These extreme-sport watches match brawn with brains.
In 2006, Linde Werdelin unveiled a high-tech concept that pairs an analog sport watch with detachable computer modules that track conditions as well as your performance on land or under sea. The brand’s recently expanded SpidoLite SA series includes a new DLC-coated titanium model that can be outfitted with updated Rock or Reef instruments for skiers, mountaineers, or divers. These digital accessories register and record depths, heights, speeds, temperatures, and other vital data so you can chart your progress like the pros. $12,310, LindeWerdelin.com
When David de Rothschild’s Plastiki finally sets sail this year on its long-anticipated environmental mission from San Francisco to Sydney, the crew will put IWC schaffhausen’s Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth Edition Adventure Ecology watch to a real-world test. IWC, a Plastiki sponsor, constructed this rugged timepiece to endure extreme temperatures, humidity, shocks, depths, corrosive elements, and even magnetic fields with superhero aplomb. $7,900, iwc.com
Why should the boys have all the fun? As a feminine companion to its robust new Master Compressor Diving Navy SEALs line, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the Master Compressor Diving GMT Lady Ceramic. Fashioned from durable black ceramic and sporting all the functions of a hard-core diving watch plus a GMT dual-time-zone indicator, this is no shrinking-violet timepiece. And what girl canresist a splash of diamonds, even at 100 meters down? $10,150, jaeger-lecoultre.com