Forest Dreams

A couple of world-class timepiece designers prove that wood is just as luxurious a material as gold or platinum in these elegant accessories that will help you tell time in style.

Bamboo Tick-Tock
The Nixon Chalet in bamboo sports a gorgeously unconventional look that reminds us of top home furnishing designers of the ‘50s and ‘60s. A little retro and a little space-age, it forgoes the usual sparklers adorning ladies’ timepieces in favor of sleek panels of golden bamboo. We think it’s a perfect fit for casual or sporty locales — from a Maui beach to Alpine slopes; $225,



Natural Accent
Breil Milano’s Just Time Mediterraneo Timepiece is a balanced blend of the refined and the relaxed. It sports a practical black rubber strap and stainless steel case, which makes it a durable option for outdoor activities. Plus, touches of wood and glass elevate it beyond the ordinary, adding a bit of natural elegance. It’s a perfect choice for an innovative yet practical piece of everyday wear; $650,