Even as the world roars back to post-pandemic life, lingering global uncertainties see watch brands treading with a certain cautiousness in their latest releases. But this does not mean there are no surprises. Instead of ultra-complicated pieces, watchmakers are proposing fresh takes on classic features such as the chronograph and the retrograde display.
Used to indicate values ranging from a watch’s power reserve to the hours or minutes of the time display, the retrograde display typically comprises a curved scale with a pointer that instantaneously jumps back to the beginning of the scale at the end of a given period. This year, the retrograde indicator brings its sense of dynamism to a series of new launches. Here’s a closer look at our favourites.