Winter style – watches
Smartphones may mean you no longer need a watch to know the time – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still wear one. One look at these glorious timepieces and you’ll see why.
£160 | uk.nixon.com
It’s not just the minimalist styling that makes this digital watch a winner. It also features tide information for over 200 beaches around the globe, so you know exactly when to hit the surf.
£130 | stormwatches.com
The stainless steel Solar’s green LEDs ignite at the push of a button to reveal the time in old-fashioned “hands” style. Also waterproof to 50m.
Black Dice Guru
£40 | iwantoneofthose.com
Cheap does not mean nasty when it comes to the Guru, a sci-fi-inspired neon strip that tells the time uses a row of tiny white LEDs.
£87 | tokyoflash.com
Named for the way it reveals numbers from a labyrinth-like web of LCD blocks, the Maze comes in two tasteful flavours: brushed silver and black steel.
Casio G-Shock GB-6900AA
£160 | casioonline.co.uk
If it’s gadget-friendliness you seek, the new G-Shock’s ability to talk to an iPhone 4S or 5 via Bluetooth will put a smile on your face. When paired with your blower, the watch displays notifications.
Ventura V-Tec Alpha
£1125 | chronomaster.co.uk
Putting paid to the notion that digital watches are low rent, this gorgeous piece of Swiss-made steel uses a single, simple scroll wheel for almost all its functions.