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Top 100 Watches Trends of 2014

From Stylish Standalone Smartwatches to Wooden Hipster Watches

— January 11, 2015 — Fashion
The top 2014 watches trends revealed that people are looking for understated luxury and integrated technology when it comes to picking out a timepiece.

Watches have always been a statement of luxury, but now that luxury is sleeker and more sophisticated than ever before. Whether ultra-modern or retro-inspired, timepieces feature a minimalist aesthetic that is not immediately obvious or overbearing on the wrist.

More importantly, watches are becoming more intelligent. People are no longer satisfied with a watch that merely tells the time. Thanks to an expansion in wearable tech, smartwatches are all the rage, and they are equipped with LCD screens, e-mailing capabilities and social notifications. However, the integration of technological features need not be intrusive to the watches' design. In fact, many hi-tech smartwatches are very discreet about what they can do.

To understand how fashion, technology and design trends continue to evolve into the New Year, check out the 2015 Trend Report.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
98
Illuminating Animated LED Timepieces
Illuminating Animated LED Timepieces
The Tokyoflash Kisai X Acetate Watch Boasts a White Casing
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97
Pilot-Targeted Watches
Pilot-Targeted Watches
The Startimer Pilot Sunstar is the Newest from Alpina Watches
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96
Digital Wooden Time Tellers
Digital Wooden Time Tellers
This Tokyoflash Kisai Night Vision Watch Version is Made of Wood
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95
Elegant Water-Resistant Timepieces
Elegant Water-Resistant Timepieces
The Ceramic Dior VIII Watch Makes Your Wrist Shine
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94
Fortune-Telling Chronographs
Fortune-Telling Chronographs
The Foretell Watch Answers Life's Tough Questions Every Five Seconds
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93
Graceful Astral Mare Timepieces
Graceful Astral Mare Timepieces
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with This Chinese Zodiac Watch
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92
Recycled Coffee Capsule Watches
Recycled Coffee Capsule Watches
These Eco-Friendly Watches are Made From Empty Nespresso Capsules
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91
Patriotic Combat Timepieces
Patriotic Combat Timepieces
These RJ-Romain Jerome Watches Honor the 20th Century Military
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90
Sporty Smartwatches
Sporty Smartwatches
The Sony Smartwatch 2 Has a Modern Design and High-Tech Features
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89
Olympic-Inspired Timepieces
Olympic-Inspired Timepieces
The Olympic Pocket Watch 1932 Revives an Important OMEGA Watch Design
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88
Precious Pink Gold Timepieces
Precious Pink Gold Timepieces
The Louis Vuitton Tambour Monogram Infini Watch is Pretty in Pink
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87
Downsized Gamer Watches
Downsized Gamer Watches
The Classic Arcade Wristwatch Almost Lets You Play Asteroids
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86
Effortlessly Sophisticated Timepieces
Effortlessly Sophisticated Timepieces
These Elegant Watch Designs Embody the Barvur Aesthetic
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85
Circular Hand Timepieces
Circular Hand Timepieces
The Grovemade Wood Watch Places the Traditional Straight Hands
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84
Classy Minimalist Armless Watches
Classy Minimalist Armless Watches
The Nixon Newton Watch Brings a Bare Yet Classic Aesthetic
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83
Notched Minimalist Watches
Notched Minimalist Watches
Bottle Watch by Industrial Facility is Modeled After Glassware Bottoms
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82
Wristwatch Boarding Passes
Wristwatch Boarding Passes
The Sony SmartWatch 2 Can Function as a Wearable Boarding Pass
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81
Affordable Silicone Watches
Affordable Silicone Watches
These Rubber Band Watches Only Cost $13 a Piece
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80
Minimalist Superhero Timepieces
Minimalist Superhero Timepieces
Nooka Teamed-Up with DC Comics for this Line of Superhero Watches
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79
Exquisite Cat Eye Watches
