Innovative and Impressive Men’s Watches for Spring/Summer 2018

Finely tuned engine, technological advancements, and luxurious leather, sounds like selling points to a new sports car, right? Well, these are actually the features of our top picks for Fashion Reverie’s spring/summer 2018 watch roundup.

Every man isn’t in the market for a high-end vehicle, but every man should always keep his eyes open for an accessory that truly compliments his style and personality. Whether he is rough and rugged like the G-Shock x Burton Mudmaster, or a flashy attention grabber like the Zenith Defy Zero G, or refined and understated like the Fossil Q Activist Hybrid, there’s a chronometer made to fit every wrist.

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Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Magic 45 MMRestricted to 500 watches worldwide, this timepiece is as hard to find, as it is hard to damage. On the surface, this is a red ceramic watch. On a deeper level, this watch is a technological breakthrough. In 2011, Hublot created and released a line of watches called “Magic Gold”—a scratch resistant 18-carat gold made of an alloy between boron carbide (ceramic) and 24-carat gold. After years of refining their process, Hublot has produced and patented a new, denser ceramic, making for a more resilient, damage-resistant timepiece. Sure, you can drop this watch and not worry, but why would you want to? Price varies

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Shinola Canfield SportAre you in the market for a homegrown traditional watch with a bit of a twist? Well, Shinola may have the right timepiece for you. Shinola is breaking the mold when it comes to the traditional sports watch. The Canfield Sport is a timepiece where complexity takes center stage. Built using a top loaded case construction, the Canfield Sport features a fixed top ring with ceramic insert and an open dial punctuated with three sub dials, making this watch sporty and instinctively classic. The look is completed with a rich aubergine leather strap. $900

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Zenith Defy Zero GThis watch defies gravity. Well, not literally, but it is built to negate the effects of gravity. For the past decade and a half, Zenith has worked on, and utilized, internal watch technology that compensates for the negative gravitational effects on watch mechanisms. They’ve discovered that by keeping the regulating organ and balance wheel in a horizontal position, a watch maintains better accuracy. For their newest line of watches, the company has slimmed down the “Gravity Control” gyroscopic module by 30%. The result: even better accuracy. This watch is definitely made for a guy who knows that every second matters. Price varies

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Mondaine Helvetica Regular SmartwatchI bet your Fitbit doesn’t look like this! All Mondaine Helvetica Regular Smart watches come preprogrammed with Motion® activity tracking and Sleeptracking® sleep monitoring, aimed to help make your time awake and your time asleep as healthy as possible. Paired with your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth and a downloadable app, you can track your daily fitness of steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned, as well as set fitness goals. On the flipside, the watch gives you information on how much time you spend in different stages of sleep, and allows you to set sleep cycle alarms to wake you during your lightest sleep phase. Also, when connected to your smartphone, this watch alerts you of calls and notifications, and automatically updates the date and time when in a new time zone. In our busy schedules, we often spend time watching the clock, but this is a clock that truly watches over you. $275 

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G-Shock x Burton Mudmaster GG1000BTN-1ATo celebrate G-Shock’s 35th anniversary, the brand teamed up with Burton for their third collaboration since 2013, the limited edition MUDMASTER GG1000BTN-1A. Perfect for the cold-weather sportsman, it is designed with a unique camouflage of duck camo and also includes Burton’s ethos of “no bad trips” engraved on the case back. Featuring G-SHOCK’s twin sensor technology of digital compass and thermometer, as well as a special mud and debris-resistant structure, this watch is a perfect companion for the tough, snowy conditions on the slopes. $380

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TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45It seems most smart devices cater to Apple users first, and Android users second. TAG Heuer has changed that around. Built with Google services inside, the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 gives any Apple watch a good run for its money. Notification and fitness monitoring seem standard on any smart watch these days, but this watch takes things up a notch. Not only can you play music and use voice command, but the international jet setter can also make use of Google Maps, Google Translate, and Android pay right from your wrist. You can leave your phone in your pocket, and instead of looking like a lost tourist, you can look like Bond, James Bond. $1700

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Cyrus Klepcys Vertical TourbillonCyrus may be a young brand, but it is already leaving its mark in the world. Known for their creative and innovative design aesthetics, the brand has once again reset the parameters of watch design. In most timepieces, the tourbillon is offset to one side or the other, in order for the gears that move the hour and minute hands to be set in the center. The Cyrus Klepcys Vertical Tourbillon turns that concept on its head. They have rotated and displayed the tourbillon vertically, and split the hour and minute markers to either side— the hours to the left, and the minutes to the right. The retrograde display has the hours running from the bottom to the top, and the minutes running from the top to the bottom. Cyrus even goes a step further and places a sphere at 12 o’clock to indicate how many hours are left in the 96-hour power reserve. This timepiece is certainly a masterclass in innovation. Price varies

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Fossil FTW1206 Hybrid Smartwatch Q Activist Luggage LeatherSmart, tasteful, and understated. Fossil’s foray into the smartwatch realm results in a watch as clean and sleek as their luggage—and uses the same leather. Their Q Activist watch hybrid looks like an ordinary, simple wristwatch. However, it performs double duty as a smartwatch, with customizable buttons that allow you to perform the de rigueur smartwatch functions of activity and sleep monitoring, music control, and smartphone notifications. While not as outwardly fancy as other smartwatches on the market, the Fossil Q Activist Hybrid is simple and streamlined for the gentleman who likes to live a subtle, subdued, but connected life. $155

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Casio Edifice EQS800For the speed demon in all of us, there is the Casio Edifice EQS800. As Casio has been an official partner of the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 team since 2016, they have created a timepiece that utilizes carbon fiber that emulates the materials and design of a Formula 1 racecar. The timepiece’s carbon fiber dial uses solar charging technology—a first time achievement for a Casio solar chronograph. Casio’s Solar Power uses enhanced charging technology that can continually store energy via a solar panel located under the inset dials. After a full-charge and without further exposure to light, the timepiece has a battery life of approximately five months—perfect if you’re into late night Fast and Furious drag races. $170

—Carl Ayers

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