Cigar Aficionado

The Best Of Time In 2017

Retro aesthetics, high-performance materials and a bit of wow factor highlight this year’s foremost entrants in the world of watches
After riding out the past few years in a challenging sales climate, mainstream watch brands continue to put emphasis on value propositions with scaled-back pricing and a heavy presence of less-expensive stainless steel cases and straightforward classic designs that are, in some cases, directly derived from historic models. Retro was clearly the loudest watchword of the year, yet some brands have their sights set on the future with cutting-edge aesthetics and avant-garde, high-performance materials. Of course, there are always a number of big wows for a select few of the world’s elite collectors. Greubel Forsey unveiled its first Grande Sonnerie, a horological tour …
To read the complete story, subscribe to Cigar Aficionado or purchase this issue at your local newsstand or cigar shop.