The best watches are a perfect blend of form and function, combining cutting-edge performance with innovative style.
As well as keeping you punctual, a great watch is an indispensable accessory you can rock with any look. Each year, watch fashions evolve, bringing a diverse new selection of styles to the market. With an ever growing industry, there have been a number of Australian watch brands coming to market. We examine the Aussie brands that you must know for 2016.
DeMontbrayPilton Classic Silver With Brown Leather
Anglo-Australian company DeMontbrayPilton hails from Brisbane, and focuses on remarkable style as well as immense quality. This is evident in their Classic Silver with Brown Leather watch, a stunning design with a stainless steel finish and comfortable leather band.
With an eye-catching white face, the Classic Silver is an elegant, stylish, versatile timepiece you can wear with any outfit. The markings and digits are bold without being gaudy. A terrific purchase for the modern guy.
Bausele Chrono S Collection
Bausele, short for Beyond Australian Elements, was founded by Entrepreneur Christophe Hoppe as he sought to develop an Australian brand with a unique heritage and DNA. Australian inspiration is combined with Swiss craftsmanship to create a premium watch brand.
The Chrono S collection has been designed to combine head turning good looks with cutting-edge construction evoking strong tones of strength and determination. As durable as it is desirable, the Chrono S collection is constructed using sapphire crystal and stainless steel to see you through any challenge life throws at you.
Melbourne Watch Company Carlton Black
The Melbourne Watch Company's goal is simple - to create premium grade watches that are accessible to both watch enthusiasts and casual collectors. The entire range of watches are constructed of quality materials such as surgical grade 316L stainless steel, scratch resistant sapphire crystal and precision Japanese movements.
The Carlton range combines classic 1960s styling with a modern mecha-quartz hybrid movement. The Seiko VK64 movement combines the 'grab and go' convenience of quartz timekeeping with the feel of a mechanical chronograph.
AARK Collective Classic Premium
AARK Collective's stunning Classic Premium watch is a thing of true beauty. Boasting an astounding minimalistic design, the Classic Premium's bold white-and-black colour scheme makes this a statement piece for every wrist.
The Classic Premium is as impressive in its performance as it is in its design, with Japanese Quartz Movement (celebrated for its accuracy) to keep you on time, every time. This brand is known for its dedication to unique styling, low-key boldness, and a brave lack of branding on their products.
If it's your first AARK Collective watch, the Classic Premium is an unbeatable introduction.
Christian Paul the Strand Marble
Sydney born designer, Timothy Caruana, brings all Sydney has to offer to his watch designs. Inspired by culture, colour and landscape from the beautiful coastal beaches to the historic rocks in the Harbour, all elements of Sydney can be seen in Mr. Caruana’s designs.
Drawing inspiration from both traditional and contemporary watch design, the Strand Marlbe has been created with versatility and a sophisticated kind of simplicity in mind. Pair it with casual style or add it to a formal outfit for an extra special touch. This piece will take you from day to night with ease and class.
The Horse Original
The Horse is owned and operated by husband and wife duo Scott and Amy Hawkes in their small studio in Sydney, Australia. The designers have created and curated collection of lifestyle goods - classic, go-to pieces designed to be agelessly refined.
The Horse Original is constructed with a brushed silver stainless steel case, white face with minimalist white markers and a premium navy leather band that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
No matter what your budget, 2016's watches have a model for every man – be comfortable, be dapper, and be on time!