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by Deanna Ting | July 28, 2015

One of the biggest advantages to owning a timepiece - aside from the practicality of knowing the time - is the fashion statement that a watch makes. More than just an apparatus to tell time, today's watches are worn as personal reflections of style. Here's a closer look at some fashion-forward pieces that your incentive program participants will want on their wrists.




Color Counts
 

Wittnauer WN2001

More designers are including non-traditional color combinations in their timepieces. This autumn, expect to see a lot of wine-colored hues, says Fae Druiz, vice president of public relations for Bulova Corporation, whose brands include Wittnauer. The women's WN2001 from Wittnauer is a prime example. "The bordeaux tone is predicted to be a huge fashion story this fall," Druiz notes. The WN2001 has a matching mother-of-pearl dial with etched Roman numerals, a warm rose-gold-tone finish, and a matching leather strap. European crystals are set around the bezel and the watch is water resistant up to 164 feet. $195, corporatesales@bulova.com

Another Wittnauer piece, WN1002, for men, has a brushed rose-gold-tone finish that pairs perfectly with its dove-gray face and sophisticated dark-brown leather strap. It is water resistant up to 164 feet. $225, corporatesales@bulova.com

Fossil Group notes that bright colors are also having a moment. "Spring's bright forecast calls for impactful colors that boldly go where no hue has gone before," says Doug Smith, vice president of corporate markets for Fossil Group. The women's Perfect Boyfriend watch combines menswear-inspired design with feminine details, is designed with bright baguette stones in a variety of colors, and has a three-hand date movement. $135,
www.cmdportfolio.com



Getting Graphic
 

Citizen Navihawk A-T Analog
Display Japanese Quartz
Silver Watch (JY8030-83)

Functionality and design are intersecting in men's watches to add some visual impact. A case in point is the Citizen Navihawk A-T Analog Display Japanese Quartz Silver Watch (JY8030-83). Part of Citizen's A-T Collection, in which all watches are synchronized with an atomic clock, this model's perpetual calendar chronograph receives radio signals both automatically and on-demand in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, and China, so you're always on time. It has a stainless-steel case and mesh bracelet, and the black dial features world time in 43 cities. Black-and-white detailing gives the watch a graphic style contrast. $695, corporate_gifts@citizenwatch.com

 

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph

Another men's watch that uses its functionality in a stylish way is the Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph (SSE003). Using the power of light, it connects to a GPS network to tell time with the atomic clock, adjusting itself at the touch of a button to every time zone. Sleek black and cool titanium accents work perfectly for a classic look. It's made of titanium with a super-hard coating and has a sapphire crystal glass, with water resistance up to 328 feet. $2,450, www.seikowatches.com/corporategift