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Best Watch Releases of Watches & Wonders 2023 – Part 5

Watches & Wonders 2023 has been an absolute blast. We’ve had the privilege of seeing some of the most exciting watches in the world made by some of the most prestigious brands, and we’ve had the absolute honour of bringing those new releases to you.

In our final round-up of this year’s Watches & Wonders, we’ll be featuring some of the show’s best watches, including pieces from Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget and, of course, Patek Philippe, and keep your eye on this space for even more from the biggest watch event of the year.

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 4

Patek philippe 6300r grandmaster chime

Patek Philippe 6300R Grandmaster Chime | Image: Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe 6300R Grandmaster Chime

Yes, Patek did. Here is one of the most absurdly complicated watches on the planet, now in white gold with rose gold pushers, crown, minute repeater slider and swivel links. This “two-tone” variant is a serious bit of kit and its dramatic aesthetic is fitting given what a feat of haute horlogerie magnificence the 6300R truly is.

Underneath the surface lies 20 complications, which makes it the most complicated Patek Philippe in current production. The striking mechanism itself features three gongs and five chiming modes: grande sonnerie, petite sonnerie, minute-repeater and two patented world exclusives – an alarm sounding the programmed time and a date-repeater striking the date at will. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Brand: Patek Philippe
Model: 6300R Grandmaster Chime
Reference Number: 6300GR-001
Diameter: 47.7mm
Calibre: Calibre 300 GS AL 36‑750 QIS FUS IRM
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Price: Price on request

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Piaget polo perpetual calendar obsidian

Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Obsidian | Image: Piaget

Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Obsidian

The Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar hit the market a few months ago, and it was a serious winner (in our books, anyway). Here is arguably the coolest and most blinged out version, the Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Obsidian. It has a white gold case with an obsidian dial, and looks the absolute goods.

Powering the Piaget Polo Perpetual Calendar Obsidian is the maison’s in-house calibre 1255 which is visible through the open sapphire caseback. The dial is one of the focal points of the piece, with this particular stone being produced when lava cools rapidly, and its natural iridescence formed when drops of mineral-rich sulphide liquid are trapped as it solidifies. Very cool stuff.

Brand: Piaget
Model: Polo Perpetual Calendar Obsidian
Reference Number: GOA48007
Diameter: 42mm
Water Resistance: 30m
Calibre: 1255
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Price: €116,000

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Zenith pilot big date flyback

Zenith Pilot Big Date Flyback | Image: Zenith

Zenith Pilot Big Date Flyback

From Zenith, here’s the new Pilot Big Date Flyback. This is a bold, oversized watch fit for daily use and making a statement. It has a next-gen patented compliant mechanism that advances and stabilises both of the big date’s wheels in less than 0.03 seconds. The Zenith Pilot Big Date Flyback also has a flyback chronograph, identifiable through the bold red central hand.

The Zenith Pilot Big Date Flyback is powered by the maison’s El Primero 3652 movement, which boasts a date indicator, a chronograph with flyback function as well as that instantaneous big date jump. The Zenith Pilot Big Date Flyback is an impressive watch that’s very different to what we’ve been seeing from Zenith lately.

Brand: Zenith
Model: Pilot Big Date Flyback
Reference Number: 03.4000.3652/21.I001
Diameter: 40mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Calibre: El Primero 3620
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Price: USD$11,500

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Panerai radiomir annual calendar goldtech pam01363

Panerai Radiomir Annual Calendar Goldtech PAM01363 | Image: Panerai

Panerai Radiomir Annual Calendar Goldtech PAM01363

Panerai had an epic showing too, with its highlight being the Radiomir Annual Calendar Goldtech PAM01363. Distinctly different from what we normally see in the perpetual calendar niche, the Radiomir Annual Calendar Goldtech PAM01363 has one of the most legible perpetual calendar dials we’ve ever come across.

