If you need a break from current events in 2020 — and we can only imagine that you desperately need one — you should check out some of the coolest watches of the past couple weeks. Ranging from affordable G-Shocks to “if you have to ask”-priced Urwerks, these releases run the gamut. Most of these timepieces fall into the “tool watch” category (go figure — it’s summer, and few people have any occasion to dress up lately), but as fall encroaches, we’re sure to see dressier pieces creep up in our feeds. So enjoy the dive watches while the weather’s warm!
1MING 18.01 H41
The new, cryptically named 18.01 H41 from Malaysia-based watch company Ming looks like no other diver on the market, but promises impressive durability as well as a refined wearing experience.
Noy’s latest timepiece, dubbed the Night Flight, is inspired by travel, albeit perhaps in an indirect way: the watch is a snapshot of the night sky above different cities — Taipei, Beijing, Seoul, Melbourne, Geneva, Cairo, Athens, Berlin, Jerusalem, and others
The new GA900 has Casio’s familiar tech and all the durability features you’d probably need on an industrial worksite, and a new design gives it an even more serious vibe.
4Doxa SUB 300
The newest iteration of the SUB 300 is now available in six colors — including severally that are intimately associated with Doxa — a thinner case, a COSC-certified ETA movement, and more.
5Oris Hangang Limited Edition
In celebration of the Hangang River in Korea, this new LE features a green dial and bezel reminiscent of the creek waters found at the river’s source.
6Norqain Independence 20 Limited Edition
The Independence 20 Limited Edition, is powered by the cal. NN20/1 from movement maker Kenissi, Tudor’s movement manufacture.
7Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Alinghi
An entry in the Dark Side of the Moon collection first introduced in 2013, the new watch is housed in a 44.25mm black zirconium oxide ceramic case with matching ceramic bezel and Super-LumiNova-coated tachymeter scale.
8Urwerk EMC Time Hunter in Desert Sage
Urwerk’s EMC Time Hunter is collection has been around for some time, but a Desert Sage version is brand spanking new, turning an already-outlandish design into something positively future military-esque.
9Casio G-Shock GA-110 One Piece and Dragon Ball Z.
Based on Casio G-Shock’s chunky GA-110 model, the new watches sport resin cases and bands fully decked out in graphic designs from their respective anime series, with even more references incorporated into the dials.
10Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic
The Nautoscaph Superautomatic is a recreation of a famed watch from Jaws, albeit with certain modern improvements: a new movement, a sapphire crystal, a unidirectional dive bezel and more.