The Breitling Emergency II is a Swiss-made luxury chronograph that also features a built-in dual-channel emergency satellite transmitter. When the ship sinks, the plane crashes or the summit push turns into a survival situation, this watch will signal rescue services through the international Cospas-Sarsat system, ensuring your call for help is heard. via
The award-winning TAG Heuer atelier has created some of the 21st-century’s biggest breakthroughs in watchmaking. At this year’s Baselworld Watch & Jewelry show they unveiled another: The first ever magnet-driven 100th-of-a-second chronograph. We think it looks wicked but it’ll take experts to explain the technology.
For cycling, running, swimming & all the other multi-sport action in your life, Suunto’s GPS watches provide data to help keep you on course. They also help you accurately estimate how late you’re going to be in hours, minutes, miles, or kilometers.
An Omega Speedmaster is one of the most iconic, legendary and sought after watches in the world. After all, it was the watch that NASA astronauts wore to the moon. But since there are no more NASA astronauts we must assume that Omega made this Dark Side Of The Moon edition Speedmaster for Pink Floyd fans. The black, ceramic version of their classic chrono features a 42.5mm case size & a black cordura strap with a ceramic clasp.
With big, bold displays & 1-button control, TomTom’s GPS Sport watches make accessing your stats & data super easy. The watches also create full-screen graphs that help you train more effectively. And for you old guys who like to know what time it is, they’ve got the clock function, too.
You can tell right away that the Type 3 watch from Ressence is not your standard timepiece. With no crown or traditional hands on the dial but instead a liquid-filled crystal with convex discs floating in a convex dial, the look of the Type 3 is totally unique & yet it’s still a mechanical watch. The technology is certainly complex but the smooth, rounded look of the display is stunning in its simplicity.
In the wide world of watches, if there’s one thing lacking, it’s choice. With only about 17,642 brands and styles to choose from, we timekeepers are all clamoring for a new brand to check out. Found one: The Hudson River Watch Company is making great looking, classic style watches designed right there on the banks of the Hudson in NYC. Each of their 9 models is inspired by and named after a New York City street.
Bang for your buck is what you get with any Nixon watch. Rather than turning out gilt & shimmering men’s jewelry that happens to tell time, Nixon builds watches that hold up to punishment in the water, on the mountain, and out on the open road. Their latest limited release is a black & baby blue version of their proven 48-20 Chronograph. 48mm dial, brushed stainless case, and waterproof to 200 meters.
If you survive to see your 160th birthday, you’ll celebrate, too. Swiss watchmaker Tissot is turning 160 and to make it special, they’ve created an anniversary timepiece. The Heritage Navigator Automatic is a remake of a model first made to commemorate their centenary back in 1953. Like all good designs, the styling of the classic chronometer looks just a good now as it did 50 years ago. Available November 2013.
Following last year’s Jack Heuer 80th Birthday Carrera, the brand is now offering another chronograph bearing Jack’s name. Inspired by classic TH stopwatch designs of the 60s, the pushers and crown on this new model are positioned on the top of the case instead of on the side.