to t he e xtreme

These ad­ven­tur­ous time­pieces run on 100% pure adren­a­line. OK, that’s a lie, they have very com­plex mech­a­nisms, but you catch our drift

Australian T3 - - THE LORDS OF TIME -

Tag Heuer MONA CO V4 TOU RBILLON

With a com­plex face based on a For­mula 1 en­gine, this hand-as­sem­bled V4 is driven by pre­ci­sion ball bear­ings and four belts the thick­ness of a hu­man hair. No won­der Tag puts all those work­ings on dis­play. $85,900, au.tagheuer.com

Bre­itling Nav­itimer GMT

One for the home sick trav­eller, this com­plex chrono­graph has two sets of hands for telling the time in dual zones and a whop­ping 70-hour power re­serve. $11,040, bre­itling.com

Bell & Ross BR01

De­signed to look like an aero­plane’s in­stru­ment panel, the su­per-ma­cho BR01 is as com­fort­able in the air as it is in the sea, with a re­in­forced steel case let­ting it dive to 100m. $5,820, bell­ross.com

Rado Hyperchrome

This Andy Mur­rayen­dorsed ce­ramic chrono­graph is more re­sis­tant to scratches than the Scot ten­nis champ’s face is to cracking a smile. $5,550, rado.com

Hamil­ton X-Wind Auto Chr ono

The first chrono­graph to add a drift cal­cu­la­tor, for work­ing out the ef­fects of cross­winds dur­ing flight. It’s also wa­ter­proof to 100 me­tres, just in case you have to bail out. US$2,395, hamil­ton­watch.com

Luminox SXC Steel GMT

Booked a ticket on Vir­gin Galac­tic’s space flights? Bet­ter get one of these. Its patented gas tubes of­fer un­ri­valled lu­mi­nos­ity, even in the dark­ness of space. $TBC, luminox.com

Su­unto El­e­men­tum Terr a Neg­a­tive Am­ber Watch

Tough chrono­graph with a barom­e­ter, an al­time­ter that up­dates ev­ery ten sec­onds and a 3D com­pass. $749, su­unto.com/en-au

Tis­sot T-Touch Ex pert So­lar

An hour in the sun is enough to keep this piece tick­ing for a year in dark­ness, also pow­er­ing a com­pass, al­ti­tude reader, timer and barom­e­ter. $1,250, tis­sot.ch

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