With its exaggerated styling, the new Saint Honore Euphoria Quartz (Ref. 721108 6AYDR) may scare away a lot of women looking for a subtle, inconspicuous timekeeper. However, if you are not afraid of getting your fair share of the limelight, this eclectic but beautiful accessory may be a nice choice.
The Saint Honore Worldcode GMT (ref. 868507 76NIR) makes an impression of a well-designed watch with every bit of its surface carefully thought over by real professionals. Its shape is traditional, but not generic. Its textures are brutal, but not crude. It is functional, but won’t overwhelm you with unnecessary features. Its only drawback is the movement that powers it, but lots of people won’t even notice it.
Saint Honore -a French fashion brand that also deals in all sorts of luxury accessories including leather wallets, pens, and even cuff-links- is getting quite serious about its watchmaking (or rather “watch-selling”) business. While the models that were introduced last year looked attractive and well-designed (especially if you compare them to the Saint Honore Haute Couture Haussman that the company has introduced back in late 2010: as luxurious as it was, it also left much to be desired in the good taste department), this new Saint Honore Euphoria One Carat (ref. 721048 1YDIN) model is plain gorgeous.
Presented in a two-tone body (the choice of colors that is especially popular among buyers on a tight budget, but with expensive tastes) and sporting a reliable Swiss-made movement, the Saint Honore Carrousel Moon Phase delivers three most useful “complications” without all the hassle that accompanies them when it comes to a timekeeper powered by either an automatic or a hand-wound caliber.
Saint Honore Paris, a French company that has a number of great models in its portfolio, but is still inconsistent when it comes to design, has finally found a contractor capable of making fine ceramic components for their fashion watches. Unlike Hermes, another French fashion house that has enough resources to get the best industrial designers and the best mechanical movements for their timekeepers, SHP is forced to move by smaller increments towards their goal of becoming a great name in the industry. Still, they do make the progress and, around a month ago, the company has expanded its Opera line with a ceramic wristwatch designed for ladies, and now they introduce a sporty Saint Honore Worldcode Chronograph in Black Ceramic (ref. 890128 71CIN).
Available both in glossy stainless steel (ref. 886020 1NRFN) and in dressier rose gold PVD (ref. 886020 8ARF) versions, any member of this new Saint Honore Trocadero Chronograph collection could be a timepiece of choice for a person searching for a classic-styled “Swiss made” chronograph on a (very) tight budget. And never mind the purists: after all, you are buying a watch for yourself, not for a bunch of snobs who believe that anything below an Omega or a Rolex is not even worth considering.
Inspired by their 2011 Coloseo Flower model, the Saint-Honore Trocadero Lady «Magic Flower» takes the idea on a completely new level by offering a degree of refinement that I never expected from the Swiss-based brand. I can only admire this beautiful timekeeper: even despite the fact that it is powered by an anonymous Swiss quartz movement (like many other “fashion-oriented” watchmaking brands, Saint-Honore doesn’t bother about specifying names of the calibers that they use,) this new wristwatch doesn’t look like yet another fashion accessory that will be forgotten by next Christmas.
The French fashion brand Saint-Honore has finally expanded its affordable Worldcode family with a quartz-powered diver. Although the new Saint-Honore Worldcode Diving Quartz (ref. 861202 71DBN) model sports all the necessary attributes of a diver and features different finish to its highly legible dial, the family DNA is still here, which is good.
Claimed to be inspired by the famous district in the center of Paris near the Eiffel Tower, the new Saint Honore Trocadero Automatic Open Dial (ref. 880020 1NRN) is a nicely decorated, yet somewhat understated timekeeper that, while being powered by a completely unimpressive, mass-produced movement and featuring limited functionality, still brings you an interesting, even pleasant to look at design of its open-worked dial.
The French fashion house Saint Honore has recently updated its line of mechanical timepieces with a massive, but energetic Saint Honore Haussman Forty7-24 Le Mans automatic chronograph. If you are familiar with the marque, you must have already got the idea that the new watch belongs to their Haussman collection that offers timekeepers both for gentlemen and their ladies.