Watches and Wonders 2023: the highlights

Discover the best watches from Watches and Wonders 2023

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date in yellow gold
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The year's biggest horological event, Watches and Wonders 2023, has opened its doors in Geneva. Here, discover the watches set to make a splash this year, in our frequently updated guide.

Oris’ watch partnership with Kermit has us green with envy

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Oris imbues watchmaking with mischievous humour in a new collaboration with Disney’s The Muppets, putting the world’s most famous frog front and centre. The ProPilot X Kermit Edition, now rethought in a distinctive green hue, gives a subtle nod to Kermit the Frog in the date window.

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Tag Heuer introduces coloured lab-grown diamonds into watch design

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The Tag Heuer Carrera Plasma

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The use of lab-grown diamonds in watch design was a natural choice for Tag Heuer, which has long championed the use of modern and innovative technologies in watchmaking.  

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Panerai pays tribute to its military history with new Radiomir watches

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Panerai Radiomir California

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Panerai is returning to its roots this year with the launch of new Radiomir collections, in a modern rethink of the military watch originally presented in 1935. 

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Vacheron Constantin champions retrograde display in new watches unveiled at Watches and Wonders


Left, Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Retrograde and, right, Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Retrograde Date

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Vacheron Constantin rethinks classic watch design codes in its new collections. Both the new Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date and the Traditionnelle Tourbillon Retrograde Date Openface nod to the retrograde displays that first appeared in Vacheron Constantin timepieces in the 1920s, before briefly disappearing in the decades after. 

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Patek Philippe’s Watches and Wonders 2023 releases embody a sharp technicality


Patek Philippe 6300GR

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Complications meet design in this year’s new watches from Patek Philippe. Intricate watches get a rethink, with the brand’s most complicated watch in the current collection – encompassing 20 complications – produced for the first time in white and rose gold. The striking mechanism on the Patek Philippe 6300GR Grandmaster Chime is fitted with three gongs, with five chiming modes sounding out noises from an alarm with time strike to a grande sonnerie.

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Discover all the Rolex watches released at Watches and Wonders 2023

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II 

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New Rolex watches nod to the sporty, the classic and the fun – discover the range, from the lightness and strength of the new Yacht-Master 42 to the emphasised legibility of a new addition to the Explorer family.

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Cartier rethinks classic watch design in Watches and Wonders 2023 releases

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Cartier Clash (Un)limited

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Classic watch design codes are given a spin by Cartier this year, as the company intertwines historical references throughout the new Cartier watch collections unveiled at Watches and Wonders 2023.

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Hermès Watches and Wonders pavilion inspired by new H08 watches

hermes installation at watches and wonders

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Artist Clément Vieille conducts an intricate play with materials in its scenography for the Hermès Watches and Wonders 2023 pavilion, which pays tribute to the complexity of time encapsulated in this year’s Hermès H08 collection.

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Watches and Wonders behind the scenes: building the world’s biggest watch fair

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As Watches and Wonders 2023 gets ready to open in Geneva, we talk to CEO of the Watches and Wonders Geneva Foundation, Matthieu Humair, on what has inspired this year’s design.

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Hannah Silver is the Art, Culture, Watches & Jewellery Editor of Wallpaper*. Since joining in 2019, she has overseen offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, and written extensively across the worlds of culture and luxury. She enjoys meeting artists and designers, viewing exhibitions and conducting interviews on her frequent travels.