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April 15, 2016

Top 6 Trends From Baselworld 2016

Coverage by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Post by Simone Louis. Images courtesy Baselworld and respective brands

Once again, Verve is on time when it comes to what’s hot at the world’s biggest watch fair

In the 99th year of Baselworld, we came away less impressed than last year, despite there being 4,400 media reps and 145,000 participants. It seems that the brands are making 2016 the year of caution, with limited releases, innovations and flamboyance. Maybe this will help them “wait and watch” (no pun intended) until the luxury world is ready to explore new frontiers. Louis Vuitton was missing from the fair, and while the usual suspects held fort and rallied, they lacked the lustre of the previous years. Nevertheless we bring to you some of the key trends and big launches of the year.

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1. SLIM & TRIM
Weight and thickness are a talking point, as more brands explore lighter materials in the dial, case and bezel to ensure that the watch becomes more accessible even with complications.
2. DOWNSIZED DIALS
While small case sizes have always existed for women, it seems that with a desire to draw more women into the picture, the options have just grown.
3. STRAPPING UP
They have always been an option, but with the quick click change, they made it noteworthy.

4. SHADES OF COCOA

Chocolate hit the spot with the dials, bezels and straps in various places, though the colour trend is not as strong as blue was last year. (Baselworld 2015 trends)

5. NOISEMAKERS OF 2016

6. TECH TALK

Way up from the previous year, Baselworld threw up a bunch of watches with gadgetry. Whether it works or not, time will tell.

WATCH YOUR WATCH

Carl F Bucherer

 

Rolex

 

Hublot

 

TAG Heuer

 

Bulgari

 

Omega

 

Girard-Perregaux

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