Watches and Wonders 2022 is finally here. The Haute Horlogerie extravaganza has brought with it a barrage of new and exciting watches ready to tantalise the inner watch enthusiast in all of us. Let’s just dive head-first into the world of newly launched watches
All the New Watches at the Watches and Wonder 2022 Geneva
Check out the latest creations directly from Geneva, the epicentre of Haute Horlogerie.
The Swiss watch brand is celebrating with not a single re-edition, but an entire range of Breitling Navitimers coming in 46mm, 43mm, 41mm, in stainless steel, and red gold. And if the range of sizes doesn’t offer enough variety, then consider that there are 13 different dials to choose from.
The crop of 2022 Breitling Navitimer retains all the elements from the Navitimers of mid-century years, like the circular slide rule, baton indexes, a trio of chronograph sub-dials, and a notched bezel. The most prominent change is inside, with the inclusion of Breitling watches for men’s COSC-certified Manufacture Caliber 01. It’s a column-wheel based chronograph that offers a healthy 70-hour power reserve. There’s a new date function, as well, present at the 6 o’clock position.
Cartier Tank Must
This year Cartier is offering up an all-black dial, stainless steel Tank Must in two sizes, large and small, both 6.66 mm thick, on a black leather strap. The dial is characteristically unfussy with no Roman numeral in sight, and “Cartier” and “Swiss Made” being the only texts on the dial.
The Cartier Tank Must line was developed in the ’70s to attract a wider audience through a more accessible price point. These pieces brought the Cartier watches for men and women’s look to the masses by dressing up a quartz movement in a case inspired by the early Tank Louis Cartier, and both the large and small versions of the Black Dial Must you see before you house a quartz movement as well.
Cartier Santos Dumont
The 2022 Cartier Santos Dumont collection launched at the Watches and Wonders 2022 comprises three watches meant to invoke the spirit and style of the watch once worn by the legendary Alberto Santos-Dumont. Alberto Santos Dumont, however, never had these options.
Each of these limited edition timepieces highlights a mixture of colours and metals. The variations are burgundy and platinum, beige and gold, or black and steel. All of the new watches are coated with a thin layer of lacquer.
Vacheron Constantin Les Historiques 222
Vacheron Constantin 222 is one of a group of integrated-bracelet sports watches introduced during the 1970s which began with the Royal Oak in 1972 and then with the Patek Nautilus in 1976. A year after the Nautilus came out, Vacheron introduced the 222, with a design not by Gérald Genta, but by designer Jorg Hysek, who was just 24 years old.
For Watches & Wonders 2022, Vacheron Constantin has released a new version of the 222, in yellow gold, which duplicates many aspects of the original design including the distinctive, hexagonal-link integrated bracelet, while also introducing some subtle changes and updates. The biggest difference between the new Les Historiques 222 and the original is the movement – the original model used the ultra-thin caliber 1121 (Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 920) which was also used in the Nautilus and the Royal Oak.
Cartier Tank Louis Cartier
Cartier is following up on last year’s festival of the Tanks watches and upping the benchmark with a brand new collection of Tank Louis Cartier pieces in red and anthracite grey dial variations at the Watches and Wonders 2022 Geneva.
Unlike the simplistic look of the Must de Cartier collection and the faithful styling of the Tank SolarBeat, these new watches feature nearly hidden dial flourishes by way of an electrochemical engraving technique the brand is deploying for the very first time.
H. Moser Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept Lime Green
A bold-faced three-hander placed in a compact 40mm × 11.2mm stainless steel case, the new-for-2022 Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept features what the brand is describing as a “Lime Green” dial.
Unlike some green dials that lean on a dank Dagobah-esque design, H. Moser‘s latest feels more suited to a sun-drenched summer cocktail, complemented by fizzy Chartreuse-laced drinks in hand and gentle blades of grass underfoot. It’s a colourful, interesting, and intriguing creation, indeed.
