Equipped with advanced sleep tracking powered by Firstbeat Analytics, Garmin’s new 45mm Venu 2 (& 40mm Venu 2S) is a fitness-focused GPS-smartwatch that helps you make sense of your sleep patterns. It gives you REM & body movement data, as well as tracking pulse rate, blood-oxygen saturation, & breathing. Available in 2 sizes and a range of colors, it offers a new feature called “Health Snapshots” that lets you record and share key health stats. Calls, notifications, payments, & audio streaming are also right there on your wrist. Available now.
Cartier’s new Tank collection includes the brand’s first solar-powered watch. The SolarBeat Tank Must is a slim, square stainless automatic powered by SolarBeat movement. Light that passes through the Roman numerals on the face reaches the photovoltaic charging system to keep it moving. The wrist strap is made of non-animal leather—another sustainability cue from the luxury label.
Powered by the German watchmakers’ newest in-house movement, the NOMOS Tangente Update is a refined and streamlined automatic with a cool, Midnight Blue dial. The Calibre 6101 movement is unique for its date complication, featuring a ring of numbers at the dial’s edge which lights up the day of the month in glowing green.
With a dial cut from Namibia’s salvaged Hoba meteorite, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is a rare special edition based on the iconic 60s-era motorsports-inspired chronograph. Its slim, 40mm case is offered in white, yellow, or rose gold and is powered by a calibre 4130 movement that delivers 72-hours of reserve power.
Combining G-Shock’s rugged, all-weather construction with Google’s Wear OS platform, Casio’s all-new GSW-H1000 is the brand’s first G-Shock to use Wear OS. It boasts a full-color LCD display, GPS, sensor data, tracking for 15 dedicated sports & notifications are just a few of its functions. Battery life is not bad at 1.5 days—about .5 more than the Apple watch. Available May 2021.
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Hamilton’s latest in a remarkable range of manual hand-wound watches, is the slim Intra-Matic Chronograph H, a 40mm, 60s vintage-inspired mechanical. Powered by Hamilton’s Swiss Made H-51 movement, it offers time and a pair of inset sub-dials for minute & 30-seconds. Battery reserve is 60 hours. Choose from a white or black dial variant & a stainless mesh bracelet or black alligator strap.
25 years have passed since IWC first introduced its 3705 ceramic pilot’s chronograph, and to celebrate its enduring legacy, they’ve revived the design in a new material, Ceratanium; a titanium alloy that takes on the properties of ceramic when exposed to extreme heat. The dial is a replica of the original while the movement has been updated to an IWC in-house 69380 calibre, a 12-hour, two register chronograph.
With the launch of the Enduro sportwatch, Garmin is giving ultra-performance athletes all the tech, tools, and battery life they need to reach the finish line. Using Garmin’s Power Glass solar charging lens, it offers 70 continuous hours of GPS-connected battery-life. With a V02 Max sensor specifically for trail running, Climb Pro terrain data, & programmable Rest Station reminders, it is purpose-built for long distance runners, riders, and racers.
Over the years, Casio’s iconic G-Shock watch line has seen endless color combinations & variations but none as clearly cool as the new Transparent Pack. Using clear resins, Casio has created a fresh array of their most popular models—including the GA2000, GA900, the DW5600 & others, in both Transparent White & smoky Transparent Gray.
An expansive new partnership between TAG Heuer & Porsche promises a range of motorsport events and even products like the forthcoming Carrera Porsche Chronograph, a race-themed 44mm “Carrera” powered by a Heuer Automatic 02 movement. Details like a black Porsche-signed ceramic bezel & Racing Team colors mark it as a special edition.
Danish watchmaker REC specializes in recovering iconic automotive objects and transforming the materials into watches—not just inspired by motorsport history but literally made of it. Their latest creation is a pair of limited watches made with metal sourced from two one-off Shelby EXP500 prototypes: the 1967 Little Red and the ’68 Green Hornet. These two prototypes were assumed lost to rust or the wrecking ball but were discovered in 2019 and underwent proper resto. Leftover metal from that project is utilized throughout these one-of-a-kind watches.
The Lum-Tec Vortex D4 has the look of a classic military automatic but is driven by a solar-powered Japanese movement. Just one minute of sunlight gives it a full-day of power and with 5 hours sunlight for a full charge, it boasts a 6-month power reserve. The case is made of 316L stainless with a military-grade titanium carbide PVD hard coating. Available for pre-order now.
Looking back is the way forward once again for Swiss watchmaker Zenith. Their Chronomaster Revival A385 chronograph is a faithful reproduction of their iconic 1969 El Primero. The 37mm tonneau shaped case retains nearly all the classic details but a few noticeable upgrades are evident: a domed sapphire crystal & a window in the caseback that gives a partial view of its El Primero 400 movements. Available in February.
The latest in the retro Q Timex Reissue series is the Marmont 1975 Reissue, a simple, sophisticated design from the brand’s quartz-era archive. Rendered in shiny, 38mm gold-tone stainless, the slim case features a domed crystal & a baton-index dial. At 3 o’clock, a day and date window. The black leather strap features a debossed retro alligator pattern & a gold buckle closure.
Designed by the legendary music maker and watch lover, Casio’s G-SHOCK Ref. 6900 John Mayer, is an artist’s special edition of the most iconic G-Shock, the original 6900—first launched back in 1995. Mayer’s design is inspired by the Casiotone SK-5 sampling keyboard he played as a kid growing up in Fairfield, CT. Functions include: 24-hour clock, a 1/100th stopwatch, a 24-hour countdown timer, multi-functional alarm, flash alert, and EL backlight.
Just in time for the holidays, Tag Heuer is unveiling a fresh update to its Connected timepiece. This is the 3rd iteration of the watch that merges luxe & tech to impressive effect. In addition to a range of new watch faces to choose from, it offers activity tracking, step-counter, notifications, and unmistakeable TAG styling.
With the launch of the limited-edition R500 Bullhead chronograph, German watchmaker Sinn has revived a bold design from its 70s-era lineup. The bullhead name denotes any watch with a crown at 12 & stopwatch function. Its titanium case measures 42mm in diameter and a chunky 16mms thick at its highest point at 12, the dial angles toward 6, giving the wearer a better view.
Zenith’s popular Chronomaster Revival is being offered in yet another new colorful variant. This time, it’s the Liberty Edition, a stylistic nod to America with a distinctive red, white, and blue design. Inspired by the brand’s iconic 1969 El Primero and powered by the 400 Automatic movement, this 37mm chrono features 3 sub-dials for seconds, 12-hour counter, and tachymeter plus a date window at 4:30. Power Reserve: 50 hours. Only 150 pieces of the Liberty Edition will be offered.
Rugged and understated, Unimatic’s Italian-made Modello Due is a military-inspired 39mm automatic marked by strong yet subtle details: monochromatic dial and case colors, symbols in place of numerals, and a low-key matte finish. Choose from brushed aluminum or black-coated variants. Its movement is a Seiko NH35A automatic. Water-resistant to 300 meters.
The latest sport-focused smartwatch from Polar is called the Vantage V2, a 46mm premium watch with incredible battery life: 40-hours continuous with active GPS—which uses GLONASS, Galileo & QZSS for precision tracking. Its circular 1.2-inch touchscreen delivers music control, notifications, weather, HRM info, V02 max, altitude & deep training tracking for all sorts of sports and workouts.