Trend Watch 2017: This year’s best timepieces

February 16th, 2017

One of the greatest gifts you can buy someone – or yourself for that matter, is a luxury watch, both as an investment and a point of pride. For their fashion connotations, for their beauty and for their practicality – a watch makes a terrific present for men and women. 2016 witnessed watch buyers become more interested in simple, uncomplicated designs and technology.  But what do YOU select and why?

Here are three ideas for timeless timepieces you can buy for that special someone in your life. Or, of course, you can always treat yourself. But one point, make sure you take care of a purchase like this with watch insurance,these are beautiful pieces that need to be protected against both theft and accidental damage.

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The Minimalist Choice – Longines Master Collection L2.718.4.70.3

A dress watch that is sleek, sophisticated and designed to effortlessly mimic the design sensibilities of the 1940’s era with its crocodile strap details, this is a beautiful example of a minimalist timepiece.

The Longines Master Collection 38mm has a 21 jewel automatic movement and is water resistant to 30m with a 38mm sapphire glass case. This is a watch that has as much sensibility as it does dress appeal. The silver elements contrast with the brown strap, creating a watch great for winter formal occasions like the office party.

Priced at an affordable £2,200 and up, visit the Longines site for more information.


The Diver’s Choice – Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black

While this watch will not suit everyone’s budget, it’s a beautiful piece of engineering that will be appreciated by anyone who dives. It’s new for October 2016 too, so you’ll be one of the few sporting such a beautiful design.

It’s a bold, all-black watch that can take on 600 metre dives thanks to its ceramic construction. Inspired by the dark side of the moon, these watches are out of this world when it comes to durability and technical achievement. However, with prices starting from £7,000, this is for serious divers only.

The Trendy Luxury Choice – Breitling Navitimer in blue

Breitling is synonymous with quality, and nothing has changed over the years. However, many watch trends in 2016 seem to have prized blue faces – with little surprise, as blue is a versatile colour that matches virtually any outfit.

The Navitimer men’s watch is a delightful instrument that looks absolutely spell-binding on any man’s wrist. It captures attention immediately and is a favoured timepiece for pilots and aeronautical experts alike. The mechanical chronograph is crafted in Breitling’s workshop and is a true technical marvel. Available from £5,999.

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The Minimalist Choice – Montblanc Tradition

The Montblanc Tradition is a masterpiece in 36mm. It’s a simplistic piece that features a classic guilloche dial with Roman numerals and a small date function. Uncluttered and unassuming, but engineered to offer the finest level of quality. The watch also has 30 metres of water resistance and comes with a beautiful strap. While it’s unisex, this is a piece that will suit a businesswomen looking for a clean, elegant dress watch. Prices start at £930.

The Diver’s Choice – Oris Diving

Oris Diving watches perfectly capture the sleek trends of 2017, with a bold black face on a sturdy metallic strap. Built for diving first and foremost, the watch offers 300 metres of water resistance and is engineered specifically to fit a women’s wrists. The model has an immaculate display with a sapphire crystal watch face. Swiss-made movement completes the watch – a truly dependable diving model that does not compromise on quality.

The Trendy Luxury Model – Chanel Boy.Friend

In the fashion world, Chanel reigns supreme. One of the most instantly recognisable, sought-after brands on the planet, Chanel speaks of quality in a way many watches can never hope to.

This Boy.Friend model features a diamond bezel and a sleek black strap that complements the simplistic face. It’s a modern watch for a modern woman – but is adorned with the type of luxury you’d expect from a fashion leader.

Prices start from £3,200 for the non-diamond version and £5,700 for the one pictured.

Sleek, sophisticated and low-key is the name of the game for 2017. Even if you don’t have the money to afford these luxury brands, learning from the styles and features they offer can guarantee you make a good purchase on whatever brand you choose.

27 Responses to “Trend Watch 2017: This year’s best timepieces”

  1. Meenal Ranka says:

    I love watches and all these are amazing.

  2. I love that Chanel watch. It’s definitely my favorite!

  3. I love how a watch can really elevate a look and give it a great edge xxx

  4. Sarah Bailey says:

    A great watch is a wonderful foundation piece. That Chanel is absolutely gorgeous and would be a classic for years to come.

  5. Lynne Harper says:

    I absolutely love watches. They don’t like me as I’m allergic to so many lol. The Chanel piece is beyond stunning x

  6. Donna says:

    Gorgeous round-up! My hubby just bought an IWATCH otherwise i would be looking at getting the Chanel piece for his birthday. It’s stunning!

  7. I have a real thing for watches and love these men’s ones. Especially the Breitling Navitimer in blue x

  8. Elodie says:

    I personally love men’s watches for their effortless, oversized look so I would definitely be looking at these myself if I hadn’t spent a fortune on a new bag recently.

  9. My favourite has to be the Mont Blanc minimalist timepiece, I love the strap, the roman numeral design and how effortless it looks. Now that is what I call a watch!

  10. I love the mont blanc watch, I actually prefer mens watches for myself too! xx

  11. Wendy says:

    Each year I give the men on my life the same present…a watch! You have giving me astounding options to choose from this time. Great list.


  12. It’s true that watches are an investment as well as a fashion statement. I like simple feminine designs and have seen a few rose gold ones that look gorgeous.

  13. Ali Rost says:

    My favorite would have to be the mont black watch. For some reason I’m forever borrowing my husbands .. so maybe I’ll get it for him!

  14. From working in a jewelers I did amass quite a collection of watches but I rarely wear them anymore x

  15. Angela Key Milnes says:

    These are all looks a great watches I love the black one I would love this as a gift for my Birthday

  16. Hannah says:

    I don’t wear watches, but there are some great ones here x

  17. denajayne says:

    I think watches are a great statement piece xo

  18. Yaya says:

    Great choices! That Chanel watch is an absolutely timeless piece. x

  19. Lilinha says:

    So many beautiful watches, I simply love the Chanel one! 🙂

  20. Teresa Bowen says:

    While I love the look of these watches and would happily treat my husband to one, he considered one of the benefits of retirement to be giving back the work watch he was required to wear every day as part of his uniform and never wear a watch again.

  21. Rachel says:

    I don’t think you could ever go wrong with a Breitling, they are just so beautiful x

  22. Dannii says:

    A great selection here! I am really loving wooden watches at the moment.

  23. We love all the detail on the Breitling Navitimer and it’s such a great brand too!

  24. Kira C says:

    I love a good classical style watch for a man, and luckily my boyfriend does too!

  25. Lubka Henry says:

    I’ve never been a watch person, but I agree that a timeless piece can look very chic on the arm.

  26. I love all of these watches, but sadly could never afford the price tag! My favourite is the MontBlanc one x

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