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Top 100 Watches Trends in 2018

From Luxury Tourbillon Timepieces to Sporty Hybrid Watches

— January 12, 2019 — Fashion
Whether you call them watches or timepieces, these extraordinary devices are continuing to see innovation despite people shifts towards more technological options, such as smartphones. This list of 2018 watch trends clearly shows that these stylish statement pieces aren't ready to fade into obscurity and are instead being celebrated and innovated in the modern world.

Featured on this list is Casio G-Shock GMW-B5000, a perfect example of the collision between modern capabilities and classic aesthetics. Modeled after an iconic Casio from the 80s, this timepiece strikes a nostalgic silhouette and is sure to conjure images of a less technological time. At the same time, the Casio G-Shock GMW-B5000 gives wearers the ability to connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth and pull power straight from the sun.

Also featured on this list is the Astronomia Tourbillon Clarity Octopus. This luxury timepiece showcases just how intricate watches can be, even without modern features, and is almost more of a kinetic structure. The dial features a striking 3D octopus and plenty of moving parts that are simply meant to dazzle.

To learn more about watch products in the year ahead, check out our 2019 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Diamond-Themed Digital Watches
Diamond-Themed Digital Watches
A$AP Ferg and G-SHOCK Join to Rework the GA-110 Watch Model
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99
Racing-Inspired Timepieces
Racing-Inspired Timepieces
TAG Heuer and Aston Martin Came Together for an Amazing Design
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98
Limited-Edition Dive Watches
Limited-Edition Dive Watches
Bow & Stern's Automatic Dive Watch is Backed By a Lifetime Guarantee
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97
Next-Gen Fitness Smartwatches
Next-Gen Fitness Smartwatches
Fitbit's New Versa Smartwatch is the Brand's Second Smart Timepiece
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96
High-Fashion Tiger Motif Timepieces
High-Fashion Tiger Motif Timepieces
Gucci Introduced a Colorfully Faced Black Tiger Diver Watch
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95
Journey-Centric Timepiece Labels
Journey-Centric Timepiece Labels
Hagley West Gives Customers a Deep Dive into Its Industry
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94
Minimal Dot Matrix Watches
Minimal Dot Matrix Watches
Anicorn's 'Order Watch' is Inspired by New York City
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93
Pastel-Toned Geometric Watches
Pastel-Toned Geometric Watches
Kith Reworked G-SHOCK's Dw6900 as Part of Its Utah Collection
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92
Inspirational Conventional Watches
Inspirational Conventional Watches
OTO Watches Introduced 'Aspiration' & 'Cutting Edge' Timepieces
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91
Slender Feminine Activity Trackers
Slender Feminine Activity Trackers
The Garmin Vivosmart 4 Has a Slim, Stylish and Connected Design
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90
Tilted-Face Digital Wristwatches
Tilted-Face Digital Wristwatches
Seiko Relaunches the Tachymeter Digital Watch with BEAMS
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89
Contrasting Diamond Watches
Contrasting Diamond Watches
The Hermès Heure H Double Jeu Celebrates Contrasting Light
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88
Water-Resistant Chronographic Watches
Water-Resistant Chronographic Watches
The Modello Tre Watch by Unimatic is Its First Chronograph
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87
Heart Monitor-Integrated Analog Watches
Heart Monitor-Integrated Analog Watches
Oaxis' Functional Timepiece Features a Luxurious Aesthetic
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86
Streetwear Designer Timepieces
Streetwear Designer Timepieces
The Fujiwara Carrera Watch Celebrates the Illustrious Designer
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85
Camouflage-Face Polished Watches
Camouflage-Face Polished Watches
