The coolest watches released in August 2022

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We may be in the final days of summer, but if there’s one thing that never stops, it’s the steady decline in watch releases. This month saw some cool blues from IWC with its blue and white panda-colored Portugieser, an Oris Divers Sixty-Five that looks so cute you might break your tooth on it, and a handsome Zodiac Olympos. (Yes. Zodiac does more than the Super Sea Wolf dive watch.) Of course, there’s a lot more that has been released in the last month than a bunch of pointy watches in different shades of blue. Scroll below to see for yourself.

Timex x Adsum 36mm

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Timex and Adsum’s ad caused a stir this week exploring the technological capabilities of the Apple Watch (i.e. its ability to send you all of your phone’s notifications). But the campaign was more than just fighting words. The simple watch, the 36mm stainless steel MK1 in black and mint green, is easy to read and has “I AM PRESENT” engraved on the back of its case.

Price: $140 (sold out)

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TAG Heuer x Bamford x RUF x Highsnobiety Carrera Green/Yellow Watch

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Highsnobiety

A watchmaker, a watch modder, a streetwear brand and a lifestyle magazine walk into a bar…I’m kidding about walking into a bar, but it’s no joke if this TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph a Little Wild is the product of this four-way collaboration. Limited to

Price: $8,955 (sold out)

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Seiko Prospex Speedtimer SRQ043 Watch

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Having taken its time to seriously get back into the chronograph game, Seiko has also taken the time to develop the cool Speedtimer models released last year. Now it adds a cute blue dial version with contrasting panda-esque silver sub-dials. It will be available in September.

Price: $3,200

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Mechanik2 watch

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The creators of the fascinating Gaia watches made for the Swiss International Watch Museum (MIH) have launched their own brand. Although it looks like a time-only watch, their first product cleverly features an extremely minimal design that actually includes an annual calendar and monopusher chronograph functionality.

Price: ~$6,780

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Shinola Runwell Field Watch

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Shinola’s Runwell has a sort of retro military look to begin with, and now the brand has introduced three new “field watch” versions of it that lean into that character with dials in cream, green and orange (“safety orange”) ). They are initially available on Huckberry exclusively.

Price: $650

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Credor Watch

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If Grand Seiko is Seiko’s answer to Swiss luxury brands, Credor is its answer to high quality watchmaking. The brand’s extremely limited and extensively hand-finished timepieces, featuring exotic craftsmanship and complications, are well represented in the latest unique creation engraved inside and out, with animated butterflies on the dial that flap their wings when you turn the crown at 4 o’clock. .

Price: ~$374,760

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TAG Heuer Connected Caliber E4 Porsche Edition smartwatch

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Tag Heuer

TAG Heuer partnered with car manufacturer Porsche, resulting in a number of special watches. The latest is a version of the brand’s luxury smartwatch with features such as the ability to display Porsche owners’ car information directly on the watch screen.

Price: $2,750

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Junghans Competition Watch 1972

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Best known for its Bauhaus simplicity, a new “bullhead” automatic chronograph with sporty orange highlights feels bold and fresh for German brand Junghans – while also being very retro.

Price: $2,600

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TAG Heuer Carrera watch with red dial

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Red dials are rare, but the classic Carrera chronograph wears it well in this 600-piece limited edition.

Price: $6,750

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Kurono Calendar Type I Watch

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Two sub-dials make you think of a chronograph, but if you’re familiar with Miyota automatic movements, you’ll recognize the 9122’s analog way of displaying the day of the week and the month. And if you know Kurono, you won’t be surprised that the watch it powers is executed to a high standard.

Price: ~$1,787

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Mr Jones is watching a perfectly pointless party

Mr Jones is watching a perfectly pointless party

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Although it’s more of an art than a utility for telling the time, you can still tell the time on this fun and affordable watch: the swimmer’s feet indicate the time and the little beach ball indicates the seconds. This is a darkened version of an existing design called A useless afternoon.

Price: $225

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Ulysse Nardin Great White Diver Chronograph Watch

ulysse nardin great white diver chronograph watch

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A new version of Ulysse Nardin’s chronograph diver’s watch comes in a striking mix of white and gray, and combines materials like rubber for the strap and bezel insert, titanium for the case and crystal sapphire. It is limited to 300 copies.

Price: $13,300

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Tom Ford watch N.004

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Tom Ford is all-in for ocean plastic watches, and the new collection is only available in two variations, both in this recycled material.

Price: $995

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Tissot Telemeter 1938 watch

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Tissot brings back a very vintage chronograph design with the distinctive spiral telemeter dial. With a 42mm case, it comes in two variations and features an automatic movement from ETA with a 68-hour power reserve.

Price: $1,950

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Bertucci A-2A Gold Field

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A field watch and a dress watch are designed for entirely different uses, but they are not that different in terms of functionality, being generally simple and small. Now known for specializing in affordable field watches, Bertucci’s latest offers something of a more formal look with its gold aluminum A-2.

Price: $145

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Seiko 5 Sports Camouflage Dial Watches

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Two new models added to the Seiko 5 Sports lineup look pretty cool with camouflage pattern dials. The SRPJ37 is in green camouflage and the SRPJ39 is shades of black in a limited edition of 6,000 for Japanese skateboarder Yuto Horigome.

Price: $335

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Watches IWC Portugieser Blue & White

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The IWC Portugieser got new versions of its Automatique and Chronograph models in clean, blue and white colours, reminiscent of pandas.

Price: $8,400-$13,100

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Oris Divers Sixty-Five “Cotton Candy” Perlon Watches

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Oris’ bronze diver’s watches are back, and what’s new is that they’re now available with wrist-cooling perlon straps in three colors of green, blue and pink to match the pastel hues. eye-catching dials.

Price: $2,600

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Olympos Zodiac Watch

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Zodiac’s focus today is almost entirely on its Super Sea Wolf diver’s watch collection. But that wasn’t always the case, and the brand has just brought back its dressed-up yet simultaneously funky Olympos.

Price: $895

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Ming 37.04 monopusher watch

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Ming’s latest watch, and the young brand’s 50th reference, combines a guilloché dial with a light-filled sapphire dial for an interesting three-dimensional visual effect. It is a monopusher chronograph, which means that all the functions of the chronograph are controlled by a single button.

Price: ~$31,000

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