The watch comes powered by the HMC 200 calibre, guaranteeing a 3-day minimum power reserve.
Armin Strom Orbit
Armin Strom, ever a fascinating and esoteric manufacturer that is never afraid to take a chance and make something quirky, has just announced their latest limited edition creation for Watches and Wonders 2022. It’s called the Orbit and it features a column-wheel actuated date display that coordinates with a fixed ceramic bezel surrounding its skeletonized execution and asymmetrical dial layout.
The Armin Strom ASS20, yes that’s the name of the movement, uses an equal force mechanism to ensure that the balance is given only the most consistent power by stopping power delivery from the barrel before the torque starts to wane. Offering 72 hours of power reserve, this 3.5 Hz movement is hand-finished and offers an almost brutalist architecture that surrounds a mated pair of sub-dials for the hours, minutes, and seconds.
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Travel Time Ref. 5326G
Among the heaviest of hitters present in the Swiss Haute Horlogerie is Patek Philippe, showing at a physical trade show for the first time since the demise of Baselworld, and for 2022 they’re rolling out a new version of one of their most notable complications of recent years.
This year, Patek Philippe is debuting the Annual Calendar Travel Time, which combines the features of Travel Time complication with the function of an annual calendar, originally launched by Patek in 1996.
Patek Philippe Calatrava
Patek Philippe has introduced a whole new design language within the classical Calatrava collection at Watches & Wonders Geneva 2022. The refreshed aesthetic uses the round case the Calatrava family has long been associated with but includes syringe hands, applied Arabic numerals, a lacquered charcoal grey dial with a textured finish, and beige lume.
The textured dial is surrounded by a gradient black minute track that adds a bit of tool watch precision to the overall look. The grey-to-black dial combined with the tan accents gives the watch a vintage-inspired appearance, even though Patek Philippe isn’t referencing a specific Calatrava from the company’s archive here.
The 5226G is placed in a 40mm × 8.53mm case in white gold, with a sapphire case back placed on top and around the back. Inside is the self-winding calibre 26-330 S C, a fairly recent time-and-date movement that in 2019 famously replaced the calibre 324 inside the Nautilus 5711.
Cartier Masse Mystérieuse
In the watchmaking world as in its clocks, Cartier watches for men have always made mechanics an integral part of achieving an aesthetic effect, and the Fine Watchmaking Collection has included a number of mystery watches, including the 2016 Astromystérieux Tourbillon, and the 2020 Rotonde de Cartier Mystery Skeleton. This year, Cartier is introducing the latest variation on the theme of a mystery watch: The Cartier Fine Watchmaking Masse Mystérieuse.
The platinum case is 43.5mm x 12.64mm, and the movement is the Cartier calibre 9801 MC. Cartier gives its dimensions as 39.6mm along the longest dimension, and 7.3mm thick and despite the fact that it is relatively compact, you still get a 43-hour power reserve. The movement/rotor has been skeletonized so you can see all the active parts of the mechanism.
Cartier Privé Tank Chinoise
Nineteen twenty-two was a big year for the Cartier Tank – it was the year Cartier introduced the Tank Louis Cartier which has gone on to become the Tank most of us think about when we’re thinking about a Tank at all. It was also the year when the when the Tank Chinoise came out.
The Chinoise was part of a larger resurgence of interest in Europe in East Asian decorative arts. This year, as part of the Cartier Privé collection, which has taken up in the re-issuing of classic designs where the CPCP collection left off, there are new Tank Chinoise models.
Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph GMT
The new Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph GMT SBGC249 and SBGC251 include a case design influenced by the new 2022 “Evolution 9” design series, that are intimately informed by Grand Seiko’s famous 44GS case. This new Chronograph GMT case looks like it could possibly be the most wearable Spring Drive Chronograph GMT yet, even if the specs don’t quite come across that way.
Grand Seiko Spring Drive Diver
Grand Seiko is updating its tentpole dive watch today, adding the Spring Drive calibre 9RA5 into a serial production dive watch for the first time since it debuted in 2020’s 700-piece limited edition SLGA001.
