New watches: Large timepieces are here to stay

First published: 17-01-2011

Large watches are not a fad and are definitely here to stay, according to an expert.

Robert-Jan Broer, writing for, said that most 25 to 45-year-old men will try to stay away from the conservative timepiece style as this reminds them too much of their father's fashion choice.

He added that, while there is no harm in having a classic-looking watch, it is currently sports watches that are getting the most attention.

"The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2011 exhibition in Geneva tells us that the black PVD and DLC watches are still going strong in the coming year. Also, the ever-growing diameter of watchcases does not end in 2011. Large watches are certainly no fad, but are here to stay," he told the source.

Mr Broer went on to say that this is highlighted in Montblanc's new Time Walker TwinFly Chronograph, while Richard Millie has introduced another Tourbillon sports watch.

Recently, Aurum Holdings reported that luxury watch sales were boosted through the Christmas period, with online purchases also on the rise.


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