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Versus Versace Eugène Watch

Versus Versace Eugène is an amazing and attractive watch. Always pleased to check new comers in this very busy watch market.

It combines the classic shape of a men’s chronograph with the brand’s contemporary character traits.

This model is 50 metres water resistant and it can be submerged in water for periods, so can be easily used for swimming.

I really like the Stainless Steel case and the black colour for the dial.

The sporty personality of the watch is highlighted by the three counters with date display at 4 o’clock. While they add movement to the geometry of the dial, the diamond-faceted top ring gives Versus Eugène a modern overall look.

Please note that there are different colour combinations of the dial and case, together with a range of leather straps or stainless-steel mesh bracelets matching the case, which makes the Versus Eugène a versatile accessory.

Technical information

Case: IPGun stainless steel – 46 mm Ø

Water Resistance: 50 m/5 ATM

Movement: quartz chronograph

Dial: blue, three counters, date at 4o’clock, logo at 12o’clock

Band: IPGun stainless steel mesh bandSliding buckle

A sleek and simple socket.

Where can I get one from?

£ 220 RRP. Shop from www.watchshop.com

About Versus Versace

Versus Versace watches are part of the collection from the first ever diffusion line launched by international Italian fashion house Versace. The range was introduced with a strong focus on flair, innovation and unconventional design ideas for those who wanted a more individual look. Versus Versace watches are one of the flagship collections from the line, along with leather accessories and a chic clothing range. The Versus Versace watch collection features bold, strong colours and a sporty appearance, using durable high quality materials and with many pieces offering water resistance of as much as five atmospheres. Each features the Versus logo within a uniquely designed dial, with straps ranging from elegant metallic through classy leather to practical fabric or plastic. For an even more diverse range of designs, check out the other Versace watches available from Watch Shop.

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Sergio Tacchini x Triwa Collaboration

This is the story of a collaboration between a legendary Italian sportswear brand, Sergio Tacchini, and a disruptive watchmaker, Triwa.

Under the concept name Time for Sports they have developed four limited edition watches, made from durable Swiss TR90 plastic, perfect for sports or just for your everyday occasions.

At StylePilot, our take is that this is a refreshing collection, and we can’t wait for the summer to come back!

Designed with luminous indexes, colorful oversized luminous hands and domed mineral glass, this watch is a unique piece that will stand out on any wrist.

Specifications of this Limited Edition

– 5 ATM water resistant
– Scratch resistant mineral glass
– 2 year international warranty
– Free shipping
– Quick delivery
– Safe payment options

In details

Watch name: Sergio Concrete
Family Triwa x Sergio Tacchini
Case size: 37 mm
Case material: Recyclable TR90 – Concrete Grey
Surface treatment: Matte
Dial color: Concrete Grey
Band: Nylon 20 mm
Band color: Concrete Grey
Buckle: Stainless Steel
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Urverk: Miyota GL30
Urverkstyp: Quarts 
Sku: SERG104-SG121512P

How much?

£99 RRP. Shop at www.triwa.com

About Sergio Tacchini

Sergio Tacchini is an Italian fashion designer of sportswear and former professional tennis player. The sportswear firm bearing his name is located in Bellinzago Novarese, Novara, Italy. He was born in 1938.

Italian style and creativity, innovation and quality together with tennis DNA are the values of Sergio Tacchini, a reference brand for those who love to wear casual but with elegance and style. The Company showroom and offices are based in Milan, Italy. Sergio Tacchini is now a Brand Company working with Licenses worldwide. The Brand is in charge of Style, Design of new collections, Product and Marketing. Distribution is made by Licensees.

The Sergio Tacchini brand was at its peaks in the late eighties, and has recently made an amazing comme back!

Visit www.sergiotacchini.com

About Triwa

Founded: 2007 by four friends (still operational and still friends)
Idea: Transform the industry of watches (TRIWA) through contemporary design, modern distribution and creative marketing
Distribution: 1200 retailers in 25 markets
Office: Studio in central Stockholm which houses a team of 30 people
Portfolio: Watches, watch bands, bracelets and sunglasses
Design philosophy: We only design what we want to wear ourselves

Visit www.triwa.com

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The DISTRICT_LX2 Watch-by adidas

This has not been easy to pick up a watch from adidas new collection. It has a lot to offer and it is also very versatile. There’s no theme, apart from the adidas logo that is being used for all the models. From a sport to a dapper model, there is a watch for everyone.

