Archive for the ‘Rs 2k to Rs 8k’ category

Swatch’s Gamechanger

April 26, 2013

Can you think of a swiss made mechanical  for 100 swiss francs? No. Swatch makes it possible with  Swatch Sistem51.

Swatch-Sistem51-2The decade-old brand  launched Swatch Sistem51 at the Baselworld 2013. It’s a fully automated assembly made mechanical movement composed of only 51 components, a 90 hour power reserve and a selling price of no more than 100 Swiss Francs. The movement is an automatic, but in place of the rotor,  it has a transparent disc rotating around a central screw. This allows users to see into the movement and all the intricate details of the 51 components. It offers the advantage of not having to wind the watch every day like an automatic and the ability to see the movement unblocked by a rotor such as in a hand wound watch.

It has 51 components compared to most mechanical watches which have double that number. It’s a great accomplishment indeed.

Interestingly, the material that the movement is made is called ARCAP, an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc with exceptional anti-magnetic qualities. The components are hermetically sealed within the case, preventing moisture of foreign objects from interfering within. The movement itself is 100% assembled by machines. The components are welded together to form an assembly centered around a single screw, and the advanced design of the escapement does away with the need for a regulator. The rate in fact is set in the manufacturing process by a laser, which means manual adjustments are totally unnecessary Top it all off  itcomes with a 90-hour power reserve. What more do you need in life?

Primary Colours

January 22, 2011

Back to the fashionable future with Swatch New Gent Collection

Swatch’s New Gent collection is bigger, bolder and positively provocative. Its designed for the active man or woman with an eye for the big new trends in accessories and art for the wrist. The New Gent Collection models are 41mm wide, and the height of the case and crystal combined is 11mm. Each model has a large, colourful plastic case with a generous, colour-coded dial, a day/date window at 3 o’clock and rugged, matt silicone straps in complementary monochrome colours.

red rebel

RED REBEL : A bold, dynamic timepiece plays with the primary colour of passion. The solid red silicone strap and loop of this positively provocative New Gent complement a matching transparent red plastic case and buckle. The sun brushed red dial presents slim white indexes at all hours and a black-on-white day/date window at 3 o’clock. In the absence of all numerals, shiny metal hour and minute hands with white superlite highlights and a slim white seconds hand mark the time. Price Rs 2950.

burgundy rebel

BURGUNDY REBEL: This stylish piece takes a trend-setting colour from the fashion labs and runways to the wrist. The matt silicone strap and loop of this gorgeous New Gent wrap the wrist in solid burgundy. The transparent burgundy plastic buckle and case match and complement the strap. The sun brushed burgundy dial features slim pink indexes at all hours and a black-on-pink day/date window at 3 o’clock. In the absence of all numerals, shiny metal hour and minute hands with white superlite highlights and a slim, bright pink seconds hand mark the time of day. Price Rs 2950.

Available at Swatch Stores: Delhi: Select City Walk, F-16, 1st Floor, A-3, District Centre, Saket, Ph: 011-40588744; Chandigarh: SCO 21, Sector 17E, Ph: 0172-5012033; Chennai: The Helvetica, F-49, Spencer Plaza, 91B, Phase II, Anna Salai, Ph: 044-28490013/15;  Mumbai: Atria-The Millenium Mall, First Floor, Shop No. 122, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Ph: 022-    24813523, Inorbit Mall, Malad (W), Ph: 022-66406992,G-3, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel Ph: 022-24940952; Kolkata: 164/1, Mani Square Mall, Maniktala Main Road, Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, Ph: 40002988, Bangalore: Garuda Mall, No. 11, Magrath Road, Ph: 080-66141018; Forum Mall, Ground Floor, Adugodi Main road, Koramangala.Ph: 080-22067921; Pune: SGS Magnum Mall, Moledina Road, Ph: 020-32306433.

