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.
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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.
Translating the look and feel of its early-80s origins, the Q Timex Reissue LCA is a modern remake of a quartz classic. Its water-resistant case measures just 32.5mm square, and with its hybrid liquid crystal display, it gives you the time in analog & digital, as well as date, dual timers, and multi-alarm function, all controlled by intuitive side buttons. Choose from stainless or gold-tone stainless finish.
Garmin’s new Venu Sq smartwatches boast pinpoint GPS with support for GLONASS and GALILEO & a streamlined 40.5mm square case design. In addition to endless sport tracking functions, it also has a pulse oximeter to detect blood oxygen, like the new Apple Watch Series 6. There are 2 Venu models, the Music Edition offers additional built-in storage to save music from Spotify, Amazon Music, or Deezer, with space for up to 500 songs.
Dressing up two of its most popular models in formal black & white livery, Zenith hits refresh with the Black & White Boutique Edition El Primero Defy 21, a 44mm dual-gear chronograph & the Defy Classic, a 41mm automatic. Both feature a microblasted black ceramic case & intricately detailed dials that showcase mechanical internals. Straps are rubber with a coated titanium clasp.
A wise man once said “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” He might’ve been talking about the Timex MK1. This 36mm stainless steel Timex classic has been updated & enhanced with a 20-jewel hand-wound movement giving an old-fashioned interpretation to the brand’s first Camper model watch from the 80s. Details of the military-inspired MK1 collection include waterproofing to 50 meters, a polished finish, and a two-piece fabric strap with quick-release spring bars so you can easily change your look without tools.
Last year was the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and to commemorate that milestone, Omega is releasing a new version of the watch NASA astronauts wore to the moon. The Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Stainless Steel features a 39.7mm case and a black dial surrounded by a polished black ceramic bezel ring. The watch’s original 321 movement had been out of production for 50 years, Omega’s team labored for 2 years to recreate & update the iconic movement—maybe that’s why this watch is lifting off only now.
You could call the Constellation a north star for the Omega watch brand; at 66-years, it is the oldest collection in the watch company’s history. Born as a chronometer in 1952, the Constellation is revived today in a 41mm case model, retaining the unique “claws” feature at 3:00 & 9:00 from the original design. Roman numerals are also carried over from past updates to the Constellation. Choose from stainless steel, steel with ceramic bezel, gold & steel, and gold with ceramic bezel variants.
Consistently original in its vision, Vollebak strikes again with the creation of the Garbage Watch, comprised literally of components scavenged from stuff like the the motherboards of computers, microchips from a smartphone, or wiring from a TV. These raw materials are reconstructed and reconfigured into a luxury timepiece, presenting a unique story on the human relationship to technology. A waiting list for the watch is open now.
Garmin is adding much-needed battery life to some of their most popular smart & connected watches. With solar power. Watches including the Fenix 6S & 6S Pro, three models in their Instinct watersports line, & the Tactix Delta, a military-grade tactical watch, will all be available in a solar-variant. The integrated solar panels add up to 2 additional days of battery life.