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.
Constantly updated with current surf conditions delivered via bluetooth from the world’s leading surf forescaster, Surfline, Nixon’s new Ultratide watch is billed as the smartest surf watch ever, offering up-to-the minute reports from over 2700 global surf spots.
Originally released to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Victorinox, the Inox Remade features many of the details from the original: 43mm stainless steel case, Swiss movement, and 200-meter water resistance. What’s new is the strap & removable bumper, made with recycled leather sourced from vintage Swiss Army backpacks. Limited to 250 timepieces.