For the past two weeks I have been wearing and testing an unusual timepiece: the Philip Stein Classic Collection round watch. The reasons I call it unusual: 1) Those who know me know the style of the watch is not really me; 2) It has the Natural Frequency Technology built into it. In fact, Philip Stein Watches made their debut on the market 13 years ago – as a company focused on “feel-good” technology. We will bring you more about that in a few minutes, but first let’s look at the watch.
Part of the brand’s Classic Collection, the watch I wore is a two-tone bracelet watch in stainless steel and yellow gold plated center links and bezel. The dial is a two-tiered dial in shimmering white with gold numerals on a raised outer track. The center of the dial features an elegant sunray guilloche pattern and at 6:00, there is a subsidiary dial to indicate the seconds. All in all, it is a very classic, chic looking timepiece for the young working woman or the active mom on the go. Adding to the versatility of the watch is the fact that the bracelet is interchangeable and can be fitted with a strap to change up the look.
On the reverse side of the watch is the serial number (each watch is registered and carriers its own serial number), its water resistance (this one to 3ATM (though the brand does have an “Active” collection that offers stronger water resistance), and – in the center of the caseback – an aperture that reveals a colored metal disk – the sign of the Natural Frequency Technology. The concept behind NFT is that everything (including people) works best when exposed to natural frequencies. The metal disk supposedly acts as an antenna, and collects and harvests natural frequencies (between 0.2 and 32.5 Hertz) from the earth and then channels them to the wearer’s body.
The thing is that the NFT technology takes some wearing time to really notice if you feel a difference in sleep patterns, energy, etc. Because I only wore the watch for a short time (it’s summer- I need a water resistant watch for my beach and pool days), I cannot comment on the NFT effects. I plan to wear a different watch in wintertime for a longer period to test the technology. For now, I think the Philip Stein Classic Collection watch is a nice look and feel at a really easy price point of $800.