A luxury watch can say a lot about a person. It sends the message that the wearer has class, sophistication, style, and elegance.
Before you indulge in your next statement piece, check out this year’s five luxury watch trends. Make sure you are sending the right message.
The most luxurious brands have released collections featuring the following five design trends. If you want to see trends for other years or styles, check out https://picktheticker.com/.
1. Ultra-Thin Watch Faces
Ultra-thin watches have been on the rise in the last couple of months. They will really make a statement in 2019.
The leader in this movement is Piaget. Piaget’s signature watch is the Altiplano Ultimate Concept. This timepiece is 2 mm thick. For comparison, a United States quarter coin is 1.75 mm thick.
This ridiculously thin watch face is able to house all the components necessary to have a functioning watch inside a 2 mm thick case.
Bulgari released a new watch this year to compete with Piaget. The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic is a new record-breaker as the world’s thinnest automatic watch.
The watch measures at a mind-blowing 1.95 mm thick.
2. The Color Blue
Looking for something that’s elegant but looks and feels younger than the standard black and white?
2019 is the year of blue.
All the largest brands have launched a blue line. IWC adopted the color blue for half its 150th-anniversary Jubilee Collection. Longines and Breitling have both come out with blue watches as well this year.
3. A Focus on Complications
A complication is a term used to describe any function of the watch that displays something other than time (hours, minutes, and seconds) and date.
Fifty Fathoms is a great example of luxury watch collection with phenomenal complications. The 2019 Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe showcases the novelty of an annual calendar.
Hermès’ latest displays a lunar calendar complication. Arceau l’Heure de la Lune’s dial shows the viewer the current phase of the moon.
4. Right Angles
Angular watches and rectangle watches are back.
Rado was famous for the rectangular watch of its past. Taking advantage of the style and design trends, Rado released the Rado Tradition 1965.
Other popular luxury watch brands, like Cartier and Chanel, have angular watches that have achieved cult status. Check out the Cartier Santos and the Chanel Premiere.
5. Smaller Sizes of Vintage Styles
European trends are beset with smaller watch cases.
England, in particular, is in love with the smaller cases of the 1950s and 1960s. This has lead to a trend of mimicking vintage-style watches from that era.
Panerai is one of many brands that are offering smaller sizes. The Italian brand is offering a new 38 mm case.
Montblanc is also reliving its vintage days. The new Montblanc Heritage Pulsograph Limited Edition 100 has a salmon dial that is 1940s to a T.
What Does Your Luxury Watch Say?
Stylish? Trendy? Up to date with luxury watch trends?
If not, treat yourself.
This year’s watches are slim, colorful, complicated, angular, and small. They’re the perfect watch to add to any collection.
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