It’s always a good time to update your watch. Luckily for you, we’ve simplified your search and found some of the finest products on the market. With key features, including the latest technology, these watches are stylish and reliable around the clock.
Watch photos courtesy each retailer.
For the Casual Businessman
Timex Horween Leather Weekender
This sleek and functional watch is designed with you in mind. Not only is the simple layout sophisticated and easy to read, but its leather band features a button stud located near the watch face for maximum comfort while sitting at a desk. Handcrafted in a Florida workshop, the Horween Leather Weekender is durable, splash-resistant, and built to last. $88, huckberry.com
For the Elegant and Timely Date-Maker
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Sonatina Large
This delicate and water-resistant watch strikes a perfect balance between beauty and function. Studded with 56 sparkling diamonds, the Rendez-Vous Sonatina is more than just a dazzling accessory: By using the brand’s iconic star on the watch face to set the time of an important rendezvous, the watch will remind you of your engagement with a dainty chime. The carefully considered detailing on this timepiece even includes a tasteful golden sun and moon indicator that alerts you of the shift from day to night. $28,000, Alvin Goldfarb in Bellevue.
For the Everyday Handyman
Leatherman’s Tempo Tread Watch
Leatherman is about to release its newest multipurpose device, and you don’t want to miss it. A timepiece as well as a toolkit, the Tempo Tread Watch’s easily interchangeable band links double as tools, ranging from screwdrivers to box wrenches to SIM card picks. Featuring glow-in-the-dark hands and hour markers, the watch is water-resistant to up to 200 meters and is protected by a sapphire crystal. And no need to worry about travel, either: the watch is even TSA-friendly, so you can take your tools with you wherever you go. $575, leatherman.com/wearables
For the Car Lover
Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Shelby Cobra 10342
Inspired by the design of the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, one of the most iconic cars in American motorsports, this limited-edition watch features unique craftsmanship paired with practicality and style. Each element of the watch — from its satin-finished stainless steel to the Daytona blue of the subdials — is modeled carefully after the original 1964 car; this attention to detail makes for a one-of-a-kind timepiece that includes chronograph, tachymeter, and day and date functions. Boasting an anti-reflective and anti-scratch face, as well a water-resistance to 30 meters, this watch does not sacrifice an ounce of functionality for its exceptionally original design. $4,450, Dacels in Bellevue
For the Fashionable (and Discreet) Gearhead
Frederique Constant Notify Women Horological Smartwatch FC-281WHD3ERD2B
Enjoy all the luxuries and connectivity of a smartwatch in a conservative and beautiful design. Frederique Constant is breaking ground with its stylish, individualized, and practical Horological Smartwatch. Featuring all of the elements of a high-tech smart watch — alerts to remind you to move, suggestions and information catered to your activity goals, an alarm that tracks your sleep and wakes you up during the appropriate sleep cycle — the Horological Smartwatch stands out from the rest with its elegant stainless-steel body, making it impossible to tell that the watch is a refined and high-functioning piece of technology. $1,295, Alvin Goldfarb in Bellevue.
For the Deep-Sea Diver
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic TITANIO
This watch, designed with professional divers in mind, has a sporty and no-nonsense aesthetic. Its lightweight and highly durable titanium case is water resistant to approximately 300 meters, and its brushed titanium bezel includes a counterclockwise rotating bezel used to calculate the time of immersion. The automatic movement allows for a reserve time of three days. The craftsmanship of the movement is visible through a large sapphire glass porthole in the back. With the practical addition of a night-view feature, this watch is a perfect companion to any underwater adventure. $9,200, Alvin Goldfarb in Bellevue.
For the Classy Gentleman
Citizen Eco-Drive One AR5025-08E
This watch’s sleek black crocodile leather band and simple black face paired with a pink cermet bezel have it straddling the line between masculine and modern. At only 3 millimeters thick, the watch is one of the thinnest solar-powered watches in the world. The stainless-steel and water-resistant watch not only boasts an eye-catching and stylish design, but also includes highly practical features, like its ability to run for 10 months on full charge (solar power will keep it charged, as well) and its extremely accurate second hand. Sapphire crystal glass over the face also adds an anti-reflective perk, making for a timepiece as functional as it is attractive. $3,500, citizenwatch.com
For the Back-to-the-Basics Guy
Alpina Startimer Pilot Chronograph Blue Dial Brown Leather Men’s Watch
This Swiss-made and stainless-steel analog watch is a highly precise timepiece and calendar all in one. The 12 o’clock position is marked by the minimalist Alpine logo, while the 6 o’clock position displays the date. Ultimate accuracy is achieved with three sub-dials that feature 60-second, 30-minute and 1/10 of a second measurements. The watch’s scratch-resistant sapphire crystal face and water-resistant feature at 100 meters adds durability to its casual, easy-to-use design. $1,195, Dacels in Bellevue
Thumbnail illustration by Alex Schloer