Watches

Watches

BOLDR Odyssey Automatic Watch

Many dive watches look the part but can’t take the pressure, literally, of deeper dives. BOLDR’s Odyssey automatic watch can, and also won’t put much of a dent in your wallet. The Odyssey is powered by a reliable Seiko automatic movement and boasts a screwdown caseback, triple lock screwdown crown, a helium escape valve, and a robust case, all in all earning it a 500 meter (1,650 feet) water resistance rating…

GET IT: ~$260

Misc

Barrington Watch Winders

The job of a watch winder is pretty simple: spin a watch many times over to keep it wound. But any automatic watch amateur knows this job is crucial, lest they wear the watch just about every day. Barrington Watch Winders get this done reliably and with a design aesthetic that won’t be outclassed by the contained watch itself. Each winder features a whisper quiet motor that won’t drive you crazy while winding,…

GET IT: $180+

Watches

Ressence x Hodinkee Type 1H

Unique and stunning as with all Ressence timepieces, the Ressence x Hodinkee Type 1H uses the watchmaker’s unusual orbital display instead of hands to display the time but is also, for the first time, skeletonized, letting you peer into the inner workings of the highly complex mechanisms within. The nested dial discs beneath its domed sapphire crystal lens are all made of sandblasted silver and boast milled markings and numerals filled with…

GET IT: $22,500

Watches

Dietrich OT Watch

With a distinctive design that’s inspired by nature rather than by man’s own creations, Dietrich’s OT Watch line — which stands for Organic Time — is bold, intricate, and maybe a tad divisive. Each features luminescent hands shaped like leaves, a spinning star which represents seconds, a 24-hour time disk, and a sapphire crystal lens etched on the underside with hour and minute markings capping a steel case. A modified Miyota 82S7…

GET IT: $1,215+

Watches

Citizen Eco-Drive Professional Diver 1000M

Many dive watches are worn for style. Contrarily, the Citizen Eco-Drive Professional Diver 1000M is best reserved for actual diving. Rated, as its name suggests, to extreme depths, it’s the first to also come equipped with Citizen’s integrated solar panel dial that keeps the watch’s batteries charged up just by exposure to light — something that’s notably absent in the deep sea, but several years of reserve power more than…

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Watches

HYT H0 Hydromechanical Watch

A minimalist version of their boastfully complex H1 timepiece, the HYT H0 Hydromechanical Watch hides the vast majority of its inner workings behind a curved dial, spinning two hands (for seconds and minutes) and pushing a semi-transparent, colored fluid around a glass tube bordering its face to boldly display hours. Though two openings lower down on the dial do give a modest glimpse into the bellows beneath, part of its manually-wound HYT calibre movement…

GET IT: ~$57,000

Watches

Montblanc Summit Smartwatch

Last week we saw Tag Heuer’s latest take on the smartwatch. This week we meet Montblanc’s first. The Montblanc Summit Smartwatch pairs the brand’s classic design with a 400 by 400 pixel AMOLED display (that’s shielded by a domed sapphire crystal lens) and tech-heavy features that let it do a lot more than just time telling. A suite of features streamline use and include Google Assistant, Global translator, voice-to-text messaging, and Google…

GET IT: $890+

Tech

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 Smartwatch

Smartwatches all run more or less the same operating systems, be it watchOS on the Apple side and Android Wear for just about all others. And the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 Smartwatch is no different in this respect, running the latter. Where it sets itself apart is modularity, since this latest gen model lets you swap out parts — and not just straps, either, but the buckle, lugs, bezel,…

GET IT: $1,650+

Tech

MMT E-Strap

Any smartwatch-owning watch lover faces a dilemma that repeats itself on a near-daily basis: wear a classic timepiece or slap on a [comparatively dinky-looking] smartwatch? Fortunately, you soon won’t need to choose with the MMT E-Strap. The device’s brains are contained in a tiny buckle extension that’s nearly completely hidden by the strap itself, monitoring activity, sleep, delivering alerts and notifications, and doubling as a discreet vibrating smart alarm. Android and…

GET IT: $TBA

Tech

Dot Braille Smartwatch

The long awaited Dot Braille Smartwatch is finally here — or just about. The sculpted aluminum watch looks sleek, but frankly its wearers probably won’t give that much thought. What’s more important are the four dynamic braille arrays, with dots that rise and fall at different speeds to allow the visually impaired to read quickly and discreetly anywhere. It’ll also output navigation directions, notifications from the user’s Bluetooth-linked smartphone, and contains…

GET IT: $290

Watches

Seiko Chariot Steve Jobs Watch

So Steve Jobs is not technically a part of its name, but it may as well be. You might recognize the Seiko Chariot from one of the most iconic photographs of Jobs’ leaning on the first Macintosh (click to second image), though the angle certainly doesn’t help. A limited edition run of the simple, minimal watch is being released, with the option of the original 33mm case size as well as…

GET IT: ~$180

Style

MVMT Chrono Series Watches

MVMT Watches launched a few years back with the mission of selling stylish watches at a price point that guarantees you can buy two and still not miss rent. And MVMT’s Chrono Series watches are no exception. Boldly sized at 45mm, these eye-catching timepieces feature minimal, monochrome two-layer faces with time, date, and chronograph functionality. Wondering how to read the time on the unmarked latter? You’ll get used to it, but if not keep in…

