Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The All-Black Watch Trend

When you think about all-black attire, what comes to mind? Ninjas? Teen goths? Probably not anything to do with the latest fashion trends, but that is changing, at least where watches are concerned. Black has long been associated with sleekness and it's a color that never goes out of style. The little black dress every woman should own, the slick black sports car every man desires. It was only a matter of time before it took over the watch world. It started with the face of the watch and now many luxury watch brands are creating entirely black watches.

From black leather straps to all-black ceramic cases and bracelets, these watches don't fade into the darkness. Instead, they are bold, they stand out. Each brand has its own take on how to design the timepiece, whether it be a sporty chronograph or a lustrous formal wristwatch. The U-Boat Flightdeck, for example, keeps the design simple while still remaining aggressive with its oversized casing. Gray hands offer a subtle contrast to the all-black case and strap.

For those who fear the stark all black watch, there are plenty of luxury timepieces that interweave various colors and metals to lighten the look. The new all-black trend isn't going anywhere, though, so expect to see more and do not be afraid to make the leap to such an adventurous watch choice.

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