VITAE London: A Watch for the Modern Knight

As soon as I placed the Vitae watch on my wrist I felt the satisfying weight of the ‘chainmail’ wristband. Admittedly, the geek in me immediately thought of knights...
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As soon as I placed the Vitae watch on my wrist I felt the satisfying weight of the ‘chainmail’ wristband. Admittedly, the geek in me immediately thought of knights and armor. It was perfect- all black, matte, with gold accents, sophisticated yet simple while suitable for casual and formal dress. Being someone who likes to travel- and would be soon travelling from London to San Francisco- versatility is key and the Vitae watch proved it was a timepiece suitable for all adventures.

The New VITAE watch Season IV -by Tatjana Crossley – Get 10% on all orders with code MoodBoard10

While the design is minimalist chic, the watch itself is built for durability. Made of stainless steel and scratch resistant sapphire glass, water resistant up to 5ATM and using quartz movement, this watch was definitely capable of accompanying me on hikes around the Bay Area of California while also accessorizing my more formal engagements post-hikes. It went from nature trails through redwoods to clinking celebratory wine glasses, treks up and down the rolling hills of the city to laying back and soaking up the California sun. As I stated previously, versatility is key- especially for the frequent traveler and adventure seeker.

The new Vitae watch Season IV- Photo Tatjana Crossley for Mood Board Magazine

The new Vitae watch Season IV- Photo Tatjana Crossley for Mood Board Magazine

The word ‘vitae’ is Latin for ‘life’, which is especially pertinent, not only because of the suitability and timelessness of the watch for all aspects of life but also because of the charitable goals of the brand. Adding a layer of substance to the initial ‘knight in chainmail’ analogy, the Vitae brand works with NPOs to provide educational opportunities to African youth. Education in Africa is actually free but schools require students to wear a uniform. Since many children lack the resources to obtain a uniform and school supplies these children cannot receive these educational opportunities. However, for every watch bought, Vitae London provides two uniforms, shoes and a schoolbag to a child in need, giving them the resources to pursue their education.


Vitae London is offering our readers 10% on all orders using code MoodBoard10 on their website.)
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Lands End, San Francisco – Photo Tatjana Crossley for Mood Board Magazine

This cause really struck me. As someone pursuing higher education and a career in teaching, I believe that providing education to everyone is absolutely essential. While there is still a long way to go in this endeavor, this brand is helping give access to education one child at a time. The brand appropriately uses the hash-tag: #YourWatchTheirFuture. So you can wear your Vitae watch feeling stylish and knowing that you made a difference in someone else’s life.

Lands End, San Francisco - Photo Tatjana Crossley for Mood Board Magazine

Lands End, San Francisco – Photo Tatjana Crossley for Mood Board Magazine

To learn more about VITAE London and its cause, visit www.vitaelondon.com
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Berkeley Botanical Garden – Photo Tatjana Crossley for Mood Board Magazine

Tatjana Crossley completed her Masters in Architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design and Bachelors in Architecture at Rice University. She has worked at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and is currently working on her PhD research at the Architectural Association on immersive design and its effects on body image and identity.