The new Spring Drive Diver SLGA015 comes in a high-intensity titanium case that utilizes Grand Seiko’s new Evolution 9 form factor, an expansion of Grand Seiko’s original all-time classic 44GS profile, and features a striking “Black Stream” dial texture that Grand Seiko says is inspired by the Kuroshio Current, a powerful ocean stream that flows northward past Japan and into the Pacific Ocean.
Hublot Square Bang Unico
Inspired by Hublot’s iconic Big Bang, the Square Bang Unico unveiled at Watches and Wonders 2022 creates a new pillar for the brand, called “Shaped” watches. The Hublot watches for men’s square-shaped timepiece has not been reworked by any watchmaker in decades, until now. Five different 42 mm models of the Hublot Square Bang are available featuring three different materials: Titanium, black ceramic and King Gold.
Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Purple Sapphire
The Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Purple Sapphire is a world first, introducing a new colour to Haute Horlogerie: translucent purple. This new watch once again confirms that Hublot has the most extensive experience in working with sapphire across the watchmaking industry. Limited to 50 pieces.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Solargraph
Meet the new Aquaracer Solargraph from the Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer launched at Watches and Wonders 2022. You heard right. A first of its kind solar-powered TAG Heuer timepiece. This watch was announced back in January 2022 during the LVMH Watch Week. The watch is all-steel and is packaged in a neat black DLC-coated body with a closed case-back bearing the same compass engraving introduced with the Aquaracer Outdoors collection.
The solar-powered TH50-00 movement is the result of a collaboration between watchmaker TAG Heuer and La Joux-Perret based in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. The product is a timepiece that will never need a battery change due to its ability to re-charge. According to the brand, the movement only needs two minutes of direct sunlight to run the watch for an entire day Once it’s fully charged and after less than 20 hours of sunlight, it can run for six months.
IWC Top Gun Pilot Chronographs Woodland & Lake Tahoe
Known for its scratch-resistance and colourfastness, high-tech ceramic is used to make watches that will look as fresh as the day they were born for years to come. This year at Watches & Wonders Geneva, IWC has two new ceramic IWC Top Gun Pilot Chronographs, the line that has long been associated both with ceramic cases and with chronographs.
The new colourful models, one in green and the other in white, follow the introduction of IWC watches for men’s Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition “Mojave Desert,” which used a matte sand-coloured ceramic case. The monochromatic look seen in the popular Top Gun Mojave watches continues with the Woodland and the Lake Tahoe, which use olive green and white ceramic, respectively. IWC has worked with a leading authority on colour, Pantone, to create five Pantone shades used within the IWC range.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional Superdiver
Just like Rolex watches for men, this new release from the Swiss luxury sports watchmaker is a lot more hardcore and a tad less enthusiast-oriented, and definitely among the top TAG Heuer watches. It’s called the Aquarcaer Professional Superdiver and it represents the tool watch side of TAG Heuer’s nature.
It’s a large, 45 mm wide, grade 5 titanium case fitted with a huge crown protector adding to the already gargantuan design. It has a bi-colour bezel of orange and black hybrid ceramic which matches the black dial and orange hands. The lume plots have a creamy colouration to them. The case back features the same diver motif found on watches like the Night Diver.
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5320 and Chronograph 5172
For the Perpetual Calendar 5320, we have here with us today twin in-line apertures for the day as well as month above the centre of the dial, syringe hands with luminosity, and a lovely moon phase window with date display at six o’clock. Do not forget the 40 mm × 11.13 mm white gold monobloc case with a beast of a lug design.
The Patek Philippe Chronograph 5172 in white gold is a more recent introduction. Manual-winding chronographs are a serious flex, and the new Patek Philippe 5172G Chronograph with the salmon dial is extra hip. Additionally, this update retains all the attributes seen on the 2019 5172 release – the absence of a date window, presence of pump pushers, double sub-dials, syringe hands, and don’t forget the tachymeter scale.
