WATCHES AND WONDERS - APRIL 2023 NEWS
Earlier in the month, we had the pleasure of attending Watches and Wonders 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland. As always, it was a spectacular event filled with an exquisite selection of novelties from a range of our luxury brands.
(Image: Owner Julian Farren-Price & General Manager Erik Hallstrom at Watches and Wonders 2023, Geneva)
Join us today on a journey through our experience as we mention some highlight releases from this amazing event...
Starting with Patek Philippe, we were thoroughly impressed by the outstanding gem-setting technique demonstrated in the new Grandmaster Chime (ref. 6300/403G), with a gorgeous emerald bezel and a wondrous array of white diamonds too. Although the limited production of this timepiece will make it very difficult to acquire, we admire the beautiful craftsmanship it showcases.
We were also in awe of their new 42mm Pilot Travel Time Chronograph in white gold (5924G-010), with the khaki green lacquered dial that matches perfectly with an olive green vintage-finish strap.
From their iconic Calatrava collection, we loved the release of reference 6007G in three bold hues; yellow, red and blue.
As for ladies watches, Patek Philippe impressed us once again with the latest 35mm rose gold Calatrava (4997/200R), which features a glamorous and vibrant all-purple look. Just fantastic and complete stand out!
Moving onto this year’s Tudor novelties, we were excited to hear about their all-new Black Bay 54 collection, inspired by their original 1954 diver’s watch.
From the Black Bay GMT collection, the introduction of the opaline dial is a great option for those who prefer a lighter aesthetic. We were also thrilled to see two new dial options, salmon and chocolate-brown, in the Tudor Royal collection.
Visit our Tudor New Releases Article to read more about what is available from their 2023 range.
Grand Seiko came forth with some very special releases this year, at the forefront of which was their Tentagraph model, reference SLGC001. We think it is very exciting that Grand Seiko is expanding their offerings to now include their in-house mechanical chronograph movement.
As always, the creative and meticulous designs of Grand Seiko often transport us to the most sublime landscapes. New Sport model SBGE295 was an excellent example of this, with a patterned green dial that captures the brilliant Hotaka Mountains in Japan.
We also adore their new Evolution 9 model SLGA023, with a new blue variation on their 2022 ‘ushio’ dial reminding us of the gorgeous coastal waters of Japan.
Discover the Grand Seiko novelties in more depth in our recent article.
Finally, we explored some exceptional new releases from Vacheron Constantin, with their Traditionnelle Tourbillon Retrograde Date Openface at the forefront of this list. This new release was just magnificent, highlighting the technical mastery of the brand with the incorporation of the retrograde display and a tourbillon function.
Explore more about this year's Vacheron Constantin releases in our recent article.
An Unforgettable Experience
The time spent at Watches and Wonders 2023 was a truly unforgettable experience. We were so impressed and excited to see the innovative new designs from across a wide range of brands. With a versatile range of distinctive and creative styles, we are sure that there is something in these new releases for each and every watch enthusiast.
If you wish to discuss the availability of any of the novelties mentioned above, please do not hesitate to enquire here or visit our friendly team at the J Farren-Price boutique located at 80 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.