The world’s largest watch convention came about in Geneva, Switzerland, in April 2022. The preeminent watch tradeshow exceeded all expectations, with 38 famend watch manufacturers introducing new luxurious timepieces to tens of millions of watch lovers each in-person and on-line. Throughout the thrilling and anticipated occasion, most manufacturers introduced new releases for the yr.

The spirit of innovation and ingenuity pervaded the ambiance of the week-long occasion, which ended on a excessive be aware and continues to be a subject of dialogue by lovers of Watches & Wonders 2022. A collection of panel discussions and displays have been held, leading to fruitful discussions that may propel the business and its gamers to larger heights.

That is the primary time since 2019 that the conference has introduced collectively the world’s most prestigious and sought-after manufacturers that enable watch lovers to bodily expertise timepieces that are not in the marketplace as but.

We have chosen 5 watches to focus on from the numerous displayed at watches and wonders 2022.

Patek Philippe 5326G-001

Patek Phillipe has established itself as one of the crucial sought-after luxurious timepieces in the marketplace, so it is no shock that the model previewed the discharge of its newest masterpiece, which is available in 12 totally different fashions.

Patek Philippe’s reference 5326G-001 is a merger of features carried out by two totally different watches, specifically the ‘travel time‘ complication and the ‘annual calendar‘ making, among the finest new watches.

The ‘annual calendar’ differentiates between the months with 30 days and 31 days, so this timepiece is adjusted as soon as per yr (February). Whereas the “journey time” collection shows two time zones.

This beautiful timepiece is housed in a good looking 41mm white gold Calatrava case with ‘hobnail’ detailing on the flanks. This timepiece options an computerized, in-house Patek motion with a micro-rotor to energy its extremely utilitarian dial.

Tudor’s Black Bay Professional

Tudor‘s new Black Bay Professional borrows some design inspirations from its older sibling, nevertheless it’s extra refined.

Tudor used Rolex‘s Explorer mannequin’s yellow second-hour hand for the GMT operate on this watch. The snowflake-style palms in lemon-curb yellow are a good-looking signature for watchmakers.

The brand new technical mannequin features a 39-millimeter diameter, mounted metal bezel, and a Manufacture Calibre with a built-in GMT operate and a contemporary look. The Black Bay Professional mannequin pays homage to the pioneering explorers’ instruments of the previous.

Cartier’s Chinoise Tank

Maybe the most well-liked watch in historical past is the Cartier Tank.
A well-worn Tank has all the time garnered immense admiration amongst watch collectors.

The primary Tank debuted in 1917. Louis Cartier pushed the watch’s horizons to the far east in 1922 with the Tank Chinoise, influenced by conventional Chinese language arts.

It has been redesigned six instances since its first look 100 years in the past. The Chinoise gives the Tank Louis Cartier an edge if it feels too delicate.

The muscular horizontal bars on the prime and backside of the case, influenced by Chinese language temple wood pillars, give this Tank timepiece a sturdy look not present in different variants. This mannequin from Cartier is among the most sought-after.

Montblanc’s 1858 Iced Sea Automated Date

This new Montblanc diver’s watch options an “icy” show and a narrowing removable and adjustable strap. Montblanc went to the Mont Blanc massif’s glacial lakes to think about a brand new sports activities diver’s watch.

Maison’s designers have been captivated by the feel of the ice and its intricate construction of crystals frozen over a whole lot of years as they adopted the journey up the Chamonix valley to the Sea of Ice glacier (Mer de Glace in French).

Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea comes with three totally different colour dials, blue,  inexperienced, and black, which symbolize distinct tints of glacial ice.

On the again of every watch is a 3D etching of an iceberg with a diver exploring its frigid seas. The engraving course of begins with a laser shaping the metallic to create a 3D image in aid, which provides depth and realism to the piece.

Grand Seiko’s Evolution 9 Assortment Diver

For its debut, Grand Seiko, which is effectively famend for its attractive nature-inspired designs, embraced its sportier aspect. The primary Evolution 9 assortment (which contains items that have been beforehand solely accessible as one-offs) incorporates a GMT Chronograph, GMT, and the star of the present, a Diver.

Japanese luxurious watchmaker Grand Seiko is famed for its extravagant items and superior craftsmanship and stepped up its presence in 2022 by debuting its new assortment at Watches & Wonders for the primary time.

In its “Evolution 9” collection, the model debuted 5 new sports activities fashions this yr. The designs are constructed round sculpted hour markers, case profiles, hand shapes, and “Spring Drive” actions. The brand new assortment additionally contains two “GMT” fashions, two “Chronograph GMT” fashions, and a “9RA5” dive watch.

With 267 diamonds and 26 black spinels adorning it, the GS “White Lion” is the model’s newest excessive jewellery watch. It blends high-precision timekeeping with limited-edition standing.