Style moves with the times

Life & Style Weekend - - CLOSET - FASH­ION with Natalie Tink Visit Natalie Tink at the Miss Mono­gram show­room at 7/16 In­no­va­tion Park­way, Birtinya or shop on­line at www.miss­mono­gram.com.au.

WATCHES, they have been a sta­ple piece of our ev­ery­day style since the start of time – par­don the pun!

Since the watch was in­vented by Peter Hen­lein in 1485, we have seen many faces of the ev­ery­day watch (again these puns just keep on com­ing).

The style of the watch has changed with each and ev­ery era, from the fa­mous pocket watch in the 1400s to the pop­u­lar wrist watch in the early 1900s. Dig­i­tal watches were re­leased in 1972 and it was good­bye clock face and hello dig­i­tal.

As we reached the 21st cen­tury peo­ple favoured the time­less style (I know, sorry an­other pun) of the tra­di­tional clock face.

The watch, just like our clothes, has fol­lowed all the trends, with pe­tite watch faces in the 1950s and 1960s to big bold and flashy in the 1980s. I can vividly re­mem­ber as a child of the ‘80s, beg­ging and plead­ing to Santa for a neon flik flak watch.

Fast for­ward to 2017 and I am wear­ing a stun­ning watch from John Tay­lor, an in­no­va­tive busi­ness who have cap­tured a tra­di­tional style with flair. The Noosa is a clas­sic de­sign, fin­ished with a stun­ning rose gold face and a blush pink Ital­ian leather strap. It’s sim­ple but pol­ished and a piece that works for ev­ery­day and em­bod­ies a fem­i­nine feel with­out need­ing to go over the top with flashy em­bel­lish­ments that sadly over time only cheapen the watch.

The Noosa de­sign is just one of the beau­ti­ful de­signs John Tay­lor has on of­fer and with prices start­ing at $159 the price point is af­ford­able for some­one want­ing last­ing lux­ury with­out the hefty price tag.

Re­cently I had the plea­sure of talking to the own­ers Anoushka and Dan and dis­cov­ered the heart-warm­ing story be­hind the start of their busi­ness. John Tay­lor be­gan when their six-month-old daugh­ter Is­abella was di­ag­nosed with a rare form of eye cancer. Left with no op­tions other than to fly over­seas to Los An­ge­les to re­ceive spe­cial treat­ment cost­ing a whop­ping $40,000. With no where to turn and not want­ing to ask for a hand out they joined to­gether and cre­ated John Tay­lor watches. Is­abella has now com­pleted her treat­ment in the US and Dan and Anoushka hope to con­tinue help­ing other char­i­ties and fam­i­lies who find them­selves in a sim­i­lar po­si­tion.

Af­ter hear­ing this feel good story be­hind the in­cep­tion of John Tay­lor Watches, I have to say I love my Noosa watch even more.

Check out John Tay­lor Watches on­line now www.john­tay­lor­watches.com.au.

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

The Noosa, from John Tay­lor Watches, is a stun­ning ac­ces­sory. Watches have been a vi­tal ac­ces­sory for cen­turies, but the style has con­stantly evolved, from small and del­i­cate to big and bold.

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

The Noosa from John Tay­lor Watches.

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