If you have been following along on my blog or Instagram for a while, you will know that I am a minimalist fan. From fashion to interiors I have discovered it is my go-to styling option and personal style. And that includes watches. A minimalist watch is one that is chic, sophisticated and adds to your outfit without detracting from it – matching other accessories perfectly. Paired back to the simple and clean designs they are fuss free and timeless. Pretty much all my watches are minimalistic and I have bought and received a few over the years. So I thought I would put a blog post together of some of the best minimalist watch brands out there. If you are looking for a present idea, a minimalist brand is one of those timeless and classic investments that make the perfect gifts.
IMCW, standing for individual, minimalist, creative and wares, is a premium brand who respond to fashion essential to make personalised watches custom to you or whoever you are purchasing a watch for. With a innimaltive philosophy they offer elements to minimalistic watches that perhaps the other brands I have looked at don’t. Combining essential elements with bespoke creations IMCW really champions the ‘I’m who I am’ mantra. I am actually lucky to get my hands on one of their limited edition time pieces where only 99 watches are available world wide made with the Swiss Quartz Movement. My watch is made from premium sapphire crystal watch glass meaning the quality is excellent. If you are really wanting to get a piece that is special for someone their limited editions are by far the best choice.
Matching my silver rings and necklace, this watch is really a statement adding to my outfits and accessories. I also have a quote engraved on the back which is personal to me at the point in time I customised the watch. Something so precious for a loved one could be getting a date engraved or names. But you don’t have to stick to silver, you can alter the colours of the watch dial, case, hands and straps offering the highest amount of variety and style. I have teamed my IMCW watch with a neutral cardigan that can be worn in the office, or dresses up with some heels for the evening.
You can find out more about IMCW and their story here and use the code ‘IMCWEMILYCS’ 10% off.
Inspired by founder Filip’s meeting on a trip with a British gentlemen, Daniel Wellington watches encompass minimal designs and interchangeable straps. Apart of the Japanese quartz movement, Daniel Wellington combine their design with mineral glass with either a Nato strap, Leather strap or Mesh strap. Daniel Wellington is a watch brand that I have seen plenty of over on social media with the company offering watches for every occasion. They pride themselves on versatility with watches being perfect for any occasion – so whether you or your gift receiver loves a meal or or a game or tennis Daniel Wellington watches cover all.
Similar to Daniel Wellington, Void watches are also apart of the Japanese quartz movement with their products. They have a range of minimal watches alongside designs that are bespoke to them such as their V01 MKII-CO/GY watch which has a rectangular shape, wooden features yet a digital display. Combining their analogue and digital pieces Void watches offer unique colour options which give class and sophistication to their minimal designs. They also offer limited edition pieces for the extra special detail.
Junghans watches scream sophistication with a masculine air to them. Awarded for their design capabilities, the German brand were founded in 1861 and soon become one of Germany’s biggest watch makers. Priding themselves on their craftsmanship they aim to achieve perfection in precision across all their pieces. However they do have a higher price tag if you are looking for a special gift.
Finally Nordgreen is a minimalist watch brand who offer a sophisticated danish design, making their watches using Japanese quartz. But what is inspiring about Nordgreen is their transparency in being mindful about challenges faced in society – even during the Black Friday time of year. Their most recent AW21 collection is based around the reboot of nature within this time period – their colours heavily reflecting that. With a more sustainable movement Nordgreen are both showing their responsibility whilst still offering the minimal watches we love.
From IMCW to Nordgreen, which brand would you buy from? Let me know what your favourite minimalist watch brand is in the comments.
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I am going to have to check these out for myself!
Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk