Crafted from a solid block of stainless steel, Victorinox calls their indestructible new INOX watch “a companion for life” after extensive testing proved it will survive a 30-foot drop onto concrete or being run over by a 64-ton Swiss Army tank.
As a tribute to the Wright Brothers first flight, Zenith has given their Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 a vintage makeover. They call it the 1903, and it features a matte black case, Arabic numerals, and a burly leather band. It is powered by Zenith’s own 693 Elite movement. Limited edition of 1903 pieces.
Swiss watchmakers Tudor continue to expand their Heritage collection with the introduction of this new version of their classic Ranger. It’s a fully modern timepiece in a vintage-inspired package. 41mm brushed stainless case, matte black dial and your choice of the leather bund strap, a steel bracelet, or a camouflage fabric strap.
Omega could do nothing but make new versions of their old watches & nobody would complain. With styles that endure decades, why not? Here’s another new-old one: The Speedmaster Apollo 11 limited edition chrono; made for the 45th Anniversary of the first lunar landing. It features a black PVD dial and 18K Sedna gold dials & bezel. Just 1,969 of these will be made available June 2014.
Detroit-based Shinola brand is part of the beleaguered city’s comeback story. They partnered with Swiss watchmakers Ronda LTD and set up a state-of-the-art watch factory in Detroit’s College For Creative Studies building where they’re turning out timepieces like the Runwell Contrast Chrono. It features a stainless steel case, and a Detroit-built Argonite 5030 high-accuracy quartz movement.
2014 marks 100 years in the footwear game for Brooks. To celebrate, they created the Heritage Collection: new versions of their classic Vanguard & Vantage runners in a whole slew of new colors.
If you’ve been waiting for a smart watch that doesn’t scream “look, I’m an early-adopter” you can thank Motorola for the Moto 360; a normal, good looking “Android Wear“-powered watch that subtly delivers notifications & alerts and also features voice-activated functions like Google searches, scheduling appointments and setting alarms. Available Summer 2014.
It seems like everyone has a pair of Nike’s Free series runners or trainers but for 2014 you can create your own custom colorway through Nike iD. Choose the Free 3.0 Flyknit, 4.0 Flyknit, or Free 5.0 & make yourself a one-off pair that you won’t see on anyone else at the gym.
The Apollo pant from L.A-based cycling clothier Lunis is made with a blend of nylon, polyester and elastane, offering the technical performance of adventure gear but with tailored styling that transitions easily from the bike lane to the morning meeting.
New Era makes baseball hats. Their new Heritage Series 1934 Collection is just what it sounds like: a collection of hats modeled after styles used by MLB teams back in the 30s. They feature classic logos, period-correct construction, and come packed in a big red box, just as they would have arrived to the pros of the period. Look for additional team releases through 2014.