Tag Heuer Carrera Plasma
The Tag Heuer Carrera Plasma is a demonstrator watch, serving as a test platform for the use of lab-grown diamonds in a way that no other watch company has ever done before. It also allows the crazy In-House Heuer 02T caliber to be pushed further, as well.
The way that the diamonds are fitted into the aluminium case is really intriguing. Since the shape of naturally occurring diamonds cannot be controlled, this process could never have been possible if the brand chose to use them. With the TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma, the engineers were able to fir diamonds in a way that allows them to follow the bevels of the case just perfectly.
Grand Seiko Kodo Constant-Force Tourbillon
Grand Seiko needs no introduction whatsoever. The watchmaker launched yet another milestone timepiece in its sixty-two-year watchmaking history with the introduction of its first-ever mechanical complication watch, the Grand Seiko Kodo Constant-force Tourbillon.
At its core is a uniquely innovative movement that combines a tourbillon with a constant-force mechanism as one single unit on a single axis for the very first time in horological history and so delivers a level of stable accuracy that is unprecedented for Grand Seiko. Most impressive of all is the way that the constant-force mechanism and the tourbillon work together in unison to allow the creation of an overall design that is perfectly in harmony with the values of Grand Seiko.
Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400
Say hello to the all-new Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400. It’s made of titanium and comes with a grey, blue, or salmon dial. The joy and heartiness of mechanical watchmaking come into tangible form with the new Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400. This is a titanium-cased timepiece inspired by more than a century of pilot’s watches heritage and powered by a five-day automatic movement. The watch offers a rugged overall aesthetic combined with a suave wrist presence.
With a whopping 120-hour power reserve, anti-magnetic properties, and a 10-year service interval, the Oris Calibre 400 movement quickly raised the benchmark for in-house movements.
Ferdinand Berthoud FB 2RSM.2-1
Ferdinand Berthoud was founded on the basis of exceptional horological mastery. The brand takes the same approach towards the art of watchmaking, as is evident in its works.
The FB 2RSM.2-1 with a round 18-carat rose gold case and 18-carat rose gold satin-finish dial with black rhodium treatment is one of the variations offered by the manufacture.
Louis Moinet ASTRONEF
The Louis Moinet ASTRONEF takes us into the world of uncompromised advanced watchmaking. It is heir to both traditional watchmaking know-how and an unapologetic need to create the design of tomorrow. The character of the watch combines contemporary art and ancestral watchmaking. It is a product of an excellent mind and curious effect. This idea was the inception point of designing the ASTRONEF.
The ASTRONEF mechanism was made after over three years of research. Given its totally innovative design, its development was at one point considered impossible in early stages of research. The fact that the Louis Moinet ASTRONEF was finally completed was due to the relentless efforts of some of the finest watchmakers in the world.
Zenith Chronomaster Sport
The Zenith Chronomaster Sport just got an update, a rose gold update as a matter of fact. The full rose gold is available in either a white or black dial and the two-tone has a sunray dial; both options feature Zenith’s signature El Pimero sub dials and a small date display. The full rose gold really is full rose gold, all the way through the bracelet and the engraved bezel.
Inside the watch, users will find the in-house manufactured El Primero 3600 1/10th of a second automatic chronograph movement. The timepiece is water-resistant up to 100 meters, offers a decent power reserve of about 60 hours, and is 41 mm in diameter.
Hermès Arceau Le Temps Voyageur Dual Time Zone
For Watches & Wonders 2022, Hèrmes is introducing the new Arceau Le Temps De Voyageur – an Arceau take on a dual time zone watch. The watch is 41 mm in diameter encased in a platinum case with a black DLC titanium bezel. The home time is shown in an aperture at 12:00, while local time is shown on a subdial mounted on a satellite that can move around the dial, above the stylized map beneath it.
