Lacoste Launches New Kyoto Line Of One-Hand Watches

Lacoste has launched a brand new line of men’s one-hand watches. Named Kyoto, all the watches in the new collection have a single hand, a design described as having a “daringly minimalist urban look.”

Lacoste Kyoto Collection

The watches come with either a leather strap with clean-cut edges painted to match the contrasting touch of color on the dial, or a flexible stainless steel mesh strap with magnetic clasp. The watches are priced around $175 US.  In Lacoste’s own words:

Time is a tease in the Kyoto collection. One hand and a contrasting rotating disc below the dial take time into their own hands. … This new urban watch for him is a headturner with eye-catching detail.

Lacoste Watches

Pink Lacoste WatchLacoste has been promoting their watches lately. You can find them at their online store. I’m a big fan of their Black and Blue Montreal watch, and I’m probably going to pick one up soon. The plain Montreal Black watch is pretty nice also. Overall, though, I think the line has too many plasticy watches. If Lacoste is serious about being a luxury brand, they need to consider whether some of these watches really reflect that.