Five timepiece highlights from Watches & Wonders Geneva 2023

Rolex's new Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, presented at Watches & Wonders Geneva 2023. Credit: Alain Costa.
Rolex's new Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, presented at Watches & Wonders Geneva 2023. Credit: Alain Costa.

Watches & Wonders Geneva has wrapped for another year, showcasing the latest timepieces from brands at the forefront of innovation in horology. Here are five highlights.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona

To mark the 60th anniversary of one of Rolex’s most iconic timepieces — designed to meet the needs of professional racing drivers when it was launched in 1963 — the maison presented a new generation of its Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona at Watches & Wonders Geneva. Subtle adjustments have been made to the classic aesthetic, such as new colour combinations that are designed to accentuate the contrast between the dial and the counters or their rings. The model is fitted with Rolex’s new calibre 4131, a self-winding mechanical movement that delivers outstanding performance in precision, power reserve, convenience, and reliability. POA.

Piaget High Jewellery Watch Cuffs

Piaget reinvents its cuff watch of the 1960s and 1970s with the release of these beautiful new high jewellery designs. Meticulously engraved by hand, each piece features a different pattern and texture influenced by the natural design style that typified the mid-century era. The signature oval dial is half-hidden by the metal work of the bracelet, which appears as though it is ‘growing’ over the top. The golden bracelet features diamonds that have been set to enhance the natural lines of the engravings, complemented by a diamond-framed case and dial made of white opal. Other finishes include a turquoise dial framed by sapphires with a gold bracelet; and a white gold bracelet with a black opal dial and graduated emeralds. POA.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Blacklight Monobalancier, Spin-Stone

Roger Dubuis’ handmade Excalibur collection complies with the Poinçon de Genève, one of the most respected certifications of Haute Horlogerie. This new limited-edition Excalibur, with just 28 pieces made, is the first timepiece to be set with curved, luminescent coloured synthetic gems, called ‘Spin-Stone’, on the bezel and the flange. Blacklight microbeams turn tri-dimensional to fit the brand’s iconic star shape, enhanced by coloured SuperLumiNova to glow by night and under UV light. From AUD$235,000.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Secret Necklace

A stunning piece of high jewellery, Jaeger-LeCoultre has released its Reverso timepiece, originally designed for the gentleman polo player in 1931, as a necklace containing 3000 diamonds, weighing a total of 18 carats. It is said to have taken more than 300 hours to set the gems on the beautiful piece, which features an Art Deco pattern and two pendants of polished onyx. The Reverso Secret Necklace is powered by a calibre 846 movement, comprised of 93 parts and shaped to follow the contours of the Reverso’s rectangular case. POA.

Tag Heuer Carrera Date 36mm

Marking the 60th anniversary of its racing-inspired Carrera line of timepieces, Tag Heuer released several new iterations of the style at Watches & Wonders Geneva, including this shiny 36mm Carrera Date. The unisex style recalls the original size of the Carrera and comes in four colourways — vibrant pink, intense blue, pastel green, and warm silver. The stainless-steel case is designed for durability and is fitted with the maison’s upgraded calibre 7 movement, featuring a 56-hour power reserve. From AUD$4600.

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