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Even in this day of high-tech devices in our pockets, we need watches on our wrists. But now more than ever, they must be time-telling pieces that speak to us; pieces that are, in the words of La Mer founder Martine Ilana, “private works of art.” La Mer watches qualify.

La Mer watches combine classically-inspired faces with buttery-soft leather wraparound straps, often studded with rivets or embellished with chains, beads, crystals, and charms. The many variations on this unique signature look draw inspiration Martina’s travels around the world, including South Africa's colorful markets, Bali's lush flowers, Italy's gorgeous leathers, and Thailand's clear blue ocean.

But La Mer watches are about more than bling. Every watch face, all of which are designed by Martina, features splash-proof housing and reliable Japanese movement. Every wrap band is made from luxurious genuine leather. And each watch is hand-assembled in the United States with care.

Ultimately, they’re more than watches. In the words of Martina Ilana, “Timepieces set the rhythm of my life, but they remain above all, pieces of jewelry with which I develop a genuine connection. I wear a watch because it is an object that conveys some of my most precious values; the connection between art and technology.”