Even though adidas is a sport brand, I decided to go for the model pictured above: the DISTRICT_LX2.

To quote adidas: “Reflecting on past iconic designs, the DISTRICT_LX2 pays homage to a time before while adapting towards the new enduring style of what will come next. Consider this approach past meets present in timeless proper form where less is, in fact, always more”.

The combination of olive, brown leather and rose gold really works and makes a it special. The perfect accessory if you are wearing some brown leather shoes and a brown belt. Yes, every details matters!

Full Specifications

Watch Movement: Japanese Quartz Movement
Watch Band: Premium Horween Leather Strap, 20mm Width
Watch Case: Stainless Steel, with hardened mineral crystal
Water Rating: 50 meter / 5 ATM

Verdict

I actually really like it, and I am happy to have gone for the rose gold (a first for me)! The watch also feels solid and and it’s no too light (adding to the robustness feeling). The leather strap is thick and, I am sure, will age beautifully. A few scratch marks will make it look even better.

A very nice addition to any man’s watch collection!

The watch is laid in a thick cardboard box

Other adidas watches

If you are not a big fan of the DISTRICT_LX2, you will have other choices. See below a few from their collection:

Pictured left: the ARCHIVE MR2. In adidas own words: “Inspired by the past but always looking toward the future.”

Warranty

The adidas watch is covered by adidas limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two (2) years after original purchase.

£130 RRP. Shop at www.adidaswatches.com.

Shop the full range of adidas watches on www.adidaswatches.com

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The Ace Of Spades Watch by AVI-8

The Hawker Harrier Ace of Spades refers to the Marine Attack Squadron 231 United States Marine Corps that flies the AV-8B Harrier II McDonnell Douglas evolution of the HawkerHarrier.

A bit of history

This version of the Harrier was launched in the early 1990s. U.S. Army General Norman Schwarzkopf named the Harrier / AV-8B’s as one of the most important weapons of the 1991 Gulf War. It continues to serve the needs of the Ace of Spades squadron to this day in various theatres of combat, providing close air support for ground troops and performing armed reconnaissance.

In details

Measuring 46 mm in diameter the watch is built around a sturdy well-built case featuring a flat scratch-resistant sapphire lens. A crown positioned at the 2 o’clock positioned features a start insignia in a nod to the US Air Force insignia marking its namesake aircraft.

AV-4070-03 – £305 RRP

Comprised of more than 30 unique pieces, each part of the dial has been carefully designed and laid out in keeping with inspiration provided by the Harrier.

AV-4070-01 – £290.00 RRP

The passage of seconds is marked out by a custom modified disc just below the 3 o’clock position and the 24-hour subdial has been constructed with a series of layers and indexes which have been individually facetted applied with brush and polish finishes.

This attention to detail and finishing can be found across the dial. The result is a dial that while offering a clear cut time display, presents a contemporary military industrialized look.

AV-4070-02 – £305 RRP

Bold Flieger style hour and minute hands are bold and utterly legible, allowing for a clear presentation of time and are lumed with Swiss luminous for low light visibility.

A robust but supple genuine leather strap with military-inspired stitching hugs the watch to the wrist with a fit that is durable and effortlessly wearable.

Where to buy

Visit http://www.avi-8-co.uk

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Night Nevil Black Watch by Triwa

Really pleased here at StylePilot to try on the limited edition Night Nevil watch from Triwa. In Triwa’s own words: “the Nevil watch is our interpretation of the classic chronograph”.

Founded in 2007 by four friends with the goal to change the attitudes in the watch industry that they thought was too focused on status and tradition. They started the company TRIWA (Transforming the Industry of Watches) with the purpose to transform the watch into a modern style symbol through a combination of classic silhouettes and contemporary Scandinavian simplicity. 

A 42 mm, all black, limited edition of Triwa’s most popular watch model Nevil.

Definitely a bold move to have a watch all in black, but it does really work! This was love at first sight!

Here expressed in matte black steel, matte black dial and a black organically tanned leather strap, from Tärnsjö Tannery. A unique limited model with a strong attitude.

That’s what you will see when you unbox it!

How to style it?

This was a no-brainer: we had to go for a black & white gear!

The Night Nevil is styled here with a leather jacket by Superdry and a white shirt by boohooMAN.

