THE BEST Watches

Concept: Rockcrystal Watch

Concept: Rockcrystal Watch

Sebastian Krabbe’s Rockcrystal Watch may be a concept, but man do we want it: minimalism is the key, with 100% original colors (no paint) on the wood band and steel case.

Steampunk Aether Monitor

Steampunk Aether Monitor

Steampunk technology may seem full of hot air, but it’s actually filled with something else: this Aether Monitor (available in brass or silver) will keep your Airship (and your fantasies) afloat.

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L.U.C. Engine One Tourbillon

L.U.C. Engine One Tourbillon

Chopard celebrates its 150th anniversary with the L.U.C. Engine One Tourbillon; true to its name, its tourbillon movement is mounted on shock-absorbing blocks like a car engine.

ALT1-C Black Watch

ALT1-C Black Watch

Bremont’s ALT1-C is everything you need and nothing you don’t: made in Switzerland, the chronograph watch features a black dial with two subdials and a Valjoux 7750-SO movement.

TAG Heuer x Tesla Roadster

TAG Heuer x Tesla Roadster

TAG Heuer celebrates its 150th anniversary with a collector’s edition Tesla Roadster; it features a Foucault Field Gray paint job, TAG-inspired interior, and Meridiist phone. Pictures here.

Concept: Aurora Watch

Concept: Aurora Watch

J. Yeom’s Aurora Watch seems to be missing parts, but it’s actually Dr. Evil’s preferred timepiece: the hands are made out of frickin’ laser beams that are activated by tapping on the bezel.

Oris Col Moschin Watch

Oris Col Moschin Watch

Name after the Italian Special Forces, the centerpiece of Oris’ Col Moschin Watch is its giant 49mm titanium case; it’s water resistant to 1,000 meters thanks to a Rotation Safety System.

AMVOX2 Rapide Watch

AMVOX2 Rapide Watch

Introducing the AMVOX2 Transponder Rapide, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s latest watch that costs as much as a car–and unlocks one, too; it doubles as a car key for Aston Martin’s Rapide.

Burberry Digital Watch

Burberry Digital Watch

Burberry is best known for stodgy patterns, but this Digital Watch is anything but; it sports a textured black ionic-plated 44mm case, matching black rubber strap, and bold digital dial.

TechnoMarine Cruise Sport

TechnoMarine Cruise Sport

Clean yet sophisticated, TechnoMarine’s Cruise Sport is an entry level diver’s watch; it boasts 200 m water resistance, a silicone strap, rotating bezel, and 45 mm stainless steel case.

U-Boat Classico U-1001

U-Boat Classico U-1001

U-Boat’s Classico U-1001 watch is able to survive depths up to 1,001 meters; it sports a 55mm Grade 2 Titanium case, pressure escape valve, and photo-luminescent blue markers.

ChronoScope PEK Watch

ChronoScope PEK Watch

Ernst Benz’s ChronoScope PEK watch celebrates the Lunar New Year; limited to 8 pieces in red or black, each features numbers on the dial written in formal Chinese calligraphy.

Bremont Supermarine Descent

Bremont Supermarine Descent

Inspired by WW2’s Spitfire fighter, Bremont’s Supermarine Descent is actually a high-flying diver’s watch, good to 500 meters; it features a 42mm shock resistant and anti-magnetic case.

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GrandCliff TNT Penta Watch

GrandCliff TNT Penta Watch

Pierre DeRoche’s GrandCliff TNT Penta watch is a symphony of five discs, with two for date and three for time; limited to 201 pieces, it features a 45.5mm black PVD titanium case.

Avenger Seawolf Chrono Black

Avenger Seawolf Chrono Black

Brietling’s Avenger Seawolf Chrono Blacksteel is water resistant to 1,000 meters; it’s thanks to a magnetic push-piece system that lets you activate the watch without direct mechanical contact.

RESCO Patriot Watch

RESCO Patriot Watch

Designed by a SEAL, RESCO’s Patriot watch is a rugged looker; it’s water resistant to 200m and features an anti-magnetic and shock resistant stainless steel case w/rotating bezel.

Fossil Analog Green Dial

Fossil Analog Green Dial

Despite a relatively modern dial and numerals, Fossil’s Analog Green Dial is all about the casual outdoors; it sports a green, hard-wearing canvas strap with embedded compass.

Vestal De Novo Watch

Vestal De Novo Watch

Vestal’s De Novo chronograph lives up to its name with a fresh and bold black or silver 48mm stainless steel case and band; it’s Vestal’s first watch with a day register and date window.

Breitling Colt GMT+ Watch

Breitling Colt GMT+ Watch

Breitling’s Colt GMT+ adds a second time zone via an extra hour hand; the diver’s watch features a 41.3mm stainless steel case and a whopping 500 meters of water resistance.

Rebellion Predator Watch

Rebellion Predator Watch

Rebellion’s Predator is its first round-case watch but stays true to the brand with race car inspired parts; it sports a honeycomb dial, logo-shaped screws, and chronograph counters.

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Montblanc Metamorphosis

Montblanc Metamorphosis

A multi-function dial isn’t novel, but rarely is it as classy as Montblanc’s Metamorphosis; pulling a side lever transforms it from watch to chronograph via a sequence of wings and rising discs.

Marina Militare 8 Giorni

Marina Militare 8 Giorni

Officine Panerai’s Marina Militare 8 Giorni may look old-school, but it’s all high-tech: the case is made of a ceramized aluminum composite that’s both harder and lighter than titanium.

Glashutte PanoMaticLunar XL

Glashutte PanoMaticLunar XL

Glashutte’s PanoMaticLunar XL watch is classy yet minimalist; it features a matte gray face in a 42mm stainless steel case with off-center dials, a silver lunar display, and white gold markers.

Ironman Global Trainer

Ironman Global Trainer

Available May at REI stores: Timex’s Ironman Global Trainer is a GPS watch with speed, pace, distance, and more in a four-window display, 50m water resistance, and ANT+ compatibility.

Decker Convertible Chrono

Decker Convertible Chrono

Part of Fossil’s Convertible line, the Decker Chronograph mixes a casual, swappable nylon strap with a sophisticated 42mm gray dial with triple counters and glowing lum indexes.

Lindbergh’s Atlantic Voyage

Lindbergh’s Atlantic Voyage

First introduced in 1933 as a collaboration with Charles Lindberg, Longines’ Atlantic Voyage Chronograph gets a high contrast update with bold Arabic numerals and large 47.5mm case.

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