A new, exciting chapter has dawned on Calvin Klein following Belgian fashion designer Raf Simon’s appointment as chief creative officer late last year and his subsequent debut this fall. Now, under Simon’s new leadership, Calvin Klein is operating under one global creative vision, for the first time since Klein’s departure, carrying forward the founder’s legacy of modern, simple and sharp aesthetic coupled with provocative imagery to greater heights. This encompasses Calvin Klein watches + jewelry, developed in the 1990s in partnership with Swatch Group and currently helmed by president Carlo Giordanetti.
Today, Calvin Klein watches + jewelry reaches another milestone with the opening of its largest kiosk thus far in Suria KLCC, featuring the most assortments of Calvin Klein timepieces and accessories whose dandy, minimalist designs are perfectly matched by the simplicity and elegance of the open-sided surroundings. VIPs who attended the launch included Jose de Cardoso, president of Swatch Group Malaysia and Singapore, and Pascal Scherer, regional sales manager of Calvin Klein watches + jewelry, with Kenny Lim, brand manager of Calvin Klein watches + Jewelry, and Florence Loke, sales and marketing of Calvin Klein watches + Jewelry hosting the guests made up of social media personalities, actress Siti Saleha and TV presenter Reem Shahwa.
While celebrating the kiosk’s inauguration, August Man Malaysia took the opportunity to explore the latest offerings by Calvin Klein watches + jewelry and discovered that the original geometrical creations have given way to designs that are more fluid, organic, sensual and integrated; a reflection of nowadays trend. Today, the brand is forging ahead, characterized by its essential sexy image that translates refined lines and numerous metal surfaces into sensual curves. Here are some of the highlights of the timepiece collection and accessories, accompanied by pictures from the event.
Calvin Klein city
A timeless and iconic design for those living a modern lifestyle, Calvin Klein city is the brand’s best-seller. Paired with either a circular brushed and stamped vertical lines in black, silver, or cool grey dial; or sun brushed and black or cool grey dial, each watch is paired with a polished stainless steel, pink gold PVD, brushed PVD grey or brushed PVD coffee face. This sophisticated gent timepiece is coupled with a classic black leather strap for a silhouette that is restrained yet full of character. Calvin Klein city is also offered in chronograph styles with a minimal and clean dial for those who strive for ultimate precision.
Calvin Klein steadfast
Sleek and urban, this structured and masculine timepiece is inspired by the design and shapes that are native to the streets of a city. The architectural outlines perfectly illustrate the cosmopolitan structures and call to mind the directional lines of the Brooklyn Bridge. Available in two versions – with silver or black dial accented by a black leather strap and chrono with silver or black accented by black leather strap – Calvin Klein steadfast adds the finishing touch to any active, refined look.
Calvin Klein minimal
Inspired by classic timepieces, this modern unisex offering features a clean dial of exquisite control. Restrained and sophisticated, the new Calvin Klein minimal watch is offered in six chromatic versions – tone-on-tone stainless steel, yellow gold PVD, black and logo contrasted on blue or stainless steel bracelets, or a black and pink gold PVD completed with a mesh bracelet or leather strap for ultimate comfort.
Calvin Klein boost
Bold and symmetric, Calvin Klein boost signals the power and attractiveness of a perfectly matched stainless steel and black PVD combination. The refined alliance of materials and dial colours – such as silver and cool grey, or grey and black – impeccably accented by a black leather strap emphasizes the potential and dynamism of the piece. In addition, this spirited offering comes with a pendant, bangle, bracelet, leather wristband (available in sizes medium and large), cufflinks and ring.
Calvin Klein plate
Inspired by sleek architecture, the slim and straight structure of this sophisticated accessory set imbues a contemporary and vigorous look. This new offering for men is comprised of necklace, bangle (available in sizes medium and large) and ring, in sizes 9 through 12, each in either stainless steel or matt black PVD.