Watches & Wonders 2022: Best releases, details, drops

We’re on the ground in Geneva for the first-ever IRL Watches and Wonders, and the atmosphere is luxurious. All the big brands rolled out the red carpet and invited us to discover their latest novelties.

From lab-grown diamonds to iconic vintage reissues and all the colors of the ceramic rainbow, this is every watch lover’s dream. We’re scouring the convention center (glass of champagne in hand) to bring you our best fair moments, straight from the source as we see them.

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TAG Heuer

Carrera Plasma: TAG Heuer has created an incredibly innovative watch by adding diamonds to the traditionally sporty Carrera. Its crown is cut from a single piece of a lab-grown diamond, an unprecedented production method that also dramatically reduces waste.

Aquaracer Pro 200 Solargraph: TAG Heuer’s first solar-powered quartz watch with blackened steel, the true debut of solar-powered watches in the luxury space.


Big Bang integral ceramic: Hublot’s “monobloc” and mono-material design in which the case is integrated into the bracelet is further enhanced by new sleek monochromatic colors.

Big Bang Automatic Tourbillon Purple Sapphire: The world’s self-proclaimed first synthetic sapphire watch in translucent purple.

Square Bang Unico: Hublot’s very first square dial watch. While the round Big Bang is the brand’s most iconic model, the Square Bang Unico proves to be innovative not only in terms of looks, but also in technicality: it overcomes the challenges that follow square-faced constructions, such as the maintaining smooth movement and maintaining fully in the water. wearing.


Chronomaster open: The year preceding the 20th anniversary of the iconic Chronomaster, Zenith redesigned the dial of the watch with a new hesalite crystal element and reinterpreted the aperture. In rose gold and steel options.


Métiers d’Art Crash Tabby Metamorphoses: Cartier’s signature blue and green combination comes to life in the form of a timepiece that borders on fine jewelry. Inspired by African wildlife, the almost amorphous form of the Crash Tigrée Métamorphoses can be a tiger, a crocodile, water or a shell, depending on how the wearer wants to interpret it.

Cartier Privé Tank Chinoise: Born exactly 100 years ago, the Tank Chinoise incorporates beautiful elements of traditional Chinese architecture in design and color, blurring the boundaries of watchmaking and jewelry.

The tank should: Cartier’s retro model from the 70s is timeless and modern with an all-new all-black dial that contrasts sharply with the shiny silver and gold frames.

Santos Dumont: The model made for Alberto Santos-Dumont, who commissioned the first modern wristwatch from Louis Cartier in 1904, returns in new updated colors for 2022, including rose gold and steel.

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Black Bay GMT & Chrono S&G: Two of Tudor’s most iconic designs are now available in “S&G” – or steel and gold – a warm color combination that evokes nostalgia.

Grand Seiko

Kodo Constant Force Tourbillon SLGT003: This latest model of Grand Seiko’s Kodo heritage – named after the Japanese word meaning “heartbeat” – is offered in an ultra-limited edition of 20 pieces. The lightweight platinum and titanium case with an open back is also touted as the most complicated watch the brand has ever made.

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