WOTY 2014: Michael Kors Skylar

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Highly Commended. Trendsetting Watches of the Year 2014.

Trying to pin down the phenomenal success of Michael Kors’ fashion watches over the last couple of years into a neat, all-encompassing sentence is next to impossible, but the truth is the brand is wrist-represented by some very well-designed watches.

This Skylar uses a central lug to attach bracelet to watch head creating an Art Deco look that’s backed up with some phenomenal attention to detail for a watch at this price.

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The bezel of the gold-plated stainless steel case is set with baguette-cut crystals while a quartz movement powers hours and minutes as well as a small seconds dial, etched out in concentric circles, at the 6 o’clock position. Beyond the central sunburst section of the rich green dial are hour markers represented by polished golden Roman numerals and an intuitive minute track with numerals at five minute intervals.

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