As ever today with watch collectors and aficionados, along with fashion forward men and women throughout the globe. The average size today on most men’s timepieces is approximately 42mm in diameter, while the average size on most women’s watch styles is approximately 37mm in diameter.
The oversized watch trend started in the early part of this century with popular watchmakers TAG Heuer, Invicta, U-Boat and Breitling offering extra-large models for men with cases measuring more than 42mm in diameter and 15mm thick. The trend was soon adapted for women by watchmakers TechnoMarine and Michele, who introduced larger scale women’s watches with chronograph dials and generously oversized cases. Prior to this, most men’s watches averaged 37mm to 39mm diameter in size, while most women’s watches were well under 30mm in diameter in size.
Bold, amply proportioned timepieces for men and women are the focus of attention this week at World of Watches with our Oversized Watches: Go Big Or Go Home Event for 2017 event. Over 250 popular styles are featured in the promotion, including highly-sought after styles from Invicta, Lucien Piccard, Breitling, Michael Kors, TechnoMarine, Raymond Weil, Ingersoll, U-Boat, Glycine, Casio, Luminox and Swiss Legend.
Invicta watches have been at the forefront of the oversized watch movement and the Swiss-made Invicta Reserve Chronograph in stainless steel does not disappoint with a robust 52mm diameter, 22mm thick case in brushed stainless steel, presented on an attractive triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel with black ion-plated stainless steel accents on the bracelet, crown and push-piece covers.
The unidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel with a screened black enamel top ring surrounds the black dial with three subdials, date and day windows, luminous skeleton hands and markers. Features include 1/10th of second, small-second and 30-minute countdown timers.Additional features include a scratch resistant Flame Fusion crystal above the dial, a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 500 meters or 1,650 feet and premium quartz movement inside.