The crowds at the world’s largest annual watch fair, Baselworld, have subsided. And the streets of the sleepy Swiss town of Basel would have probably gone back to their sleepy selves, which calls for a chance to chart the big trends that will dominate the watch scene in the next year.
Granted, the economy is gloomy, but this year’s crop of watches recorded a quieter showing. Steel (not your usual precious gold) was the standout evergreen material, while pared-down, slim and smaller watches stood out for their designs. Still, there were the gems and look-at-me pieces you’ll want as your next wrist candy. Imran Jalal rounds up the timepieces that you should start saving for.
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