Armchair Picks: Chester’s 3 of the best new watches from WWG24

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And Chester takes his picks from the new watches in this year’s Watches & Wonders Geneva.

Armchair Picks: Chester’s 3 of the best new watches from WWG24

IWC Horizon Blue Perpetual Calendar

IWC has been creating many new shades of colors that ventures from the conventional colors used on dials. The latest iteration is a fascinating shade – Horizon Blue, which goes particularly well with the new case design of the Portuguese Perpetual Calendar.

The IWC Horizon Blue Perpetual Calendar stands out with its 44mm white gold case and striking blue dial, which is meticulously finished with 15 layers of lacquer for a profound depth. This timepiece is powered by the IWC-manufactured 52616 calibre, boasting a 7-day power reserve and a perpetual calendar, a testament to IWC’s expertise in mechanical complications. The watch is priced at approximately $50,410 USD.

Cartier Rewind

Cartier’s Santos-Dumont Rewind is a fascinating piece that challenges traditional time-telling with its hands moving in reverse. This limited edition watch, with only 200 pieces available, features a carnelian red dial set in a 31.5mm platinum case. It’s powered by the hand-wound Calibre 230 MC, offering a unique experience for the wearer. The Cartier Rewind is priced at CHF 37,000, which is around $38,400 USD.

This could have been executed in a regular fashion but with a limited edition dial. But Cartier’s choice to reverse the movement makes this a statement piece. There’s something to be said about this fascinating limited edition done well and likely an iconic piece for the history books.

Rolex Platinum 1908

The Rolex Platinum 1908 is a modern interpretation of a classic dress watch, now presented in a 39mm platinum case with an ice-blue guilloché dial. Inside, the Rolex caliber 7140 operates with a 66-hour power reserve. This model pays homage to the brand’s history while incorporating a contemporary aesthetic. The Rolex Platinum 1908 is priced at CHF 29,600, approximately $30,900 USD.

A thin dress watch in Platinum with a gorgeous guilloché dial. In a world where everyone wants their sports watches, this Pt piece in a thin case with transparent caseback is a refreshing Rolex for a change.


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