February 9th, 2012
Tick, tock, keep time with a colourful clock.
Swatch just released its New Gent Lacquered line of wristwatches ($75). The collection includes silicon straps in 10 different colours so that you can decide if you are a hot pink kind of girl or prefer to go bold with indigo. The signature Swatch funk comes under the clear plastic face where each of the timekeeping components visibly pop against each other in contrasting colours.
Your wrist will be one to watch. —Jaelyn Molyneux
Swatch, Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr. S.W., 403-457-3210, www.swatch.com
August 5th, 2011
We’ve turned from prompt princess to lousy latenik over the last few years. We blame our phones. How can they keep us on point when they’re sitting in our purse?
We’ll brighten up our wrists (and your doorstep on schedule) with the Rainbow Watch by Folio Object. With interchangeable dials and wristbands in nine vibrant shades including Diablo Red, Flaming Orange and Mojito Green you can mix and match the colours to your heart’s content. Pick up one for $25.50 or get a set of three ($65), five ($100) or nine ($170) to create bright bracelets to match every outfit.
Pretty. Useful. —Jennifer Nachshen
August 26th, 2009
All the cool kids had one: the bright hues, colourful bands and funky designs adorned wrists everywhere and defined the '80s timekeeping generation.
But everyone grows up and Swatch, known for its slim plastic wristwatch launched in 1983, has also matured.
The fall/winter 2009 collection includes chunky men’s watches (perfect for us ladies) and sophisticated timepieces fit for the boardroom. The Neutral Point (from $165, picutred) is perfect for the au courant menswear-inspired look and the chic golden aluminum Two Sided (from $165) is a little bling paired with classic black.
And if you can’t let go of your youth, the collection includes plenty of bright bands and eye-popping faces to channel your inner kid.
At the Bay, www.bay.com