Your watch may already be brimming with super accurate chronometers from Omega and classic black tie watches from Rolex but if you really wanted a well-rounded collection you’ll need something new and fresh to put on your wrist. From the specialist sister brands of well known names to the niche labels creating unique timepieces, here are the hottest watch brands to know about for 2016.
Jaquet Droz The brand: While not exactly new – it’s been creating exceptional timepieces since 1738 – Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz has remained something of a connoisseur’s secret. Until now, that is. After taking the top spot in the Mechanical Exception category at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2015 for its beautiful Charming Bird timepiece, next year will almost certainly see a Jaquet Droz timepiece become a must-have.
What to buy: For technical perfection the Charming Bird can’t be beaten but if you’re after style stick with the avian theme and opt for the stunning Bird Repeater Geneva (pictured)