The Latest Watch Trends to look out for this 2021

Those looking for watches in 2021 have a lot to look forward to this year. Even with the pandemic putting a damper on the plans of several watch brands, this coming year seems to bring a change in the wind for those waiting for the newest releases and trends. The watch industry is a resilient one at that, managing to use this crisis as a way to rally and bring out only the best that they can offer. 

With new designs and trends coming out of the woodworks, you’ll find people will want to sport the newest and be the trendsetters for this coming year. If that sounds like you, then you’ve come to the right place! Here, we’ll be going through some of the latest watch trends that you can look forward to this year.

Small but luxurious choices

Small watches have been making some waves in the scene this year, with fans of retro-looking watches looking forward to Cartier’s Santos Dumont line of watches. This one is sure to evoke a feeling of sophistication with its Alligator Leather strap and simplistic nature akin to watches from way back in the 1900s.

The IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 is another smooth option, measuring 36mm in diameter and coming with a 48-hour reserve. It was first introduced as a continuation of the brand’s iconic Mark series and does not disappoint in that regard. This watch is meant for men and women with its elegant presentation on the wrist. It comes in a steel bracelet or Santoni Leather Strap variant, so you can choose which one you’d like. 

Another small and elegant choice is Unika from Nordgreen. This is one of the smaller women’s silver watches available today, with a choice of either a 28 mm or 32 mm case width. You can choose from three different dial colours as well, ensuring you end up with the perfect watch for you.


Those longing for the smaller-scale designs of 90s watches are sure to enjoy this year’s releases. Tag Heuer with its new line “Autavia” scratches that itch with its aesthetic presentation. This Isograph watch combines elements from diver, racer, and aviation watches into one package. It is relatively new, so time will tell if this brand’s gamble if their design will pay off with fans.

Tudor also threw their hat into the retro-revival ring with their Heritage Black Bay series, based on a design in 1968 meant for the US Navy’s divers. Faithful to iterations back in 1954, it is a solid Diver’s watch for those who are looking for one that has call-backs to times gone by. With its nostalgic look, along with the different colours you can choose from, it is another one for the books from this prestigious brand.

Silver watches 

Of course, you can’t go wrong with a classic silver watch, whether it be for yourself or for someone else. This year has seen brands release new variants even during the circumstances we find ourselves in. For example, we have Tudor’s Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925. 39mm in diameter and waterproof for up to 200m, it is impressive to see what the brand has engineered with their newest creation. 

Native is a great silver watch from Nordgreen if you’re searching for another men’s silver watch. You can choose from four different case colours, ensuring you are able to choose one that matches your look. 

For women’s watches, we have seen no slacking off by watch brands either when it comes to new releases. Rolex offers the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, a dazzling choice that you just can’t go wrong with. The Datejust collection was meant for the 40th anniversary of the Rolex brand, and with it comes a certain guarantee of prestige. It combines an Oystersteel construction with 18-karat Everose gold, creating an enchantingly feminine piece that is fitted with a fluted bezel and is waterproof for up to 100m. 

Blue patterns

Blue-patterned watches are also in the running for one of the top trends in the watch world, with many different brands adopting this choice in their colour palette. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Polaris with the leather strap add-on comes in with an earthbound aesthetic: a brown calfskin leather strap, blue dial, and silver bezel. These all mesh together to create a look that is worth your attention.

Audemars Piguet also released the Royal Oak model that is sporting the blue dial aesthetic. Stylish and rugged, it can appeal to anyone who wants a modern and sophisticated watch. An elegant piece with luminescent markers and hands and a 40-hour reserve; it is a timeless piece in more ways than one.

For those looking for a darker shade though, we suggest Rolex’s Submariner. It comes with an 18-karat gold band and a dark blue dial that is inspired by the dark hues of the ocean depths. The self-winding watch is a must-have for fans of Diver’s watches.