Marking the first collaboration between Swatch and Omega, their Bioceramic MoonSwatch is a budget friendly take on Omega’s original Speedmaster (which was the first watch to visit the moon, hitching a ride with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969).
Whilst the original houses an automatic movement and is prices in the thousands, the Omega x Swatch MoonSwatch is quartz and priced around £218.
Showcased here is the 42mm Mission to the Moon, which is steel grey and finished with a black velcro strap. All the watches are Bioceramic, feature a tachymeter, and use glow-in-the-dark superluminova on the seconds hands and hour markers so you can keep track of your insomnia at night time.
The MoonSwatch collection features a total of 11 space-inspired watches which can only officially be bought directly from an IRL Swatch shop. Well worth a buy if you’re lucky enough to find them in stock. Alternatively, you’ll be able to get one through a reseller… but only if you’re happy to pay their premium.
When people hear Braun, they usually think Electric Shavers. Braun has actually designed a trove of products that expertly combine beauty and usability. Their 10 commandments of good design (introduced by Dieter Rams) have influenced designers and companies alike, the most notable being Apple, playing a key part in shaping how their products look and feel today. The Braun Classic Mesh Analogue Watch is a great example of good design. It’s case is stainless steel with a mesh strap, it’s water resistant up to 5 ATM (50 meters), has a quartz powered movement for accurate timekeeping and it’ll also tell you what date it is. Not bad for a hair removal company.
Geek out on the go. Geek out in style. Geek out underwater. The Casio DBC-611G-1D, also known as the Casio Databank 50 Telememo, with its stainless steel band is water resistant up to 30 meters. It has all the added extras you’d expect to find on a watch like this; a stopwatch, alarm, backlight, oh, and of course, a calculator.
The Timex IQ+ Move is Timex’s answer to fitness tracking, matching enhanced analogue functionality with expert watchmaking. The smart looking and discrete case has some great technology to keep tabs on your daily activity, like steps, distance, calories burned and sleep metrics. You can check on your progress in the accompanying app or with a quick glance at the sub-dial on the watch face. The Timex IQ+ Move features a traditional watch battery so there’s no charging required, and the interchangeable straps allow for a deeper and more personal customisation while the 50 meter water resistance means you don’t have to worry about taking it into the shower or for a swim in the pool.
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