Report#3: New Watches 2021

A digital selection of timepieces, by category

Superlative watchmaking

Superlative watchmaking

How many expert collectors are there in the world wealthy enough to buy these superlative watches, wonders of mechanical ingenuity and artistic skill? Few, for sure, but their consuming and costly passion allows watchmakers to dream up and produce exceptional pieces, some well worthy of exhibition in a museum. These past 20 years will go down in history as a golden age.
Superlative watchmaking
Superlative watchmaking
Superlative watchmaking
Superlative watchmaking
Superlative watchmaking
Superlative watchmaking
Superlative watchmaking
Superlative watchmaking
Superlative watchmaking
Superlative watchmaking

All kinds of vintage

All kinds of vintage

The trend for vintage and revival watches must be a symptom of something. Why this infatuation in so many young – and not-so-young – collectors, nostalgic for a time most of them have never known? There are thousands of possible reasons – historical, social, aesthetic or otherwise. Even quartz, now a thing of the past, or almost, has in turn given rise to a new vintage vogue. The wheels of time are turning, around and around.
All kinds of vintage
All kinds of vintage
All kinds of vintage
All kinds of vintage
All kinds of vintage
All kinds of vintage
All kinds of vintage
All kinds of vintage
All kinds of vintage
All kinds of vintage

Collaboration

Collaboration

Artistic collaborations, technical partnerships, shared inspirations, occasional contributions or long-term alliances, even direct collaboration with the end customer – never has watchmaking seen so many takes on cooperation in so many different domains. It’s a means of renewal, revitalisation, of exploring new paths, deepening research, and gaining the favour of targeted collectors.
Collaboration
Collaboration
Collaboration
Collaboration
Collaboration

Class

Class

Having class is not a question of money alone. You can have class in modest circumstances, just as you can be wealthy and have none. It is all about natural distinction, elegance (of spirit) and is often associated with a certain sobriety, getting at the essence of things. In the case of a watch, having class means telling the time first and foremost and doing so without fuss, discreetly, and in as beautiful and harmonious a way as possible.
Class
Class
Class
Class
Class

Privilège

Privilège

How can you resist the special, poetic, sensitive and often colourful attraction of jewellery watches? To be able to afford these works of art remains a privilege. But for the others, there remains the “pleasure of the eyes”. And for the watchmakers, the chance to sparkle and shine.
Privilège
Privilège
Privilège
Privilège
Privilège

Action

Action

Despite the inroads made by the smartwatch, the sports watch remains particularly resilient in the traditional watch industry. It is often the point of entry for people who may become enthusiasts or collectors in the future. Although particularly prized when dressed in sporty-chic with a vintage DNA, that’s not all it is. As the examples in this gallery prove, the sports watch can be seductive and resolutely contemporary, whatever the price.
Action
Action
Action
Action
Action
Action
Action
Action
Action
Action
Action

Space oddities

Space oddities

Phantasmagorical shapes, experiments in decoration, high-flying mechanical follies, mixes of styles, candy colours – on the watch scene numerous “space oddities” break with accepted codes, throw tradition to the wind and restraint to the dogs in search of new forms of expression. And fun. And since tastes vary, every watchmaking pioneer has their own cohort of addicts and collectors. Who knows, today’s eccentricity may be tomorrow’s normal.
Space oddities
Space oddities
Space oddities
Space oddities
Space oddities
Space oddities