La Mer was established in 2001 when Martine rummaged through her jewelry drawer and could not find a simple, stylish and feminine watch to wear. Combining her passion for design, love of quality materials and simple beauty, La Mer Collections was born. Inspiration is drawn from her journeys: South Africa’s colorful markets, Bali’s lush flowers, Italy’s gorgeous leathers and Thailand’s clear blue ocean. Each season La Mer’s color palette is chosen from these bright and colorful experiences. La Mer Collections’ focus is on classic watch faces designed exclusively by Martine Ilana, paired with beautiful leather straps.
“A watch is a private piece of art. Not only does it embody the skill of the artisan who created it, but it is an expression of the owner’s style. In this day and age, with all the technology surrounding us, all we truly need on our wrist is a watch that tells time. Often less is more when it comes to a timepiece’s design and wearing a watch allows you to appreciate esthetic qualities as well as function and technical reliability.”
“I have a tactile relationship with my watches and I appreciate the elegant faces and quality leather straps. Timepieces set the rhythm of my life, but they remain above all, pieces of jewelry with which I develop a genuine connection. I wear a watch because it is an object that conveys some of my most precious values; the connection between art and technology.” - Martine Ilana
Two driving forces that are part of La Mer Collections Story is the
These are the 6 Watches that La Mer Collections specifically selected for me to feature and share with you all. The designs are really hip and modern, and the watches are wonderfully crafted so they will also be functional and dependable for you. There is a design here that will fit whatever lifestyle you live and style that you enjoy wearing. Whether your personal sense of style is classic, sporty, trendy or glamorous there is a watch here for YOU!
Emerald - Gold Tourista Charm Chain Wrap Watch: "Extra-long soft leather strap topped with a double stainless steel chain and travel charms. Wipe clean. 24" long and 5" wide strap, Silver Square Watch Case, .875" wide Watch case, Seiko watch movement, buckle closure. Nickel Free. Due to the handcrafted nature of this product, each watch may vary slightly.
Made in the USA." ($110.00)
Bronze Triple Wrap Watch: Extra-long bronze soft leather strap. Wipe clean. 24" long and 5" wide strap, Silver square watch case, .875" wide watch case, Seiko watch movement, buckle closure. Nickel Free. Due to the handcrafted nature of this product, each watch may vary slightly.
Made in the USA. ($84.00)
Carpe Diem Gold/White Dial Clear Linked Watch: Engraved on the back of each watch are the words 'Carpe Diem' which means 'Seize the Day'; Live your day to its fullest, take advantage of your time, and energy and give back what you are able to your community. With each of these watches you will be directly donating 30% of the proceeds going to the charities listed on the La Mer Collections website.
Gold Bezel and dial details. Clear Acrylic linked Band. Chronograph Watch movement. Automatic Battery, 30 Meters Deep Water Resistant, 8.25" circuference, .75" wide band, 1.5" wide face. Designed in the USA. ($148.00)
Antique Brass Cuff: Chain Link Metal Cuff Watch. Molded Link Detail. Seiko watch movement. Hinge Closure. Nickel Free. Designed in the USA. ($68.00)
White Patent Silver Spring Garden Charm Chain Wrap Watch: Extra-long soft leather strap topped with a double stainless steel chain and leaf charms. Wipe clean. 24" long and 5" wide strap, Silver Square Watch Case, .875" wide Watch case, Seiko watch movement, buckle closure. Nickel Free. Due to the handcrafted nature of this product, each watch may vary slightly.
Made in the USA.
Teal Ombre Linked Watch: Teal plated Stainless Steel band. Seiko watch movement. Automatic battery. 30 meters deep water resistant. 8.5" circumference, .875" wide band, 1.5" wide face. Designed in the USA. ($96.00)
This is the last watch I received. It has a sporty look to it and it's also a very classic, modern, sleek design. Whether you are a business professional, sports enthusiast or just someone who loves a classy, sleek, sharp looking watch to sport around town, you will want to adorn this watch. The rich Teal color is stunning, makes this watch really stand out and catch your eye with its bold elegant design.