The Michael Kors brand has been designing and producing fantastic quality and extremely visual clothing and accessories for more than twenty five years. When purchasing a Michael Kors watch, you can guarantee exquisite quality as the designer and his team use only the best fabrics and materials. Each watch is hand crafted and will last a lifetime. This is probably why his watches are so popular and sought after.
It is rare to find a watch that on its own, has the style and ability to completely change the look of your outfit or even your mood. The range of Michael Kors watches are indeed chic, stylish and a fantastic addition to your wardrobe. They come in a variety of styles from sporty and casual to formal. The timepieces represent the designer’s unique eye for fashion and design and many of the models have many unusual finishes such as the tortoise shell bangle watches, for example the beautiful MK4187 ladies watch which is fast becoming popular among the most fashionable of celebrities. Many of the watches also feature snake skin affect leather straps.
All models Michael Kors watches use quartz movements and many of the ladies models incorporate a bangle style strap – the ultimate in a feminine watch. It comes as no surprise that Michael Kors has won numerous awards for his design skills in men’s and ladies clothes and accessories and purchasing one of his watches guarantees that you will have something sophisticated, of a superb quality, and that will be an absolute head turner at those New Years Eve parties!
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This New Year the only light show worth seeing is on the ‘Oh so hip’ collection of Tokyo Flash Watch face’s. Straight out of techy digital heaven comes a clutch of arm candy set to make any man weep with joy…
The idea behind these innovative watches is to ‘change the way you think about time’ with a futuristic time-telling concept. Using Light Emitting Diode’s (LED) in a variety of patterns, Tokyo Flash challenges the wearer to a mental workout when reading the fascia of the watch, in doing so the company has also created a secret club in which only the owners of these timepieces know how to read the time on their wrist.
In a nod to the future and to embrace individuality Tokyo Flash Watches have largely disposed with numerals and instead use a matrix of punched out holes, which are illuminated with LED’s to display the time. The pattern varies between watches, for instance the more cutting-edge ‘Oberon’ has a number of rings to tell the time, with rings representing hours and minutes and the ‘Shinshoku’ has a series of multicoloured holes with each colour again representing a period of time. The Pimp Star Performer and Pimp Pusher are slightly more traditional in their use of number’s, however the twist is the four vertical rows of digits that light up in white and blue to display the time.
It’s pioneering style and urban cool has resulted in Tokyo Flash being courted with a lion’s share of media and celebrity attention – from big ad campaigns with Coke Zero and spreads in numerous magazines to gracing the wrists of many an international pop star and actor.
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We live in a world that is obsessed by fashion – so much so that we often use it to express our personality, wealth and style. Watches are one the most popular accessories in order to establish these personal traits and there are a number of designer brands that endeavour to be our favourite. Of all these brands, the Police Watches are one of the most loved. Police is one of those brands that perfectly reflect the wearer’s personality and character. The brand was launched in 1980 in the sophisticated city of Venice and the watch collection comprises of a range of ultra fashionable and modern watches.
A Police watch stands out from the other brands, as they are renowned for their edgy design, urban look, bold colour and chunky exterior appearance. The designs are extremely unique. The Twingear watch for example with its white leather strap and gold detailing looks fresh, funky and shows the owner means business! There really is a Police watch to suit every personality and taste and the brand definitely portrays a cool and stylish appearance for the person wearing the watch.
Of course, where there is a cool watch, there is a cool celebrity in tow who will want be seen sporting it. The Police brand is favoured by celebs such as Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas, and our very own Posh and Becks – in fact David Beckham is also one of the Police brand ambassadors.
The Police watches are perhaps not as subtle as some others available, but if you are looking to make a statement, they are the perfect choice. Go on, be noticed!
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Stylish and contemporary with a universal appeal, Ted Baker is the brand which never disappoints. From its simple beginnings in Glasgow back in 1988 selling men’s dress shirts, to its current global influence selling all manner of lifestyle goods (including watches)…Ted has come a long way in 20 years – and they haven’t looked back since.
Sitting comfortably at the top end of the ‘high street’, Ted Baker happily rules the roost with the likes of Paul Smith and seamlessly bridges the divide between ‘Gap and Gucci’. Not that this has wavered any celebrity attention. The brand openly admits it relies largely on word of mouth and celebrity endorsement, rather than major advertising campaigns to push their products, and luckily for them, it’s worked.
The perfect pressie for this festive time of year, women are spoilt rotten with a huge range to choose from – opt for a chunky wrist strap, cream leather cuff or a natty crocodile skin design. Or if you’re a sucker for some glitz and glamour, keep your beady eyes open for their jewel-encrusted numbers and slender designs with a subtle dusting of diamantes. There’s even some Celtic engraved bangles on the menu. And if it is a traditional piece you’re after, Ted’s got that covered too, with contemporary twists on classic designs. After all, that’s what the company has built its reputation on…
Modern men won’t be disgruntled either, chunky timepieces in black and brown dominate the collections, with bold charming faces that cleverly combine an irresistible mixture of brawn and class. It’s no surprise Ted Baker found its way into Casino Royale, the Bond film that awoke us all to Daniel Craig’s many talents. So whatever your taste – if you want a well-dressed wrist to see you through the New Year, look no further than this quintessentially quirky British brand.
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Ted Baker is famous for his attention to detail and quirky designs. This can also be said for his range of watches that are geared towards style conscious men and women who are seeking something a little different in a subtle way. Ted Baker is an established lifestyle brand that isn’t afraid of pushing the boundaries, but yet remains classically stylish and on trend.
