THE BEST Watches

Best Pilots’ Watches

Best Pilots’ Watches

Designed for legibility and accuracy, flieger or pilot watches are one of the most dependable ways to tell time. Everyday Carry rounded up the best pilot-style watches that are great whether or not you spend time in a cockpit. We want that Steinhart Nav B-Uhr Flieger.

Unimatic Modello Uno & Due 2017

Unimatic Modello Uno & Due 2017

Italian watchmaker Unimatic perfects its spartan aesthetic with its latest collection, all with NATO straps and extra silicone straps. The Modello Uno watches are either military or diving watches, while the Modello Due are more casual field watches.

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Casio G-SHOCK Bright Yellow

Casio G-SHOCK Bright Yellow

The latest colorway in the rugged G-SHOCK line features a bold yellow accent color on its face, hands, and peeking out from the inside of the strap. We prefer the clean contrast of the GA100’s basic black dial to the camouflage print on the dial of the GA110. Drops 6/2017.

Watch Part Dunnys

Watch Part Dunnys

Watch collector-turned-artist Dan Tanenbaum customized Kidrobot’s iconic Dunny vinyl figure by attaching watch parts to its head and body. Each piece is a one-off and took 20 to 30 hours to complete. Most of them are sold out, but they’re priced like expensive watches anyway.

HYT H4 Neo

HYT H4 Neo

HYT’s latest futuristic timepiece features a fluorescent blue tinted face and luminescent dial, brought to life using a pair of bright purple LEDs driven by its hydromechanical movement. Its case is made from titanium, and it features a sapphire crystal and backglass.

Shinola Canfield Bolt

Shinola Canfield Bolt

With five cases and over 50 straps to choose from, Shinola’s new minimalist watch is a brand unto itself. The Canfield Bolt comes in a silver, gold, blue, green or black 43mm stainless steel case and leather, steel, rubber or nylon strap.

Seiko x Guigiaro Prospex Diver Scuba

Seiko x Guigiaro Prospex Diver Scuba

Originally released in the ’80s, this diving watch features designer Giorgetto Giugiaro’s trademark asymmetrical strap placement and a case grip to make it easier to rotate the bezel underwater. Available with a silver- or gold-coated case, each limited to 2,000 pieces.

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver

Bell & Ross’ first square diving watch. The BR 03-92 Diver is water-resistant up to 1000ft. It’s also shock- and magnetic-resistant and has a unidirectional rotating bezel that can be used to time dives. It comes with a rubber strap with a buckle and a fabric strap with a Velcro closure.

Artya Son of a Gun Target Watch

Artya Son of a Gun Target Watch

Artya’s latest awe-inspiring timepiece features a cutout dial inspired by a marksman’s target. It has a proper Swiss-made movement, wrapped in a 44mm 316 steel case and protected by double, anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Limited to just 99 pieces.

ZLYC Bamboo Watch

ZLYC Bamboo Watch

Wooden watches have been popping up all over the place these days, but we love the truly minimal looks of the dial on ZLYC’s unisex bamboo timepiece, along with its extra-long 24″ natural leather strap which can be wrapped like a cuff.

HYT H0 Hydromechanical Watch

HYT H0 Hydromechanical Watch

Based on the amazing engineering we first saw in the HYT H1, the H0 has a minimal black display with bright green hands which display minutes and seconds, while a tube of fluid around its face shows the current hour. Also available in silver w/orange or blue accents.

De Pol Watches

De Pol Watches

Handmade timepieces for aviation enthusiasts. The Tailhook is inspired by the pilots and crews who launch and recover aircraft from Naval ships, while the LSO helps Landing Signal Officers time and grade touchdowns. They also create custom pieces on request.

Diesel DZ7384 Lens Multi-time

Diesel DZ7384 Lens Multi-time

This huge 50x57mm stainless steel and black IP timepiece from Diesel features five individual time dials, letting you track time in multiple time zones at a glance. Each of the four perimeter dials are set with their own crowns, while the center dial is set on back.

