by Shawn Brewington
Add a truly distinguished touch to men’s dressing for festive holiday get-togethers all the way to New Year’s Eve countdown revelry with the singularly stylish look and unusual wood frames of The Garwood wristwatch. The elegant design with its distinct wood casing and color contrast faces make these the ideal complement to dashing suits or fashionable sweaters while being a distinct, head-turning or conversation-starting accessory. The Garwood features precision Japanese movement housed in meticulously handcrafted wood casings with natural grains and marbling and a satiny smooth finish. The hands depict the brand’s arrow logo, which reflects the name Garwood, a derivation of the combined Olde English word for spearhead, or a triangular piece of land, and wood.
Each piece in the collection was designed to evoke a specific inspiration while maintaining a versatility that allows them to be worn for a variety of occasions. The original “35 Black” is a tribute to a lucky spin on the roulette table. The “Angeleno” embodies a laid-back West Coast attitude. The “Great Dane” is reminiscent of the flag of Denmark. The “Sumo” contemplates the hallowed traditions of Japanese trials of strength. The “Kuta”, named after the resort town in Bali, suggests a balmy paradise. The “Domino” is Parisian sophistication with its high contrast black and white look.
Established in late 2013, The Garwood was by conceived by Michael Garwood and Morten Sorensen as a thoroughly modern iteration of classic timepieces in handcrafted wood and state-of-the-art inner mechanism. The unconventional use of wood for framing along with its elegant design make the wristwatches ideal for a wide range of men’s dressing from work and evenings-about-town to casual weekends and travel. Since its inception the collection has drawn a steadily growing following. While every watch adheres to the brand’s uniform high quality standards, the individual wood constructs allow distinct differences that make them practically one-of-a-kind and attractive collectibles. The entire Garwood collection is available for $159 each at retail online and specialty boutiques in the US, the UK, Scandinavia and the Middle East. www.thegarwood.com