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There’s no better time to splash some color into your wardrobe than springtime. It's a time of renewal, a time to reinvent yourself. Some watch brands understand this all too well and that’s why they launch their season-ready collections just in time. TW Steel has given a colorful twist to the celebrated Canteen Style line with a new family: Canteen Fashion.
My pick of the Day are two of the six new fashion executions unveiled by the oversized watch brand. To me, spring-summer is all about yellow and green as they are reminiscent of nature and flowers. For this reason I’ve picked the Canteen Fashion Yellow and the Canteen Fashion Turquoise.
These bold and vibrant timepieces have the same clean, contemporary style that has made the Canteen line so famous. The watches feature a three-hand Miyota 2415 movements housed in 45mm brushed steel cases. Clearly, the fashion statement is achieved through the color-coordinated dial, silicon strap and an extra pop of color where the hands of each watch connect.
Make sure to take a look at the Canteen Fashion collection from TW Steel if you are looking for a colorful, fun watch for this season!
It’s —rose— gold fever time. More brands are going pink this season and with good reason; rose gold watches represent such a chic departure from the traditional gold or silver watches as they look so feminine and sophisticated. I believe they have become more than just trendy, they are really a must have basic and with so many models coming every week is easy to understand why you should invest on one. My pick of the day features some gorgeous rose gold specimens.
For the first time TW Steel comes with elegant editions as part of the brand’s Canteen Style collection. The new models with a steel case and steel bracelet featuring A-grade PVD rose gold plating also accommodate a slightly smaller 40mm case size on all models . Here’s a brief description of each:
Canteen Rose Gold (TW305): this model has a rose gold colored dial with steel raised numbers and indexes. It also features a bezel set with 46 Swarovski crystals.
Canteen Rose Gold Mother of pearl (TW306): this beautiful variation has a mother of pearl dial and rose gold numbers and indexes.
Canteen Chrono Rose Gold (TW307): this one is a chronograph and has a black dial with raised numbers and indexes in rose gold for contrast.
TW Steel bracelet collection
I have to admit the black and rose gold combination looks very sexy and bold. While the first two have a feminine, glamorous flair. It has never been a better time to catch the —rose gold— fever with these ravishing timepieces from TW Steel.
Christmas is almost a month away, and for most people this means it’s time to go online (or to your nearest mall) with your trusty Christmas gift shopping list and do some serious shopping. For me, this is usually a fun process, getting presents for my parents, brother and sister, nieces and nephew is relatively easy. The challenge actually starts with my dear husband…what do you get for a man who already has it all? I devote extra time and energy on this every year to make sure I get something special, different and fun for him. If you are dealing with this situation too, look no further! Because in this guide I’ll be providing fantastic watches that are perfect gift options for that special guy in our lives. Luckily for us, watches can be matched with personality and lifestyle, so for the most common styles, here are my choices:
Hugo Boss HB1512748: Downtown chic meets contemporary design with this stainless steel watch, which features a delicate outer sunray and a refined inner diamond-shaped engraving. Perfect for a cocktail party or any other formal holiday event.
Gucci Coupé YA131301: this Gucci Coupé has a classic vintage look featuring signature Gucci detailing that takes inspiration from the House’s golden eras and echoes the fluid lines of a sports car with a rounded-square silhouette. This is the ideal timepiece for a connoisseur and lover of all things vintage.
Junghans Max Bill Hand Winder 027/570300: I believe this iconic watch by Junghans is a must have for every men and the reason is simple: clean and clear forms, nothing superfluous or fuzzy. Just impeccable and timeless design that is classic and purposeful and can be worn in both casual and work environments.
Luminox Military Black A.3041: the NATO strap watch has made a huge comeback this year and has become a must have item for every watch collector. I really love this new Military model by Luminox: is robust, reliable and so versatile and easy to customize thanks to the Nato strap. Best choice for the active guy in need of an all-purpose timekeeper.
