Alpina Yacht Timer

The Yacht Timer has a specialized mechanism for boat racing – as each minute passes, the watch's circles change color – but works just as well for timing laps in the pool. "I joke that it's the coolest device for boiling eggs," says Simons. "When all the circles are blue, you have a soft-boiled egg; when they're orange, you have a hard-boiled egg." [$3,695; alpina-watches.com]