£229 RRP | Shop on www.triwa.com.

About Triwa

Founded: 2007 by four friends (still operational and still friends)
Idea: Transform the industry of watches (TRIWA) through contemporary design, modern distribution and creative marketing
Distribution: 1200 retailers in 25 markets
Office: Studio in central Stockholm which houses a team of 30 people
Portfolio: Watches, watch bands, bracelets and sunglasses
Design philosophy: We only design what we want to wear ourselves

Visit http://www.triwa.com

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Versus Versace Rue Oberkampf Watch

 Really excited to try the Versus Rue Oberkampf watch.

In their own words, the Mens Versus Versace Rue Oberkampf “is a watch that expresses the energy and decisive character of today’s urban generation, a symbolic rendering of the masculine and sporty soul of Versus Versace”. 

The geometric pattern that unites the lugs, case and face is a defining feature, supplying strong character and identity. 

The multi-function caliber of Versus Rue Oberkampf adopts three counters that echo the stylistic geometry and reinforce the athletic character of the collection, while the Versus Versace logo at 12.00 completes the aesthetic design with a clear statement of brand identity. 

 Technical information

Case: steel – 46 mm Ø WR: 50 m/5 ATM
WR: 50 m/5 ATM
Movement: multifunction quartz
Dial: Blue, three counters, Versus Versace logo at 12.00 position
Bracelet: steel, double push button deployment clasp

This watch is supplied with:

  • Official Versus Versace presentation box
  • Official Versus Versace guarantee
  • Instruction manual (where applicable)

Where can I buy it?

£190 RRP. Available from www.watchshop.com

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March LA.B: The Spirit Of The Seventies

London store in Soho, Lexington Street

Last month, March LA.B, the French watchmaking brand whose creations are inspired by the spirit of the Seventies, has arrived in London.

StylePilot was lucky enough to take part of this new exciting chapter for the brand.

March LA.B Watches

March LA.B pays homage to the timeless elegance of vintage watches influenced by founder, Alain Marhic and Creative Director, Jerome Mage’s visions and French savoir faire.

About the brand

In their own words: “As March LA.B approaches a new era in London it will continue to create minimal, elegant and understated timepieces with balanced proportions to compliment the style of today’s urban dandy. These timepieces are refined in their simplicity and assert the philosophy that less is more”.

The brand’s mission

To design timeless styles that will transmit to future generations, following the example set by the most exceptional watches of past decades.

What do they look like?

BELZA | GRALL. £1,027 RRP.
AGENDA | FOREST. £1,113 RRP.
AM2 AUTOMATIC | GRALL. £1,069 RRP.

A Special Edition

To celebrate this landmark moment for the company, March LA.B have launched a special-edition watch in British racing green.

Named after the store’s new home on Lexington Street, the AM69 LEXINGTON encapsulates Soho’s reputation as the home of rock’n’roll and Anglo-Saxon fashion.

March LA.B London Store

The neo-retro time keeper’s first overseas store is perfectly situated in vibrant Soho, an area so iconised by March LA.B’s defining decade.

Every detail of March LA.B’s new store reflects the two passions of founder, Alain Marhic: surfing and the much-loved design from the Seventies. Designed by Frederic Forest and Clementine Giaconnia, the design is rooted in vintage inspiration where visitors are immersed in the timeless elegance of March LA.B’s timepieces. StylePilot was at the launch event and the store is definitely a must see!

The brand’s signature green reigns supreme and a smooth wave of Kvadrat fabric clothes the store in opulence. From the door handle to the drawers, the Iroko wood floor to the rosewood carpentry, the almost kinetic rhythm of colours and fabrics reflects the craftsmanship and beauty behind the watches.

Where to shop online
Visit www.march-lab.com

Where is the March LA.B shop located?

47 Lexington Street, London, W1F 9AW.

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The New UNDONE Basecamp Watch Timepiece

UNDONE, the watch brand democratizing custom luxury timepieces, is excited to release their new, highly-anticipated model, the Basecamp. At StylePilot we couldn’t be more excited to try it on.

In their own words, it is “a modern, high-performance tool watch with on-trend vintage aesthetics, the Basecamp is now the brand’s most durable custom watch in the collection”.

“We’ve been producing top-quality, great looking, customizable watches at UNDONE since 2014” Michael Young, UNDONE Co-Founder. But the Basecamp is really the first of its kind in terms of its utilitarian caliber. We took two years to develop this timepiece and every single detail and complication was considered to make this watch stand out in terms of both form and function.”

