5 Dazzling Highlights From Watches & Wonders 2023

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date. Photo: Rolex

Earlier this month, watch enthusiasts and collectors gathered in Geneva for Watch and Wonders 2023, the world’s biggest watch showcase that presents the latest and greatest timepieces from top brands. Here are the highlights from the event, featuring redesigned classics and exciting new releases. 

1. Cartier’s Classics Make a Comeback

Cartier Baignoire. Photo: Cartier

Cartier is holding onto its history with new collections featuring redesigned classics, including the Cartier Tank Normale, Cartier Tank Américaine, Cartier Santos-Dumont, Cartier Baignoire and this year’s Cartier Clash [Un]limited that shines with a satin-gold finish and boasts an elegant bracelet of spheres. 

2. Panerai Launches New Radiomir Collection

Panerai Radiomir California. Photo: Panerai

Panerai unveiled its latest Radiomir collection at Watches and Wonders 2023, which pays tribute to its original military watch first released in 1935 for the Italian Navy. Staying true to the original design, the new Radiomir pieces feature the distinctive sandwich construction and vintage leather straps, as well as new innovative elements. Each watch is hand-finished, creating uniquely different pieces. 

3. Patek Philippe’s Most Complicated Watch Gets a Fresh Design

Patek Philippe 6300GR. Photo: Patek Philippe

Time pieces of Patek Phillippe’s current collection are now offered in new designs, including the brand’s most complicated watch–The Patek Philippe 6300GR Grandmaster Chime–which offers 20 features that go beyond time-telling. Now, the intricate watch is offered in white and rose gold for the first time. 

4. Rolex Presents Sporty, Luxe & More 

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36. Photo: Rolex

The popular brand introduced a variety of pieces and updated designs at Watches and Wonders 2023, resulting in a range of sporty, luxurious and classic new options for watch lovers. Rolex’s newly released watches from the event include the Rolex Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona with an updated case and color combinations; the Rolex Perpetual 1908 in white or black; the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in RLX titanium for the first time; and the Rolex Perpetual Sky-Dweller featuring a new 18-carat white gold case and two new dial colors. 

5. Vacheron Constantin Brings Back Classic Watch Designs 

L to R: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde and Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Retrograde Date. Photos: Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin’s new collections, Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date and Traditionnelle Tourbillon Retrograde Date Openface, both feature retro characteristics that were seen in the brand’s vintage timepieces, now resurfaced with modern colors and aesthetics.

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