AHOY!!!! There is nothing better than sitting by the marina, your hair blowing crazily in the wind and a glass of sparkling in your hand. Summer afternoon bliss. Nautical style brings a sense of casual luxury which relatively new comer PAUL HEWITT has completely nailed. This preppy Northen German crew have made a genuine effort to stand out from other minimalist brands by giving themselves a distinctive maritime flair.
There are three things for me that set this brand apart:
1: Sapphire crystal glass WIN
2: 50m/5bar water resistancy WIN
3: Accessories that match your watch BIG WIN
I am a lover of the watch/ jewellery/accessory look and PAUL HEWITT has mastered the mix and match options for your timepiece. From ANCUFFS (anchor cuffs), knottbracelets, PHREPSH (maritime bracelets) and extra nato straps for the girls to everything from bowties, key fobs and belts for the boys. All accessories have the signature PAUL HEWITT nautical vibe, it is very hipster cool.
Band options include gorgeous leather, nato in a million colours and designs and metal (gold, rose, silver and black). The spring lugs are a bit tricky but worth the practise as the variety of bands is amazing. Pricing is comparable with other brands in this category with a $149 Euro approx. $225 Aus starting price point. Currently only available online to Australian customers with a pretty high $39 Euro shipping charge (it's fast though) I do expect to see this picked up by a major Australian distributor soon. It's high quality, casual cool and perfect for the Australian watch lover. Visit http://www.paul-hewitt.com/
#I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
Damn GUESS Damn! As someone who has never really been a massive fan of GUESS, (bling bling has never been my thing) you have won me over. I opened up the new GUESS CONNECT watch today and had a little bit of a woah moment. It's sexy hot. Rose Gold and Navy Blue, what can I say it's gorgeous and that's just the start.
This is a watch that I would not wear with Lorna Jane but with Manning Cartel. It's not a fitness tracker it's a life saver. I am guilty of sterotyping the GUESS girl as a leopard print, mirrored sunglass wearer who probally wouldn't know what a smart watch is but she has grown up and I am obscenely wrong. This watch is clever and designed for today's industrious girl, the new GUESS girl. It's where fashion meets lifestyle functionality. As someone who walks around all day with their phone in their hand this watch is perfect for me. It just made my everyday life easier.
If you have an iPhone it works off Siri and if you have an Android Google voice/now or svoice. Press the top button and talk as you would to Siri, e.g. call ????? or text????? and away you go. From my use the voice starts to become unclear when you are more than about three meters away from your phone, but if your phone is in your pocket or bag its perfect. You can also set it up to scroll incoming texts, call alerts, emails, Facebook updates, and anything else that uses push notifications on your phone and then customise the vibration alerts. It is clean and simple to setup and use. It has a camera function, find your phone function and a dual power source. The analogue movement (standard battery life of 2+ years), and a SMART module, which has a battery life of 3-5 days so you will need to charge it a couple of times a week.
It's a big thing for me to gush so much over a GUESS watch of all things but I am sold. The combination of clever and couture has won me over and for once I am happy to be proven wrong.
Available in two styles in either 41mm or 45mm) RIGOR and JETSETTER cases.
41mm (ladies) GUESS CONNECT rose gold/blue silicone or stone set rose gold/white silicone RRP $549
45mm (gents) GUESS CONNECT rose gold/blue silicone or rose gold/brown leather RRP is $599.
GUESS CONNECT's first launch is EXCLUSIVE to Guess stores. Visit http://guessconnect.com/
The NATO band or G10 strap is Summer 15/16's must have watch look. Across both Fashion and Swiss we have seen a reinvention of this maritime, sporty look, which actually springs from a Military heritage. It has been reborn as the style to take you from best business chino lunches to white shirt and shorts, Pimms Cup Cocktail afternoons. If you are looking for a new addition check out the cool kids who have made NATO a must have or if you want to update your vintage Rolex and embody summer suave keep on reading for our NATO style guide sponsored by the extremely dapper NATO Straps Australia.
Tissot Quickster Lugano
THE NAUTICAL NATO: Inspired by hazy summer days and the deep blue waters of Lake Lugano this nautically influenced timepiece is sporty cool. It offers the possibility of changing bracelets depending on the mood or the outfit with a blue base bracelet with white lines or visa-versa or even an all blue version. Swiss made with all the luxury of TISSOT including a 316L stainless steel case, sapphire crystal and 10 bar water resistance, this is Nautical Nato at it's best. RRP $450 visit http://www.tissotwatches.com/
THE FASHION NATO: If you haven't heard of DANIEL WELLINGTON then you need a watch education. The watch king of Instagram with over 1.7 million followers, DW has been the biggest influence on the NATO band we have seen in the fashion watch world to date, so much so that many a brand has followed his lead. This brand has made the NATO so cool that it has become the must have watch of 2015. RRP starts at $199 for a ladies classy in 26mm. Visit https://www.danielwellington.com/au/