Boyfriend Watches - Shop the Trend

The days of wearing a watch to stay on schedule may be long gone for most—you can blame cell phones and computers for that. But when fashion meets function, timepieces are as relevant as ever.

And there's something inherently chic about a large, menswear-style metal watch hanging around your wrist like a bracelet.

Luckily, our favorite brands are into this trend as much as we are. So, whether in yellow gold, rose gold, silver, or black ceramic—there's a boyfriend watch with your name on it.

Photo courtesy of Chanel

Made of 18K gold and sandblasted black ceramic, this is the Rolls-Royce of boyfriend watches. At once sleek and classic, the timepiece has custom-made movements by the legendary Audemars Piguet. If it's pure luxury you're looking for, your search is over.

J12 Calibre 3125 Watch by Chanel, price upon request; select Chanel boutiques or call 800.550.0005

Photo courtesy of Coach

What could be better than an oversized watch on your wee wrist? Nothing! And Coach
has you covered when it comes to the boyfriend look, with versions in a variety of colors
and metals. We are loving the gold tone—it provides a chic look that's, well, timeless.

Boyfriend Bracelet Watch in Gold Plate by Coach, $348;

Photo courtesy of DKNY

If you're seeking something a little different among the season's sea of gold, then this
DKNY steel chronograph is just the watch for you. The black detail on the wristband
creates a racing stripe effect for a sporty yet sophisticated take on the statement watch.

Two Tone Stainless Steel Round Bracelet by DKNY, $195;

Michael Kors
Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale's
Michael Michael Kors

There is no denying that Michael Kors put this trend on the map, and from the looks of things, it's not going anywhere anytime soon. Add to that fashion's continued love affair
with rose gold, and here's one match made in boyfriend watch heaven.

Women's Rose Gold Tone Watch by Michael Michael Kors, $250;

Marc Jacobs
Photo courtesy of Saks
Marc by Marc Jacobs

If boyfriend watches are the arm candy of the moment (and they are), then chocolate is the color to buy one in. This gorgeous matte brown version comes with smoked topaz markers for a little extra glitz, so you can easily dress it up or down.

Smoke Topaz Accented Brown Chronograph Watch by Marc by Marc Jacobs, $275;

Photo courtesy of Tourneau

Boyfriend watches are, by definition, on the masculine side. But if anyone can femme them up, it's Chopard. This mother of pearl, silver, sapphire (on the crystal), and stainless steel timepiece has a ladylike look and feel. Perhaps we ought to comment on the duality of women and the masculine and feminine, but really, it's just a gorgeous watch.

Imperiale Watch by Chopard, $8,610; For information, call (800) 348-3332.