Small watches are becoming more popular, with timepieces under 40mm leading the trend. Here are a few options you might want to check out
In the past, most men have been convinced that the bigger the watch, the better. However, the trend is shifting lately, and guys seem to have a growing preference for smaller, slimmer models, and watchmakers appear to be taking note of this. There has been a rise in the release of small watches, models that are under 40mm, and the following are a few that you should have a look at.
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Cartier’s Tank Normale
Every year, Cartier Privé updates its collection of one-of-a-kind wristwatches for collectors. This year’s addition, the Tank Normale, is definitely a pleasant surprise with its unique features. The watch is made of yellow gold and has a skeleton design, with only 50 pieces available. It also comes with a green alligator strap and a blue sapphire cabochon on the winding crown.
Frederique Constant’s Classic Premiere
The Classics Premiere timepieces come in a pretty rose gold or steel case that is 38.5mm wide. It is a nice mix of the brand’s fancy history and style. Aside from that, you can also look at the back of the watch through the see-through part and appreciate the Côtes de Genève design that makes the G100 La Joux-Perret movement look better.
IWC’s Ingenieur Automatic 40
The Ingenieur Automatic 40 has a sleek look inspired by the Ingenieur SL from the 1970s. It also has a special system that uses the IWC-made 32111 caliber and features an anti-magnetic part made of silicon to make the watch more resistant to magnetic fields. Plus, the automatic pawl-winding system builds up a power reserve of 120 hours in the barrel.
Omega’s Seamaster Aqua Terra
The Seamaster Aqua Terra perfectly shows off Omega’s vibrant ocean heritage. Cased at 34mm wide, this timepiece looks both classic and modern with its 18K moonshine gold and wavy back with a flat sapphire crystal. Strapped in pine green leather, this watch will definitely go great with a lot of outfits.
Piaget’s Polo Date watch
The new Piaget Polo Date 36mm watch is a perfect adaptation to the changing times as it captures the essence of Piaget’s rich heritage, all wrapped up in a stylish, gender-neutral design. The brand’s signature elegance is at the core of this watch, making it the perfect choice for those who prefer a smaller yet sophisticated timepiece.
Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas Self-Winding
Reintroduced from 2016, the Overseas collection celebrates the spirit of travel. It is a seamless blend of sophistication and relaxation, with an 18k gold finish that exudes elegance. The bezel also features a Maltese cross design, bringing a touch of history to an otherwise modern timepiece. With a width of 34.5mm, this self-winding watch is ideal for both men and women, making it a versatile addition to any wrist.
Gucci’s 25H Skeleton Tourbillon
At the Watches and Wonders show, Gucci gave a sneak peek of their upcoming watch collection for 2023. Among the timepieces revealed, the Gucci 25H Skeleton Tourbillon was unquestionably one of the most eye-catching. More than its intricate skeletonized design and clean lines, what truly sets it apart is the exclusive GG727.25.A caliber, a testament to Gucci’s dedication to innovation and quality.
TAG Heuer’s Carrera Chronograph
With its striking blue appearance, the TAG Heuer Carrera reinterpretation boasts an impressive sense of sophistication in watchmaking. It showcases the iconic Carrera in a new light, with fresh features and a modern, exciting design that truly elevates its best qualities.
Cartier’s Santos de Cartier Watch
In 1904, Louis Cartier invented the Santos watch to help aviators keep track of time. Since then, this ingenious timepiece has been considered a legend, renowned for its distinctive exposed screws, smoothly curved horns, and streamlined geometric face. The current iteration of this watch is equipped with state-of-the-art features, including an automated mechanical movement, dashing sword-shaped hands made of steel, and QuickSwitch technology that makes switching out watch bands effortless.
Tudor’s Black Bay 54
TUDOR has just introduced a new masterpiece to its Black Bay line, a timepiece that exemplifies modernity while remaining true to the brand’s original dive watch. With its 37mm casing and impressive Manufacture Calibre movement, the Black Bay 54 is a great tribute to the 7922 reference, which debuted all the way back in 1954.
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