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Modern Classics: The most important watch designs of the last thirty years

In a new series, we profile the most significant watch designs of the modern era, from Chanel to A. Lange & Sohne
Since the mid-Nineties, Swiss watchmaking has firmly re-established itself after the quartz doldrums of the Eighties, and rejuvenated a spectrum of “classics” such as the Reverso, Royal Oak and Speedmaster. But what are the truly modern classics; those born of watchmaking’s “v2.0” era? Now we have a recent history to look back on, it’s a pleasant surprise to realise how many there are, and therefore how fresh the industry still is, despite its tendency to don the rose-tinted specs.
We will be adding more watches to the list over the coming weeks – if you have a suggestion for inclusion, let us know on Twitter or Facebook!

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