THE BEST Watches

Black Oversize Iconic Watch

Black Oversize Iconic Watch

Michael Kors’ Black Oversize Iconic Watch is a sleek monochrome affair with a dual stainless steel/ion-plated finish, triple chronographs and a checkered guilloche pattern.

Concept: ON AIR Watch

Concept: ON AIR Watch

Iskender Asanliev’s ON AIR watch is a genius blend of analog and digital; the red LED’s position shows the hour, but is itself made up of numbers which indicate the minutes.

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Bell & Ross Gold Ingot

Bell & Ross Gold Ingot

With gold prices skyrocketing, Bell & Ross’ BR01-92 Gold Ingot watch could qualify as an investment; the case, numbers, indexes, dial and hands are all made from 18k rose gold.

Alpina Extreme Watches

Alpina Extreme Watches

Two noteworthy watches for Alpina in 2009: the 257-piece Extreme celebrates the “12 Hours of Sebring” race, while the 18-piece Extreme Tourbillon features a silicon escapement wheel.

Retrowerk Steampunk Watch

Retrowerk Steampunk Watch

Retrowerk’s Steampunk Watches come straight out of a Jules Verne novel, with worn steel and brass cases and a telescopic lever system; some include compasses and glow in the dark.

Masterpiece Lune Retrograde

Masterpiece Lune Retrograde

For 2009 Maurice Lacroix’s Masterpiece Lune Retrograde watch takes on modern sensibilities with a skeleton dial; large 46mm case houses a calendar and displays moon phases.

Hamilton Ventura XXL

Hamilton Ventura XXL

The original Ventura was the world’s first battery-driven electrical watch, so it’s fitting that this upsized XXL edition gets an automatic movement while keeping its iconic triangular case.

T-oxy III Skeleton Chrono

T-oxy III Skeleton Chrono

Romain Jerome’s latest Titanic-inspired watch is the T-oxy III Skeleton chronograph, so named for its bare-it-all aesthetic and tourbillon; the bezel is made from Titanic’s steel.

AP Carbon Royal Oaks

AP Carbon Royal Oaks

We’ve featured expensive watches, but this Audemars Piguet Carbon Royal Oaks takes the cake; this hand-polished beaut is owned by A Bathing Ape’s Nigo and runs a cool $251k.

Freestyle Boiler Watch

Freestyle Boiler Watch

Freestyle’s Boiler Watch is not only eco-friendly but a true time saver: this solar-cell packing, 100m water resistant watch can run for a lengthy 12 months on a single charge.

Porsche Design P’6920

Porsche Design P’6920

Porsche Design’s P9620 Rattrapante watch features not one, but two second hands to measure intermediate time; also: a PVD-treated titanium case and Carrera GT-inspired push-buttons.

Casio Edifice Watches

Casio Edifice Watches

Casio’s latest updates to its solar-powered Edifice watches have a definite motor sports theme, with the EQW-M1000 sporting a disc brake window; time is synced via radio.

Montblanc Auto Sport Chrono

Montblanc Auto Sport Chrono

Living up to its “sport” moniker, Montblanc’s Auto Sport Chrono features a diamond-like carbon scratch- and corrosion-resistance case, sapphire crystal and 200m of water resistance.

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Oris Chronoris Grand Prix

Oris Chronoris Grand Prix

Dressed in British Racing Green, Oris’ Chronoris Grand Prix ’70 blends retro and modern F1 by including a second time zone, 10-min countdown and a pair of vintage racing gloves.

Welder 3000 Watch

Welder 3000 Watch

Welder offsets its tradition of chunky watches with the 3000, which sports a light-beige face set within an oversized stainless steel case; it includes both rubber and leather wrist straps.

Linde Werdelin SpidoLite

Linde Werdelin SpidoLite

Linde Werdelin’s SpidoLite sports a partially skeletonised titanium case that not only reveals its 1970s automatic movement but reduces weight, making it an ideal luxury sports watch.

Breitling Navitimer 125th

Breitling Navitimer 125th

In celebration of its 125th anniversary, Breitling is releasing a special, 2009-piece edition of its Navitimer watch with a classic Air Racer rigid bracelet and circular slide rule bezel.

Zenith Zero-G Tourbillon

Zenith Zero-G Tourbillon

Ultra-lux classifieds site JamesList is a boon for watch lovers; this Zenith Zero-G Watch is a relative bargain at over $100k off list price and features a tourbillon in a gyroscopic housing.

Tokyoflash Heko Watch

Tokyoflash Heko Watch

Tokyoflash continues to ply the minimalist and esoteric oceans with the Heko Watch; three rows of LEDs (one visible, two hidden) are all that mar its otherwise smooth stainless steel face.

Diesel DZ7091 Watch

Diesel DZ7091 Watch

While roughly a year old, Diesel’s DZ7091 watch still remains as timely as ever with an electroplated mirror that hides a red LED display; it can only be viewed by pressing a button.

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Space Invaders Watch

Space Invaders Watch

While it doesn’t actually let you play the game, this retro-style Taito-licensed Space Invaders watch looks cool in stainless steel and LEDs that scroll messages and alien spacecraft.

Garmin FR60 Watch

Garmin FR60 Watch

Garmin’s FR60 Fitness Watch makes the most of the company’s GPS offerings: it tracks your time, heart rate and calories and then syncs them to your PC via an ANT+ wireless receiver.

Urwerk UR103T Watch

Urwerk UR103T Watch

Urwerk’s UR103T watch is a choreographed ballet; a bronze/beryllium Geneva cross carries four aluminum satellites, each performing a four-beat 480 degree pirouette to signify minutes.

On Time Headset Concept

On Time Headset Concept

Winner of a recent designboom contest sponsored by Plantronics, Pedro Gomes’ On Time concept features a touchscreen LCD watch-bracelet with a snap-in bluetooth headset.

2009 IWC Aquatimers

2009 IWC Aquatimers

The 2009 IWC Aquatimers collection consists of five diving watches, all with a tool-less strap change system and external rotating bezels; The Auto 2000 model is rated for 2,000 meters.

Timex Expedition WS4

Timex Expedition WS4

Timex is taking respectable risks with their upcoming Expedition WS4 watch; available this May, it features a widescreen display with altimeter, barometer, thermometer and compass.

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