First published: 06-07-2015

I?m interested in a... designer watch

Article date: Tue 27th January 2015 03:32 PM
I?m interested in a... designer watch
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A gorgeous designer watch can be the perfect finishing touch to any outfit, giving you an extra burst of glamour and elegance. Some watches are made to blend effortlessly into your look, whereas others to make a statement. Whichever style you prefer, you can find a chic designer watch to suit you, no matter what your budget is.

Casual sophistication

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Different styles of watches are suitable for different occasions, and this is certainly the case when it comes to designer models. There are many big-brand watches that are more appropriate for everyday wear than for use as dress watches, and this model by Fossil is a perfect example. The watch face itself is clean and minimalist, and is contrasted by the rich colour of the strap. With the leather extending over the back of the watch face, this watch is extremely comfortable, and can therefore be worn day-in, day-out, matching up with the majority of your casual or smart-casual outfits.

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Alternatively, one of the most consistently popular designers of casual watches is Swatch, and they have an enormous range of watches in all colours and patterns. Whether you?re after a bright and bold pattern or something a bit more versatile, (like this simple black design), Swatch can almost certainly deliver, and it won?t cost you a fortune either!

Big name; chic style

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If you?re looking for something that is on the smart side of smart-casual, but not quite a dress watch, loads of designers strike the balance with watches that are classically elegant, yet bold and eye-catching. This Marc Jacobs model fits the bill perfectly, with the simple and sophisticated design of the watch face complemented by the bold, navy blue colour of both the strap and the watch face. It is a distinctly Jacobian design, with the inclusion of ?MARC? where numbers 12-3 would be, letting the whole world know exactly where this watch is from.

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On the other hand, this pastel design by Olivia Burton is the epitome of feminine glamour, with its delicate, unstitched strap and understated watch face. It is relatively narrow too, measuring just 30mm at its widest point, and so will look very dainty and pretty on any wrist. The colouring is also very easy to match with almost anything, making this a very versatile watch.

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The simple yet very effective design features of this Armani Exchange watch make it both classy and eye-catching. The colour scheme is neutral and feminine, and the addition of the jewels in the diamond formation give it a really glamourous appeal, making it ideal for a party, a date, or something else that calls for you to look sophisticated, yet playful.

Dressed up to the nines

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For some occasions, only a dress watch will do. Luckily, many designers specialise in watches for formal events, and when it comes to classic glamour, how could we not mention Michael Kors? With designs such as this one available, their range of elegant and stylish dress watches includes both stand-out feature pieces and more classically understated ones.

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DKNY also have a lot of gorgeous designs available which are perfect for a formal occasion. This rose gold model is petite, but has a big impact thanks to the jewelled casing.

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This one from Karen Millen is similarly modest in size, but the dynamic design makes it very special indeed, and an extra hint of glamour comes from the beautiful rose finish.

Unorthodox, unusual, unbeatable

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Many people return to certain designers over and over because of the individual style and character that goes into their every design. Vivienne Westwood is renowned for her quirky and gorgeous creations, and her watches are no different. This incredibly slim watch has hints of both past and future within the design, combining the ornate finish of the casing with the narrow black strap and the clean, numberless face.

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This Lambretta watch is similarly numberless, but its true beauty is in its striking pastel colouring. It is incredibly minimalist in design, but its pale minty green complexion keeps it from looking anything other than dynamic and eye-catching. Paired with a monochrome outfit, this watch will really stand out, but if you want it to blend in a little bit more, wear it with some blue jeans.

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When it comes to stand-out timepieces that can serve as focal points in an outfit, Calvin Klein knows how it?s done. This remarkably simplistic model manages to be striking, with nothing but the CK logo and the watch hands to identify it as a watch. This beautiful gold timepiece will look perfect matched with a formal evening gown, and will act as a statement item, rather than as a functional accessory.

Designer style for less

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Not all designer products cost a fortune. Many designer watches are available at very reasonable prices, so you can look your best without breaking the bank. Lipsy have a huge range of watches available which are inexpensive yet stylish, including this one. The rose plated casing looks luxurious, and the white strap is offset beautifully by the jewelled design of the watch face. The alternate numbering also makes it an interesting watch aesthetically, so it is sure to grab people?s attention.

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Additionally, Caravelle New York have many watches that are low in price but high in style, such as this elegant black and gold one. This bangle watch is sleek and understated despite the bold colour scheme, largely due to the simplicity of its design.

Designer style is certainly achievable on a smaller budget, with plenty of brands catering to the lower end of the price spectrum. No matter how big your budget, there is a designer watch to suit you.

Designer watches of all different styles and shapes can transform any outfit, from casual and relaxed to formal and glamourous. With something available for every budget, it is easy to find something that will suit you perfectly.


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