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Michael Kors Ceramic, Silicone, Horn Men's, Women's Watches Review
Michael Kors Ceramic
One of the main reasons for the surprising popularity of watches from Michael Kors – a fashion house whose primary focus are shoes, handbags, and accessories – became the use of high-tech contemporary materials.
Most brands seek to achieve recognition in the fiercely competitive and saturated watch industry by deploying precious metals: gold (white, yellow, rose), platinum, and recently palladium; Oakley made some interesting steps by incorporating the semi-precious copper in their timepieces.
Michael Kors have taken a different approach. Perhaps realizing that few new things can be created in horological design with gold, they opted to experiment with synthetic materials, particularly the ultra-durable ceramics (where strides are being made by Rado and Chanel, the latter company using ceramics in jewelry), and the supple and flexible silicone and horn-like acrylics.
This unique, ultra-hard, light, unbreakable, and temperature resistant (the bracelets remain at stable temperature during cold weather, preventing the uncomfortable “cold grip” sensation that stainless steel leaves) material has already became a modern classic in watchmaking.
Blazing white or coal, glossy black, ceramic watches make an impression that is at once powerful and subtle. Available in casual and dressy – the bezel featuring a set or two of crystals – variations. Combines with stainless steel detail.
Michael Kors silicone watches introduce the element of color into the selection: bright pink, blue, orange, and green timers, reminiscent of Baby G-Shock, can function not only as time measuring instruments, but as fun wrist jewelry with a functional streak.
Chronographs pieces with a rotating bezel provide a more sports oriented alternative; stainless steel acts as a stabilizing material in the several casual and dressy variations.
Arguably the most interesting offerings, watches with horn textured acrylic bracelets and bezels demonstrate a strong earthy flavor (harking back to Michael Kors classic aesthetic property); the designer often complements the chunky horn bricks with mother-of-pearl dials and gold-tone cases. The square bangle timepiece with unique lugs and case (also available in tortoise) fills the dressy category in this department.