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3 Key Watch Trends for 2020/21


When it comes to creating personal style, few items make better investments than a quality watch. Not only are watches an effortless accessory, they’re also a practical item to wear every day and with every outfit.

But choosing one ideal watch be a little overwhelming when there’s so much choice out there. Whether it’s a classic timepiece, a watch that makes a stand-out style statement, or even one that doubles as a piece of tech, there are literally thousands of options that vary hugely in price, appearance, and function.

Fortunately, there are a few key trends emerging in the wristwear world to take note of. Read on as we look at three key watch trends for the next 12-months and beyond.

1.   The Stand-Out Piece

For a bold fashion choice, a stand-out watch to add serious style to an individuals look. Anyone who believes that more is definitely more when it comes to bling won’t be able to resist the Rolex Iced Out watch – a piece encrusted with 10 carats of diamonds.

Rolex is one of the most highly coveted luxury brands in the world. It’s also a brand that’s bang on trend, with everyone from Cristiano Ronaldo to Brad Pitt seen with Rolex on their wrist in recent years.

2.   The Smartwatch

Smartwatches are wearable computers – an amazing item that will link to a phone, track a person’s health, and can even act as a contactless payment point. With 13.7 million smartwatches shipped in the first three months of 2020 alone, according to Bloomberg, it’s safe to say smartwatch wearer’s are in good company. That includes plenty of big names, from sports stars like Andy Murray to influencers such as Khloe Kardashian, showing that smartwatches are absolutely at the top of the trend list.

Far from the dated ‘geek chic’ trend, smartwatches give off the appearance of a person on the go. An influencer in their own right, who has plenty to stay on top of.

From analogue watches with secret smart features, to fully integrated smartwatches with interactive displays and built-in GPS, there’s a wide array of choice when it comes to choosing the perfect smartwatch. With more new tech being introduced on a regular basis.

3.   Diving Watches

What’s more on-trend than diving right now? From the sweeping blue landscapes to the endless Insta-worthy snaps underwater, it’s becoming a go-to getaway for everyone that’s anyone – allowing diving watches to take centre stage in 2020.

For enthusiasts of scuba diving, snorkeling, wild swimming or surfing, a dive watch is the ideal. Designed to withstand underwater depths of up to 1,000 metres, these watches are fully resistant to water, making them perfect for people who spend as much time as possible in the pool, river or sea.

Look for one with a stainless steel or titanium casing, as this will resist corrosion over time. But these watches aren’t just designed for function – with their sleek silicon bands and eye-catching black and white colourways, they make as much of a style statement on dry land as they do in the water. 

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