THE BEST Watches

G-Shock Gulfman Black

G-Shock Gulfman Black

Casio’s G-Shock Gulfman goes all black (9100MB-1ER); the shock- and rust-resistant watch features an EL backlight, solar power, radio-synced time, 5 alarms, and 200 m water resistance.

Nixon Platform Watch

Nixon Platform Watch

With a face large enough to land a helicopter, Nixon’s Platform Watch mixes bold and minimalist style in a stainless steel case; choose from black, silver, gunmetal and orange colorways.

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B&R Carbon Fiber Watches

B&R Carbon Fiber Watches

The first watches with entirely carbon fiber cases, time literally flies with Bell & Ross’ sporty BR01-02 & 94 models; limited to 500 pieces, they also sport carbon fiber dials and straps.

Nixon x Barneys Watches

Nixon x Barneys Watches

Available only at Barneys NYC and New York CO-OP stores, this array of 5 custom Nixon watches will sport sophisticated black colorways with high-end gold and tortoise shell accents.

Prime Time Egos Black

Prime Time Egos Black

Well known for their chiseled cases, Century’s Prime Time Egos Chrono Black Edition makes a sharp statement: it features a hand-cut and hand-polished black sapphire dodecagonal case.

AP Millenary Carbon One

AP Millenary Carbon One

Sophisticated yet just a bit unorthodox, Audemars Piguet’s Millenary Carbon One sports an oval forged carbon case, tourbillon, ceramic pushers, and crocodile leather strap.

Oakley 12 Gauge Watches

Oakley 12 Gauge Watches

Oakley’s 12 Gauge watches go all-out: you’ll get a forged 316L stainless steel case, rotating bezel, 100m water resistance, sapphire crystal, 8-hand display, and steel or unobtainium strap.

Concept: 0Hundred Watch

Concept: 0Hundred Watch

Knot Design’s 0Hundred Watch concept is a creative spin on traditional timepieces: it features triple concentric dials (hours, minutes and seconds) plus a barrel-shaped date counter.

Alpina Extreme Chrono DD

Alpina Extreme Chrono DD

Big, bold numerals lend Alpina’s Extreme Chrono Double Digit a sharp industrial flair; it also boasts brushed steel indices, dual chrono counters, a PVD bezel, and signature Alpina screws.

TX Pilot Ghost Edition

TX Pilot Ghost Edition

That’s no ghoulish apparition: the TX Pilot Ghost Edition sports a matte white colorway with matching leather strap; a 100 piece holiday drop will be followed by wider release in 2010.

Split Second Chronograph

Split Second Chronograph

Perrelet’s Split Second Chronograph is a tour-de-force complication; it sports a skeletonized face with four discs, DLC-treated stainless steel case, and sapphire crystal.

K24 Carbon Fiber Chrono

K24 Carbon Fiber Chrono

It may feature two superimposed carbon fiber/black dials, but the new Welder K24 3305 Chrono is no lightweight; it sports a giant 50mm IPB-treated case and Miyota OS10 movement.

Dive Master 500 Mecha

Dive Master 500 Mecha

We like the brute honesty of Victorinox’s Dive Master 500 Mecha; it sports a chunky, PVD-coated dial, large hour indices, a basic (but reliable) movement, and transparent caseback.

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Arena Metasonic Watch

Arena Metasonic Watch

Part watch, part cuckoo clock, Gerald Genta’s Arena Metasonic Watch chimes either the exact time or regular intervals using immensely complex yet purely mechanical means.

Cinquecento Grigio

Cinquecento Grigio

Skagen’s Cinquecento Grigio is the Macbook Air of watches, measuring just 9mm thin; it also features a minimalist 40mm titanium case with carbon fiber dial and chain mail bracelet.

TX 830 Chronograph

TX 830 Chronograph

Time flies in the face of tradition with the TX 830 Linear Duo Chronograph, which sports a vertical line for measuring minutes; too much to handle? It still features an old-school circular face.

Industrial North Watches

Industrial North Watches

Made by two car designers, Industrial North’s watches are engineer-friendly; laser cut faces reveal Fibonacci and Geodesic patterns, while cases are CNC machined and spark eroded.

Project X Watches

Project X Watches

Worn by Daniel Craig (aka Mr. 007), Project X creates both one-of-a-kind and limited runs of Rolexes; choose from 18 models and 19 options including Craig’s blacked-out DLC case above.

Time Attack MF Watch

Time Attack MF Watch

Both analog and digital, Chopard’s Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Time Attack MF sports a racing wheel-inspired steel crown, a bezel tachometer and COSC certified movement.

Black Belt Watch

Black Belt Watch

Swiss watchmakers and black belt holders and team up for the Black Belt Watch: it features Kanji characters, a kimono dial and Shinai sword hands; proceeds support Little Dreams.

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SpidoLite All Black

SpidoLite All Black

Linde Werdelin’s successful skeletonized Spidolite is back, this time in swank all-black titanium DLC and rose gold cases with sapphire crystal case-backs; both are limited to 88 watches.

Nooka ZAZ Watches

Nooka ZAZ Watches

Preorder now: set in a stainless steel case, Nooka’s Zaz watch features a funky translucent see-thru face that matches the wearer’s skin tone; choose from leather or silver mesh straps.

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.

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.

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