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Top 100 Watch Trends in 2013

From $35,000 Chronographs to Numerology-Inspire Timepieces

— January 3, 2014 — Fashion
Chronographs are the original fashion-meets-function accessory, a trait further developed in the watch trends of 2013. The ideas observed in the realm of timepieces this past year focused around convenience and opulence. There were also many noteworthy technological advancements with the watches of 2013, which was seen in pieces such as the wrist-wrapped smartphone.

Aesthetically, few watches steered clear of bling and unabashed luxury, as seen with the $35,000 chronograph boasting gold, leather and a touchscreen face. This pattern of the watch face as the focal point repeated throughout the year, with some chronograph designers adding things such as LED lights or diamonds to the face. True to the minimalist design wave, others took things away from the standard watch face, as seen with the handsless time-teller.

If you're interested in the watch trends of 2013, but can't seem to find the time to do the research, check out our in-depth, yet cohesive Watch Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Colorfully Simplistic Timepieces
Colorfully Simplistic Timepieces
This AARK Watch Collection Boasts Sleek and Streamlined Pieces
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99
Time-Keeping Phone Attachments
Time-Keeping Phone Attachments
The Bissol Calibre 788 is a Luxury Watch for Your iPhone
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98
Downloadable Watch Faces
Downloadable Watch Faces
The Pebble Watch Connects Wirelessly to Smartphones
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97
Morbidly Realistic Timepieces
Morbidly Realistic Timepieces
The Accurate Watch by Mr. Jones Keeps Time and Reality in Check
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96
Indulgent Stone-Covered Watches
Indulgent Stone-Covered Watches
The New de Grisogono Watch is Sugarcoated in Stones and Luxury
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95
Luxury Chain-Link Timepieces
Luxury Chain-Link Timepieces
The Chanel 'Premiere' Watch Collection is Luxurious
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94
Activity-Revealing Watches
Activity-Revealing Watches
The 'Average Days' Watch Shows the Standard, Worldly Person's Activity
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93
Sleek Time Zone Watches
Sleek Time Zone Watches
Nixon's Travel Watch is Perfect for Seeing the World
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92
Gear-Exposed Timepieces
Gear-Exposed Timepieces
The Refined Hardware Harbinger Watch Exposes its Beauty
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91
Laidback Luxury Timepieces
Laidback Luxury Timepieces
The Givenchy ‘Seventeen’ Watch Series Highlights Industrial
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90
Crystal-Encrusted Chronographs
Crystal-Encrusted Chronographs
This Michael Kors Glitz Watch has Pave Crystals All Over
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89
Famous Designer-Inspired Timepieces
Famous Designer-Inspired Timepieces
The Digital Necklace Watch Resembles Karl Lagerfeld
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88
Path-Finding Timepieces
Path-Finding Timepieces
The Navigo is a Tactile Bracelet That Vibrates to Act as a Navigotor
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87
Orienteering Chronographs
Orienteering Chronographs
The NaviMi Watch is Ideal for Those Who Are Prone to Getting Lost
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86
Oversized Leather Wrist Watches
Oversized Leather Wrist Watches
The Human Time Project Celebrates One Year with Limited M Model
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85
Stress-Detecting Wristwatches
Stress-Detecting Wristwatches
Bandu Watches Monitor Your Stress Levels and Send Out Alerts
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84
Chromatic Plastic-Looking Watches
Chromatic Plastic-Looking Watches
The Casio G-Shock GLS-8900 Pack Boasts Bright New Hues
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83
Jean-Infused Diving Watches
Jean-Infused Diving Watches
Hublot's Stylish Diving Watch is as Sleek as it is Functional
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82
Moon Dust-Filled Timepieces
Moon Dust-Filled Timepieces
The 'Moon Orbiter Tourbillon' is a Stunning Luxury Watch
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81
