Titanium keeps these classic metal timepieces light on the wrist.
Titanium keeps these classic metal timepieces light on the wrist. (Hannah McCaughey)

Six Titanium Watches Built for Adventure

Twice as strong as most stainless steel alloys yet half as light, titanium makes sense for watch building

Titanium keeps these classic metal timepieces light on the wrist.

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Titanium was used for watch cases long before it made its way into bike frames and backpacking kits. The new generation stays light and fast.

Seiko Astron SSE043  ($2,200)

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The Astron keeps perfect time anywhere on the planet by syncing with satellites. Add solar charging, dual time-zone display, and 330 feet of water resistance, and it might be the perfect travel watch.


Citizen Promaster Skyhawk A-T ($895)

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Radio-controlled atomic timekeeping, two alarms, and multiple time zones are decidedly 21st century. But the analog slide rule is a nod to an era when pilots really had to think on the fly.


Tudor Pelagos ($4,400)

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When deep water compresses the neo­prene of a scuba diver’s wetsuit, the Pelagos’s spring-loaded clasp takes up the slack, keeping it snug over the sleeve all the way down to 1,640 feet.


Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon ($3,600)

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The locking bezel on the ProDiver prevents the accidental adjustment of dive time, while the orange hand tracks high and low tide.


Breitling Aerospace EVO ($4,930)

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The thermo­compen­sated quartz movement in this Breitling means that timekeeping isn’t affected by tem­per­ature swings. The digital functions include alarms, a count­down timer, and a second time zone. It’s also compatible with night-vision goggles—just in case.


TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 ($1,700)

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This Intel-equipped smartwatch has a cus­tom­izable touchscreen packed with all the ­functions you’d expect. And when you want to go old-school, swap out the watch module for a traditional TAG Heuer ticker.


From Outside Magazine, March 2018 Lead Photo: Hannah McCaughey

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