In Watchmaking, the ’60s Are Sizzling

As in fashion, design and cars, watches from the brands Breitling, Grand Seiko, TAG Heuer and Omega are revisiting the glamorous decade.

“The 1960s is something unique,” said Eugenia Paulicelli, founder and director of the Fashion Studies Program at the Graduate Center of City University of New York. “It has its own aura of excitement, and this explosion of the youth culture, of music, politics, human rights, Vietnam, etc.”

Watchmaking went through its own rebellion then, too, leaving behind the bulkier and curved designs of the 1950s in favor of sleek and angular time-only watches with their less-is-more dials; professional-grade diving watches in bright colors; and racing chronographs that often had

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