Our Nine Favorites From Watches & Wonders 2023
Not sure if you saw but the Hodinkee editorial team spent last week at Watches And Wonders. All told they saw about nine million watches and ate just as many convention center Poke bowls. There were watches we predicted, great watches with a few extra millimeters, new stunners, and a few surprises (more on that this week). We had an absolute blast and here are a few of the team’s favorites.
After attending watch trade shows for now over a decade, you realize quickly there are new introduction watches that you see and love and want to own immediately, and others like Sting, where you don’t really listen to the music, but you appreciate that he’s making it. For me,orologi replica rolex it’s about striking a balance of both because I could easily pick a new Daytona (probably platinum with diamond indices did you see how that thing looked on me?) or the Tank Normale but neither of those watches push watchmaking forward in any real way and let’s not forget that the name of this trade show is Watches and WONDERS and that’s the sensation I think one should feel about a favorite pick from last week. So it’ll come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that my favorite is the A. Lange & Sohne Odysseus Chronograph. Because yes, it’s a watch, and now indeed I can confirm one you can wear comfortably, and it is a remarkably beautiful, fine, and innovative new caliber from one of the best watchmakers in the world in other words, a veritable wonder of modern watchmaking. It’s something new, and out of the norm, with a centralized minute counter, dynamic buttons, and some neat spinny action and it’s something special, with only 100 pieces made for the world. But it’s a Lange, so it’ll actually work, unlike so many of the crazy wonder-producing watches I’ve seen over the last 15 years. It’s not perfect, as my introduction mentioned,replica sunglasses but now having seen it in the metal, it is even better than I thought and frankly, what contemporary watchmakers should strive for in their creations.
They say never meet your heroes. I’ve met a few of mine. Sometimes it’s been great especially for people in the watch space that I admire but reality rarely meets expectations. That’s why I was nervous about seeing Cartier’s Prive Normale. My skepticism was unfounded. The new Normale is awesome.
I’ve spent far too much time looking through books on Cartier history in an effort to understand not only the brand but the design choices they made from the 1920s to the 1970s and most specifically their bracelets. While it’s not a bracelet with quick-adjust or anything we normally get excited about,orologi replica a bracelet in the Prive collection for the first time is big news. So big in fact that it overshadowed the wild 24-hour skeleton movement Prive Normale announced at the same time.
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