What's your idea of a perfect holiday? Mine involves pure relaxation, a few adventures and plenty of cocktails. The Pacific has always called to me with it's culture, it's tranquillity and it's smile, it is simply perfect. I love finding new brands that marry things I love with thoughtfulness, design, difference and style. Pacific Standard Time Company is one of those brands. They produce watches using materials from various regions around the largest body of water in the world… The Pacific Ocean and with every watch capture the artistry and culture within that area.
The first watch created by PSTC is the “Oceania”. It pays homage to the cultures that created modern action sports today, the Pacific Islands. They have captured not only the culture and feel of Hawaii but broadened their scope to unite all three bodies of the Islands, Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia. Captured around the bezel of the Oceania is the faint tattoo warrior imagery of Palau, Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji and within the face of the watch, is the beautiful tonal imagery of Latte Stones from Guam and the weave tattoo that bonds (unites) everything together. It is a watch made to share a culture, a story and a lifestyle.
Crafted from the beautiful exotic woods of Hawaii for Oceania the first two colours are made from Koa Wood and Milo Wood which are harvested from fallen trees. Both woods were only allowed to be used by the Hawaiian Ali’i (monarchy), High Chiefs, and warriors. Koa Wood served as a great importance to the islands when King Kamehameha the Great conquered Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai, and Lanai ending all wars and unifying Hawaii as one kingdom. These woods are extremely dense and durable, making them strong enough for weapons and war canoes and tough enough for these amazing watches.
What is truly unique about a PSTC timepiece is its 10ATM water resistancy. These guys have created the world’s first water-resistant wooden watch capable of withstanding 100 meters in depth! That's pretty special. It not only captures the essence of the Pacific but it is practical for living in it. The watch comes complete with an original casing design, sapphire crystal window, stainless steel inner case back, stainless steel inner housing, wooden case back, custom hands, luminous hands, and Swiss Ronda 5030.D chronograph movement. RRP is $499.99 USD but pre order will be starting in late March early April for $165 USD which is a killer price! Follow PSTC on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the loop and be the first to own one of these truly unique pieces. For more information visit http://www.pacificstandardtimecompany.com/
*I was not financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*