Statement watches whatever your style
Take your wrist bling to the next level this season.
A timepiece isn't merely a functional accessory, what we slip on our wrists speaks volumes about our personal style. Whether you favour a classic design, a sporty gadget packed with smart features or a fashionable statement-making model, a well- considered watch adds flair.
Finding your perfect watch can often be daunting; there’s an overwhelming choice of designs, gadgetry and craftsmanship to consider. It’s vital to factor in your lifestyle, too – buying a gold dress-watch might not be the best choice if you need it to take you from the gym to the office.
A timepiece is often an investment. But the good news is a new one needn’t lighten your wallet – it’s about your purchase’s cost per wear. Find a design you’ll love for years and, who knows, it could even become a future heirloom.
To assist in your search, we’ve made a stylish selection of 12 impactful watches, all available at Westfield Stratford City, that are sure to stand the test of time.
1. INVESTMENT PIECE
The iconic Cartier Tank has been spotted on the wrists of royalty and presidents alike. Provenance doesn’t come more sought-afterthanthis–thetimepiecehashelditsvaluesince1945.
Cartier Tank Solo Watch, £2,640 at Watches of Switzerland
2. RUNNING MATE
The Garmin Forerunner 55 is the ultimate training buddy. Taking the guesswork out of your workout, it monitors not only your distances and running stats, but your workout intensity and respiration levels too. It also boasts up to two weeks of battery life on a single charge.
Garmin Forerunner 55 GPS Running Smartwatch, £169.99 at John Lewis & Partners
3. LABEL LOVER
The Gucci G-Frame Stripe Gold features the Italian fashion house’s trademark tricolour bands on the face, and the elegant metallic mesh bracelet will keep you looking luxe for years.
Gucci G-Frame Stripe Gold PVD Ladies Watch, £990 at Beaverbrooks
4. DRESS CODE
Two-tone metallic watches in rose gold and silver like the Rado Jubile Two Tone Bracelet Watch keeps classic designs on-trend, allowing you freedom to switch-up the rest of your jewellery to work with your outfit.
Rado Jubile Two Tone Bracelet Watch, £955 at Ernest Jones
5. DIAL TONE
Considering a chronograph? If you’re seeking a practical watch you can use as a stopwatch or timer too, this Lorus multi-dial style sports model does just that. Plus it’s water resistant up to 100 metres.
Lorus Sports Chronograph Men’s Stainless Steel Watch, £100 at H Samuel
6. TWO'S COMPANY
Love a designer collab? The Mission to Mars Bioceramic Moonswatch’s retro red and white colour-way and Velcro strap are a nod to Swatch’s iconic 90s detailing, paired with Omega’s signature quality craftsmanship.
Omega x Swatch Mission to Mars Bioceramic Moonswatch, £207 at Swatch
7. COLOUR PLAY
A classic oblong watch shape needn’t be mundane – the Longines DolceVita Ladies Watch adds a vibrant, dopamine-boosting splash of citrus colour to any neutral outfit.
Longines DolceVita Ladies Watch, £1,050 at Beaverbrooks
8. GRAPHIC DESIGN
Hunting for something chic yet playful? Consider bright, eye-catching prints or bold colourblock graphics. Swatch Duet Watch in Green & Pink has a vibrant all-over geometric pattern and is incredible value for a Swiss-designed watch.
Swatch Duet Watch, £66 at Swatch
9. SPORTS LUXE
A demanding lifestyle calls for a hard-working watch. The sleek Swiss-engineered Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra is water-resistant to 150m, scratch-resistant and fully automatic, so you’ll always be on time.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra, £5,130 at Omega Boutique
10. TECH WHIZZ
Big on boundary-pushing tech? The Apple Watch Series 7 allows you to monitor your blood oxygen levels, track your sleep patterns and take part in guided mindfulness sessions – all by simply glancing at your wrist.
Apple Watch Series 7, £369 at Apple Store
11. CRYSTAL CLEAR
A touch of sparkle hints at luxury. Cue the Wonderland watch by jewellery designer Olivia Burton, featuring a contemporary oversize watch face in mother of pearl, embellished with rose gold and crystals.
Olivia Burton Wonderland Crystal Watch, £99 at John Lewis & Partners
12. GENERATION GAME
If you want a timeless design to pass down through generations, the new Rolex GMT-Master II is as robust as they come. Testament to the original 1955 design, this sophisticated showstopper niftily displays two time-zones and in addition has been given a 2022 upgrade with a scratch-proof two-tone bezel.
Rolex GMT-Master II, £8,000 at Rolex