The New Type 1 BAPEX Watch is Inspired by Luxe Rolex Timepieces
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84
Metal Digital Wristwatches
Metal Digital Wristwatches
Casio's G-SHOCK Adds New Pieces to Its Full Metal 5000 Collection
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83
Podcast-Inspired Wristwatches
Podcast-Inspired Wristwatches
Goodhood and Timex's MK1 Watch Honors the 'S-Town' Podcast
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82
Wild West-Inspired Timepieces
Wild West-Inspired Timepieces
The Ralph Lauren American West Collection Celebrates the Frontier
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81
Hot Air Balloon-Inspired Watches
Hot Air Balloon-Inspired Watches
Hodinkee Unveils Vacheron Constantin Watches for Metiers d’Art
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80
Reworked Vintage Timepiece Exhibitions
Reworked Vintage Timepiece Exhibitions
GOD SELECTION XXX Re-Imagined Luxury Watches for Hong Kong
<
79
Limited Plastic-Inspired Watches
Limited Plastic-Inspired Watches
Swatch and HODINKEE Give the Sistem51 a Blue Tonal Makeover
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78
Semi-Mechanical Austrian Timepieces
Semi-Mechanical Austrian Timepieces
The 'ZEITSTÜCK' Minimalist Watches are Reliably Chic
<
77
Great Lakes-Inspired Timepieces
Great Lakes-Inspired Timepieces
The Shinola Monster Dive Watch Comes in Three Distinct Styles
<
76
Soccer-Tracking Luxury Smartwatches
Soccer-Tracking Luxury Smartwatches
Hublot's Wear Os Watch Will Give You Updates on Soccer Games
<
75
Artist-Honoring Watch Capsules
Artist-Honoring Watch Capsules
BEAMS Commemorates the Late Keith Haring with OG Watch Collection
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74
Visual Impairment-Friendly Watches
Visual Impairment-Friendly Watches
This Timepiece Concept Tells the Time Using Steel Pins
<
73
Luxury Car-Influenced Watches
Luxury Car-Influenced Watches
Ralph Lauren's Automotive Collection Delivers Intricate Timepieces
<
72
Dark Elegant Steel Timepieces
Dark Elegant Steel Timepieces
Todd Snyder and Timex Introduced a Limited-Edition Marlin Blackout
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71
Female-Focused Timepieces
Female-Focused Timepieces
The Caliber 9S25 is the First Women-Exclusive Watch By Grand Seiko
<
70
Hammered Japanese Timepieces
Hammered Japanese Timepieces
G-SHOCK's MR-G Arashi-Tuchime G2000HA-1A Embodies the Samurai Spirit
<
69
Contemporary Spring Timepieces
Contemporary Spring Timepieces
adidas Originals Drops Its Second Collection of Process Watches
<
68
Charitable Co-Branded Timepieces
Charitable Co-Branded Timepieces
This New IWC 'Small Pilot' Watch Was Made to Benefit Charity
<
67
Vintage-Inspired Customizable Timepieces
Vintage-Inspired Customizable Timepieces
HORAE Watches are Premium yet Affordable
<
66
Bespoke Minimalist Watches
Bespoke Minimalist Watches
Tmbr Watches Allow For Full Customization and Pure Style
<
65
Masterful Swiss Timepieces
Masterful Swiss Timepieces
Vacheron Constantin Fits 15 Complications Into a Pink Gold Case
<
64
Affordable Minimalist Watches
Affordable Minimalist Watches
Linjer's Luxury Analog Watches Appeal to the Millennial Collector
<
63
Domed Maximalist Watches
Domed Maximalist Watches
The HYT H0 Hides Its Complexity With Striking Design Features
<
62
Neo-Traditional Timepieces
Neo-Traditional Timepieces
The 'Novem' Watch Features Modern Aesthetics With Traditional Flair
<
61
Low-Cost GPS Smartwatches
Low-Cost GPS Smartwatches
The 'IronCloud' Smartwatch Offers Up to 50 Days of Battery Life
<
60
Triple-Screen Smartwatches
Triple-Screen Smartwatches
The 'EveRest' Smartwatch Packs Enhances Features into a Small Device
<
59
Supercar-Inspired Timepieces
Supercar-Inspired Timepieces
The GRD Automotive Outlaw Watch Collection is Chic and Stylish
<
58
Fashionable Touchscreen Smartwatches
Fashionable Touchscreen Smartwatches
Kate Spade & Fossil Joined to Create New Custom Smartwatches
<
57
AI-Powered Coaching Apps
AI-Powered Coaching Apps
Google Coach Helps Users Maximize Their Workouts and Overall Health
<
56
Circular Radar Timepieces
Circular Radar Timepieces
The TokyoFlash Radar LED Watch Comes in Blue or Green Color Options
<
55
Streamlined Swiss-Made Timepieces
