It’s hard to believe that LTD Watches were only launched in 2009 as the buzz surrounding them has definitely been quite phenomenal, and the watches have been seen on the likes of The Saturdays, JLS, Dizzee Rascal and Jameela Jamil to name only a few.
Colour popping, sleek and cool, what is unique about the LTD Watch brand is that each watch is strictly limited to approximately 100-150 models and therefore, if you like a style you need to get in quick before it goes! Luckily for our bank balances though, LTD Watches have also become so popular because they are budget friendly with average prices ranging from around £45 – £170 (though you can find some sneaky LTD Watches on sale if you check out the LTD Watch page!).
The brand is constantly evolving and launching new collections throughout the year and the new designs for autumn are incredibly chic and can be described as ultra sophisticated in style which is perfect to suit the tone of the autumn and winter fashion trends.
We are very much used to vibrantly coloured LTD watches in tones such as yellow, green and purple to name only a few, but the new LTD Watch 280301 design which is a part of the new Steel collection, moves away from bold colour and features a gold plated stainless steel case and bracelet strap which instantly injects a chic finish to the watch and makes it highly on-trend with retro inspired gold watches a must have accessory for this season. This design was also featured in the October issue of Artrocker. If gold isn’t your thing, you can opt for a silver version in the same style.
Keeping the coloured theme alive and prominent however (it is the LTD Watch trademark feature after all!), the new LTD Watch 091001 embodies the fun essence of colour with a pink polycarbonate bracelet strap and also features a silver bezel with ridged grooves which adds a dynamic combination of colour and texture and still provides that sophisticated finish. Adding a bold splash of colour can really liven up those muted tones that we’ll be seeing in autumn/winter so this watch makes for the ideal statement accessory. Other colour options are also available in this design.
LTD Watches are very active on the celebrity circuit and in the music industry and the Maximo LTD watch was even featured in the ‘Booty Call’ video by The Midnight Beast. LTD Watches are most definitely the hot watches to be seen wearing and remember, they are limited so make sure you get yours quick!
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A roll call of Black Dice watches makes us think of a Guy Ritchie film or an episode of the great Baltimore drama, The Wire. The names of the watches are similar to the language used in either, words like; Rookie, Grind, Contraband, Roller, The Showman, Holster, Flow, Hustle, Heist, Player. Black Dice may or may not have taken inspiration from gangster films and gritty dramas, but one thing’s for sure, the label know their market and have a firm idea of who they are targeting!
Black Dice watches appeal to big hitters, party people, design lovers and those involved in urban music. This list is not exclusive, but it is true to say the aesthetics of Black Dice wristwear do attract people with a distinct urban sense of style. We’ve mentioned before that recent BRIT Award winners, the JLS boys, are fans of Black Dice watches, as are a host of other well-known celebrities including Tinchy Stryder and Alesha Dixon.
Since the brand launched, in 2006, their watches have been featured regularly in a wide range of media publications, from The Daily Telegraph to Maxim and FHM. The Independent newspaper even included Black Dice in a list of its 50 best watches – not bad for a relatively new urban watch label!
Black Dice pride themselves on using high quality materials and all wristwear has Swiss quartz movement. The designs are modern, chunky, flashy with an urban twist and very hip. These are stylish, impressive watches that are the perfect accessory for any urban conscious guy or gal.
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Black Dice is the one hot brand that has raced to the forefront of the fashion industry during 2009 and having been only launched in 2006, the brand’s rise to fame has been incredibly speedy. Black Dice watches are hugely popular with many celebrities including boy band JLS, Tinchy Stryder, Carrie & David Grant from Fame Academy, Jesse Metcalfe, Noel Clark and Alesha Dixon to name only a few. People love the fresh and innovative designs Black Dice watches have to offer and with the brand being noted for its use of only the most modern design methods and high tech functions, the watches have a timeless appeal that will still look stylish in years to come.
