Watches & Wonders Highlights: The Big Brands Had Impressive Reveals
Patek Philippe, Cartier, IWC and many others
The Watches & Wonders 2021 Geneva Programme has begun. It is the top and most anticipated watch fair in the world as 38 brands will unveil the luxury timepieces, they intend to share with watch lovers all over the globe. Some of the brands you can count on to see are Patek Philippe, Cartier, IWC and many others. Only a select group is meeting in Shanghai, but there is a lot planned for the online world.
The online event of Watches & Wonders will have 400 digital conferences, 500 press conferences, 40 keynotes, and scores of daily shows, panels, and many more. If you do not have the time to spare to keep up with the changes, then you should trust us. Here we have encapsulated the key happenings of Watches & Wonders Day 1. Read on and enjoy.
The Watches & Wonders highlights
Patek Philippe’s Nautilus 5711/1A-014 Green
The first watch that was unveiled in the Watches & Wonders was an appealing model- Nautilus 5711/1A-014 Green. It was unveiled by the President of Patek. It was a watch that everyone has been waiting for. It is the last ever riff on one of the most desired luxury sports watches.
IWC’s Big Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN Edition “Mojave Desert” and the Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Edition “Mojave Desert.”
IWC revealed not one but two models that will drop in limited numbers. The brand has been making watches since the ’30s. At that time, it created timepieces for pilots.
Hublot’s The Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire, The Big Bang Integral Tourbillon High Jewellery, The Big Bang Sang Bleu II, and The Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic
This popular brand unveiled four luxury timepieces that awed everyone who saw Watches & Wonders Day 1. The Full Sapphire looks absolutely stunning.
Panerai’s Model: Submersible eLAB-ID
Created by using 98.6 recycled-based materials by weight, the Submersible eLAB-ID is also worthy of attention. The brand described this watch as “an unprecedented achievement in the history of the watch industry” during Watches & Wonders.
Cartier’s Coche de Cartier, Privé Collection
Cartier is sticking to the idea of revisiting old classics like Crash. It unveiled Coche de Cartier that belongs to the Privé Collection. Here, the Coche refers to French for Bell. It is as stunning as it was 100 years ago.
Rolex’s Explorer II- Reference Number: 216570
Rolex stuck to the classic by unveiling a 50th anniversary Explorer update at Watches & Wonders Day 1. It looks the same as the previous versions but is slimmer than the previous versions.
People who cannot afford the Birkin can consider it to be the next best thing. The orange on the band adds a unique touch of fashion every watch lover liked to see during Watches & Wonders.
Tudor’s Black Bay Chrono
The Black Bay Chrono revealed during Watches & Wonders will make you think of Rolex Daytona. The watch is showcased in steel and has two dial options and a reworked case.
Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar
Bulgari has created a 7th world record in ultra-thin watchmaking with Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar. The 2.75mm thick calibre of the watch has 408 components. It fits inside a titanium Octo Finissimo case measuring 5.8mm.
A. Lange & Söhne’s Triple Split
This unique watch displayed at Watches & Wonders is capable of timing three events at once. It is available with an 18k pink gold case and dark blue silver dial.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185
Last on the list of watches displayed at Watches & Wonders was Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 that 11 complications which include additions like a minute repeater, perpetual calendar, a flying tourbillion day/night indication, and jumping hour.
All in all, Watches & Wonders Day 1 was quite impressive. It proved that the decision to replace the SIHH watch trade show was not bad. Fifteen brands participated in the event and delivered more than what watch fans expected. Keep coming back to know what else is revealed in the event in the future. We will be happy to round up the important reveals from Watches & Wonders for you.
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