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Britain may no longer dominate the global watchmaking industry like it did in the 19th century, but these entrepreneurs and innovators are leading the charge for a rennaisance that may one day put the country back on the horological map.
Arguably the hottest sector of the market right now, we are calling this category beach to boardroom because the watches are equally at home in both while always sending the message that their owners are taking their health more seriously and says they are winners while at work or play.
Apple and Samsung smartwatches are fearsome foes at the fashion and quartz end of the market, but the watchmakers featured here will not give up the battle for style-conscious customers, and these watches look a whole lot better than a black screen.
Gone are the days when ladies’ watches were simply smaller or gem-decorated versions of men’s pieces. Here we highlight horological masterpieces with decades of history alongside high fashion models for girls who just want to have fun.
There is an inherent contradiction in the phrase contemporary classic; comprising both current and timeless in one description. But that is precisely what we have found in these five fabulous watches that will never go out of style.
In a market which has seen both ups and downs this year, one thing remains a constant as it does every year - the excellence oozing from the watchmaking industry’s best chronographs.
Omega, Rolex, Rado, Accutron and Norqain make our list of watchmakers that used 2020 to make a huge splash with contemporary styles.
The watch, housing a neomatik date caliber, DUW 6101, is beautiful, comfortable to wear, easy to read and water resistant to 1000 feet.
We were surprised by how much we also fell in love with the Swordfish, with its boggle-eyed subdials jumping out of its face.
Its handmade movement has an inclined manual-winding bi-plan flying tourbillon in a titanium cage that protects its balance so well that D.Candaux describes it as a sports watch.