There are plenty of choices out there for a great looking watch, but there aren't many that combine a great looking minimalist design with precise timekeeping and an affordable price like MVMT. This beautiful timepiece comes with 6 hand chronograph Japanese movement, 3 sub-dials, and a 22mm sandstone leather band with a gunmetal stainless steel buckle. It's all housed in a 45 mm gunmetal stainless steel case, with brushed gunmetal plated, hardened mineral crystal on the surface. The Los Angeles based company has yet another watch that fits as well with your casual attire as it does with a formal getup, and all for a price that won't break the bank.
Created by a Sony subsidiary and successfully crowdfunded nearly a year ago, the FES E-Paper Watch is finally available. While mention of an E-Paper display might lead you to believe this is yet another smartwatch, it is instead a more traditional, albeit wildly customizable timepiece. By covering not just the circular watch face but in fact the entire band in E-Paper, you can choose between a white or black face, decide how many, if any, markers to display, and swap between a variety of white or black strap designs, many of which ape traditional band and bracelet materials. Available at select Japanese outlets, with more stores and potentially markets to follow.
Inspired by the iconic Paul Newman Daytona, the Project X DS8 Rolex Daytona Watch is as close as you can come without tracking down an original. It has the same three-color black dial found on those early '70s models, all the way down to the modified sub-dials and Rolex Cosmograph Oyster text. It also ships with two different bezels — the original steel bezel, and a custom black bakelite bezel — giving you two looks with one watch, matching both the ref. 6263 & 6265 models. Limited to just 28 examples.
A tribute to the Group B era in motorsports, this Autodromo Group B Watch features the same tech and materials in use at the time. Featuring bi-metallic case construction and Miyota 9015 automatic movement found in a lightweight 39mm titanium capsule. And at only 52 grams, it's the lightest watch Autodromo has ever released, and arrives in a handcrafted aluminium box with a number plaque with two nylon straps inspired by racing harnesses. Two straps come with each watch, one gray, and one that matches the color of the markings on the dial.
It won't make you float like a butterfly or sting like a bee, but the Shinola Muhammad Ali Watch will help you look your best. Created in collaboration with Louisville's Muhammad Ali Center, it has a 41 or 36mm stainless steel cushion case, with a matte black dial, gold-colored numbers and hands, and a date window above the 6. It's powered by a Detroit-built Argonite 705 movement, finished with a brown alligator strap with distinctive red backing, and arrives in a custom hickory box, alongside three limited edition, 8.5"x11" prints captured and signed by Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker. Limited to just 400 examples.
Inspired by the Ducati XDiavel motorcycle, the bold design of the TUDOR Fastrider Black Shield Watch looks great whether you ride a bike or not. The 42mm case is all one piece, crafted from black ceramic with a matte bead-blasted finish. The hands, markers, and indicators for both the main dial and three sub-dials are done in contrasting white, while those of the fixed bezel remain black. It's powered by a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement, has a date window at 4:30, and is waterproof down to 150 meters. It comes with your choice of black rubber or black leather strap with white contrast stitching, and is also available in black/red or black/beige.
Swedish firm Nocs is known for its well-designed headphones, earphones, and speakers. Now it's applying its talents to timepieces. The Nocs Atelier Seconds Watch is the first product from the newly-created division, and it doesn't disappoint. The name refers to the watch's seconds hand — made from silver or rose gold — that provides the only contrast for the 40mm, 316 steel case and clean dial, both of which are PVD-coated with a matte black finish. Powered by a Japanese quartz movement and completed with a chamfered, brushed bezel and black nylon NATO strap.
Sporting an unconventional yet instantly recognizable design, the Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde Watch is a more interesting take on horology than your average timepiece. The interest is in the dual dials, one giving a readout of the minutes and hours, while a smaller, overlapping circle displays the seconds. There's a date window at 9 o'clock, a rhodium-colored high-tech ceramic case that's both light and scratch-resistant, and a brown leather strap to add an extra touch of class that makes it formal enough for the boardroom, yet casual enough for weekend wear.
Watches have traditionally used to mark the time when moments start. The Stop The Time Watch from What? is used to mark the time they happen. Thanks to a Bluetooth 4.0 connection, a companion app, and a dedicated "time-stopping" red button, this watch lets you save the precise time a noteworthy moment happens, then expand upon it in the app with notes and photos. The watch face itself has an e-Ink display to show how many of your five moments per month you've used, and sits behind traditional watch hands that give you the current time. Powered by quartz movements, it's available in four styles, including a pocket watch, the Cold War-inspired Radar, and in both the Modern and Classic interpretations shown here.
For most people, buying a smartwatch comes down to which one offers the feature set they're looking for. The Blocks Modular Smartwatch wants to fix this by letting you add any feature you want, whenever you want it. It does so by pairing the main watch case to a series of hot swappable and easily replaceable modules that let you add features like extra battery, heart rate monitoring, GPS, NFC, and altitude, pressure and temperature sensors on-the-fly. Of course, it also handles common tasks like displaying notifications, handling phone calls, and activity tracking, making it one of the most versatile smartwatches out there.
