New Trends in Luxury Timepieces for Fall/Winter 2020

A quality timepiece is more than just an accessory. It’s a work of art and a classic piece of jewelry that is a symbol of style and sophistication. That’s why luxury timepieces have endured, even with the proliferation of mobile devices that can tell time. Each season, it’s important to select a few pieces that will accentuate your wardrobe and stay fashion-forward as the styles change. The luxury fine jewelry boutiques in the Oak Street District have the most extensive collection of exquisite timepieces to ensure that you’ll find the perfect fit for your tastes. We’re seeing an outstanding range of choices in fine timepieces trending on the fashion runways this season, and here are some of the features you can look for as you make your selections. 

Size. This fall and winter, there appears to be a reversal of last season’s oversized watch trend, and for both watch diameter and thickness, we’re seeing some pared-down looks in luxury timepieces this fall and winter. Even some of the most popular models have reduced their footprint this year, contrasting with some of the larger jewelry trends we’ve seen on the runways. 

Materials. As always, timepiece artists have embraced new shapes and designs this season, but there is a growing emphasis on unusual and extraordinary materials. You’ll find distinctively attractive materials like hammered gold as well as innovative, durable materials like ceramic and carbon in this year’s timepieces. The emphasis is on dent and scratch resistance as well as superior aesthetics.

Vintage designs. As with luxury jewelry, there’s a distinct trend in high-end timepieces toward the retro look, which celebrates the iconic designs of the past with all the modern features and latest technology of contemporary pieces. With aesthetics reminiscent of both the mid-twentieth century and more recent decades past, there is much to love about the incredible allure of these exquisite timepieces.

Skeletonized designs. A unique take on watch design is the skeletonized model, with transparent features that let you see all the intricate workings of the timepiece. These fascinating watches are growing in popularity this season as a distinctive choice for timepiece enthusiasts who demand the extraordinary in their selections. 

Jeweled ladies’ timepieces. This season, it’s truly a joy to browse the new collections of ladies’ luxury timepieces that are ready to take their well-deserved place in the finest jewelry boxes. Adorned with exquisite diamonds and fine jewels and designed sleek, modern lines, we’re in awe at the beauty of this season’s selection of jeweled ladies’ timepieces from top designers. You’ll want to add several pieces to your fall and winter collection. 

Elegant and functional. Whether you need a hardier design for outdoor sports or want multiple features like a calendar, moon phase chart, or more, fine timepiece artists this season are showcasing designs that truly have it all. From indestructible cases with exceptional underwater protection to intricate, delicate designs that provide a multitude of features, there’s something for everyone in this season’s exceptionally elegant and functional timepieces.

The Oak Street District is home to some of the finest luxury jewelers and timepiece boutiques available in Chicago, including Richard Mille, Patek Philippe by Razny Jewelers, Rolex by Razny Jewelers, Harry Winston, Graff, Geneva Seal, and Buccellati. Located in the heart of the downtown area, just steps away from Michigan Avenue, Oak Street District is the premier destination for luxury accommodations, superb fine dining, exquisite high-end salon, and spa experiences, and exceptional boutique shopping at the world’s most sought-after fashion houses, blended together to create the finest luxury Chicago experience just for you.

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