We’ve got our hands on the Michael Kors Slim Runway watch. Created in an unusual Sable colourway, we’re expecting it to fly off the shelves this season…
There’s always an air of confidence to Michael Kors. It knows it’s the best-selling fashion watch brand on the High Street, it knows it’s on every wrist from Inverness to Land’s End, and it knows it can consistently bring out new watches that people want to buy. It’s unsurprising then that the brand was runner-up only to luxury behemoth Rolex in the Eve’s Watch Awards Popular Choice vote.
Despite this, there’s also an ‘old faithful’ feel to the brand, whether it’s pairing its glitz-free designs with jeans and a t-shirt, or throwing on a boyfriend-sized chunk of rose gold. They’re reliably good looking watches at a price that makes you feel more giddy than guilty. They’re the ideal birthday present, Christmas present, or club-together-with-your-mates present. Quite simply, they’re everywhere.
Having experimented with masculine styles in yellow and rose gold hues, coloured dial designs, shimmering pearlised finishes and more bling than your average nightclub crowd, we think we’ve found the best the brand has to offer – the Michael Kors Slim Runway (featured below).
Comes into its own on the wrist
This achingly street-ready watch is svelte enough to slip under coat sleeves without banishing the chunky ‘boyfriend’ aesthetic that Michael Kors is known for. The latest incarnation of the Slim Runway for AW16 features an unusual ‘Sable’ colourway – a sort of cross between pewter, mauve and chocolate brown. This unusual shade is expert at drawing out the final hints of a holiday tan, with none of the heavy black of leather straps or white shine of plain stainless steel. Better on than off, it needs to be worn to really appreciate its subtle tones against the skin, which is where it comes into its own.
The watch itself has a statement 42mm polished case, paired with a brushed sunray dial and rose gold-tone hour markers and hands. This is complemented by a polished and brushed-finish bracelet strap that, despite its heft, sits comfortably on the wrist.
Overall the aesthetic toes the line between sophisticated and sporty. It’s a watch that will work with your 90s bomber jackets and jeans, as well as your Lululemon Athletica gym gear. It may be an unusual update to the mono-colour watch trend, but it’s certainly one we’re embracing.
Michael Kors Slim Runway Sable, RRP £185, available from Watch Station International concessions at House of Fraser stores.