La Mer was established in 2001 when Martine Ilana rummaged through her jewelry drawer and could not find a simple, stylish and feminine watch to wear. Combining her passion for design, love of quality materials and simple beauty, La Mer Collections was born. Inspiration is drawn from her journeys: South Africa's colorful markets, Bali's lush flowers, Italy's gorgeous leathers and Thailand's clear blue ocean. Each season, La Mer's color palette is chosen from these bright and colorful experiences. La Mer Collections' focus is on classic watch faces designed exclusively by Martine, and paired with beautiful leather straps. Every leather wrap watch is hand assembled in the United States and made with care.