Just in time: Best watches for spring 2015


Rewind, reset and start the year fresh and ticking with a series of stylish watches selected by Time Out

1 MMT Pocket Watch
For the guy who kicks it new school


Pocket watches are not just for dapper suited-up gents heading down Savile Row. Hong Kong-based company MMT is reinterpreting a classic by transforming the pocket watch into a contemporary accessory that adds stylish flair to any outfit. The watch features a solid wooden shell, a thin leather strap and a stainless steel body. $2,750, available at Kapok Tools, Shop 101, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3122 4113; mmtstore.com.

2 Folli Follie Red Sweetheart Watch
For the lady in red

This red Folli Follie watch screams romance. It details a rose gold mosaic surface and a red leather strap, ideal for those glamorous nights out when your outfit needs a pop of colour and embellishment. It’s a statement piece that might give you a bit of luck in the love department. $1,975, Shop 1, New Henry House, 8C Des Voeux Rd, Central, 2523 4210; follifollie.com.

3 Kate Spade Pavé Interchangeable Strap Metro
For the girl with a twinkle in her eye

For the perfect piece of arm candy to keep the party season going, head on down to Kate Spade. This snazzy little timekeeper ticks all the right boxes and is in keeping with the glitz and glam we’ve seen with statement jewellery pieces this season. Brighten up that gloomy winter’s day with a sparkly new treat. $1,900, Kate Spade, Shop 1053B, IFC, 8 Finance St, Central, 3188 1928; katespade.com.

4 Slow Jo Watch 01
Sleek and chic for him or her

This stylish, unisex Jo Watch 01 from Slow is shaking up the way we look at time. It has a one-hand Swiss GMT Quartz movement that originally had four hands – not your average watch. It’s all silver with an adjustable stainless steel band, and it’s subtly classy thanks to its minimalist aesthetic. $2,899, available at Konzepp, 50 Tung St, Sheung Wan, 2803 0339; shop.konzepp.com.

5 Kitmen Keung Long Distance Watch
For a man that lives on the dark side

Local designer Kitmen Keung has gone to the dark side with his latest watch model. Keung places a emphasis on a minimalist aesthetic as well as the concept of duality, which is why there are two dials on the watch. Set the time at where you are and where you want to be. The watch is made from surgical grade steel and the straps are made from Argentinian calf leather for an edgy, high-quality product. $3,200; kitmenkeung.com.

6 Tory Burch Buddy Signature Watch
For the vintage girl

This vintage-inspired Tory Burch watch features a cream-white watch face, encased in a gold shell with gold dials, giving off a simple yet classic look. And the double-wrap tan leather strap adds an extra element of sportiness and adventure. You don’t need bling to make an impression. $7,000, Tory Burch, 2/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, 2234 7282; toryburch.com.

7 Void V03P Watch
For those into Scandinavian design

Locally based watch company Void has released a new model inspired by the clean lakes and open skies of Sweden, as can be seen by the pure white straps. The face is made of polished stainless steel rose gold, adding an element of elegance for an overall minimalist aesthetic. $1,500, available at 15squarestreet, 15 Square St, Sheung Wan, 2362 1086; voidwatches.com. Get 15 percent off with code newyears15.

8 PXR-5 by Michael Young
For the no-nonsense man

Hong Kong-based industrial designer Michael Young recently released an updated version of his popular, utilitarian, water-resistant PXR-5 watch. Loosely inspired by belt buckles, the watch features interchangeable nylon straps and a polished stainless body. Perfect for guys that don’t want to compromise their masculinity while enhancing their street-chic style. Best of all, customers shipping this watch to Hong Kong get 10 percent off. $800, Michael Young, 11/F Luen Wai Commercial Bldg, 93-97 Des Voeux Rd W, Sheung Wan, 2803 0344; wwshop.michael-young.com.

9 IWC Portofino Midsize Moonphase
For the big spender

Sourcing only the highest quality materials, this is without a doubt one of the most elegant pieces on the market. The moonphase display pays homage to earlier Portofino designs. A mother-of-pearl face to emulate moving clouds is encased in sapphire glass, with 66 diamonds encrusting the case. The opulent watch face is paired with an alligator leather strap. Talk about lavish! $119,000, G12-13, G/F 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2829 2729; wwwwww.iwc.com.

10 Michael Kors Caitlin Pavé Onyx and Rose Gold Tone Watch
The classic piece for a classy girl

The striking pavé interior is mirrored by the sparkling detail on the exterior of the watch face, contrasting perfectly with the rose gold hue chain. Combining modern trends with tradition, this piece features a classic Roman numeral interface. $2,800, Michael Kors, Peninsula Hotel, Shopping Arcade, Shop W2 & 4, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2366 2301; michaelkors.com.

11 Emporio Armani For Mint Green Swiss
For pretty pastel perfection

This Swiss-made 28mm timepiece is elegantly studded with 60 sparkling diamonds. The light green strap adds a subtle yet stylish touch to this classy timekeeper, which matches well with a casual or formal outfit. $14,300, Emporio Armani, Shop 227, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2918 0699; store.emporioarmaniwatches.com.


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