New York-based watchmaking upstarts Redux & Co. create watches that combine the look of classic pilot instruments with dive watch function. The COURG is a 39mm titanium case automatic powered by a Seiko SII caliber NH-35A movement. Strap options include ballistic nylon or Italian leather. A funded Kickstarter.
Swiss watchmaker RJ-Romain Jerome teamed up with Tetris to design their latest limited edition Generational Icons watch, the Tetris-DNA. To celebrate the anniversary of Tetris, the watch dial features a random sequence of the game’s signature Tetrominos encased in a PVD coated titanium case.
Founded in California in 2013, Weiss Watch Company is working to bring back the lost art of American watchmaking. Their mechanical timepieces are handmade by the company’s 27-year old, Swiss-trained founder, Cameron Weiss who sharpened his skills with Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin.
Garmin’s D2 Bravo blends the sharp looks of a classic aviator watch with some impressive GPS-driven functionality. It incorporates Garmin’s signature direct-to and nearest airport navigation features with a worldwide aviation navigation database. It also offers altitude alerts for instance when you’re requiring supplemental oxygen, as well as easy access to current aviation weather info. A backlit LED face makes it easy to read, even in bright sun.
California-based Nixon watches really works that little sweet spot between quality & affordability. Their Ranger 45 is a perfect case in point. It features a Miyota Japanese quartz 3 hand movement, a 45mm stainless steel case waterproof to 100 meters, & a 24mm solid stainless 3 link bracelet, leather or nylon strap. Available in Black, Silver & Gunmetal.
Auto racing-inspired watchmaker Autodromo dug deep into historical minutiae for this limited edition chronograph. The design commemorates driver Brian Redman’s victory at the 1969 Nürburgring 1000 km race. Available in stainless or gold-plated steel, it is powered by a Seiko-made VK63 Chronograph Hybrid Meca-Quartz movement.
Detroit-based watchmaker Shinola has just unveiled a new timepiece, the American-made Runwell Moon Phase, an updated version of their classic 47mm Runwell design that adds a moon dial to track lunar phases from waxing to waning. The design is highlighted by a stainless steel case, tan leather alligator strap, and Super-LumiNova printed details.
Looking thoroughly modern in its minimalist, matte black ceramic case, the new Radiomir 1940 3 Days Ceramica nonetheless pays homage to the Italian brand’s 1930’s-era watches. It is powered by a P.3000 hand-wound movement which is visible through the sapphire crystal back.
This new runner’s watch from Garmin features a super-accurate built-in heart rate monitor designed by Mio. It is also equipped with a whole arsenal of activity tracking technologies. Yeah, now you can run without the awkward chest strap.
Swiss luxury watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen is jumping into the smartwatch fray with The Connect. With this new design, they leave the mechanical watch alone, instead packing the smart tech into the watchstrap, offering activity tracking & connectivity while maintaining IWC’s classic good looks.