It might appear at first glance to be nothing but a jumble of numbers, but the Klokers Klok-01 Watch is actually an easy, novel way to tell the time. Inspired by the slide rule, it uses three rotating disks to display the time, with a magnified vertical line at the top to help with readability. The watch's 44mm case is made from a composite of stainless steel and polymer, and the patented docking key system allows the bracelets to be easily swapped out, worn by themselves without the watch, or abandoned altogether in favor of a pocket watch-style chain.
It does a ton of different stuff, but the feature that's most likely to keep you strapping on an Apple Watch is its fitness tracking. Which is great, unless of course you plan on getting wet. The Catalyst Waterproof Apple Watch Case takes care of this issue by wrapping your computerized timepiece in a layer of plastic and rubber that will keep it dry well past one meter down, and also keep it safe from dust and drops. It leaves the face open for direct access to the touchscreen, leaves the back open so the heart rate sensor and charger can operate properly, and is finished with a 24mm NATO strap.
The strap isn't quite the same as the original Bond watch. And this isn't a Rolex. But the Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Watch will be on his wrist in the upcoming film. The watch is based on the '50s model of the same name, which happened to be among the first to use the anti-magnetic Omega Caliber 8400 movement. The seconds hand is changed from the original, from a point to a "lollipop" with a circular end, and the numerical indices on the bezel run from 0-11, so as to better keep up with time in different parts of the world. It's finished with a black and gray NATO strap sporting both 007 and Omega logos on the hardware, and is fittingly limited to just 7,007 pieces.
It's funny: some people hate wearing a screen on their bodies, but obviously have no problems sticking one in their pockets. The Bucardo Apple Pocket Watch is ideal for this crowd, blending the convenience and design of Cupertino's timepiece with the old-school practice of keeping your watch attached to a chain and tucked in your pants instead of strapped to your wrist. Plus, you already have a pocket for it in your jeans, even if you don't realize it. Available in a handful of different designs and metals.
You love your Apple Watch. You also miss having a watch that shows you the time without making absurd wrist movements. The Nico Gerard Skyview Pinnacle Watch lets you have both. This solution combines a 41mm stainless automatic mechanical timepiece with a strap that includes an Apple Watch on the other side. On one hand, this means you won't be missing any notifications. On the other hand, unless you type with your pinkie, one side or the other is going to be clanging against your desk all day. Still, it beats stacking two watches on your arm, Swatch-style.
Seemingly everything ships with a screen these days. Which is kind of a problem if you can't see. The Dot Braille Smartwatch was designed to bring visually impaired persons up to speed by giving them a wrist-mounted communicaitons tool they can read with their fingers. It can allow those without sight to read and respond to text messages, receive navigation cues, and read e-books, a feature that previously required expensive specialty hardware.
Selecting the right watch typically takes some time — after all, the strap is pretty much the only thing you can customize, and even that can take some time. Unless, that is, you own one of these Covair Interchangeable Watches. This smart wristwatch system consists of a 40mm stainless steel base, intechangeable inserts, each with a different dial, movement, and style, and different bracelets and straps that use quick-change clips to snap on or off in just seconds. The starter kit includes the base, two inserts, and three straps, all for the price of a really nice dinner.
The Zenith Pilot Type 20 Louis Blériot Watch is built to honor a French aviator, and yet does so with something that fell from the sky. But the meteorite dial is just the start of its noteworthy features. The massive 60mm case is produced from sapphire crystal with an 18k white gold bezel, and is large enough to allow the use of a 5011 pocket-watch calibre movement, which has engravings depicting Blériot's flight that can be viewed through the sapphire crystal caseback. It also has SuperLuminova-coated markers and hands and both small seconds and power reserve indications, and the strap is made from black alligator leather with a rubber lining to help keep everything in place and a white gold pin buckle. Limited to just five pieces.
Mixing an aviation-inspired dial with a diving-inspired case, the Redux Courg Titanium Watch strikes the right balance of function and style. It's powered by a Seiko NH-35A automatic movement, which drives the three white luminous-painted hands and date complication, located at 4 o'clock. The dial itself is black with luminous white markers, sits under a anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and is held in a 39mm case, crafted from titanium to be light weight. Available in four variants, and with your choice of ballistic nylon or Italian leather strap.
Inspired by the feeling of freedom and empowerment you get from a motorcycle, the TUDOR Fastrider Chronograph is a bold choice for the biker and banker alike. This performance timepiece has a 42mm brushed steel case, with a self-winding mechanical movement, a power reserve of approximately 46 hours, a matte black ceramic bezel, matching black PVD buttons and crown, and a date complication visible at the 4:30 mark. TUDOR is the Global Timing Partner of Italian Motorcycle Manufacturer Ducati, and as such, the watch comes in three colors — olive green, yellow, or red, the same hues available on the iconic Scrambler — and with your choice of black leather or black rubber bracelet with folding clasp and safety catch.
