Watches and Wonders is one of the most anticipated events in the world of luxury timepieces. It’s an opportunity for watch enthusiasts and collectors to get a glimpse of the latest and greatest offerings from some of the most prestigious watch brands in the industry. With the 2023 event in the books, we’re buzzing with excitement about what’s to come to market. Here are some of the most anticipated new arrivals that are not to be missed. Watches & Wonders 2023
Rolex Oyster Celebration Dial
It comes as no surprise since this is among the exhibit’s steadfast favorites. This watch feels noticeably unusual for one of the major competitors in the luxury watch market since it is vibrant and lively in tone. The Oyster Celebration Dial is wholly Rolex, despite the dial’s classic circular style. The surface on the steel watch casing, which is made of Oystersteel, is incredibly polished and consistently resilient. One of the brand’s oldest watch and bracelet lines, the Oyster series, has a brand-new, dynamic, and immensely entertaining design.
TAG Heuer Carrera Plasma Set
We’re not simply referring to the diamond’s size when we say that this is a huge deal. TAG Heuer has unveiled the Carrera Plasma 36mm watch, the company’s first time utilizing colored lab-grown diamonds on a timepiece. The watch boasts 1.4 carats of Diamant d’Avant-Garde with pink and white lab-created diamonds. The watch conceals no indication of its groundbreaking laboratory genesis or its thrilling scientific accomplishment, making it a trailblazing move for not only TAG Heuer but the industry as a whole. Instead, it is completely fashionable in the traditional sense, with the slight addition of pink accentuating the elegant silver hues of the face and strap.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut Luce Annual Calendar 5261R
The Patek Philippe Nautilus is a highly sought-after watch that has been updated for 2023 The unique Yearly Calendar from the company is back in a chic new version and uses technology that not only displays the time but also the day, date, and month of the calendar. A blue-gray strap and a rose gold case are the perfect complements to the dial’s exquisite shade of blue-gray with attached gold numerals. The date and month features, which are both simple to operate and only need for human adjustment as the clocks advance, are referenced by minute details in the stars.
Cartier Santos Dumont Micro-Roter
The Cartier Santos Dumont Micro-Roter is an impressive piece of jewelry that pays homage to the pilot Alberto Santos-Dumont, for whom Louis Cartier created the first timepiece as we know it today in 1904. A century-old genre classic that has been resurrected several times, the 2023 model is modernized with skeletonised movements and a number of colors to choose from, including steel, pink gold, and even a limited edition in yellow and blue. The latter is undoubtedly our favorite of the 2023 choices. In addition to paying respect to the Art Deco roots of the watch’s original fin de siècle origins, the item features a yellow cold case with royal blue lacquer.
Chanel J12 Caliber 12.2 33mm
Chanel displayed the latter’s J12 Watch Caliber 12.2 at Watches & Wonders 2023, showcasing yet another example of why it continues to be such an unquestionable titan of the luxury world. This watch has revolutionary self-winding technology that has been produced specifically for Chanel. The watch is as gorgeous as you’d expect from the French fashion label and is made of steel and black ceramic. The Chanel J12 Caliber in Black, which also has a black lacquer dial and a porcelain bracelet with a steel quintuple buckle, is water-resistant up to 200 meters. A fantastic technological and aesthetic item to give—or, even better, receive—as a present.
The Watches and Wonders 2023 event was an exciting one for watch enthusiasts and collectors alike. With new arrivals from some of the most prestigious watch brands in the industry, whether you’re a fan of classic watches or bold and unique designs, these new arrivals are not to be missed.