Bling from DKNY

September 9, 2010

Fall in love with DKNY’s AW 2010 collection this festive season

dkny dlink

The Dlink range – a series of sleek, water-resistant three-hand analog quartz watches with stainless steel case, leather strap and buckle closure which promises to add an innovative look to it. This look is complemented with a white dial and silver-tone hands and markers. If sleek is not what you are looking for, how about adding a little bling to your wrist with the Glitz range – a series of water resistant quartz watches studded with sparkling mineral crystal completed by gold and silver stainless-steel cases and deployment-clasp.

Those who want to wear the colour of the season, DKNY presents Ceramic Rose Gold range – an effortless modern collection that reflects the style statement of contemporary women. They are ambitious, beautiful & reflect subdued glamour and texture. Blended effortlessly with silver, gold and rose gold these watches are distinct and sleek.

dkny glitz

Expressive designs and embellished stones dial in refreshing tones of black or white, the collection mirrors sophistication. With a minimalist dial set with baton hour markers and secured  on a quirky black bracelet, these PVD rose plated watches brings out that distinctive seasonal chic. Price between Rs 6995 to Rs 17995

Available at DKNY Boutiques – Delhi and Mumbai, Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, Helios, Ethos, Just in Vogue and other leading Watch Retailers

Sirius Matter

September 7, 2010

Sirius, the ladies watch from Xylys

sirius

Titan’s Xylys Collection has launched its newest stunner, Sirius. This ladies watch exemplifies the fine detailing and magnetism witnessed in Xylys. The beautifully bridged stainless steel bracelet exudes elegance as it gracefully drapes your wrist. Its understated look is emphasized with mystical blue mother of pearl dial and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass with anti reflective coating, set off by the sparkling real diamonds on the case. Sirius bears the perfect blend of Swiss craftsmanship and elegance in an exquisite design, subtly unfolding femininity. Price Rs. 16k.

Available at World of Titan, Central, Helios, Shoppers Stop and multi brand outlets across India.  Titan Flagship store at Bandra, T:65120108; World of Titan, Colaba, T: 65023928, 22882872; World of Titan, Kha, T: 26461620

Puma 4 soccer

June 17, 2010

Tweet: Puma for football fans

puma slick ladies pink

Football is everywhere… in the TV, newspapers, the www and even discussed in local trains, parties etc. And still missing on your wrist! How come? Puma has unveiled a new line of sporty watches for him and her. With looks you can call athletic, dynamic and enthusiastic. The collection available in digital and analog and in vibrant colours of summer promises to make the buying experience absolutely worthwhile. The MotorSport collection dares to go beyond by pushing the limits with the brand new look.  Priced between Rs. 2995 to Rs. 6,995. The PUMA Active collection is a combination of playful ease, simple, unconventional and sports a very futuristic look. Price Rs. 4, 495.

Available at all Watches and More… stores & Puma Outlets Bangalore: Infantry Rd, Safina Plaza 25589668/9. Delhi: Lajpat Ngr II, Central Mkt, 011 41019778. Kolkata: Metro Plaza, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 033 22882630; Mani Square, Manicktala Main Rd., 033 40002951. Mumbai: Andheri, Infinity Mall, 022 26338132, 022 26398132; Breach Candy, Nxt  to Cymroza Art Gallery, 022 23620275 / 77; Goregaon, OBEROI MALL, 022 28425677; LowerParel, Grnd. Flr. High street Phoneix, 022 24978605; Vashi, Inorbit Mall, 022 40135506, Bhayandar,  Maxus Mall, 022 28150527

Titan’s Obaku Collection

March 6, 2010

Briefly:  Titan’s Obaku collection in the range of Rs 3,5k to Rs 7k

titan obaku

Titan Watches has collaborated with Danish designers to launch the beautiful ‘Obaku’ collection. Obaku takes its name from a branch of Zen philosophy in Japan which believes in natural simplicity – in both thought and act.