TW Steel Canteen Automatic TWA202: this watch features an automatic movement, A-grade PVD coated steel case and a lavish camel Italian leather strap and is part of the coveted Canteen CEO Collection form TW Steel. It has as decidedly masculine, robust look with a touch of luxury and sophistication.
Holiday Gift Guide For Him
So there you have it, my selection of elegant, classy, sporty and simply chic styles that will make any guy happy. If these options are a bit over your budget, stay tuned for these Friday’s board where I’ll be sharing budget friendly alternatives, plus more stylish options suitable for every lifestyle and personality. Until then, have a happy holiday shopping!
Two weeks after my visit, I am still dreaming about Paris and all the opulence and grandiosity that you can witness and breathe while you try not to get lost in this magnificent city. The richness and elaborate ornamentation I saw in every old construction reminded me when I was at school, learning about the Renaissance, the baroque and the rococo…And right there I understood why these styles are the source of inspiration for one of the biggest trends for this Fall: The Baroque trend.
Baroque designs with the characteristic embroidery and luxurious quality are the stars shining in the runways of every prominent designer and therefore you can anticipate the trend will be the best way to stand out in the coming season. Simply put, baroque is all about opulence, drama and exuberance. Gold is the first color that comes to mind when you think about it. As with every other trend, the wearer has the control to decide how far this should be taken; so if baroque clothing is not for you, you can do the next best thing and go with the accessories! to help you with that I bring to you my pick of the day: The opulent Michael Kors Ritz Tricolor watch.
Michael Kors Ritz Tricolor watch
The sophisticated style of this watch makes it a must have accessory to mix in with the baroque trend. A Tricolor stainless steel bracelet, textured bezel and sparkling accents on the white mother-of-pearl dial add luxury to this elegant timepiece. The shiny espresso finish in the case and bracelet mix in beautifully with the rose goldtone and silvertone, and the convenient 37mm case size makes this watch a delight to wear and display. Follow the baroque trend with the Michael Kors Tricolor watch and remember: mix, don’t match!
During my visit to Paris last week, I couldn’t help to fall in love again with The City of Lights: the architecture, the cuisine…The city. It’s definitely the place to let go and just simply enjoy the simple things in life. My pick of the day therefore is a little homage to all things French, for what the French brand LIP is just the right choice.
The over 145 years old French watch brand Lip has been producing some of the most innovative and amazing wristwatches the world has seen. In recent years the reintroduced some of their most popular wristwatches; a series from the early 1970s that remain as futuristic today as they did when first introduced four decades ago. These timepieces were created from a group of European industrial, architectural, interior and graphic designers that were given carte blanche by LIP to create some of the most original watches ever produced.
LIP Fridge Black Suede
The true to the original style LIP Fridge was originally designed by Roger Tallon in 1975 (who is also the creative mastermind behind the high-speed French TGV trains and other important contributions of the era) and most recently updated by designer Prisca Briquet. The timepiece was not surprisingly one of the most popular ever produced by the company. Tallon’s design for this watch is unquestionably futuristic and Avant-garde (and totally mimics a retro fridge door in my view) and regardless of being vintage, it manages to remain current with the time and trends. I find the black suede strap a delight to wear, but my personal favorite are the golden accents in the dial particularly the little lightning bolt detail…so retro!
LIP Fridge Wristwatch
Someone once said that looking back is the best way to look forward, and I truly believe this watch is a clear illustration of this words. Retro chic and born in France: pure ♥ at first sight!
Last week, I was so excited to know that we would start selling Gucci watches. The luxurious brand that celebrities are so fond of has created beautiful timepieces for what my pick of the day couldn’t be more clear.
My pick, the iconic Gucci bamboo bangle watch has a history of its own: bamboo is one of Gucci’s most iconic motifs; it was developed during the Second World War in a time where materials were scarce. The noble material proved to be an attractive and practical alternative. The bamboo cane was imported from China and from there it went through a process that involved heating and molding executed by skilled artisans in Italy. Every timepiece is unique, since each piece of bamboo is shaped, carved and crafted by hand. From Italy, the watches depart to La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland, the place known as the world capital of the watch making industry, to be finally assembled.
