Have you ever considered what your watch says about you? Do you simply use it to decide whether or not you have time to stop for a coffee before your meeting or do you use it to make a statement? Increasingly, people are turning to watches as a luxury accessory that says as much as your choice of clothing might. Which is exactly why I visited HOUR PASSION boutique in New York City to try some watches on for size.
The HOUR PASSION location covers 2,500 square feet of prime real estate on 34th Street (112 West 34th Street - Just west of the Broadway Junction of Herald Square) in New York City while housing the following brands: Longines, Rado, Tissot, Balmain, Certina, Mido, Hamliton, Calvin Klein Watch and Jewelry, Swatch and Flick-Flak.
The design of the stores allows for discovery while combining the modern simplicity - bringing in elements sourced from around the world the cut stone, elegant wooden floors, against a glass and high polished backdrop creates an environment of tranquility against the hectic streets. There is also an upper level to the location, which allows customers to views exhibits, like the most recent Tissot's history of Ladies' timepieces.
A watch is arguably the single most important accessory you wear. The watch stands for a whole lot of things. It represents the person's, character, personality, taste and style.
What Do You Want To Say?
From deciding on the type of band that best suits your needs to the color of the face to whether or not you want to include precious stones, the thought that goes into your fine watch selection should be just as important as the thought that goes into any other part of your wardrobe.
Factors to Consider
If you have a fun, laid back personality, you probably want a luxury watch that is less formal. A bold personality might indicate that you need a unique, cutting-edge watch that will display your confidence well. Think about who you are, and let your watch help you make that statement.
Think about your standard dress. If it’s the suit and tie crowd, you certainly need something with a precious stone or certainly something more proper than a sports band. If, on the other hand, you run a diving shop in the islands, you’ll need something sporty and water-resistant.
You must have a watch that is on par with your day to day needs. As a result, if your watch wearing needs vary from formal to casual, more than one luxury watch is advisable.
Tissot has so many options and it’s hard to choose just one. But if I had to, it would be Tissot’s Heritage timepiece ‘Navigator Limited Edition Automatic COSC with 18k Gold Case.’ When I saw this sharp looking piece it was love at first sight. This piece has that vintage class as well as a modern feel. The time differences will allow the wearer to see time zones from different parts of the world. Once the watch is set to a certain country, its time zone will be indicated by the numbers on the bezel. The time for the other 23 countries will be indicated by the numbers on the minute track in front of their Capital. Perfect for both world travelers and aspiring world travelers alike!