Whether it’s traditional analogue watches or cutting-edge smartwatches, every Diesel watch is an extension of Diesel S.p.A.’s raw, edgy and masculine aesthetic. Natural materials such as leather are layered upon stainless steel and other man-made materials such as carbon composite, to achieve the desired industrial aesthetic inspired by bikers.
They are stressed, etched, painted and cut into round and geometric shapes, including tiny inverted pyramids, adorning dials and crowns in a muted palette consisting of grey, charcoal, silver, dark brown, army green, black and white.
These elements are ubiquitous throughout the collection, be it a straightforward three-hand watch or a sophisticated chronograph with date. Although these watches are as durable as they come, they remain wonderfully light on the wrist thanks to the ingenious use of materials and intelligent designs.
Juxtaposition comes from a selective use of bright colours such as orange and butterscotch. Despite the sharp contrast, they blend in seamlessly for a harmonious look that brings a pop when worn on the wrist.
Earlier this year, Diesel introduced a collection of smartwatches known as Diesel On.
The Diesel On embarks on a daring path by utilising industrial supplies such as screws and bolts. This is best seen on the strap choices with chrome bolts fitted on black leather straps and matte black bolts-adorned brown leather straps.
The military theme is omnipresent throughout the Diesel On range, such as the army green hue paired with a ridged and padded strap for extra comfort and rugged looks. For those who prefer the cool stainless steel bracelet, it is available.
Beyond aesthetics, the Diesel On is not short of functionality. The smartwatch is pre-loaded with Android Wear 2.0 – Google’s latest operating system developed solely with wearable tech in mind. On top of that, it contains Diesel’s proprietary smartwatch app – Diesel T-ON-I – to help you stay organised, connected and always “on”.
While there are numerous functions available, the three features we love from the Diesel T-ON-I app (which stands for time, organising, notification and intelligence) are the ones below.
The Diesel On displays information in a clear and concise manner. One of the first pieces of information you get when you glance at the watch face is the temperature.
Upon further request, the Diesel On can also provide future weather updates so that you can plan for your days ahead.
Furthermore, you can set unique weather filters that change with the climate, sprinkling some fun elements even when the weather is gloomy.
The Diesel On can be your life coach and workout partner thanks to its ability to track a plethora of physical activities, ranging from steps taken, distance covered and calories burnt to detailed breakdown of sleep patterns and water consumed. You can even set personal goals to help maintain your level of health and fitness.
Besides that, the Diesel On can also be connected to other third-party health apps such as Apple HealthKit and Google Fit to sync and store data.
Do Not Disturb Mode
Today’s fast-paced living and access to constant stream of information means that you are always bombarded with headline news, Facebook status updates, Whatsapp messages and much more.
Sometimes, you just want to disconnect. A simple switch to Do Not Disturb will guarantee you peace of mind and a much-needed breather after a hectic day.
But when you need to be fully “on” again, just lift your finger and lay it on the touchscreen of the Diesel On.