I've just got back from a preview of all the hottest Guess watches for the coming season. Watches are a funny thing, they may be born out of necessity, but I'm seeing more and more styles which enable the wearer to put a stamp of unique style on their look. It's not about a watch that just blends in and goes with everything any more, it's also about finding a striking piece that really looks the business.
Guess have both options covered, the practical, dependable, go-with-everything styles and the more out-there fashion timepieces. I was particularly impressed by the polycarbonate coloured styles which have a slightly sporty feel while still being totally on-trend. I loved the textured detailing on the faces of some of the watches too, it's subtle until you get close and then it really gives the watches a luxe look. With brocades, velvets and lace being fabrics to watch for the coming season, it doesn't surprise me that the metallic, textured styling is being borrowed elsewhere.
I tried out the 'Coastal' with a black leather strap. It's a classic style that suits both formal and everyday occasions. The crown and buttons are durable and chunky while the stainless steel of the bezel is sleek and shiny. It's chronograph and the inside of the leather strap is fabulously soft so it's not going to irritate if you are wearing it all the time. All in all, great quality and good looks too.
I was told that one of the most popular styles with the press on the day was the Spectrum. It's a unisex watch that has been equally popular with guys and girls having featured in the pages of Elle magazine. I think that especially in London, men are free to choose the style they love and it doesn't matter if it's a style that women love too. Sometimes, the design is just so spot-on that the sexes can't help but agree with each other. Guess are onto a winner with Spectrum which will be available in silver and gold.
You can buy men's Guess watches at Debenhams Look out for exclusive 'online only' styles coming soon for AW10.