The 3 Big Watch Trends from Baselworld 2011

This is the last in a series of posts that takes a look back at the world's biggest and most important watch show in 2011. Here's an overview of some of the timepiece trends that emerged in Baselworld this year.

  1. New materials more evident than ever before. Carbon, ceramics, bronze, and other unconventional materials are increasingly being found in new model introductions.
  2. A continuing return to dress watches. A number of new classic designs from the likes of Patek Philippe, Blancpain, Omega, Maurice LaCroix, and others signal a renewed interest in simple elegance.
  3. Smaller dials. There was a marked decline in the introduction of "giant watches," especially those 44 MM of larger. This seems to confirm last year's trend towards smaller dials.
Categories: Baselworld, Blancpain, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Swiss Watch News, Watch Trends.

Comments (1)

  1. Randall Johnson

    I don’t understand why watchmakers feel the need to keep reaching for exotic metals. Keep it simple. There’s nothing that stainless steel can’t handle.

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