5 Classy Wooden Watches
Keep track of time on the road with a stylish wood-hued watches that incorporates natural materials with modern designs.
Driven by an awareness of the environment and a passion for eye-catching style, gents are increasingly turning to mother nature for inspiration when it comes to wrist candy, and boutique brands are responding, with timepieces that are sophisticated, long-lasting, and natural. Whether you’re a die-hard greenie, looking for something that adds a buzz to your style or are simply looking for a more comfortable option on your skin than metal or leather, these wooden watches are bound to impress.
Made with one of the world’s hardest timbers, African blackwood, the WeWood Jupiter Black Gold has a dark-hued rectangular case comprising two dials – one hour dial and one smaller dial allowing for alternative time zone setting – and is protected by a hardened, scratch-proof mineral glass. Complete with an adjustable bracelet, this savvy timepiece is available in nine colours. US$135.
Water is no longer a wood watch’s mortal enemy. The handcrafted Uwood UWH001 Black Brown Natural Wood Watch, with a layout similar to its metal brethren, is resistant to water splashes or droplets. With its bracelet links and case made from natural sandalwood, all from the same tree, this sophisticated timepiece is also super lightweight at just 45g, ensuring comfort and style. US$56.
A complication incorporating classic style and high-quality materials, Hikaro features a wooden dial in a stainless steel-accented case that gives an industrial feel with a modern, organic interpretation. Standing out thanks to an elegant leather strap, this handcrafted piece is a combination of uniqueness and versatility. US$149.
Created in collaboration with renowned Danish designer Bo Bonfils, Vejrhøj Nautic 55° North is crafted from natural walnut and ebony, and is laced with rose gold-hued stainless steel. Boasting a navigation tool-inspired dial design, this Nordic number comes complete with a leather strap that runs through the case. Protected by highly scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass, the timepiece is also water resistant up to 30 metres. US$399.
Featuring a minimalist design for a casual style, NOVA is made for everyday wear with high quality soft genuine leather that ages beautifully with time. Made with real bamboo wood, the watch case and dial, which tells time with numerals and linear indexes, are as durable as its timeless design. Engraving service is available if you like your piece more personalised. US$116.