The best new watches for 2022 so far

The world of watchmaking has seen a slew of incredible releases and innovations this year. Watches and Wonders 2022 marked a milestone for the industry, bringing together 38 leading brands to showcase their most luxurious and creative releases.

From Chanel’s diamond-encrusted watch to a marine-inspired version from Panerai, here are 10 of the best new watches to consider investing in for 2022.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five “Cotton Candy” Perlon Watch

Recycled Perlon straps define this watch, offered in summery shades of pastel pink, sage green and periwinkle blue. The “Cotton Candy” collection brings a brighter touch to the Divers Sixty-Five version, which revitalized an iconic model from 1965. These new timepieces are built with an Oris caliber 400, offering an anti-magnetic function and a reserve five-day walk.

Miscellaneous sixty-five, A$3,500 | Source: Oris

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback

Effortless in its elegance, the Manero Flyback collection is 40 millimeters of pure horological luxury, offered in four color variations. First introduced in 2016, the latest iteration of the sophisticated Manero Flyback has launched in five new colorways and has been trimmed down three millimeters. The new design aims to target a younger audience that favors minimalist designs.

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback
Manero Flyback, AU$2,492 | Source: Carl F. Bucherer

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore

Luxury watchmaker Piguet Audemars Piguet has launched five new models of the classic Royal Oak Offshore. Available in titanium or ceramic, the aesthetic of this watch is inspired by music, highlighting a dial influenced by a VU-meter and pusher protections reminiscent of mixer faders. Covered with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, the case back is screwed down and sturdy. The titanium and white gold iterations of the music-inspired collection come in 37 and 43 millimeters.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Automatic
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Automatic, $163,195 | Source: Chrono24

Panerai Submersible S Brabus Blue Shadow Edition

Unveiled at the 2022 Palma International Boat Show, the partnership between luxury watch brand Panerai and automotive and nautical company Brabus is a crucial milestone in the maritime industry. The limited-edition version features a bold design and marine-oriented features, including a one-piece off-center oscillating weight, allowing for bi-directional winding. After three years of product development, this watch is presented in gray or blue and is limited to only 200 pieces.

Submersible S Brabus Blue Shadow
Submersible S Brabus Blue Shadow, $71,300 | source: Panera

Tudor Ranger in-house caliber

On the 70th anniversary of the British North Greenland Expedition, the Tudor Ranger model was launched to “celebrate the spirit of this daring adventure”. The original Tudor watch which, as worn on the expedition, was tested on extreme Arctic expeditions and now forms the basis of this historic, state-of-the-art version. The watch exudes elegance and features a satin-brushed case and grained matte black dial and has three strap options; jacquard, steel or a hybrid strap in natural rubber and fabric-style black leather.

Tudor Ranger
Tudor Ranger, AU$4,150 | Source: Tudor Watch

Grand Seiko Snowscape Hi-Beat 44GS

Grand Seiko’s Snowscape watch is inspired by the snowy landscape of Mount Iwate, Japan. Melting snow and arctic conditions result in a watch defined by its textured dial, stainless steel exterior, box-shaped sapphire crystals and ever-shiny steel case. Offering 10 bar of water resistance and 80 hours of power reserve, the Grand Seiko watch is a timepiece to rely on, whether at your desk or hiking through the mountains.

Grand Seiko Hi Beat 44GS
Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 44GS, $11,777 | Source: Seiko Store

Breguet Marine Hora Mundi

This striking timepiece features a hand-engraved pink engine, sapphire metallization, luminescent hands and a sapphire case back. The watch dial is a map of the world against a background of guilloché waves, a nod to Breguet’s Marine Collection, a family of maritime-inspired sports watches. The Hora Mundi version includes an imaginative feature, allowing owners to switch between time zones at the push of a button.

Breguet Marine Hora Mundi
Breguet Marine Hora Mundi, $105,900 | Source: Breguet

CHANEL J12 Diamond Tourbillon Caliber 5

Breaking the bounds of luxury fashion, Chanel has released its glitzy J12 Diamond Tourbillon Caliber 5. Designed by Arnaud Chastaingt, the J12 Diamond Tourbillon Caliber 5 is a stunning blend of diamonds and matte black ceramic that houses the first flying tourbillon movement internal to Chanel. . The fixed 18k white gold bezel set with a 0.18 carat solitaire diamond that is sure to turn heads.

CHANEL J12 Diamond Tourbillon Caliber 5
CHANEL J12 Diamond Tourbillon Caliber 5, price on request | Source: CHANEL

Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II Roles

Unveiled at Watch and Wonders 2022, this new version of Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II elevates horological functionality and aesthetics to an unparalleled level. The right-handed iteration of the GMT Master II is crafted from Oystersteel and fitted with an Oyster bracelet and features a two-tone green and black ceramic Cerachrom bezel insert.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II
Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II, price varies | Source: Rolex

Patek Philippe 7130R-014

Crafted in olive green and adorned with a rose gold and sapphire crystal case back, the 7130 is the epitome of modern elegance. This ladies’ model is a self-winding watch featuring an ultra-thin mechanical movement that ensures the case remains incredibly thin and subtle while the dial features an intricate hand-guilloché basketweave pattern.

Patek Philippe 7130R
Patek Philippe 7130R, price varies | Source: Pateck

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