Eight Reasons to Watch

Strap on one of these classy timekeepers and see your wrist in a whole new light

1. PILOT
Designed for aviation professionals, Breitling's all-steel Airwolf records split times down to 1/100 of a second and has a backlit displayfor night travel. $3,750; breitling.com

2. CARTOGRAPHER
Get lost with Timex'sTX 730 Series Fly-Back Chronograph: A digital compass and rotating bezel keep track of your position. Also displays two timezones and the date.$550; txwatches.com

3. SPEED DEMON
Named after the six-cylinder Boxster's engine, the Porsche Design 6300 Flat Six features ergonomic (or is that aerodynamic?) buttons. $3,500; porsche-design.com

4. SHARK
Oris's titanium-encased Diver's Titan DateWatch, with sapphire crystal, aced torture testing by the German Federal Military's deep-sea divers. $1,395; oris.ch

5. SURFER
Nixon's All BlackAutomatic is the SoCal-based company's debut Swiss-made auto-movement watch, with coated stainless-steel band and double-locking clasp. $650; nixonnow.com

6. SECRET AGENT
The self-winding Swiss Army Ambassador XL Chronograph stores up to 46 hours of power, plus it sports an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and a hand-sewn alligator-leather strap. $1,395; swissarmy.com

7. DEEP DIVER
Kobold's bomber-beyond-belief Soarway Diver SEAL, with oil-stained calfskin band, is waterproof to (drumroll, please) 3,281 feet. $2,450; koboldwatch.com

8. GEMINI
Whether you're feeling analog or digital, TAG Heuer's Monaco Sixty Nine has you covered: The two-faced case swivels to fit your mood. $6,900; tagheuer.com

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