THE BEST Watches

Breitling Raven Watches

Breitling Raven Watches

Emulating a fighter cockpit’s readouts, Breitling’s Airwolf and Skyracer Raven watches sport a high-tech black and steel look, rubber-molded bits and a turbine-shaped caseback.

Alpina Extreme Divers SS09

Alpina Extreme Divers SS09

Alpina’s Extreme Divers lines get yellow, orange, blue and black models for Spring/Summer 2009; each sports a black PVD case, 1,000m water resistance and sapphire crystal.

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FLuD SS09 Watches

FLuD SS09 Watches

FLuD introduces a slew of new watches for Spring/Summer 2009; our favorites include the skateboard-inspired Deck (which uses actual Griptape) and the basketball-styled Timeout.

Breitling Chromomat B01

Breitling Chromomat B01

Breitling means to be taken seriously with their Chronomat B01, which features their first 100% in-house movement; we also like the retro-style numerals and 500m of water resistance.

Hublot Black/Blue Watch

Hublot Black/Blue Watch

As its color scheme suggests, Hublot’s Big Bang King All Black/Blue is a diver’s watch good for up to 300m; it sports a ceramic bezel and case, rhodium-plated dial and sapphire crystal.

Oris ProDiver Chrono

Oris ProDiver Chrono

Despite a wavy bezel and guilloche pattern, Oris’ ProDiver Chrono means business with a 51mm titanium case good for 1,000 meters, sapphire crystal and helium relief valve.

FV EVOS 8 Cobra

FV EVOS 8 Cobra

Part futuristic, part rugged, Franc Vila’s EVOS 8 Cobra watch is designed with extreme sports in mind; good for 300 meters, it’s made with carbon fiber and DieHard Extreme steel.

Oakley Warrant Watch

Oakley Warrant Watch

A mix of art deco and contemporary lines result in a sleek, elongated profile for Oakley’s Warrant Watch; it features a stainless steel case, Unobtainium rubber strap and sapphire crystal.

Waterwall Pro 500 Chrono

Waterwall Pro 500 Chrono

NauticFish’s Waterwall Pro 500 watch looks good on land and underwater, with 500m of resistance, a 120-click diver bezel, Luminova phosphorescent dial and 4.0 mm sapphire crystal.

Suunto Elementum Watch

Suunto Elementum Watch

Minimalist, modern and utilitarian, Suunto’s Elementum is a digital watch geared towards active wearers with Aqua (for divers), Terra (for explorers) and Ventus (for sailors).

Diesel Freak of Nature

Diesel Freak of Nature

Diesel’s Freak of Nature watch is exactly that: they fuse two completely different watches into a single gold and silver Frankenwatch; it’s even half-leather strap, half steel bracelet.

Steampunk a la Grande

Steampunk a la Grande

Ultra-lux Titanic watch creator Romain Jerom is back with Steampunk a la Grande; it features a bezel studded with 80 hand-applied rivets and four bolts that resemble watertight hatches.

Grand Ocean Chronograph

Grand Ocean Chronograph

One of the world’s few independent watchmakers, Edox’s Grand Ocean Chronograph is maritime-inspired with cardinal hands, scratch-proof sapphire crystal and 100m of water resistance.

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B&R 01 Commando Watch

B&R 01 Commando Watch

Dedicated to elite military forces, Bell & Ross’ 01 Commando watches are limited to 500; it sports a white colorway with photo-luminescent indices and anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

Rado r5.5 Chrono Watch

Rado r5.5 Chrono Watch

Created with famed designer Jasper Morrison, Rado’s r5.5 Chrono is an exercise in modern simplicity; it features a matte black ceramic case, two counters and sapphire crystal.

Phosphor E-Ink Watches

Phosphor E-Ink Watches

With curvy (albeit somewhat chunky) displays, Phosphor’s latest E-Ink watches look pretty sweet; choose from a Digital Hour Clock, always-on Digital Calendar or Ana-Digi Watch.

Vestal Surveyor Watch

Vestal Surveyor Watch

The Vestal Surveyor’s all-black face gobbles up light, emphasizing its sleek, stainless steel case; a hydraulically stamped dial and leather strap serve as subtle accents.

Diesel Cushion Watch

Diesel Cushion Watch

Minimalist and modern, the Diesel Cushion Watch sports a squarish stainless steel dial with date function, mineral glass and full-grain leather strap; it’s good for up to 50m underwater.

Diesel DZ9044 Watch

Diesel DZ9044 Watch

It’s a clear case of form over function, but what a sexy case it is: Diesel’s DZ9044 watch features a big, blank stainless steel face, opting instead to put two movements on each side.

Video: Infinity

Video: Infinity

Created by Japan based creative studio WOW for Citizen’s booth at Baselworld, Infinity takes time-lapse photography to the next level with mesmerizing CG that reminds us of DTESS.

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Snyper One Watch

Snyper One Watch

The Snyper One is the inaugural watch of the eponymous brand; every single piece of the watch is made in Switzerland, from the PVD-coated 44mm steel case to the 7755 S movement.

Formula 1 Grande Date

Formula 1 Grande Date

Monochrome simplicity belies complex materials with TAG Heuer’s Formula 1 Grande Date; it features a titanium carbide bezel, anti-glare sapphire crystal and Superluminova dials.

Welder K29 Watch

Welder K29 Watch

Called the Schwarzenegger of watches, the Welder K29 is industrial to its core, with four hex head cap bolts, six layered dials, blackened stainless steel case and rubber strap.

Luminox 3050 Colourmark

Luminox 3050 Colourmark

Luminox’s 3000 Series of night-friendly watches gets a style upgrade with the 3050 Colourmarks; five colors contrast against a black face with the outer dial getting a color treatment.

Travel Alarm 1884

Travel Alarm 1884

Victorinox’s retro-style Travel Alarm 1884 pocketwatch is sure to send steampunk fans into a frenzy; it clicks shut a-la a Swiss Army Knife and is made with stainless steel and MABS plastic.

Casio G-Shock Gulfman

Casio G-Shock Gulfman

Casio’s G-Shock Gulfman is ideal for boaters and surfers, with tide graph display, EL backlight, stopwatch function, yacht timer, and 200m of water resistance; it’ll run 7 years on a battery.

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