Exquisite Cat Eye Watches
The New Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye Watch Celebrates its Anniversary
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78
Single-Hand Timepieces
Single-Hand Timepieces
Slow Watches Display Time-of-Day in a Minimalistic, Military Fashion
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77
Feather-Light Wristwatches
Feather-Light Wristwatches
The BRM V6-44-MK Watch is the World's Lightest Automatic Wristwatch
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76
Luxury Seascape Watches
Luxury Seascape Watches
Bulgari's Il Giardino Marino Timepiece Takes Inspiration from the Sea
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75
Luxury Floral Timepieces
Luxury Floral Timepieces
This Christophe Claret Margot Watch Was Designed Exclusively for Women
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74
Sophisticated Futuristic Timepieces
Sophisticated Futuristic Timepieces
The Pebble Steel Smart Watch Boasts Plenty of Apps
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73
Artistically Luxurious Timepieces
Artistically Luxurious Timepieces
Graff Diamonds Unveils the World's Most Expensive Timepiece
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72
Wooden Hipster Watches
Wooden Hipster Watches
The Springbreak Wood Watches Combine Style and Eco-Consciousness
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71
Atomic Wristwatches
Atomic Wristwatches
Bathys' Atomic Watches Keep Time with a Cesium 133 Atom
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70
Intricate Map-Infused Watches
Intricate Map-Infused Watches
The Piaget Altiplano Scrimshaw Watch Puts the World On Your Wrist
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69
Luxe Tourbillon Cufflinks
Luxe Tourbillon Cufflinks
TF Est. 1968's Limited Open Side Cufflinks Feature Tiny Watch Mechanisms
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68
Slouchy-Minimalist Collaboration Collections
Slouchy-Minimalist Collaboration Collections
The DKNY x Opening Ceremony Collaboration is Bold
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67
Flexible Wooden Watches
Flexible Wooden Watches
This Natural Wooden Watch Collection Applies Thin Wood to Leather Straps
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66
Decipherable Wedge Watches
Decipherable Wedge Watches
Mask Watch is an Analog Accessory that Emphasizes the Numbers You Seek
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65
Prestigious Design Watches
Prestigious Design Watches
The Laco Absolute Series of Watches is Chic and Functional
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64
Curved 3G Smartwatches
Curved 3G Smartwatches
The Samsung Gear S Smarwatch Has a Curved Screen and 3G Connectivity
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63
Luxe Astronomy Timepieces
Luxe Astronomy Timepieces
The 'Tourbillon Astronomique' is a Luxury Astronomical Watch
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62
Sustainable Wooden Sunglasses
Sustainable Wooden Sunglasses
Woodsies's Uber Cool Sunglasses are the Perfect Accessory for Summer
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61
Stylish Standalone Smartwatches
Stylish Standalone Smartwatches
The Burg 12 Smartwatch Doesn't Need To Be Paired With a Smartphone
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60
Iconic Photography Watches
Iconic Photography Watches
Leica and Valbray Team Up to Create This Stunningly Luxurious Watch
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59
Earth-Encompassed Timepieces
Earth-Encompassed Timepieces
The Seiko Astron Stratosphere Watch Adjusts Automatically
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58
Iconic Japanese Art Watches
Iconic Japanese Art Watches
Show Your Love of Art with the Great Wave Watch
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57
Smartwatch Fashion Editorials
Smartwatch Fashion Editorials
The Vogue China Apple Watch Editorial is Subtle and Stylish
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56
Sleek Masculine Watches
Sleek Masculine Watches
The Void V03D Watch is a Clean and Uncomplicated Timepiece
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55
Overshadowing Orbital Watches
Overshadowing Orbital Watches
The ZIIIRO Eclipse Watch Reveals the Minute Hand Occulating the Hour
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54
Activity-Synced Chronographs
Activity-Synced Chronographs
Wave Smart Watch Interprets Circumstances to Provide Relevant Info
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53
Cube-Shaped Digital Sundials
Cube-Shaped Digital Sundials
