Chrome Calibre Retro Bot Watch Winder, €2,500 (approx. £2,150)
On a functional level watch winders are a great way to make sure your automatic collection is always ready to wear at a moment’s notice. But just as equally, watch winders can make for the ideal display cases, as shown by the Chrome Calibre Retro Bot which is shaped like a tin robot from the mid-1900s. The technology inside is provided by SwissKubik with Bluetooth connectivity that allows the rotation to be customised based on number of rotations per day and direction.
Available at Chrome Calibre.
IFL Watches Blue Camo Watch Case, £849
The IFL Watches Blue Camo Watch Case is a great way to keep your watch collection safe while embracing a bright and colourful design. The case measures 30 x 24 x 9cm with a Saffiano leather exterior and an Alcantara suede interior protecting up to 10 watches. The pattern of the camo is a proprietary one designed in Sweden and developed in Italy using the IFLW logo as a key portion of the pattern.
Available at IFL Watches.
Jean Rousseau Nubuck Alligator, £455
Nubuck is a type of leather finish most commonly seen on bovine leathers that uses buffing to create a velvet-like texture. However, Jean Rousseau have developed their own original way to produce a similar velvet texture on alligator leather, creating the Nubuck Alligator strap. Visually it’s stunning, carrying a richness of colour and texture, particularly as the finish is so rare on exotics. Alligator is often reserved for refined occasions, such as soirées, but the Nubuck finish also helps the strap to be water- repellent, meaning it’s more adventurous than may first appear.
Available at Jean Rousseau.
Fink Watches Watchmaking Seminars, £329
FINK watches are a UK watch brand based in London that offer a unique experience for customers. As an alternative to buying an assembled watch, you can take part in their watchmaking seminars and build your own. The kit that you’re supplied with contains everything you need to make your watch, as well as giving you the tools to build their other kits at home. Their signature watch is the Voyager GMT powered by the Seiko NH-34A.
Available at Fink Watches.
Forstner Bands Komfit, $125 (approx. £100)
Everyone knows that the Omega Speedmaster is the iconic space watch, but are you familiar with the most iconic space watch strap? The Forstner Komfit is one of the only steel watch bracelets in history to have been approved by NASA for manned space flights and has even been to the moon. It has a two-layered construction and front facing clasp that make it easy and comfortable to use. Plus, it was one of the first bracelets to feature micro-incremental adjustments, allowing it to be sized properly without the need for additional tools.
Available at Forstner Bands.