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5 of the Most Creative Watch Designs to Look Out For in 2017

There is more to making a truly epic watch design than just cool hands and dials. Take a look at this selection of innovative new watch design ideas

Need to add something extra to your outfit but don’t want to be too garish and over the top about it? Then tick tock, a stylish new wrist watch is the answer. We present a remarkable selection of new watch designs to consider this year. If you are in the market for a new time piece then these stunning wrist watch designs just might be what you need.

Other than simply telling the time of day, watches fulfil another essential function for the wearer: they look great and stylish. In fact watch designs can send valuable signals to other people about who you are; your style, character and persona.

Whether you’re headed to work, the beach, a dinner party or a social event such as a wedding, wearing a innovative and stylish wrist watch design is always a welcome addition that will add a subtle yet significant shift to your overall look, style and presence. Here we take a quick look at the following stunning timepieces to consider in 2017.

  • The Halograph Automatic by XERIC
  • Time & Space: Zero Gravity Watch by i3 Lab
  • The Last Laugh by Mr Jones Watches
  • The Hacker Wrist Watch by Michael Young for ODM
  • Ora Lattea Minimalist Wrist Watch by Nava

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So Why Do People Purchase New Wrist Watch Designs?

People buy watches with different designs for all sorts of reasons. Active and athletic people often buy models with a range of sports features, such the FitBit or Apple Watch. These type of wrist watches monitor your body metrics which can be used to optimize your training and performance when partaking in sports and fitness activities for instance.

RMS Titanic Wrist Watch
RMS Titanic Wrist Watch : Such bespoke timepieces are often purchased as investments by private collectors.

Some wrist watch owners are actually private collectors who look to collect and invest in a watch only to sell it in the future. For this purpose classic watches from reputable brands often offer the most value.

Some wrist watch designs are truly bespoke and as such ridiculously expensive but cherished as collectors items. Extreme examples include the ‘Titanic Watches.’ A range of designer timepieces forged from metals recovered from the doomed ocean liner RMS Titanic that sank in 1912. These kind of collectors wrist watches can only increase in value as the years elapse.

Explore The Most Popular Watch Brands of 2017

According to a survey conducted by Chrono24, the most popular brands (and some of the most valuable collectors’ items) are Rolex, Omega and Breitling. And if you’re someone who does a lot of diving you’re going to need a particular diving watch that can withstand immense pressure, survive underwater and calculate the time and depth of a dive.

When one thinks of a new wrist watch they could be imagining anything from a bulky military piece to a stripped back minimalist watch. There is, however, as much design that goes into these tiny little time-tellers as into something like furniture design for instance.

5 of the Most Creative Watch Designs to Look Out For

Within this intriguing spectrum of wrist watch design there is an extensive range of spectacular and creative time pieces that fulfill additional functions over the ordinary everyday caliber of watches. In this feature post we take at some very different, innovative and highly creative wrist watch designs to take note of in 2017.


The Halograph Automatic by XERIC

The Halograph Automatic Designer Wrist Watch by XERIC
The Halograph Automatic Designer Wrist Watch by XERIC

For those who prefer a mechanical movement over a quartz one, the Halograph Automatic is ideal. Its “Halo Hands” encircle rather than point at the time, which is shown on a series of elliptical displays. It’s a refreshing take on the traditional circular display, one that’s both easily legible and fascinating to look at. It also comes in a number of different colors from silver, to navy to gold.


Time & Space: Zero Gravity Watch by i3 Lab

Time & Space: Zero Gravity Watch by i3 Lab
Time & Space: Zero Gravity Watch by i3 Lab

The design behind Time & Space takes its inspiration from the stars. This timepiece is concerned with the suspension of time and space in a zero gravity state. The dial plate is a photograph of a full moon taken in Nantes of western France and the watch hands shift in position constantly to give the appearance of floating in the moonlight. In the dark, the dial glows which adds a feeling of disconnection and free fall through space.


The Last Laugh by Mr Jones Watches

The Last Laugh by Mr Jones Watches
The Last Laugh by Mr Jones Watches

One of the more macabre wristwatches on the designer watch market. The Last Laugh ditches the traditional hour and minute hands. Instead the time is displayed on the teeth of a skull which cover the face dial. It’s an eerie timepiece intended to remind the wearer that life is short and (more importantly) that they should enjoy every minute of it.


Hacker Wrist Watch by Michael Young for ODM

Hacker Wrist Watch by Michael Young for ODM
Hacker Wrist Watch by Michael Young for ODM

Featuring a concave dial that rises out of a sunken center. The Hacker Watch is inspired by the precision engineering projects Michael Young’s studio has worked on. The design is simple, beautiful and uses bold lines. These lines run from center to edge to create a seamless feel between the dial and watch case.


Ora Lattea Minimalist Wrist Watch by Nava

Ora Lattea Minimalist Wrist Watch by Nava
Ora Lattea Minimalist Wrist Watch by Nava

One of the most minimal watches out there right now. The Ora Lattea has neither minute nor hour hands. Instead the Ora replaces both with two dots that orbit the center in the likeness of a solar system. This is no accident since Ora Lattea is a play on the words “Via Lattea” – “Milky Way” in Italian.


Final Thought on These Creative Watch Designs

All of the designer wrist watches selected for this feature product post are anything but bland. Each of the watch designs possesses a innovative design streak and signature look or unique selling point. It does not matter whether style, appearance or functionality is more important.


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Each of these well crafted wrist watch examples are both though provoking and imaginative from conception to production. All of the wrist watch designs featured in this product design post are available from your favorite timepiece retailer. Or from online watch specialists.


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