A number of years in the making and with a particularly high level of attention paid to detail, a small design studio from Canada have just launched their first wristwatch range on Kickstarter. Forest Time Co. is a Montreal-based brand whose commitment to creating products constructed from quality materials is inspiring. The North watch is the result of their tireless efforts into researching and developing a truly simple, minimalist and well-made product.
Created for those whose lives blur the line between adventurer and city-dweller, the North watch is made to stand the test of time. Bucking fashion trends in favour of individuality, the carefully crafted pieces feature very little embellishments. With a 36mm diameter, the watch face doesn’t overwhelm when worn, allowing it to remain a subtle and versatile accessory. Genuine leather is used to construct the wristbands, which come in three classic colour choices; black, tan or brown. The durable plated case of the watches also comes with a choice of either stainless steel or copper. Our pick of the various combinations available is the brown leather strap iteration with a copper case and green dial. Unique, premium and with a very earthy look, it makes for quite an individual piece.
The minimal aesthetic of the watch makes it a good choice for daily wear. The tan band, white dial and stainless steel case design especially would look great with casual outfits. The black band, white dial and copper case would look equally as nice in smart-casual situations.
The North watch by Forest Time Co. utilises Japanese Miyota movement, which can be found in the designs of some of the big names in the watch industry. Miyota movements are reliable, highly accurate and durable. Better yet, they’re affordable, meaning the price of the end product remains reasonable and accessible. Early bird prices of the watch on Kickstarter start from US$75, a veritable bargain for the quality on offer.
Check out the North watch by Forest Time Co. on Kickstarter.