It doesn't matter how deep you're diving — if the Zelos Abyss Bronze Dive Watch can't handle the pressure, odds are neither can you. Water resistant to an absurd 3,000 meters, it's made from marine grade bronze, so it will develop a handsome patina over time. Features include a 7mm thick sapphire crystal cover, a 43mm diameter case, a helium escape valve, an automatic Miyota 9015 movement, and an included leather carry roll, brown vintage leather strap, and black rubber dive strap. Limited to just 500 individually numbered units, and available with a bronze bezel with blue, green, brown, or black dials, or in DLC black with a matching dial.
For the last 30 years, Danner has been making what are universally known as the best hiking boots money can buy. As a trip to Iceland loomed for the first issue of Uncrate Quarterly, we teamed up with Danner to design a pair we'd want to wear all winter long, no matter where our travels took us. The Uncrate edition Mountain Light Boot, in a colorway never before offered, is built by hand in Portland, Oregon, of a dark black suede paired with all-black hardware and a natural white Vibram Cristy outsole, which will work on just about any terrain. Inside, they've got a waterproof Gore-Tex lining to fight the elements. Danner stitchdown construction means they're also repairable — so you'll be wearing these for another 30 years or so.
Inspired by his award-winning 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, the Ralph Lauren Skeleton Automotive Watch blends the designer's love of classic automobiles with horology. Like a car with its hood opened, the timepiece encourages you to view its inner workings thanks to the visible, manually wound RL1967 caliber movement. Complimenting the steel and brass gear elements are black oxidized hands, a large balance, a black shot-blasted stainless steel case, and a varnished bezel made from amboyna burl, a wood widely known for its use in car interiors.
Chiming watches are among the most difficult of timepieces to make, let alone make sound good. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Acoustic Research Concept Watch aims to do both, thanks to a nearly silent striking mechanism, a 44mm titanium case that allows the sound to be louder by virtue of its lower density and its reworked seals that reduce sound dampening while maintaining water resistance of 20 meters. Other features include a black rubber strap, a titanium bezel, a tourbillion, and a column-wheel chronograph.