Watches & Wonders 2023: Best launches of the year
Watches & Wonders 2023 was an incredibly successful trade show. Watch enthusiasts were left astounded by the launches made by the top luxury watch brands. From classic timepieces to complicated watches, there were a plethora of options launched. Here’s a quick look at some of the best launches announced at the event.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Precious Colours
Among the standout artworks showcased at the trade show are Jaeger-LeCoultre’s impressive métiers d’art creations. Dubbed the Reverso One Precious Colors, the new set of timepieces feature a remarkable grand feu enamel work, which took 80 hours for each piece to be made entirely by hand. It is one of those watches that pictures cannot do justice to.
Being a part of the Reverso collection, the watch has a reversible dial. At one place, you can enjoy the artwork that went behind creating the masterpiece. On the other side, there is a regular analog dial, which uses the hand-wound Calibre 846 to keep track of time.
Tudor Black Bay GMT White Dial
Rolex’s sister company Tudor also had a few launches up their sleeve. One of the biggest one was an update to the Black Bay GMT. Tudor Black Bay GMT is inspired by the Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO Pepsi. Featuring a Pepsi bezel, the watch was only available with a black dial. But with the new release, the watch is now available with a white dial.
As for the specifications, the watch is still the same on the inside. It still features a 41mm case and it is powered by the caliber MT5652 movement.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5924G
The new Calatrava models are not the only watches added to Patek Philippe’s catalog. For the first time ever, the company even introduced Pilot-Style Travel Time Chronograph watches The reference 5924G models feature a 42mm white gold case, and they are complimented with calfskin straps.
The watch is available with a Sunburst blue-grey dial or a Lacquered khaki green dial. The color of the strap matches to that of the dial to give an aesthetically appealing look. Being a pilot’s watch, the timepiece allows the wearer to keep track of two time zones simultaneously. Additionally, the watch also features a flyback chronograph complication.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 6007G
Patek Philippe Calatrava is a collection of watches that feature a clean and elegant design. But in 2020, the Geneve-based watch manufacturer took a different approach by launching a model under the Calatrava roof with a sportier design. However, that piece was only limited to 1000 pieces.
At Watches & Wonders 2023, Patek Philippe decided to revisit the design. With a few changes here and there, the brand showcased a new set of Calatrava 6007G models. Introducing the three new models, the watches feature black dials, a white gold case and leather bracelets embossed with carbon motif. The difference between the three models remains in the accent color used. The 40mm timepiece can be purchased with red, blue or yellow accents on the dial and the leather strap.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbles
Watches & Wonders is one of the biggest trade shows of the year and it would just go incomplete without the presence of Rolex. Among many watches available at Rolex in Dubai, a new timepiece has been added. Popularly referred to as the celebration dial, the new special dial has been made available on 31mm, 36mm, and 41mm versions of the watch.
Even though Rolex released many new watches at the trade show, the Oyster Perpetual Bubbles caught the most attention. It features every dial color ever made available for the OP collection in small bubbles placed around the dial. For the base, Rolex went with the immensely popular Tiffany dial.
Greatest watch event of 2023
Watches & Wonders was an incredibly great show put together by different brands. Jaeger-LeCoultre grabbed a lot of attention with their new addition to the Reverso collection. Patek Philippe was not far away as they also announced a few watches that attracted every watch enthusiast around the world. Overall, it was a successful trade show and watch enthusiasts go to witness incredible new pieces.