Red, White and Black Define 2008’s Watches

Timepieces for 2008 are sophisticated in all black, sparkle with diamonds, and glisten in red gold. Another trend this year is more use of high-tech materials, especially ceramics and carbon fiber. Diamonds—and crystals providing a diamond look—sparkle everywhere this year, from popular to high-price watches, providing touches of elegance, style, and luxury. Among many new lines are Roberto Cavalli's diamond and crystal Diamond Time, Backes & Strauss's elegant Berkeley collection, Cartier's imaginative Cirque Animalier series, Oris's rectangular Date Diamonds, Marc Ecko's diamond-look Vice (with bezel-encircling crystals and one in the bracelet), IceLink's 6Timezone Snow collection (with tiny diamonds in liquid in one of six dial zones), Seiko's Arctura watches, and Citizen's Eco-Drive Serano line (each with 40 diamonds). Notable, too, is the rise in diamond-accented men's wa

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