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Iwc pilots watch chronograph 41 top gun ceratanium

Best Watch Releases of Watches & Wonders 2022 – Part 5

With no more covers left to pull back and every novelty already unveiled, Watches & Wonders 2022 has officially drawn to a close. From Panerai‘s ultra-sustainable dive watch made from recycled steel to Piaget‘s impossibly thin Altiplano Ultimate Concept, the world’s biggest and best watchmaking expo has once again delivered a swathe of ridiculous timepieces that push the boundaries of modern horology. But before we bid farewell to the Geneva-based show and quietly return to the watch blogs and forums we emerged from, there is one last bit of housekeeping to go on with. Welcome to the Best Watch Releases of Watches & Wonders 2022 – Part 5.

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Best Watch Releases of Watches & Wonders 2022 – Part 3
Best Watch Releases of Watches & Wonders 2022 – Part 4
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IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium

For perennial fan favourite IWC, Watches & Wonders 2022 marked a renewed focus on the TOP GUN range, with a number of new releases headlining the brand’s offering. While each represented a unique take, the standout piece was the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium, IWC’s first 41mm chronograph crafted fully from the incredible material. Blacked out for good measure, the new chronograph is a seriously stealthy piece of kit with the case, pushers, and crown all made of Ceratanium, while the caseback makes use of a tinted crystal. Peering through that very feature, you’ll note the 69385 chronograph movement, an innovation that features a wound column-wheel chronograph movement with a day/date display and a 12-hour maximum chronograph measure. Fitted to a black textile strap with a matching Ceratanium buckle, the latest Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium is designed for the sharp and sleek adventurer.

Brand: IWC
Model: Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium
Reference Number: IW388106
Diameter: 41.1mm
Water Resistance: 100 metres
Calibre: IWC 69385
Power Reserve: 46 hours

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Hublot big bang integral ceramic

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Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic

Hublot‘s Big Bang Integral Ceramic is known for being a little out there and the 2022 editions take things even further. In addition to the previous grey, white, or blue options, Hublot has unveiled four new limited edition colourways in Jungle Green, Blue Indigo, Sand Beige, and Sky Blue, each limited to 250 pieces worldwide. The 42mm cases are fitted to a matching full ceramic bracelet, while inside, the Hublot Unico HUB1280 automatic chronograph movement keeps things running smoothly. While not a complete overhaul, the collector’s piece does nothing to damage Hublot’s reputation for avant-garde excellence.

Brand: Hublot
Model: Big Bang Integral Ceramic
Reference Numbers: 451.GX.5220.GX (Jungle Green), 451.EX.5210.EX (Blue Indigo), 451.CZ.4620.CZ (Sand Beige), 451.EX.5129.EX (Sky Blue)
Diameter: 42mm
Water Resistance: 100 metres
Calibre: Hublot Unico HUB1280
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Price: $24,100

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Jaeger lecoultre rendez vous star

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Star

If you catch a glimpse of a shooting star just once in your life, you consider yourself lucky, however, for Watches & Wonders 2022, Jaeger-LeCoultre has given us two. The Grand Maison unveiled the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Star, in both white gold and pink gold, representing a lifetime of incredible design laid bare. For this stunning 36mm release, the heritage watchmaker fabricated an entirely new automatic calibre 734 mechanism conceived and developed within the Manufacture. The shooting star element comes by way of the three-disc setup, which is adorned with miniature hand-painted clouds and a crescent moon. A rotating circular disc of titanium with a cut-out of the shooting star sits on the bottom layer that when activated, spins to send the star on its curving path across the upper dial. To define the trajectory of the shooting star, JLC then set a three-quarter circle of diamonds into the sapphire glass dial. Naturally, the bezel is set with a circle of diamonds, while the upper surfaces of the lugs and the top of the crown are also diamond-set. Simply incredible.

Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Model: Rendez-Vous Star
Reference Numbers: Q36434C1 – white gold version, Q36424C1 – pink gold version
Diameter: 36mm
Water Resistance: 5 bar
Calibre: Automatic mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 734
Power Reserve: 70 hours

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Patek Philippe 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph Ref. 5470P-001

Grand Maison Patek Philippe used Watches & Wonders this year to unveil 13 new timepieces, however, the standout was the 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph. A unique sporty play on the high-performance grand complication, the incredible piece is the first chronograph wristwatch in the Patek lineup capable of measuring and displaying tenths of seconds. It was designed using 31 patents, seven of which are completely new to this reference, and features Patek’s patented Oscillomax system. Inside the 41mm platinum case, the brand has bolstered this piece of horological ingenuity with a manually-wound calibre CH29-535 PS 1/10 chronograph movement. Truly, this could be the pick of the timepieces for Watches & Wonders this year.

