THE BEST Watches

TX Airport Lounge Watch

TX Airport Lounge Watch

Ideal for frequent flyers, TX’s new Airport Lounge watches not only display time for 24 cities but account for short months and leap years via a proprietary six-hand movement.

Lum-Tec Bull 45 Watch

Lum-Tec Bull 45 Watch

Lum-Tec’s Bull 45 chronograph goes minimalist with a blocky 45mm stainless steel bullhead case, but it ain’t just about looks: the top-mounted crown and pushers won’t poke your wrist.

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Monaco V4 Limited Edition

Monaco V4 Limited Edition

Shown in 2004 as a concept, TAG Heuer’s Monaco V4 Limited Edition is now available: made with 170g of platinum, it features cutting edge belt drives, linear mass and ball bearings.

Vannen Halloween Watch

Vannen Halloween Watch

Vannen teams up with monster artist Dirty Donny for this Halloween Exclusive watch; it’s limited to 150 pieces and features a boo-tiful multicolor screenprint and glossy black case.

Timex Sleek 150 Tap

Timex Sleek 150 Tap

Available in February, Timex’s Ironman Sleek 150-Lap TapScreen allows you to keep track of time without looking at the watch; simply tap the face to activate laps and timers.

G-B Brawn GP Watches

G-B Brawn GP Watches

Honda’s Brawn GP F1 team finally gets a watch line thanks to Graham-Brown: the Chronofighter and Silverstone both feature steel 47 mm cases, rubber straps, and Swiss movements.

Monaco YS Diver Watch

Monaco YS Diver Watch

Perfect for well-heeled divers, Ulysse Nardin’s Monaco YS watch sports a DLC treated case, wave-patterned bezel and dial, luminous indexes, diving scale and self-winding movement.

KR3W Phantom Watches

KR3W Phantom Watches

The tonal colorways seem simple, but KR3W’s Phantom Watches sport a movable top ring, tonal gloss markings, hands with lum, and stainless steel butterfly clasp–not bad for $50.

TX Pilot Watch

TX Pilot Watch

The TX Pilot Watch is pretty affordable given its features: a sleek tone-on-tone black stainless steel case, calendar, dual time zone, tachometer, leather strap and sapphire crystal.

Nixon Black/Orange Series

Nixon Black/Orange Series

Preorder now: Nixon’s Black/Orange Series won’t ship in time for Halloween, but the colorway is meant to emulate a sunrise; choose from 9 watches including The Decision above.

Zodiac ZMX-4 Auto

Zodiac ZMX-4 Auto

Zodiac’s ZMX-4 Auto is both a diver’s and pilot’s watch: a 100 m water resistant titanium case and sport strap for the former, and large, sharply contrasting markings for the latter.

20000FEET Watch

20000FEET Watch

We often hear grandiose durability claims for watches, but Swiss Military puts its money where its dial is: the 20000FEET watch gets drowned and dynamited yet keeps on tickin’.

Breitling Cosmonaute Watch

Breitling Cosmonaute Watch

Worn by astronaut Scott Carpenter in 1962, Breitling is offering 1,000 Navitimer Cosmonaute watches for its 125th birthday; it features 24 hour divisions and a flyback function.

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NOOKA ZEM Watch

NOOKA ZEM Watch

“Chiseled luxury” comes to mind with NOOKA’s new ZEM watch (available November); it features a gem-cut case and mineral crystal with leather or high-gauge stainless steel strap.

Vannen Watches Series 1

Vannen Watches Series 1

Plastered with art from four street/urban artists on the dial, strap and buckle, Vannen Watches’ Series 1 looks good without breaking the bank; each watch is limited to 500 pieces.

Oris Swiss Hunter Team

Oris Swiss Hunter Team

In honor of the Hawker Hunter jet, Oris’ Swiss Hunter Team watch resembles a cockpit flight gauge and even features a tiny jet on the calendar hand; it’s limited to 1,958 pieces.

Blancpain 500 Fathoms

Blancpain 500 Fathoms

Diving with Jules Verne gets a bit easier with Blancpain’s 500 Fathoms watch; it sports a 48 mm titanium case, 1000 meter water resistant, and a helium decompression valve.

The Regent Watch

The Regent Watch

Good luck resisting Nixon’s The Regent Watch; it slickly blends a pure, minimalist design and sophisticated details with a stainless steel case, sapphire crystal and croc leather strap.

Fortis Cargo Watch

Fortis Cargo Watch

Inspired by a Swiss sci-fi film of the same name, Space-themed watchmaker Fortis’ CARGO Spacematic features an asymmetric 40 mm high-grade steel case and sapphire crystal.

RED8 Watches

RED8 Watches

With a stunning 3-4 month power reserve, Christian Bedat’s RED8 line of watches is the ultimate in premium customization: pick from 39 colors for the bezel, case, and more.

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Nixon Ceramic 51-30

Nixon Ceramic 51-30

White and black and (mostly) ceramic all over, Nixon’x giant Ceramic 51-30 watch sports a stainless steel skeleton, sapphire crystal with solid ceramic 300m case, bezel and band.

Steel Blaze Watch

Steel Blaze Watch

Simple and bold, Steel Blaze’s 45 mm watches look classy without breaking the bank with four alrge cardinal numerals and your choice of 1, 3 or 5 rivet straps.

MKII MMT Blackwater

MKII MMT Blackwater

Based on the legendary Benrus Type I used by special forces, MKII’s MMT Blackwater is an automatic self-winding watch with shock protection, SuperLumiNova and 200m dive rating.

Carrera Caliber 5 Watch

Carrera Caliber 5 Watch

Tag Heuer’s race-inspired Carrera Caliber 5 is an austere two-toned black or brown affair; it features a central Clous de Paris guilloche pattern, luminescent markers and steel bracelet.

G-Shock 2009 Collection

G-Shock 2009 Collection

Sneaker Freaker has a complete look at G-Shock’s 2009 line of watches; included is the G-Aviation for pilots, fashion-oriented DW6900 series and G7900 for search and rescue teams.

LUMzilla Watch

LUMzilla Watch

They didn’t name it after Godzilla for nothing: LUM-TEC’s LUMzilla Watch is a monster with giant luminescent numerals, a giant 50mm 316L stainless steel case and sapphire crystal.

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