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Future Icons of Watchmaking – 5 Remarkable Watches

Future Icons of Watchmaking – 5 Remarkable Watches

In this video, I would like to discuss five watches which I believe will develop strong followings in coming years for their innovation, their history, or because of the image which they have created over the years.

We begin with the Omega Seamaster 300M, a watch which not only helped to resurrect Omega after a significant slump, but has also created a unique position for the Seamaster amongst luxury dive watches. Next we have the understated elegance possessed by the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control, a piece which quietly defined the way in which modern watches are tested and prepared.

Next, we turn to the Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 ref. 116600, the 40mm, 1200m dive watch which offered the perfect balance of functionality and respect for the past whilst only being in production for two short years.

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To finish, we travel to Germany and England to look at the first generation A. Lange & Söhne Datograph and the Charles Frodsham Double Impulse Chronometer. These each portray the very cutting edge of their national approaches to watchmaking whilst each defining their brands.

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  • The Charles Frodsham Double Impulse Chronometer is my favorite in this list, though I’m not quite sure it could become a future icon. In the current market, nothing is more important than marketing and brand name. I really hope this trend can be ended soon.

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