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Best Watch Releases of Watches & Wonders 2022 – Part 2

After a massive opening 24 hours that saw Rolex come firmly out of left-field and TAG Heuer drop a seriously sparkly new Carrera, it was hard to imagine what Watches & Wonders 2022 had in store for day two. Somewhat unsurprisingly, however, the monumental watch industry showcase didn’t disappoint. Outrageous new timepieces were unveiled by Piaget, Patek Philippe, TAG Heuer, Vacheron Constantin, A. Lange & Söhne and a whole host of others. Here are the biggest and best watch releases from Watches & Wonders – Part 2.

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Watches & Wonders 2022: A Complete Guide

A lange söhne odysseus

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A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus

For this year’s event, German luxury brand A. Lange & Söhne unveiled the third iteration of its Odysseus timepiece, but there was something a little special about this one. The 2022 edition marks the Maison’s first-ever titanium watch, in terms of case metal. Limited to just 250 pieces worldwide, the new Odysseus is powered by the same L155.1 Datomatic calibre as previous models, however, it will be far lighter, increasing wearability. A seriously exciting move from the heritage brand.

Brand: A. Lange & Söhne
Model: Odysseus
Reference Number: 363.117
Diameter: 40.5mm
Water Resistance: 120 metres
Calibre: L155.1 Datomatic
Power Reserve: 50 hours
Price: $56,500

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Tag heuer aquaracer solargraph

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TAG Heuer Aquaracer Solargraph

TAG Heuer’s 40mm Aquaracer lineup is among the brand’s most popular and for good reason. Ultra-sturdy and stunningly designed, the timepieces have a ‘modern classic’ vibe that just got a handy new boost. For the first time ever, TAG Heuer has crafted a solar-powered model, entitled the Aquaracer Solargraph. Arriving in a black DLC-coated steel case with a closed caseback, the new piece is reminscent of the Aquaracer Outdoors collection, albeit with a slightly more translucent dial. According to the brand, the movement requires just two minutes of direct sunlight to operate for an entire day, with an additional power save mode engaged by pulling out the crown. New age stuff from the Swiss legend.

Brand: TAG Heuer
Model: Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph
Reference Number: WBP1112.FT6199
Diameter: 40mm
Water Resistance: 200 metres
Calibre: TH50-00
Price: $2,950

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Vacheron constantin les cabinotiers minute repeater tourbillon split seconds monopusher chronograph

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Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Tourbillon Split-Seconds Monopusher Chronograph

With a name like that, we kind of wish we were getting paid by the word. Vacheron Constantin’s new Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Tourbillon Split-Seconds Monopusher Chronograph is the kind of timepiece Watches & Wonders was designed for. Haute Horology in every sense of the phrase, the watch features 698 components and more functions than a Shamwow. Inside, the movement is Vacheron’s in-house calibre 2757, which the brand claims is finished by hand to the highest standard. From a technical standpoint, this might be the most impressive watch of the industry expo so far.

Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Model: Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Tourbillon Split-Seconds Monopusher Chronograph
Diameter: 45mm
Water Resistance: 200 metres
Calibre: Vacheron in-house calibre 2757

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TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf

From Steve McQueen to Jack Heuer himself, the Monaco has a rich connection to motor racing and in 2022, TAG Heuer has doubled down. The brand unveiled a new Gulf livery-style iteration of the classic square-case watch, complete with the iconic orange and blue colouration and a Gulf stamp near six o’clock. Firmly rooted in vintage aesthetics, the bold colours and typography really suit the Gulf design, giving the timepiece a more contemporary feel than it has any right to own. Inside, the new Monaco is powered by the Calibre Heuer02 Automatic, which features 80 hours of power reserve.

Brand: TAG Heuer
Model: Monaco Gulf Special Edition
Reference Number: CBL2115.FC6494
Diameter: 39mm
Water Resistance: 100 metre
Calibre: Heuer02 Automatic
Power Reserve: 80 hours
Price: AUD$10,250

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Vacheron constantin traditionnelle perpetual calendar chronograph

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Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

A slightly more palatable name than its sibling release, the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph arrives with a tasty side of platinum. The 2022 novelty marks a brand first, with the new 43mm model offered in platinum with a salmon dial. In terms of functions, fans will note the full perpetual calendar, 30-minute chronograph and moonphase disc, however, when it comes to actually scoring one of these bad boys, you might be in for a bit of an uphill battle. Reports are suggesting the new release will be priced at north of AUD$150,000, however, that is yet to be confirmed.

Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Model: Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Reference Number: 5000T/000P-B975
Water Resistance: 30 metres
Calibre: 1142 QP
Power Reserve: 48 hours

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Patek philippe perpetual calendar 5320 and chronograph 5172

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Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 5320 and Chronograph 5172

Following the salmon dial special ethos put forward by Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe has dipped its toes into the colourful world. Unveiling two new timepieces, the Perpetual Calendar 5320 and Chronograph 5172, Patek Philippe has firmly refined its increbile lineup. The 5320 is the standout, featuring in-line apertures for the day and month above the centre of the dial, alongside a moonphase display with date at six o’clock.

Brand: Patek Philippe
Reference Number: 5172G; 5320G
Diameter: 41mm; 40mm
Water Resistance: 30 metres
Calibre: CH 29-535 PS; 324 SQ
Diameter: 32mm; 28mm
Power Reserve: 65 hours; 45 hours
Price: Ref.5172, USD$80,431, Ref.5320 – USD$94,624

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Vacheron Constantin Overseas

Bold, unapologetic and seriously impressive, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas lineup is back and better than ever. Unveiled as a pair, the new Overseas models come with a tourbillon and a fully skeletonized design, presented in either grade-5 titanium or 18-carat pink gold. For those playing along at home, the former is big news. Like A. Lange & Söhne’s new Odysseus, the 2022 Overseas model marks the first time ever that Vacheron Constantin has crafted an all-titanium model with an integrated bracelet. Unbelievable.

Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Model: Overseas Tourbillon Skeleton
Reference Number: 6000V/110R-B934, 18k pink gold; 6000V/110T-B935, titanium
Diameter: 42.5mm
Water Resistance: 50 metres
Calibre: 2160 SQ
Power Reserve: 80 hours

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General FAQs

What is the Watches & Wonders event?

Watches & Wonders (formerly Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, SIHH) is the largest watch and jewellery industry trade show in the world. It is organised by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) and takes place at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland.

Who is at Watches & Wonders 2022?

For Watches & Wonders 2022, there are a total of 38 exhibitors showcasing their newest novelties. This includes: A. Lange & Söhne, Angelus, Armin Strom, Arnold & Son, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Chanel, Chopard, Cyrus Genève, Czapek & Cie, Ferdinand Berthoud, Grand Seiko, Hermès, Hublot, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Laurent Ferrier, Montblanc, H. Moser & Cie., Oris, Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget, Rebellion Timepieces, Ressence, Roger Dubuis, Rolex, Speake-Marin, TAG Heuer, Trilobe, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Zenith.

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Nick Hall is the Editor-in-Chief of Man of Many and an accomplished journalist. He completed a Bachelor of Creative Industries at the Queensland University of Technology, with a double major in Journalism and Music. Prior to working at Man of Many, Nick spent two years as a journalist with Inside Franchise Business, focusing on small business, finance and legal reporting. In 2021, Nick was named B&T's Best of the Best Journalist of the Year. With an extensive background in the media industry, Nick specialises in feature writing, fashion, lifestyle and entertainment content. A qualified barber and men's stylist, Nick also holds a Cert III in Barbering from the Queensland Hairdressing Academy.