Top Watch Trend Predictions

Top Watch Trend Predictions

Trend forecasting is no mean feat. Pinpointing what’s superfluous and what’ll stick involves considering hundreds of brands and designers, not to mention potential political and financial shifts. Changing attitudes, changing faces, celebrity endorsements – you name it, trend forecasters consider…

Stuart Hennell

Founder & CEO Of Watchfinder “We’re seeing a massive lean towards […] niche brands like Richard Mille. Unlike the more traditional labels, they often [offer] more avant-garde designs like the RM 11-01. It’s this statement approach that will undoubtedly influence…

Adam Obernik

Buyer At Fraser Hart “At Baselworld, I’d like to see further development of ‘connected’ watches and of course, limited-edition collaborations. “That said, it’d be more advantageous for brands to improve current lines that they know work – newness is expensive…

Mark Toulson

Head Of Buying At Watches Of Switzerland “We’re likely to see manufacturers refocus their new product launches towards a more European, domestic palate. I’d be surprised if we didn’t see a move back towards sportswatches in steel, as these tend…

Alex Doak

Watches Journalist “Given the Swiss industry’s downturn in 2016, things are likely to be played very safe: the continuation of colour updates, retro reissues, celebrity endorsement, little actual technological or mechanical innovation. “Also, I expect a better attempt at tempting…