Gold watches have been de rigueur for the past few years, after oversize platinum and diamond blingers went bust with the economy. Gold was a throwback to an earlier, reassuring era, but that need for solidity has played its course and the rose gold models that are currently en vogue are the look’s death rattle. Where do we go from here, as the economy picks up but an air of uncertainty remains? Back to black. It’s both classic and cutting edge—futuristic without all of the negative connotations. And a black watch is an indication of the self-made man, someone who is not content with their father’s hand-me-downs. Plus it goes with everything, whether you’re or rapper or retiree.