This is truly a delightful addition to the lineup of Arceau timepieces in the Hèrmes watch catalogue. This is also proof that you can indeed teach an old dog new tricks.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Hybris Artistica Caliber 945 and Master Grande Tradition Caliber 948
Jaeger-LeCoultre has, over the last few years, produced truly amazingly complex and multi-axis tourbillons. One of its most astonishingly pretty complications is the Caliber 945. There is nothing quite like the 945 from any other maker. It’s basically an orbital flying tourbillon and minute repeater. This year, at Watches & Wonders 2022, Jaeger-LeCoultre has introduced two new versions of its orbital tourbillon. The 945 Hybris Aristica is a new version of the calibre 945 in two different versions.
The second is the Master Grand Tradition Grand Caliber 948, which is an orbital tourbillon with a solar day period rather than a sidereal day period combined with a world time feature. This is also the first time that Jaeger-LeCoutre has made the orbital tourbillon and a world timer co-exist.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar
It is not news that Jaeger-LeCoultre is an iconic watchmaker, in terms of movements, in terms of collections, and also in terms of complications. Today, we have an update to the Polaris collection, a sport line born in the 1960s that incorporates a new take on a perpetual calendar caliber originally debuted back in 2013.
The 42 mm wide timepiece offered in a stainless steel and pink gold case. The blue dial is a striking match for the type of design opted for the iconic watch and the 100-meter water resistance is as functional as ever. Additionally, the JLC 868Q automatic calibre offers an impressive 70 hours of power reserve.
A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus
While the dimensions, specs, and movement all remain the same as the two previous A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus releases, Lange is introducing its first-ever titanium case for the watch in a brand-new “Ice Blue” dial. A limited-edition of 250 individually numbered pieces, the new Odysseus marks the very first-time titanium has been used as a case metal at A. Lange & Söhne.
A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1
Lange & Söhne is starting its 2022 with the Grand Lange 1. Offered in either 18-carat white or pink gold with a solid-silver grey dial, the all-new Grand Lange 1 has a brand new case profile that results in a height of just 8.2 mm, to go with its 41 mm diameter.
The Grand Lange 1 is powered by calibre L095.1, offering a power reserve of 72 hours. This is the same manual-winding movement the collection has used since 2013. Although it features only one mainspring barrel compared to the two found in the standard Lange 1’s movement, the increase in the diameter of the watch allows a greater running time.
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
For Watches and Wonders 2022 Geneva, Vacheron Constantin has launched the latest version of the Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph and this is the very first time that this watch will be offered in a platinum case and salmon dial combination.
TAG Heuer Carrera Porsche Chronograph
When it comes to automotive watch tie-ups, TAG Heuer has been present since the beginning of this trend. On the other hand, Porsche has been a name that has dominated every form of motorsport they have ever competed in. Both the brands are omnipresent in the world of automotive racing, so it only made sense that they both work together. TAG Heuer just came out with the new Carrera Porsche Chronograph. While the watch is the central part of the partnership, it doesn’t end there. TAG Heuer is powering Porsche’s racing efforts, as well.
Inside the 44mm case is the in-house Caliber Heuer 02, featuring a column wheel and vertical clutch and a respectable 80-hour power reserve.
The Cartier Libre collection has conventionally been a collection where the Maison gets to add watches to its catalogue that are crafted with full creative freedom. This year for Watches and wonders 2022, the watch does not immediately call to mind any particular predecessor in the Libre collection. As a matter of fact, one might not even notice it’s a watch at all.
This marvellous jewellery timepiece is reversible, with a repeating sequence of triangles and triangular links. The said links are part of the new design which enables the diamonds to be directly integrated into the case. This required the watchmakers to develop a specific spring that would allow the timepiece to twist around without disrupting the pattern of the bracelet.
Pasha de Cartier in Steel
This year, the brand is unveiling a whole host of new Pasha de Cartier models from gold to steel, from complicated to simple. For the sake of this article, we will be focussing on the newest steel watches, both in the classic time-and-date version and the new steel chronograph version.
