The Best Drops from Watches and Wonders: Day 1

Featuring the best watches from Tudor, Bulgari, Cartier, A. Lange & Söhne and Jaeger-LeCoultre.

By
Watches
5,470 Hypes 0 Comments

Watches and Wonders, the all-digital replacement for the SIHH watch trade show kicked off today, with 15 brands showing their latest watches.

HYPEBEAST covered Patek Philippe’s Nautilus 5711/1A-014, the final version of the brand’s iconic stainless steel Nautilus before it is retired for good, and also looked at the four big drops from Rolex, including a redesigned and upgraded Explorer II.

Panerai announced its eLAB-ID, a $60,000 USD dive watch made from 98.6% recycled materials and also took the unusual step of publishing the list of suppliers who made it possible, in the hope that other brands will take up the challenge of producing more sustainable watches in future.

Hermès also dropped its first dedicated men’s watch collection, H08, based on a rounded square titanium case and meticulously balanced dial featuring an original typeface.

But what of the rest? Here’s HYPEBEAST’s round-up of the other great watches from Watches and Wonders Day 1.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Gold and Silver

Why: Tudor makes use of precious metal for the first time since the brand relaunched itself in 2012, with two Black Bay Fifty-Eight models, one in .925 silver and another in 18k yellow gold. Both models also come with exhibition casebacks for the first time.

Price: $4,300 USD and $16,800 USD respectively.

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar

Why: A 7th world record in ultra-thin watchmaking from Bulgari, this time the world’s thinnest perpetual calendar. The 2.75mm thick calibre consists of 408 components and fits inside a 5.8mm titanium Octo Finissimo case.

Price: $59,000 USD.

Cartier Tank Must

Why: Cartier revives its Must line from the 1970s, and re-invents it as an accessible, practical version of the brand’s iconic Tank. The watch uses a clever ‘Solarbeat’ movement, which powers itself using only natural light entering the case through perforations in its Roman numeral hour markers, leaving the rest of the dial untouched. The result is a watch that will run for 16 years before it needs to visit a watchmaker.

Price: TBA, drops September.

A. Lange & Söhne Triple Split

Why: Lange’s unique Triple Split, a Rattrapante chronograph capable of timing three (rather than two) distinct events at once, might not be new but it has been given a new lease on life with a vibrant 18k pink gold case and dark blue solid silver dial.

Price: $164,000 USD

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185

The Best Watches of Watches and Wonders Day 1 from Tudor Cartier and Bulgari

Why: Most JLC’s Reverso watches have at least two dials but the Calibre 185 manages four by building into what is usually the Reverso’s entirely passive case cradle. It is also one of the most complicated watches the brand has ever produced with 11 complications including perpetual calendar, flying tourbillon, minute repeater, jumping hour and day/night indication.

Price: Euro 1.35m ($1.6m)

In other watch news, Swatch reveals its Bioceramic case material made from castor oil.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Top 10 Drops of Watches and Wonders 2021
Watches

Top 10 Drops of Watches and Wonders 2021

The biggest watches from the industry’s first all-digital trade show.

10 of the Best New Green Dialed Watches
Watches

10 of the Best New Green Dialed Watches

Green is the new blue in the watch industry.

A Closer Look at This Year's 2021 Tudor Releases
Watches

A Closer Look at This Year's 2021 Tudor Releases

The Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 is a real sleeper.


The Best Drops of Watches and Wonders: Day 2
Watches

The Best Drops of Watches and Wonders: Day 2

The best new timepieces from Ulysse Nardin, Purnell, Arnold & Son and Carl F Bucherer.

Tiger Woods Was Speeding Before His Car Crashed in Los Angeles
Sports

Tiger Woods Was Speeding Before His Car Crashed in Los Angeles

Police say he was driving 84 to 87 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone.

Mizuno Sky Medal Premium "White/Blue Depth/Oatmeal" Offers Bright Retro Running Style
Footwear

Mizuno Sky Medal Premium "White/Blue Depth/Oatmeal" Offers Bright Retro Running Style

And an elevated construction befitting of its name.

Acne Studios Dishes Big Discounts With 48-Hour Digital Archive Sale
Fashion

Acne Studios Dishes Big Discounts With 48-Hour Digital Archive Sale

Move quick.


CLOT FW21 Is Steeped in Chinese "DYNASTY"
Fashion

CLOT FW21 Is Steeped in Chinese "DYNASTY"

The streetwear label both flips and honors tradition with an expansive co-ed lineup.

Eryn Martin Announces New 'Still Ballin'' EP, Drops "Ball" (goosetaf Remix) Visualizer
Music

Eryn Martin Announces New 'Still Ballin'' EP, Drops "Ball" (goosetaf Remix) Visualizer

Martin’s new EP features six different versions of her hit “Ball” single from 2019 and is accompanied by a trippy graphic video.

Here's a Detailed Look at the Nike Dunk Low "Photon Dust"
Footwear

Here's a Detailed Look at the Nike Dunk Low "Photon Dust"

The Swoosh piles on another clean women’s exclusive to its Spring/Summer ‘21 catalog.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.