Smart watches don’t have to look stupid. More proof is on the way with the forthcoming release of LG’s latest Android-Wear powered device. It’s got a round case and looks like a traditional analog timepiece but it’s compatible with apps in the Google Play Store and receives call notifications & alerts plus events, weather info, etc.
It’s no mistake that the faces of Autodromo watches look like the speedo in a vintage sports car. That’s the inspiration for this Italian brand. Their new Stradale is a 40mm automatic featuring a Japan-made Miyota 9015 automatic movement and clean, 2-level minimalist dials.
Smart watches that require you to carry your phone are never going to catch on with athletes. And that’s precisely the reason why the IRONMAN ONE GPS+ from Timex will catch on. This thing let’s you ditch the brick but still allows you to get music, messaging and track all your training data while running, riding, etc.
Two new models in Bell & Ross’s Vintage line are highlighted by their very Britishness. The 123 GMT features a dual time-zone display with a bright orange 24-hour GMT hand while the 126 Insigna is a special edition of their 126 Carbon adorned with British WWII aviation motifs. via
This is the Elementum Terra Stealth from Finnish watchmaker Suunto with an emphasis on the Stealth. This new digital sport timepiece is offered in neutral earth tone colors and features anti-reflective services that help you & it blend in. On the other hand, a muted lime-yellow display & the 3-D GPS make it a standout.
The compact, single watch winder from Barrington is unlike other winders that rotate continuously and can potentially overwind and damage your watches’ mechanisms. This design pauses between winding intervals and can also be set to wind clockwise, anti-clockwise and alternating as well as offering variable winding speeds to work for watches of all weights. via
The whole backstory on the creation of this new chronograph from TAG is too complicated to bother explaining here. Suffice to say it involves auto racing. And that explains the tire tread pattern on the rubber strap that surrounds its 43mm case. It’s powered by a CH1887 movement and features black gold finish on the hands. Available September 2014.
The Approach S6 has just made every other golf watch on the market obsolete. First-of-its-kind GPS technology gives the S6 the power to track & map your swing metrics including speed & power with SwingTempo, TempoTraining and SwingStrength functions. It also gives you full color course maps and smartphone notifications.
It’s a big one. The Avenger Blackbird’s large diameter, 48mm black titanium case is waterproof to 300 meters and features a cambered glare-proof sapphire crystal, dial aperture calendar & a ratcheted rotating bezel.
Drawing inspiration from their celebrated 1970s chronographs, Longines has just released another updated classic. The Heritage Diver looks a lot like its vintage counterpart but got a new caliber L663.5 movement & a stainless steel 43mm case. It is available in both chronograph & three-hand variations.