Ted Baker as a brand is geared towards the fashion conscious and is a firm favourite among celebrities and fashionistas. The range of male and female watches is broad and there really is something for every taste and occasion. As we are now in the midst of the festive season, your watch is the perfect way to accessorise a simple party frock – the Ted Baker Acorna watch with its white leather strap featuring gold banding is perfect to jazz up a classic little black dress and definitely makes a style statement. The timepiece is ultra feminine but the design quirky.
Many men prefer a simple watch that is versatile and wearable from day to night and will still look stylish. The Quality Time watch features a beautiful brown leather strap and suggests the wearer is effortlessly cool and takes pride in his appearance without trying too hard.
The Ted Baker range is undoubtedly fresh and funky. Some of the watches are a little more daring than others and are all great value for money. In the words of Mr Baker himself “It’s all in the wrist” and this range definitely emphasises that point.
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Oakley is an American brand which is renowned for its amazing collection of sports sunglasses made for both fashion and function. Oakley predominantly caters for the sports industry but the brand has successfully transcended itself into a huge contender within the fashion world.
The brand has been making ski goggles for athletes since the 1970’s and they have certainly set the standard for eye wear for competitive athletes, starting with their very first pair of goggles, the “O Frame”. Oakley goggles are regularly featured in action films including Spiderman, Mission Impossible 2 and X-men. They have also been spotted gracing the eyes of American Rappers Lil’ Jon, actress Daryl Hannah, and leading sports stars such as Lance Armstrong.
Oakley prides itself on designing products for sports performance and the range of goggles only emphasise this further. From a functional perspective, they are famous for their clarity and wide peripheral. The goggle lenses are designed to avoid magnification which means that visually you can assess your surroundings accurately and precisely. They also offer superior impact protection, and 100% UV filtering which is built into the lens as opposed to the lens just being coated. This enables the goggles to last longer.
Of course, the goggles primarily serve a purpose to athletes and sports enthusiasts but are actually becoming quite the fashion statement. In a pair of these, even if you are a novice at the sport itself, at least you will look cool and stylish!
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If you’re a Take That fan, you might have noticed that the official sponsors of Sunday’s ‘Take That Come to Town’ show was women’s-only watch brand Seksy. One of the most recent additions to the hugely popular Sekonda portfolio (they launched in 2004) this contemporary collection lends itself more to the fashion arena than its counterparts, offering high fashion styles at high street prices. In fact, it’s not often you can find a tip-top timepiece for under a ton these days but Seksy watches have got lots of lovely bargains for you to pick and choose from.
Seksy watches in sparkling silver and glistening gold, the range that started out with only eleven models now has over thirty –proving its demand is on the up every season. Diamantes are a key aspect of the design, but who doesn’t love a generous portion of twinkling treasure embedded into their wristwear? Eye catching and picture perfect for the Christmas period, prices start at £25 so you can be safe in the knowledge you’ll still look good but without breaking the bank. And if you’re looking for an alternative (minus the sparkles) for the man in your life, make sure you check out ONE – Seksy’s sister brand (or should that be brother)? Sponsor and partner of the Subaru World Rally team, the sleek, modernistic men’s range features brushed steel and leather-strapped analogue designs that put them in poll position compared to their competition and sets off any gent’s style a treat.
The countdown to Christmas is on, so make sure you tick off the days in style by adding some festive features to your wristwear. D&G’s reputation for providing outfits and accessories with added razzamatazz precedes them and their latest watch collection is no different. With hunky, chunky men’s styles and delicate designer delights for the ladies, you can treat yourself to a flashy timepiece, or why not put a smile on someone else’s face with the perfect stocking filler. What’s more, there are over fifty designs to choose from and they’re all on special offer so you don’t even have to feel guilty about the gilt.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration, look no further. For the party season, there’s plenty of sparkle to go round – from mirrored bracelet designs in molten metal’s to jewel-encrusted straps, you’re sure to put a twinkle in someone’s eye. Or, if all the glitz is a little too glam, pick from the Christmas palette instead and match your fob with Rudolph’s nose in a bold and beautiful red.
Fifty years since Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana first teamed up to create their famous fashion house and their still going strong with accessory lines, fragrances and even a restaurant under the D&G umbrella. And it’s not just us who covet the luxury Italian brand – the Beckhams, Kylie Minogue, Lindsay Lohan, Brad Pitt and even Madonna have all been seen with the bejewelled beauties on their wrists. So, if you’re after a celebrity favourite or a ready-to-wear watch with designer credentials, make sure D&G are on your Christmas list.
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Fossil watches are an American watch brand that was founded in 1984. They are renowned for their cool and chic watch designs and are probably one of the most popular watch brands in the world.
Fossil watches are aside from being functional are extremely stylish and create a huge fashion statement. Taking their inspiration from the early fifties era, Fossil watches are reliable, smart and affordable which makes them accessible to everyone. Fossil watches could easily sell on their looks, quality, and price alone but the range available takes the brand to a higher level offering the ultimate in personal style preference.
The timepieces come in a variety of styles including casual everyday watches and more glamorous dressy style watches for the evening. Fossil watches have lines for both men and women; the men’s styles include casual, smart, chronograph, motion dial, midsize and pocket watch ranges. The women’s collection includes some wonderfully chic bracelet style watches which look elegant and sophisticated. The various straps are found in both leather as well as metal and one can pick and choose from a large variety.
For those with more contemporary inspired tastes including a designer look, Fossil has teamed with brands such as Philippe Starck, Michael Kors, and Marc Jacobs, to create designer style watches at very affordable prices.
Great quality, stylish appearance, and budget friendly means that there is definitely a Fossil watch for every requirement, occasion and bank balance!
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