Brand: Patek Philippe
Model: 1/10th Second Monopusher Chronograph
Reference Number: Ref. 5470P-001
Diameter: 41mm
Water Resistance: 30 metre
Calibre: Calibre CH 29-535 PS 1/10
Power Reserve: 48 hours

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Montblanc 1858 iced sea automatic date

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Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date

Montblanc‘s first-ever sports diving watch, the 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date is a serious piece of work. Designed to tackle even the most extreme of conditions, the venture into new territory arrives with water-resistance of 300 metres and a solid power reserve of 42 hours. Like all good dive watches should, it features a unidirectional bicolour ceramic bezel and is powered by the automatic, self-winding MB 24.17 calibre. Perhaps most impressive of all is that Montblanc has managed to transfer its design language across to the sports world. The 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date’s glacier pattern dial, aside from being absolutely stunning, is a reference to Mer de Glace – Sea of Ice – the main glacier of the Mont-Blanc Massif.

Brand: Montblanc
Model: 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date
Reference Number: 129369
Diameter: 41mm
Calibre: MB 24.17
Water Resistance: 300 metres
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Price: AUD$3,190

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Oris propilot x calibre 400

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Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400

Over the past few years, Oris has really upped its game. The Swiss brand recently introduced its in-house calibre 400 movement, which not only offered precise functionality, it did so at an accessible price point. For this year’s event, Oris debuted the new ProPilot X Calibre 400, a titanium stunner that arrives with either a grey, blue or salmon dial. The 39mm release offers a hefty 120 hours power reserve through its purely automotive design and features a refreshing simple dial layout. An unassuming timepiece, the new Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400 has all the hallmarks of a best-seller.

Brand: Oris
Model: ProPilot X Calibre 400
Diameter: 39mm
Water Resistance: 100 metres
Caliber: Calibre 400
Power Reserve: 120 hours
Price: CHF3,900

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IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “IWC Lake Tahoe”

In addition to the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium update, IWC Schaffhausen also stepped things up with the new Lake Tahoe release. At 44.5mm in diameter, this variation of the mechanical chronograph is a little bigger than its stablemate and it shows. Arriving in a ceramic case, it features a pitch-black dial and matching black hands coated with luminescent material. The stunning stainless steel pushers, crown, and titanium case back contrast beautifully with the white motif, giving this robust and durable timepiece an unforgettable aesthetic. Further to that, the new IWC timepiece is powered bu the in-house manufactured automatic self-winding movement that features 231 components and offers a cool 46 hours power reserve. Seriously impressive stuff from the iconic Maison.

RELATED: You can check out our rundown of the new IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “IWC Lake Tahoe” here.

Brand: IWC
Model: Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “IWC Lake Tahoe”
Reference Number: IW389105
Diameter: 44.5mm
Water Resistance: 6 bar
Calibre: IWC 69380
Power Reserve: 46 hours

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Nomos club campus

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NOMOS Club Campus

Flying a little under the radar, the NOMOS Club Campus is a true value for money option. The ultra-robust steel piece offers classic styling and an impressive 43 power reserve, without the price tag. For Watches & Wonders 2022, the brand unveiled two new iterations of the watch in Blue Purple and Deep Pink, each arriving in 36mm and 38.5mm sizing. Bold colours and solid performance headline this new lineup, which is more or less identical to its predecessor. The in-house Alpha calibre is still going strong and the bold neon orange minute and second numerals speak to the German brand’s quest for design simplicity.

Brand: NOMOS
Model: Club Campus
Diameter: 36mm; 38.5mm
Water Resistance: 100 metres
Calibre: Alpha
Power Reserve: 43 hours
Price: USD$1,500; USD$1,650

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General FAQs

Where is Watches & Wonders 2022?

Watches & Wonders, the international watch and jewellery industry trade show, takes place at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland.

Which watch brands have booths at Watches & Wonders 2022?

For Watches & Wonders 2022, there are a total of 38 exhibitors from across the industry, including: 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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