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LUXURY WATCH BRANDS HAVE BEEN EMBRACING MILITARY-STYLED MOTIFS IN THEIR DESIGNS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. HERE ARE A FEW THAT ARE PERFECT FOR NAVIGATING THE URBAN JUNGLE.

LUXURY WATCH BRANDS HAVE BEEN EMBRACING MILITARY-STYLED MOTIFS IN THEIR DESIGNS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. HERE ARE A FEW THAT ARE PERFECT FOR NAVIGATING THE URBAN JUNGLE.

The first use of camouflage can be traced back to the German military in the 18th century. Its use was to predominantly blend into the surroundings, allowing forces to conceal themselves so that they could navigate stealthily or avoid detection by opposing forces. Its usage evolved over the years and it was utilised heavily on uniforms, weapons, vehicles, ships and also aircraft.

Today, camouflage has been embraced extensively in the world of fashion with many brands incorporating the design into their handbags, shoes and sneakers. Watchmakers too have gotten on the bandwagon by incorporating these military-motifs into their models with amazing results. In the past camouflage may have been used for people to blend into their surroundings but these days, it also allows you to stand out from the crowd.

Graham Chronofighter Oversize Black Arrow

Graham has carved a niche for themselves with a range of military-inspired watches over the years. So seeing something like the Chronofighter Oversize Black Arrow incorporating military style fatigues is certainly not surprising. In fact, it’s downright gorgeous. The 47mm timepiece features a black ceramic bezel and a silkscreen printed ‘camo’ dial featuring a unique identification number on the seconds counter, based on regimental numbers. The automatic chronograph, rated with a 48-hour power reserve, is equipped with a telemeter function, a small seconds at the three o’clock position and a 30-minute chronograph counter at six o’clock with a date window between eight and nine o’clock.

Omega De Ville Trésor

One of the most exquisite women watches around, the Trésor collection exudes luxury, modernity as well as style. Its design works so well, that Omega introduced two camouflage straps to accompany the timepiece that elevates the appeal of the model even further. The straps available for the 36mm and 39mm models not only afford a measure of sophisticated style but also accentuate the Trésor’s iconic diamond paving curves alongside the case. Each watch includes a special mirrored case back with a “Her Time” design with an Omega calibre 4061 ticking beneath it.

BR03-92 Black Camo

Bell & Ross is one of the few watchmakers that have incorporated camouflage into their watch designs exceptionally well. BR03-92 Black Camo is a great example as it boasts an original military-type tricolour coating with a dial covered in patchwork of matte greys. It is also paired with a durable black rubber strap or an ultra-resilient synthetic fabric strap. Housed within the 42mm matte black ceramic case is the Caliber BR-CAL.302. Self-winding mechanical movement, which powers the hours, minutes, seconds and date. It is also rated with a 38-hour power reserve.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Camouflage

Printed camo never looked better than on the TAG Heuer Aquaracer. The signature line of sports watches exudes ruggedness and stealthy stylish appeal. Perfect for all sorts of adventures, the watch is water-resistant to 300m and is equipped with a 43mm robust lightweight case machined from Grade 2 titanium. The bezel – made from matt black ceramic – has a minute track (graduated every minute for the first 15 minutes). A Swiss made Calibre 5 movement powers the hours, minutes, seconds and date of the timepiece whilst also giving it a 38-hour power reserve. Completing the look of the model is a tone-on-tone matching NATO strap, which complements the dial just impeccably.

Maurice Lacroix Aikon Chronograph Camouflage

The timeless camouflage pattern also takes centre stage on this new Aikon Chronograph model. The motif has been used extensively on the dial, case, strap as well as the dial. It not only works effectively but is extremely eye-catching whilst adding street appeal to the model range. The quartz powered chronograph is equipped with a 44mm case made from stainless steel and is water-resistant to a 100m. Despite its camouflage dial, the timepiece also affords good legibility thanks to its snailed counters and circular brushed rings. Maurice Lacroix is limiting the Aikon Chronograph Camouflage model to just 500 pieces, which also makes this particular model particularly collectible.

The first use of camouflage can be traced back to the German military in the 18th century. Its use was to predominantly blend into the surroundings, allowing forces to conceal themselves so that they could navigate stealthily or avoid detection by opposing forces. Its usage evolved over the years and it was utilised heavily on uniforms, weapons, vehicles, ships and also aircraft.

Today, camouflage has been embraced extensively in the world of fashion with many brands incorporating the design into their handbags, shoes and sneakers. Watchmakers too have gotten on the bandwagon by incorporating these military-motifs into their models with amazing results. In the past camouflage may have been used for people to blend into their surroundings but these days, it also allows you to stand out from the crowd.

Graham Chronofighter Oversize Black Arrow

Graham has carved a niche for themselves with a range of military-inspired watches over the years. So seeing something like the Chronofighter Oversize Black Arrow incorporating military style fatigues is certainly not surprising. In fact, it’s downright gorgeous. The 47mm timepiece features a black ceramic bezel and a silkscreen printed ‘camo’ dial featuring a unique identification number on the seconds counter, based on regimental numbers. The automatic chronograph, rated with a 48-hour power reserve, is equipped with a telemeter function, a small seconds at the three o’clock position and a 30-minute chronograph counter at six o’clock with a date window between eight and nine o’clock.

Omega De Ville Trésor

One of the most exquisite women watches around, the Trésor collection exudes luxury, modernity as well as style. Its design works so well, that Omega introduced two camouflage straps to accompany the timepiece that elevates the appeal of the model even further. The straps available for the 36mm and 39mm models not only afford a measure of sophisticated style but also accentuate the Trésor’s iconic diamond paving curves alongside the case. Each watch includes a special mirrored case back with a “Her Time” design with an Omega calibre 4061 ticking beneath it.

BR03-92 Black Camo

Bell & Ross is one of the few watchmakers that have incorporated camouflage into their watch designs exceptionally well. BR03-92 Black Camo is a great example as it boasts an original military-type tricolour coating with a dial covered in patchwork of matte greys. It is also paired with a durable black rubber strap or an ultra-resilient synthetic fabric strap. Housed within the 42mm matte black ceramic case is the Caliber BR-CAL.302. Self-winding mechanical movement, which powers the hours, minutes, seconds and date. It is also rated with a 38-hour power reserve.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Camouflage

Printed camo never looked better than on the TAG Heuer Aquaracer. The signature line of sports watches exudes ruggedness and stealthy stylish appeal. Perfect for all sorts of adventures, the watch is water-resistant to 300m and is equipped with a 43mm robust lightweight case machined from Grade 2 titanium. The bezel – made from matt black ceramic – has a minute track (graduated every minute for the first 15 minutes). A Swiss made Calibre 5 movement powers the hours, minutes, seconds and date of the timepiece whilst also giving it a 38-hour power reserve. Completing the look of the model is a tone-on-tone matching NATO strap, which complements the dial just impeccably.

Maurice Lacroix Aikon Chronograph Camouflage

The timeless camouflage pattern also takes centre stage on this new Aikon Chronograph model. The motif has been used extensively on the dial, case, strap as well as the dial. It not only works effectively but is extremely eye-catching whilst adding street appeal to the model range. The quartz powered chronograph is equipped with a 44mm case made from stainless steel and is water-resistant to a 100m. Despite its camouflage dial, the timepiece also affords good legibility thanks to its snailed counters and circular brushed rings. Maurice Lacroix is limiting the Aikon Chronograph Camouflage model to just 500 pieces, which also makes this particular model particularly collectible.