01: THE LONG RUN
Just as we crave longer battery lives for digital devices, so too do we yearn for mechanical watches with extended power reserves. while parmigiani led the charge with its senfine concept movement, which has a whopping 70-day power reserve, A number of other brands also showcased
new timepieces that outlast the competition.
02: SIZING DOWN
A decade ago, supersized behemoths upwards of 44mm were all the rage. Five years later, the shift towards more reasonably sized 40mm and 42mm timepieces began. Now, this downward shift becomes even more pronounced, with the introduction of 36mm models.
03: BLACK MAGIC
Dark knights storm into the horological arena, brandishing stealthy coats of armour in the form of DLC, PVD and newer, high-tech materials like Breitlight. Yup – black, once again, is the new black.
04: REPEATING HISTORY
Old is gold as watchmakers reissue vintage classics to assert their horological heritage. Their audience? Fans of the originals as well as a newer crowd eager to catch up on what they missed the first time round.
Keen on swopping your watch strap for a bracelet, or vice versa? No longer do you need to fuss around with tools or hotfoot it to your nearest watch retailer. A bevy of brands are making it a cinch to switch your straps for a different look each time.