A watch can tell you a lot about a man (being one of the key accessories he can wear) so the Hodinkee top ten watches may just predict where men are heading, at least in terms of style. From the Urwerk 202, the Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical, the MB&F Horological Machine 2 and the Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti 370, it looks like the path leads to ultra-sophistication.
Compiled into the list “10 Watches that Shape the Future of Modern Watchmaking,” Ben Clymer reports that the Hodinkee top ten watches show how “[t]he techniques of luxury watch design can be as intricate and delicate as those of a precision automobile, albeit on a much smaller scale. From crystal to carbon fiber, diamond to gold, the materials and make of today’s luxury watches spare no expense to achieve perfection.”
The Hodinkee Top Ten Watches is Shaping the Future of Watchmaking
1. Ultra-sophistication in Watch Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore new materials and techniques to create luxury watches that achieve even higher levels of sophistication and perfection.
2. Integration of High-end Watch Design and Precision Automobiles - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborate with luxury car manufacturers to create watches that incorporate design elements and materials used in precision automobiles.
3. Exquisite Craftsmanship in Modern Watchmaking - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop innovative techniques and processes to showcase unparalleled craftsmanship and attention to detail in luxury watch design.
1. Luxury Watch Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Embrace cutting-edge materials and technologies to push the boundaries of traditional luxury watch manufacturing and design.
2. Automotive Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborate with luxury watch brands to integrate watch design and materials into high-end automobiles, offering unique co-branded luxury experiences for customers.
3. Artisan Crafts and Fine Jewelry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Fuse traditional artisan craftsmanship with modern technology to create innovative watch designs that blur the lines between fine jewelry and timepieces.