Daylight savings time starts on Sunday at 2 a.m. this Sunday. Fair warning: if you’re out at that time, prepare to be extra confused about when exactly last call is. The start of daylight savings time is also a bummer because it means we lose an hour of sleep on Sunday so it’s basically a given that you will be late to brunch.
There is a bright side, however. The sun will set later, which means you can enjoy happy hour during the daytime, which makes it even happier. Also, there are a bunch of new watches out to help you stunt when you spring forward.
Here are five timepieces to help you celebrate daylight savings.
G-SHOCK HEATHERED GDX6900
This watch may be inspired by the soft colors of your favorite heather sweatshirt, but it’s anything but soft. This version of the G-Shock has been tested by the military, is water resistant to 200 meters, and has a battery that lasts 10 years.
NIXON SCOPE RANGER 45
With design cues drawn from airplane instruments, all the numbers have been removed from the dial of the limited edition Scope Ranger 45. In their place are minimalist crosshairs. It’s a striking design that is enhanced with crosshairs also printed directly on the crystal.
For guys that want a watch that looks as fast as their car, the new Addax fits the bill. The chronograph has a large 48mm steel case surrounding a dial that is made up of three layers of carbon fiber. The red-and-black rubber strap is designed to mimic the treads on a tire.
BREITLING TRANSOCEAN CHRONOGRAPH 1461
From $9,595, breitling.com
This self-winding chronograph only needs to be reset every leap year. That’s 1,461 days. The movement is made up of 450 pieces and powers a complete calendar (date, day, month and moon phases). The case is available in either steel or rose gold and comes with a leather, fabric, or steel mesh bracelet.
BREVA GENIE 03
This is the first mechanical wristwatch with a functioning speedometer. Sure, connected devices can do this with GPS, but calculating speed in real time with mechanical instruments is an engineering marvel. The pop-up speedometer measures wind to determine the wearer’s pace. This could come in handy for all kinds of activities. Just make sure you don’t crash while staring at it for too long.