Tuesday Timepiece: Tick Tock, Spring 2014 Round the Clock!
Strap watches are still a lot of fun to wear, and especially useful if you plan on really rocking the arm party look. Emporio Armani has come up with a Spring 2014 watch collection that includes these triple strap timepieces to correspond to the the fun, fresh looks that they’ve implemented in their Spring 2014 womenswear collections. The Saffiano leather straps come in demure pastel turquoise, white, and peach options, with polished stainless steel case that is water resistant up to 3 ATM.
Nixon for Kate Spade Saturday
The Time Teller is back, and in a version that’s more adorable than we’ve ever seen. A collaboration with the fun, youthful Kate Spade Saturday has resulted in a limited-edition collaboration of four different color and pattern options of the minimalist watch. This new iteration of the Time Teller is made of a stainless steel case (waterproof up to 100 meters) and polyurethane band — specifications that are no different from its previous incarnations, except for the custom print and screen print of the Kate Spade Saturday logo behnd the straps. Get them while they’re hot!
Speaking of collaborations, here’s one for the high fashion books: in 2002, Chanel bought Maison Lesage, one of France’s storied and most respected embroidery ateliers. Its founder, Francois Lesage, was considered the king of French embroidery for keeping the craft alive when it started to dwindle in the late 20th century. He is the go-to man for all things beads, sequins, and lace, with his work having been seen on outfits from houses like Dior, Givenchy, and Balenciaga.
Seeing as they had a fashion legend goldmine in their hands, Chanel capitalized on their style advantage to have Maison Lesage create its first ever watch dial. The press release reads as follows:
“This exceptional collaboration has resulted in a highly colourful piece that is the fruit of a work in miniature that crystallises all Lesage’s traditional know-how. The camellia is reproduced with coloured silk threads using the needlepoint-painting technique.
On a deep-black silk background, the lines of embroidery threads form a camellia in a gradation of colours. Each embroidery is unique and reveals all the embroiderer’s gestural freedom while patiently creating this work.”
Which of the three is your favorite timepiece for Spring 2014?