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Miansai’s Michael Saiger Unveils New Watch Styles

Saiger said that the process to create watches that better match his aesthetic took months.

RUN LIKE CLOCKWORK: Michael Saiger of accessories brand Miansai has unveiled two styles that will become the new main staple of watches in his line.

“Watches are a key accessory for both men and women and as an accessory brand it was a natural evolution for us to expand into this category,” he said. “This isn’t our first time doing watches, but these newer styles really feel more like us. They offer a more modern clean aesthetic that better reflects the brand now.”

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Saiger said that the entire process to create newer watches that better match his aesthetic took months. The result is two styles that were completely designed in-house — from the casing to the color of the numbers — and include the M12 Swiss and the M24 Japanese styles.

The Swiss, retailing for $495, is made in Switzerland and includes a Swiss-made quartz movement and either an Italian leather strap or one with rock-climbing webbing. The Japanese style will include a one-handed Japanese quartz movement that will display time without a second hand. The time will be marked off in five increments. The face will come in gray, white and blue, with either an Italian leather strap, which will retail for $205, or a rock-climbing webbing, which will retail for $185.

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