The Sun Cube Tells the Time Using Sunlight and Shadows
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52
Cosmic-Inspired Watches
Cosmic-Inspired Watches
The Ziiiro Saturn Watch Makes for a Perfect Father's Day Present
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51
Multifaceted Timeless Timepieces
Multifaceted Timeless Timepieces
This Versatile Watch Gives You 10 Watches for the Price of One
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50
Sharp Arterial Timepieces
Sharp Arterial Timepieces
The Vein Watch Displays the Hour in as Capillaries Crossing the Screen
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49
Vintage Aviation Watches
Vintage Aviation Watches
This Bell & Ross WWI Guynemr Watch Makes for a Special Father's Day Gift
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48
Luxury Accessory Holders
Luxury Accessory Holders
The travelteq Watch/Jewelry Roll is Made Out of Quality Leather
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47
Sleek High-Tech Smartwatches
Sleek High-Tech Smartwatches
The Moto 360 Smarwatch Blends High-Tech Specs & a Fashionable Design
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46
World City Designer Timepieces
World City Designer Timepieces
Louis Vuitton's Escale Worldtime Watch Embodies Famous World Cities
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45
Bronzed Couple Fashion Ads
Bronzed Couple Fashion Ads
Calvin Klein Watch and Jewelry SS14 Campaign Stars Edita Vilkeviciute
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44
Armored Gamer Timepieces
Armored Gamer Timepieces
The Hayabusa Concept Watch Takes the Look of 'Halo 3' In-Game Armor
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43
Weaponry-Woven Watches
Weaponry-Woven Watches
The Fonderie 47 Inversion Principle Watch is Formed From Weapons
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42
Sleek Wooden Wristwatches
Sleek Wooden Wristwatches
The JORD Watches Strike a Perfect Balance Between Sleek, Earthy & Hip
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41
Female-Targeted Smartwatches
Female-Targeted Smartwatches
The Omate Lutetia Smartwatch is Designed For Women
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40
Time-Controlling Watches
Time-Controlling Watches
The Hublot MP-02 Key Of Time Slows Down or Speeds Up at Wearer's Request
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39
High Tech Retro Watches
High Tech Retro Watches
Velox Brings Back the 70s with Its XC1 Watch
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38
Suspended Timepiece Installations
Suspended Timepiece Installations
Tsuyoshi Tane Creates a Watch Installation for Milan Design Week
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37
Armband Hearing Aids
Armband Hearing Aids
The Close Wristband Translates Sounds into Tangible Vibrations
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36
Avant-Garde Abstracted Watches
Avant-Garde Abstracted Watches
DEZ Watch Has an Unusual and Futuristic Way of Displaying the Hour
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35
Stylish Health-Tracking Bracelets
Stylish Health-Tracking Bracelets
The Wellograph Watch Receives CES 2014 Design & Innovation Award
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34
Elegant Handcrafted Smartwatches
Elegant Handcrafted Smartwatches
The Asus ZenWatch Blends Classic Watch Design & Modern Technology
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33
Astonishing Astrology-Inspired Timepieces
Astonishing Astrology-Inspired Timepieces
The Midnight Planetarium Puts The Sky On Your Wrist
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32
Hidden Watch Bracelets
Hidden Watch Bracelets
The Incognito Bracelet Tells the Time Without Anyone Having to Know
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31
Strikingly Sleek Smartwatches
Strikingly Sleek Smartwatches
The Moto 360 Drowns Out the Competition When It Comes to Design
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30
Exceptional Luxury Timepieces
Exceptional Luxury Timepieces
This $16,000 Black Watch Design Comes with Top-Knotch Service
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29
Indestructible Sturdy Watches
Indestructible Sturdy Watches
The Ruckus Watch Was Made for the Ruckus-Causing Individual
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28
Durable Titanium Diving Watches
Durable Titanium Diving Watches
The Dive Master 500 Titanium Watch is Both Functional and Stylish
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27
Swanky Scandinavian Steel Watches
Swanky Scandinavian Steel Watches
The Bifrost Isbla Watch is Inspired by Nordic Mythology
