How “kool” is that?! Accutron announced a new partnership with Le Kool Champagne, established by Robert Kool Bell, leader and co-founder of Kool & The Gang, the legendary American R&B, soul, and funk band, for an exciting series of retro-style ladies’ watches.
Known across multiple generations for their iconic songs such as “Ladies’ Night,” “Jungle Boogie,” and “Celebration,” Kool & The Gang started around the same time and in very close proximity to the NYC-based Accutron watch brand. With the same passion for excellence, Robert Kool Bell sought out Grand Cru Vineyards from owners that have been producing for generations. As a result, Mr. Bell partnered with Paul Berthelot, a multi-vintage producer of spirits since 1884, to launch Le Kool – known as the “Celebration Champagne.”
The additions to the Accutron Legacy Collection are inspired by Le Kool Champagne’s line of distinguished champagnes, specifically their new First Lady Rosé, with the glamorous strap sets reflecting the vibrant metallic accents hues of their bottles.
The “565,” also known as the “Football Cross Hatch” watch made a statement when it was first released in 1966 because of its distinct Archimedean and Time Series spirals incorporated into the asymmetrical case design as seen in the crosshatch detail on the current bezel. The new Accutron Legacy “565” features a 34mm stainless steel case with crown placement at 4 o’clock, a silver white dial, bold hour markers and an outer minutes track. The watch is set on a blush metallic leather strap with two additional black and gold metallic leather straps, all featuring a 3-piece buckle and quick release system. They are priced at $1,550.
The “412” is a historically significant timepiece for the brand, as it is the original case design for Accutron’s iconic Spaceview. A tried-and-true classic featuring a 34mm gold-tone stainless steel round case with the same unique bull horn lugs and crown placement at 4 o’clock. The silver white dial boasts gold-tone applied and faceted hour markers and a double boxed sapphire crystal with AR coating making for a refined and elegant look.
The “412” is offered on a gold metallic leather strap with two additional black and bronze metallic leather straps, likewise featuring a 3-piece buckle and quick release system. Priced at $1,600.
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