With a design inspired by the original 1944 Military-issued A15, Bulova’s new A15 Pilot Watch reissue pays homage to a battle-tested WWII classic, featuring a 24-hour scale on the dial as well as rotating disks controlled by the dual crowns for elapsed time counter & adjustable 12-hour scale. Powered by a Miyota 82S6 caliber movement, the 42mm automatic pairs the polished stainless finish with a brown leather strap.
Breitling’s AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition is a timepiece much more memorable than its name. It’s a re-creation of the brand’s iconic & collectable 1953 765 AVI chronograph. Powered by a Breitling B09 movement, the 41mm hand-wound chrono is available in steel, rose gold, and platinum. 3 inset dials give you seconds, a 15-minute counter, and a 12-hour counter. Power reserve is 70 hours.
In its squared-off satin stainless case, the BR 03-92 Grey LUM from Bell & Ross highlights the brand’s industrial, aviation-inspired aesthetic. At 42mm, this new model in the LUM lineup features an anthracite gray dial with ultrabright green SuperLuminova on numerals & indexes. The watch comes with two straps: grey-green calfskin and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric.
Withings’ ScanWatch is a powerful health wearable disguised as a simple, elegant smartwatch. Winner of a prestigious 2020 CES Innovation Award, it combines a medical-grade Electro-Cardiogram with a Sp02 sensor, 3 electrodes, sleep apnea detection, workout activity tracking, an altimeter & more, to give you a 24/7 heart and health scanning in a way that is simple & convenient. Beneath its sapphire crystal, the integrated PMOLED display in the dial delivers notifications & data in bright black & white. Available in 38mm & 42mm diameter sizes.
With its alligator leather strap and slim outline, IWC’s updated Portugieser Chronograph looks every bit the well-bred offspring of its renowned predecessor. The big differences are inside: the 41mm chrono is now powered by a new & custom-built 194-component 69000-calibre movement crafted by IWC horologists for this very watch. It is water resistant to 30 meters and boasts a 46-hour power reserve. Available in polished stainless or rose gold, with a white, black or blue dial.
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Panerai’s latest creation is a stylish, stealth operator called the PAM1661 Luminor Marina Carbotech. With a case forged in lightweight, destruction-proof CarboTech, a carbon fiber composite that gives the watch a silly-light weight of just 96 grams. The Swiss-made 44mm automatic features a sandwich dial with super-bright blue Super-LumiNova indexes. The irregular textures & markings on the CarboTech case gives each watch an individual character, meaning no two Luminor Marinas are the same.
The limited edition 180 Field Watch from Finnish watchmaker S.U.F. is a clean and classic military-inspired time-teller created by renowned Finnish designer Stepan Sarpaneva. It features a 38.7mm stainless steel case and a dial marked by numerals in vintage Scandinavian typeface and Superluminova indexes. It is waterproof to 100-meters and delivers 42 hours of power reserve. Choose from 4 colors. Only 50 of each will be made.
Urwerk is a Swiss watchmaker known for its eclectic and ambitious creations. The latest is the space-age UR-100 GunMetal. It pays tribute to earlier Urwerk models as well as referencing a 19th-century pendulum clock owned by the designer’s father—an antique clock that didn’t tell time but calculated the distance the Earth rotates on its axis at the equator in kilometers, through a retrograde display. This stunningly intricate display makes up the dial and features a wandering hour system that’s surprisingly easy to read. This 41mm automatic is powered by a caliber 12.01 movement. Only 25 watches will be produced.
In tribute to their 160th year, TAG Heuer created the Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition; a distinctive 39mm chronograph, merging the Carrera collection’s prestigious heritage with TAG Heuer’s latest innovations. Its design was inspired by the famous 1964 monochrome model featuring a silver dial, its internals are more modern—powered by the Manufacture Calibre Heuer 02 movement, boasting a power reserve up to 80- hours. The collection is limited to 1860 pieces. Available June 2020.
