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Watches Jewellery The Best Watches Under RM10,000

The Best Watches Under RM10,000

Photos: Mido, Victorinox Swiss Army and Swatch
By Brian Cheong
May 23, 2018
Great wrist accessories needn’t cost an arm and a leg, as these seven timepieces prove. Ranging from edgy and sporty to a wonderfully slim gilt proposition, they not only keep you on time but wisely on trend too.
Alexander Shorokhoff Lucky 8 (Photo: Red Army Watches)
Photo: Red Army Watches

Alexander Shorokhoff Lucky 8 (RM8, 325 – RM8,815)

The decorative engraving on the cal. 2416 Poljot movement, which has been out of production for 20 years, is literally the centre of attention here, its intricate patterns visible via the open dial. A silver disc at the periphery displaying 31 small date windows elevates its cool factor. As if that’s not enough, the leather strap is genuine ostrich. Available in stainless steel or rose gold plated, each limited to 50 pieces.

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Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic (Photo: Maurice Lacroix)
Photo: Maurice Lacroix

Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic (RM7,700)

Distinguished by its six-arm bezel, the Aikon finally receives its first automatic model complete with a date window at ‘3’. The 42mm case is integrated with the bracelet for an overall design that is ergonomic, modern and masculine. The dial of blue is embellished with Clous de Paris motif.

 

SevenFriday SR02/1 (Photo: Red Army Watches)
Photo: Red Army Watches

SevenFriday S2/01 (RM6,230)

This Swiss lifestyle brand gets its kick out of interpreting industrial elements into edgy-looking watches. The S2/01 takes its cues from the valve that the brand claimed to be the workhorse of the Industrial Revolution. The choice of rhodium and antique brass for the dial lend it a raw vintage appeal. At the same time, the open dial offers a peek into the workhorse of this instrument, a sturdy Miyota manual movement.

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Mido Multifort Datometer (Photo: Mido)
Photo: Mido

Mido Multifort Datometer Limited Edition (RM5,060)

An instant classic, it recalls the original 1939 Mido model with a silver sandblasted dial decorated with black transfers. Its most distinctive feature, however, is the automatic ETA movement reworked by its own watchmakers to operate a unique date indication via a hand with red-varnished tip that circles around a track with the dates.

Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Carbon (Photo: Victorinox Swiss Army)
Photo: Victorinox Swiss Army

Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Carbon Limited Edition (RM4,699)

With a case crafted from lightweight and scratch-resistant carbon and a dial in military green, the watch certainly looks combat-ready. The striking orange multi-strand paracord strap, similar to the nylon ropes used in parachutes, aptly adds to the narrative as it is the international colour to warn one of danger.

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Tissot Chemin des Tourelles (Photo: Tissot)
Photo: Tissot

Tissot Chemin des Tourelles (RM2,900)

Named after the street in Le Locle, Switzerland where the Tissot workshop can be found, the watch features a gorgeous blue dial with sunray finishing and Clous de Paris motif, the latter serving as a decorative backdrop for the Roman numerals. The Powermatic80 automatic movement with 80 hours of power reserve is visible on the transparent caseback.

Swatch Skinlingot (Photo: Swatch)
Swatch Skinlingot (Photo: Swatch)

Swatch Skinlingot (RM745)

The Skin Irony collection of skinny metallic watches introduces a model dressed up entirely in gold, easily the most opulent embodiment of the line’s minimal yet sophisticated design language.

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Watches & Jewellery Watches Swatch Mido Alexander Shorokhoff SevenFriday Tissot Victorinox Swiss Army Maurice Lacroix

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