Can you believe 2017 is almost in our rear-view window?
It doesn’t feel like that long ago when I was preparing for the arrival of 2017 and thinking about what I wanted to accomplish, setting goals and resolutions for the year.
Time is a funny thing but the New Year is all about looking ahead so let’s take a peek at what is predicted to be one of 2018’s hottest trends: men’s timepieces.
Believe it or not the smartwatch has NOT de-throned the luxury watch as the ultimate statement of style and status.
Analog watches are still the cornerstone of the modern man’s wardrobe. No style icon worth their salt, whether a secret agent or a rap legend, would be seen without a classy timepiece attached to their wrist, and for good reason. A fine watch will add a sense of refinement to any look whether it’s red carpet black tie, boardroom chic or simply streetstyle.
A great timepiece can be to a man what a luxury bag is to a woman; a solid investment into your personal style. And, just as there are certain trends in the handbag industry, watch makers follow trends as well and who better to help showcase the trends than Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot.
For 2018 there are two standout trends in the niche of men’s timepieces that land on two opposite ends of the spectrum: Ornate and Minimalist.
Ornate watches are just what you might think, bedazzled, bejeweled and brightly colored accents, intricate watch faces and innovative materials. The Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire timepiece (above) is about as innovative as it gets.
This stunning timepiece is made of sapphire crystal. The case middle, bezel, and case back are all cut out of blocks of sapphire crystal, which is scratch resistant and is almost as hard as diamonds. The Ornate timepiece trend is all about wearing your personality on your wrist.
Sleek, minimalist designed watches will be equally as HOT HOT HOT in 2018.
The idea behind this trend is to make the experience of glancing at the watch straightforward. Get the time and then get right back to your task without any distractions.
Think understated but sophisticated. Trendy large uncluttered and uncomplicated faces, subtle straps and slim hands. Colors like black or silver emphasize the modern look.
Millennials are leading the charge with this trend, mainly because the minimalist designed analog watches create a sense of relief from the constant barrage of technology. Checking your watch for the time rather than your smartphone gives you a break from the endless stream of push notifications, Facebook notifications, and emails. A break from the anxiety.
These Classic Fusion timepieces from Hublot are clean, concise and luxuriously minimalistic.
TREND ALERT for the Ladies: one of 2018’s biggest trends steals from the guys: Boyfriend watches are EVERYTHING for 2018. Wear any mens watch to instantly show your style know-how.
Check out these gorgeous Hublot timepieces in person at the brand new Hublot Boutique located in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.
Stellar watches! Love the first one especially
Crafted perfectly right!
Those watches look absolutely beautiful. wow! it will be cool to have one of those.
Aren’t they stunning!
Ooo I love the minimalist one for myself and for my boyfriend! I may just have to go and try them on soon!
So pretty right! Aaron didn’t want to take it off lol!
I’m definitely more of a fan of the minimalist watch. The ornate watch is a bit too much for me, and I personally think the men in my life would prefer the minimalist watches! I love the black one the best!
Sleek and sophisticated is always classic!
I’ve never been a watch man myself but these look fantastic. Thanks for sharing!
I honestly love the minimalist trend that has been invading the watch design lately! It’s just so visually appealing! The second picture you used is my favourite one for sure! It never goes wrong, does it?
Me too, there is something so perfect about a clean dial!
These Hublot pieces are EVERRYYTTHING! The sleek minimalist style is my fav. And it’s nice to know Boyfriend watches are going to be in style for us ladies in 2018. Thanks for sharing! Xo
Right! I love a good boyfriend watch! It’s a fun chic spin on the look.
Ooo the minimalist trend is so nice. I like these way better than a smartwatch, they just look so much better! lol.
Wow, these are gorgeous. My husband’s bday is coming up in a couple months, this would be a perfect gift.
So different right!