IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Automatic 41 Black Aces ($6800) is the glow-in-the-dark extravaganza that keeps your wrist from being basic. Basic wrists, it’s a condition. Look it up. Named after a squadron at Naval Air Station Lemoore, this watch has more character than a Tarantino film.
So, why a watch in the age of smartphones? Just like calculator watches, style son. According to Hodinkee, it makes you smarter (it might also be a sign that you’re an disagreeable introvert according to the University of Glasgow personality test, but we digress). Plus, checking your wrist is way less obnoxious than pulling out your phone in the middle of a conversation.
For $6,800, you get a piece of luminous, aviation-inspired history. Or you could buy 6,800 items from the dollar menu. But it’s hard to strap a hamburger around your wrist.