Luxebook Jan-Feb 2024

interactive and personalized timekeeping experience. Luxury watches are no longer static; they are dynamic companions that adapt to the needs and preferences of the wearer. Sustainability in the watch world It’s also worth mentioning that manufacturers are focusing on sustainability and conserving resources. For instance, the G-SQUAD GBD-H2000, is an eco-friendly multi-sport watch that incorporates renewable materials such as castor seeds and corn-based biomass plastics to create the band, bezel, and case that help reduce environmental impact and foster a circular economy. Hublot and Nespresso’s Big Bang Unico Nespresso Origin 42mm is the first timepiece made with recycled coffee grounds and capsules, and comes in a brand new Hublot case created entirely from oak, designed to be a reusable item. Panerai’s Mike Horn edition features two luxury eco-friendly crafted 80 grams of EcoTitanium. It is a recycled metal alloy that Panerai has been pioneering for several years now, working hard to bring it to the industry. And the watches are manufactured and assembled in Panerai’s base in Neuchâtel, Switzerland which is designed for zero carbon emissions. Over the past 20 years, for example, more and more recycled and certified materials have found their way into watchmaking. Examples include plastic watch straps made from recycled plastic bottles or fishing nets from ocean cleanups. When it comes to buying precious metals and diamonds, many brands like Chopard and Cartier have been paying more attention to where these materials are sourced. IWC, Panerai, and Oris go to great lengths to reduce their impact on the environment by opting for production processes that conserve resources, minimizing energy consumption, and using renewable energies and environmentally-friendly materials. Reducing waste and emissions and promoting the circular economy are also important goals. The future of Luxury Watches Innovation is going to be a key factor influencing luxury watch design. Sustainability has been gaining traction for a few years now, with brands exploring eco-friendly materials and ethical manufacturing practices. Smart technologies are also making their way into luxury watches, enabling connectivity and personalized functionalities. Furthermore, customization options are becoming more prevalent, allowing collectors to create unique timepieces that reflect their individuality. The evolution of luxury watch designs from tradition to innovation is a testament to the dynamism and creativity of the watchmaking industry. Traditional designs laid the foundation for timeless elegance, while innovation pushed the boundaries of what was possible. The fusion of tradition and innovation has given birth to captivating timepieces that cater to diverse tastes and preferences. As we move into the future, the luxury watch industry will continue to surprise us with its ability to blend tradition with cutting-edge technology, ensuring that these timepieces remain a source of fascination and admiration for future generations. This marks the dawn of a new era in horology—a realm where tradition and innovation are harmoniously blending, urging us to savour the best of both worlds. For watch connoisseur, the evolution of luxury timepieces is a rollercoaster of excitement and contemplation. The traditionalist finds the allure of smart functionalities perplexing, and the collector’s cabinet, now houses hybrid wonders and sleek digital companions as opposed to simply traditional timepieces. Yet, the essence of collecting remains unchanged – the pursuit of rarity, craftsmanship, and storytelling. Limited editions, intricate complications, and the legacy of renowned watchmakers continue to command attention and appreciation. TAG Heuer’s Smartwatch Connected Casio G-Shock G-SQUAD Hublot Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Connected Watch 24|LUXEBOOK |JAN/FEB 2024 Our annual tribute to the women who are challenging the notions of Indian Luxury with their creativity, conviction, power, and persuasion. Look out for our whole month of celebrations of their achievements this March. TOP Details coming soon on www.luxebook.in and @luxebookindia on Instagram INDIAN LUXURY’S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN - 2024

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