There are many Black Dice watches that look great according to a variety of style preferences, all of which are urban inspired with clean lines and strong dynamics but the aesthetic and functional features vary between either plastic or stainless steel cases with gold, silver leather, rubber or stainless steel straps. Many of the watches also include material and colour variations such as the new Grind watch which is available with either leather straps (black or brown) or a carbon coated stainless steel strap. These features really allow you to be selective about your watch and choose according to your individual style. Black Dice is one brand that ensures it provides customers with as many variations of one design as possible. All Black Dice watches use quartz movements and Swiss in some designs, which vary from simple three hand movements through to chronographs and LED displays. In terms of function, all Black Dice digital watches including the famous Mix Tape, include an alarm, backlight and a date display.
At the forefront of innovative and cutting edge design, Black Dice watches are constantly challenging conventional design methods and never fail to impress with their ever evolving unique designs. The exclusive Entourage watch for example has a gold toned reverse multi functional digital display in addition to a dual time display directly underneath. The brown and gold colour of the watch gives it an almost antique finish but the modern technology completely contradicts this which makes for an incredibly original and dynamic watch. The exclusive Hustle watch is also one to look out for with its triangular shaped dial, large feature numbers and wide black leather strap. The very aptly named Showman Black Dice watch is striking with its white ceramic bracelet strap and stunning gold and black dial which creates a fresh and versatile look with that strong hint of Black Dice urban sophistication.
Ultimately Black Dice watches with the use of only the finest materials and superior inner mechanisms and functions, combine unique and eye catching style with elite technology. This has made the brand one which is now regarded as extremely sought after and favoured by many celebs. A Black Dice watch allows you to express your own individual style and makes for the perfect investment watch that in 10 years time, will still ensure that you are leading the fash pack!
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LTD Watches have made quite a stir in the watch industry during 2009 with their simple styling, bold colours and retro appeal. What makes LTD Watches unique is the fact that each watch is only made in strictly limited edition quantities of between 100 and 150. At affordable proces, LTD watches have that high trend appeal, exclusivity and are budget friendly.
The latest exciting news is that hot boy band of the moment JLS who are currently topping the UK charts with their new release ‘Everybody In Love’ have designed their own exclusive LTD Watch entitled LTD Watch vs JLS and here at Shade Station we are extremely excited to have this available on our site. The watch is typical of the LTD watch style with a polycarbonate bracelet strap and round dial. The exclusive JLS branding is positioned at the bottom and the dial also incorporates small bursts of vibrant colours on the time markers making this an incredibly funky watch.
Like the rest of the range, these JLS LTD watches are strictly Limited Edition and only 100 models of each version are made. Other than the white watch, there are a whole host of other cool colours chosen by each band member which are soon to come into Shade Station so we’ll keep you posted on the arrival of those!
The JLS watches are currently selling on EBay for £140 which shows how sought after and in demand the watches are. The usual retail price (as on the Shade Station site) is £60 so make sure you sign up for an arrival notification to ensure you get your hands on one in time for Christmas!
JLS who found fame following the X Factor and now storming the charts are renowned not only for their great pop/R&B sound, but also for their funky and highly on trend image. LTD Watches are the perfect brand for them to be associated with and this new and highly exclusive JLS design ticks all the right boxes for style appeal.
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Despite already being incredibly popular and high profile, Black Dice is a relatively new brand and was launched in 2006 by Guiseppe Zuccarello. The brand was primarily launched as Zuccarello had noticed a clear gap in the watch market and wanted to provide consumers with something different. Currently the industry comprised of watches which were either high end luxury and incredibly expensive or watches which fell into the sports/fashion sector whereby style and function are of equal priority. Not wanting to compromise on quality, Zuccarello had the ambition of creating watches which were trendy, chic and sophisticated but with a more edgy and urban appeal, and which take inspiration from current street culture and urban music.
