Updated trends are everywhere with summer around the corner, and the watch industry is no different. Styles have evolved to meet demands of brighter and hotter days, meaning watches are adaptable enough to cope with a day in the boardroom and a night at the beach.
We take a look at the key trends for watches this summer season.
As you might have noticed, at Michel Herbelin this season, it’s all about blue. Nothing reflects an ocean of laid back summer style like a cool blue complimenting sun kissed skin tones. Blue symbolizes tranquillity and calmness, peace and stability – the perfect setting for lazy summer days soaking up the sun.
While still a bright and attention-grabbing colour, blue is also neutral, making it an ideal colour for accessories and watches. Blue on blue dial strap combinations are the ones to watch for men’s styles.
The sports watch, or diver’s watch is making a serious splash in SS14 for men and women alike, with sapphire tones and metallic faces. With enough water-resistance to withstand the ocean, yet still high on style and finish, think of the sports inspired watch as the only off-duty wrist wear you need this season.
Rugged details make sports watches a winning look, and with a watch so sharp you’ll never be late. Every second counts to athletes at the top of their game so why not take the same approach by keeping track of things through the multiple dials.
We love the Newport Trophy Grand Sport, made with St Tropez and Monaco in mind. Think yachts, deck shoes and a canvas recliner.
Retro style watches have been seeing a rise in popularity, but this doesn’t mean you have to look for an old model which may be limited in functionality. Hot off the fashionable streets of Paris are leather strapped watch styles with traditional monochrome bases, updated for summer with a burst of colour.
Our fresh new design is the perfect example of retro meets modern, the 5th Avenue Strap watch. Comprising of a delicate, monochrome face with a double leather strap in a vibrant and oceanic blue, the double strap style really gives the edge to an otherwise classic design; entirely encapsulating the SS14 trend.
The best bit about this trend is that it will look good this year and equally as good in ten years’ time. Retro style watches are an expression of sophistication, combined with an appreciation of craftsmanship- a mark for connoisseurship for quality and luxury.
Large displays, chunky shapes and metal casings have long been the go to choice for any stylish man looking for a new time piece, but recently masculine inspired watches has been a trend which has influenced ladies’ styles too. This look continues into summer styles, but with a less obvious approach. Large displays are still maintained, but a touch of femininity is added by soft pearl based faces or diamond encrusted dials- a subtle way to bring a touch of glamour.
The watch is an accessory that will never go off trend, so there is reason to invest in a timepiece that will thoroughly represents your style and personality; SS14 trends does this in a charmingly modest way.
SS14 is simple. It’s bold, yet classy. It’s edgy, but it’s tranquil. Think strolling along a marina shadowed by an abundance of super yachts and you’re halfway there.