25 March, 2018

Watches to Look for in 2018 - Part 1

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William George & Co. invite you to our series which explores the watches to look out for this year. We have looked at watches from Chronographs to Smartwatches and Minimalistic to Vintage. If you already have a watch then delve into the simple yet complicated world of watchmaking.

If you're still debating on which piece to buy then take a look at this guide. We have a dedicated section for each type of watch and it will include: For him, For her and a luxury version.

We will begin with the simple world of Minimalistic watches.

Minimalistic Watches

A minimalistic watch displays the time in the simplest way possible but it must look good in doing so. This creates a paradox for the creative mind but it has not stopped watchmakers from trying!

For Him - Uniform Wares M37

The M37 illustrates the contemporary style of watchmaking. Its swiss craftmanship is still evident through its level of detail.

For Her - Linjer Minimalistic Watch Rose Gold/Tan

We chose this watch because of its versatility in different situations. Also, how you can make use of different straps which can aid in changing the complexion of the watch. ?

Luxury - Zenith Elite 681 Ultrathin

The Zenith Elite is a great interpretation of minimalistic watches. Named Elite, you can see how Zenith has taken something which is supposed to be simple in nature but let their philosophy shine through it.

Chronograph Watches

So, a minimalistic watch is for telling the time in the most simple way but looking great. To go beyond that, you can add complications. A complication is anything beyond hours and minutes. For example, showing the date, day, alarm and more.

A chronograph is a popular complication which provides a stopwatch function. Famous chronographs are the Rolex Daytona, Tag Heuer Carrera and the Omega Speedmaster.

For him - Tag Heuer F1

We found this iconic Tag Heuer, inspired by the world of Formula 1 where timing and accuracy are vital. Tag Heuer are no strangers to precision. It's prominent in their rich history which you can read more about in our article "Luxury Watchmaking Spotlight: Tag Heuer " here.

For her - Tissot Chrono Bracelet Watch

What makes this chronograph so cool is how much it demands attention. Tissot has done a fantastic job in combining the importance of precision and the appeal of a chronograph.

Luxury - Rolex Daytona

Is there any list complete without this. Named after the Daytona race, it helped to propel Rolex into a new light. The legendary Daytona owned by Paul Newman went for $17.75m in an auction. It became the most expensive watch ever bought. Being a part of this heritage is too much to miss.

Mechanical Watches

A Mechanical watch is made up of a series of mechanisms and is driven by a mainspring. This helps the watch to measure time. They are quite delicate as they need to be cleaned by a watchmaker and must be wound periodically.

For Him - Tissot Powermatic 80 Chemin Des Tourelles

Another Tissot to enter the list but this time it's for him. What made us choose this watch is how it will be a watch for many different occasions.

For Her - Jazz Master Lady Auto H32315811

This watch commands attention and captures the essence of mechanical watches. The bonus of its uniformity will mean that you will not be able to miss it.

Luxury - IWC Big Pilots 46mm Stainless Steel Watch

IWC's Pilot series have the ability to capture the eyes of admirers. This watch taken from their pilot series will get a few heads rolling.

Dress/Fashion Watches

A dress watch is worn to compliment a suit or formal wear. In nature, they are simple yet elegant. You can liken them to a minimalistic watch. The goal is to have a watch which is light and charming. 

The sole function of the dress watch is to compliment a business suit or formal wear.

For him - Frederique Constante Index Automatic Dress Watch

You can wear this watch in a variety of events and this is what makes it so versatile. The leather strap means that you can mix and match.

For her - Michael Kors Parker Gold-Tone Watch

This watch is quite elegant and enables you to steal the show. Michael Kors' watches are quite eye-catching and this one is exactly that.

Luxury - Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Complete Calendar

This Vacheron Constantin has a lot going on here. The reason why we added it in is down to how much of the wow factor it has. Crafted by experts and very elegant.

Final Words

Choosing a watch can be a difficult decision to make. The brand, the watch, the style, philosophy, heritage, story, price and more can each play a pivotal role. If you think this guide has helped then share and discuss which watches resonate with you.

Part 2 is now available which discusses different watch types such as Smartwatches, Vintage and more! Click here.

Instead, you can take a look at the watches we have in auction and find your perfect watch!

Watches to Look Out for in 2018 - Part 1
Watches to Look Out for in 2018 - Part 1
Watches to Look Out for in 2018 - Part 1
Watches to Look Out for in 2018 - Part 1
Watches to Look Out for in 2018 - Part 1
Watches to Look Out for in 2018 - Part 1
Watches to Look Out for in 2018 - Part 1
Watches to Look Out for in 2018 - Part 1
Watches to Look Out for in 2018 - Part 1
Watches to Look Out for in 2018 - Part 1
Watches to Look Out for in 2018 - Part 1
Watches to Look Out for in 2018 - Part 1