We’ve all got a mate who reckons he can spit rhymes like Eminem, but actually sounds like a privately educated Kerser. Unfortunately, despite making a hobby out of recording their voices, these blokes can’t actually hear themselves, meaning it’s unlikely the record deal cash is rolling in yet. If you’ve got a mate who needs to fake it till they make it, these iced out Timex watches covered in Swarovski crystals are perfect.
In a collaboration with accessories designer Judith Leiber, Timex has dropped two new watches encrusted with more than 900 individual stones. Using the Timex T80 digital watch and the Timex Q as canvases for the affordably gem-set project, each watch is limited to just 200 pieces.
First looking at the Timex T80, and the entire case and bracelet is constructed from stainless steel with a gold-tone coating. Maintaining the same dimensions as the standard T80, this collaboration piece still features the stopwatch and alarm functions, as well as Timex’ classic INDIGLO backlight.
Arriving at the Timex Q, and the silvery sheen of the stainless steel case and bracelet is maintained, with no gold-tone coating used here. Featuring a case that measures 38mm in diameter, the 1970s inspired design is entirely set with Swarovski crystals, just like its digital sibling.
With the unrelenting rise of hip hop culture over the last decade, entirely gem-set watches are becoming more and more popular. With jewellers like Ben Baller encrusting G-Shock watches for Kid Cudi, and the fully diamond and sapphire set “rainbow” Rolex Daytona entering the watch collecting consciousness thanks to John Mayer, this Timex collaboration is an affordable take on a colourful craze.
While your mate might swear he’s better than the Logic, he probably can’t afford the $187,400 for a new rainbow Daytona yet (or the $700,000+ for a pre-owned one). So while he waits for the Warner Music Group contract to pop through the letterbox, an iced out Timex might have to do. The Timex T80 is $1,805, while the Timex Q has an RRP of $2,166.