In­no­va­tions in con­cept time­pieces give us a glimpse into what may come.

The Peak Selections: Timepieces - - Contents -

Of­ten, what is most unattain­able be­comes the most de­sir­able – and in horol­ogy, that ap­plies not just to ex­tremely limited-edi­tion pieces, but also con­cept watches. Typ­i­cally a one-off piece that’s not for sale, a con­cept watch usu­ally houses the lat­est tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments by a watch brand, and can serve to demon­strate an idea’s fea­si­bil­ity, crys­tallise a tech­ni­cal de­vel­op­ment ahead of larger-scale pro­duc­tion, or sim­ply prove a point. And even though the ad­vance­ments in­side con­cept watches do not al­ways end up be­ing im­ple­mented, they cre­ate ex­cite­ment for the in­no­va­tions that they bring. On the fol­low­ing pages, we take a look at four no­table ones from re­cent years, what makes them special – and how they are likely to con­trib­ute to the horo­log­i­cal land­scape in time to come.

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