Streamlined Swiss-Made Timepieces
Ikepod Proves Classic Design and Simplicity is Timeless
<
54
Wireless Charging Smartwatches
Wireless Charging Smartwatches
Samsung's LTE Galaxy Watch Comes in Three Stunning Designs
<
53
Rugged Utilitarian Watches
Rugged Utilitarian Watches
Zinvo Watches Offer High-End Craftsmanship for an Affordable Price
<
52
VR Timepiece Experiences
VR Timepiece Experiences
Arnold & Son Launched an Immersive VR Experience at Baselworld
<
51
Minimal Unisex Watches
Minimal Unisex Watches
HODINA and Minimalissimo Joined to Create a Limited-Edition Timepiece
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50
Swiss-Made Mechanical Smartwatches
Swiss-Made Mechanical Smartwatches
The Conex Watches 'X-ONE H1' is Stylish and Functional
<
49
Sleek Dyed Cork Watches
Sleek Dyed Cork Watches
Analog Watch Co. Thinks Outside of the Box with Its Latest Somm Collection
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48
Chic Alternative Smartwatches
Chic Alternative Smartwatches
The Sinji Health Watch Tracks Various Metrics for Healthy Living
<
47
Sporty Hybrid Smartwatches
Sporty Hybrid Smartwatches
The Withings Steel HR Smartwatch Tracks Sports, Location and More
<
46
Colorful Knit Watch Designs
Colorful Knit Watch Designs
TID Watches Partners Up with Clara Von Zweigbergk for a Cheerful Piece
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45
Engraved Dial Watches
Engraved Dial Watches
Wessex Watches are made by Obsessively Skilled Craftsman
<
44
Luxury Ceramic Watches
Luxury Ceramic Watches
The True Thinline Leaf is an Elegant Timepiece with Striking Materials
<
43
Solar-Assisted GPS Watches
Solar-Assisted GPS Watches
The Casio GB-800 is Part of the G-Squad Seriesat CES 2018
<
42
Film Favorite Timepieces
Film Favorite Timepieces
The Urwerk UR-110 RG Will Be Auctioned for Avid Marvel Fans in Geneva
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41
Ultra-Modern 3D Timepieces
Ultra-Modern 3D Timepieces
The 'N-CORE 001' Watch Reminds the Wearer That Time is But an Illusion
<
40
Designer Hybrid Smartwatches
Designer Hybrid Smartwatches
The Updated Kronaby Hybrid Smartwatches Feature Amazing Design
<
39
Distraction-Limiting Smartwatches
Distraction-Limiting Smartwatches
The 'MINIMUM' Wearable Has a Discreet eInk Display
<
38
Retro Digital Timepieces
Retro Digital Timepieces
The Casio Vintage Digital Watch Collection Has a Timeless Appeal
<
37
Golden Cartoon Watches
Golden Cartoon Watches
Steve Harrington Joins Disney & Nixon On the Mickey the True Original Line
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36
Elegant Watch Carriers
Elegant Watch Carriers
The Bamford Carbon Fiber Watch Roll Keeps Watches Safe and Stylish
<
35
Vintage-Style Chronograph Watches
Vintage-Style Chronograph Watches
IWC's New Pilot's Watch is Luxe and Stylish
<
34
Accurate Fitness Smartwatches
Accurate Fitness Smartwatches
Suunto 3 Fitness Watch Has a Lightweight and Stylish Design
<
33
Single-Handed Wristwatches
Single-Handed Wristwatches
The Swiss Reimagined 'SNGLRTY' Timepiece Eliminates Confusion
<
32
Military-Inspired Watches
Military-Inspired Watches
The Breitling Avenger Hurricane Military is a Rugged and Elegant Watch
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31
Rugged Military Grade Smartwatches
Rugged Military Grade Smartwatches
The Garmin Instinct is Ready for Use in the Toughest Conditions
<
30
Luxury Car-Matching Watches
Luxury Car-Matching Watches
Parmigiani Fleurier's Type 390 Matches the Bugatti Chiron Sport
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29
Modernized Vintage Watches
Modernized Vintage Watches
The Panerai Luminor California Has Classic Style with Modern Utilities
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28
Handsome Hybrid Timepieces
Handsome Hybrid Timepieces
The Redux Courg Watch Offers a Balance Between a Dive and Aviator Watch
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27
Highly Complicated Timepieces
Highly Complicated Timepieces
Ulysse Nardin's Tourbillon Free Wheel is a Creative Reinterpretation
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26
Kinetic Art Watches
Kinetic Art Watches
Humism's Automatic Watches Turn Time into Art
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25
