Tiffany CT60® Annual Calendar watch in 18k white gold, $20,000 at tiffany.com
Striking in monochromatic 18k white gold, this timepiece has silver poudré numerals on a grey soleil dial, and a hand-stitched alligator strap. Created in a limited edition of 60, each timepiece is individually numbered.
Zenith El Primero 36,000 VPH, $8,800 at mrporter.com
Zenith’s classic El Primero is refreshed for this season with a silver face and features faceted hour markers, a 50-hour automatic reserve and an alligator strap.
<img class=’img-responsive’ src=’//s.bestlife-cdn.com/media/images/ext/845066095/iwc-schaffhausen-pilots-watch.jpg‘ alt=’IWC Schaffhausen pilot’s watch’>
IWC Schaffhausen pilot’s watch, $4,950 at mrporter.com
This Swiss watchmaker continues to bring it with this stylish chronograph which has a self-winding 44-hour reserve.
Uniform Wares C41 PVD chronograph with Milanese mesh strap, $1,350 at uniformwares.com
The up-and-coming British company’s minimalist watch is perfectly modern, with an of-the-moment mesh strap.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black watch, at omega.com (contact boutique for price)
Omega’s famous for providing the watches every U.S. astronaut wears in space, but you can voyage to the bottom of the sea with this mysterious-looking new colorway.
THE HONORABLE MENTIONS
Shinola Guardian, $675 at saksfifthavenue.com
Detroit’s hometown heroes debut another winner, a classically masculine watch with a superdistinctive square face.
Autodromo Group B Automatic, $925 at autodromo.com
This Brooklyn-based company specializes in auto-inspired timepieces, and this speedometer riff is both minimalist and dashing.
Todd Snyder + Red Wing Shoe Leather chronograph, $158 at toddsnyder.com
The first-rate American sportswear specialist and suitmaker has a fruitful partnership with Timex. Their new gray-on-gray collaboration makes for a truly unique gift.
Martenero Edgemere in blue, $550 at martenero.com
These NYC-based newcomers debut a line of killer self-winding automatics, nautically inspired in vivid colors, with a 44-hour power reserve.
210 East Oak classic watch with herringbone fabric strap, $260 at 210eastoak.com
One of the founders of excellent bespoke tailors Beckett & Robb adds a new variant in his line of clean and simple watches: This gray herringbone strap made from suiting fabric.