AW17 designer watches: The Marie Claire edit

From the classic timepiece guaranteed to last a lifetime to the standout styles of the new season.

There is something to be said for a beautifully made designer watch. Yes, it’s a hefty chunk of your salary but choose wisely and handle with care and you’ll still be rocking your arm candy years later.

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Like any area of our wardrobe, a new accessory is a sure fire way to instantly overhaul even the simplest of looks. From high octane shades like these Kate Spade watches to statement straps, click through our edit of the latest watch trends that tick all the right boxes.

Discover the edgier, trend-led styles from Fendi, Dior and Dolce & Gabbana – we love Chanel’s silver and leather chain strap with chic rectangle frame. Perfect for a modern take on the cocktail watch.

If you’re a long time fan of all things classic and low key, fashion is on your side. The Maurice Lacroix watch with white dial and brown leather strap is high on our wish list, and is set to match-up with pretty much anything in your current wardrobe.

Fan of the more oversized look? Tiffany, Bvlgari and Hugo Boss have released their new offering, that consists of wearable neutrals – think tan, silver and steel – in ultra-elegant styles that will last season after season.

Naturally, there’s a fair few showstoppers on offer for spring. It doesn’t get more fabulous than Gucci’s Plexiglass and gold option, or Swarovski’s sparkling midnight blue crystal and gold number, both excellent choices for the extrovert dresser. Or, if you’re more of the Scandi chic school of thought, then definitely try Cluse’s marble face watch, or Skagen’s dark grey pattern watch. We heart.

Finally for the ultimate in statement straps pay homage to this season’s catwalk mini trends with details like sequins, crushed velvet straps and 3D florals in autumnal shades, a la Coach. Whatever your style, we’ve got you covered. Shop our fabulous edit below and keep an eye on our Black Friday watches deals and Black Friday designer deals to save a few quid here or there.

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