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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 M22.214.171.124 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.
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.
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.
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.
A heritage revival identical to their 1950s model, Vulcain returns to the original spirit behind the alarm wristband. The heritage Presidents’ watch limited edition series contains only 500 pieces per distinct design, houses a hand-wound Cricket V-10 movement and utilizes steel in a nostalgic, refined way. This timepiece is truly presidential.
Assemble your own bracelet pattern with this “all ages” offering from classic toy creator Lego. Customizable in a way few other watches are, it’s fun, light and also functional.
This brilliantly purple timepiece adds a colorful punch to JEANRICHARD’s acclaimed ladies line. A self-winding movement keeps it ticking behind the elegant aubergine lacquered dial and polished stainless steel case.
With a retro design, Maurice Lacroix’s Pontos S Diver offers supreme water resistance by way of a helium valve, and additional functionality with Superluminova numbering and hands. The watch’s style is defined by stainless steel and leather, and the graceful notes of fine Swiss manufacturing.