9 Designer Watches That Deliver A Rock-Solid Statement

9 Designer Watches That Deliver A Rock-Solid Statement

The latest designer watches from Issey Miyake, Swatch, Nomad, Leff Amsterdam and more. 


1  Marmor by Swatch
From the Swiss brand’s Exotic Charm collection. The faux-marble effect on the silicone strap and the face is contrasted by lemon-yellow hands.  $85

2  Mòltair by Nomad 
Samuel Wilkinson is the first designer to work with this new Scottish watch company. The coarse steel case sits on a black leather strap with aluminum block hands.  $370

3  BN0171 by Braun
The German brand’s trademark yellow second hand stands out against the stone-grey ceramic case and bracelet of this unisex watch.  $575

4  Marble by AÃRK
Australian design firm Daniel Emma’s first watch uses real Carrara marble for the face, paired with a calfskin leather strap.  $247

5  Helvetica 1 Smart Watch by Mondaine 
This limited edition watch looks like a classic analog timepiece, but it’s app enabled with embedded fitness and sleep trackers, get-active alerts and other features.  $1,240


6  HyperChrome Chronograph by Rado
Made of plasma high-tech ceramic, this super-light watch has the visual weight of polished metal.  $5,200

7  Tube by Leff Amsterdam
Refined and industrial, Piet Hein Eek’s wristwatch is an extension of his clock series. It features a stainless steel case finished in brass, silver or black.  $280

8  V Series by Issey Miyake
This bracelet by Tokujin Yoshioka is made up of individually cut stainless steel links. The varied profiles reflect light at different angles, giving the illusion of stripes.  Available through Titanium Marketing, from $705

9  AL5000 Series by Alessi
An update on Piero Lissoni’s 2001 Tic watch. The soft-cornered face includes stopwatch and date windows. With a band in leather (left) or stainless steel (right).  $365 and $430

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