The general vibe of Black Dice watches are urban street and thus it has a young following and a favourite brand of many celebrities. The various styles fall into the price bracket of between designer and high street and thus they are accessible to a wider target consumer but still have that high quality association.
What has really helped to put Black Dice watches on the map is the brand’s link with the urban music scene. The design of the brand’s watches is very much inspired by music as a whole genre and bands including JLS, Jay Sean and Alesha Dixon and numerous celebrities in the fashion scene are often spotted sporting a Black Dice watch. The brand was also featured at the incredibly high profile MOBO awards (Music of Black Origin) whereby the celebrities and audience had the opportunity to check out the range and be seen wearing it. The Black Dice watches were incredibly popular and are now the watch choice of many urban artists, bands and celebrities.
There are many stylish designs within the Black Dice collection. Here is a list of the latest styles.
Black Dice Watches – The Grind
With a bang on trend wide strap and large square dial, The Black Dice Grind is a statement watch designed for men but could also be worn by girls to capture the boyfriend look. With unique features such as a rotating inner watch face, bold coloured stitching detail and industrial hex bolts making for a heavy duty look, this watch is slick and will definitely give your outfit a funky edge.
Black Dice Watches – The Guru
The Black Dice Guru is definitely a uniquely designed watch and is available in a selection of vibrant colours which is a key trend this season. With a rubber brand bracelet strap the unique point about this watch is that it can be programmed to display your own messages on the LED system. With a hint of retro appeal combined with contemporary technology this watch looks striking in addition to incorporating innovative and fun features.
Black Dice Watches – The Showman
This very aptly named and exclusive Black Dice Showman watch is definitely a real show stopper. This watch features a crisp and cool polished white ceramic case with a diamante studded bezel for that extra bit of bling. With many celebrities sporting the white watch look, this model is particularly urban street style and also features a sub dial chronograph.
Black Dice Watches – The Entourage
An incredibly chic men’s watch with an elitist feel, this exclusive Black Dice Entourage watch ticks all the boxes when it comes to unique urban style. With sleek gold and brown colour tones, a wide strap and a bold dial with a dual time display and a digital time display, this looks striking upon the wrist and definitely conveys a sense of confidence and style personality in the wearer.
Overall, Black Dice watches are incredibly stylish and make the perfect statement accessory which portrays something about the personality of the wearer. Hitting on key trends such as wide chunky straps, bold colour, sharp angles and innovative shapes, Black Dice watches are instantly recognisable and therefore are timelessly stylish. Taking inspiration from culture, street and urban style and fashion, music, art and design, Black Dice watches are the perfect choice if you are looking for something that little bit different from the norm.
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Black Dice watches have a strong connection with the urban music genre and are often seen on the wrists of music artists and industry professionals. Pimped by the likes of JLS, Radio One’s Reggie Yates, Jay Sean and ’soon to be Strictly Dancing judge’ Alesha Dixon, these bold statement wrist pieces offer bling and functionality.
At last years MOBO awards (Music of Black Origin) Black Dice watches were a talking point as celebrities and singers fought to get their hands on some free loot and this years awards will be no exception. As the nominations were unveiled yesterday for the 2009 awards, (September 30th in Glasgow), Shade Station predicts many of the MOBO nominees, performers and audience members will be seen sporting Black Dice watches.
The MOBO awards are a great platform for celebrities to show the world their style and the labels they love wearing. No industry is quite so image obsessed as the urban music scene, where accessories, watches and footwear are as important as the clothes worn. Black Dice is reflective of this stylish scene and their watches are edgy and extremely well designed.
Founded in 2006, Black Dice has enjoyed remarkable success for a relative newbie. Their celebrity following, super fly designs and above all, affordable prices, has meant Black Dice wristwear now dominates the consumer watch market and is definitely a label to keep your eye on!
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The name on the street is most definitely Black Dice as it seems to be the hottest watch brand of the moment and anyone who is anyone has been spotted wearing one. Black Dice launched back in July 2006 with the intention of becoming a hip and design breaking UK streetwear watch brand, it has definitely exceeded all expectations. Now Black Dice watches are one of the most highly sought after brands in the urban music scene and seen on countless celebrities.