Both the watches offer blue accents for the hand and striking grey, radial-pattern dials with classic Pasha numerals, except the chronograph that features one single numeral at 12 o’clock. The date window can be located at 4:30. The positioning of the date display is pronounced due to the nature of the design.
The Pasha de Cartier Chronograph has a white outer dial track and contrasting white sub-dials. In terms of the bezel, the time-and-date model opts for a smooth, polished bezel, whereas the chronograph chooses a dive-time bezel.
Pasha de Cartier Grille
The Pasha de Cartier was definitely an oddball when it was originally released in the 1980s, it was an oddball when it was re-released in 2020, and it is still an oddball in 2022. However, it is a watch that is primed for experimentation. This year for Watches and Wonders 2022, the brand is releasing an updated Pasha de Cartier Grille.
Taking inspiration from gridded Cartier timepieces from the 1930s, these new watches feature a detachable grill so you can wear a standard Pasha when you feel like it. The said grid is a hand-polished and exquisite creation.
The watch is available in 40 mm all-gold, or in jewellery versions of 30 mm and 35mm. The 30 mm version comes powered by a quartz movement, while the other two sizes run on the 1847 MC automatic calibre.
Pasha de Cartier Skeleton
This stainless steel beauty comes in a 41 mm x 10.45 mm black ADLC (Amorphous Diamond-Like Carbon) steel case. The movement used is the 9624 MC, a 31.05 mm x 5.66 mm masterpiece. It operates at 28,800 vph and musters up a power reserve of 48 hours.
Pasha de Cartier Flying Tourbillon
This Cartier Pasha watch comes in a rose gold case measuring 41mm x 10.45 mm. The movement used in the Pasha de Cartier Skeleton is the 9552 MC a 24.5 mm wide and 4.5 mm thick masterpiece. The movement runs at 21,600 vph with 19 jewels, offering a 50-hour power reserve.
The watch comes in a rose gold case measuring 41mm x 10.45 mm. The movement used in the Pasha de Cartier Skeleton is the 9552 MC a 24.5 mm wide and 4.5 mm thick masterpiece. The movement runs at 21,600 vph with 19 jewels, offering a 50-hour power reserve.
Pasha de Cartier Moonphase
This rose gold or stainless steel Pasha de Cartier timepiece comes in a 41 mm wide and 9.55 mm thick case. The movement used is the 1904-LU-MC, a 25.6 mm wide and 5.2 mm thick masterpiece oscillating at 28,800 vph with 25 jewels, offering up to 48 hours of power reserve.
Coussin De Cartier
The case of a Coussin De Cartier is a softened square that has been set with a spiralling cascade of diamonds. The most basic model is the 27mm model with 165 diamonds in a white or rose gold case, proceeded by the 30mm model with 176 diamonds.
The Coussin De Cartier range might be small, have a quartz movement, and covered in an awful lot of diamonds, but do not mistake it for being a lazily designed ladies’ watch. the Cartier Coussin is designed from the ground up to be the face of bejewelled wristwatches all over the world in a variety of colours and designs.
Ulysse Nardin Freak S
The Freak is a watch whose revolutionary soul is regularly fired up by new technical challenges,” Ulysse Nardin CEO Patrick Pruniaux said in a press release. the new Freak S manages to improve upon that already loaded carousel with a new and groundbreaking inclined double oscillating system with a regulating differential, a first for the brand.
The carousel, which previously had a more of a linear or vaguely uneven pinched ovate framework, is now presented in a very bold, double-reactor starship, replete with metallic rose gold bridges and eerie blue balance wheels pitched at 20 degrees to form a structure that imitates ‘wings’.
TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf
In terms of form and design, everything about this TAG Heuer Monaco release feels exciting. The Gulf Oil dial-emblazoning tradition at TAG Heuer continues even after years. We have the iconic orange and blue combination, the Gulf branding, as well as the popular Gulf stamp right near the six o’clock position.
