This spring is full of steely blues and vivid matted reds and oranges for men’s watch fashions from Armani Exchange, Starck, Fossil, and Diesel. This season looks toward summer with accented hands and dials, allowing you to accessorize any look from casual to professional. And always paying homage to the classics, each has a dressier style that’s sure to turn heads.
Red is apparently the color this season, with a great amount of designers playing with burgundies and saucier bright reds. Armani Exchange unveiled plenty of red this season in silicone straps and stainless steel bracelets. At least six models boast red through accented chronographs against a black backdrop or a full on red attack, complete with red case and silicone strap.
Diesel followed red suit, adding their own unique twist to the mix with their insanely oversized faces and acrylic, resin and aluminum materials while Starck stretched their red all the way to bright oranges and lime greens.
Fossil seemed to start all the red fuss last fall with it’s Machine watch, featuring a red machinated top ring set against an all-black case and bracelet. Since then, they’ve added burgundy and red touches to classic dress watches and taken the top ring to other models and matched it with black interchangeable silicone and aluminum bands.
Along with red, Fossil has stretched the Machine watch across orange and green, mixing an orange top ring with olive green silicone band and case and accented orange chronographs, hands and tachymeter markings on some of their models. Diesel reached a tangerine orange for the accents in the face of their highly-functional 65mm wide watch, complete with three analog faces and a digital display.
True to the classic wearability of anything matte, Fossil unveiled a smokey-blue matte stainless steel watch with a matching dial, case and bracelet. No doubt ion-plated, the blue timepiece combines the classic with a subdued burst of color that will be easy to accommodate any clothing this spring. This all-blue Machine comes in either stainless steel or steel and silicone. Diesel threw its blue into the ring with an analog, aqua-blue 67mm model that pushes even their limits of oversized faces while Armani Exchange only offered professional navy blue dials and silicone models and a classic gun metal stainless paired with a sleek blue analog face.
Blue and red find themselves in the midst of classic stainless steel watches at Fossil and Armani Exchange, with both brands sprucing up the simple dress watch with touches of degrade (Fossil) and textured steel and rose gold-tone-tipped accents that’ll make everyone look twice (A/X).