When trend-scouting firm WGSN told us we’d see heavy influences from yesteryear—from the ’20s to the ’60s — emerge throughout 2011 and 2012, we were instantly on board. This spring, sport a selection of retro-inspired timepieces that have a marvellously-modern twist. It’s true what they say: what’s old is new again.
Hamilton Thin-O-Matic in Gold
This stunningly minimalist watch from Hamilton Watches is actually a re-issue from a 1966 model. Part of the “Modern Times” series, inspired by the 1930’s Charlie Chaplin flick, this watch has throw-back written all over it (note the gently curved dials, second hands, and snap back closures), blending Swiss craftsmanship with elegance and comfort. Starting at $1,050.
Italian heavyweights ToyWatch and Missoni have launched a new limited-edition timepiece based on the fashion empire’s iconic print patterns dating back to the ’50s. Act fast; the six-piece collection only boasts 250 pieces worldwide with each boutique selling only one set. $540.