You possibly can’t decide the place you’re going with out understanding the place you’ve been, proper? And as watchmaking corporations often look within the rear-view mirror for inspiration for future collections and references, we’re going to do the identical. In a change from our common weekly Shopping for Information the place we group watches round a typical theme, we’re revisiting the watches of Watches & Wonders from final 12 months. We felt it will assist to refresh the collective reminiscence of what had been essentially the most notable items from 2022, now that Watches & Wonders 2023 is principally simply across the nook. Out of every part introduced, we chosen the 8 items that stood out to us and can inform you why. So with out additional ado, let’s dive straight in!
Tudor Black bay Professional
And dive straight in we will, with probably the greatest value-for-money watches of the complete truthful. The Tudor Black Bay Professional introduced in 2022 is a real GMT watch, with a high-performance motion and easily seems to be the half. The fastened metal bezel offers it an apparent Explorer-like vibe, whereas the strong luminous ceramic indices and yellow GMT hand add a contemporary contact. Priced at EUR 4,120 it’s not precisely low-cost however not loopy costly both. Extra particulars in our hands-on right here.
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Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Journey Time 5326G
Whereas we’re a giant fan of the salmon 5172G, to us, the best-in-show for Patek Philippe was the Annual Calendar Journey Time 5326G. Why? Primarily as a result of it’s not a typical Patek. It blends classical parts with up to date ones, in a shocking mixture of kinds. The case development as an illustration, with the Clous de Paris caseband and ‘floating’ lugs. And let’s not overlook that sensible but complicated motion! The worth is steep although, at EUR 78,000. Extra particulars in our in-depth right here.
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Grand Seiko Kodo Fixed Power Tourbillon
The Kodo Fixed Power Tourbillon by Grand Seiko actually wowed us, because it was the primary watch with a tourbillon and constant-force mechanism on a single axis. Not solely is it mechanically very spectacular, but it surely additionally seems to be outrageously cool! The openworked motion enables you to get pleasure from its complexity in all its glory, with the time on a skeleton subdial on the high. Captured in a beautiful, modern-looking case, it was restricted to twenty items at EUR 370,000 every. Extra particulars right here.
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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante
The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante made the checklist due to its intelligent and really helpful GMT complication. Two central hour palms, one for house time and one for native time, may be cut up or aligned on demand due to the pushers within the crown and the lower-left lug. Easy, sensible, and chic, similar to the complete Tonda PF assortment, principally. Executed in chrome steel with a platinum bezel, it’s priced at CHF 26,000. Extra data is in our hands-on.
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A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus Titanium Restricted Version
We’re ignoring the very fact the A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus Titanium Restricted Version prices about twice as a lot as a chrome steel Odysseus, for the sheer reality it’s an all-out wonderful watch. The ending is simply on one other degree, particularly for a luxurious sports activities watch. The contrasting brushed and polished surfaces, paired with that blue-grey dial give it an exquisite new aptitude. And final however not least, that motion! The Value? A cool EUR 55,000. Extra particulars in our hands-on right here.
For extra data, please go to ALange-Soehne.com
IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium
The gathering of pilot’s watches by IWC is extraordinarily versatile, with loads of sizes, supplies, colors, and issues on provide. One of many highest is the stealthy Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium. The titanium-ceramic composite offers it a tactile appear and feel, with a grey-on-black dial and a tinted crystal across the again. And sized at 41mm in diameter, it suits nearly anybody! This contemporary basic retails for EUR 13,500. Extra data in our video-review right here.
For extra data, please go to IWC.com
Vacheron Constantin historiques 222
The star of the present past a shadow of a doubt was the rebirth of the enduring 222, now a part of the Historiques assortment by Vacheron Constantin. This legendary luxurious sports activities watch made a return in a really devoted execution in tasty yellow gold. Different supplies are certain to comply with sooner or later, however this one is so good! It seems to be wonderful, has all the precise particulars and may depend on an excellent trendy motion. This non-limited magnificence prices EUR 62,000. Study all about it in our video assessment right here.
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Rolex GMT-Grasp II 126720VTNR “Destro”
And lastly, essentially the most controversial one from final 12 months’s truthful; the Rolex GMT-Grasp II 126720VTNR “Destro”. By Rolex requirements, introducing a watch with the crown, date and cyclops on the left aspect may be very daring and sudden! It was ridiculed at first, but it surely has since discovered its fanbase. And sure, for left-handed folks it may be excellent! Additionally, being a Rolex, the match and end are impeccable. The Lefty-Rolex prices EUR 11,200 on an Oyster bracelet however costs on the gray market have doubled by now. Extra particulars may be discovered right here.
For extra data, please go to Rolex.com