Key components worth noting are the Gulf colours merged into the three o’clock sub-dial which shows off a particular vintage serif-style numerical aesthetic. On the more modern side of things, we have the sunray blue dial and the deep, tall, number 60 at 12 o’clock. Also, this is the first time that Monaco, the square-shaped, slab-sided, luxury sports watch, has been released with the Caliber Heuer 02 Automatic calibre with an 80-hour power reserve.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon Skeleton
The historic Swiss brand is releasing a pair of complicated Overseas models, fitted with a tourbillon and a fully skeletonized dial, with options in grade-5 titanium and 18-carat pink gold. This is the first time in Vacheron Constantin’s 267-year career that it has released a full titanium watch with an integrated bracelet.
The 42 mm wide timepiece comes fitted in an 18-carat pink gold and grade-5 titanium case. The Super-LumiNova induced indices are applied in 18-carat 5N pink gold or 18-carat white gold. The 50-meter water resistance is decent while the 18-carat 5N pink gold / Grade 5 Titanium bracelet with polished and satin-brushed links is complemented by an 18-carat 5N pink gold/grade 5 titanium triple-blade folding clasp is just pure class.
Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro eSteel
The Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro represents two firsts for Panerai. Firstly, this is the first time that eSteel, Panerai watches for men’s sustainably-sourced case material, has been utilised in the popular Submersible collection. Secondly, the first time that Panerai has implemented a highly polished and glossy ceramic in its watches.
The watches will be available in three dial colours – Verde Smeraldo, Grigio Roccia, and Blu Profondo.
The Calibre P.900, the movement used in the Submersible QuarantaQuattro, offers 3 days of power reserve.
Parmigiani Tonda PF Skeleton
The new Parmigiani Tonda PF Skeleton is full of subtle detailing and impressive watchmaking ability that hammer home the company’s leading vertical manufacturing capabilities. Over on the front side, the applied 18k rose gold hour markers have been suspended over the movement, using a similar approach to what’s found on the standard Tonda PF line.
The movement used in the watches, the PF777 is a self-winding movement equipped with a full rotor in 22ct rose gold that’s been open-worked, polished, and sandblasted.
Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic Limited Edition
These are new Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic watches in 42 mm cases that are 13.45 mm thick and come fitted to a matching full ceramic bracelet with a titanium buckle. All four examples are satin finished with polished accents, and exhibit a new range of nicely selected colours that help to capture the shine of the ceramic while offering additional options to the ever-growing Integral family.
The timepieces are, needless to say, power-packed. They will offer the automatic calibre Hublot Unico HUB1280, with a power reserve of 72 hours.
The timepieces will be limited to 250 pieces for each colour.
Chopard Full Strike Minute Repeater
Chopard has released three updates to the Full Strike collection. First, the Chopard Full-Strike Tourbillon combines a tourbillon under a sapphire bridge with the Full Strike repeater. The second release is the Full-Strike Sapphire, which is a version of the Full Strike in a sapphire case. Last but not least, the third release is the Strike One, which is an hour striker that chimes in passing with a single gong every hour.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante
Parmigiani Fleurier has just unveiled an interesting take on a dual-time watch as part of its still-fresh Tonda PF collection. The new Parmigiani Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante has a lot in common with the time-and-date Tonda PF released late last summer, but it deletes the date window and adds an additional central rose gold 12-hour hand, as well as a pair of pushers at three and eight o’clock, to the flowing case design.
The Parmigiani GMT Rattrapante is placed in a 40mm × 10.4mm stainless steel polished and brushed case, an increase of just 2.8mm from the standard time-and-date Tonda PF, with an identical knurled platinum bezel. The PF051 manufacture movement is an in-house self-winding calibre outfitted with an 18k rose gold micro-rotor and up to 48 hours of operating autonomy.
Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date and 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date GMT
The focal point of the Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date is the dial, which boasts a specific texture that mimics the characteristics of ice found in glaciers. Designers took inspiration from the frozen Mer de Glace, or Sea of Ice, found in the Mont-Blanc Massif. The movement used in the 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date is the MB 24.17 offering a power reserve of 42 hours.
The 1858 GMT Automatic Date is a watch that comes with either a black or blue dial. It is meant for true world travellers, with an interesting take on the GMT function. The GMT function has a feature that turns red around the perimeter of the dial to indicate the GMT time, or second-time zone being tracked. The mechanism used in the Montblanc 1858 GMT Automatic Date is the coveted MB 24.33. It comes fitted with a GMT function offering a power reserve of 42 hours.
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra
The Bulgari Octo Finissimo collection has only been around since 2014. That’s only eight years and still, the collection has managed to become the cornerstone of luxury watchmaking at Bulgari. In those eight years, the company has focused the Finissimo collection on breaking and setting records in ultra-thin watchmaking. Seven records for seven ultra-thin watches were set over a period of eight years starting in 2014. Bulgari successfully created the world’s thinnest tourbillon, minute repeater, self-winding watch, self-winding tourbillon, chronograph, tourbillon chronograph, and perpetual calendar.
Just amazing, isn’t it?
This year, the watchmaker came up with the Octo Finissimo Ultra. Eight patents are pending; relating to the watch glass assembly, barrel structure, oscillator module, differential display, modular structure, bracelet, bimetal case middle-mainplate/case back, as well as the Bvlgari Singvlarity technology. the 40 mm watch comes fitted in a sandblasted titanium case and tungsten carbide plate with anthracite DLC treatment.
The watch is equipped with a mechanical ultra-thin Manufacture manual-winding movement, the BVL Calibre 180.
H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon Skeleton
H. Moser & Cie. has introduced at Watches and Wonders 2022 Geneva, an impressive cylindrical hairspring and one-minute flying tourbillon combination into regular production for the first time.
The in-house manufactured movement HMC 811 has also been re-worked into an open-work (skeleton) mechanism in a fascinating way, taking the already three-dimensional movement design even further. In this process, the brand has established a new skeleton design language for the Schaffhausen based horologist.
F.P. Journe Automatique
After the successful launch of the previous year’s limited release, F.P. Journe just launched its follow-up, the official mainline introduction of the calibre 1300.3 into the F.P. Journe catalogue, the Automatique.
The new F.P. Journe Automatique is placed in either a 40 mm or 42 mm case, platinum or 18k 6N gold (your choice), with all the tangible benefits offered by the calibre 1300 series. It is made out of 18-carat rose gold, just like all of Journe’s current serially produced movements, with a 160-hour power reserve that promises chronometric precision for the first 120 hours.
Roger Dubuis Knights of the Round Table Monotourbillon
The all-new Roger Dubuis Knights of the Round Table Monotourbillon represents the first time ever that Swiss master watchcrafter Roger Dubuis has paired its signature Knights of the Round Table design with a tourbillon.
Roger Dubuis is obviously fixated on tourbillons and this watch is proof enough. The new Knights of the Round Table Monotourbillon does not fall short of expectations either. It features a central tourbillon in the middle of the “table,” and twelve ‘knights’ sculpted from pink gold, representing each hour of the day. The manual-winding calibre RD115 inside the façade is also the first central tourbillon movement created by Roger Dubuis.
The Knights of the Round Table Monotourbillon is a limited release of eight watches.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Monobalancier
Featuring a skeleton dial and Roger Dubuis watches for men and women’s signature star-shaped bridge, the all-new Excalibur Monobalancier is presented by the implementation of the automatic micro-rotor calibre RD720SQ.
The mechanism has 72 hours of power reserve, with a pink-gold and tungsten micro-rotor that Roger Dubuis claims has been optimized in order to minimise the effects of shocks and vibrations. Roger Dubuis also claims that the balance wheel inertia has been doubled to improve the stability of the whole movement.