URWERK | UR-111C
The eclectic inventing duo of Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei has once again pushed the physical and visual boundaries of timekeeping with its latest release. The traditional winding stem and crown have been replaced with a roller joined at the top of the case, allowing the wearer to gently wind the watch with a thumb. The minutes are displayed in two formats. One is positioned horizontally along the bottom of the watch at an easy-to-view angle even from a steering wheel. The second indicator uses symmetrical cones that rotate digital numbers along a vertical axis placed at the lower corners of the watch. The case itself is a visual masterwork of intricate details in an attention-grabbing tonneau shape.
Starting at $129,604
MIDO MULTIFORT ESCAPE | HORWEEN SPECIAL EDITION
Mido is now the official timekeeper of the UCLA Bruins, which coincides with the release of their Multifort Horween special edition. This 100-year-old Swiss watchmaker has teamed up with Horween, the legendary leather manufacturer, to produce two interchangeable leather bands, one of which mirrors the classic pebbled leather used to create professional footballs. The fully automatic movement boasts an 80-hour power reserve, and a 44 mm black PVD-treated case. The face of the watch is uncluttered, but the vertical Geneva striping adds unique detailing that sets this piece apart.
Starting at $1,090
RICHARD MILLE | RM 60-01 REGATTA
Known for blending technical sophistication with cultural elegance, Richard Mille has produced yet another noteworthy collaboration. And Pierre Casiraghi, the daring Prince of Monaco, has signed on to be a brand ambassador for Mille’s latest chronograph creation. Casiraghi is an up-and-coming sailboat racer who purchased a state-of-the-art racing catamaran in 2016 to compete at the highest level of the world stage. The RM 60-01 contains a bidirectional bezel along with a compass, two of the most important instruments for nautical navigation. The chronograph movement, one of the most accurate in Swiss watchmaking, provides the young royal with necessary tools to be successful—and for everyone else to keep time.
Starting at $151,000
ZENITH | PILOT TYPE 20 CHRONOGRAPH TON UP BLACK
On September 30, Zenith Watches sponsored the 7th annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in more than 650 cities and 95 countries across the globe. More than 120,000 men donned their finest business suits and drove their motorcycles, all in the name of raising money for the prevention of prostate cancer and male suicide. Zenith released a new timepiece marking the event, meant to mirror the two hallmarks of café racer society, namely a straightforward presentation combined with incredible performance. Much like the stripped-down café bikes, the minimalist watch pairs a black face, black case, and black band to seamlessly integrate the major components of the piece. The white hands and numbers pop off the dial, while the chronograph disks blend into the face. The large onion crown, finished in matte black, adds a distinguishing feature to this subtle horological masterpiece.
Starting at $7,100