Philippe Starck Watches Reviewed

Published: June 16th, 2009

No apologies. Two words that perfectly describe the bold, sometimes ascerbic stylings of New Design patriarch Philippe Starck.

Whether he’s designing a toothbrush for your local department store or the interiors of French President Francois Mitterand, Starck is entirely in his element when he’s offering up his own unique and eye-opening interpretations of everything fashionable.

Let’s face it. Wearing a Philippe Starck timepiece is going to get you noticed. It’s going to start some conversations. And it’s going to say a lot about your confidence and your own sense of image and style.

Starck’s watches, marketed and sold through Fossil, are as much like little works of modern art strapped to your wrist as they are like wristwatches. Every watch crafted by Starck is eminently functional at the most basic level. But any notion of simplicity is at once dispatched by the lucid interpretation of form and materials that Starck combines into each watch in his unbelievably distinctive line.

Starck’s Veiled model is a slap across the wrist with bold and modern functionality. What you see at first is a wide banded swatch of stainless steel geometry. But look again and you’ll see the silver toned three handed movement that appears to float at the very center of the bracelet.

While every watch in this iconic line is destined to become a highly collectible piece of wearable art, the O-Ring is, above all, perhaps more reflective of Starck himself. Staring out at you with its all-seeing, unblinking eye, this timepiece looks boldly into the future – and meets it head on.

Below are some of our favourite Philippe Starck watches to buy this season:

Philippe Starck PH5017 Steel Watch
Philippe Starck PH5017 Steel Watch
Contemporary watch by Philippe Starck.£118.99

Philippe Starck PH1105 Ladies Black Strap Digital
Philippe Starck PH1105 Ladies Black Strap Digital
Contemporary watch by Philippe Starck.£118.99

Philippe Starck PH1098 Black Rubber Strap Red Digital
Philippe Starck PH1098 Black Rubber Strap Red Digital
Contemporary watch by Philippe Starck.£93.99

Philippe Starck PH7001 Womens Pink Face Wristwatch
Philippe Starck PH7001 Womens Pink Face Wristwatch
Contemporary watch by Philippe Starck.£93.99

Philippe Starck PH7002 Ladies White Fashion Watch
Philippe Starck PH7002 Ladies White Fashion Watch
Contemporary watch by Philippe Starck.£93.99

Philippe Starck PH6000 Mens White Fashion Watch
Philippe Starck PH6000 Mens White Fashion Watch
Contemporary watch by Philippe Starck.£84.49

Philippe Starck PH1106 Womens White Strap Digital Watch
Philippe Starck PH1106 Womens White Strap Digital Watch
Contemporary watch by Philippe Starck.£118.99

Philippe Starck PH6004 Mens Maroon Band Modern Design Watch
Philippe Starck PH6004 Mens Maroon Band Modern Design Watch
Contemporary watch by Philippe Starck.£118.99

Philippe Starck PH1101 Grey Rubber Strap Mens Digital
Philippe Starck PH1101 Grey Rubber Strap Mens Digital
Contemporary watch by Philippe Starck.£93.99