It all started just a few years ago when we adopted men’s watches for a trend-shattering new look. The bigger and chunkier the watch, the better. Nowadays it feels like a new age for the statement watch, with Designer Watches coming in so many unique styles that it’s easy to forget you’re looking at an everyday tool. Watches are jewelry now more than ever. These are a few of my favorites that up the creative ante, from Armani, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and more. Your traditional elements – gold and silver – are overhauled with unique shaping and embellishments; leather is being reworked and re-imagined; rose gold is going strong; enamel bangles are getting a face lift; and there’s even the incredibly fun watch ring from Juicy Couture, which strikes me as pretty brilliant. Try shifting the balance of stacked jewelry by pairing the thin black strap of that gold-rimmed Marc by Marc Jacobs piece with some massive bangles. Embrace the daring of structure or add some over-the-top sparkle. These are watches with a fresh new twist. I love that these designers are effectively breaking the mold and stepping away from tradition, which is exactly the sort of metaphor that reflects our relationship with our personal style!
Shop them all below and let me know your favorites!
01 Betty Barclay | 02 Sekonda | 03 Marc by Marc Jacobs | 04 Emporio Armani | 05 DKNY | 06 Calvin Klein
07 Dolce & Gabbana | 08 Betty Barclay | 09 Armani Exchange | 10 Guess | 11 Espirit | 12 Juicy Couture
Disclosure: This article was a collaboration with Watch Warehouse