Watch Designs III: Over-designed watches in vogue?  2 Comments


I personally find that watches that are over-engineered yet with understated classic lines to be most attractive timepieces. But that is a personal preference - just as one would feel about clothing and shoes that we choose to buy and wear. However, it appears that in recent years there is a continuing trend to over-design watches to fit the varied design demands of the markets.

Just as there are distinctive design tastes in fashions in different cities, some important watch houses are now catering to what was once the domain of fashion watch brands like Guess and DKNY.
Once such brand releasing a new design is Zenith that has daringly launched this watch - the Zenith Defy Xtreme Open 1,000 Meters. Clearly a watch designed to be seen on the wrist. It is clearly over-designed in terms of its colours and details on the dial and case. It is also over-engineered very much like the JLC Extreme World Time Chronograph that was released last year.
While I personally do not find this watch attractive, I think over-designed watches will continue to flourish to meet the demands of collectors who want extreme designs and timepieces to match their lifestyle.



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