Thin Is In: Why Watches With Slim Profiles Are Winning Hearts
An ultra-thin watch is not only extremely comfortable, it also represents decades of painstaking, meticulous and ceaseless innovation by watchmaking’s finest masters. To get a precise movement that fits in a case not much thicker than the width of a coin is a massive undertaking. This incredible challenge has been taken on only by the most devoted and prestigious names in horology. Let’s delve a little deeper into this edgy phenomenon. All the watches we’ve selected measure at or below 11mm, particularly perfect for those with slender wrists. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that housed within that beautiful watch case beats an extremely intricate and complex, hand-crafted machine made up of hundreds of small parts. For watchmakers, the quest for miniaturisation is an unending one. The natural progression to the watchmakers’ penchant for creating lighter, more complicated yet more precise movements, ultra-thin watches are at the pinnacle of horological innovation.