Minimalism is a trend that has been slowly taking over the world of fashion and design. Though it’s been gaining popularity in the recent decade, minimalism first began as a movement in the 1960s and 70s. Almost as if in response to the colourful over the top colourful fashions of the time, minimalist takes pride in only showcasing the necessary allowing it to fully shine through clean simple lines and streamlined design. Below we have compiled a list of our favourite men’s minimalist watches where the inessential has been stripped back.
This watch from Mondaine is the perfect timepiece to use as an introduction into the world of fashion minimalism. It’s silhouette is simplistic and classic. The watch’s versatile nature makes it perfect as an everyday accessory. The round case is made of stainless steel. Its classic tone is highlighted by a black leather strap. The matte white dial is contrasted by thick rectangular indices and hands for that distinct Mondaine look.
Unconventional and contemporary this timepiece from Leff Amsterdam has an appealing industrial look. The 38 mm stainless steel case is PVD plated in rose gold. Its case and dial are integrated. The colour of the case accents its modern tone. In the place of indices, the hour-markers are incorporated into the bezel. Thin baton hours, minutes and seconds hands complement the case and dial. The brand’s logo is engraved into the dial. A dark brown leather strap completes the design.
Bering is a brand known for its minimalist futuristic design. This model’s design is dynamic and unique. The clean lines and avant-garde case make it perfect for both formal and casual events as well as a day-to-day piece. The case is made of stainless steel and is PVD coated in gold. A milanese mesh bracelet in grey stainless steel complements the grey dial and gives the watch a high-class sophisticated look. Positioned at 2 o’clock, the crown highlights the watch’s unconventional style. The dial is simple with no complications apart from the rose gold baton hands.
Movado is another brand popular for its simplistic silhouettes. The brand treats watchmaking as an art form and strives to create watches which accent and highlight the importance of time. The classic round case is made of yellow gold-coloured stainless steel. A black dial is contrasted by a set of gold dauphine hands. The signature Movado dot featured at the 12 o’clock positions and is the dial’s only decoration apart from the hands and the brand name on the bottom edge. Completing the design is a black leather strap. A sapphire crystal protects the dial.
The minimalist design of this STORM watch is more understated and subtle. It’s slate grey dial features embossed indices and luminescent baton hands. The STORM Cirero watch features a laser coloured rim for a more futuristic and intriguing look. The milanese mesh strap ties in the contemporary design. The case measures 43 mm and is made of stainless steel. The dial is encased by a mineral crystal.
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