Last month we brought you news of the first luxury watch exhibition of the year — SIHH —in Geneva and shared the highlights of new products introductions. Concurrently with that first show, a host of other watch brands exhibited throughout the city — all showing off their newest timepieces that will determine wrist trends for the entire year. Here we bring you a quick rundown of four top trends that emerged for women during our eight days in Geneva:
Mechanicals. Predominantly, mechanical watches for women have come out strong again this year, with many brands offering small complications, such as calendars, dual timers, moon phase indicators and chronographs. Some brands unveiled poetic complications, such as new automated power reserve indicators in the form of birds or butterflies.
Color. In addition to the mechanical craze for women, we are going to witness some great new trends in the diamond and color area this year. Some brands joined forces with noted shoe designers for new color straps and dials that are ever more edgy — with hues that include stunning metallics.
Diamonds. At the high end of the market, diamonds are shimmering stronger than ever, with many brands releasing haute joiallerie watches that are totally diamond set. Some brands turned to baguette diamonds to bedeck dials, cases and bracelets, while other brands employ diamond brilliants to tell their story. Many of the new pieces are incredibly feminine, with sleek shapes and curves, while others are bold and daring with angular, geometric appeal.
Art. The prevailing statement in each of the above categories becomes a trend in and of itself: artistic dials. This year's newest motifs include marquetry with mother of pearl, wood and other materials, gold sculpting and inlays of carved gemstones. Yes, 2016 promises to bring a little something for everyone.
Stay tuned. We will bring you top trends in men's watches soon.