Lange & SÃ¶hne
Lange 1 $30,637
This stunning watch is one of just 5,000 produced each year by the holy grail of Saxon watch making. Originally founded in 1845 by Ferdinand Adolph Lange, A. Lange & Söhne shuttered during the post-war Soviet era, only to be reborn in 1990 following the collapse of the East German government. The LANGE 1 was one of the first designs to be re-released, and features Lange’s characteristic oversized date and asymmetrical displays, along with the groundbreaking mechanics and hand-finished perfection for which the iconic manufacturer is so well known.
Heritage Black Bay Watch $2,979
This divers' watch, inspired by the insurgance of 1954 style, boldly reinvigorates Tudor's extensive heritage. Function meets fashion with its slender nature, luminescent hands and water-resistant casing, while the burgundy bezel and domed dial add character to a watch redefining class.
CS20102 Chronograph $1,295
One of the most innovative watches we've seen all year at this price point, the CS20102 is a Swiss chronograph with a Ronda movement, designed with a stop-watch style complete with a modern black and red Nato strap. Altogether, the watch is truly one of a kind.
Tyndall PVD Black Carbon Fiber LTD $1,695
Modern, complex and exquisite, this limited edition watch is a spin on Xetum's Tyndall line, designed in LA, but containing a Swiss automatic movement. Defined by Xetum’s signature lugless case, an exhibition back and a carbon fiber dial with a recessed small second subdial, it's as powerful as it is sharp.
Cape Cod Watch $2,850
Hermès may be most famous for their highly covetable Birkin bag, but those into watches know that the French purveyor is equally remarkable at making high quality timepieces. The Cape Cod, with its double-wrapping Barenia leather strap, is as classic as it is modern. We like the stainless steel case and tan strap but many styles are available.
Kukulakuku Watch $70
The latest collaboration between the Swiss watchmaker and an artist was done with pop star Mika. Primary colors and a simple yet vibrant tribal pattern add a fresh facade to this classic timepiece, which will keep you on schedule even when you're having way too much fun.
Chrono Hawk $13,800
From Girard-Perregaux, the historic Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer, comes the Chrono Hawk with a design fit for a fine dinner or time outdoors. The edgier case and face, as well as its technical mastery maintain a stance as one of the best across both aesthetic value and functionality.
Watch Winder $795
This handsome, Swiss-made leather cube stores and rotates your watch to keep it wound when you're not wearing it, something anyone with a fine timepiece will appreciate. One set of batteries keeps it going for three years.
Stop2Go Watch $675
This latest offering from the iconinc Mondaine shop, designed by Martin Drechsler, offers an interesting twist to time-telling. The red seconds hand takes 58 seconds to swoop around, before pausing for two seconds to synchronize, much the same way as the original Swiss Railway (SBB) clocks it draws inspiration from.
Uncorporate Gift Sets $650
Albert Einstein once said, "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen all at once." Well Dr. Einstein, we can think of another reason. Without time, there would be no reason to wear one of these stylish and socially progressive "uncorporate" gift sets from Shinola. The Swiss-quality timepieces are built by hand in a Detroit watch factory, by visionaries with a plan to revitalize manufacturing in America, and come with a handcrafted leather card wallet and The Shinola Book of Craft. Genius.
Octo Automatic Watch $9,550
With an invocation of one of design's most historic geometric shapes, Bulgari's Octo men's watch line reinvents classic, colossal beauty. Their iconic double bezel lays the purity of a circle, atop the faceted structure of an octagon. The resulting combination recalls the power of architecture, a structural beauty and strength in power.
Hacker Watch $140
Conceived by esteemed British industrial designer Michael Young and produced by Hong Kong-based O.D.M, the Hacker watch's concave design gives light to time with a face reminiscent of the sun. Although it comes in a matte black and silver version, its golden iteration is a sight to behold.
With a hand-stitched leather camouflage strap, Marvin adds a modern edge to one of their most popular styles, the classic M220.127.116.11 from the Malton collection. This automatic Swiss time-piece delivers 26 jewels and 38 hours of reserve power, packed into a very sharp casing with a see-through back.
miCoach Smart Run Watch $400
For the detail and data-focused athlete, this watch has it all. Where other fitness trackers fall short, the miCoach from Adidas soars measuring heart rate without a strap and a touch screen with coaching prompts New Years Resolutions have never been easier to keep up.
The Birdy $475
From Detroit-based watchmakers Shinola comes The Birdy 34mm—a handsome watch with just the right about of femininity and rugged accents. The Birdy features an elegantly slender double wrap leather strap, a decorative crown and case plating and a pearlized white dial, and is made with a commitment to the rebirth of American manufacturing.
Neo F Q $610
German watchmaker MeisterSinger’s elemental watches are modeled after the original time teller, the sundial. Their single-handed character reduces time telling to its purest primordial essence. It forces us to view time moving more slowly, and as a collective continuum rather than a fragmented combination of individual seconds, minutes and hours. Their Neo F Q’s distinctly elegant aesthetics provide as much serene pleasure as does the watch’s streamlined approach.