Music and patriotism inspire new designer watches

First published: 08-03-2012

Watches are often designed to a specific theme, with companies taking inspiration from the likes of Art Deco design right the way through to the natural world when deciding what images and looks to go for.

However, some designers will look towards things which are closer to their heart to include in their designs as they work to create their latest collections.

Vivienne Westwood has long been inspired by the British Isles with her creations, something which has helped to make her designs so iconic and well-recognised around the world.

Her latest watch line is certainly no different, as it features a number of iconic designs.

The veteran designer has crafted the Imperialist watch to mark the Queen's diamond jubilee year, with the face of the timepiece featuring a worn Union Jack design, a symbol that has often been seen throughout her work.

Scottish tartan has also been included in her latest designs, with the Exhibition Tartan being featured on her watches to create a colourful, punk-inspired look that still retains a very British feel.

A subtle nod has also been given to the stylish people who shop in the Knightsbridge region of London with a watch of the same name which is made in sleek white ceramic, with a gold finish.

Meanwhile, Raymond Weil watches have created a timepiece that is inspired by a love for music.

The Quantieme a Aiguille (Maestro With Calendar Hand) watch has a classic alligator skin strap and a light face, with the numbers displayed in Roman numerals.

With the hands created in a bright blue, they stand out clearly against the rest of the face as they elegantly wind their way around the hours.

Finding timepieces made in bright and colourful designs is also proving to be very popular recently, with the watch experts Peers Hardy stating that timepiece designer will be taking their lead from the catwalk and incorporating eye-catching hues into their latest creations. 

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