We’ve been fans of Klokers since they launched back in 2015, and they have just released a new version of their 44-millimeter Klok-01 with a midnight blue dial (now shipping), as well as two new colorways for the 39-millimeter Klok-08, a warm gray/orange and a black/absinthe yellow (both on pre-order). Both watches feature Kloker’s counter-clockwise quartz movement, their patented vertical time reading scheme, and Kloker’s patented quick-release strap mechanism, which instantly turns the watch-head into a handy clip-on clock (or Klok).
Both the new blue Klok-01 and the two new Klok-08s can be ordered on any number of straps, including a steel Milanese bracelet, a textile strap in four colors, or on Kloker’s straight strap. The straight strap, as the name suggests, doesn’t taper, remaining 18 millimeters from spring-bar to pin-buckle. Leather colors for the straight strap include caramel, ivory, and matte black, while the vintage blue is crafted from a vegan-friendly poly synthetic and the orange is made from alcantara, a durable synthetic fabric now finding its way onto Microsoft laptops and Porsche dashboards.The blue dial of the new 44-millimeter Klok-01 is adorned with only white text, and lots of it. What is inherently a very busy dial—a technical-looking circular slide rule with countless markings—is nicely toned down and more legible in this blue colorway. As one of the most unique watches available today, the new-found uniformity of this blue dial may prove a welcome addition for those who felt a bit sheepish about the busier colorways. With the blue Klok-01’s on the steel Milanese steel strap, all the color stays on the dial where it holds center stage. On the textile and straight straps, you can get as wild or sedate as you wish.