From the day-date apertures to the ingenious month indicator that follows the chapter ring of the dial, the Radiomir Annual Calendar Goldtech PAM01363 has all the goods to make it a bona fide perpetual calendar staple. Couple that with those gorgeous wire lugs, exposed crown and Goldtech material, and what you have in the Radiomir Annual Calendar Goldtech PAM01363 is an absolute winner.

Brand: Panerai
Model: Radiomir Annual Calendar Goldtech PAM01363
Reference Number: PAM01363
Diameter: 45mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Calibre: P.9010/AC
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Price: AUD$59,700

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Jaeger lecoultre reverso hybris artistica calibre 179

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Artistica Calibre 179 | Image: Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Artistica Calibre 179

The first of two Jaeger-LeCoultres that really caught our eye is the brilliant Reverso Hybris Artistica Calibre 179. A marriage of the maison’s technical prowess and the finest artistic craftsmanship, the Reverso Hybris Artistica Calibre 179 is an exceptional example of just how far Jaeger can push the Reverso envelope.

It features a Gyrotourbillon, which is visible on both front and reverse dials), as well as a second time zone with a 24-hour indicator and the hour and minute indicators. The Reverso Hybris Artistica Calibre 179 comes in a pink gold case, with one of its dials being blue lacquered and the other skeletonised. Pretty epic.

Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Model: Reverso Hybris Artistica Calibre 179
Reference Number: Q39424E1
Diameter: 51.2mm
Water Resistance: 30m
Calibre: Calibre 179
Power Reserve: 40 hours
Price: TBC 

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Jaeger lecoultre reverso tribute chronograph

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Chronograph | Image: Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Chronograph

The second piece from Jaeger-LeCoultre is the Reverso Tribute Chronograph. The ultimate stealth watch, the Reverso Tribute Chronograph is definitely one of the highlights of Watches & Wonders 2023. Available in pink gold or steel, the Reverso Tribute Chronograph features a closed dial in black for the pink gold case, or grey for the steel case model.

But the real fun of the Reverso Tribute Chronograph is on the reverse side, which has a skeletonised dial which displays the piece’s chronograph and inner workings of that magnificent calibre 860. So. Much. Want.

Brand: Jaeger-LeCoultre
Model: Reverso Tribute Chronograph
Reference Number: Pink Gold (Q389257J)/Steel (Q389848J)
Diameter: 29.9mm
Water Resistance: 30m
Calibre: Calibre 860
Power Reserve: 52 hours
Price: USD$37,400 (Pink Gold)/USD$21,400 (Steel)

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Hublot square bang sapphire

Hublot Square Bang Sapphire | Image: Hublot

Hublot Square Bang Sapphire

Richard Mille, watch out, here comes Hublot! Okay, maybe we’re getting a bit ahead of ourselves, but seriously. The new Hublot Square Bang Sapphire is a very interesting timepiece that introduces a brand new shape for the watchmaker. The Square Bang, named after the maison’s iconic Big Bang, adds another element to the ‘Shaped Collection’, sitting firmly beside the Spirit of Big Bang.

It features a sapphire crystal case crafted in a modular fashion with a flyback chronograph. The benefit of using sapphire is that you can literally see “through” the watch. It’s a very cool concept that is becoming super popular, and it’s interesting to see Hublot using it, especially with a new collection.

Brand: Hublot
Model: Square Bang Sapphire
Reference Number: 821.JX.0120.RT
Diameter: 41mm
Water Resistance: 50m
Calibre: HUB1280
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Price: CHF90,000

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Dimitri Tsilioris
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Mr Dimitri Tsilioris

Dimitri Tsilioris is a watch enthusiast and founder of watch blog, Haulogerie. From his daily updates on his Instagram page (@haulogerie), to his constant and borderline excessive pursuit of the perfect watch, Dimitri lives and breathes horology. A passion that only begun a few short years ago, he has embroiled himself in the intricate world of tiny mechanisms and astronomical prices. The endless hunt of the perfect watch to satisfy his overarching criterion; aesthetically captivating and mechanically intriguing.