Watch Time fly by with William L. 1985

Watch Time fly by with William L. 1985

Time is precious to us all but the instruments we use to tell time, are equally as valuable as the time it takes to gain them.

I once betrayed the qualities and values of a wearing beautiful time piece in exchange for the digital movement that is the Apple Watch. Having realised the error in ones ways, the cursed Apple watch has now been cast into the fires from whence it came and now comes my return to the classic timepiece.

Having heard my yearning for a decent working watch (that doesn’t need to be recharged every 24 hours), the craftsmen of William L. 1985 came to my aid and blessed me with something for every occasion.

Breaking traditional codes by providing affordable timepieces, William L.1985 maintain designs inspired by the 50’s vintage Swiss chronograph, whilst incorporating modernisation and attention to details.

These were qualities acquired through their founder (Giulaume Laidet), after spending years working with some of the most prestigious watchmakers of all time.

My accessories collection is now ripe with classic style timepieces, in the form of the classic collection from William L. 1985. My watch of choice is the vintage style chronograph, dressed in rose gold and armed with black leather straps is carefully designed, with an elegant feel and look.

Maketh-the-man-Anton-Welcome-wlilliam-L-1985-vintage-chronograph-outfitKey Features

Dial: black, white

Diameter: 40 mm

Case: ionic rose gold or black DLC-plated 316L stainless steel

Functions: chronograph with tachymeter scale, telemeter, date, small seconds

Movement: Miyota 6S21

Glace: domed mineral super resistant with anti-reflective coating.

Hands: Dauphine with Super-Luminova®

Water resistance: 5 ATM (50 meters)

Strap: brown or black genuine leather or mesh band with easy spring bars

Lug width: 20 mm


A time piece that has time for every occasion, can be found in the William L. 1985 collection. If you’re hunting for the time piece to complete your accessories, then make the move now and accessorise your life.

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