In need of a shiny new timepiece to take out with you on those sultry nights on the veranda? Watch trends for 2018 have been all over the place thus far – wild waves of ceramic faces collide with alien, futuristic displays, the likes of which we’ve only yet seen in our dreams. So far, it’s been a crazy six months, and the second half of 2018 shows no signs of slowing down.
With two of the biggest trade shows in the game still fresh on our palates (the two in question being, of course, the famous annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève and Baselworld, one of the most important yearly events for watch-lovers the world over), we certainly know which trends this year are our own favorites.
No matter what type of watch buff you are, there’s something so intrinsically satisfying about looking at something as complicated and intricate as a ticking timepiece and actually getting to see the movement at work.
Skeleton displays allow you to do just that – you can see the tiny heartbeat ticking and the interlocking gears working together to bring you the current time. Call us children. It’s fascinating stuff.
Not only is this chic convention an excellent way to see whether or not your watch is actually working – it is also one of the biggest incoming trends this season, and we’ve got plenty of them on our shelves.
The most wonderful thing about this trend? There’s something for everybody, whether your taste tends to be more traditional (making the Hamilton Jazzmaster Open Heart Auto Watch just what you’re looking for) or more avant-garde in your approach to accessorization (in which case, you should most certainly give their equally striking Ventura Auto Watch a try).
Vintage is always trending in our hearts. Fortunately, the big boys upstairs seem to agree whole-heartedly this year. Nostalgia has hit the market hard, and designs reminiscent of the flamboyant Art Deco movements of the past appear to be all the rage no matter where we go.
One common theme across the board this season: timepieces with blue accents and features.
All of the experts agree that blue, especially dark, rich, navy hues, is without a doubt the color of the season. All of the most prolific luxury brand names have hopped onto the blue bandwagon – these include such heavyweights as Longines’ La Grande Classique, the Elegant, the Record Chronometer and the infamous Conquest V.H.P.
Blue isn’t just a classy choice when it comes to the face or band of the timepiece – we are huge fans of more subtle takes on the trend, including this sophisticated piece by none other than Hamilton; these blue hands offer the classiest pop of color that will never feel too loud or out of place even in the most formal setting.
If any of these trendy timepieces strike your fancy, make sure to stop by Safa Jewelers and explore the huge selection of watches we have available at our showroom. For more information, give us a call today at (732) 205-1350.