Watches are very much part of the fashion industry and usually a key fashion accessory to own. It also plays a significant role when it comes to being a staple piece as watches tend to have its own set of trends outside of the fashion scope.

We are eager to see what SIHH holds next year especially with so much going on in 2018. The yearly event is always the first to arrive for the world of watches, which usually sets the tone for what’s to come for the rest of the year.

But how does a trend start, especially when it comes to watches? For the most part, all it takes is just one watchmaker to introduce something different into the market to capture the crowd’s attention. And when it’s done well, it creates a chain of events for many other makers to follow suit.

We’ve seen many trends coming forth in 2018 especially with the revival of vintage timepieces. This is all thanks to brands like Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cartier, who introduced the revival through its Memovox Polaris and Santos collections respectively. Smaller-sized watches also made a comeback with Italian luxury watchmaker Panerai going for the gold and doing away with its traditionally larger-sized timepieces.

As 2019 circles around the corner, it’ll be an exciting year for the world of watches to see what new trends will be gracing the stage. Here’s what we have to say.