This 250-piece Limited-Edition Ernst Benz Great Circle Automatic numbered collection features Mario Batali’s signature orange color in accents on the watch face and strap. Batalli collaborated personally with Ernst Benz’s managing director and designer on the watches, and 15% of the proceeds will benefit The Food Bank for New York City. Ernst Benz timepieces are known for their durability and precision and are inspired by aviator watches from the 1940s. The watch comes in 3 sizes: 36 mm, 40 mm and 47 mm; $2,500-$4,900; ErnstBenz.com.
The Culinary Watch is the only timepiece created specifically for male or female chefs with a passion for cooking. The crown and pushers are formed in the shape of oven knobs, the concentric circles on the dial evoke non-stick surfaces and the case and curved sapphire crystal form a skillet shape along with the pot-handle crown guard. “We walked a fine line between designing a themed watch and maintaining the integrity of a beautiful watch,” says James Cowan, President of Morpheus Watches; $485; MorpheusWatches.com.