There was a time when every Movado print ad featured Wynton Marsalis, his ever present trumpet and how their timepieces harkened back to a time when men's style was about quality and classic timelessness. These are the qualities that are espoused by Movado and it was no surprise that they'd have Marsalis as their brand ambassador. Marsalis is a firm believer in dressing presentably, especially for people in the arts, and his partnership with Movado was a futher extension of this belief and his personality.
This week's pick of the week comes courtesy of this luxury brand and I have to say I'm quite impressed with Runway Sale for partnering with such a brand in order to offer their timepieces for just a fraction above half price.
First up, atop, is a favourite of mine. I love wristwatches with leather straps. There's something about genuine leather wrapped around your wrist, its obvious and lasting quality. It features a dark brown leather strap, the case is polished stainless steel, the dial markers are rose gold with Arabic numerals and indices, and there is a date calendar display. It's pretty much standard as an everyday watch and it would work in a business and casual environment. It's not exactly affordable for the budget conscious gent, however, at R6 799 down from R12 950, I'd say it's a steal considering the brand and its inherent quality.
I like the versatility of this chrono watch as well. It's a lot more bolder and bright, and it would work for casual environments where a suit is not mandatory but a jacket is; it gives me summer wedding, race course or garden party vibes. Another aspect of its versatility is that its two tone; which makes it compatible with gold or silver accented accessories. You're not restricted with a watch of this kind.
Its features will also appeal to any wristwatch enthusiast. It has a round black dial with gold tone hands and stick hour markers, a fixed gold-tone bezel, minute markers around the outer rim, and a date display appears at the 4 o'clock position. The dot marker at the twelve o'clock hour, unbeknownst to me, is a signature feature of Movado watches. For a watch of this design, functionality and beauty you should expect to pay R18 500, however since it's on sale it's been slashed to half price at R9 299. Not cheap but it will definitely have admirers and takers.
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