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26
Rugged Swiss Watches
Rugged Swiss Watches
The Inox Watch Makes Light of the Most Severe and Unforgiving Conditions
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25
Fashionable Fitness Watches
Fashionable Fitness Watches
The Nevo Fitness Tracking Watch is Both Techy and Fashionable
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24
Auto-Inspired Smartwatches
Auto-Inspired Smartwatches
The New Hewlett Packard Smartwatch Looks Impressively Stylish
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23
Bespoke Auto-Inspired Watches
Bespoke Auto-Inspired Watches
This Jaguar Watch Commemorates the Lightweight E-Type Car
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22
Elegantly Curved Concept Timepieces
Elegantly Curved Concept Timepieces
The New Creoir Ibis Smartwatch Concept Has Been Unveiled
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21
Interactive Mobile Timepieces
Interactive Mobile Timepieces
The Neptune Pine Smartwatch Was Showcased at 2014 CES
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20
Hi-Tech Tangible Accessories
Hi-Tech Tangible Accessories
iWatch by Tomas Moyano Interacts Autonomously in Sync with Your Body
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19
Astronaut-Approved Watches
Astronaut-Approved Watches
The Luminox SXC GMT Space Series is Made for Hardcore Situations
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18
Totally Transparent Luxury Watches
Totally Transparent Luxury Watches
The Cartier Santos Skeleton Watch is Elegant and Classy
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17
Contemporary Custom-Fit Timepieces
Contemporary Custom-Fit Timepieces
Yes Man Watches Feature an Innovative Buckle for a Seamless Fit
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16
Cheap Solar-Powered Watches
Cheap Solar-Powered Watches
The 'SolarSmile' Watches by Q&Q are Charged by Solar Energy
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15
Display-Changing Wristwatches
Display-Changing Wristwatches
The E-Paper Watch Allows Wearers to Customize with Different Designs
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14
Luxury Indigo Timepieces
Luxury Indigo Timepieces
The Rolex Milgauss Z Blue Watch is Sleek and Modern
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13
Minimalist Monochrome Watches
Minimalist Monochrome Watches
These Greyhours Watches Make for a Sleek Father's Day Gift
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12
Revolutionary Smartphone Watches
Revolutionary Smartphone Watches
The Arrow Smartwatch is a Timepiece with an HD Camera
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11
Time Machine Timepieces
Time Machine Timepieces
The Trylon Watch Concept References 'Back to the Future' as Inspiration
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10
Luminous Clubbing Wristwatches
Luminous Clubbing Wristwatches
The 'Night Owl' Watches Light Up After Midnight
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9
Beveled Retro Wristwatches
Beveled Retro Wristwatches
The Casio E Series Concept Watch Has Throwback Rectangularity with Edge
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8
Disguised Hi-Tech Watches
Disguised Hi-Tech Watches
Withings Activite is a Good-Looking Design with Fitness Tracking Options
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7
Hipster Leather-Strapped Watches
Hipster Leather-Strapped Watches
The New Collection of Throne Watches are Functional and Sleek
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6
Hi-Tech Watch Accessories
Hi-Tech Watch Accessories
The Glance Watch Accessory Turns Any Watch into a Smartwatch
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5
Simplified Smartwatches
Simplified Smartwatches
The Cyclus Watch by Holy Tracks Fitness and Interprets Smartphones
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4
Sleek Serpentine Chronographs
Sleek Serpentine Chronographs
The Chrono Watch Coils Around to Reveal a Cobra-Esque Digital Face
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3
Nautical Diving Watches
Nautical Diving Watches
This Russian Diver Watch by Invicta Resembles an Antique Diving Suit
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2
Handy Hydration Watches
Handy Hydration Watches
The th2O Medical Bracelet is a Constant Reminder of Water Consumption
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1
Hidden Pill Compartment Watches
Hidden Pill Compartment Watches
Never Forget to Take Your Medication with the Pill Watch
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