The first timepiece was probably a crude form of sundial that employed a twig stuck into the ground to measure the shadow of the Sun as it passed overhead, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise when some bright spark takes timekeeping back to its roots (in a manner of speaking).
Meet the stylish Civvio range of watches, hand-made from maple or sandalwood and equipped with quality Japanese Miyota movements for accurate timekeeping.
The watches receive a protective oil coating before getting baked for added protection (we wouldn’t recommend you take it swimming, though).
Price: about R700. Contact Civvio on 021-200 0747 or visit www.civvio.com