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Timepiece makers Oris have launched the world’s first automatic mechanical watch with an altimeter. The stunning Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter watch was designed with performance pilots and adventurers in mind, the 47mm stainless steel crown houses an utilitarian dial that features a yellow indicator on an outer scale indicating the altitude, while a "recessed” scale is used to indicate the barometric pressure via the red indicator. Available with an altitude scale in meters or in feet, and with a choice of leather, textile, or metal strap.
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Victorinox has added eight new references to the Maverick Sport Collection four three-handed watches and four chronograph models. All models feature 43 mm diameter stainless steel cases and are available in four different material and color combinations. Each watch comes with either a NATO strap or a metal bracelet. Available this Fall/Winter 2014.
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Breitling have added a new version to their Avenger series, the black-cased stunner - Avenger Blackbird. This clean and smooth version has no chronograph and no 24h dial, ensuring optimal legibility. It still retains the utilitarian, military style, with a light and sturdy titanium case and comes equipped with a sturdy Military fabric strap. This companion for extreme missions features an embedded selfwinding movement and is water-resistant to 300 meters (1000 ft/30 bars). watch the video

Available now at dealers such as Ace Jewelers
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The Diplomat watch by Nixon, is the brand´s most sophisticated watch. The stylish timepiece is part of Nixon´s Spring/Summer offerings and features a 45mm stainless steel casing along with a vintage-style 23mm NATO style Horween leather band. The watch is powered by a Swiss GMT movement and allows you to tell time in two locations at once. It is also water resistant to 200 meter/20 ATM.

Available for purchase in Europe here
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ZIIIRO have just released their latest minimalist offering, the sleek ZIIIRO Saturn Silver. Now available in luxurious chrome silver with exquisite polish on its stainless steel casing and strap, the latest Saturn watch features a unique digital display that unconventionally tells you the time on the watch´s outer ring of 12 segments and minutes from the inner ring of 60 segments.

Available for purchase in Europe here
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New from Detroit watchmakers Shinola is this stylish chrono, the "The Runwell Contrast Chrono”. The sleek PVD black plated 41mm case is made from stainless steel and features a commanding white dial with three black subdials and date indicator, protected by a scratch-resistant double curve sapphire crystal. The watch is powered by a Detroit-built Argonite 5030 high-accuracy quartz movement, and comes with a black leather NATO watch strap.
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Hygge, the same guys behind the award winning 3012 Series watch have also designed this beautiful chronograph. The minimalist 2204 Chronograph Series preserves the essence of Scandinavian modern design and features a unique dial with colored hands that pop out from the partially textured dial in a understated and eye catching way. Available in with silver or black case, with black or white dial and a choice of mesh or leather band.

Learn more from Hygge or purchase now from Amazon
Available for purchase in Europe here
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rvnDSGN is a boutique watch brand created by award winning industrial designer Zach Raven. The minimalist timepieces are completely built in titanium using the latest in 3D printing technology, fusing together layer by layer with a laser until the final form is revealed.  Designed in solid titanium each watch is completely handmade in the United States per order. The timepieces are powered by a Swiss made ETA jewel movement and sport handmade NATO-style rugged nubuck leather straps.
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British timepiece makers Bremont are certainly geared toward adventure, their stunning Bremont MB was designed to be quite simply the ultimate aviation watch. Named after "Martin Baker” the world leader in the design and manufacture of ejection seats, the Bremont MB watch had to withstand the same rigorous testing as the seats themselves. It is available three models: the MBI, MBII and MBIII, all equipped with a nylon and velcro military-style strap. watch the video
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Barbour, the English brand best known for their excellent outerwear and wax jackets, are to launch their very first watch collection in 2014. With Swiss made movements, straps crafted from Barbour’s own British made fabric and case designs inspired by iconic Barbour motifs, the Barbour watch collection offers a modern-classic style derived from Barbour’s 120 year heritage of great British design. Available soon from the Barbour website
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As the smartwatch race gaines momentum, a few concept models have been showing up with some designs such as the Gábor Balogh smartwatch becoming incredibly popular. This beautiful concept named Span, is not a smartwatch so much as a watch that happens to have some smart functions. Created by Box Clever, a design studio in San Francisco, the Span smartwatch features an unique way of showing time, the top part displays the hours whilst the bottom half the minutes. Across the middle runs a stylish perforated band that displays time in digital format and notifications such as incoming calls, messages or alerts. Sadly this is still in concept phase, but we hope Span will find its way onto the marketplace soon. watch the video of it in action.

Also check out our roundup on Smartwatches
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Mapping and navigation company TomTom have announced the all new TomTom Runner Cardio sports watch. The high-tech GPS watch besides displaying all the usual real-time running information, comes equipped with a built-in heart rate monitor(no need for a separate chest strap, it features an innovative light system that analysis the blood flow in your wrist), helping you understand how your body is responding to exercise. The watch can also give the user feedback, tips, and alerts, and is compatible with all the major platforms such as RunKeeper, Strava and TomToms own MySports. watch the video
 
Learn more at TomTom or pre-order at Amazon
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Shinola is a recent brand based in Detroit, they are makers of beautiful handcrafted watches, bicycles and leather goods. Their American-made watch collection is retro inspired and finely crafted, several styles are available, with prices ranging from $475 to $950. You can check out the full collection and learn more about Shinola at their website.
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The award winning 3012 Series watch by Hygge Watches introduces a simple and clear indication of time. The simplified stainless steel case houses two 2 rotating discs that replace the hands traditionally found on a watch, the bottom disk indicates hours and top disk minutes, simple as that! The result is a simple, functional, minimal watch that is user-friendly and has an unique way of representing the time. Available in five different color schemes.

Learn more from Hygge Watches or purchase now from Amazon
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The Rover Chrono is included in Nixon´s 2014 spring/summer release. The new chronograph model has a simplified sleek design and features, a robust silicone wristband, and a 44mm stainless steel case with a hardened mineral crystal face so no need to worry about scratches. It is powered by a Miyota Japanese quartz 6 hand chronograph and is water resistant up to 100 meters. Available now in two colorways, black/red and Midnight GT, both are accented by contrasting second hand and screw pin lugs.

More details at Nixon, or purchase now from Amazon
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Now this is how a smart watch should look like! Why do smart watches have to look like smart watches? why can´t they look like normal watches? that is what Hungarian designer Gábor Balogh thought when he developed this elegant-looking smartwatch, he designed a clean interface with all the smart features that can be integrated into regular watch designs. The idea is that a smart watch doesn´t have to be bulky and full of standout features, it is simply an extension of your smartphone and should need only discrete notifications and small app icons. Apple designers, take note…

Also check out our roundup on Smartwatches
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Diesel have recently presented some new watches, including the military-inspired Diesel SC2 watch. Measuring 46 mm, the army themed watch features a clean and simple, to the point design, making use of dark colors, with gunmetal and orange accents. The robust and eye-catching SC2 comes with a durable nato strap and an affordable price tag.
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Garmin Fenix 2 is the latest offering by the GPS navigation specialists. Garmin says this is the "ultimate outdoor navigation and fitness watch”, Fenix 2 combines the best features of their fitness and outdoor watches. The watch allows you to easily switch from advanced fitness training features to GPS tracking features, it displays data including your running speed, beats per minute and heart rate, and all the essential  fitness metrics including a recovery advisor. Plus, it comes equipped with GPS, altimeter, barometer, compass and much more. Fenix 2 can synchronize with other Garmin devices and connected to an iPhone, letting you receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch.
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