You can't beat a classic, and for fall/winter 2015, watchmakers are updating iconic styles with unique accents and features.
Fossil, for example, is giving smart wearables a new look by debuting the Fossil Q Collection of connected accessories. It includes non-display and display watches, as well as fitness-tracker bracelets for men and women, each employing Intel Innovation technology that's compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems. "To a certain extent you could say what we're doing is moving toward a point where some day every watch we make will have some type of technology in it," said Kosta N. Kartsotis, Fossil CEO. Models include those shown, from left to right: Q Dreamer ($125); and Q Grant ($175), premiumCMD@fossil.com (Jenny Durham) or www.fossil.com
At Caravelle New York, contrasting gold and black tones make a bold fashion statement with men's style 44A107. It also has a striking black cut-out dial, automatic movement, and is water resistant up to 98 feet. $160, email@example.com
For ladies, Citizen has added rose-gold tones to its classic Citizen World Chronograph A-T (FC5006-55A). It has atomic timekeeping technology available in 26 different time zones, as well as a diamond-decorated bezel and a power-reserve indicator. $950, firstname.lastname@example.org
For gentlemen who want a two-toned classic with stylish update and the latest technology, there's the Seiko Coutura Solar Perpetual Chronograph (SSC376). The watch's stainless-steel case and bracelet is powered by light energy, and the gray dial is protected by sapphire crystal. This style is also water resistant up to 328 feet. $495, www.seikowatches.com/corporategift
Citizen Watch Company of America
Movado Group, Inc.
Seiko Corporation of America
The Fossil Group