So what is so special about the Basecamp watch?

THE DESIGN

Ultra-Domed Crystal

Today, watch crystals are mostly flat. Basecamp’s 3mm crystal is patently arched for a real, retro look. The desired shape took the UNDONE team two years to develop in the lab using LEXAN™, a polycarbonate thermoplastic found in headlamps and motorcycle helmets with 250 times the impact strength of glass.

The connoisseur will notice that one of the most prominent features is the highly-visible orange hour-hand, which is a tribute to one of the founder’s favorite watch brands, Rolex, and their famous Rolex Explorer II. Watch aficionados will also notice the nod to Blancpain’s 50 Fathom ‘sterile’ bezel — the Basecamp featuring that same beloved and uncommon triangle hour pointer.

Exceptionally Legible
Unlike most watches, Basecamp boasts three drastically different hands, so the hour, minute, and second are immediately distinguishable. Importantly, the hour hand is the eye-catching hue of vivid orange – striking, and symbolic of safety.

WHAT ELSE?

MAKE IT PERSONAL.

With a philosophy that luxury lies in boutique, tailor-made products in small quantities, the Basecamp, like all other models, is made-to-order at UNDONE facilities for each customer. There’s not only a choice between case materials like stainless steel, black PVD, rose gold and gold, but also bezel function types and a personalized display caseback.

Because you can.
Staying true to UNDONE philosophy – that individuality matters – Basecamp is yours to customize. Your wrist, your story. Time on your terms.

4 Case Options
Basecamp’s 316L stainless steel case comes in four options: silver; gold; rose gold; and matte black. Except the silver case, all the others are thinly vacuum-coated using PVD, for softened shine and heightened hardiness.

3 New Straps
While compatible with any 20mm watch bands, Basecamp comes with a new and exclusive NATO strap selection in orange, olive green, and black, in two different coatings. “NATO” is a nickname for the “G10” strap first issued to British soldiers in 1973 – waterproof, fail-safe and easy-to-change.

2 Bezel Choices
The choice is between a vintage, understated ‘sterile’ bezel displaying just one lumed pointer to indicate the hour, or the more conventional ‘graduated’ bezel for accurate minute-by-minute measurement (available in May 2019).

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight

Tool watches should be light and compact, and in no way clumsy or cumbersome – they are designed to fuse effortlessly with an explorer’s physique, so they never have to be taken off during a journey. Weighing in at just 66 grams, Basecamp ticks all the boxes (and scales).

Dimensions

Perfect for everyday wear, indoors or outdoors, office, off-site… Sans crown guards, Basecamp has slimmed down to smarten up for all sorts of occasions. At 40mm in diameter and 15mm thick, Basecamp sits snugly on any wrist. Lug-to-lug length is 48mm and lug width is 20mm, allowing easy exchange with all UNDONE 20mm straps.

Movement

Basecamp is driven by one of the most reliable and robust workhorse in the industry – the Seiko Instrument Inc. NH35a automatic movement. The Japanese are known for precision and efficiency. The watch fuels up by wrist motion, but can also be wound manually via the crown; fully wound, it’s armed with a 42-hour power reserve.

The Basecamp has just been released today!

From £220 RRP for the Basecamp Standard watch.

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Avi-8 Launch The Blue Nylon Limited Edition Watch

Avi-8 are excited to announce the Blue Nylon in celebration of the 50th anniversary of a record-breaking year in the field of aeronautics and aviation. It celebrates the 1969 air race to commemorate the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1919.

In an operation code-named BLUE NYLON by the RAF, a Harrier GR MK 1 aircraft was enlisted to participate in the Daily Mail Trans-Atlantic Air Race organised to commemorate the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1919. On the 5th May 1969, Squadron Leader, Tom Lecky-Thompson, flew from a coal yard in St. Pancras Railway Station in London, to the Empire State Building in New York winning the fastest time in just 6 hours and 11 minutes. 

The Blue Nylon Limited Edition, designed in collaboration with Jet Art Aviation, features genuine pieces of the fuselage of the original Harrier XV741 flown by Tom Lecky-Thompson. 

Limited to 300 pieces and each uniquely numbered, the Blue Nylon will be an instant collectible.

Shop at www.avi-8.co.uk