A couple of days ago we had come across a video uploaded by HTC to their YouTube channel about "HTC Design." The video was around a minute long and in it there was a short couple of seconds where you can catch a glimpse of what looks like a smartwatch sitting on one of the designers desks. There is also at one point an instant where you can see that same designer working on something that looks like the chassis or body casing of the smartwatch that could be coming from HTC. With that little amount of information and detail one would gather that the watch shown in the image and in the video from a couple of days ago could have been HTC's upcoming smartwatch, although we had also mentioned that it may have just been an early design and not anything close to a final product of any kind.
It seems that HTC wants to quickly put to rest any sort of speculation or rumors about what was seen, and has responded by stating that the watch in the video most certainly is a watch, but is not the HTC watch we're thinking. Furthermore, it isn't even a product that they're planning on releasing or rather a product that they're developing at all according to HTC. Basically what we saw was just a design model of something by the sounds of it, however that doesn't mean that in the future that whatever HTC launches in the smartwatch realm won't have some design aspects of what we saw in the video.
That being said, the watch shown off for a brief couple of seconds is not the HTC smartwatch everyone has been hoping for, it's simply a design model or a real watch but not an HTC product that they will be bringing to market. HTC is still planning on releasing a smartwatch though and it should be out hopefully sometime this year. HTC mentions that everyone should keep an eye on that space(referring to the YouTube channel we presume)for exciting new products from HTC when they're ready to be announced. So at least we know some exciting new stuff is coming, we just don't know what or when exactly.