Breitling’s B55 Connected Chronograph flips the script on the standard smartwatch. Instead of a watch that offers a readout of your phone, the B55 uses your phone to operate the watch, allowing you to set alarms, change time zones, & adjust operating parameters. The B55 can also upload chronograph records to your phone.
Since 1936 Finland’s Suunto has been making watches with a focus on precision, simplicity, & functionality. And these traits can all be found in the new Essential Collection. With stainless steel construction & sapphire crystal glass, these watches offer altimeter, barometer, & compass function. Available in a variety of finishes including copper, gold, & stealth black carbon.
You’re looking at the world’s first mechanical smartwatch hybrid. The 46mm stainless steel case features an automatic Japanese movement or optional Swiss movement as well as a TOLED full-color display and functions like: push alerts, notifications for text & email, remote control for your phone or computer, plus a variety of fitness functions.
Classic looks and Android-powered smart functions make this new watch from LG easier on the eyes than many of its competitors. It features the familiar look of a stainless steel case and thin profile with a leather strap. As for tech & function: it features an OLED display & PPG sensor that measures your heart rate and pulse during exercise as well as a compass, accelerometer, & 4GB of memory.
The latest version of the iconic, Swiss-made Alpina Startimer Pilot chronograph got a new dial design that features a larger date and timing to 1/10th of a second. The 44 mm stainless case features a polished bezel on brushed lugs. The dial itself is a reflective black color with applied luminous indexes and matching faceted baton-shaped hands.
Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s own 1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic Coupe, the 45mm Steel Calfskin Automotive features a distinctive elm burl wood dial, a nod to the coveted car’s wooden dashboard and Arabic numerals similar to those found on its vintage gauges. This water-resistant, manual-winding timepiece also features a stainless steel case, calfskin strap, and a 45-hour power reserve.
Rather than pollute their legacy with a goofy iWatch-esque entry into the smartwatch market, Montblanc developed the e-Strap, a smartwatch strap that can be attached to different watches. It’s an Italian-made piece of leather texturized to look like carbon fiber connected to a tiny OLED touchscreen that sits on the inside of the wearer’s wrist providing a variety of functions & notifications. Available in June 2015.
The epix from Garmin is a tough, color touchscreen GPS watch with a 1.4-inch color display. Its omnidirectional built-in antenna works with both GPS and GLONASS satellites & the epix also features a built-in altimeter and three-axis electronic compass.
Bamford is in the business of customizing and personalizing premium steel watches. Their latest collab is a re-imagining of the iconic Rolex Milgauss. For this limited edition piece, they gave the case a titanium coating and blackened the steel strap and its poppy hi-viz orange-on-black dial is highlighted by the classic lightning bolt second hand.
Breitling’s limited-edition Transocean Chronograph Edition was inspired by a 1956 model and reinterpreted into a new contemporary design. It features a two-tone dial with two counters, a date window at 6 o’clock, and a double caseback. It is available with a steel Air Racer bracelet or with a leather or crocodile strap. 2,000 pieces available.