Watches & Wonders Geneva is in full swing right now, which means many of the world’s top luxury watch brands have just released new models for 2022. With 38 brands exhibiting, this also happens to be the first year that Watches & Wonders Geneva can exist as a live event. This is arguably the most exciting time of the year for collectors and aficionados, so here is your official review and overview of the most important new releases from Watches & Wonders Geneva 2022.
Rolex GMT-Master II reference. 126720VTNR – Stainless Steel, Black/Green Bezel
Rolex Air-King reference. 126900 – Stainless Steel
Rolex Yacht-Master 42 ref. 226658 – 18k Gold
Rolex Yacht-Master 42 ref. 226659 – 18k White Gold, Falcon’s Eye Dial
New Platinum Rolex Day-Date Watch
New dial options for the Rolex Day-Date collection
New Dials for Rolex Datejust
Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller 136660
The biggest news for Rolex this year is the new stainless steel GMT-Master II 126720VTNR, which has a green and black bezel and a left-handed crown. However, the new Rolex Air-King 126900 also received a lot of attention, as it marked the first time the crown guard appeared on a model in the Air-King line. Other new additions to the Rolex sports watch collection include a yellow gold version of the Yacht-Master 42, a new stone dial option for the white gold model, and a slightly modified Deepsea version.
A classic part of the Rolex catalog is the new platinum Day-Date model with a fluted bezel (a first for a platinum presidential watch), as well as many new dial options for the 36mm and 40mm models. In addition, the Datejust series introduces a range of new dials, including an expansion of the fluted and palm-patterned dials introduced last year, and a new diamond-set dial for the 31mm model with a floral pattern on the face.
Tudor Black Bay Professional Edition
Tudor Black Bay GMT S&G
Tudor Black Bay Chrono S&G
New Tudor Black Bay 31/36/39/41 S&G
The new two-tone Tudor Royal watch
Tudor’s new launches at Watches & Wonders Geneva are centered on two-tone models, this year launching new steel and gold versions of the Black Bay Chrono, Black Bay GMT and Black Bay 31/36/39/41 models, as well as the Tudor Royal’s Several new gem set versions. While the new Tudor Black Bay GMT S&G mimics the Rolex “Root Beer” GMT-Master II, arguably Tudor’s most talked-about new watch is the all-new Black Bay Pro.
The Tudor Black Bay Pro is essentially a version of the brand’s vintage Rolex Explorer II ref. 1655. The watch itself is powered by the same movement as Black Bay GMT, but it features a 39mm stainless steel case with a fixed steel bezel. Unlike the vintage Rolex models that served as its aesthetic inspiration, the new Black Bay Pro is a proper dual-hour GMT watch, and even features an independently adjustable local hour hand, just like its Black Bay GMT sibling.
Patek Philippe Calatrava reference. 5226G-001
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Travel Time Reference. 5326G-001
Patek Philippe Grand Complications reference. 5320G-011
Patek Philippe Complications Reference. 5172G-010
Patek Philippe Complications Reference. 5205R-011
Patek Philippe 20~4 ref. 4910/1200A-011
Patek Philippe Grand Complications reference. 5270P-014
Patek Philippe World Time Reference. 5230P-001
Patek Philippe World Time Reference. 5231G-001
Patek Philippe World Time Reference. 7130R-014
Three questions perpetual calendar reference. 5374-300P
Many collectors thought we might see a new Nautilus watch at the Geneva Watch Fair this year, but Patek Philippe is focusing on its Calatrava collection and the World Timepiece. While some new models get new dial colors or metal changes, the new watch that gets the most attention is the all-new Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Travel Time Reference. 5326G-001.
Unlike the Patek Philippe Pilot Travel Time, which debuted in 2018, the new Annual Calendar Travel Time 5326G lacks the prominent push of its siblings for a cleaner and more streamlined aesthetic. In addition, Patek Philippe has introduced a new time-date version of the classic Calatrava model, which shares the same aesthetic as the new annual calendar travel time model, with a grainy textured grey dial, barrel hands and a smooth bezel.
Panerai Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo – PAM01269
Panerai Diving QuarantaQuattro – PAM01226
Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro – PAM01229
Panerai Submersible Quaranta Quattro Carbotech – PAM01232
Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro eSteel Blu Profondo – PAM01289
Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro eSteel Grigio Roccia – PAM01288
Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro eSteel Verde Smeraldo – PAM01287
Panerai Diving QuarantaQuattro Luna Rossa – PAM01391
When it comes to its annual releases, Panerai usually tends to focus on one of its collections each year, and the one that gets the most new releases at Geneva Watches & Wonders is Submersible. The new Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro model features a 44mm case made from traditional stainless steel, the brand’s recycled eSteel or its proprietary carbon-based Carbotech material.
The new 44mm Submersible model sits between the current 42mm and 47mm watches, expanding the number of options and reinforcing Panerai’s commitment to sustainable materials. Panerai’s eSteel material has the same properties as conventional stainless steel, including the same chemical behavior, physical structure and corrosion resistance. However, because the alloy is mainly composed of recycled materials, it is more sustainable than conventional steel and allows Panerai to reduce its environmental impact. https://www.moon-watch.co