A Recap of the Latest Watches and Wonders 2023 Releases
Watches & Wonders 2023 Recap
Watches & Wonders is the premier watchmaking event, held every year in Geneva, Switzerland. Bringing together the brightest and most creative minds in the watch industry, Watches & Wonders gathers brands from around the world to announce new models and collections for the year. Join us as we recap some of the newest novelties to be announced from our partners at Watches & Wonders 2023.
The Ingenieur is back, with the classic Genta design to boot.
IWC’s smallest collection has been revamped to feature four integrated bracelet sport watches. Coming in at 40mm, three Ingenieurs will be available in steel, featuring Black, Aqua, and Silver plated dials. True to the original Ingenieur SL from 1976, one Ingenieur will come in titanium with a dark gray dial. With that said, the new Ingenieur is not just a remake of the old SL, but it’s own masterpiece.
This time around, the Ingenieur line features a dial with a grid pattern of lines, providing a unique texture that catches the eye. Underneath the dial is IWC’s Calibre 32111 workhouse that also provides the heartbeat for the new Mark XX. Coming in at just under 11mm thick, the new IWC Ingenieur Automatic 40 line is going to provide a perfect everyday wear.
In 2001 Ulysse Nardin Wowed the watch world with a timepiece unlike any other. With no crown, no dial, and no hands, the Freak was born. In 2019 Ulysse Nardin brought a paired down Freak X to the market, providing a thinner fitting case with a crown. Now four years later, the Freak One has brought back the no crown, no dial, no bezel design.
Featuring a 44mm DLC Titanium case, the Freak One is run by the Automatic UN-240 movement. The rose gold and black color scheme is present again in the Freak One, matching the original Blast Tourbillion, Freak S, and Blast Moonstruck. While the Freak One is not limited edition, expect them to be few and far between.
Ulysse Nardin Blast Tourbillon
To continue Ulysse Nardin’s push for unique haute horology, a fan favorite from 2020’s Watches & Wonders is back with the a fresh look. The Blast Tourbillion, Ulysse Nardin’s micro-rotor automatic skeleton tourbillon, is making an appearance this year in a new Rose gold and Blue colorway. The move to add a rose gold and blue color way brings the Blast Tourbillon in line with other Blast offerings like the blue and rose gold Blast skeleton and Blast dual time.
Panerai Radiomir Otto Giorni PAM01347/PAM01348
Following the quite release of the Panerai Radiomir Trio Giorni PAM01334 and PAM01335, Panerai has expanded on the vintage Radiomir look for Watches & Wonders 2023. The New Radiomir Otto Giorni takes another step forward by bringing with it the 8 day power reserve P.5000 calibre. Panerai has also upgraded the 45mm case form their Patina steel to a new Brunito eSteel.
Brunito eSteel, a new case material for Panerai in 2023, is a material made form recycled material similar to the eSteel used on last years Submersible and Luminor lines. This year, Panerai has applied a DLC treatment which is then worn away to provide a darkened patina that is unique to each watch. The Brunito eSteel provides a look that feels like the watch was pulled from Panerai’s Vault.
Panerai Radiomir California PAM01349
For the first time, Panerai is bring the unique California dial to a 45mm Radiomir. The new PAM01349 brings the mixed numerals of the California dial to a stunning green sunburst backdrop. This piece will be a fan favorite among purest and collectors, and the new Brunito eSteel case will only make it that much more sought after.
Brunito eSteel, a new case material for Panerai in 2023, is a material made from recycled material similar to the eSteel used on last years Submersible and Luminor lines. This year, Panerai has applied a DLC treatment which is then worn away to provide a darkened patina that is unique to each watch. The Brunito eSteel provides a look that feels like the watch was pulled from Panerai’s Vault.
Panerai Radiomir Quaranta Goldtech PAM01026
2023 Is the year of the Radiomir. Panerai has announced a handful of Radiomir’s including a new line of Radiomir Quaranta, a midsized 40mm experience offering fitment for almost any wrist. Presented in Panerai’s proprietary Goldtech material, a proprietary alloy featuring copper for the soft pink color, and platinum to prevent oxidation over time, The PAM01026 Radiomir Quaranta Goldtech will be Panerai’s thinnest watch.
At 10.45mm thick, the PAM01026 provides a classic Panerai look with a fit that easily slides under a shirt cuff. Even though the Radiomir Quaranta comes in thinner than the Luminor Due, the water resistance has increased from 30 meters to 50, a welcome addition for many. Whether you are looking for a midsize Radiomir to fit a smaller wrist, or want a thinner Panerai to wear to the office, the new Quaranta line of Panerai Radiomir’ fits the bill.
Grand Seiko SBGE295
Grand Seiko Spring Drive watches are handcrafted by the skilled artisans of the Shinshu Watch Studio. The workshop, located in the city of Shiojiri, looks out upon the Hotaka Mountains, which were born long ago from volcanic activity that reshaped the continent and pushed the peaks up from beneath. Powerful winds and snow sculpted the faces of the cliffs over many long years to create a dynamic mountain range that is honored by the SBGE295 Sport GMT.