After the launch of The TERRA JUGLAN GOLD Mens Watch from LEAFWOOD in Europe, we are happy to announce our continued support from the French Men's Style community, namely from style blogger Le Claqueur de Doigts. See his blog below in English or follow the direct link:
The TERRA JUGLAN GOLD Mens Watch from LEAFWOOD, Giving Back To Nature Never Felt So Good - French Edition!
LEAFWOOD is a brand that I presented to you a few weeks ago through a review dedicated to ... a watch as you can imagine, and not to be a hockey puck, the JUGLAN NUT.
LEAFWOOD is a Canadian brand with an eco-friendly philosophy that has made recycled wood its raw material to make its products. Extremely sensitive to sustainable development, the approach of LEAFWOOD is also a real philosophy of life. For when you search a bit, you learn that LEAFWOOD has set in motion a project consisting of planting a tree for each watch sold. "We make Oxygen. What do you do? "Is their leitmotif, supplemented by the punch line" Making Wood Stylish ", because yes, the process does not stop at recycling, but extends to the transformation of wood waste into real functional and elegant products.
After a first test, or a penalty marked at the choice of the athlete, forgiveness of the supporter, with the JUGLAN NUT watch more at ease in the forest than in the urban jungle, LEAFWOOD has re-released with the TERRA JUGLAN GOLD, a model drastically more Racy and dressed, more adapted to camouflage among the sharks of the urban environment in order to become in turn a fearsome and feared predator. If nature forces respect with the JUGLAN NUT in an open environment, will she regain her rights with the TERRA JUGLAN GOLD where she once reigned?
When I first met LEAFWOOD, I immediately felt the woody-friendly spirit of the brand through its packaging, since the latter, cylindrical shape, resembles no more or less a branch cut in two, With a veining and visible knots as found on any log.
Made of recycled cardboard also, very rigid and quality since the printed is not pixelized, the packaging of LEAFWOOD fits fully in this identity eco-friendly claimed by the brand.
When I removed the watch from its case, it was simple. Indeed, the texture of the dial is grained, of a deep brown resembling to be mistaken to leather, decorated with two black counters of dates and days respectively at 9 and 3 o'clock with white fonts, Minutes and hours realized with indexes gold-plated brilliant, and a set of three needles also gilded including two openwork, conferring to the whole a nobility and a truly remarkable elegance.
The dial thus fits perfectly into the box while breaking with the texture of the latter, while the two counters echo the bracelet in the hue, while the indexes and the golden needles hypnotize the reader ' Hour thanks to a frame of the box like a picture frame.
If there is more sophisticated as a dial, this one is undeniably one of the most refined and elaborate in performance. This dial thus promises such a white LEAFWOOD logo located at 12 o'clock to be an excellent landmark in your personal accessories collection.
If the contrast of the dial works as effectively, it is thanks to this box made of recycled sandal wood. Less rough than the box of the JUGLAN NUT because more polished, it is also made in a darker essence than its sister. The veining is thus deeper in the hues, giving this box a mysterious and imposing character at the same time. In keeping with LEAFWOOD's philosophy and woody-friendly commitment, the case is hypoallergenic and free of chemical treatment, manufacturing properties combined with the lightness of recycled walnut wood will delight the most fragile wrists.
To perfect the success of this box, the winding crown is plated with the same brilliant gold of the indexes, hands, and the frame of the dial. Located at 3 o'clock, it has its own housing in the case, understand that it is not just joined to it as it is often seen, is doubly notched, thus constituting a beautiful Extension of the dial.
The bottom of this TERRA JUGLAN GOLD is, like that of the JUGLAN NUT, screwed in four points and engraved at the center of the name of the mark. The contrast generated by the depth of the engraving with the veining of the walnut confirms well this undeniable racy character of the watch in its least visible parts.
Finally, inside this case is a Japanese quartz movement Miyota whose reliability is no longer to prove. Note also that due to the properties of wood, this housing is water resistant, but not immersed. Therefore ideal for an urban environment, it falls well.
The success of this watch is undeniable in the accuracy of the contrasts of colors and textures. This balance holds greatly thanks to this leather bracelet entirely black on the top, so seams included, whose touch is identical to that of the brushed leather.
This gives a textural contrast that is truly appreciable to the touch and the look between the grained leather effect of the dial and the velvety of the suede of the bracelet.
Its black color adds even more depth to this watch with definitely refined aestheticism. Imagine it associated with black suede derbies, and you get the perfect combination of style with elegance.
Finally, the buckle, like the winding crown also brandished with the LEAFWOOD logo and golden, but grained and not brilliant, in order to fit in the prolongation of the matte side of the bracelet, while echoing the Indexes and hands of the dial.
Well, well it's time for the verdict!
When I concluded my review of LEAFWOOD's JUGLAN NUT model, I picked up their punchline "We make Oxygen. What do you do? "To confirm that this promise was not usurped.
I will repeat here the same leitmotiv about the TERRA JUGLAN GOLD, because this model, radically more dressed and chic represents a real puff of pure air in this hard habitat that is the urban jungle. I insist on this urban character, for to me it is indeed the natural environment of this watch, which bears a name whose phonetic is stated as a usual omen.
The TERRA JUGLAN GOLD is a true invitation to affirm its eco-friendly values without compromising on the quality of the soil. Style and elegance.
"Making Wood Stylish" is therefore not a claim on the part of LEAFWOOD, but rather an affirmation