FASHION & STYLE | 02/02/2016 | TAJINDER HAYER
We all know that a watch is a must have accessory for men. Often, we have found ourselves to be bogged down by brands, price and bling, forgetting that the basic function of a watch is to tell the time. The new collection from Kartel is a seamless merge of fashion and function.
The dramatic landscape of beautiful Scotland and in particular its industrial heritage were key sources that informed the brands approach to watchmaking. With every watch, the aim is to produce a piece that is both modern and classic. Colours and fabrics used throughout have been inspired by the dramatic and lush landscape of Scotland. As well as being a key source of inspiration, all Kartel watches are designed in Scotland, through a meticulous design process.
With any timepiece that you consider, the cost is always going to be an important consideration. Kartel have produced a collection that is not only well designed and functioned, but it is also affordable. The brand owns its production facilities which means that the costs that are normally associated with a third party factory can be bypassed and the saving can be passed on to you, the consumer.
Faces are simple and clean (which we like) and straps come in a big variety that includes mesh, Harris Tweed, leather and canvas. Here’s a closer look at some of the current pieces that caught our eye: