Worn by Richard Garriott (of Ultima fame) during his trip to the ISS, Seiko’s Spring Drive Spacewalk watch was designed to survive the rigors of space travel, including 9gs during reentry.
Tokyoflash’s Waku watch is a step away from their metal/plastic designs, but is no less cryptic or minimalist; the leather strap extends onto the face, which hides 15 multicolored LEDs.
Julien Bergignat’s Tima watch concept is an excellent blend of form and function; ePaper allows it to display analog or digital time on a lengthy curved surface that hugs the wrist.
Got a freshly minted Ferrari California in the garage? Panerai’s Ferrari California watch is a made for racers, with quick-reset flyback function and redline between 12 and 3.
Raymond Weil’s Nabucco Cuore Caldo is the first split-second watch with a power reserve indicator; other luxury touches include 18K pink gold, carbon fiber and sapphire crystal.
The folks at Tokyoflash been busy lately; hot on the heels of the NI is the Kisai Tenmetsu. Resembling a flashing traffic light, each color represents different units of time.
We’ve featured some expensive watches, but this Horizon Watch is incredulous in its simplicity: it looks great, but for $39k you’re basically paying for designer Mark Newson’s name.
Guys with a penchant for mechanicals will like EleeNoLITE’s Wheel Watch; it’s an unusual analog watch with notched cutouts that slowly fill depending on the hour and minutes.
Roger Dubuis’ Easy Diver SED watch bares it all with a gorgeous open skeleton set in a 48mm titanium case; the hand-wound movement is tied to a 60-hour flying tourbillon at 7.
Despite a simple name, Tokyoflash’s NI watch is obtuse enough to require labels explaining its five-line LED readout; we’re digging the polished stainless steel case, however.
Telling time is the least of the Polar FT80 watch’s functions: it keeps you within your target heart rate during exercise, while an optional GPS tracks distance covered and speed.
We think Nooka’s new line of urban-inspired Zen-H watches look best in its original jungle grey camo colorway; it sports a stainless steel case, butterfly PU band and EL backlight.
Based on a lean, mean naked bike of the same name, Jean Richard’s MV Agusta Brutale watch has a PVD black titanium case, sapphire crystal and JR1000 Caliber movement.
Botta’s UNO 24 watch is brutally efficient: all 24 hours are displayed, so its hour hand makes just one rev per day; a horizon line also roughly indicates the position of the sun in the sky.
Inspired by Japan’s neon streets, Tokyoflash’s Kisai Denshoku watch displays time in hours or minutes with 12 amber LEDs; it’s clad in an aluminum case and comes in black or silver.
With large pushers, huge 6/12 o’clock numerals and a stainless steel case, Officina Del Tempo’s Power Watch is exactly that: a watch for power players who aren’t afraid of flashy timepieces.
Sure, it’s a little gimmicky, but that’s never stopped a true-blooded geek: Sector’s Compass Torch comes with a red flashlight for sending out Morse code, as well as a survival tool kit.
That’s no moon: Romain Jerome is at it again with his Moon Dust-DNA series of watches, which use real moon dust as well as rocket and spacesuit parts from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission.
So you’ve got your Scuderia and your Vertu: what’s next? Panerai’s Ferrari Perpetual Calendar watch is the final accoutrement for the ultra-rich; it’s $25k of brushed stainless steel ecstasy.
Coming soon: boutique watch maker NOOKA’s minimalist ZON is awash in a sea of LED pixels which count the time; also choose from a regular digital display or multiple timezones.
Limited to 182, Wyler Geneve’s Dakar Rally chronograph commemorates the upcoming 2009 rally; it features an exotic tantulum suspension that shields the movement from shocks.
Neiman Marcus has dropped not one, but three exclusive Ducati watches for this holiday season; they’re pricey, but the racer-inspired red, black and titanium colorways are tough to ignore.
Large, clean and modern, the Fossil Chronograph looks deceptively simple but includes three sub dials in a stainless steel ion-plated case; it’s also water resistant up to 5 ATM.
Commemorating the Apollo, Gemini and Skylab missions, these 23 Omega Speedmaster Watches are going for an astronomical $125k; for that, they should throw in a moon rock.
Continuing Tokyoflash’s often indecipherable yet awesome design philosophy, the Fire Watch isn’t yet available but we dig the perfed stainless steel face and hour and minute LEDs.
Hot in black and limited to 1,000 pieces, Audemars Piguets’ Royal Oak Offshore Survivor watch has us lusting over its ultra-light titanium and ceramic case and luminescent hour markers.
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