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Best Watch Releases of Watches & Wonders 2023 – Part 4


We’re nearing the end of Watches & Wonders 2023, but that doesn’t mean that the foot’s lifting off the gas. Definitely not. The show has continued unabated, which means even more of the good stuff. And by good stuff we mean watches, watches and more watches.

Vacheron Constantin keeps on delivering, A. Lange & Söhne reigns horological hellfire on us all, Arnold & Son goes super complicated and Grand Seiko does what Grand Seiko does best.

Check out more of the best from Watches & Wonders 2023 below:
Best Watch Releases of Watches & Wonders 2023 – Part 1
Best Watch Releases of Watches & Wonders 2023 – Part 2
Best Watch Releases of Watches & Wonders 2023 – Part 3
Best Watch Releases of Watches & Wonders 2023 – Part 5

A lange sohne odysseus chronograph

A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus Chronograph Image: A. Lange & Söhne

A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus Chronograph

The Odysseus was met with both controversy and seemingly endless waitlists. And A. Lange & Söhne being A. Lange & Söhne, the thought for Watches & Wonders 2023 appears to have been how can the Odysseus be made even better? The answer is obvious: complicate things as all Germans like to do. But only in the best of ways.

Here is the exquisite A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus Chronograph. Limited to only 100 units, crafted in stainless steel and boasting a new L156.1 Datomatic movement, the A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus Chronograph is a bona fide show stopper and one of the hottest releases of 2023 so far.

Brand: A. Lange & Söhne
Model: Odysseus Chronograph
Reference Number: 463.178
Diameter: 42.5mm
Water Resistance: 120m
Calibre: L156.1 Datomatic
Power Reserve: 50 hours
Price: TBC

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Piaget polo field

Piaget Polo Field | Image: Piaget

Piaget Polo Field

While the Polo Date was a big hit, we feel that the new Piaget Polo Field is bang on the money. With its dark emerald dial combined with the Polo’s signature curves and lines, the Polo Field looks to be a more refined, sophisticated and wholly captivating affair.

Powering the Piaget Polo Field is the maison’s calibre 1110P, a tried and tested movement that boasts 50 hours of power reserve and measures only 4mm in thickness. This contributes to the Polo Field’s already very thin proportions of 9.4mm. An outstanding piece.

Brand: Piaget
Model: Polo Field
Diameter: 42mm
Calibre: 1110P
Power Reserve: 50 hours
Price: AUD$19,300

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Vacheron constantin overseas moon phase retrograde date

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Moon Phase Retrograde Date | Image: Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Moon Phase Retrograde Date

For the first time ever in the collection, Vacheron Constantin has incorporated a retrograde display into an Overseas model. The end result is the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Moon Phase Retrograde Date. This is a delightful piece that brings the best of both worlds: true high complicated watchmaking with the practicality and versatility that is the Overseas line.

The gorgeous blue lacquered dial is legible, with the retrograde indicator displaying the date at the top of the dial, and the moonphase at the bottom of the dial. The moonphase itself is beautiful and works well with the refined look of the steel case. Just Vacheron doing Vacheron.

Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Model: Overseas Moon Phase Retrograde Date
Reference Number: 4000V/210A-B911
Diameter: 41mm
Water Resistance: 50m
Calibre: 2460 R31L/2
Power Reserve: 40 hours
Price: TBC

Patek philippe 5224r calatrava 24 hour display travel time

Patek Philippe 5224R Calatrava 24-Hour Display Travel Time | Image: Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe 5224R Calatrava 24-Hour Display Travel Time

Practicality meets Patek Philippe with the new 5224R Calatrava 24-Hour Display Travel Time. Encased in its just-shy-of 32mm rose gold case is a navy-blue dial with a 24-hour display. The 5224R Calatrava 24-Hour Display Travel Time is super understated but quintessentially everything that Patek Philippe does best.

This is reinforced further when you peer through the open sapphire caseback. First off you see that wonderful platinum micro-rotor. Then you see the ornately shaped and decorated bridges. And as you continue peering deeper and deeper, you quickly realise why Patek Philippe is the best in the business.

Brand: Patek Philippe
Model: Calatrava 24-Hour Display Travel Time
Reference Number: 5224R-001
Diameter: 31.74mm
Water Resistance: 30m
Calibre: 31-260 PS FUS 24H
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Price: AUD$83,850

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Arnold son double tourbillon

Arnold & Son Double Tourbillon | Image: Arnold & Son

Arnold & Son Double Tourbillon

A piece unique from Arnold & Son in the form of the Double Tourbillon. Crafted in white gold and featuring a magnificent malachite dial, the Arnold & Son Double Tourbillon is a sight to behold and leaves little to the imagination.

Boasting a sense of balance amongst some very complicated watchmaking, the focal point here is one of many things. From the double tourbillons at the equator of the dial, to that wonderful green of the malachite, the Arnold & Son Double Tourbillon delivers on multiple fronts.

Brand: Arnold & Son
Model: Double Tourbillon
Diameter: 43.50mm
Water Resistance: 30m
Calibre: A&S8513
Power Reserve: 90 hours
Price: Piece unique

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Ferdinand berthoud chronometre fb 2t 2

Ferdinand Berthoud Chronométre FB 2T.2 | Image: Ferdinand Berthoud

Ferdinand Berthoud Chronométre FB 2T.2

Clad in rose gold with a black satin-brushed dial, the Ferdinand Berthoud Chronométre FB 2T.2 is one of those if-you-know-you-know pieces. Undeniably complicated and inexplicably beautiful, the Ferdinand Berthoud Chronométre FB 2T.2 is a mindblowing timepiece that begs the question, what else can compare?

What we have with the Ferdinand Berthoud Chronométre FB 2T.2 is a tourbillon with a fusee-and-chain transmission. The complexity beneath that lovely black dial of the Ferdinand Berthoud Chronométre FB 2T.2 is unquestionably immense, as is the decoration throughout. One of those watches that needs to be seen to be believed and understood.

Brand: Ferdinand Berthoud
Model: Chronométre FB 2T.2
Reference Number: FB 2T.2
Diameter: 44mm
Water Resistance: 30m
Calibre: FB-T.FC-2
Power Reserve: 53 hours
Price: CHF255,000

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Grand seiko masterpiece collection spring drive limited edition

Grand Seiko Masterpiece Collection Spring Drive Limited-Edition | Image: Grand Seiko

Grand Seiko Masterpiece Collection Spring Drive Limited-Edition

And finally we have from Grand Seiko the Masterpiece Collection Spring Drive Limited-Edition. Featuring a hand engraved dial and platinum case inspired by the white birch forest in winter, the new Grand Seiko Masterpiece Collection Spring Drive Limited-Edition is a textural delight and a loupe-fiend’s dream.

I really like how Grand Seiko has extended the textural component of the watch from the dial to the case, giving the Masterpiece Collection Spring Drive Limited-Edition another visceral dimension, adding to its already very enthralling aesthetic. Of course, no Grand Seiko is complete without an equally as beautiful movement, where in this case it’s the hand wound calibre 9R02.

Brand: Grand Seiko
Model: Masterpiece Collection Spring Drive Limited-Edition
Reference Number: SBGZ009
Diameter: 38.50mm
Water Resistance: 30m
Calibre: 9R02
Power Reserve: 84 hours
Price: USD$79,000

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