Protective Parent Smartwatches
Protective Parent Smartwatches
AT&T Will Offer a Child-Tracking Filip Smartwatch to Customers
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80
Unusually Assembled Luxury Watches
Unusually Assembled Luxury Watches
The Blancpain Pre-Basel Watch Collection is Elegantly Chaotic
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79
Shipwreck-Inspired Watches
Shipwreck-Inspired Watches
Titanic-DNA by Romain Jerome is Now Available in Vibrant Colors
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78
Recycled Timepiece Insects
Recycled Timepiece Insects
These Creatures by Justin Gershenson-Gates Are Made from Watch Pieces
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77
Kitschy Religious Icon Timepieces
Kitschy Religious Icon Timepieces
This Jesus Watch is a Kitsch Masterpiece
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76
Clockwork-Flaunting Watches
Clockwork-Flaunting Watches
This Limited Edition Zenith Watch Reveals Intricately Assembled Gears
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75
Sumptuous Blinged-Out Timepieces
Sumptuous Blinged-Out Timepieces
The Guess 'Elegant Automatic Watch' Merges Style and Extravagance
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74
Tropical Time-Teller Straps
Tropical Time-Teller Straps
The Komono Wizard Print Series Brings a Touch of Summer to Wardrobes
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73
Inverted Celestial Timepieces
Inverted Celestial Timepieces
The Nadir Watch by Damian Barton is Intriguingly Minimalist
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72
Luxe Seafaring Timepieces
Luxe Seafaring Timepieces
The 'Class Sail' Burel Watch Places Nautical Design on Your Wrist
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71
Miniature Wooden Timepieces
Miniature Wooden Timepieces
Valerii Danevych Creates Watches and Clocks Entirely Out of Lumber
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70
Pie Chart Timepieces
Pie Chart Timepieces
The Closed Watch Displays the Slice of Daylight That the Wearer Has Remaining
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69
Fat Fulcrum Chronographs
Fat Fulcrum Chronographs
The 3012 Series Watch Has a Chubby Hub That Indicates the Hour
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68
Numerology-Inspired Timepieces
Numerology-Inspired Timepieces
Jaquet Droz Release the 'Lady 8' Watch Shaped Like an Elegant Eight
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67
Reminiscent Wrist Watches
Reminiscent Wrist Watches
This Denis Guidine Watch Leaves a Color Trail with Each Hand
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66
Iconic Rapper Holiday Accessories
Iconic Rapper Holiday Accessories
Jay-Z’s ‘A New York Holiday’ Collection is Fresh
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65
Changing Gradient Chronographs
Changing Gradient Chronographs
The Colorclock Displays the Passage of Time by a Shifting Spectrum
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64
Modernized Pocket Watches
Modernized Pocket Watches
The People People Pocket Watch Resurrects a Vintage Time-Teller
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63
Laidback Luxury Watches
Laidback Luxury Watches
The Xetum Kendrick Collection Combine Simplicity and the California Spirit
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62
Stealth Stoner Timepieces
Stealth Stoner Timepieces
The Grindrite Watch Transforms Marijuana Paraphernalia into an Accessory
<
61
Moon-Mimicking Rotational Watches
Moon-Mimicking Rotational Watches
This Rotational Watch Face is Inspired by a Lunar Eclipse
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60
Decadent Diamond Timepieces
Decadent Diamond Timepieces
This $1.5 Million Happy Sport Watch is Packed with Diamonds and Gold
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59
Ambiguous Timber Timekeepers
Ambiguous Timber Timekeepers
The Kisai Maru Wood is a Classy Timepiece That Discretely Tells Time
<
58
Touchable Time Tellers
Touchable Time Tellers
Tactile Triangle Time is a Stylish Watch Design That You Can Feel
<
57
Literal Time-Telling Watches
Literal Time-Telling Watches
The Til Watch by Daniel Will-Harris is Easier to Read
<
56
Wrist-Hugging Phones
Wrist-Hugging Phones
Make Calls and Texts with These Colorful Watch Phones by Simch Technology
<
55
High-End Concrete Timepieces
High-End Concrete Timepieces
Concrete is Turned into Elegance on This Watch by Dzmitry Samal
