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Animal prints have become a staple in today’s wardrobe—like paisleys or polka dots, they always seem to be in style. Rather than add some printed straps or materials that mimic the look of leopard, zebra, or tiger skin, the latest trend is to create the effect through other, more permanent means. For example, these styles use enameling, new types of bonding and layering metals, and other innovations that permit “printed” metals. — Jeff Prine


signature timepiece with leopard dial set in shades of gold with Swarovski crystal bezel

Guess Watches’ “G2G” signature timepiece with leopard dial set in shades of gold with Swarovski crystal bezel, (713) 974-0316.

band ring featuring animal designs created using a laser engraver

A. Jaffe walks on the wild side with a collection of bands featuring animal designs created using a laser engraver. A bonding method adds different color metals to the patterns, (800) 223-0553.

18k rose gold watch face with leather band

Zenith’s limited edition “Queen of Love” 18k rose gold women’s chronograph with two-tiered dial that creates the effect of leopard’s spots. A “beaten” leather strap also is reminiscent of leopard skin, (800) 321-4832.