Only just recently, a member of the band JLS who became famous from the hit television reality show The X Factor was photographed at an industry bash wearing the new Black Dice Contraband watch. This particular watch is a recent edition to the collection and looks extremely cool with a black leather croco style band and featuring gold plated stainless steel around the case which also incorporate industrial hex bolts. This is a classic example of how Black Dice combine effortless street trend with chic and sophisticated style. Other celebrities who love Black Dice watches include Mica Paris, Alesha Dixon, Reggie Yates and Jesse Metcalfe.
Black Dice saw a niche in the market when sports orientated brands were targeting the sports/fashion market and high end brands were focusing on the luxury consumers. Up until this point there lacked a prominent British streetwear watch brand and therefore Black Dice have now very successfully filled that gap. With a strong commitment to designing innovative and consumer related products every watch produced is exceptional in appearance and quality with a distinct urban style. There are some fantastic new styles to check out for this season, the Contraband one of these. Why not make like the celebs and get involved in a piece of the Black Dice urban action!
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Black Dice has developed a cult following within the urban community and celebrities are trail-blazing the way. Straddling the gap between music, design and urban living, it was only right that a company such as Black Dice ‘represented’ at the 2008 MOBO awards, the industry’s celebration of music of black origin. Celebrities and musicians clamoured to get their hands on Black Dice’s contemporary watch pieces and those seen leaving the party flashing their wrist swashbuckle included Aleesha Dixon, Pop Idol’s JLS, Radio One DJ Reggie Yates, Sinitta and Mica Paris.
Black Dice is a homegrown affair, developed, born and launched in London in the summer of 2006. Guiseppe Zuccarello, the brains behind the operation, created the company after noticing a gaping hole in the market for a streetwear led watch design rather than sports and high fashion influenced designs. And so Black Dice was born. The company pride themselves on using only the highest quality materials and presentation and design are unrivalled. There are no cosmetic or gimmicky design elements to dazzle the wearer, every feature on every watch has a purpose and a motive, no aspect is unintentional. All models come with the highest quality Miyota movements and are encased in stainless steel with a water resistance of 50 metres.
Black Dice design for both sexes and the range is extraordinary. The men’s collection is extensive and although the majority of pieces are meaty, there’s oodles of style throughout. Watch faces come in every size and shape and straps range from, rubber and ceramic to stainless steel and leather. Colour choice is rather classic, however there are flashes of gold for those who crave a little bling. The Women’s range is slightly less diverse, but no less interesting. Reflecting urban cool, these pieces are not for the timid with most erring on the feminine side of chunky.
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A cornucopia of cool, Black Dice watches have been spotted on many a celebrity’s wrist. In fact just last Saturday, two of the X Factor finalists were seen showing off their top notch Black Dice watches to millions of viewers.
The new fans came in the form of critic’s choice boyband – JLS and solo starlet Austin in Mr Cowell’s category. All five wanabees wore watches by the British born-brand that was born out of a love for everything music, fashion and design, and is one of the main reasons they’ve gained such a strong and loyal following. Recognised for their strong association with their roots, it’s this that’s led them on the road to success.
In black, white and brown, the watches chosen for the X factor hopefuls came in a combination of analogue and digital form, with the exact models revealed later as The cash, Hustle, Heist, Consortium and Duo. Luckily they all got their fair share of coverage after they received their very own close-up camera shots – well done Austin and the JLS boys for grasping their microphones with their bejewelled hands!
With over fifty contemporary styles to choose from, Shadestation has one of the most comprehensive Black Dice collections on offer, with a mix of men’s and women’s styles to choose from. Showcasing all the watches seen on the ITV show, take your pick from the five aforementioned options or select yourself an original with one of Black Dice’s unforgettable designs – exclusive to us!
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