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Minimalistic and affordable: When less is more

written by Hours and Minutes Australia August 2, 2017

Less is more… You’ve probably heard this time and again. Sometimes all you want to do is just stick to the basics and we get that. You don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune on a timepiece. Of course, a high-end timepiece has its own unique aura designed with the rarest of materials and technology, but that doesn’t mean affordable watches aren’t crafted with absolute attention to detail. A good classic will always be timeless. These watches don’t scream for attention but stay true to their goal of time telling in the simplest way possible. Perhaps this in itself makes a statement? Let’s take a look at some minimalistic pieces…

Frederique Constant Classics Index

The Frederique Constant Classics Index is a classical timepiece with a vintage touch. But, don’t be fooled by its apparent simplicity. Every timepiece within the Classics Collection has been engineered to the most exacting standards. Housed in its stainless steel case is a mechanical movement that is 100% Swiss. The watch is available in a variety of versions.


Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Tradition

What we have here is a more sober design and a compelling appearance that reflects the centuries-old tradition of craftsmanship. The restrained elegance is highlighted in particular by the slim case and simple beauty of the dial. Les Classiques Tradition is available in a stainless steel case with a choice of two different dial sizes; a 38 mm men’s version and a somewhat smaller one, of 28 mm, for ladies. The delicate hours, minutes and seconds hands is plated with rhodium or pink gold. The only additional feature is the date display at 6 o clock.


Raymond Weil Tango

This is a great choice for a night out without looking too gaudy or overbearing. Of course, for daily wear, they blend in seamlessly. The two tone bracelet is striking yet simple. The dial is punctuated with elegant roman numerals and a date display at 3 o clock. In terms of price and value, you simply can’t go wrong. Housed inside the 41mm stainless steel case is a quartz movement. The watch also carries the Raymond Weil logo on the crown.



These watches have their own allure. While we also love our ornate pieces, sometimes minimalism comes as a breath of fresh air, choosing to focus on what’s really important.

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