Watch Of The Week | The Triwa Ocean Nevil
Gents, if you haven’t heard of Triwa, you’ve been missing out on the watch industry’s latest rule breaker. Typically, we expect most luxury watch brands to be manufactured in Switzerland. This is not the case with TRIWA. This Swedish company hails out of Stockholm, fusing a local sense of art and design not uncommon to the Swedish community. Take a look at the tunnelbana (their almost Alice In Wonderland-like metro system), the Nobel Museum, and any number of pop-up boutiques hosting the latest innovations in fashion, design, and tech.
TRIWA is no different, marrying traditional design sense with fashion-forward chic. It’s latest addition to the Fall lookbook is its Ocean Nevil watch. Daringly unisex, it still speaks more manly than androgynous. Its got a robust stainless steel bezel with a rusty auburn color scheme. Lightweight and average sized at about 45 mm, it is the kind of watch you can sport with your shirt sleeves rolled up when you’re uncorking a bottle of wine or cuff links sparkling on your button-down and suit.
There is no bling on this watch. No gold-plated wrist bands either. This one is simple, understated, and durable. It’s the watch you wear with everything. You have three dial faces, the primary one with an orange second hand and a secondary dial showing seconds. It’s fascinatingly sweet how the Swedes have come in discretely with this one right under our noses. But it won’t be hush-hush for long. And as for the basic bells and whistles, the Ocean Nevil is water resistant up to 10 ATM, comes in a stainless steel case, and runs for $295 USD.