THE BEST Watches

4220 PU Chrono SS09

4220 PU Chrono SS09

Stepping out of wintery monochrome, Nixon’s 4220 PU Chronos get bold blue, violet, yellow and pink colorways; 200m water resistance and rubber bands make these ideal for summer.

Wyler Geneve Code S

Wyler Geneve Code S

With pedal-shaped pushers, Wyler Geneve’s Code S watch targets auto enthusiasts; it also sports a case within a case design that insulates the Swiss movement inside from shocks.

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Double Rotor Turbine Watch

Double Rotor Turbine Watch

Perrelet’s Double Rotor Turbine Watch sports twelve titanium blades that rotate like a jet engine, which not only looks smokin’ but provides the automatic movement with energy.

20,000 Feet Diver Watch

20,000 Feet Diver Watch

Just as its name says, Swiss Military’s 20,000 Feet Diver Watch is the world’s deepest diving mechanical watch; it’s made possible by 10mm thick sapphire crystal and a titanium case.

BR 01 Airborne Watch

BR 01 Airborne Watch

A departure from Bell & Ross’ utilitarian offerings, the BR 01 Airborne Watch glows in the dark, and features the US Airborne skull emblem encased in a glass bead blasted steel case.

Bentley Motors Watch

Bentley Motors Watch

Designed for jetsetters with a taste for supercars, Breitling’s Bentley Motors watch features a highly accurate 30s chronograph and a variable tachometer that measure average speed.

Khaki BASE Jump Watch

Khaki BASE Jump Watch

Hamilton’s Khaki BASE Jump watch was made for BASE jumpers; it sports an easy-grip bezel, protected crown, countdown or stopwatch versions, and black or bronze PVD finishes.

Harry Winston Opus 9

Harry Winston Opus 9

Harry Winston’s Opus 9 takes complications to even ritzier heights with parallel chains that tell the time; they’re made with calibrated baguette-cut diamonds and a mandarin garnet.

Super Trofeo Chronograph

Super Trofeo Chronograph

Other than a single red pusher, Blancpain’s Super Trofeo is a classy, understated watch–the latter of which is remarkable since it’s a collab with the normally flashy Lamborghini.

The Tower

The Tower

The iPod dock at the top The Tower seems almost like an afterthought; it’s actually a high-end watch winder for Perrelet’s Maestro Edition watches, which feature musical repeaters.

Tag Heuer Monaco 24

Tag Heuer Monaco 24

BaselWorld 2009 is in full-swing, and one of our favorite watches is Tag Heuer’s Monaco 24 Concept; it features a tubular design and shock protection inspired by GT racecar tech.

Ulysse Nardin Chairman

Ulysse Nardin Chairman

Ulysse Nardin’s retro-futuristic Chairman is a working phone with a mechanical watch rotor that supplies extra power, a 2.8″ multitouch screen, 5MP camera, Wi-Fi and browser.

Nixon Spencer Watch

Nixon Spencer Watch

Nixon’s Spencer Watch is a minimalist work of art, tastefully blending analog and digital in a 100m stainless steel case and band; it also sports a triple gasket enamel filled crown.

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Nubeo Black Mamba

Nubeo Black Mamba

Nubeo and Kobe Bryant team up for the Black Mamba watch, whose DLC-treated case is the most complex ever with 131 pieces; it also packs a Valjoux 7750 calibre and 36 part bezel.

Aerograph Cockpit Watch

Aerograph Cockpit Watch

Well-known for their Swiss Army Knives, Wenger’s Aerograph Cockpit Watch is likely just as multi-functional and dependable; it’s a pilot’s watch inspired by flight-deck instruments.

Revealed: Concord C1 QG

Revealed: Concord C1 QG

We’ve previously seen the gorgeous aerial bi-axial Tourbillon of Concord’s C1 QuantumGravity watch, but they’ve now revealed the case; it’s a 48.5 mm Titanium looker.

Linde Werdelin Oktopus

Linde Werdelin Oktopus

The Spidolite’s larger, chunkier brother, Linde Werdelin’s Oktopus is also a distinctly masculine diving watch with thicker markers and hands and a maximum depth of 1,111 meters.

BR Heritage Watch

BR Heritage Watch

Debuting next week at the Basel Watch Fair in Switzerland, Bell & Ross’ Heritage Watch is inspired by 1940s military aircraft with vintage style numerals and stamped leather strap.

Chapter One Black Dial

Chapter One Black Dial

Maitres du Temps’ Chapter One watch gets a Black Dial edition (think gothic meets steampunk); it features a tourbillon and two rolling bars for day of the week and moon phases.

TNT Royal Retro Watch

TNT Royal Retro Watch

If you’ve ever wondered why certain watches are called complications, Pierre Deroche’s TNT Royal Retro makes it clear: it features a whopping six retrograde second hands.

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Kogan GPS Watch

Kogan GPS Watch

It’s not sleek, but Kogan’s GPS Watch is feature-packed; it’ll track you through Google Earth, pair with your PC via Bluetooth, and measure steps, temperature, speed and altitude.

Nixon Rubber Player Watch

Nixon Rubber Player Watch

Nixon’s iconic Rubber Player watch returns today with a single blue colorway for its “4×4” campaign; one new surprise color will be released each 15th of the month until June.

Zypad Wrist PC

Zypad Wrist PC

It’s not as slick as Dick Tracy’s wristwatch, but Zypad’s WR1100 Rugged Wrist PC meets military specs with a fiberglass reinforced alloy case and water/dust-proof touch screen.

Citizen Astrodea Watch

Citizen Astrodea Watch

You’ll need a 10x magnifying glass to use Citizen’s Astrodea watches, but it’s mana from the starry heavens for astronomers: it features 1,109 stars that slowly spin in real time.

Hamilton Khaki Conservation

Hamilton Khaki Conservation

Created in partnership with Harrison Ford, Hamilton’s Khaki Conservation features a see-through back engraved with Ford’s signature; proceeds go to Conservation International.

Dievas AquaLuna Watch

Dievas AquaLuna Watch

Dievas’ Aqualuna Gray gets an impressive 1000m of water resistance by not skimping: it uses 5.5mm thick sapphire crystal, surgical grade stainless steel and a Swiss 28k bhp movement.

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