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54
Wrist-Worn Smartphones
Wrist-Worn Smartphones
The Neptune Pine Smart Watch is a Wearable Mobile Gadget
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53
Intricate Retro Timepieces
Intricate Retro Timepieces
This Gerald Genta Watch Ticks with Complex Precision
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52
Offensive Classic Timepieces
Offensive Classic Timepieces
The 'F@#k Time' Watch Combines Classic Design with a Sassy Message
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51
Dual Clock Timepieces
Dual Clock Timepieces
The Long Distance Watch by Kitmen Keung is Sophisticated and Practical
<
50
Minimalist Scandinavian Timepieces
Minimalist Scandinavian Timepieces
The South-Lane Urbaner Collection Displays Modern Versatility
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49
Military-Themed Timepieces
Military-Themed Timepieces
The Undefeated X G-Stock Watches are Army-Inspired
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48
Spacecraft-Themed Timepieces
Spacecraft-Themed Timepieces
The Omega Spacemaster Z-33 has a Sci-Fi Appeal
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47
Complexing Luxury Car Timepieces
Complexing Luxury Car Timepieces
The Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 LaFerrari Watch is for Suave Drivers
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46
Super-Slim Timepieces
Super-Slim Timepieces
The Titan Edge Watch is Slick and Sophisticated
<
45
Superb Strapless Watches
Superb Strapless Watches
The U-65 Pocket Watch Brings a Classic Timepiece into the 21st Century
<
44
Segmented Analog Watch Faces
Segmented Analog Watch Faces
The Cassini Concept Watch Tells Time with Flowing Lines
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43
Salvaged Luxury Watches
Salvaged Luxury Watches
The Rolex Black Limited Edition Collection is Made from Recycled Pieces
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42
Dual-Faced Timepieces
Dual-Faced Timepieces
The Equals Watch by Product Tank Displays Information on Two Screens
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41
Orbiting Analog Timepieces
Orbiting Analog Timepieces
The Small Followatch Face Rotates by Gravity Around a Larger Ring
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40
$35,000 Timepieces
$35,000 Timepieces
The Devon Tread 1G Keeps Time but Breaks Budgets
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39
Psychology-Inspired Watches
Psychology-Inspired Watches
The Wants vs Needs Watches by Mr Jones Feature Venn Diagrams
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38
Steampunk-Inspired Timepieces
Steampunk-Inspired Timepieces
Romain Jerome's Steampunk Chronograph Has Faux-Rusted Parts
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37
Opulently Oversized Watches
Opulently Oversized Watches
The Diesel 'Grand Daddy' Quadruple Chronograph is the World's Largest
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36
Science-Fiction Inspired Watches
Science-Fiction Inspired Watches
The Romain Jerome 'Spacecraft' Timepiece is Chromatic
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35
Trekkie Timepiece Concepts
Trekkie Timepiece Concepts
The Excelsior Watch is Inspired by Sulu's Ship
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34
Samurai Weapon Watches
Samurai Weapon Watches
The Shuriken Watch Features Pointed Blades in the Place of Hour Hands
<
33
3D-Printed Titanium Timepieces
3D-Printed Titanium Timepieces
This Watch from rvnDSGN Features a Unique Manufacturing Process
<
32
Automobile-Inspired Watches
Automobile-Inspired Watches
This Luxurious Ralph Lauren Watch was Inspired by a Black Bugatti
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31
Luxurious Scuba Watches
Luxurious Scuba Watches
The Breitling 'Superocean' 42 is Water-Resistant and Looks Super Sporty
<
30
Galactic Explorer Watches
Galactic Explorer Watches
The Bernhard Lederer Gagarin Tourbillon Celebrates Yuri Gagarin
<
29
Racing-Themed Luxury Watches
Racing-Themed Luxury Watches
These F1 Timepieces Bring Swag to Your Look
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28
Ninja Star-Like Timepieces
Ninja Star-Like Timepieces
Watch Horrors by StudioAram Design is Boldly Masculine
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27
Ultra Thin Mechanical Watches
Ultra Thin Mechanical Watches
The Altiplano 900P May Be the World’s Thinnest Watch
