Hello there watch-type people! I am new, but I do have a company credit card, and its behind the bar.
I am patent attorney, so I am interested in innovation and new ideas. I am looking for my first decent watch, and have been snooping around the various brands to see which ones appeal to me, and in particular which ones break new ground in technology. Obviously watch movements are a central part of watches, but technical innovation in this area seems to be conspicuously lacking, generally speaking. Obviously there is the co-axial escapement in the new Omegas which is of interest, but so many other brands just seem to plump for off the shelf ETAs - hence the current panic about their withdrawal from availability.
Sinn is a brand which immediately appeals to me because it trumpets quite a few innovative features, most of which are the subject of patents.
Are there other brands which promote new technological ideas over other things? I am not that interested in low end digital watches here - my budget is around the £2K mark.
At the moment I am most interested in an 8500 Omega, or a higher-end Sinn with all its funky features.