Some fretted that the advent of the smart watch might portend the slow death of mechanical timepieces. Fear not.
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The appeal of a physical dial with sweeping hands and the intricate engineering of precision luxury timepieces has yet to fade.
Plus, watches have become such style statements that men and women alike are assembling entire wardrobes of them to complement different outfits and activities.
The dark dial is probably the single hottest trend – especially in sapphire, chocolate or black but also bronze, mocha and forest green.
Women’s watches also offer dials in lighter shades such as baby pink and robin’s egg blue.
Colored leather and striped textile bands are trending for analog and smart watches alike.
Style savvy Apple introduces a new palette of woven nylon bands each season. You can also clasp your Apple Watch with an Hermes leather band in a rainbow of hues.
Other timepiece trends include:
Of course, the multi-dial chronograph is always in style.
OMEGA celebrates the 60th anniversary of its iconic Speedmaster with the introduction of a sleek 38 millimeter edition for women. The Speedmaster 38 sports a streamlined face and comes in soft colors such as cappuccino and steel blue.
And if you want to use your watch to keep up with phone notifications and track your activity, Louis Vuitton just introduced smartwatches, and Fossil has come up with hybrid watches that combine quartz innards with digital capabilities.