Next time you embark on a trip around the world, make sure no matter where you are you never lose track of the time with the Nixon Passport Watch ($400). This watch features a bezel that rotates, letting you easily select the proper timezone out of 24 available options — so you always know the time whether you're coming or going. The 49 millimeter case is made of stainless steel with a hardened mineral crystal, a triple-gasket screw-down crown, and a screw-down caseback. The 22 millimeter ballistic nylon band has leather trim details and a stainless steel buckle to complete the rugged, yet minimalist look.
Your wrist-wear game could use a boost, and we have just the thing to take it to the next level — the Henry Singer x Bamford Custom Rolex Daytona Watch ($TBA). This heavily-customized Rolex Daytona is the result of a collaboration between Bamford Watch Department (known for their watch personalization services) and Henry Singer (a 75-year-old menswear house). Both have teamed up to bring you a timepiece that features matte black titanium coating, a mechanical self-winding chronograph, a stainless steal base, an oyster case, and an adjustable oyster lock flip bracelet.
While wearable devices may still feel like the stuff of science fiction, they are very much a reality — as evidenced by the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch ($300). This watch does so much more than simply tell time, thanks to its ability to pair with any Samsung Galaxy device. For example, it will discreetly notify you of a new text message, let you preview its contents, and then instantly open it on your larger device. Other powerful features include the ability to interact with music, letting you browse, pause, play, skip, or adjust volume. A built-in microphone, bluetooth connectivity, a video and still camera, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a pedometer further extend the usefulness of this handy watch. Available in October.
Control freaks, take notice — the Urwerk EMC Watch ($TBA) gives you more authority over the functionality of your timepiece than any watch before it. With only the touch of a button, you can access the timing rate of your watch, allowing you to fine-tune the way it tells time. Because conditions like position, temperature, and shock affect the timing regularity of your watch, having this information gives you the control you need to adjust your timing rate to suit any situation. Made from titanium and steel, with a satin finish and sapphire crystal, this watch is made to last — while a power reserve of 80 hours will keep it going for days.
Whether you're averse to wearing things on your wrist, or you're just looking for an interesting way to start a conversation at parties, the Ring Clock ($185) is the timepiece for you. Made from surgical-grade, allergy-free stainless steel, this ring shows the time using either blue or orange LEDs when you spin its face. Its thin battery charges wirelessly by placing it on the included dock, and will last for up to one week of average use. Its water-resistant exterior will also shed the odd splash or water drop, so you won't have to worry the next time you venture out into the rain.
The Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel Watch ($10,000) — the first ever watch to accompany a man into space — has received a 1,000-piece limited edition update. The case comes in black steel with a highly-resistant carbon-based coating, with accompanying black counters and dials. An AR-coated sapphire crystal gives it water-resistance down to three atmospheres. It features a black rubber strap, Swiss hand-wind movement with a power reserve of 70 hours, red accents on its face, and a case back with the Aurora Seven mission insignia (paying homage to its original space flight).
If you're looking for a watch to suit your minimalist style, look no further than the truly-simple Bulbul Pebble Watches ($440). They have a unique, slightly-asymmetrical shape with gently-rounded edges and a curved bezel, while the face is completely without \ markings (here's hoping you have a good sense of space). The cases hold Swiss-made, gold-plated, four-jewel Ronda quartz movement with ten years of battery life. They feature a sapphire crystal and an Italian leather band. Choose from four styles: all black, all white, brown leather with a white face and silver bezel, and black leather with a white face and silver bezel.
If you're the kind of guy who's clumsy enough to have shattered more than a few crystals by now, but you still care what your wrist says about you, you owe it to yourself to check out Casio G-Shock Twisted MT-G Watches ($900-$1,100). They feature the same resistance to shock, vibration, and gravity you expect from the G-Shock brand, without the plastic appearance typical of their watches. They come in three variations: polished stainless steel and resin, ion-plated stainless steel and resin, and a black ion-plated version with gold highlights and a red-paneled bracelet. Available in November.
For those of you whose job takes you to dangerous and remote spots across the globe (whether by sea, air, or land), there's the Breitling Emergency II Watch ($19,000). The first watch to include a dual-frequency satellite alert and distress beacon, it features innovative antennae that deploy manually and tuck away almost-unnoticeably within the watch case — so no matter where you are in the world, you can signal for a rescue for up to 24 hours. The satin-brushed bezel and titanium case conceal accurate electronic quartz movement, the dial is available in either black, yellow, or orange, and it comes fitted with a titanium bracelet or a rubber strap.
If you're really serious about telling time, you could wear four watches, or, you could just get the Diesel Grand Daddy Watch ($1,000). At 73 by 66 millimeters (or just under three by three inches) this watch is pretty huge — so you might want to start adding weight to your hammer curls. Reflecting a more-is-more approach, it comes with four chronographs, letting you keep time in your most frequently-visited cities. Each limited-edition watch is numbered out of 1,000, features a laser-cut crystal with a pyramid bevel, and water resistance to just under 100 feet.
The A.Manzoni & Fils Canopus Weekplanner Watch ($5,000) features Swiss mechanical movement and unique functionality, all packed into a beautiful contemporary design. This watch has a rounded stainless steel case that seamlessly transitions to a sapphire crystal on the face and back. Under the face, you'll find hands that track the week, date, day, month, phases of the moon (and of course the time). Each watch includes two straps: an adjustable stainless steel link strap, and a black and orange alligator strap — a rapid change mechanism lets you switch them out in seconds. It's water resistant to over 300 feet, and has a 42-hour power reserve.
Even if you don't plan on sailing to victory at your next regatta, there's no denying the appeal of the Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Watch ($6,800). Made to commemorate the 34th America's Cup, and in recognition of Omega's partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand, this timepiece is the sailer's new best friend. It has a rotating bezel, a helium escape valve, and resists water down to 1,000 feet — so it should keep ticking well after you catch a boom in the face and wind up in the water (we just hope you know how to swim).