The Very Best New Watch Releases From Watches & Wonders 2022

These are the smash-hit styles you need to know now.

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Deeper and Down With Panerai’s Submersible QuarantaQuattro

$18,200.00



Panerai’s exploration of the deep is never going away. For a brand founded on the outsized diver watches it made from the 1930s for Italian navy frogmen, it is the gift that keeps on giving.

Vacheron Constantin’s Super-Chic Reinvention of an Iconic 1970s Watch

$62,500.00



For 2022, the house has reimagined the iconic 37mm watch in the same 18K 3N yellow gold, with some key modernizing touches including an updated movement beating at a higher frequency (4hz) for greater accuracy.

Tudor's Sweet-Spot GMT

Black Bay Pro
$4,000.00



Tudor’s position in the watch market as supplier of serious tool watches at relatively accessible prices is something watch fans have come to rely on.

With the Black Bay front and center, fans have got used to a design language that is nothing if not consistent.

But that doesn’t mean Tudor can’t offer up the occasional surprise.

This year is no disappointment,

Montblanc's New Ice Blue Diver

1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date
$3,190.00



The slew of new watches included an extension of the Geosphere line with the addition last week of the Geosphere Zero Oxygen, a watch that is assembled in a vacuum to protect the inner workings from the corrosive depredations of air and condensation.

Rolex Throws a Left Hook

GMT-Master II
$11,050.00



he new Rolex GMT-Master II in Oystersteel has a very noticeable green-and-black Cerachrome bezel for the first time.

But that wasn’t it.

Its crown, see, has shifted for the first time ever to the left side of the dial (and along with it the date window).

It’s what the industry calls a lefty.

Cartier's Ongoing Passion for the Pasha

$18,900.00



It was possibly the least predicted reissue of 2020, but the iconic Cartier Pasha certainly struck gold when its idiosyncratic, sporty design, from the fabled pen of Gerald Genta, resurfaced during Covid’s first spring.

In 1985 when it was released, the design was a rare circular yet sporty shape in an era where the square and the rectangle still dominated for the French luxury house.

Hermès's Otherworldly View of the World

Arceau Le Temps Voyageur
$28,825.00



Witness the Arceau Le Temps Voyageur, new last week, which comes in two versions, one 41mm in platinum and DLC-blackened titanium, the other 39mm in steel.

Both feature a very original approach to the world timer concept

Patek Philippe’s Super-Simple Multi-Complicated Travel Watch

$76,882.00



As the name suggests, it will keep you accurately informed of the day, the date, and the month—and the current moonphase—all while taking into account the different number of days in each month automatically, which means it needs only one manual correction per year.


The travel time complication monitors two time zones at once, your home time and local time. Which makes it technically a GMT. But that’s like calling a Rolls Royce a car.

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