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P acific Standard Time is set to launch a line of wood watches that takes the type to the next level. Looking to get a leg-up via a Kickstarter campaign, Pacific Standard Time will be using woods native to Hawaii and hand-carving them to add an extra degree of individuality. Concentric diamond pattern on the hands and a tattoo-like pattern on the dial amplify the Polynesian and Micronesian inspiration for the brand. These full-size watches are almost 51 mm in diameter – yet due to the quartz (Swiss chronograph) movement within and the natural wood cases and bracelets, they remain remarkably comfortable and light on the wrist. They are also skin-friendly as the treat- ments used to seal the woods are all hypo-allergenic. What may be most impressive is that these new wood watches are actually rated water resistant to a swimmable 10atm and are capped with a sapphire crystal. And because they are so light they won’t sink like a stone if dropped in the water, giving you at least a chance at recovery before they submerge too deep. Using only the heartwood from trees that have naturally fallen as a part of their lifecycle, Pacific Standard Time honors the ethos of conservation and has also committed to planting a new tree for each watch sold. Retail price is $499.99. www.pacificstandardtimecompany.com AboutTime Magazine | FASHION 25