Sixties Inspired with a Jolt of Color
The 1960s was one of the most influential decades ever and continues to be referenced in modern culture around the world, whether in film, music or fashion. This far-reaching influence is certainly felt in popular watchmaking, with styles and trends that hearken back to those years of defining social change. The Leaf by Haurex is a ‘60s-inspired, jazzed-up version of the classic, round, three-handed watch.
One defining look of a ‘60s-era watch is overall simplicity and the dial of the Leaf is characteristically uncluttered. The dial material is black enamel, upon which long, painted purple hour markers are applied. Purple also frames the date window at 3 o’clock. It’s this addition of a bright color that lets us know the watch is decidedly modern and feminine.
Little else appears on the dial other than the brand name HAUREX Italy, centered just below “12,” and the collection name Leaf centered above “6.” The hands are stainless steel and coated with luminous paint. Like many Haurex models, the words Italian Design are written in small type at the bottom of the dial in the traditional way, which reminds us of the watch’s origins.
The 37 mm stainless steel case is a relatively modest size by today’s standards, though this watch does have a slightly larger appearance because of the thinness of the surrounding bezel. A slightly curved mineral glass is affixed over top, which adds to the throwback appeal. The case is round with short, dressy lugs that curve gently for a comfortable fit, and the knurled crown is easy to grip when you need to change the time or date. The mere 7.5 mm thinness of the case adds to the overall comfort and makes the watch easy to wear, even when it has to slip under a long sleeve.
At 18 mm wide, the grained black-leather strap with tang-style buckle matches the design perfectly and counterbalances the playful color with a refined finish.
Haurex Ladies 6A363DNP LEAF Collection Pink Accents Black Dial Watch
List Price: $385
- Movement – Seiko VJ42
- Case – Stainless steel, diameter 37 mm, thickness 7.5 mm
- Caseback – Stainless steel pressure back
- Crown – Stainless steel pressure crown
- Dial – Black enamel, purple indices
- Band – Black leather strap, 18 mm
- Clasp – Stainless steel normal buckle
- Water Resistance – To 99 feet
- Warranty – 2-Year