Hamilton’s iconic Ventura XXL has a timeless look for a good reason — the design is based on a Hamilton release that debuted half a century ago, and was beloved by none other than Elvis “The King” Presley himself. This edition features a boldly contrasting combination of black on stainless steel, while the asymmetrical dial gives it a futuristic vibe. Our favorite features include eye-catching splashes of red detailing and the semi-skeleton effect of the black mesh dial material; $1,345, HamiltonWatch.com.
The innovation in this Philip Stein Small Classic Gold Plated Diamond Watch is a subtle one — the shift from rectangle to round on its oblong case. It’s just the right amount of difference to make this piece stand out from standard diamond-accented gold models. The result is a perfectly feminine look in a piece luxurious enough to garner some envious glances, but affordable enough to make it fair play for regular use; $2,570, PhilipStein.com.