The designers from Scandinavian countries have a long design tradition of functionality and simplicity of composition. The idea that there should be a sense of calm and balance in the items we use to adorn ourselves is what gave birth to the Obaku collection. The Obaku Collection has inherited the best from both the cultures from the East and the West, and has blended the minimalism and simplicity found in both.

titan obaku

The collection comprises a palette of soft and soothing colours, with uncluttered looks. The watches are made of superior quality materials like kevlar straps, crystallised mineral glass and lead-free environment friendly battery. The collection targeted at the well heeled global Indian with a refined taste is available in 21 different styles, for both men and women. Priced between Rs 3,500 to Rs 7,000.

Available at World of Titan showrooms, select leading multi brand outlets and departmental stores across the top 8 cities in India. (Mumbai: World of Titan, Colaba: 65023928, 22882872; World of Titan, Khar: 26461620)

Titan Offerings

February 20, 2010

Tags: Titan watches beginning with Rs 3k to Rs110k

titan purple

Recently I happened to visit a World of Titan boutique and was taken in by the charm of these watches. Brief on the watches I liked.

Titan Purple

Titan Watches launched their Titan Purple Watches on the occasion of Valentine Day. Embedded with Swarovski crystals on the dial and an adorable dangling heart, these contemporary yet feminine and romantic watches not only match the mood for Valentine’s Day but they also serve as a beautiful expression of your unique style statement. Titan Purple collection is available in steel, rose gold and leather straps in red and pink. Priced between Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 5,000.

Titan Automatic

titan automatic

Titan Automatic is the style accessory for the contemporary and discerning watch connoisseur. The beauty of an automatic watch is that it ticks the way a human heart does. It has elaborate hand crafted movements inside the watch, which can be seen through, cut outs on the dials and a transparent back cover to enable seeing the movement of precision parts inside. Made from surgical grade stainless steel, with genuine leather straps this collection is loaded with features like chronograph, retrograde, dual time, multi-function, and power indicator that will add a lot more excitement to one’s wardrobe.

Titan Automatic with 13 styles is a premium collection that has been intricately crafted to bring together technology and aesthetics. Priced between Rs. 7995 to Rs.15, 995.

Raga Flora

titan raga flora

An exquisite new collection of watches from Titan Raga Flora is inspired by exotic flowers, the forms stylish and contemporary. The unmistakable flower forms take a new dimension with studded crystals. This Raga Flora collection is present in more than 11 styles and 56 different variants and represents the beauty, sensuality and femininity of today’s woman. Priced between Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 8,000.

nebula athenia

Titan Nebula Athenia Dorian (for men)

Inspired by the Greek stadium architecture of The Asklepios at Epidaurus, the Nebula Athenia Dorian is truly a collector’s item, which conjures up the iconic design and grandiose magnificence. The 18K Solid Gold watch comes with dazzling diamonds studded all around the Mother of Pearl dial, leaving a quarter of space to engrave the complete mesmerizing look of ancient Greek Stadiums magnificently in the watch. The specially designed Gold Crown carries the concentric circle form the dial appliqués. A Scratch resistant Sapphire crystal glass completes this watch and makes this masterpiece an invaluable heirloom. Price: Rs. 98,000.

Titan Nebula Athenia Grecia (for women)

nebula athenia grecia

Inspired by the magnificent Greek craftsmanship, the Nebula Athenia Grecia gold watch for women is a flawless creation and promises to enhance the goddess in you. Stunningly crafted in 18K Solid Gold, the Gold links have sparkling delicate diamonds studded in a paisley twirl making this a timepiece jewel in its own way. The exotic Mother of pearl dial continues to carry the same paisley twirl form adding an extra feminine charisma to this spectacular watch. Crafted with the tradition of precision and design brilliance this elegant timepiece just has what it takes to cast a spell. Watch or an exquisite piece of jewellery, you decide. Price Rs.1, 10,000

Titan watches available at all World of Titan showrooms at Mumbai’s  Colaba (65023928, 22882872, Khar (26461620), leading multi-brand outlets and department stores in India