Luxury Wrist Watch Latest Releases: High – end Watch Trends Coming Your Way
The watch industry comprises thousands of brands. At any given time, you’ll find a range of new designs being released. Here we take a look at some of the latest releases due to enter the market within this core sector…
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
The Daytona is one of Rolex’s most iconic pieces that became mainstream in the 60s. This year, the company will be issuing three new versions of the device. Hold your breath – they will be made from meteorites! You can pick them up in yellow, pink, or white gold.
The unique meteorite design is sure to blow your mind. Rolex has selected specific pieces of rock with tessellating Widmanstätten patterns. You can purchase the Cosmograph Daytonas for around £27,350. Considering that you’ll be wearing a watch made of rock from outer space, the price tag isn’t too crazy!
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300
TAG Heuer almost shut down because of the quartz crisis. However, the manufacturer was able to avoid financial ruin due to the careful diversification of its products. In 1978, they released the iconic dive watch; Ref 844.
After its success, the line of Heuer divers was released. TAG recently unveiled the most modern iteration of the divers – the Aquaracer Professional 300. Compared to its predecessors, it’s extremely elegant. It can also handle 1000 feet (300 meters) underwater.
It is not as costly as the Daytona. The Aquaracer would run up a bill of £3,500.
Cartier ‘Cloche de Cartier’
When it comes to luxury names in the watch industry, French brands are right up there with their Swiss counterparts, and Cartier leads the French pack. They will be releasing the Cloche de Cartier – a rather whimsical-looking timepiece.
The watch will be bell-shaped, as its name implies. It is a modern take on some of the 1920s pieces the brand has released before.
Not only will it turn heads but its peculiar shape allows you to consult it with ease when driving. Due to its silhouette, you can also use it as a mini-clock on your desk.
You’ll be able to purchase the Cloche de Cartier at £25,200 and upwards.
Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire
If you thought the Cosmograph Daytonas were expensive, wait till you hear about the Hublot Big Bang Full Sapphire.
Once it enters the market it won’t be the only sapphire watch that Hublot has released. In 2020, the manufacturer designed the Orange Big Bang Tourbillion sapphire watch, which the latest version has improved on. Its release was announced at the Digital Watches and Wonders 2021 event.
Like its predecessor, it would have clear bridges, which makes it look as if its components are suspended mid-air. The unit’s bracelet is made of sapphire, which catches the light as well.
How much would it set you back? It costs a whopping £349,000.
If you’re a collector, you should think about snagging the piece fast. Hublot will only be releasing 30 limited pieces. Considering how the company is one of the leading names in the Swiss watch game, the Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire watches would make great investments – they are certain to rise in value.
Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar
A Lange & Sohne is arguably the biggest German watchmaker in the world. What helped the brand enter the mainstream market was its perpetual calendar wristwatch, the Langematik Perpetual, released 20 years ago.
After the Langematik’s release, 7 designs from the same line followed. A Lange & Sohne also added the 1 Perpetual Calendar to its collection. Unlike its siblings, it is more eye-catching.
Let’s talk about its technical features. The moon phase will take 122.6 years before you correct the calendar by a day.
The timepiece can be purchased for £87,900.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185
Jaeger-LeCoultre is responsible for the world’s first four-faced watch– the Reverso Hybris Calibre 185. It was released to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the iconic Reverso wristwatch. From Reverso’s many incarnations, the Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 is the most complex.
You will realise how complex it is with just one look at the device. Its obverse has a dial that reads the time, as well as a minute repeater that alerts you to the hours, quarter hours, and minutes once you press a button on the side.
One of the best features of the Mechanica is that it has a perpetual calendar as well as different moon phase indicators depending on where you live.
These are just a few of its complex features. However, altogether there are 11 of them.
As the device is so unique and rare, you can only find out about its price by contacting the Jaeger-LeCoultre team.
Which of the wristwatches from our list are you most excited for? In our opinion, the Cosmograph Daytona is a must-have due to its out-of-this-world materials and cutting edge design, however its price tag will ensure it appeals to a very exclusive audience.