Rare and exclusive watches – they are pretty cool. They look amazing on the wrist, they can be worn with anything. They immediately impart a sense of superior quality. And they perform SO many amazing functions, apart from telling the time, that is.

A piece of great craftmanship, precious materials and awesome technology strapped to your wrist can definitely give one a little extra swag. And so can a watch that is made or customised, exclusively for you!

So, what are the latest trends in stylish, luxury watches? Let’s take a quick look!

Trend: Jewel-colored faces

You will always have your neutral classics – beige, white and champagne colors. They do have that timeless appeal BUT, if you want to be right on trend, go for a bold and daring jewel-colored face. Like this baby from United Chrono:


Rolex Daytona Yellow Gold

Let’s take a quick look at this baby. Emerald green face – it’s beautiful. And highly unusual – who has an emerald green watch face? Memorable, exquisite! With a yellow-gold case, and a host of technically amazing features! OK, you want more? I get it.

  • 18k yellow gold case
  • Triplock waterproof (that’s super awesome)
  • Scratch resistant sapphire crystal
  • Arabic numerals
  • Self-winding movement with chronograph second hand
  • 3 days power reserve
  • Oyster bracelet with flat, 3-piece links
  • Waterproof to 100m. That’s deep. I scuba dive and have only been to 50m!

Are you James Bond or what?

Trend: Retro styling

We all seem to hanker after a little piece of yesteryear. There is no denying the gorgeous style of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s when it comes to iconic styling of clothes, hair, shoes, and, you guessed it – watches!

Take this 40th anniversary edition of the classic Patek Philippe.  It’s a stylish number, no doubt. It has retro appeal, with super functionality. The extension of the watch width-ways helps lend it that retro, 50’s movie star elegance.  A VERRRRRY limited edition and aesthetically divine.

Patek Philippe Geneve Nautilus – 40th Anniversary


Trend: A Sportier Look

Whether you are ACTUALLY a sporty person or not is not the issue here. But a sporty look, in your leisure wear, shoes and even your oh-so-on-trend watch is a must. This means you can go for functional and chunky, like this Richard Mille Automatic Flyback Chronograph.

See the proudly displayed inner workings, and the bold coloring contrast – that is a perfect look to tap right into the sporty trend.

Trend: Rose Gold

If you have not been aware of the trend for the beautiful hue of rose gold, then you have been on a deserted island! Rose gold is THE color – for phones, furnishings, hair, makeup, fashion and, well, anything really! The pearly blush has captured our hearts and watches are no exception. The color looks particularly amazing in watches and jewellery. Check out this Audemars Piguet Millenary Pink Gold.

Trend: Unique and one-off pieces

Beautiful watches are produced in limited quantities due to their cost and high level of craftmanship. It takes highly skilled artisans and watchmakers many hours to create one exquisite watch, there is no mass production for these babies! BUT, there is something SO special about having a unique piece of craftmanship on your wrist. And when you get asked about where you got it from, you can proudly say it was made FOR YOU. And no one else can have one exactly like yours. In a world where mass production is prevalent, we all hanker after a little individuality, a way to stand out from the crowd.

If this is you, I know exactly where you can go to get your personal, creative vision fulfilled. One of the companies that has a bespoke department for watch aficianados is United Chrono, where they will take on the creation of your own unique piece. How cool is that?

Capture the essence of your personality and exclusive style in a timepiece that no one can copy, because it’s yours, like these exceptional one-offs.

If you’re going to wear a timepiece, make sure it’s a statement too!

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