Time for the New Year

By Alex Earle – January 1, 2017

1 / Maurice de Mauriac Chronograph Modern

45 mm, Leather/Nato Strap


With its stainless steel open-back case, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, and certified Zurich-assembly, the Chronograph Modern gets attention. Inspired by the Le Mans Racing Series, this is a great track watch as a driver or spectator. Plus you can choose your own lucky number (here it’s No. 12) to further customize.

2 / Maurice de Mauriac Automatic Modern

42 mm, Kevlar Strap


The Automatic Modern has the same features as the Chronograph Modern, but resembles a classic WWII-era European timepiece. Simple and understated, this watch works for everyday wear, whether in the mountains or in the boardroom.


3 / Nixon Mission

48 mm, Silicon Band


Claiming to be the world’s first action sports watch, the Mission can withstand the elements so you can take it with you anywhere: in the water, on the hill, off road and beyond. Featuring real-time surf, snow shred alerts, weather, music control, and notifications via connection to Nixon’s Mission App, the Mission is truly a game changer. What’s more, there’s a fully customizable digital display offering nine different hand colors, nine different digit colors, and 14 different subdials, as well as an array of band and bezel colors to choose from.

4 / MVMT Sunset

38 mm, Brushed Rose Gold Stainless Steel


A simple, easy to use, classic beauty that won’t break the bank. The stylish, progressive designs from MVMT have made waves with those looking to sport a reliable, classy watch that can fit most any occasion. The Sunset is ideal for women in need of an everyday work watch that can fit an array of wardrobes.


5 / FitBit Blaze


A great alternative to the Apple Watch, the Blaze does all the right things that you need to keep you on your toes. This includes continuous heart rate monitoring, on-screen workouts, smartphone notifications like texts and phone calls, a color touchscreen, GPS for activity tracking (steps, distance), music control, and our personal favorite, sleep monitoring. All this data syncs wirelessly to your phone and puts your daily level of physical exertion into perspective. After wearing this watch, you’ll realize you probably need to sit less, walk more, and focus on getting good sleep.

6 / Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss

40 mm, Black Dial, Steel


The precision of a watch can be affected by a magnetic field of 50 to 100 gauss. Rolex’s solution was the Rolex Milgauss, created in 1956—the first watch of its kind to shield outside magnetic interference affecting the watch’s time. A style departure from the more noticeable Rolex Submariner, the Milgauss is simple, unassuming, and beloved by watch enthusiasts.


7 / Suunto Core Alu Pure

Aluminum Case, Silicone Strap


The outdoor watch with altimeter, barometer, and a compass for all your hiking and diving needs. Suunto has excelled for years in creating watches that cater to those willing to push themselves to the edges of the earth. The Core is a good companion to keep you aware and safe of your surroundings. In addition to the above, it also has a depth meter, temperature gauge, and storm alarm.

8 / Breitling Colt Lady

33 mm, Leather Strap, Diamond Bezel


Designed for women who wish to combine sportiness and elegance, the Colt Lady is distinguished by the SuperQuartz movement, which ensures a level of accuracy ten times superior to that of standard quartz. Water resistant to 660 feet, this Breitling can withstand the elements, while still looking fashionable. If the diamond bezel is too flashy, not to worry—Breitling offers a fully customizable approach, with your choice of case, bezel, face, straps, and even buckle.


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