It’s impossible to ignore the incessant march of vintage watches across the stands of every major watchmaker - old school is very much the new school, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
But not all watches inspired by a heritage design are created equal. Delving into a brand’s archives or adding a rustique patina to a watch doesn’t always result in a marketable watch.
The watches that get it right may be inspired by a unique solution to a problem in the brand’s history (the Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox, for example) or it may just faithfully reimagine a stunning design from its past for today’s wearers.
Meet the contenders for the Heritage Watch of the Year below: