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Articles on the subject: Trend Forecaster

TimberTex straps © IWC
Trend Forecaster
Watch straps go vegan

Consumer demand for sustainability has sent brands in search of alternatives to animal leather. This includes watchmakers, which are introducing straps in plant-based biomaterials.

Wednesday, 31 March 2021
3 min read
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Tank de Cartier
Trend Forecaster
The classic watch, from avant-garde to era-defying

Each year brings its share of new watches, each decade turns up original designs, and still classic watches lose none of their appeal. Centuries old for some, these pared-down beauties bring the constancy we crave in our stress-filled lives.

Friday, 19 March 2021
Laure Gontier
5 min read
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BR05 Chrono © Bell & Ross
Trend Forecaster
2021, Ready, Set, Chrono!

Brands are whetting our appetite ahead of the big reveals for 2021 with a bevy of new chronographs.

Friday, 12 March 2021
4 min read
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Trend Forecaster
High Jewellery namedropping on Netflix’s Bling Empire

It’s Crazy Rich Asians meets Selling Sunset. Netflix’s hit reality show, Bling Empire, follows the lives of Beverly Hills’ Asian elite.

Wednesday, 10 March 2021
4 min read
Freak mouvment assembly (2013) © Ulysse Nardin
Trend Forecaster
Watchmaking in the hypertechnology age

What began as cutting-edge innovation has revolutionised an entire sector. Hypertechnology is a key trend in watchmaking, embracing breakout technologies and mad ideas, extreme sports and a fascination with science fiction.

Friday, 19 February 2021
Laure Gontier
4 min read
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Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Adventure © Zenith
Trend Forecaster
Khaki watches on parade

For brands wishing to hark back to the wristwatch’s military past, what better than a touch of khaki? Atten-shun!

Friday, 12 February 2021
5 min read
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Chronomaster Sport © Zenith
Trend Forecaster
The triumph of the luxury sport watch

After vintage, make way for the luxury sport watch. Kicking off the watch industry year, each of the three LVMH watch brands is presenting its interpretation of this new “must have”.

Wednesday, 03 February 2021
4 min read
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Patrimony 42 Excellence Platine © Vacheron Constantin
Trend Forecaster
Minimalism in five up-to-the-minute concepts

Whereas ornamentations can be characteristic of an era, minimalism never goes out of style… which doesn’t prevent designers from finding ways to make it more relevant to the times and more desirable. From A for Archigeometric to U for Ultrablack, here are five illustrations of minimalism today.

Friday, 22 January 2021
Laure Gontier
4 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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