Best Of 2019

Best Commemorative Watch for a National Landmark: Union Terminal Watch

Our beloved Union Terminal is back in action after having been partially closed for more than two years to conduct a $228-million historic restoration. To commemorate the National Historic Landmark’s monumental makeover, Cincinnati Watch Company designed a limited-edition Union Terminal Watch modeled after the building’s iconic exterior 18-foot clock. A portion of every $499 watch — or $524 for the version with a chic mesh-steel wristband — sold will be donated to Union Terminal’s current occupant, the Cincinnati Museum Center. The hand-wound timepiece brilliantly recreates the timeless Art Deco design of its outsized inspiration and features a sapphire crystal face with an appropriately understated color palette of silver and gray. The near-exclusive use of metallic hues across the watch make the vibrant scarlet outlines adorning its hands pop, allowing the wearer to easily tell the time — if that’s what you look for in a watch. Cincinnati Watch Company, cincinnatiwatch.com.