The Finest Hour
The Finest Hour

As we move closer to the end of the year, let’s take a moment to look back and check out some timepieces that made a statement in 2022

A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Minute Repeater



Limited to just 50 pieces, A. Lange & Söhne’s Richard Lange Minute Repeater offers an unparalleled visual appeal. The complicated design is based on the traditional sound format and is developed according to superb acoustic quality standards.
Sticking to the long-standing principle of creating timepieces where the construction and design of the watch must interact, the Richard Lange Minute Repeater further perpetuates this value. It comes in a 39mm platinum case set with typical satin-finished flanks and prominently domed strap lugs.
The white-enamel dial houses a solid-gold core, which is all crafted in-house. The watch is worn on a black, hand-stitched leather strap with a platinum deployant buckle. Powering the watch is the new manually wound L122.1 movement with a power reserve of 72 hours that can be viewed via the sapphire-crystal case back.


Breguet Classique Dame 8068



Making a bold statement is the contemporary timepiece from Breguet called the Classique Dame. Set with a modern dial and a mechanism that allows the wearer to quickly change their straps as desired, the new collection offers multiple possibilities with just one watch. The reference 8068 comes with three interchangeable straps. This includes a standard black satin fabric strap, a teal blue and Byzantium purple strap for the white gold version, and a peacock blue and raspberry pink colour strap for the rose gold edition.
To quickly change from one strap to another, all you need to do is press the pusher located under the belt. The 30mm case structure features a bezel and lugs that house 64 brilliant-cut diamonds set with a modern mother-of-pearl dial. The crown comes with a cabochon-cut diamond. Powering the watch is the Calibre 537/3 movement with its 191 components and 45-hour power reserve.


Pasha de Cartier



Contemporary, despite being born in the 1980s, Cartier’s Pasha de Cartier collection is a timeless staple that has continued to inspire, create, and evolve with changing times. For this year, Cartier takes its classic Pasha de Cartier timepieces and gives them a new design. For the Pasha de Cartier with a moonphase complication, the watch comes in a 41mm steel case with a thickness of 9.55mm.
The steel crown on the side of the case is available in a blue synthetic spinel cabochon. The dial is home to an impeccably designed moonphase display with classic Cartier aesthetics. Beating inside the watch is the Cartier Calibre 1904-LU MC that offers a power reserve of 48 hours. The watch comes strapped to an Interchangeable QuickSwitch grey and blue alligator leather strap.


Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Music Edition



Decked out in the colours of the music world, the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Music Edition is presented in five new models. These new Royal Oak Offshore editions are available in two sizes of 37mm and 43mm and in different materials: two in titanium, two in gem-set 18-carat white gold, and one in black ceramic.
Paying tribute to its musical roots, the watches feature the classic Tapisserie dial bearing the pattern of an equaliser (or VU meter) usually found in recording studios. Beating at the heart of these models is the Calibre 5909 for the 37 mm studios. Beating at the heart of these models is the Calibre 5909 for the 37 mm and Calibre 4309 for the 43mm editions. The former has a power reserve of 60 hours while the latter clocks in a power reserve of 70 hours.


Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback



Making a statement is Carl F. Bucherer with the launch of its stunning and colourful lineup of five 40mm new Manero Flyback watches. After its successful release in 2016, the Manero Flyback has become one of the most popular dress watches in the world.
Available in a range of colours, the 2022 Manero Flyback comes in a 40mm case structure strapped to matching and sustainable textile straps offered in new and different colours: blue, green, red, white, and black. Furthermore, Carl F. Bucherer has collaborated with renowned photographer Hannes Becker to capture the essence of the five colours of the new Manero Flyback collection in Switzerland.


IWC Portugieser Automatic



The new IWC Portugieser Automatic comes in a 42.3mm stainless steel case set with a white and blue dial with blue feuille hands. The layout of the dial comes with contrasting subdials featuring the small seconds at 9 o’ clock and the power reserve display at 3 o’ clock. The watch is powered by the IWC-manufactured 52010 Calibre that clocks in a power reserve of seven days in two barrels.
Strapped to a blue alligator leather strap, the elegant and timeless Portugieser Automatic is immediately available through IWC boutiques, authorised retail partners or online at The watch is also eligible for registration under the My IWC care program, which offers the customer the benefit of a six-year extension to the standard two-year International Limited Warranty.


Zenith Chronomaster Sport



After the grand success of the 2021 Chronomaster Sport watch, which won the Chronograph prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), Zenith has expanded the award-winning Chronomaster line with gold and two-tone versions —adding a new dimension to this sporty editions. The 41mm model featured here is in 18-karat rose-gold model — a tribute to gold chronographs that have a special place in Zenith’s history and even predate the El Primero.
Because performance and preciousness don’t have to be mutually exclusive, Zenith has crafted the Chronomaster Sport entirely in rose gold —including the bracelet and engraved bezel with 1/10th of a second scale. Available with either a black or white dial with the signature El Primero tricolour counters with golden hands and applied markers, this version is meticulously finished with satin-brushed and polished surfaces to bring out the warm radiance of the precious metal. Water-resistant to 100m, it is driven by the newest version of the classic El Primero 3600 movement with an extended power reserve of 60 hours.


Hublot Big Bang Essential Grey 42MM



Limited to 200 pieces, the all new Hublot Big Bang Unico Essential Grey 42mm is a striking piece of horology that is here to make an impression. Exclusively available online on, the new watch features a monochrome and satin-finished look with an amplification of the signature design codes of the original models.
The timepiece comes in the collection’s iconic 42mm titanium case with a satin finish that extends to the bezel, hands, and dial. The grey timepiece houses the manufacture HUB1280 Calibre — a column-wheel chronograph movement that clocks in a power reserve of 72 hours.
Suited for both men and women, the versatility of the timepiece expands with the presence of two straps: a grey line-rubber strap and a Velcro fastening grey fabric strap. Instantly recognisable with its metal-grey aesthetic, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Essential Grey 42mm is a rare timepiece that deserves a place in your watch collection.


Chopard Mille Miglia 2022 Race Edition



Limited to 1,000 pieces for the stainless steel edition and a 250-piece limited edition in a combination of stainless steel and ethical 18-karat rose gold version, the Chopard Mille Miglia 2022 Race Edition is a high-precision chronograph that has been specially designed for motorsports enthusiasts.
Attired in grey and blue, a tribute to Mille Miglia — one of the most prestigious of the classic open-road races, the 2022 Race Edition is a masculine and elegant timepiece with mechanical precision and revving ergonomics. The watch is in a 44mm case structure and features a silver-grey dial marked by a delicate circular satin-brushed finish.
Using blue for the hands, hour markers, and bezel further establishes the tribute to the Mille Miglia race. Working within the watch is the chronometer-certified movement clocking in a power reserve of 48 hours.


Breitling SuperOcean Automatic Collection



With the ocean calling, it is time to experience the new SuperOcean from Breitling. For 2022, the Swiss watch brand has redesigned its sporty sea watch. The latest editions are inspired by the original SuperOcean Slow Motion from the 1960s and 1970s, with modern features and a bright palette of colours. The watch is available in four sizes of 46mm, 44mm, 42mm, and 36mm, set with colourful dials paired with three different case materials: steel, steel gold, and bronze.
The special alloy used for the 44 and 42mm bronze models will offer excellent resistance and develop a subtle patina, making it unique. The new models come in two strap options; a sporty rubber strap and a new three-row bracelet. Keeping in tune with its dive watch category, it is water resistant to 300m and houses broad hands and indexes coated with Super-LumiNova that offers exceptional readability. The Breitling Calibre 17 working within the watch clocks in a power reserve of 38 hours.