With a 46mm titanium case, handsome perforated rubber bracelet, and black carbide-coated bezel with raised and brushed numbers, the TAG Heuer Connected Watch feels like any other release from the Swiss watchmaker. But instead of a precision movement, that case houses microchips. Powered by Android Wear and an Intel processor, it displays exclusive Tag-designed faces that mimic their most popular mechanical timepieces on its 1.5-inch, 240 ppi touchscreen, does directional wind and weather monitoring, tracks your activity, runs apps, and, of course, keeps ultra-precise time. And should you find yourself missing your traditional watch, you can give it (and $1,500) back to TAG and they'll replace it with one of their fine mechanical instruments.
As most watch collectors and aficionados can attest, finding a watch winder that's as good looking as your wristwear isn't an easy task. The Bernard Favre Watch Winder is more than worthy of keeping your Rollie wound, rotating it in three dimensions using three rings that are mounted on a motorized base. It also has an LED indicator showing the status of the winder, along with a built-in battery that lasts up to 100 days, making it a great option for travel. You can even charge it using your smartphone through a USB connection. And seeing it do its thing is nothing short of mesmerizing.
Tracking your fitness is important. Wrist-bound notifications are handy. Yet you don't want to give up your favorite watch. With the Chronos Smart Watch Disc, you don't have to. It mounts to the back of nearly any timepiece, so it's hidden from view, and is only 3mm thick, so it's comfortable to wear. It gives you vibration and LED-based lighting alerts for incoming notifications, lets you dismiss or respond via taps and/or gestures, and also uses its accelerometer to track your steps and movement. All with nary a screen in sight.
Named after the section of Broadway on which their design studio sits, Great George Watches pay homage to both NYC and classic design. The watch's square shape was inspired by Bauhaus-era design, and extends to both the hands and markers. The cases measure 34mm across, but feel similar to a 40mm circular design, and are made from surgical stainless steel. Ronda 763 movements keep accurate time, and the interchangeable leather straps snap on and off with a reassuring click. Available in nine different colorways, with various metal finishes, dial treatments, and straps.
Inspired by a timepiece built for British paratroopers in the 1940s, the Longines Heritage Military COSD Watch combines combat-ready utility with modern convenience. The watch is powered by a Swiss-made self winding mechanical movement with 48-hour power reserve, housed inside a 40mm stainless steel case. The light tan dial has easily-legible Arabic numerals with 24-hour markings, a date window at 3 o'clock, and blued steel Super-LumiNova hands. Finished with a green NATO strap.
Suunto makes plenty of watches for those who adventure around their home. The Suunto Kailash Watch is made for those who adventure around the world. Named after a holy Tibetan peak, it offers several globetrotting-friendly features, including automatic time and location via GPS, readouts of the direction and distance back to your hotel/camp/home, and a new logbook that shows how many countries you've visited and how far you've travelled with a single button press. Of course, it also keeps track of things like the altitude, barometric pressure, sunrise/sunset, and how many steps you've taken, is water-resistant to 100m with a titanium bezel, sapphire crystal cover, anodized aluminum case, and silicone strap, and is available in four colorways.
In most parts of the world, the minutes and seconds are the same as everywhere else. The Klokers Klok-02 Watch takes advantage of this fact, letting you check the time anywhere on Earth with just the push of a button. It does this by displaying retrograde minutes and seconds on the top half, then pairing a circular opening for hours with a second window showing the current city, and a pusher at 4 o'clock to swap between them. A Swiss-made movement powers the watch, which has a 43 mm metal polymer and faux leather case, and a 22mm leather bracelet that hooks to the watch via a patented "jewel" that makes swapping bands quick and easy.
Love him or hate him, Yves Behar has a knack for taking natural phenomena and turning them into physical objects. The Movado Edge Watch is the latest example. A modern interpretation of the company's stunningly minimal Museum Dial, it replaces the sun-inspired 12 o'clock dot with a three-dimensional circle rising above the dial, and decorates the edges with sculpted peaks that mimic the sun's rays while doubling as markers. The standard model arrives in a 40mm case, while the chronograph has a 42mm case, white markers printed inside the sapphire crystal cover, and three tonal sub-dials. Available with a sandblasted black, gray, metallic silver or midnight blue dial, with a polished stainless steel or black PVD-finished steel case, and with a stainless steel link, black leather, or black rubber strap.
Inspired by spiral staircases, the 4th Dimension Watch gives new depth to wrist-bound timepieces. Each of the watch's three color schemes features a 1mm concrete face with 12 "steps" representing the hours of the day, spiraling down counterclockwise until the disappear from view. It's powered by a Citizen Miyota GL36 Quartz movement, has a 42mm stainless steel case, the hands extend both out and up to complement the face, a sapphire crystal keeps things protected, and a heavy-duty leather strap keeps everything in place.