FROM NOW TILL ETERNITY
The latest watch trends are designed to last way beyond a season.
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.