The Stratosphere watch contains a low-power GPS chip that automatically sets it to the correct time anywhere you go in the world. A domed sapphire crystal gives the watch its unique look—viewed from the side it’s said to look the like earth seen from outer space but that kinda depends on what you’ve been smoking.
Victorinox makes more than Swiss Army knives. In fact, this year marks the 25th anniversary of their Dive Master 500 chronograph. For the occasion they’ve created a limited edition anniversary model rendered in titanium with a brushed, matte gray case. Only 500 of these watches will be made.
Classic Italian watchmakers Panerai have just introduced an ultra-limited collection of their all-new 1940 Radiomir chronograph. The 45mm chrono features a Swiss Minerva movement and is available in platinum, red gold, and white gold versions.
Due for release this Spring, Omega is bringing back a classic. This remake of their iconic 1969 Speedmaster Mark II retains the style that made it timeless but it gets a mechanical upgrade—the 2014 model features a co-axial calibre 3330 automatic movement with column-wheel chronograph mechanism.
Two special-edition IWC dive watches just surfaced, both honoring IWC’s ongoing environmental partnership with the Galapagos Islands-based Charles Darwin Foundation. The 44mm Galapagos model is made in all black rubber-coated stainless while the Expedition Darwin model sports a bronze case and markers.
When it comes to Swiss watches, pedigree is everything. And as the grandsons of legendary watchmaker Raymond Weil, the brothers behind the 88 Rue Du Rhone brand have this base completely covered. Their clean, classic timekeeping devices range from simple analog quartz rigs to stuff like a 45mm rose gold & stainless waterproof chrono.
Swiss timing experts Piaget are known for making slim, lightweight watches but their latest, the Altiplano 38mm 900P is officially the thinnest mechanical watch in the world. To achieve this Miley-esque physique, the design has welded the movement and case into a single unit. via
American Horween leather is the good stuff—made at the famous Horween Tannery in Chicago. And that’s what Worn & Wound uses for these handmade watch straps. Choose from black, graphite, or tan featuring matte or PVD-coated steel hardware.
Why Garmin made their new S4 golf watch waterproof to 10-meters is a bit of a mystery but luckily it has a bunch of features you’ll actually use out on the links. It gives you daylight readable views of over 30,000 courses, calculates exact distances and gives course details and tracks all your shots and scores.
Adidas knows sports. That’s why their new touchscreen running watch does what it should. GPS mapping of runs & routes, heart rate monitor, music & real-time coaching on your wrist. Available November 1st.