Trends in watchmaking are as important as in the world of haute couture. Fashions come and go, some remain for a few years modifying the style of haute horlogerie, and the design of high-end watches also depends on taste.
In this post we are going to analyze the trends that we have detected throughout 2019 and analyze some models launched during this year, and which have become reference watches in the Swiss Luxury Watches Factory industry.
The main trends in watchmaking in this year
At Watches5 Chinese Watch Manufacturer we are experts in haute horlogerie, which is why we are always on the lookout for new trends. The year 2019 is proving to be an excellent year, because many brands have chosen this season to launch some of their most inspiring designs in recent years, proof of this are the models that we will analyze below, for now, these are the trends that will leave this 2019.
Compact and minimalist watches
It seems that the trends are increasingly looking for compact watches, very different from the designs that go beyond the 50 mm. in boxes. Obviously, watches with presence will always be present on our wrists, however, both women and men seem to be betting on more discreet sizes this season.
Always noble materials
Gold never goes out of style, but this year it seems to be one of the most established trends. Buyers and collectors look for pieces with reliable mechanisms, but that are also adorned with precious metals such as yellow gold, white gold, diamonds, etc. This year, brands have opted for jewel watches more than ever.
Vintage yet modern
Modern designs inspired by the vintage style continue to be an insurance in the luxury watchmaking sector, which has forced many brands to redesign their more traditional designs, providing a contemporary style, the result is an endless catalog of watches that, from the classic, they arrive in 2019 with a totally renewed appearance.
Trust in established brands
Many brands try to launch themselves into the luxury watchmaking sector, however, poas manage to compete with the traditional ones. 2019 has been a particularly fruitful year for traditional manufacturers, and nobody is reluctant to invest in an Audemars, a Rolex or a Hublot, safe brands that offer unbeatable pieces, and that have been protagonists for yet another year.
The mechanical lasts forever
Another trend this year has been mechanical parts. More and more people are aware that a luxury watch must be mechanical, the consequence is that this type of mechanism is increasingly popular, and that mechanical watches keep all the essence of the watchmaking tradition.
Tradition and technology
And despite the fact that, as we say, classic mechanics continues to occupy a privileged place, the union of tradition and technology is, without a doubt, one of the great trends, generating digital pieces in collaboration with the great Swiss watchmaking houses.
The main pieces presented in this year
Although there are still a few months left before the end of 2019, we can already analyze some of the pieces that will mark this year. As you will see below, 2019 has been an excellent year for lovers of high-end watchmaking.
Omega Seamaster 2020
Omega is one of the official sponsors of the Olympics, to celebrate it, the brand launches two limited edition watches to commemorate the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
As with the special editions of Omega, each piece is a work of art, in this case, based on the Seamaster model, a classic Omega watch that, in this case, is reinvented to be inspired by the flag of the Japanese country.
Panerai Radiomir Green Dials
Another reinvented classic, in this case the Panerai Radiomir. The brand of Italian origin varies the background to include a very characteristic green, generating a Radiomir that has become a classic since its launch.
Hublot Classic Fusion Ibiza
A Hublot chronograph is always a guarantee, in this case the design is inspired by the Mediterranean to offer us a watch with simple lines, but with the character that always accompanies Hublot watches.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum
It is one of the most anticipated pieces by collectors. This year marks 50 years since man first walked on the moon, this reworking retains the style of the original, adding details to the legendary caliber 321 that accompanied the first astronauts on the moon.
Breguet Type 20 Only Watch
This is another of the most special launches of 2019, a watch with all the flavor of Breguet, recognizable at first glance, but with a modern design. The style of this iconic watch is based on the original from the 1950s.
Grandmaster Chime Patek Philippe
And if we talk about great launches in this 2019, we cannot forget the Patek Philippe Grandmaster chime 6300A, a watch that is already part of the great collections of the legendary Patek Philippe factory.
Jaeger Le-Cloultre Rendez-Vous Sonatina Métiers Rares
As for women's watches, one of those that has marked the style of this 2019 has been the Jaeger Le-Coultre Rendez-Vous Sonatina in its Métiers Rares version, a watch that adds to the color of so many other women's watches launched this year, and that among other things stands out for its bezel decorated with diamonds.
Blancpain Villeret Extra-Plate
Classicism made watch. Blancpain is always based on sober lines, which follow the models of the most classic watches, in 2019 they have launched this ultra-thin piece, minimalist to the extreme, since it only offers the hour and minute hands, a whim for those who enjoy of the most traditional watchmaking.
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