Watches inspired by aviation or scuba diving have their place, but they're not made for the everyday work environment, where you need a timepiece that's coffee proof and keeps ticking 2,000 conference calls below sea level.
Introducing Clomm, a debut line of simple yet elegant wristwatches designed for the workaday world.
From a Hong Kong'er by way of Britain, these hefty, slightly oversized watches combine precise swiss movement with faces made from, ahem, "timeless", non-traditional materials, e.g., rosewood, oak, and cork.
The word Clomm is a 12th-century Anglo-Saxon word for "firmness", and so each watch case is made from aerospace-grade, water-resistant stainless steel.
That steel gives each Clomm a reassuring heft — in the office you'll be carrying on your wrist a full quarter pound, or as they say in Hong Kong, a royale with geez.