Watch(es) Out For 2021!

Wrist party-worthy timepieces to strap on and carry on.

By Chris Ong      17 February 2021

Time and tide waits for no man; and neither will these watches. To get you on-trend (and on time for all your WFH meetings and weekend dates for 8), seek out your fave from this curated list of limited edition and most-wanted wrist pieces to take you from Monday to Sun-yay.

BABY-G Pokémon watch
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BABY-G Pokémon watch (BA-110PKC), Price TBC, G-SHOCK

You may not be able to catch them all, but this is a must-cop for Pokémon fans. Doused in a beige-pink colour with a pink and brown camo pattern printed on the straps, it features a female Pikachu with a heart-shaped tail. Cute that the hour and minutes hands are designed to look like the OG character’s face; cuter still, is that it comes in a Poké Ball-shaped watch case. Catch this at G-SHOCK stores on 19 Feb and online at on 26 Feb.

Available at G-SHOCK stores (from 19 Feb) and (from 26 Feb)

Vintage Rolex Oyster 18k rose-gold watch
Photo: Matches Fashion

Vintage Rolex Oyster 18k rose-gold watch, $15, 150, Lizzie Mandler

If you have small wrists and a big budget, why not put down some good paper for a Rolex? But, not your regular, boring one, mind, but one re-designed by LA fine jeweller, Lizzie Mandler. This stainless steel and 18kt rose-gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust watch may be made for the ladies, but this wrist candy can look just as great on a guy (if you can wrap the 17.8 cm strap length and 1.5 cm strap width around your wrist that is). Subtly out-bling your bros with this restored vintage piece that’s studded with sparkly coloured sapphires on its indices.

Available at Matches Fashion

Uniform Wares M37 PreciDrive three-hand watch
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M37 PreciDrive three-hand watch in brushed steel, From $493, Uniform Wares

A minimalistic dream watch for people with low-key designer taste. Made in Switzerland, it comes with a clean white dial that’s encased in scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, with your choice of a customisable strap: straight Italian nitrile rubber, straight or tapered Milanese nappa leather or laser-fused titanium mesh.

Available at Uniform Wares online store

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JBW Jet Setter RESERVE GMT (Emerald), $1, 053 (USD $795), JBW

This is made for Bling Empire wannabes. You say “obiang”, we say if you have the personality (and some extra moolah), then flaunt this. What’s set on this statement-maker: 23 black round diamonds on its face, and 1, 065 princess and round-cut Swarovski crystals on the bezel, case and bracelet. As for its technical specifications… who cares?! Okay, it runs on Swiss Movement with GMT capabilities, has 5 atmospheres of water depth resistance, yada yada. Just visit the brand site to read up on it and to reserve a limited numbered piece before 22 February.

Available at JBW online store 

Timex Standard x Peanuts Featuring Snoopy Valentine’s Day
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Timex Standard x Peanuts Featuring Snoopy Valentine’s Day, $131 (USD $99), Timex

Forgot a prezzie for your loved one on V-Day or just want to gift him or her a present, well, just because? Then this one’s your choice pick. The silver-tone casing, black leather strap and Timex’s classic Indiglo light-up dial makes it an everyday staple watch. Just way more aww-some with Snoppy hugging a heart.

Enquire at local watch stores for availability

Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Connected Watch Faces
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Tambour Horizon Connected Watch Faces (Lunar New Year 2021 collection), $15, 400, Louis Vuitton

If you really wannna splash out for a new wrist accessory for this Lunar New Year (and beyond), then this luxury timepiece is it. Basically, it’s Louis Vuitton’s (LV) Tambour Watch, updated with 12 new dials for the Lunar New Year. What’s great is that you can choose the zodiac animal (if you do not want the ox) for the smart watch’s dial face, that comes with an animated version of the animal set against a red Monogram background. You can also choose from a range of materials ranging from canvas to metal, and colours such as Monogram Brown and LV Escale Red, for the strap.

Available at Louis Vuitton boutiques and Louis Vuitton online boutique

Swatch Disney Mickey Mouse x Keith Haring collection
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Disney Mickey Mouse x Keith Haring collection, from $149, Swatch

Get one or three of the pieces in this triple collabo collection. Choose either the red and stripey Mouse Mariniere ($149), the yellow-accented black Mickey Blanc Sur Noir ($186) or the doodle-y limited edition Eclectic Mickey ($283), with each model done up in the late Keith Haring’s pop art style. Or, opt to switch things up with the Swatch X You customisable option with a red, black & white Mickey illustration ($186), or “upsize” to the over 2-metre MAXI wall clock version of the Eclectic Mickey ($745).

Available at Swatch stores and online at