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.