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26
Sleek Monolithic Timepieces
Sleek Monolithic Timepieces
This Azimuth Watch Imitates Tanks to Intimidate Viewers
<
25
Extreme Minimalist Timepieces
Extreme Minimalist Timepieces
The Denis Guidone Minimalist Watch 'Sometimes' is Modernly Classic
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24
Time-Measuring Wrist Candy
Time-Measuring Wrist Candy
Brit+Co's Watch Wrap Bracelets are a Useful Accessory Creation
<
23
Moon-Inspired Luxury Watches
Moon-Inspired Luxury Watches
The 1.2 Million Dollar Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon is Stunning
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22
Life-Saving Timepieces
Life-Saving Timepieces
The Breitling Emergency II Watch Can Emit a Distress Beacon When in Danger
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21
Lomography-Powered Watches
Lomography-Powered Watches
The Hyetis Crossbow Incorporates a Mini 41-Megapixel Video Camera
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20
Universe-Inspired Watches
Universe-Inspired Watches
The 'Deep Space Tourbillon' Incorporates the Mechanics of the Universe
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19
DIY Stylish Scarf Watches
DIY Stylish Scarf Watches
These Scarf Watches Upcycle Old Timepieces into a Neat DIY Accessory
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18
Futuristic Propeller Watches
Futuristic Propeller Watches
The Kisai Blade Watch Has LED Hands and is USB-Powered
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17
Sleek Superhero Chronometers
Sleek Superhero Chronometers
The Shield Watch Copies the Iconic Costume of Captain America
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16
Wrist-Wrapped Smartphones
Wrist-Wrapped Smartphones
The Samsung YOUM Smartwatch Has an Expansive 180-Degree Screen
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15
TV Series-Inspired Watches
TV Series-Inspired Watches
The Ulysse Nardin Game of Thrones 'Night's Watch' is Sleek and Sombre
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14
Intricately Patterned Timepieces
Intricately Patterned Timepieces
Koralie's 'TRIWA' Watches Feature Bold Hues & Beautiful Detailing
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13
Minimalist Number-Free Watches
Minimalist Number-Free Watches
The Levi Maestro Infinity Watch Features a Blank Time Face
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12
Coiled Clasp-Free Watches
Coiled Clasp-Free Watches
This Flexible Watch Design is Suitable for the Visually Impaired
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11
Sinister Futuristic Watch Faces
Sinister Futuristic Watch Faces
The Volt LED Watch Has a Menacing and Angular Design
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10
Minimally Marked Watches
Minimally Marked Watches
The Ora Lattea Watch Takes Minimalist Watches to the Next Level
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9
Luxe $500,000 Watches
Luxe $500,000 Watches
The Charming Bird Watch was Created to Celebrate Jaquet Droz's Anniversary
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8
Stimulating Smart Watches
Stimulating Smart Watches
The Hi-Tech Nokia Lumia Watch is Even Handier Than Your Handset
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7
Auto-Inspired Watches
Auto-Inspired Watches
URWERK's UR-110PTH Signals When to Change the Oil
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6
Malleable Wrist-Worn Mobiles
Malleable Wrist-Worn Mobiles
The Limbo Transformable Smartphone Switches from Handset to Timepiece
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5
Futuristic Chevron Timepieces
Futuristic Chevron Timepieces
The 'Volt' Faceless LED Watch is a Sci-Fi-Styled Accessory
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4
Credit Card Thin Watches
Credit Card Thin Watches
The World's Thinnest Watch is Unveiled at CES 2013
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3
Cuff-Style Smart Watches
Cuff-Style Smart Watches
Esben Oxholm's iWatch Concept Anticipates an Inevitably Streamlined Look
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2
Mysteriously Designed Timekeepers
Mysteriously Designed Timekeepers
The CKIE Reveal Watch Only Shows the Hour at Hand
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1
Revolutionary Time-Telling Rings
Revolutionary Time-Telling Rings
The Ring Clock is Three Metal Bands in One, Indicating the Hour
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