The 1950s-style watch aesthetic is back thanks to American manufacturing company Timex. Recognizing a sway in the market in the direction of nostalgia, the company has been placing the onus on curating collections of retro timepiece designs.
Timex's latest offering — the 'Referee,' is the result of a collaboration between the watchmaker and British menswear designer Nigel Cabourn. Released just in time for the World Cups, the silhouette of the 1950s-style watch takes cues from British football in the mid-20th century. The inspiration is not only contained in the aesthetic of the timepiece. Timex and Nigel Cabourn also infuse the product with "a standout football function [as] three-quarters of the dial is color-blocked in red [to] signify [...] half of a match's playing time."
The 1950s-style watch is made out of stainless steel and it retails for about $176 USD.