Titanium was used for watch cases long before it made its way into bike frames and backpacking kits. The new generation stays light and fast.
Seiko Astron SSE043 ($2,200)
The Astron keeps perfect time anywhere on the planet by syncing with satellites. Add solar charging, dual time-zone display, and 330 feet of water resistance, and it might be the perfect travel watch.
Citizen Promaster Skyhawk A-T ($895)
Radio-controlled atomic timekeeping, two alarms, and multiple time zones are decidedly 21st century. But the analog slide rule is a nod to an era when pilots really had to think on the fly.
Tudor Pelagos ($4,400)
When deep water compresses the neoprene of a scuba diver’s wetsuit, the Pelagos’s spring-loaded clasp takes up the slack, keeping it snug over the sleeve all the way down to 1,640 feet.
Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon ($3,600)
The locking bezel on the ProDiver prevents the accidental adjustment of dive time, while the orange hand tracks high and low tide.
Breitling Aerospace EVO ($4,930)
The thermocompensated quartz movement in this Breitling means that timekeeping isn’t affected by temperature swings. The digital functions include alarms, a countdown timer, and a second time zone. It’s also compatible with night-vision goggles—just in case.
TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 ($1,700)
This Intel-equipped smartwatch has a customizable touchscreen packed with all the functions you’d expect. And when you want to go old-school, swap out the watch module for a traditional TAG Heuer ticker.
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