Zenith El Primero Synopsis 40mm

The handsome El Primero is an example of the Zenith brand at its best. A three-handed watch with a distinct open dial that showcases its beating 36,000-vibrations-per-hour heart, this coherently-designed piece looks as good as it sounds. It's also water resistant up to 100 meters thanks to a screwed-in crown that makes it safe for just about any water sport other than deep-sea diving. Available in rose gold or stainless steel, the silver-toned sunray dial offsets the gold-plated rhodium markers with Super-LumiNova treatment. [$10,900; www.zenith-watches.com]