For me, there is no better accessory than a watch. As a traditional watch wearer, an outfit no longer feels complete without one. But what's even better than a watch, is a well-crafted watch. Enter; Uniform Wares. A small team based in London dedicated and known for their considered and transparent approach to design. Each model is designed and developed in their Shoreditch atelier and then produced in Switzerland, home to some of the best watch manufacturers in the world, so you know these watches are going to be of high quality. The result is premium contemporary timepieces devoid of logos and excessive decoration.
The brand has come together with one of my favourite e-commerce stores, Farfetch to create an exclusive collection featuring three new suede colourways. Every detail in the collection has been carefully considered for the female wrist, from the thickness of the strap to the shape and profile of the lugs. You name it; they've thought about it.
The team very kindly invited me to their studio to explore the newest styles, learn more about Uniform Wares and (most excitingly) customise my own watch! Oh and to really top the experience off I was able to watch them put it together for me. The customisation process allows you to tailor the watch right down to the stitching and lining colours.
Visitors to the Atelier to can receive the same service, the small but cleverly designed space features a beautiful floor to ceiling pivoting timber door, and the glass front prototyping room gives a glimpse into the watch making process. (see more here) It's fascinating stuff; I was especially blown away to learn the prototyping room has to be vacuum sealed to remove any dust and moisture from the air when assembling.
Predictably I selected a black suede strap with a minimal satin gold stainless steel face. Seen here with a new favourite bag of the moment (which I fully anticipate becoming a classic) from Trademark and these incredible boots from Calvin Klein c/o Farfetch. A curveball from my usual style I know but they were stuck on my mind for over a year, so that's saying something.