Sapphire is commonly used to cover watch dials, and often, used on the opposite side to provide a view into the inner workings. The Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphire Watch goes one better by building its entire case out of sapphire. The process takes hours of machining and polishing just to make a single case, comprised of nine separate parts. In addition to its namesake Flying Tourbillion, it also has a mono-pusher chronograph function, both of which are highly visible thanks to the case. Rhodium plating on the markers and hands joins the Superluminova in creating a timepiece that almost glows in certain light. Finished with a strap made from translucent rubber and metallic Kevlar weaving.
Inspired by their military watches produced in the 1940s, the Hamilton Khaki Field Watches combine rugged materials and textures with a refined range of designs. The collection offers a variety of models that includes anything from a 42mm stainless steel and blue canvas combo to a blacked out PVD-coated automatic. Cases start at 38mm and go up to 44mm, while bands come in stainless steel bracelets, leather, rubber, and canvas. Also available with an array of dial and face colors.
The latest release in the Hawker Harrier line from AVI-8 continues to draw its name and inspiration from the unique avionic engineering behind the Hawker Harrier, and its custom built Pegasus engine from Rolls Royce. And just like the Pegasus, the Avi Pegasus AV-4047 Watch's Miyota Japanese made 21 jewel self-winding movement is the heart and soul of this watch. It registers time using a set of 3 individual discs showing the hour, minutes, and hands rotating across the layered dial. Each timepiece is crafted out of Marine Grade 316 stainless steel with a sapphire lens and fits comfortably on your wrist thanks to a buffalo hide genuine leather strap with bi-color detailing. Available in Solid Stainless Steel or in a version featuring Titanium Carbide plated onto the case.
Meant to be a signifier of your worth — not in terms of money, but in terms of your importance to friends and family — the Bre & Co. Origami Watch is not your typical timepiece. As the name suggests, the multi-faceted stainless steel case is inspired by the Japanese art of folding paper, and it holds an Eterna 309A movement that powers the three hands and date function. The back, however, holds a surprise — a half-ounce American eagle liberty gold coin embedded inside, to serve as a tactile reminder of your value.
It's true that a great number of G-Shock's legendary watches have had resin bodies. It's also true that the G-Shock G-Steel Watch Collection boasts far more than just metal bodies wrapped around the same guts. This line of watches has an integrated solar panel that converts even dim lighting into power for the rechargeable battery, and a layered guard structure that uses a double-layer bezel of stainless steel for both sleek looks and impact resistance. There's also both analog and digital time readouts, water resistance to at least 200 meters, and a world time function that lets you easily see the time in other cities around the globe.
When you set off on your next outdoor adventure, there's no need to swap out your timepiece if you have the MVMT Modern Sport strapped on. Each watch in the impressive collection features a 42mm waterproof case with rotating bezel along with premium glare proof coating. Just swap out the stainless steel strap for the silicone one — and vice versa — when appropriate and enjoy the versatility and style that is fully equipped for work or play. Select an additional strap when you purchase and get a free gift box thrown in at no additional charge.
As the Shinola brand grows, one of their signature products continues to get better and better. The Guardian watch by Shinola has been updated and has added some exciting new features. The new Guardian utilizes the same case introduced last year with the sold out Muhammed Ali watch and comes in 41mm or 36mm stainless steel sizes with double curve sapphire crystal. They also feature a signature case back plate with laser-etched serial number and Detroit-built Argonite 705 quartz movement with Swiss parts. Water resistant up to 50 meters and available through Shinola and their retail partners this fall.
As stealthy as it is sophisticated, the Shinola Runwell All Black Watch is a versatile timepiece that looks great with anything... as long as there's some black involved. It's powered by the company's Argonite 1069 movement, with a matte black dial, black numerals and hands, and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The 47mm watch has a PVD black sandblasted finish, and in addition to the black leather strap, it comes with black nylon and rubber straps for added versatility. Arrives in a handsome black presentation box and is covered by a limited lifetime guarantee.
The latest addition to the Heritage Black Bay family is the darkest, and maybe the most appealing timepiece in the illustrious Black Bay collection. The TUDOR Black Bay Dark joins their exclusive line of divers in black matte steel with a 41 mm wide steel case and fully PVD-treated exterior. The caliber MT5602 is an automatic movement featuring 70 hours of power reserve. Those familiar with TUDOR history will also be pleased to note the domed dial and crystal that hearken back to the first TUDOR diving watches. The red depth rating and red triangle on the rotatable bezel are also informed by early TUDOR releases and are the only bits of color you'll see on this dark and mysterious timepiece.