Retro App-Connected Timepieces
Retro App-Connected Timepieces
The Casio G-Shock GMW-B5000 Throws Back to the 80s
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24
Insulin Absorption Health Wearables
Insulin Absorption Health Wearables
The 'NONNOS' Smart Insulin Watch Eliminates Needles
<
23
Luxury Tourbillon Timepieces
Luxury Tourbillon Timepieces
Louis Vuitton's Tambour Moon Mysterious is Elevating Its Watches
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22
Arcade Game-Inspired Watches
Arcade Game-Inspired Watches
Romain Jerome Introduces the 'Pac-Man' Level III Timepiece
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21
Intricately Luxurious iPhone Cases
Intricately Luxurious iPhone Cases
Caviar's iPhone Case Features a Beautiful Watch Construction
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20
Skeletonized Luxury Watches
Skeletonized Luxury Watches
The Grande Seconde Skelet-One is a Fantastic Timepiece by Jaquet Droz
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19
Invisible Display Smartwatches
Invisible Display Smartwatches
The 'mim X' Smartwatch is Integrated with TLD Technology
<
18
Analog-Inspired Smartwatches
Analog-Inspired Smartwatches
The Coalesce C_001 Smartwatch Doesn't Feature a Touchscreen Face
<
17
Discreet Connectivity Watch Straps
Discreet Connectivity Watch Straps
The Montblanc Twin Smart Watch Strap Keeps Wearers Connected
<
16
Elegant Camera-Inspired Watches
Elegant Camera-Inspired Watches
TACS' Vintage Timepiece Boasts Skilled Craftsmanship & Chic Design
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15
Redesigned Luxury Watches
Redesigned Luxury Watches
The Rolex Perpetual Deepsea Sea-Dweller Features Subtle Design Changes
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14
Special Operations-Approved Timepieces
Special Operations-Approved Timepieces
The Nixon 'Regulus' is Ruggedly Ready for Action
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13
70s-Inspired Stainless Steel Watches
70s-Inspired Stainless Steel Watches
TAG Heuer & HODINKEE Drop a Limited Autavia Calibre Heuer 02
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12
Customizable Kiddy Smartwatches
Customizable Kiddy Smartwatches
The Omate x Nanoblock Smartwatch Connects Kids to Their Parents
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11
Durable American Watches
Durable American Watches
The Lüm-Tec Combat Field Watch Blends Military and Everyday Style
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10
Elegant Hybrid Smartwatches
Elegant Hybrid Smartwatches
The Muse Hybrid Smartwatch is Both Analog and Digital
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9
Minimalist Dutch Timepieces
Minimalist Dutch Timepieces
The Richardt Mejer Daily Watch Collection is Masterfully Simple
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8
Intricate Luxury Watches
Intricate Luxury Watches
The Astronomia Tourbillon Clarity Octopus is a Masterfully Crafted Watch
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7
Interchangeable Mechanical Smartwatches
Interchangeable Mechanical Smartwatches
The 'Nymeria' Watch Comes with Two Watch Faces
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6
Celebratory Fast Food Capsules
Celebratory Fast Food Capsules
McDonald's is Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Big Mac
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5
Rugged EDC Watches
Rugged EDC Watches
The Lightwell Field Watch Features a Unique Solar-Powered Movement
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4
Mental State-Tracking Wearables
Mental State-Tracking Wearables
The Conceptual 'AURA' Wearable Detects for Emotional Issues
<
3
Headphone-Holding Smartwatch Straps
Headphone-Holding Smartwatch Straps
The elago AirPods Wrist Fit Bands Complements the Apple Watch
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2
Psychic-Inspired Luxury Campaigns
Psychic-Inspired Luxury Campaigns
Gucci Boasts Its New Timepieces & Jewelry in a Mystical Campaign
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1
Affordable Swiss Diver Watches
Affordable Swiss Diver Watches
Christopher Ward's New C65 Trident Diver is Stylish and Versatile
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