Since 1984, Fossil has become one of the leaders in the watch industry, designing a range of watches that stretch from eclectic and edgy to classic and demure. There are a few hot additions to look out for which will be sure to see you launch into 2010 with a real piece of stylish arm candy!
Here is a rundown of some of the Fossil watches styles-:
Contemporary and Feminine-:
ES2440-: This is a new exclusive from Fossil. Designed for ladies who like to combine femininity with edgy and cool, this watch features a white polycarbonate strap, a diamante embellished bezel and a white and pink Mother of Pearl floral patterned dial. The feminine dial makes an effective contrast to the funky strap and the diamantes certainly inject a nice element of highly on trend bling!
Edgy and Statement-:
ES2157-: This style is for ladies and like the watch above, features a polycarbonate strap but in black. The round dial is also black and has a sub dial chronograph and a diamante embellished bezel. This watch is perfect for those who like a sophisticated look but with a trendy edge – the black tone of the watch also makes it a real statement accessory and versatile for a range of looks.
Innovative and Chic-:
ME1033-: One for the men, this Fossil style is perfect for those who like their style to represent a sense of combining vintage inspiration with a modern twist. The slim leather strap is sleek brown and the large rectangular dial has soft rounded edges and is a unique champagne tone displaying a power gauge and second sub dials in a striking design. The simple aesthetic draws the attention to the detail within the dial and this is definitely a watch that reflects a dynamic and thoughtful sense of style.
Classic and Smart-:
FS4156-: This men’s watch is timelessly stylish with its highly polished stainless steel bracelet strap with panelled links and ultra sleek black dial with a diamante positioned at the hour marker. Masculine with a sense of sophistication!
Something for Everyday-:
FS4458-: This men’s watch is incredibly versatile and practical for everyday use with its black leather strap and round black dial. Still retaining that typical Fossil individuality, the fine detail is evident with the heavy stitching featured on the outer edges of the strap and the funky design of the numbers on the dial.
These are just a handful of examples of the various styles from Fossil. If you are looking for something completely unique, the Philippe Starck watches range is also definitely worth a look with the watches comprising of futuristic aesthetics, dynamic designs and innovative technology. Fossil is a brand which always maintains great quality within its watches and exceptionally fine attention to detail. From a style perspective Fossil is always one of the hottest brands to be seen wearing and due to the fact that the watches combine vintage inspiration with modern twists, they are unique, striking and timelessly super stylish.
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Fossil likes to keep their watch collections exciting and is constantly reinventing their designs to keep up with style and cultural trends. The brand is so popular because the watches are very fashion forward; capturing key trends such as the layered look or the ceramic strap look for example but remain true to the unique raw Fossil style and quality.
To really inject a style shake up, Fossil have also teamed up with iconic designer Philippe Starck who has created a superb range of watches for the brand, all of which are great examples of dynamic innovation and have a minimal and futuristic aesthetic.
Philippe Starck is quite the legendary designer and his work ranges from laying out restaurants and hotels to designing chairs and toothbrushes. The designer looks at everyday objects and likes to play around with funky designs and turn them into a work of art. His recent collaboration with Fossil has led to a collection of sleek watches that have a typical Starck architectural influence.
The Philippe Starck watch collection comprises of a range of digital and analogue watches for Fossil and experiments with a minimal and elegant look with a hint of futuristic styling. The new and exclusive Philippe Starck O Ring Digi watch is a new addition and has a sleek stainless steel bracelet strap with the focal point being an LCD dial – the central section of the dial is open to create ring effect. The exclusive Palidrome PH6000 is incredibly streamlined and minimal with a white leather strap and a white Starck dial with barely any detailing. This is definitely a striking watch and a conversation piece! The new unisex Glitz Digi is a beautiful watch with a white rubber strap and a diamante embellished case to add some glitz and glamour. The dial has a multi module digital display. This watch is also available in black.
The Philippe Starck watches are a great addition to the collection and definitely add something completely unique; Fossil likes to use the influence of architecture within their designs and Starck was the perfect designer choice as his work typically turns everyday objects into statements. His fascination with architecture has been a strong influence in the design of the Fossil watches as each and every one is sleek and streamlined and experiments with colours to add definition. His minimal yet effective watch designs are incredibly striking and are of course timelessly stylish as they are unique to Starck’s inspiration.
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Fossil was founded in 1984 and was the first American watch manufacturing company who created watches that were fashionable, stylish and functional. Previously you would either find watches which looked aesthetically great but compromised on quality or made solely for function and therefore didn’t look attractive or stylish on the wrist. Fossil managed to combine the two yet sold their watches for prices which were very reasonable and affordable to a wide range of potential consumers. The range of Fossil watches when first launched however, were considered to be high end luxury accessories and only available in the prestigious department shops. The range is far more accessible today however and Fossil has extended their line to include other accessories including handbags and sunglasses.