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Zenith x Range Rover Velar

Zenith x Range Rover Velar

Inspired by their new Velar SUV, Land Rover teamed up with Zenith to create a timepiece that any driver would happy to have on their wrist. The 42mm watch has a burnished copper and brushed slate face, three sub-dials, and a rubber strap covered in perforated calfskin.

Nixon Base Watch

Nixon Base Watch

Nixon combines 1980’s stainless steel watch design with a minimalist and modern digital interface. The Base has a negative display LCD that shows the time and date in large characters and is water-resistant up to 300ft. Available in silver, black or gold.

Bell & Ross BR 03-94 RS17

Bell & Ross BR 03-94 RS17

This limited edition chronograph pays tribute to the Renault Sport Formula One team, with a 42mm black ceramic case, 37-jewel Swiss movement, AR-coated sapphire crystal, a carbon fiber dial with automotive gauge styling, and a woven black rubber and fabric strap.

Dot Braille Smartwatch

Dot Braille Smartwatch

South Korean company Dot claims that it’s already mass producing its award-winning design for a Braille smartwatch. The eponymous watch not only tells the time – it can also display phone notifications, navigation and more. It also has quick reply and action buttons.

Bremont x Jaguar MKII

Bremont x Jaguar MKII

Jaguar teamed up with watchmaker Bremont to create this stellar timepiece which pays tribute to the lightweight E-Type which won its class at the 1963 12 Hours of Sebring. The watch features a red-stitched strap which mimics racing stripes, and other auto-inspired details.

Casio G-SHOCK GA710

Casio G-SHOCK GA710

Casio is calling the new color schemes on the GA710 “garish” but we just call them “awesome.” The B-Boy inspired gloss black and gold metallic is our fave, but the black/silver and black/blue semi-matte designs are slick too.

Breitling Colt Skyracer

Breitling Colt Skyracer

Named after Breitling’s aerobatic racing plane, the Colt Skyracer is made of Breitlight – a material that’s lighter and stronger than titanium. It also has a practical white-on-black display, glare-proof sapphire crystal and a removable rubber strap that doubles as a ruler.

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NIWA Nixie Tube Wristwatch

NIWA Nixie Tube Wristwatch

It’s not the first of its kind, but the NIWA (Nixie Watch) will hopefully be a stylish take on the nixie tube wristwatch. It uses IN-16 tubes and uses a gyro sensor to make the tubes light up when you raise your arm to look at the watch. It lasts up to 6 days per charge.

M&Co. Pie Watch

M&Co. Pie Watch

M&Co.’s brass-cased, leather-strapped design is about as classic as you can get, but its partial dial adds just a touch of whimsy and modernism. Despite having numbers only in the upper-left quadrant, your brain will easily fill in the rest. Comes in 40mm and 33mm sizes.

Mr. Jones Nuage Watch

Mr. Jones Nuage Watch

A very special version of Mr. Jones awesome Sun and Moon watch, embellished with hand-applied 22-karat gold and palladium leaf on the glass, a camelgrain leather band, and swirling layers of pale blue on its face. Limited to just 100 pieces.

RL Automotive Tourbillon Watches

RL Automotive Tourbillon Watches

Ralph Lauren’s stunning single- and double-tourbillon wrist watches were influenced by Lauren’s own 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe. The wood bezel, speedometer-inspired face, and exposed gearing certainly convey the watches’ automotive muse.

Breitling x Bentley Supersports B55

Breitling x Bentley Supersports B55

Designed to celebrate the launch of the new Bentley Continental Supersports, this limited-edition digtal/analog timepiece features a titanium case, a carbon fiber dial, and a red-edged rubber strap, and connects with an app to log lap times and other racing data.

Cronometrics Engineer S3

Cronometrics Engineer S3

A striking and sleek monochrome timepiece with design elements inspired by engineering’s strongest shape – the triangle. Its 42mm stainless steel case carries PVD black coating on every surface, and is set onto a matching black Italian leather strap.

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