Designed to be worn on the right wrist of left-handed divers, the Tudor Pelagos LHD Watch combines an understated design with serious performance. It's powered by a self-winding movement manufactured in-house, with the titanium screw-down winding crown placed on the left side fo the 42mm titanium and steel case for easy access. It's water resistant to depths of over 1,600 feet, has an automatic helium escape valve at 3 o'clock, and its hands and markers have a beige luminescent coating that makes them readable at depths the sun doesn't reach. Comes with a matching titanium bracelet with patented auto-adjustable buckle and an additional rubber strap.
Inspired by an era of racing where the driver had to rely on his knowledge of his car as much as his gauges, the Autodromo Monoposto Chronograph Watch presents its information in a simple, elegant manner. The watch was first launched in 2012 and quickly sold out, and is returning as the company's first automatic chronograph. It's powered by a Seiko movement, with sapphire crystal on the front and rear, a 43mm stainless steel case, and a leather strap that's handmade in the USA. It comes in three colorways — black, silver, and Azzurro blue — and is limited to 500 pieces, total.
Nearly every smartwatch tracks how many calories you burn. The Matrix Powerwatch goes a step further, using them to power itself. Using thermoelectric technology, it accurately measures how many calories you burn everyday, then uses that body heat to keep itself running. As you'd expect, it also syncs wirelessly to your phone, tracks your steps and sleep, and is water resistant to 50 meters, meaning you can wear it in the pool, lake, or ocean without worry. Finished with a circular aluminum case and black nylon strap.
Colette is well-known to both Parisians and globe-trotters alike. If you're part of the latter group, you'll appreciate this Jacob & Co. x Colette Watch. A take on Jacob's sf24 timepiece, it features two Colette blue split-flap displays at the top, inspired by vintage travel boards and able to show the local time in 24 cities, rotating through them at the press of a button. The main dial shows the local hour and minute, with seconds shown in a sub-dial, and the custom self-winding movement is visible through the crystal caseback. The 45mm case is given a black DLC finish and is paired with a matching black strap.
Blending classic looks with just enough features to make a screen-based timepiece unnecessary, the Timex IQ+ Move Smartwatch is a nice compromise between the two. It links to your phone to automatically set the time and date, ensuring it's got the correct time no matter how far you've traveled that day, and also does basic fitness tracking, with metrics like steps taken and calories burned. Those sync back to your phone, and the activity subdial gives you an at-a-glance look at how far you are from reaching your daily goal. Available in four colorways.
For all the features that the Apple Watch has, it's missing something nearly every other Apple product has — a camera. The CMRA Apple Watch Camera fixes that. This smart band attaches like any other, but has an eight megapixel outward-facing camera and a two megapixel selfie cam, both supplied by the tiny cam maestros at Sony. It can also grab HD videos, has all-day battery life (or at least as much as your watch), and comes in four colors that should match any wardrobe.
Misfit is known for its simple, stylish fitness trackers. Now its taking the same aesthetic and applying it to a watch. The Misfit Phase Smartwatch has an elegant analog time readout and all the smart functionality you'd expect. There's an accelerometer for fitness and sleep tracking, a multi-color indicator to show calls, text, and other incoming notifications, and a vibrating alarm for discreet updates. It also sets the time automatically, has a 41mm aluminum and stainless steel case that's water resistant to 50 meters, and a replaceable battery lasts up to six months at a time. Available in a variety of finishes with an even larger selection of interchangeable bands.
Celebrating the debut of both the Range Rover and Zenith's signature movement, the Zenith x Land Rover El Primero Watch pays tribute to 1969 without looking looking like it's from that era. Powered by El Primero 400 B, a descendant of the world's first integrated chronograph movement, it has the Range Rover typemark on the brushed gray dial, along with rhodium-plated markers and hands, three sub-dials, and a date window at 6 o'clock. The 42mm matte black case is crafted from ceramicised aluminum, and it's finished with a black rubber-coated perforated calfskin strap with black PVD titanium clasp.
Nicknamed the "Can-Am" after the roll bars found inside the cars of the legendary racing championship, the MB&F Horological Machine 8 Watch takes inspiration from both those bars and classic Japanese anime. The bars on either side of the watch represent the aforementioned roll protection, while the "battle axe" rotor comes from the anime character Grendizer. Its automatic movement drives bidirectional jumping hours and sweeping minutes, presented vertically on the front of the watch using sapphire crystal prisms for quick glancing while driving. It's available in two versions, mixing grade 5 titanium with either 18K red or white gold.
With a sleek 40mm case and a dial free from unnecessary adornments, the Nocs Atelier Seconds GMT Watch is one of the most minimal GMTs on the market. Made from stainless steel, it has a thin inner ring that works with the extra hand to keep track of the time in a different area code. It's powered by a rock-solid Ronda GMT movement, subtle changes in finish delineate between the different components, and its open design that accepts a wide variety of straps — including the pack-in, made in Italy from a recycled polyester material. Available in silver opaline or matte black, as well as in a smaller 36mm size in silver only.
