KLOCKCHAIN’s top trends in the coming year.
What to watch for in the luxury watch auction market.
The luxury watch auction market is constantly in flux, with new trends and styles emerging yearly. As we head into the coming year, there are a few key trends worth keeping an eye on if you’re a collector or simply someone who appreciates the finer things in life.
1. Military-Inspired Watches
Military watches, also known as field watches, have been gaining popularity in recent years and are expected to continue to be a major trend in the luxury watch space in the coming year. These watches are designed to withstand harsh conditions and are often characterized by their rugged, no-nonsense design. Some of the most popular brands in this category include Bell & Ross, IWC, and Omega, and are highly sought after by collectors and fashion enthusiasts.
2. High-End Sports Watches
Another trend to watch out for in the coming year is high-end sports watches. These watches are designed for performance and style and are becoming increasingly popular among those who value function and fashion. Brands such as Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, and Rolex are leading the way in this category, and their watches are becoming increasingly desirable among collectors and enthusiasts alike.
3. Innovative Materials
We also see a trend of luxury watchmakers experimenting with innovative materials, such as new alloys, ceramics, and carbon fibers. These materials offer a range of benefits, from increased durability and resistance to wear and tear to a more modern, high-tech aesthetic. Brands like Richard Mille, Hublot, and Ulysse Nardin are known for utilizing advanced materials in their watches. They are expected to continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the coming year.
4. Smaller, Sleek Watches
In recent years, there has been a shift from larger, more showy watches to smaller, sleeker models. This trend is expected to continue in the coming year, with brands such as Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, and Vacheron Constantin showing a preference for smaller and thinner watches with minimalistic designs. These watches are perfect for those who prefer a more understated look and are gaining popularity among men and women.
5. Special Edition Watches
Lastly, we expect to see more special edition watches in the luxury watch space in the coming year, with many brands creating limited-edition pieces to mark special occasions or celebrate milestones. Brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet, known for their exclusivity, will be particularly active in this area. Often produced in small numbers, these watches are highly desirable among collectors and can command high prices at auction.
In conclusion, these are just a few key trends we expect to see in the luxury watch market in the coming year. From military-inspired watches to smaller, sleek designs, these trends showcase the diversity and innovation at the heart of the luxury watch market. With our in-house experts, KLOCKCHAIN is curating the best selection of timepieces to be the most pristine pieces on the market and drive a fairer and greater marketplace through its auction platform.
So, whether you’re a seasoned collector or a first-time buyer, keeping an eye on these trends will help you stay ahead of the curve on KLOCKCHAIN.