Black in Fashion – Ceramic Watches We Love!10:52 am
Anna Wintour hates it, James Bond loves it and Abercrombie & Fitch have banned their employees from wearing the colour in their stores! But for many, black continues to be the anchor of style; a celebrated colour and wardrobe staple. Black is not just considered to be a “safe bet” but is the easiest, chicest, most fool proof way to get dressed, which never (ever) goes out of fashion. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the biggest and best watchmakers around the world take note of the ‘all-black’ look. Blue and white dials aren’t the only popular watch-colour trends in recent years, black watches have known to represent a cool, sophisticated look that make the watch both understated and sleek. Be it high end or low, nearly every watch brand today has their own iconic ‘Black-on-black’ model. Here’s our pick of some of the most sought after dark timepieces we believe you’ll love:
“You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion.”
– Christian Dior
Bell and Ross have been front runners in the black 0n black style and the BR 03-92 Black matte is an example of that. The watch not only resembles aviation instruments found in airplanes but the case and dial are also produced using high quality aviation grade ceramic materials. Perfect for any occasion!
“Women who wear black live colourful lives.”
- Neiman Marcus
Dazzle of diamonds – stylish black dial – made of the highest grade steel and ceramic, and loved by Maria Sharapova, what more could you ask from a women’s watch! TAG Heuer has redefined feminine codes with the lady Formula 1, which performs as well as it looks. Featuring an in-house accurate quartz movement and a design like no other, the watch is a blend of high-performance and glamour.
“Black is a colour of power and strength…”
– Hayden Fry
Perfectly describing the champ Andy Murray, who will challenge the best tennis players at Wimbledon this month! His choice? Not surprisingly, the Rado Hyperchrome Ceramica.
Check him out sporting this amazing watch in the Rado commercial:
“Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy – but mysterious. But above all black says this: I don’t bother you – don’t bother me.”
- Yohji Yamamoto
Giorgio Armani always believed that a watch “reveals something about the wearer”, and that is what Armani have tried to achieve with every timepiece they’ve created so far, including this one. Associated with quality and style, we believe the Armani Classic will do much more than telling time, it will tell the world who you are.
“I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour.”
Jaeger-LeCoultre joined the ‘black on black’ club with this limited edition Master Compressor Chronograph. Inspired by the refined look of the Master Compressor collection, they’ve kept it really sleek in terms of dial design and overall presentation, with the case done in matte black ceramic and a trusted caliber 757 automatic chronograph movement. If you like bold sport watches, you will certainly find a lot to love here.
Features Writer, The Watch Guide
Rahul is a watch and sports lover currently living in New Delhi. Having worked as a journalist and a copywriter previously, he is now thrilled to be a part of a team that loves, lives and breathes wristwatches. After joining Ethos and The Watch Guide team, his interest for the world of horology grew and is now completely and hopelessly hooked on watches.