Gone are the times when watches just acted utilitarian in their entity. Today we see British actor Riz Ahmed, Oscar-winning British actor Daniel Kaluuya, producer Charles D. King, flaunting their luxury skeletal timepieces at 93rd Academy Awards and setting trends in the Horlogerie movement.
On the other front, we see stars like the lovely actress Julia Roberts playfully dancing in the Happy Diamond watch collection campaign from Chopard and British-Indian musician Anoushka Shankar, fronting a timepiece from luxury brand Rolex. As the stars wear the most exclusive collections and the watchmaking industry ramps up on designs, one can articulate how watches are being seen as a statement accessory to amp outerwear. It is gradually becoming a mark of modern lifestyle and individualistic style as if our watches convey our mood and attitude. So as watchmaking has surpassed elementary craftsmanship to include sartorially bespoke collections that come in alluringly complex designs and swift watch movements to suit the modern buyer, we see a rise in a wide array of watches. From athleisure for the smart generation that likes to stay fit as a fiddle, enormously skeletal watches for the modish man to the more elegant timepieces coming for women, the categories will go beyond our imagination. Such is the variety! When it comes specifically to women, we have been seeing the craze for elegant yet sporty watches. And why not? As these watches manifest a woman’s ambitions, her girl next door image and her grace to nurture people around her. They reflect an amalgam of power, potential and poise of a woman which is what makes it a hot trend this month.
We see stars like the lovely actress Julia Roberts playfully dancing in the Happy Diamond watch collection campaign from Chopard and British-Indian musician Anoushka Shankar, fronting a timepiece from luxury brand Rolex.
As these elegant yet sporty watches are up in the market, one can see how there is a key difference in dial, colours and straps, where each of the aspects communicates a certain kind of esthetic. For instance, the bracelet watches as seen in the malachite green watch from French house Diors Gem collection exude a highly prized possession made for the woman who likes sporty and easy clasp free cuffs. However, those wanting to see more of the beguiling green stone in the watch will be left miffed as there is less of the greenstone element but anyhow its diamonds and octagonal dial will please you.
When it comes specifically to women, we have been seeing the craze for elegant yet sporty watches.
If you are a woman on the go who wants to dress to the nines at an office party by flaunting a chic yet sporty watch then Serpenti Metamorphosis from Italian brand Bulgari is another option. This sinuous timepiece is like a cult watch from the brand depicting its eternal muse Serpenti that’s going to charm all. It’s more simplistic in design with a rounded triangle built is made for the woman who’s seductive yet subtle in demeanour. Similar on the lines of elegance and sportiness is the Rolex Date Just 31 watch. Coming in Oyster steel, studded with diamonds, a fine sunray dial exuding delicate light reflections and a bracelet strap, this is a watch for the ambitious woman who expects composure.
If you are a woman on the go who wants to dress to the nines at an office party by flaunting a chic yet sporty watch then Serpenti Metamorphosis from Italian brand Bulgari is another option.
Swiss brand Jaeger-Le- Coultres Reverso Duetto Medium is a classic timepiece with a simple design made for the one who prefers boldness and clarity, be it in their body language or fashion sense.
Anyhow, a leather strap is like a secret sauce to give a raw touch to a timepiece as also seen in Swiss brand, Blancpain’s, flattering Valentine’s Day special edition Villeret Women Date watch.