Who's Watching You?


You’re late for a very important date (again), all because you haven’t found a timepiece to complement your life (let alone your outfits). Just one day in the life of you might include a morning surf session, rainy mountain hike, dinner date at Town, and then a moonlit night dive.

John Patterson could relate, and in 2005 decided it was time his Kaua‘i lifestyle partnered with a top quality watch that perfectly enhanced Hawai‘i’s extremes.

That’s when he began designing Swiss-made quartz watches – waterproof to 100 fathoms and unstoppable at high elevation, www.leichic.comsporting scratchproof faces, military-spec illumination, even Tahitian black mother-of-pearl dials and the island chain etched on the back.

But they’ve only been for men – until this month, when Bathys Hawai‘i launched its first women’s line. The Lunar Wahine features a scratchproof sapphire crystal face, glowing numerals visible in total darkness, a moon phase indicator to track tides, surf and stars, and a date window – all waterproof to 330 feet and accompanied by two waterproof straps: one black leather, one genuine spotted stingray.

They’re changeable in less than a minute, so now you, too, can go from casual to fancy, mountain to sea in a hop.

And still be on Hawai‘i time.

Bathys Hawai‘i watches are available at Ben Bridge Timeworks in Ala Moana Center, 808. 951-5600