THE BEST Watches

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.

Advertisement

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.

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.

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.

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.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

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.

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

Use Arrow Keys ← → for Faster Navigation

Home | About | Suggest | Contact | Team | Links | Privacy | Disclosure
Advertise | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Sites We Like

Awesome Stuff: The Awesomer | Gadgets, Games & Geeks: Technabob | Cool Cars: 95Octane
Site Design & Content © 2008-2021 Awesomer Media / The Awesomer™
Visit our Friends at: Not Always Right