WatchPro recently announced its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Now we are showcasing a watch a day that made the cut in 2012, continuing with our highly commended timepieces from the Fashion Watch of the Year category, with today focused on a pretty ladies’ fashion watch from the Godmother of Punk, Vivienne Westwood.
Highly Commended Fashion Watch of the Year – Vivienne Westwood Orb VV006RSSL
As a brand synonymous with a punk rock, do-it-your-way aesthetic, Vivienne Westwood’s watch collection has been a hit in the UK and this model from the Orb collection has become a standout.
The brand’s distributor says the results speak for themselves — this 30mm ladies watch is the number one selling timepiece in the Vivienne Westwood repertoire — and it’s clear to see why.
With a playful charm, and combination of polished steel and rose gold PVD, it might be at odds with the typical notion of tartan and safety pins normally associated with Dame Westwood, but it has a wider commercial appeal that consumers and retailers equally adore.