Michael Kors Watches History

Recognised for its sports-luxe aesthetic, Michael Kors is an American fashion design house that celebrates refined taste with popular watch collections like the Blair, Darci, Lexington, Jaryn and Parker series. The name behind the brand is actually Karl Anderson Jr, whose mother is a former model. When his mother remarried, Anderson’s first project was his mother’s wedding dress. During his mother’s marriage, he seized the opportunity to change his name, adopting his stepfather’s surname, hence the birth of the Michael Kors name. Michael Kors first started out in New York in the 1980s creating a line of clothing for Lothar’s but soon branched out into a brand of his own in 1983. In 1993 the company was forced to file for bankruptcy but was relaunched four years later.

With a focus on ready to wear clothing, the designs Michael Kors first produced included accessories and swimwear. A full scale men’s line was then launched in 2001 followed by his first watches for men and women in 2004. Two years later his designs were massively campaigned throughout the world. By 2015 Michael Kors was developing and distributing to 1,500 stores worldwide. Michael Kors watches are all water resistant and powered by reliable quartz movements. The designs are loved for their affordability and their easy to style designs, which pair well with all attire. Stainless steel Michael Kors watches join timepieces that incorporate Swarovski crystals against captivating mother of pearl dials for an opulent and refined look on the wrist. There are analogue and digital watches to choose from as well as Michael Kors chronograph watches and gold plated designs for a more luxurious finishing.

Michael Kors is considered one of the top brands within the fashion industry, creating timepieces that remain stylish and modern. Despite not being able to offer a huge horological heritage, fashion followers have been returning to the inimitable style and elegance of a Michael Kors watch for years. The timepieces embody the luxury and essence of a modern lifestyle with affordable and attractive designs. Distinct features of a Michael Kors watch include a classic buckle and crown engraved with the brand lettering and initials. The leather straps are crafted in a mix of colours to complement their dials and very from python to crocodile patterns with classic sports style closures on the bands of some of the sportier models, as well as polished push piece buttons for easy control over the chronograph watches.

Michael Kors watches have a licensing agreement with Fossil group which ensures that the materials sourced for each watch are of the highest possible quality to reflect their pricing. The partnership between Michael Kors and Fossil, which began in 2004, enabled Fossil group to develop and distribute Michael Kors watches globally, along with a list of other sub brands such as Adidas, Burberry, Diesel, DKNY, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Emporio Armani. Other popular Michael Kors watches include those from lines such as the Lauryn collection, characterised by mother of pearl dials, Roman numeral indexes and diamond decorated inner rings. In addition to these timepieces, Michael Kors Bradshaw watches include innovative Smartwatches, and sporty chronographs designed from gold plated steel cases and bracelets for a bolder look.