Halloween-Inspired Watches for the Spooky Season
Come mid-October, there’s a certain eeriness in the air. In the night sky, there’s a full moon waning. The tick and tock of a timepiece in the night becomes an omen of something frightful in the shadows. Strange things start to happen each year as we approach All Hallow’s Eve. It’s true, watchmakers love Halloween just as much as we do. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite watches inspired by the holiday.
Hublot Big Bang Broderie Stainless Steel Black Diamond Limited Edition
Equally spooky and show stopping, there’s nothing quite like the Hublot Big Bang Broderie Stainless Steel Black Diamond Limited Edition. This incredibly unique limited edition model screams Halloween. It features a chilling skull design on the dial and a rubber and silk embroidered strap. However, the most impressive part of the design is the case, set with a whopping 198 black diamonds.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
There’s no place on earth more enigmatic than the depths of the deep blue. That’s exactly why Omega created the Seamaster Planet Ocean. What distinguishes this robust dive watch from the rest of the Seamaster line is the helium escape valve (HEV). This key feature makes the Planet Ocean models optimal for divers looking to explore great depths for prolonged periods. In addition to the wide array of functions for divers, the Planet Ocean is the official watch of James Bond. Whether you’re looking to debunk mysteries of the sea or cryptic messages fit for a double agent, it’s the model for you.
Let’s face it, there’s nothing particularly creepy about the Submariner. It’s just a wicked watch. It also happens to look especially fierce in black, which is, of course, the essential color of All Hallow’s Eve. The Submariner really doesn’t need much introduction. There’s a reason it’s withstood the test of time for over 60 years. It seamlessly integrates the capabilities of a dive watch with a design that’s perfect for everyday wear, even on Halloween.
You never know when the enemy might strike. That’s why you need the Breitling Colt. This classic, military-inspired model is tough enough to withstand the scariest circumstances. It boasts water resistance up to 200 meters. In addition, it features oversized hands and hour markers with luminescent coating for optimal legibility in the darkest conditions.
Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon
Everyone has a dark side, even a historical icon like the Moonwatch. The original Moonwatch made history in 1969. That year, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. During that pivotal moment, Aldrin was wearing none other than the Omega Speedmaster. The brand released the Dark Side of the Moon edition just a few years ago in 2014. It features an all-new case material called zirconium dioxide ceramic that’s highly scratch resistant. In addition, almost all of the main components are ceramic.
In 1957, Rolex created a watch fit for a mad scientist! In reality, the brand developed the Milgauss for good old-fashioned scientists. It was the first model designed specifically for this community and the world’s first highly antimagnetic watch. In addition to its ability to withstand electromagnetic fields up to 1000 gauss, the Milgauss has another key feature. The second generation of the model saw the addition of its now-iconic lightning bolt second hand. No matter what type of experiment strikes you, the Milgauss makes the perfect lab partner.
Omega Speedmaster Ultraman
I think we can all agree that the quintessential Halloween costume is a superhero. That’s precisely why we’re rounding out our Halloween watches with the Omega Speedmaster Ultraman. This variation on the classic Speedmaster gets its name from its appearance on the 1970’s show, The Return of Ultraman. Like the superhero himself, the model features an orange and black color scheme that’s equally apropos for the holiday. The small seconds subdial at the nine-o’clock position hides another tribute to Ultraman. When you shine a UV light on the dial, his silhouette magically appears!