Meet the Brands: HOT&TOT

Meet the Brands: HOT&TOT

Wood is good, especially when it's a wood watch built by micro watch brand HOT&TOT! Owner Joeri Hottentot fell in love with the idea of building wood watches during his tenure as an exchange student in the Pacific Northwest.  After returning home to the Netherlands, Joeri decided to create his watches from FSC -certified hardwoods, a guarantee that the lumber has been responsibly sourced.  In addition to using repurposed woods, HOT&TOT incorporates marble, natural stone and resin.  Their commitment to sustainable practices is also visible in the way their watches are packaged and shipped: HOT&TOT uses recycled paper in the gift boxes and booklets too. 

The signature feature of watches built by HOT&TOT is their simplicity: the watch faces are uncluttered with extra dials or distractions, which allows the wearer to see the markers with ease.  Atypical shapes and color patterns also make the watches stand out.  HOT&TOT also offers petite versions of their most popular watches: the Donar and the Wodan, which are characterized by their square 'dials' and faces in either white or black.  Most of the watches  are sized at 40mm and are styled with neutral elements, which makes the collection one of the largest unisex collections available online.

Every customer that has purchased a watch from this collection has been delighted by the way these pieces wear: extremely lightweight and easy to adjust, these wood watches are suitable for daily use by most people.  For those with allergies to metal, a wood watch is an elegant alternative to watches made with cheap alloys and plastics that can irritate skin or break when worn regularly.  

As a small business, this brand also collaborates with others: iconic Dutch group Hype Heroes is the inspiration for both the Polaris and the Centauri, which feature marble inlays on the dials, gemstone hour markers and badging with the Hype Heroes slogan, 'Until the End' on the back of the watch case. A sturdy engraved wood gift box is included with these watches, as well as the usual personal tool kit for strap adjustments.  All of the watches come with a minimum one-year warranty against defects, and are suitable for hand washing and typical exposure to water up to 5 ATM. Keep in mind that these watches are made from wood and natural materials, so we don't recommend showering, swimming or diving with them.  

To browse the entire collection from HOT&TOT, click here

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