2022 saw a rush of watches that had been in the pipeline for almost two years, that being said there are a few classics that are always in style, here are 5 watches that we are currently loving and need to be on your radar.
Everything from rare gem dials, complicated wonders, butter-like bracelets, and everything in between, we’ve got one for every style and personality.
1. Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222
An instant charmer, the Vacheron Constantin 222 captures the vintage lover in you with a modern twist. While the watch is strikingly similar to its 1970s counterpart, the re-issue now features the all-new Vacheron calibre 2455/2 and a few other minor changes including a three-part construction of the case, dial and bezel and a significantly offset date window for legibility amongst others. The 37mm watch is hued in vintage-gold which embalms the bracelet, case and bezel, adding to the smooth brushed finish all of which opens at the caseback to reveal a gold rotor emblematically reading 222.
2. Omega Constellation Aventurine
Encapsulating one of the most popular watches for Omega today, the Omega Constellation Aventurine promises uniqueness in every dial. Given that each dial is made of natural aventurine, it’s impossible to ever mimic them. The extraordinary 29mm models come emblazoned with diamonds on the bezel and dial, uplifting the stone’s colour ten-fold. The watch is powered by the house’s co-axial master chronometer calibre 8701, the self-winding movement has a 50 hour power reserve and has a magnetic resistance of 15,000 gauss.
3. Jaeger LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Star Métiers Rares
Can you think of a device more predictable than a watch? It’s so imperative to the functioning of the piece that brands all over the globe invest millions in research to develop movements that remain predictable for centuries, but this year Jaeger LeCoultre did the opposite. The Rendez-Vous Star Métiers Rares has been mastered after the unpredictable beauty of a shooting star. The house assures us that the ‘phenomenon’ is activated by the movement of the wrist, in addition to the time on the resplendent aventurine dial, you will see a shooting star that can appear multiple times a day so you can ‘make a wish’ if you catch it.
4. Cartier Santos Dumont
Inspired by the original Alberto-Santos Dumont from 1904, this modern rendition of the Cartier Santos Dumont sees a lacquered avatar that simply melts into this era with ease. Hued ‘beige’ as the brand refers to the color, the 43.5mm creation features a concentric guilloche on the dial that heightens the beauty of the inner rim with the signature railtrack. The roman hour markers are applied and offset the rose gold rims that neatly outline the lacquer with ease solidifying at the caseback. The manual winding watch is backed with the 430 MC with a 38 hour power reserve.
5. Chanel Boy.Friend Red X-Ray Skeleton Red Edition
A front row seat to the Caliber 3 movement that has been developed by the house of Chanel, the Boy.Friend X-Ray Skeleton epitomizes color, movement and sapphire all at once. Almost mimicking the No.5 bottle in terms of case, the red within the caliber is matched perfectly to an alligator strap that ties the whole watch together. With a 55 hour power reserve and a water resistance of 30 meters it is no wonder that this watch was named after the idea that one day, your boyfriend will want to steal this watch from you for himself.