Watches & Wonders 2023
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.
Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces new reversos
Capitalizing on its swiveling concept, the Reverso Tribute Chronograph marries watchmaking tradition to modern aesthetics. The sophisticated recto echoes the original Reverso while its open-work verso is resolutely modern.
INTRICATE CHRONOGRAPH MECHANISM
The retrograde 30-min counter is a pure watchmaking twist to transform circular motion into “come and go”. Composed of 14 components, it allows the minute hand to return to its initial position in a fraction of a second. Thanks to this display, the complication adapts perfectly to the rectangular shape of the watch.
Ulysse Nardin introduces freak one
More than two decades since it released the first Freak, Ulysse Nardin celebrates its joyously unorthodox watch with the new Freak ONE.
Freak ONE is a new watch inspired by the first Freak featuring its three signature characteristics: no dial, no hands and no crown.
no dial, no hands no crown.
Movement is king as it rotates to tell the time. It's movement doubles as its minute hand, while the hour hand is a pointer set on a rotating disc that sits under the movement. The unconventional Freak has neither a big hand nor a little hand. Instead, its one-hour orbital carrousel tourbillon becomes the minute hand and the hour hand is replaced by a pointer on a rotating disc. The original Freak replaced the crown with a time setting system integrated into the bezel and was wound via a mechanism in the case back.
IWC releases Ingenieur Automatic 40
IWC Schaffhausen introduces the Ingenieur Automatic 40 at the Watches and Wonders exhibition in Geneva. This newly engineered automatic model reflects the bold aesthetic codes of Gérald Genta’s Ingenieur SL, Reference 1832, from the 1970s while meeting the highest standards regarding ergonomics, finishing, and technology.
INGENIEUR Automatic 40 Ref.IW328903
Stainless steel case, aqua dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliques integrated stainless steel bracelet with polished center links and butterfly folding clasp.
Grand Seiko new release Spring Drive GMT “Mt. Hotaka Peaks”
The SBGE295 runs on Grand Seiko’s Spring Drive Caliber 9R66. The movement has a 72-hour
power reserve when fully wound, and there is a visible power reserve indicator next to the eight
o’clock index on the dial. The 9R66 is a true GMT, so the hour hand is independently adjustable
while the GMT hand remains fixed to home time.
The Sport Collection Spring Drive GMT Triple Time Zone SBGE295 has a patterned dial that represents these sheer cliffs and features a green color designed to capture the brilliance of Hotaka’s short summers.
Panerai presents the contemporary Radiomir
A versatile and understated silhouette shines in Panerai’s Goldtech™
The contemporary and most versatile of Radiomir interpretations, Radiomir Quaranta, now comes in Panerai Goldtech™ material, expressing the spirit of its original precision through its continuing innovative pursuits.
Radiomir Quaranta Goldtech™PAM01026
Matched with a white sun-brushed dial and a matt brown alligator strap. Panerai Goldtech™ is a gold material developed for the first time by Panerai including a combination of platinum and copper donating an intense red appearance.
vacheron introduces the OVERSEAS MOON PHASE RETROGRADE DATE
At the crossroads between technical sophistication and the pursuit of aesthetic principles, this sporty-elegant steel watch combines an astronomical complication – the precision moon phase – with a true signature of the Maison: the retrograde display.
boutique exclusive ref:4000V/210A-B911
Depicting two gold moons and a star-studded sky, this poetic complication only needs adjusting every 122 years. Thanks to its folding clasp and three straps – steel, leather, and rubber – equipped with a self interchangeable system, the watch can be personalized according to the owner’s wishes.
bvlgari introduces the OCTO ROMA WATCH
With its appealing round-but-not-round octagonal case, the Octo Roma Chronograph watch in steel with interchangeable bracelet is an emblem of contemporary style, uniting Roman inspiration with Italian aesthetics and Swiss watchmaking expertise.
OCTO ROMA WATCH ref:103739
Octo Roma Automatic watch with mechanical manufacture movement, automatic winding, satin-brushed and polished stainless steel case and interchangeable bracelet, blue Clous de Paris dial. Water-resistant up to 100 meters.