Most watches just tell time. The Urwerk Time Hunter Watch not only tells you what time it is, but allows you to track its precision. Since most watches are calibrated on a constantly-turning arm in controlled conditions, they might not be keeping accurate time depending on how you wear yours. The Time Hunter's electronic brain keeps track of how many seconds you might be losing per day, and lets you adjust it accordingly via the EMC function. In addition, it also tracks the movement of the balance wheel, letting you ensure it's operating correctly. An impressive marriage of electronics and mechanics, all housed in a black-coated titanium case.
It doesn't look that different from the outside. Inside, there's little that's the same. The Apple Watch Series 2 is a serious update to Cupertino's original wearable. Most notably, it's water resistant to 50 meters, with a speaker that ejects water after your workout is over — letting you track your swims or surfing sessions. On the tech side, it has a new dual-core system-on-a-chip, a new GPU, a display that's twice as bright, and built-in GPS for more accurate walk and run tracking. It's available in aluminum, stainless steel, and white ceramic variants, as well as special Hermes and Nike Plus editions.
With most smartwatches, your biggest decision to make is what strap to pair it with. The Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch lets you choose between two completely different styles. Both the Frontier and Classic models offer the normal range of features, like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC for payments, water resistance, a host of sensors, and AMOLED displays. But while the Classic is boardroom-ready, the Frontier is designed for exploration, with rugged looks and LTE connectivity that lets you leave your phone at home.
Only you can prevent wildfires. And only the Filson Smokey Bear Watch gives you a constant reminder of that throughout the day. The case measures 43mm, is made from rugged stainless steel, and is paired with an equally rugged leather strap. An image of Smokey appears in tan on the forest green dial, along with the aforementioned reminder, both 12- and 24-hour markers, and an outer seconds/minutes ring. Individually numbered and limited to just 1,000 pieces, this quality timepiece is assembled in Detroit by Shinola, and arrives in a custom Smokey box accompanied by a book, six postcards, and a certificate of authenticity.
You've invested a lot in your watch collection. Care for it properly by storing it in the Wolf Roadster Watch Winder. Wrapped in black pebble faux leather, this combination winder and display case has eight winding modules, each of which can be set to provide between 300 and 1,200 turns per day via its own chrome-finished controls. The modules are surrounded by an Ebony Macassar veneer faceplate, and are visible through the locking glass cover. Also available in single, double, triple, 4-piece, and 6-piece varieties.
Craig Breedlove was the first man to break the 400 mph land speed barrier. Then he broke the 500. and the 600. It's that last one — and the man himself — that served as inspiration for the Shinola Rambler 600 Watch. This timepiece is the company's first to pair a chronograph stopwatch with a tachymetric scale, letting you accurately measure speed over time. The 600 is a limited edition item with a titanium case and matching bracelet, while the standard Rambler Tachymeter comes in three variations: each in stainless steel with either a leather, rubber, or nylon strap.
There are sixty minutes in every hour. Why pay attention to only four? The Squarestreet SQ31 Aluminum Watch puts a focus on accuracy with individual markings for each minute of the hour. An inner ring of indicators lets you keep track of the hour, while a sub-dial handles the seconds. Inside its 42mm aluminum case you'll find a Swiss Made Ronda movement, a combination that keeps the weight down to just over an ounce. Available in a variety of case finish and strap combinations.
Made to tackle the deepest of waters, the Zelos Hammerhead Bronze Watch is as rugged as it is dependable. Its 42mm marine bronze case is CNC machined, will gain a unique patina over time as you wear it, and houses a meteorite dial billions of years in the making. Powered by a Seiko NH35 movement, the watch is water resistant down to 1,000 meters, and also features a double domed sapphire crystal and lumed bezel, dial and hands.
Inspired by the sought after 5517 MilSub, the Bamford Heritage Rolex Milsub Watch puts a timeless spin on a timepiece that once was standard issue equipment for the Ministry of Defense. The 40mm steel case sports fixed lugs and a normal crown, and has been given Bamford's signature grey Military Grade Titanium Coating. Custom-made, military style hands have the same ivory luminous as the dial, while the black metal anti-reflective bezel is given custom white military markers. It's finished with either a matching steel band or a military-style NATO strap.
There are lots of "American Made" watches out there. Virtually all of them use movements sourced from other countries. Which makes the Weiss American Issue Field Watch unique. Its mechanical movement is both manufactured and assembled in the company's LA studio, powering both the main hour/minute dial and the small seconds subdial. There's also a sapphire crystal back so you can see the movement in action, a 42mm stainless steel case, a Horween leather strap, naval blue dial, sliver hands with white Super Luminova treatment. Limited to just 50 examples.