Finnish tech-timekeepers Suunto have just introduced their first WearOS smartwatch, the Suunto 7, utilizing Google’s watch OS & optimizing it for sport. With more than 70 workout modes as well as GPS tracking, HRM, on & offline maps, full Google Maps function, Google Pay and many more features from the Google arsenal it is a powerful connected timepiece. It measures in at 50mm and boasts a 48-hour battery.
To celebrate 30 years of tech timekeeping, Garmin has created a limited edition 5-piece watch set, showcasing a handful of their most advanced & 100% purpose-built tool watches. The collection includes the MARQ Driver, MARQ Aviator, MARQ Captain, MARQ Adventurer, and MARQ Athlete, each loaded with features & functions suited to a user’s needs. The collection comes packaged in a walnut chest & is limited to just 100 pieces.
Inspired by the Golden Age of Italian autosport and 50s-era club car racing, Autodromo’s new flagship Intereuropa is a slim, 39mm watch powered by a manual-wind Swiss caliber ETA 7001 movement. The defining feature of the dial is a floating glass ring beneath the sapphire crystal, where numeral indexes make it look like a classic Ferrari dashboard gauge. A Saffiano leather strap completes the timeless track day styling. Choose from 3 subdued colors.
Available in black and mocha leather, Nomad’s new Active Straps for Apple Watch bring the rugged wearability and timeless style of leather to a modern design. And that leather happens to be waterproof—hydrophobic Heinen leather from Germany. The straps feature ventilation channels on their underside for comfort while sweating. Choose from black or silver hardware.
Identical to 007’s watch in No Time To Die this 42mm Seamaster is slightly slimmer than the standard Diver 300M models. Rendered in lightweight Grade 2 Titanium, it features a brown aluminum bezel ring and dial. Engraved on the caseback is a series of numbers in military format, including the number 62, a reference to the year of the very first Bond film, Dr No. This limited 007-edition Diver is powered by OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8806.
The watch and horology experts at HODINKEE teamed up with famed publisher Assouline to create Watches: A Guide. At 261-pages and 9 distinct chapters covering “A Brief History of Time,” “Chronographs,” “The Dive Watch,” “Travel Time,” “Military Watches,” etc., it is more than just a collection of beautiful, glossy photographs, giving readers insights and anecdotes that add depth to every page.
With its 38mm titanium case, the Venture Carbon Black from Boldr is a slim, lightweight automatic powered by a Japanese NH35A automatic movement. Available in 4 colors, Carbon Black, Jungle Green, Navy Blue & Sand Storm white, it features Japan Superlume illumination and comes with a color-matched NATO strap.
Built for adventures on and off the beaten path, Nixon’s 47mm Ripley combines digital and analog functions to keep you on time. It’s the best of both worlds, with digital time, temperature, and altitude readings behind the 3-hand analog movement. Activate “City Mode” to hide the digital functions for a more refined look.
Re-purposed from salvaged antique American pocket watches originally created for the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, Vortic’s forthcoming 49mm Military Edition wristwatch features a 24-hour dial, American-made movements, a domed German glass crystal & Gorilla Glass caseback; merging re-engineered vintage materials with new, it’s a true American classic made for the modern man.
Both Schott and Hamilton supplied the U.S. Army during World War II so the two heritage brands teaming up on the The Khaki Pilot was a perfect fit. The 46mm stainless automatic features an Army green dial with day/date window and is powered by Hamilton’s H30 movement. For the strap, Schott used the same Federal Standard military color 30099 Earth Brown leather their flight jackets were made from. Classic. The edition is limited to 1892 pieces; a nod to an important year for both brands.
Marking the final decade of Tag Heuer’s iconic 50-year anniversary Monaco series, is the Monaco 2009-2019 Limited Edition. Only 169 of these will be made, featuring a space grey case and black dial with hour, minute, sub second, 30-minute chronograph, central chrono second, & date functions. The movement is a self-winding TAG Calibre 1. Available now. Photo credit: Hodinkee