FROM NOW TILL ETER­NITY

The lat­est watch trends are de­signed to last way be­yond a sea­son.

The Peak Selections: Timepieces - - Contents - TEXT CHARMIAN LEONG ART DI­REC­TION DENISE REI LOW

CHROMATIC DREAMS

This year’s ar­ray of colour­ful jewels is prov­ing that the bread-and-but­ter di­a­mond-and-watch com­bi­na­tion needs some shak­ing up. Such rain­bowhued time­pieces ar­guably take more time and ef­fort to as­sem­ble, as find­ing per­fectly match­ing shades in just the right size is a la­bo­ri­ous task all on its own.

ON THE DOU­BLE

Bimetal­lic cases al­ways run the risk of look­ing dated or un­pleas­antly in­con­gru­ous. But when done right, they can de­liver a time­piece that’s just a lit­tle more thrilling than the mono-metal coun­ter­parts. Here are the year’s most hand­some ones.

IN YOUR FACE

Watch­mak­ers of­ten turn to good old bar­l­ey­corn or so­lar guil­loche when they want to add some tex­ture to sim­ple di­als, but we’ve spot­ted a few time­pieces in 2017 that sport re­fresh­ing new pat­terns and even ma­te­ri­als for a dy­namic take on watch-face dec­o­ra­tion.

A DEL­I­CATE BAL­ANCE

If there’s one ob­ses­sion the me­chan­i­cal watch­mak­ing in­dus­try has aside from mak­ing tick­ers more ac­cu­rate, it’s mak­ing them thin­ner. But we’re not com­plain­ing. Not only do slim watches look great on the wrist, they also show­case se­ri­ous tech­ni­cal knowhow: re­mov­ing what isn’t nec­es­sary while min­imis­ing what is, all while en­sur­ing the time­piece doesn’t snap in half if some­one so much as sneezes near it.

ALL THE BRIGHT MOVES

Whether it’s hang-glid­ing or ham­mer-throw­ing, it wouldn’t hurt to have a watch that re­flects the fun in your favourite ac­tiv­ity. These watch­mak­ers have added sporty shocks of colour to their more ro­bust mod­els, mak­ing them live­lier op­tions for your days out in the sun.

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