Based on the last year's Navitimer Cosmonaute hand-wound chronometer, the 2013 Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute BlackSteel looks a trifle less "historic", but is offered in a lot sexier all-black body and is even more "limited" than the original.
The new Luminox Tony Kanaan Valjoux (Ref. A.1188) limited edition chronograph offers a strong blend of an unusual, aggressive-looking body combined with a bullet-proof automatic movement and offered at a fairly competitive price.
Sinn, a brand that is mostly known for its professional-grade diving tools, starts taking pre-orders for its new Sinn U200 B (EZM 8) Special Edition for hardcore diving enthusiasts. Available for orders from October and till 31 December 2013, the new diver features Sinn's signature styling and comes in a nice presentation box with a spare NATO-style textile strap and a set of instruments to make installing the band easier.
After the last year's Highlands CDC Carbon limited edition, the Swiss watchmaking house is making the final preparations to put on sale its new Aeroscope-based JeanRichard Neroscope automatic chronograph. As the name implies (and, um, quite explicitly at that,) the timekeeper comes in an all-black color scheme with only minor accents of dark gray and white on its brushed dial. While the Highlands was offered in a rugged steel body, this Neroscope All-Black comes in a lightweight, yet still, extremely scratch resistant case crafted from DLC-coated titanium.
The 2013 Deep Blue Daynight 32 T100 brings you all features that you may expect from the American brand: impressive water resistance that makes suitable for real diving, sturdy body that was probably inspired by a sledge hammer, a reliable self-winding movement made in another country, and the usual set of tritium tubes that glow brightly virtually for decades without needing any recharging.
Equipped with Seiko's own solar-powered Caliber V157 movement that harnesses solar energy in order to constantly recharge its onboard battery, the updated Seiko Prospex Solar Diver (Ref. SBDJ007) will run out of juice long after your kids get tired with it and sell it on Craigslist.
The limited edition Fortis B42 Phantoms Phorever Flieger Chronograph (ref. 635.10.91 F-4F L01) pays homage to the legendary McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II: a twin-engine combat aircraft that not only ensured US air superiority in Vietnam, but also fought in many other conflicts throughout the world, including numerous Arab-Israeli wars, the Iran-Iraq War and, of course, the Falklands War.
Christopher Ward, a brand that offers watches that are not only well designed but are also affordable and reliable (a rare mix in this segment), has finally started taking pre-orders for its new Chr. Ward C8 Regulator that was first announced back in June as "C800" model. Featuring an aviator-style design similar to their recently announced Chr. Ward Typhoon chronograph, the watch offers an extremely legible and surprisingly well-balanced dial layout.
Sharing its lightweight titanium body with the 2012 Oris ProDiver Kittiwake Limited Edition 1000M, the new Oris Hirondelle Diver not only comes in a lot more appealing black-and-grey color scheme but also features a complication that may come handy if you already have a collection of timekeepers and don't plan to wear this dark beauty on a daily basis. I, of course, am talking about the power reserve display.
The 2013 Citizen Eco-Drive Military Sub-Seconds (Ref. BV1085-22H) updates the military-themed solar-powered family with a new, pilot-style dial. Although not looking terribly original, the new version is designed to win thousands of customers that look for a gadget that combines a slightly modernized look of a classic pilot's watch with a high-tech Eco-Drive movement.