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November 13th, 2013 – The master craftsmen over at Melbourne-based watch company AÃRK Collective, are heading into the holiday season with the introduction of their new 2013 Classic Premium Collection – a series of minimalistic and luxurious watches that follow AÃRK’s previous Classic Collection. The new range experiments with materials and finishing – leather, gold, silver and black – as a play on texture.
Each of the three models in the Classic Premium Collection have a brushed matte finish, a jet-black dial and accented gloss hands, all thoughtfully designed to achieve a graphic and not-too-flashy luxe result.
The Classic Premium Amber is made from a high grade 316L Stainless Steel, with a case that protects the timepiece’s precise Japanese Quartz Movement from water damage and the shock of hard knocks.
On top of custom-molded parts that are exclusive to AÃRK, this watch’s unique look comes courtesy of an independent second hand, while the pebbled Italian calfskin leather band makes it comfortable to wear. It’s the perfect unisex piece for everyday style.
The final piece in the collection is AÃRK’s Classic Premium Sterling watch, which is constructed of high grade 316L Stainless Steel and a pebbled Italian calfskin leather band.
Outside of the new collection, but still one of our favorites is the Iconic Graphite watch. A statement watch. Influenced by industrial and avionic instruments, it is raw, tough and precise. With solid form and proportions, it’s a utilitarian piece built for durability and aesthetic beauty; its endurance and strength are paramount.
At the core of the Iconic lies a 1:10 chronograph Japanese Quartz movement. Its dial is designed for both function and symmetry, with acid-etched details and a rotating bezel that can keep track of elapsed time. A 3mm Italian calfskin leather band complements the durability of the case, and softens with each wear for every day comfort. The 316L Aircraft-grade stainless steel has been PVD ion plated, which, combined with the 42mm diameter construction, ensures the Iconic will remain strong and intact.
Photography Courtesy of AÃRK Collective
Looking oddly disproportionate, Oriol Llahona’s Numero 1 watch is in interesting juxtaposition of a classic leather band and a hulking, modern steel rectangle. The white gold case features analog, while the steel features the digital design, both intriguing in their own right. Handcrafted and made-to-order the timepiece is a peculiar beast, an odd hybrid of past and present, classic and modern. It’s almost as if it can’t make up it’s mind.