Ballast is a new watch brand out of the UK that draws its design inspiration from WWII naval submarines and seafaring vessels. We love the diecut dials and patent-pending time setting function on the Trafalgar series. It's great to be able to nervously fiddle with your bezel and that powers up the watch. Ingenious!

From Ballast: "The power, stealth, and raw beauty of submarines is legendary, as is the dedication and courage of the men who inhabit them – and it’s this remarkable match of man and machine that Ballast Time Instruments celebrates. Meticulously designed and crafted, every Ballast watch meets four basic principles: legibility, functionality, precision, and water-resistance. Ballast Time Instruments are built without compromise in a harmony of utility and raw beauty befitting of their wearer."