GET IT: $135+

Style

Grovemade Watch 02

Nearly all of Grovemade’s work features wood in one way or another. Naturally so does the Grovemade Watch 02 in the form of a concave CNC-milled dial, though it sits behind the timepiece’s lens and stainless steel case in black, raw silver, or plated gold, to make it as easy to care for as a watch made of more traditional materials. This face is available in either Eastern Hardrock Maple or…

GET IT: $150+

Style

Victorinox I.N.O.X. Carbon Watch

Timepieces in Victorinox’ I.N.O.X. collection are already put through the paces with well over one hundred stress tests. The only way we’d figure they can make them stronger is to use the material that protects the space shuttle from burning up during re-entry, and that’s precisely what they’ve done with the Victorinox I.N.O.X. Carbon series. The carbon resin composite used is strikingly unique, with a rugged matte-black appearance that’s subtly marbled and that makes the…

GET IT: $950

Style

Ressence Type 1² Squared

If you know of Ressence you’ll instantly recognize their latest watch, the Ressence Type 1² Squared. Just like their previous timepieces the automatic Type 1² Squared breaks time down across several orbiting dials, the largest straddling the face’s perimeter showing minutes, the next in size displaying hours, and the two smaller disks representing seconds and the day of the week. Where it differs from other Ressence timepieces is first in its dressier…

GET IT: ~$15,725

Outdoors

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20

It’s not only [very slightly] smaller and sleeker than before: the Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20 is also smarter. The watch is tailor-built for use in the great outdoors with a ruggedized case and includes a digital compass, altimeter, barometer, and for the first time a low-power GPS with downloadable maps. You’ll have to settle for viewing maps on its 1.32-inch color display which is also touch-enabled, but fortunately the WSD-F20…

GET IT: $500

Style

TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Full Black Matte Ceramic

Like its predecessors in the Carrera 01 family, the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Full Black Matte Ceramic shows off TAG’s Caliber 01 automatic movement through its skeleton dial. The difference is that this time just about everything besides the movement is made of ceramic that’s micro-blasted to matte black for a very dark and very scratch-resistant finish. Of course sapphire crystal lenses on both sides let you peer into the movement…

GET IT: $6,300

Watches

Timex x Mr Porter Waterbury Watch

One of Timex’ classics, the Waterbury, has a new face. The Timex x Mr Porter Waterbury collaboration gives the watch a clean easy-to-read look that’s adorned with a hint of retro and a domed mineral glass lens. It comes in a new colorway exclusive to Mr Porter, with black-on-black, silver and tan leather, and silver with black leather, each with a stainless steel case and 5 ATM of water resistance. And though you…

GET IT: $150

Style

Original Grain Watches

The holidays are about giving, but don’t forget yourself. And perhaps the timepiece you plan on wearing through countless parties and into the new year is in need of a refresh. Original Grain’s assortment of wooden watches spans a wide range of styles from the elegant Minimalist to the go-anywhere Alterra Chronograph. The latter, despite being handcrafted of wood and stainless steel, is engineered to resist water to 10 ATM (100 meters) thanks to an epoxy treatment…

GET IT: $150+

Watches

Tudor Pelagos LHD

The odds you’re in the market for a premium left-handed diver are likely slim, but on the off chance that you are you’ll absolutely love the Tudor Pelagos LHD, short for Left Hand Drive. The all-titanium watch features a winding stem that’s positioned on the left side of the case that allows for wearing on the right wrist and, on the other side, a helium escape valve that enables (and guarantees) depths…

GET IT: $4,770

Watches

Autodromo Monoposto Chronograph

Inspired by the racing scene of simpler times, the Autodromo Monoposto Chronograph — whose name literally means single seat — is back to celebrate the brand’s fifth anniversary, this time in chronograph form. Part of a limited run like their previous Monoposto, 500 individually numbered units will be made of which 200 will have black dials, 200 silver dials, and 100 in Azzurro blue (shown). A Seiko NE88 automatic column wheel…

GET IT: $1,800

Tech

Matrix PowerWatch

It’s no secret that the humble battery is trailing the rest of our tech. The Matrix PowerWatch abstains from their use entirely by instead powering itself using body heat (meaning you’ll never need to take it off for charging). This is accomplished thanks to thermoelectric technology that uses a temperature gradient — your body heat on one side and components inside the watch on the other — to generate electricity. The same system also makes accurate calorie measurements possible without…

GET IT: $120

Tech

Timex IQ+ Move

Turned off by fitness trackers? The Timex IQ+ Move might make you reconsider, particularly if bright silicone and plastic bracelets aren’t your thing. It’s sleek and discreet like a classic analog Timex except for an also-analog activity tracker on the bottom right quadrant of its face that tells you at a glance how close you are to your daily activity goals. But it’s keeping tabs on much more than that, precisely tracking sleep, steps, movement, and calories…

GET IT: $150

Style

Oblong Watch

Contemporary design meets quality components in Bulbul’s Oblong Watch. True to its name, the timepiece boasts a narrow oblong face that’s better adapted to the human wrist than circles or squares, with rounded edges to sit softly on your skin. The stainless steel case is capped with a sapphire lens and adorned with an Italian leather strap in eight color combinations from the minimal black on black and grey on grey (shown, third image) to the…

GET IT: ~$220