Watch how the trends of 2022 combine tradition and progress. Get to know everything about Retro-inspired models, technology, modernized dials and new materials.
The next big thing in Luxury watches
The waiting lists for the vintage timepieces from the Swiss heavyweights like Rolex, Patek Philippe, and other coveted brands are endless, but if you act quickly now, you might still be fortunate enough to find one of the new watches. Retro-inspired models and modernized dials are also influencing the market, while cutting-edge technologies, complex complications, and new materials are on the one hand creating a stir. Concepts of sustainability are also moving quickly.
Which luxury wristwatches will be popular in 2022?
There are many options, including a square Hublot Square Bang Unico King Gold Ceramic, a left-handed Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II known as “Sprite” for its green and black bezel, and a modernized Patek Philippe Calatrava with an annual calendar and travel time in the same movement. We have listed the most significant watch trends of 2022 for you here, so you won’t get lost in the maze of novelty films.
7 Design Trends you have to follow in 2022
Green is the new blue is a phrase you hear from almost every brand. The color favorite, which has been making headlines on and off for a while, is expected to continue making waves in 2022 and become a mainstay in fashion collections. On dials, bezels, and bracelets, we can find the color green in its full spectrum, from vivid lime green to deep bottle green to subdued khaki.
The minimalist triumphant march is also making its way into the watch business with shades of white, ivory, and beige. In all areas, from interiors to fashion to watches, the former Instagram trend, wrapped in shades of cream and champagne, is gradually taking root. Assuming that the resurgence of interest in nature, the environment, and sustainability celebrates the return to natural tones, the neutral color is now preparing our wrists for the warmer season and corresponding summer outfit combinations.
The heritage movement is still going strong in 2022, as evidenced by the understated reintroduction of the Air-King as a member of the Rolex Professional family, Tudor’s focus on the Black Bay, and the Breitling Navitimer’s Anniversary edition. Cases, dials, bezels, bracelets, and clasps are getting a makeover that expertly ushers in a new era by employing seemingly insignificant details that add up to a significant change.
It is difficult to manufacture and use watches with multiple time zones. Learning how to read and adjust the various displays frequently requires instruction. Despite this, two years after the pandemic began, a never-before-seen demand for travel is being met by world timer watches that display all 24 time zones. Some manufacturers have revolutionized the functionality and offer the ideal traveling companion. So, wherever you are, you can always keep track of the time simultaneously at home, where you’re going, and around the world.
Angular edges are still popular, as they have been in recent years. The Square Bang Unico, a brand-new model from Hublot, enters the market, while Cartier’s attention is still on the rectangular tank. The shape doesn’t really need any additional functionality because it is already a focal point. However, manufacturers are developing lightweight models made of titanium and ceramic that also include extra complications like a tourbillon, chronograph, and displays for the date and power reserve.
Bulgari unveiled the record-breaking Octo Finissimo Ultra one week before the Watches and Wonders 2022 watch exhibition. The house produced the thinnest mechanical movement in the history of the world at 1.8 millimeters thick. The watches, which are only available in 10 pieces, each have a special QR code engraved on the case that gives users access to a private digital universe. But top watchmakers like Piaget are also embracing the trend toward ever-thinner movements. Take the record-breaking Altiplano Ultimate Concept, whose movement is only 2 mm thick from case back to crystal.
Finally, the watch industry is moving forward on the issue of sustainability. Since automatic watches have a long lifespan and are frequently handed down through the generations, they have a reputation for longevity and durability. However, watch companies are now coming up with novel ways to source materials, manufacture, power movements with solar energy, or create new packaging. Examples include lab-created diamonds at TAG Heuer and PET bottle cases at Maurice Lacroix.