As you take a walk around the Baselworld 2011 exhibition, trends start to emerge. One of the most dominant for this year is the “return to heritage” concept that is championed by many major brands. The timepieces sports vintage styles or are basically the modern version of their classic predecessors. This is also the theme in the SIHH watch show in Geneva back in January.
Some of the most noticeable pieces on the show include:
- TH Monza from Tag Heuer – the vintage-looking piece stays true to its 1925 original. It has yellow numerals and blue hands.
- Movado’s Dalton – the anthracite dial imitates the look of the original but with a modern twist. The design was first introduced in the ‘70s and it is fashionable even today.
- BR WW1 – this watch from Bell & Ross takes inspiration from the pocket watches that were worn by pilots during the First World War.
There are truly remarkable timepieces that can satisfy the preferences of even the most discriminating watch connoisseur. But take heart, not every watch is for the hard-core collector. An interesting mix of more relaxed timepieces that doesn’t tell every millisecond of the time is also available. After going through many complicated watches, more laid-back timepieces definitely offer a breather.