As tool watches gain in popularity, the chronograph's star continues to rise. Whether reissues of legendary models, new executions of vintage designs or high-flying mechanisms, brands have it covered. Here's our selection.
Established in Biel/Bienne two years ago, Norqain is beginning to make a name for itself. A long-term strategic partnership with Kenissi, a movement-maker whose clients include Tudor and Chanel, is focusing attention on this young brand that already boasts an impressive roll call of retailers.
The original 24 time zones, intended to divide the globe into equal parts, were almost immediately altered to suit the needs of this or that country. First to take liberties with time were the British, with an eye on their numerous colonies.
Once an exercise in style intended to leave only the pith and marrow of an existing movement, skeletonization has expanded its territory to include complicated calibres as well as the mechanical movements in women's watches. A virtuoso illustration that less truly can be more.
Steve McQueen made its square shape famous when filming "Le Mans" in 1971. The one and only Monaco is back on the grid and sporting the colours of Gulf Oil International. All the vintage goodness you could want in a legendary watch!
Having asked itself this question at its beginning, the FHH Watchmaking Trends Report 2018 spends the ensuing 35 pages suggesting some answers using interviews with CEOs, designers, media, the ubiquitous influencers and yes, even a watchmaker, along with acute insights, analysis, infographics, and films.