Gucci bamboo bangle watch
The new bamboo style has a round case and it’s available in three variants: with a black, brown or silver sun-brushed dial. I loved the brown dial variant with its softer contrast, but really, the star here is the natural bamboo details and the gorgeous stainless steel bangle that lends this watch a level of sophistication and elegance you could only expect from this iconic brand.
The summer season is still in full swing but that doesn’t mean that dedicated fashionistas like me shouldn’t be looking forward and towards the upcoming season and doing some prep work! Au contraire, NOW is the time to look at the trend dominating the runways in the fashion capitals of the world and pay close attention to it. In doing so I have found one of my old favorite trends making a grand come back for this fall/winter season: Black and gold.
Paris, Milan, New York and London have all re-introduced the classic combination, offering many options for fashionistas in the upcoming cool weather. There are so many ways to wear black and gold together that is pretty easy and affordable to follow the trend this fall. Black clothing paired with gold jewelry is a classic hit, but why not take a step further by including a hot accessory, such as the beautiful Parrera black gold watch to complete the look?
The gorgeous Parrera Ceramic wrist watch is a luxurious combination of hi-tech ceramics with a high quality Swiss quartz Movement. The bezel, crown and pushers are pink gold PVD treated and the strap is made completely of hi-tech black ceramic and stainless steel links. I feel this watch is simply an elegant accessory that will successfully complement any black and gold outfit. I feel more than ready to face the cool weather (stylish, as always!) with this beauty…and I hope you do too!
Parrera Black Gold
Keeping track with what is happening in the sports world right now, I came across with a much-anticipated event for this summer: the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, which starts this Friday. The Dutch are obsessed with football and are among the most loyal fans in the globe. Being myself Dutch, I figure my pick of the day must be appropriate for this special occasion…To accomplish this I only needed to make sure of two things; it must be orange and of course quintessentially Dutch.
The brand? TW STEEL. The watch? The awesome TW Steel Chrono Orange, a unisex timepiece that truly embraces the Dutch character: it is bold, straightforward and yes, is orange! Is part of the Grandeur collection, which features bold numberings and chronographs movements, a rich croc embossed orange leather strap and a unique case/strap connection that ensures total wearing comfort.
TW Steel Chrono 45mm Orange TW52
TW Steel TW52
Clean and beautiful to the last detail, it will provide the mandatory pop of orange to support our team, in a fashionable way. Let’s leave the top- to- bottom orange paraphernalia to the diehard fans (and by that I mean the boys!) and instead rock this baby out shall we?
We received the TWA200 and TWA201, 2 canteen automatic TW Steel watches in the size 45 and 50 mm. The watches have a stainless steel case with a see-through back, a black dial with grey hands, a black leather strap and a canteen screw crown. The watches are water resistant up to 100 meters and like most of the TW Steel watches, big , robust and sturdy. You want a watch that people notice? This is the watch for you!
Take a look at the complete TW Steel Collection.
In honor of the big Dakar Rally a new limited TW Steel edition has been announced. Tim Coronel, ambassador of the first hour, is busy fixing his buggy for the start of the Dakar rally.
Dakar has been the first media spectacle for TW Steel in the year 2007 and since then TW Steel decided to keep supporting Tim in this amazing event.
This year’s Dakar Edition are the TW908 with a 45 mm case, screw crown in canteen style, titanium plating, OS20 miyota movement, hardened mineral glass, silicone strap and water resistant up to 100 meters. This watch is limited to 100 pieces.
The TW909 is the same watch but with a 50 mm case and has a special 15 inch 6S20 miyota movement, a completely new movement which can’t be found in any other watch yet! This watch is limited to 400 pieces.
The complete design of the watch is renewing, it gives a whole new view in the whole Canteen collection which haven’t been shown before. The limitation of 400 and 100 pieces makes this watch pretty exclusive and is expected to been sold out real soon!
Release date will be on the starting date (January 2012) of the Dakar Rally so keep checking!