And when we talk about the design of a watch, it will be a conversation dominated by two things: the case and the dial. For years now, watchmakers are having a great time creating dials of all colours and styles. Gone are the days when a luxury watch had only three types of dial, black, silver or white.
Smoked dials in particular are appearing in growing numbers. These are dials that are manufactured with a gradated effect, where the colour is lightest at the centre and gradually fades to black towards the rim.
Smoked dials are also known as fumé dials, coloured degradé, or in some cases tropical dials. Check out the gallery above for 10 of the latest and best looking ones to consider.