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timepieces

Swatch Launches Olympic Timepieces

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Four of the seven new olympic-inspired watches Swatch rolled out as part of the Rio Olympic Games Collection.

 

Swiss brand Swatch, known for its colourful and affordable timepieces, has launched a special collection in honour of the summer Olympic Games. Marked by the signature silicone band and plastic case, there are five watches in all, including a special POP edition; prices range from $70 to $145. —Linda Luong Luck

 

Hot Shopping: Channel James Bond with OMEGA’s Limited-Edition Seamaster Watch

James Bond Seamaster Planet Ocean watch. Photo courtesy OMEGA

Look as dapper as 007 himself by donning the limited-edition James Bond Seamaster Planet Ocean watch (pictured). With only 5,007 of these tickers available worldwide, you’ll want to hold your martini order and hurry to OMEGA so you can emulate Daniel Craig in the latest Bond installment, Skyfall, in theatres Nov. 9. Now all you need is an Aston Martin and a moonraker laser.—Kristina Urquhart

Hot Shopping: Fashionable Watches by May28th

Cross-stitched floral watch by May28th

There’s no time like the present to trade in your ol’ run-of-the-mill timepiece for something more youthful and electric, such as a watch by May28th. All about animals? Purchase a ticker with a cute bear, owl or deer on the face. Focused on fashion? Try one with a close-up image of denim, wool knit or rainbow threads. Cuckoo for crafts? A cross-stitched floral (pictured) should be right up your alley. Buy online at www.may28th.me to support this joint Malaysian and Canadian company.—Jennifer Patterson

Hot Shopping: Longines Celebrates 180 Years of Watchmaking

Longines Lépine 180th Anniversary Limited Edition pocket watch

After 180 years of anything, it’s time to celebrate. Swiss watchmaking giant Longines recently released a limited-edition collection of timepieces to mark its anniversary. The sleek Longines Lépine 180th Anniversary Limited Edition (pictured) yellow-gold pocket watch is a throwback to the first pocket dials produced by Longines in 1832 and satisfies young fashionistas and hip grandpas alike. Available soon at Rodeo Jewellers.—Kristina Urquhart

Hot Shopping: Tick Tock

Kidrobot for Swatch

The countdown’s finally over for the launch of the Kidrobot for Swatch line of timepieces. The always-cool Gent watch comes decorated with designs by eight different Kidrobot–partnered artists (MAD’s Shout Out; pictured), leaving fans chomping at the bit for a piece of this arty arm candy and the collectable vinyl Dunny toy that comes with it. Time’s a tickin’ so head to The Bay or Swatch before it’s too late.—Jennifer Patterson

Hot Shopping: Top-Notch Timekeeper

Versace watch from the Destiny Collection

On the hunt for a stunning piece of arm candy? Look no further than Versace’s new rainbow-coloured watch line, the Destiny Collection. Leave it to this Italian fashion house to take a Swiss-made timepiece, fill it with gems such as sapphires and emeralds, and adorn the face with mother-of-pearl and diamonds—telling time has never looked so sexy. Available at La Swiss .—Jennifer Patterson

Hot Shopping: Time Out

New Gent watch by Swatch

Despite its masculine moniker, the New Gent watch by Swiss retailer Swatch can be worn by both men and women. You won’t have an excuse to be late again: this large-faced timepiece is available in 10 colours that will match any outfit, from the demure to the flashy. Available at Swatch The Store.—Kristina Urquhart

Hot Shopping: Lemon Zest

Spring’s hot hue is fresh and vibrant—perfect for brightening up a dreary March day. Enliven your seasonal attire with one of these pick-me-ups.

>> Leather bomber, $249, Danier.

>> Adidas Original watch from CANDY Splice collection, $70, Adidas.

>> Women’s Gambetta Mid sneakers, $95, Lacoste.