Ceci n’est pas un Rolex

Rolex?

NOLEX.

I was at Alchemist in South Beach when I saw it sitting quietly in a glass display case.

“Excuse me — what is that?”

A bracelet? A watch? It’s shaped just like a Rolex, but uh, how are you supposed to tell the time?

That’s when I first heard of Natalia Brilli. This Belgian born, Paris based designer’s tongue-in-cheek, leather covered accessories are reminiscent of wrap jobs by Christo and Joseph Beuys. She wraps watches, feathers, computer cases,makeup kits — she’s even done a Darth Vader mask!

I loved the Nolex. I NEEDED it. My husband thought I was friggin’ insane, but there was no way I was leaving without it…

I’m now on my third one. I keep wearing them into the ground!

Although, to be fair, they still look pretty rockstar when they’re falling apart -

 

When you’re wearing one of these, you KNOW what time it is.

For more info, go to www.nataliabrilli.eu