Michele watches embody luxury and are well-made with awesome materials that lend themselves to fabulous design. Listed below are more reasons why the Michele brand is taking advantage of this economy and experiencing growth and success.
Said to be a girl’s best friend, diamonds have mass appeal and are a main characteristic of most Michele watches, with many selections flaunting over 100 diamonds. Michele watches add a touch of classic elegance with mother-of-pearl dials topped off by scratch-resistant sapphire crystals. The Tahitian styles feature stainless steel and smooth ceramic with a couple of selections highlighting ceramic with stainless steel reinforcement to add durability to the scratch resistance of the bracelet. The playful Tahitian Jelly Bean collection by Michele offers an array of colorful case-integrated rubber straps securing sun dial stainless steel chronographs, mineral crystals and enamel dials. Straps come in rubber, silicone, leather, patent leather, stingray and alligator, with many strap styles featuring nautical-inspired gold grommets and buckles. Bracelets are made of stainless steel, with many styles coated with 18 karat gold and rose gold. Michele is one of very few watchmakers that push the edge of the envelope when selecting materials to fashion their watches while competitors stick within comfortable boundaries and never deviate beyond ceramic.
And with all the unique materials, Swiss-made movements, diamonds-galore and fashionable designs, Michele watches are luxury within reason. While competitors lack any risk with materials and stick within trends with designs that look so much like everyone else, yet still demand over $5000 per watch, Michele respects paying customers a bit more and gives them something worth their modest price tags. It seems that more so-called luxury brands are products of a great marketing schematic aimed at the audience that associates value with high cost. That kind of audience thinks that if it’s expensive, it must be good, and they fall for it without questioning the material, the craftsmanship, the watchmaker. Michele is one luxury brand that doesn’t underestimate its audience and offers a quality, high-end product that’s aptly priced.
The Michele Sport Sail pictured above features a rose-gold plated stainless steel bracelet and case, 96 diamonds which total almost half a carat, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and Swiss movement, complete with a sun dial chronograph against a white enamel backdrop. Considering the real gold and the insane amount of diamonds, the watch is aptly priced at $1995, a steal compared to other brands that make you wonder what you pay for when you shell out over five grand for something that’s not even half as brilliant. Michele offers many entry-level, well-designed styles that cost under five hundred, but when the diamonds kick in, expect to pay between $1200 and $3500 for a complete timepiece. Two grand leaves you with more than enough change to pick up a few interchangeable straps and bracelets, which range from $100 to $600, depending on material and texture.
Interactivity and Customization
Speaking of interchangeable straps, Michele offers a wide array of customization, bringing an easy to use watch bar to their website. While other brands sink most of their marketing budget into their super-snazzy website, they alienate customers by making their websites difficult to load and their customization area difficult to use and they’re shady when it comes to pricing. Most luxury brands don’t even mention price until you’ve finished customizing and indicating where you’d like to pick up your watch. When they finally do reveal the price, it’s in print so small that you have to hunt for the bottom line. To me, that displays a lack of confidence behind a product and again, is remnant of a company that’s betting on the naiveté of their target audience and hoping that you’ll just buy the damn thing without asking questions. Michele is a transparent brand that seeks only to serve their customers with unique materials, fine craftsmanship and an easy-to-use interactive customization area that allows you to pair different straps with varied watch heads so you won’t be shopping in the dark. Michele.com is a fresh powder-white website, which allows their collections to pop like paint against canvas while many competitors drape their websites in minimalist black and lack the descriptive text that puts online buyers at ease. Eventually, everything comes to light and Michele is already there, waiting on you to make the best buying decision to date.