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Trend Watch

Before you purchase your next timepiece, consider these timely watch trends.

By: EMILY L. FOLEY

The production timeline to produce a fine timepiece takes roughly three years, meaning watch trends don’t shift as quickly as the rest of the fashion world — a fact that is even more poetic considering a watch’s place in our lives is to track time. But trends having greater longevity doesn’t make them any less compelling.

 

For 2023, many brands are moving past “men’s” and “women’s” classifications and simply creating a watch. A direct result of women buying larger watches for a bolder statement and men often opting for a smaller silhouette, these unisex watches make sense for today’s consumer. Technical innovation, such as solar power, and innovative materials are also trending.

 

While time is everywhere — from our phones to microwaves — watches continue to pull in consumers with new materials, state-of-the- art tech, colorful, jewelry-inspired designs and specialty collaborations. So, while we may not be able to control time, we can certainly control how we see it. Here are a few of the latest and greatest watches drawing attention for their innovation and style.

solios watch

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solios watch

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1) An extra-long strap wraps around the wrist twice for a unique style on this Happy Diamonds Icons watch. As for those iconic Chopard “dancing” diamonds: They live at the intersection of playful and luxe. $9,340 (chopard.com)

 

2) The Solar Classic watch by Solios is made with certified recycled stainless steel and charges with natural and artificial light, eliminating the need to ever change the battery. $305 (solioswatches.com)

 

tag heuer watch yellow

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Citizen watch

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3) The Citizen Eco-Drive One is made with Duratect DCL-coated steel, making it incredibly lightweight but also five times as hard as stainless steel. It is also sustainably powered by any type of light, which means no batteries to replace or discard. $3,995 (citizenwatch.com)

 

4) Bright yellow rubber and fine-brushed steel are combined to create this sporty Tag Heuer Formula 1 watch that perfectly exudes the fast-paced, exciting life it’s named for. $1,900 (tagheuer.com)

 

piaget watch

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tom ford white watch

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5) Each watch from the Tom Ford Ocean Plastic line is made from 30-plus plastic bottles retrieved from our ocean’s waters, making this crisp, chic 002 watch much more than a fashion statement. $995 (tomford.com)

 

6) The Piaget Polo Date Watch — a classic men’s sport watch — is reimagined for the feminine arm with a face surrounded by 60 brilliant-cut diamonds and another 36 brilliant-cut diamonds accented in rose-gold at the hour markers. $21,900 (piaget.com)

 

hermes watch

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gucci watch

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7) With its white rubber strap and yellow gold dial that both scream “cruise wear” and that iconic Gucci cat head, this Dive watch is a statement that sets any wrist apart. $1,650 (gucci.com)

 

8) The orange calfskin strap, the unmistakable gold-plated “H” surrounding the face — if it’s classic luxury without the fuss you want, this Hermes H watch delivers. $3,400 (hermes.com)