The collection of Fossil watches is a combination of funky and eye catching, contemporary and classic. The male collection features timepieces which capture key trends such as chunky leather straps and bold faces such as the BG1079 as well as some more low key and traditional styles including the classic style FS4458. For women, the ranges of Fossil watches are both beautiful and edgy and there are a selection of gorgeous new styles including the ES2440 which has an on trend white polycarbonate strap and a stunning Mother of Pearl floral patterned face. If you favour a more girly and feminine look, these new styles are perfect and the rest of the collection also features a selection of super girly timepieces feature subtle diamantes in fresh colours such as pink and white. If you prefer something a little more edgy, Fossil also cater for this style preference and hence there are a selection of Fossil watches which have a chunky look with a hint of femininity. The boyfriend look however is very popular and if you can work the style confidently it is actually a timeless trend which never fails to express your personality and edgy style. Therefore Fossil have launched a range of boyfriend style watches which feature an oversized dial which has been adapted for women to suite their wrist. A great example of this is the JR1008. If you are looking for a timepiece which is eclectic and perhaps even a little eccentric, Fossil also caters for this style taste also with incredibly unique designs such as the ES1742 which is very much a bracelet style watch. The brand likes to experiment with different designs and you are sure to find something that is reflective of your personal style.
As a brand, Fossil is a great example of moving beyond conventional trends and processes and has always being keen to try new and innovative ideas. The brand has also collaborated with other iconic designers such as Philippe Starck who is famous for his unique chair desk, furniture and interior designs and has injected a whole new essence to the Fossil watch collection. The collection of Philippe Starck watches for Fossil are completely original and have a futuristic appeal with a streamlined aesthetic and minimal styling but great features. The exclusive PH5017 is a great example of this and has the appearance of a chunky panelled bracelet.
Fossil is one of the highest quality watch brands in the industry and the company is also responsible for manufacturing a selection of incredibly high end watches on behalf of other brands. Highly on trend with a selection of different designs to cater for all style preferences, Fossil watches are definitely a great investment watch and will look stylish and act as your favourite statement accessory for years to come.
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Fossil are perhaps best known for the quirky tins in which their branded wristwear is sold. These novel tins have created a buzz for Fossil since the company began repackaging their watches in 1989 – to such an extent that they almost threaten to overshadow the wristwear itself. The tins have become highly collectible and are traded in markets and antique shops around the world. The graphic design teams that create them have won countless awards and there’s even been a coffee table book published in the humble tin’s honour.
Fossil watches have a vintage, irreverent style – designed with creativity and humour which extends throughout their collections. The company’s tag line is “What vintage are you?” pointing to the fact that the brand have a timepiece to suit everybody’s style and taste.
Not just a pretty (watch) face, or the sum of their tins (sorry!), Fossil have been approached by a number of big name luxury brands to create licensed watch lines for them. These include Adidas, Burberry, Diesel, DKNY, Armani, Michael Kors and Marc by Marc Jacob, all of whom Fossil now design, manufacture and distribute for. It is very apparent therefore that Fossil’s own watches are made by the very best in the business and are of the highest quality. This is further backed up by celebrity designer collaborations. Fossil’s current partnership with Philippe Starck, a media darling and the visionary designer who transformed major hotels across the globe is a coup for the brand and just goes to show how innovative and appealing Fossil watches really are.
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Fossil watches are an American watch brand that was founded in 1984. They are renowned for their cool and chic watch designs and are probably one of the most popular watch brands in the world.
Fossil watches are aside from being functional are extremely stylish and create a huge fashion statement. Taking their inspiration from the early fifties era, Fossil watches are reliable, smart and affordable which makes them accessible to everyone. Fossil watches could easily sell on their looks, quality, and price alone but the range available takes the brand to a higher level offering the ultimate in personal style preference.
The timepieces come in a variety of styles including casual everyday watches and more glamorous dressy style watches for the evening. Fossil watches have lines for both men and women; the men’s styles include casual, smart, chronograph, motion dial, midsize and pocket watch ranges. The women’s collection includes some wonderfully chic bracelet style watches which look elegant and sophisticated. The various straps are found in both leather as well as metal and one can pick and choose from a large variety.
For those with more contemporary inspired tastes including a designer look, Fossil has teamed with brands such as Philippe Starck, Michael Kors, and Marc Jacobs, to create designer style watches at very affordable prices.
Great quality, stylish appearance, and budget friendly means that there is definitely a Fossil watch for every requirement, occasion and bank balance!
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Interior design buffs will be more than familiar with the name Philippe Starck. One of the most influential contemporary designers of the noughties era, Parisian-born artist Starck has wowed consumers with everything from super-sleek hotel designs to artefacts and interiors, and now he’s made his moved into the foray of watch-wear.
The son of an aircraft designer, Starck set up his first company in 1968 producing inflatable objects and since then, he’s continued to be influenced by the world of fashion and popular culture. To date, he’s created mineral-water bottles for Glacier, kitchen appliances for Alessi, luggage for Louis Vuitton and Samsonite and computer gadgets for Microscoft, as well as his most recent collaboration with Fossil watches.
Believing that all his products should be simple, efficient and durable – with stunning design and practicality, Starck’s watches are as far away from your traditional watch as you can get. Undeniably modernistic and striking to the eye, they all boast high-design features, but without taking anything away from the practicality of the watch, making them robust in both wear and stylishness. Offering men’s, women’s and unisex styles, choose from electroplated bracelet designs, cross shaped rubber cuff designs with digital time-telling and the O-Ring Digi watch to name a few. The latter, rather space-age style uses a see-through ring-shaped display, rather like a polo-mint to show the time with hours shown as numbers and minutes as segments. If a more standard-display watch tickles your fancy, there’s plenty of those too, although they still have one-off design elements guaranteeing your watch will still become the talk of the town.
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