Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Highly commended in the Classic Watch of the Year category was the Fossil Utility Heather.
While fine watchmaking and classic design go hand-in-hand, this has also been a year when fashion brands have stepped up with a fresh array of timepieces to wow consumers.
For Fossil, its Heather timepiece has made the cut as a highly commended Classic Watch of the Year with its combination of simple styling and wide commercial appeal.
Travel and vintage workwear are said to have inspired the Utility collection of which the Heather is part, and while it has an oversized case – said to be a spin on the trend for ladies wearing their boyfriends’ watch – it is secured with a slimline camel-coloured leather strap that adds a richness.
Paired with the gold-tone case and contrasting a silver dial this is a classic watch for a contemporary female consumer.