Minimalist modern timepieces have been in vogue ever since the introduction of the Movado Museum wristwatch in 1947. With a slim, slender polished yellow gold case presented on the black leather strap and a black dial with just two polished gold-tone sword hands along with the signature gold tone cabochon dot at the 12 o’clock hour, the Museum watch set the trend ultra-sleek, minimalist design timepieces for generations to come.
Popular watchmakers Rado and Skagen have both followed Movado’s lead with their own interpretation of minimalist modern timepieces for men and women. In the 1960’s, Rado introduced the DiaStar wristwatch featuring a modern, rounded square contoured case on a sleek horizontal multi-link bracelet. The modern contours of the DiaStar was heralded at the time as was its scratch-resistant case and bracelet material featuring a blend of sapphire crystal and hard metal.
Rado later perfected the materials of their timepieces and was the first watchmaker to feature a high-tech ceramic timepiece in 1986 with the introduction of the Integral Watch in 1986. The brand has remained innovative in their use of state-of-the art materials such as tungsten carbide and titanium carbide, as well as pace-setting high-tech designs.
Since their debut in 1995, Skagen Watches have been renowned for their lightweight and comfortable Danish styling featuring ultra-slim, streamlined contemporary cases and lightweight mesh bracelets. Two decades later, the brand remains highly popular and sought-after for minimalist modern styles.
Both Rado and Skagen are highlighted this week at WorldofWatches.com with our Minimalist Time event. Over 32 popular styles are included in the promotion, featuring the ultra-sleek attributes and characteristic the two watchmakers are popular for.
The Rado Integral women’s watch and Integral Jubilė men’s watch are both excellent choices featured in the event. Ultra-chic and modern, the Rado Integral women’s timepiece features the slim and slender rectangular-shaped case in gold-tone stainless steel and black ceramic. The matching horizontal link bracelet in gold-tone stainless steel features lustrous black ceramic center links. The striking black dial shines with four inlaid diamond hour markers at the quarter hour markers and gold-tone sword hands. This Swiss-made women’s watch is 18mm wide and 6mm thick.
The Rado Integral Jubilė men’s watch features a rectangular-shaped case and matching horizontal link bracelet in a lustrous, mirror bright DiaStar finish featuring a blend sapphire crystal and stainless steel. The handsome black dial shines with six diamond hour markers, silver-tone hands and an automatic date calendar. Swiss-made men’s watch is 31mm wide and 8mm thick. Both Rado watches have quality quartz movements inside for time-keeping accuracy and are water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.
With Mother’s Day less than two weeks away, several Skagen women’s watches are excellent and affordable choices for Mom. The Skagen Steel watch for women captures the sleek streamlined contours the brand’s early designs with a rectangular shaped case in polished stainless steel presented on the signature stainless steel mesh bracelet.
Shimmering inlaid crystals adorn the exterior sides of the contoured, polished bezel in stainless steel. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with silver-tone hands and four inlaid crystal hour markers. Ladies’ bracelet watch is 19mm wide and 6mm thick.
The Skagen Steel women’s timepiece is an exceptional strap watch selection. The graceful 24mm wide, 7mm thick rectangular-shaped case in polished steel is presented on the reptile-textured green leather strap.
The lustrous Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with silver-tone hands, Arabic numeral half-hour markers and inlaid crystal makers. Both Skagen women’s watches feature quality quartz movement and are water-resistant to 30 meters.