limited Edition AT76 Watch ($950) will appeal to you. Inspired by the precision and style of avionic gauges, the AT76's water resistant housing is made from aerospace-grade stainless steel, has a PVD-coated dial, an anti-reflective and scratch resistant mineral crystal face, and a non-corrosive, brushed satin finish. Internals are driven by the Rhonda 515, a Swiss timepiece with accurate quartz movement, indicating the time and date with luminous hands and markers.
If you've ever wondered what watch Bond would wear while he was on vacation, you need look no further than the Victorinox Swiss Army Legacy Réserve de Marche Platine ($19,500). Available in a limited run of only 60 numbered, platinum cases, the Legacy is a manifestation of practical luxury incarnate. The highest level of care and attention has been employed in the creation of this timepiece which features luminous numbers, platinum detailing, and the reliability and perfection of Swiss engineering. It might not be able to remote control an Aston Martin, but the self-winding Legacy never needs batteries, and the bezel, horns, and crown are covered in genuine rubber for durability and longevity. Delivered in a presentation box, the watch includes an extra strap, a viewing magnifier for detail inspection, and a numbered certificate of authenticity. [Thanks, Paul]
Oceanus is Casio's high-end line of watches. And when we say high-end, we mean high-end. Our test subject, the Oceanus 5-Motor Solar Atomic Chronograph OCWP500TDA-1A1 ($1,195), is a handsome specimen that performs like watches three times its price. The watch combines a unique 5-motor drive movement (5 internal motors independently control dials for time, stopwatch, seconds, day of week, and hours) with multi-band Atomic solar technology to keep your time insanely accurate without you lifting a finger. It's water resistant up to 200M, supports 29 times zones (29 cities), and features Neo-brite luminous hands and markers. Thanks to a titanium band and case, this Oceanus watch is surprisingly light and sporty, and a joy to wear.