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