Earlier this month the jolly good chaps at WatchShop.com got in touch to tell us about Paul Smith unveiling his AW15 watch collection.
Taking inspiration from Paul’s personal fondness for contemporary, minimal design, all six styles feature clean lines but with a touch of the unexpected in their details. True to the roots of Paul Smith, all of the watches are made for everyday use but draw on Paul’s own design expertise to create beautiful timepieces packed with personality.
The collection showcases 38 pieces with six subsections: Precision, Block, Atomic, Ma, Gauge and Tempo.
Each boasts multi-functions including day-date, chronograph, two-hand and three-hand movements.
The Ma is particularly minimal in its design, a refined and simple face is complemented by an exceptionally thin casing. The unexpected detail is added in the indexes, which offer an injection of bright colour, contrasting with the more conservative shades of the strap and face variations.
The Gauge is inspired by Paul’s own collection of vintage speedometers. In contrast to the Ma, the face of the gauge is heavily detailed with concentric dials echoing the scales of a speedometer. Here, the Paul Smith twist comes on the vivid coloured tip of the second hand.
The Block Chrono is another key style from the collection, here, the two subdials and the three crowns give a functional feel to the watch, which is more robust than the Ma and the Gauge.
In all styles, the watches combine purpose and appearance to create timeless timepieces. Concealed in the rear casing of each watch is an etching of a polkadot print which is also often a feature of Paul Smith tailoring, the ultimate finishing touch.
No question for us which timepiece is the star of the show:
The rose gold plated watch is, in our opinion, the best watch under £300 on the market. The strap is really nice and works perfectly with the rose finish.
Visit the WatchShop.com to get your hands on one.