Paul Smith has taken a retrospective approach and tapped into interesting hidden details for his new Japanese men’s timepieces. The recently released Swiss-made Masterpiece and Cambridge are heavy on classic charm and details, yet still manage to balance aged beauty with unique contemporary touches. Perhaps the most noticeable updates are the playful colors and the combination of leather straps with metal clasps.
Drawing inspiration from the famed town of the same name, the Cambridge is a three-needle model with a face that was partially inspired by military watches. Along with great design, expect a four-year battery life and water-resistant fabrication from this watch. Similarly, the automatic Masterpiece draws on heritage, taking its design cues from an antique thermometer found at a vintage market. Those interested in the inner workings of horological wonders can take a glimpse at the watch's interior through the skeleton case back. Shop them both at Paul Smith Japan.