Trifoglio Italia 'Radio City' Timepiece Review
Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Occasionally I am lucky enough to be sent accessories or fashion items to review and I am so excited to finally show you guys what has become one of my favourite accessories of all time! Firstly, I am not an accessory person. I own only 1 other watch, 5-7 pairs of earrings and a few bracelets which I never wear. I like simple jewelry that is brainless to pair with any outfit and works every time. To me, owning a beautiful timepiece signifies a 'step up' in the world and this came with perfect timing, as I am just about to enter the professional working world.
Trifoglio is a young and energetic brand of watches and bags which was founded quite recently in 2008. 'Radio City' is their latest design and it is super gorgeous! It's altogether classy, casual and versatile, not to mention completely unisex too!
"When dressed on the wrist, its essence makes a statement about the informed, urban, cosmopolitan individual in you, someone who equally appreciates fine tradition and enjoys the whimsical. Its elegance authenticates you as the tastemaker who understands that beauty and class are perfected when the mind is as well dressed as the body."
Photo by the awesome Vestiige Photography. Give his page a like, he does so many cool, creative projects!
The watch face comes in rose gold, black or silver.
There are many interchangeable straps available so Radio City can be swapped with ease, instantly transforming its style and character to complement the occasion. You can choose between a nylon or leather strap which both come in many different colours. Generally the nylon straps are best suited to a preppy, daytime outfit whereas the leather strap is more at home when worn during a formal event.
Some of the nylon straps available:
Some of the leather straps:
Which strap and face did I choose?
Wafer thin at just 4.8mm, the slim, minimalist case completes its understated elegance whilst ensuring comfort and ease of fitting under the cuff or dress sleeve.
I chose the classic rose gold with the black leather strap. I only own one timepiece which is red and blue, so I figured a classic color scheme would be the most wearable seeing as I am now a professional. It turned out to be the perfect choice for me and I have been wearing this watch practically every time I wear something black which is nearly every day!
Case Size: 40mm
Case Thickness: 4.8mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel 316L
Crystal: K1 Mineral
Dial: Enamel Finished
Movement: Quartz Miyota GL20 slim
Strap: Genuine Italian Calf Leather in Black
Strap Size: 20mm
Black: 75mm x 125mm
Brown: 75mm x 125mm
White: 75mm x 115mm
Water Resistant: 5ATM
Warranty: 2 years
The face really is wafer thin and looks so elegant on my wrist.
The next set of photos were taken by the team at Filmcraft on a beautiful sunny day. I must also mention that I have very slender wrists which are too small to fit most bangles and bracelets. Radio City fits perfectly on my wrist and for once I didn't have to punch extra holes in the strap! This watch does not overwhelm or take attention away from my outfit, it just compliments it.
Here is a close up of my makeup that day!
I am so happy to have Radio City in my jewelry collection because it makes accessorizing for an accessory noob like me so easy. I throw it on whenever I'm wearing an outfit of a darker hue and voila, my outfit looks put together. So much love.
Radio City + Nato nylon strap: $175 USD
Radio City + Leather strap: $195 USD
Nato strap: $29 USD
Leather strap: $55 USD
Trifolgio also offers free worldwide shipping which is what we all love to hear. Each piece comes with a two year warranty too. Keep up with Trifolgio Italia on their Facebook and Instagram.
Now I would like to know, are you an 'accessory person'? What is your favourite piece?
*This product was gifted for review. All opinions are 100% honest.