More compact than it's older brother the B06, the Breitling x Bentley B06 S Watch is yet another solid collaboration between the motion-focused manufacturers. In addition to a 44 mm case in either steel or red gold, the S features an in-house movement with a 30-second chronograph that sweeps the central hand around the dial in just half a minute, allowing for accurate 1/8th second time readings. The rotating knurled bezel lets you calculate average speed, and the date complication between 4 and 5 keeps you abreast of things outside the track. Available with either a black or silver face, and with a metal bracelet or crocodile, leather, or rubber strap.
Apple's first-party straps for its watch are well made, but tend match a certain modernist aesthetic. If you're looking for something a little more rustic for yours, consider this Bexar Apple Watch Strap. Precision cut from American bridle leather, saddle stitched, and finished with rounded hardware, it's available in tan or a handsome medium brown, and with your choice of watch-matching black, stainless, or aluminum hardware.
Created for the Only Watch 2015 charity auction, the Tudor Heritage Black Bay One 7923/001 Watch takes one of the most rare, sought-after Tudors — the reference 7953 Submariner from the '50s — and updates it for modern times. Like its inspiration, this one-of-a-kind watch features a glossy black dial with gilt printing, gold baton hands, a black bezel, and accentuated bevels and chamfers on the lugs, while adding a red depth rating, a self-winding Tudor caliber 2824 movement, a domed sapphire crystal, and a stainless bracelet with type-type attachments. It hits the block November 7th.
Created to celebrate the company's fifth anniversary, the Ressence Type 1 V Genesis Watch is meant to evoke the place where it all started: prototypes. Like other Type 1s, it uses a series of rotating discs to indicate seconds, minutes, hours, and days, and features no crown, instead letting you set the watch by turning the back. But this particular model arrives in a somewhat unfinished state, with a titanium case still showing milling marks, a raw sandblasted dial, numerals and markers that lack the normal SuperLuminova treatment and thus offer greater depth, and an untreated leather strap that will develop its own look over time. Limited to just five pieces.
Original Bond Submariners are highly sought-after. Now you can get a lot of the same details with a brand-new movement in the Tempus Machina 216A Rolex Submariner Watch. This 114060 Sub has been completely redone as an homage to the Bond 6538 Sub, starting with a case that has been reshaped with new bevels and thinner lugs, along with visible lug holes and the crown guards ground off. The bezel has been re-profiled with a coin-edge profile, and its insert sports the iconic red triangle marker. The Tempus' gilt dial is finished with 18k gold with red depth ratings, while C3 lume on the hands and indicators match those of the early timepieces. Finally, the Tempus adds a custom domed crystal (the only part that didn't originate at Rolex) and a new old stock 8mm Brevet crown. A perfect marriage of new and old.
The latest update in the military-inspired design from Bell & Ross, the Regulator Officer Watch, adds some luxury to an already esteemed line. Enhanced with a bicolor black and silver dial, and a satin-polished stainless steel case that measures 47mm in diameter. Under the hood lies an automatic movement that powers the regulator function and two subdials featuring an hour and seconds counter. Complete with black alligator strap, it's a timepiece fit for a high ranking official.
Racing legend Brian Redman enjoyed success during the '60s and '70s, one of the most challenging eras of driving. One of his more notable wins was in a red and white Porsche 908/02, in which he outlasted a Ferrari at the Nurburgring. The Autodromo Prototipo Brian Redman Edition Watch celebrates his career, with a nod to that specific car coming in its red and white face. Limited to 500 pieces, the 48mm x 42mm timepiece has a stainless steel case — the first 100 pieces are covered in 18K gold plate — and it's powered by a Seiko VK63 chronograph movement. Other features include a running second hand, sapphire crystal, special collectors box, and a booklet signed by Redman himself. Finished with a leather racing strap.
One of our favorite American-built timepieces is adding a touch of astronomical flair. The Shinola Runwell Moon Phase Watch integrates a moon phase complication into the brand's signature model, placing the aperture front and center on the dial. It's powered by a Detroit-built Argonite 708.1 movement, and also features a stainless steel case with a double curve sapphire crystal, Super-LumiNova hands, arabic numerals, a date window above the 6, and an alligator leather strap from Hadley-Roma in Florida. Available in several different color configurations, and in 47mm or 41mm sizes.
All the features you'd expect from a high-end fitness tracker. The fit and finish of a fine timepiece. These two things are no longer mutually exclusive, thanks to the Basis Peak Titanium Fitness Tracker. On the fitness side, you get activity and sleep tracking, 24-hour heart rate monitoring, and the requisite notifications from your phone. On the fashion side, you get a case forged from pure titanium, with a satin finish, a matte black stainless steel bezel, and a cognac-colored strap made from Horween leather, finished with white stitching and a satin titanium buckle.