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Swiss Military watches: terrific timekeeping!

December 5, 2014
Posted by David

Swiss Military watches are testament to the hard work, dedication and precision timekeeping that Swiss-made watches are famous for, with a striking set of designs too. Not just for the watch enthusiasts any more, Swiss Military watches have some fascinating new styles for any look and occasion. Each piece utilises the very best in Swiss technological design, with Swiss Quartz movements and incredibly precise chronograph displays built into the majority of the models, as well as the very finest metal cases and bracelets. Our selection includes superbly comfortable leather straps on some options too, ideal for casual all-day wear.

Swiss Military watches began in 1961 as an idea for Hans Noll, a gifted watch entrepreneur. He moved to Biel, in Switzerland, to help run a mid-size watch business and within two years he had set up his own business with his wife Elisabeth, where he devised the HANOWA (Hans Noll Watches) name to distribute his own unique take on the watch industry. Over 50 years later, the Swiss Military watches range lives on with a stunning new range of designs, all crafted from the very finest materials and using some of the most cutting-edge watch technology.

Swiss Military Pegasus WatchesFrom here, Swiss Military watches have defined themselves as real game-changers and their automatic, Quartz and mechanical movements are some of the finest on the modern market. Particular watches to look out for this season include the Swiss Military Pegasus 5-5185.7.04.007 watch, with a highly polished stainless steel bracelet and a dark, inviting black dial with a set of silver baton hour markers. An automatic movement is encased within this style and really adds to the high-quality aspect of the watch, having been hand-set and aligned to make sure the components all work perfectly.

Swiss Military Patriot watchesAnother watch of note is the beautiful Patriot 6-5187.02.001 watch, which utilises a stunning gold-plated stainless steel bracelet and case, along with an off-white, almost silver, dial which has a three-hand movement and sub-dial chronograph. A Swiss precision RONDA 5030D movement and a scratch-resistant case makes this more precise and durable than most other military timepieces, with a beautiful set of features to really complete the ‘dress’ watch look too. Suitable for almost any formal occasion or situation, this incredible timepiece is one to watch this season.






What’s hot this Winter? Just ask Shade Station!

December 1, 2014
Posted by David

We’ve got some sweet collections available this Winter for a great price, with hundreds of brands available. We have great deals on our range of watches, sunglasses, prescription glasses, goggles, jewellery and accessories, all with a vast array of different styles for any occasion or outfit. From the high-style to the high street, from the kooky to the classic, [...] Continue Reading…

Clear craftsmanship; The Von Zipper goggles range, ready for Winter 2014!

November 20, 2014
Posted by David

Von Zipper goggles don’t skimp on quality or detail; built for (and by) both amateur and pro athletes, the Von Zipper goggles range goes further than the average snow protection to bring you optimum clarity and comfort for a great price. The Von Zipper story started in 1999, on the cusp of a new Millennium, and their passion for [...] Continue Reading…

Mondaine Helvetica collection watches: writing on the wrist!

November 11, 2014
Posted by David

Mondaine watches are trailblazers in technology and precision timekeeping; it was the Swiss railway network where Mondaine made its name, and the revolutionary ’58-second minute’ design ensured punctuality and synchronisation between railway clocks across the country. The modern electric clock was born, and from this comes the Mondaine watches range that has this same elegance and simplicity but on [...] Continue Reading…

Dragon Alliance; the lowdown on 2014 so far!

November 10, 2014
Posted by David

From what we have seen so far this season, Dragon Alliance is not just a surfer’s brand any longer; they’ve fully immersed themselves (and their fans) into some of the world’s finest, most user-friendly sportswear for snow too. Ideal for almost any situation in these sports, the Dragon Alliance range has grown exponentially, right through its own collection of [...] Continue Reading…

Shop the look: DKNY Chambers watch as worn by Cara!

Posted by David

DKNY watches channel a slick, stylish New York vibe that has real panache and charisma in every piece. Bringing together inspiration from around the world, the latest DKNY campaign follows Cara Delevingne as she teams up with Instagram’s hottest prospects; they rock the DKNY style effortlessly with a set of awesome shirts, accessories and – indeed – timepieces that [...] Continue Reading…

Luminox Space Expeditions Collection watches: lasting beyond infinity!

November 7, 2014
Posted by David

Luminox watches defy convention; they challenge what we expect from a timepiece and look incredible while doing so. They herald the ready availability of space travel, as pioneered by the likes of Space Adventures Ltd., Virgin Galactic. XCOR and many more by creating a watch that can withstand the pressures of space flight. The Luminox Space Expeditions collection is [...] Continue Reading…

Dragon APX Transitions goggles – making light work of the pistes this season

Posted by David

Dragon APX goggles are kitted out for the snowsports enthusiast who has it all, the latest being the┬áTransitions range. This goggles range comes with a stunningly simple set of designs to keep resistance and complexity to a minimum. The Dragon APX goggles range has been – and always will be – made with the very highest-quality components and now [...] Continue Reading…

Marvel at Michael Kors; the newest ladies’ watch collection, fresh for Winter 2014

November 6, 2014
Posted by David

As you may be aware, Michael Kors watches are incredibly clean-looking, dynamic takes on the conventional timepieces with a whole range of features placed into one watch. Evoking a classic style and bringing the utmost modern technology and craftsmanship to each piece, Michael Kors watches are an extension of the award-winning fashion line that Kors himself still oversees. In [...] Continue Reading…

Neymar Jr. strikes again! New collaboration announced with Police for spring/summer 2015

November 3, 2014
Posted by David

Police sunglasses, since their beginnings in 1983, champion collaboration and creativity; they’re all about freedom of expression, and completing that ideal look while showing the exuberance of life itself. They’re iconic and underground in a time when the two don’t necessarily work together, as well as incredibly made with the very best materials and components. The famous lenses began [...] Continue Reading…

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