With leather darker than the deepest parts of the ocean, the Classic Sheffield from Danielle Wellington is a true stand out. Their watches caught our eye as we were looking for additional stylish products, fashion and jewelry to test out as we expand our Style & Wear section of the site. Danielle Wellington’s watches are beautifully elegant, whether you’re looking for a man’s or woman’s choice.
What I love about their line is that they take a minimalistic approach to their design and the fact, that you can wear them at a formal event, playing a game of tennis or enjoying a sunny day on a boat or at a country club. The other great feature about Danielle Wellington’s watches are their interchangeable straps, so you can get a different look and feel easily and quickly…..and it’s light and convenient to pack additional straps rather than a couple of watches.
Below is the men’s Classic Sheffield, which comes with a black leather strap, with an option for either a rose gold or silver case which is around 40 mm in diameter. The dial color is in a muted and soft eggshell white and it is water resistant up to 3 ATM (although frankly, I’d avoid water with such a luscious leather strap). They use a Japanese Quartz movement for the techies among us — below it is pictured with both a silver and a gold casing (we’re fans of the oh so chic and elegant silver although the gold option has its place and time).
Below, a woman’s option is the 34 mm from the Classy Collection, which creates beautiful harmony between the case and the exclusive Swarovski crystal index. I LOVE this watch for its feminine finesse, which is available in an ultra-thin (6mm) version as well. Like the male watch options, you can swap out your watch straps making it a great choice for travelers on the go. In fact, it was the one watch which was such a standout, we were eager to learn more about the Danielle Wellington line. Classy couldn’t be a more suiting name for this sophisticated elegant line. BRAVO!
It also comes with a gold face as a second option.
The dial color is also in an eggshell white using Swarovski stones and a Japanese quartz movement. While it is also water resistant, I’d avoid water because of its leather strap and the crystals. When you need a dressier option for that cruise or golf party, bring out your luxurious Danielle Wellington watch.
While we didn’t test out any of the more casual styles, apparently Daniel Wellington loved to wear his watches on old NATO straps and so they have incorporated the idea into their line of watches. We thought it was a fun factoid and might appeal to some of the more adventurous travelers among you. The NATO Strap emerged, which is thin, refined and perfectly round, as well as was minimalistic and without too many features. All of their watch faces are specially designed and developed so that they can also go perfectly with the thin NATO and leather straps you can order separately. As all of their straps are interchangeable, you can have a different watch for every day of the week.
NATO straps originate from the British navy, where divers would use the strong nylon straps over their wet suits. They were apparently originally made to avoid rust – here’s one of the choices that clearly has a strong bond to the British Isles.
Fun fun fun. More information can be found at https://www.danielwellington.com/us/ including all of their collections and where to purchase. They’re also available on Amazon of course such as the Women’s Classic Sheffield, the men’s St. Mawe’s display with a brown leather band, the women’s classic St. Andrews style, and the Women’s Classic Bristol.