More than featuring an uncommon, space-aged design, Bulova’s Accutron II Alpha collection references their historic “tuning fork” powered Spaceview watches from the 1960s—a groundbreaker in the early electronic watch movement game at the time. Inside, the Accutron II comes complete with a contemporary upgrade by way of a high frequency, precise quartz movement. But the outside carries the same retro style—plus green on gold coloration—that made the original line so alluring.
Designed by London-based brand Objest, the Hach watch features a numberless dial that’s anything but boring. Its minimal face is jazzed up by a maze-like geometric pattern that’s subtle, but a little mesmerizing. Built from 316L stainless steel, the Swiss-made watch also comes in a range of finishes (including Diamond Like Carbon) and colorways.
To recognize the charitable work of Doctors Without Borders, German watch brand NOMOS Glashütte has updated its Tangente and Tetra models—available to order with a velour beige or black cordovan leather strap—with a red “12” and small “Doctors Without Borders” inscription. With every purchase, NOMOS will donate $100 (or euros or pounds) directly to DWB’s humanitarian efforts in crisis zones, which provides clean water, operations and medicines to those in need.
In many ways, Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz’s Grande Seconde Quantieme Silver Côtes de Genève epitomizes the brand. At the watch’s core, there’s a proprietary Jaquet Droz 2660Q2, self-winding mechanical movement powering an off-center hours and minutes dial, and a large seconds subdial (fashioned in the brand’s signature figure eight). On the surface, however, there are refined flourishes aplenty: from the Côtes de Genève finish of the face to the brilliant blue hands.
With AARK Collective’s Classic Yolk watch, it’s all about balance. Despite what initially reads as a minimal design, the personality behind the piece hails from more than just its vibrant color. The geometry of the hands and details upon the face make it something more, but never too much. And while it’s punchy outside, inside you’ll find a Japanese quartz movement, protected by a stainless steel case that keeps it water- and shock-resistant.
Inspired by traditional camouflage designs and coloration, the team at Bamford Watch Department have released customized versions of Rolex’s iconic Milgauss and Submariner timepieces for their new Commando line. Rolex debuted the Milgauss back in 1956 but the design applications here harken back even further in time to the battlefields of WWII. Using their Graphite Particle Coating, the clever team at BWD has been able to achieve new colors for the first time. The Commando collection features Desert, Combat and Forest (our favorite, featured here) in both the Milgauss (£12,000 (approx. $18,000) and the Submariner (£13,000 (approx. $20,000).
Made from high-quality four-ounce American Bridle Leather, Bexar Goods’ Apple Watch strap is a sophisticated way to add a feeling of heritage to a futuristic smartwatch. Available in tan or medium brown, the vegetable-tanned strap features three different hardware finishes (stainless steel, space gray or aluminum) and is hand-sewn in Bexar County, Texas.
Modeled after an intergalactic space station is the Starfleet Machine, a table clock dreamt up by horological design house MB&F and engineered by Switzerland’s oldest clockmaker L’Epée 1839. Cool Hunting has partnered with MB&F to create a distinct version with bright blue domes—and only 10 have been made. 48 jewels, a 40-day power reserve and moving laser-gun turrets are just a few of the painstakingly crafted details found in this artful masterpiece that will delight clock nerds and Trekkies alike.
Tired of cheap nylon NATO watch bands proliferating the market, Suigeneric recreates the style using durable and stiff waxed cotton; the naturally water-repellent fabric used in vessel sails and classic Barbour jackets—at a similarly affordable price point. Freshen up your much-loved watch-face for spring with this hand-sewn, hand-waxed green strap. Or, for the more adventurous, go for their watercolor or leopard print options.
The new limited edition offering from Bamford Watch Department literally says “I Love You”—inscribed in the language of your choice. This red and black unisex watch has hearts as hour markers, the signature Milgauss lightning bolt as the minute hand and has been treated with military-grade titanium coating to keep it all protected.
For those who travel with more than one watch this just-released watch roll travel accessory is a must. A collaboration from one of our favorite custom watch makers and one of our favorite bag/accessory makers it is both practical, functional and stylish. Holds up to three watches.
Uniform Wares timepieces boast a clean, refined aesthetic that are as sophisticated on the exterior as they are on the inside. Their high-calibre, C35 rose gold watch features Swiss-made Ronda movement, four jewels, sapphire crystal and choice of stylish strap.
Designer Mathieu Lehanneur juxtaposes sleek silicone with the old-fashioned convention of a pocketwatch in the Take Time! watch. Convertible in three ways, the timepiece can be worn as a wristwatch, carried as a pocketwatch, or hung; and comes in a range of bright and neutral hues.
Cute, well-made and with no battery change necessary—ever—these solar powered watches perfectly pair function with fashion. A clean, simple design is bolstered by an array of color options that pack plenty of personality. This is a no-maintenance timepiece, guaranteed to last and on top of it all, a portion of all proceeds is donated to charity.
A project two years in the making, Matthew Hilton’s first-ever timepiece is an impeccable example of pared-down design. His Swiss-movement watch combines the case, bezel and face into a single unit milled from one piece of stainless steel, and features a vegetable-tanned bull skin strap that passes through the body. Each is engraved with Hilton’s signature and individual batch number.
Inspired by the bezels found on Rolex’s iconic Oyster Perpetual series of watches, Speedmaster Official’s unisex bracelets are made in Italy from marine-grade stainless steel in a range of colors.