Ulysse Nardin Blast Tourbillon Rainbow



Making a splash this year into the polychromatic world of neon rainbow settings is the Ulysse Nardin Blast Tourbillion Rainbow. The timepiece was birthed from the Swiss watchmaking brand’s foray into the silicium escapement in 2001. This has resulted in the brand drawing inspiration from its shimmering colours, and presenting the Blast Rainbow watch with the meteor shower of colour.
Limited to 50 pieces, the watch is available in a 45mm case structure made from a Black DLC titanium middle case, and a black skeleton ‘X’ on the dial gives the entire timepiece an extra aesthetic that is hard to come by. Add to this the company of 50 rubies and sapphire baguette gemstones sitting on the bezel and the indexes of the watch, making this a visually powerful watch worn on the wrist. Beating inside this marvellous creation is the automatic flying tourbillion movement — the UN-172 Calibre movement with Silicium technology and a power reserve of 72 hours. The watch is presented in a waterproof velvet rubber or black alligator strap.


Montblanc Summit 3



Evolving its smartwatch offering for 2022 is Montblanc, with the release of the new Summit 3. Combined with classic fine watchmaking and modern smartwatch technology, the Montblanc Summit 3 expresses elevated luxury. It comes in a hand-crafted lightweight titanium watch case, a plethora of watch faces inspired by Montblanc’s heritage and handmade calf leather and rubber straps.
The watch is powered by the latest version of Wear OS by GoogleTM. This new technology is all set to include a variety of apps that would help meet the needs of all its customers. Another exciting aspect of this watch is how it can be customised and personalised. The timepiece incorporates functions like step tracking, sleep monitoring, different sleep phases, and blood oxygen measurement. The Montblanc Summit 3 collection is home to three versions of the smartwatch — Titanium Grey, Titanium Black, and Titanium Bicolour.


Gucci Dive



Designed with sustainability in mind, the new Gucci Dive collection features four new models made from bio-based materials and recycled steel. The famous brand decided to use plant-derived plastic from renewable sources as its commitment to reducing its environmental footprint and building positive awareness for people and the planet.
These new sporty timepieces are set with a 40mm case attached to a strap made with an innovative rubber-like material consisting of bio-based content: 46 percent for the bracelet and 65 percent for the case. The new editions are available in transparent matte white, aquamarine, or natural moss green watches decorated with unique Gucci accents for the indexes. Powering the watch is a Swiss-made automatic movement that can be viewed via the transparent dial and case back.


Hermès Cape Cod Crépuscule



The year was 1991 when the Cape Cod watch was born under the bold pencil stroke of Henri d’Origny. Taking its signature design codes of a ‘square in rectangle’ case formed by two ‘anchor chain’ half-links, the Cape Cod is all set to welcome a new dial aesthetic for 2022 – the Cape Cod Crépuscule.
Set with a dial made from a silicon wafer that also features the intimate and refined Crépuscule (dusk) motif created by designer-graphic artist Thanh-Phong Lê, the Cape Cod Crépuscule is a unique piece of horology. Entirely chosen for its aesthetic, the silicon wafer dial offers different colours depending on the amount of material deposited during production. This process is carried out by specialised engineers in the CSEM labs.
Powered by a quartz movement, the watch comes in a 29mm rectangular steel case. It is strapped to a navy blue calfskin strap crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshops.


BOMBERG BB01 Automatic Cure the Bulldog Black



BOMBERG has always been known for its long relationship with man’s best friend — the dog. Since its launch in 2012, Bolt in Mexico and Duke & Paulina in Switzerland have been the official brand ambassadors and mascots. After Bolt suffered an episode of stress, BOMBERG sought help from the ‘Bouledogue Attitude Foundation’ in Switzerland. The organisation recommended CBD-based food. Realising the importance of CBD (cannabidol) for the treatment of stressed dogs led to the launch of the first watch to incorporate hemp leaves — the BB01 Automatic Cure the BullDog.
After this watch’s success, BOMBERG is set to release the second version — the special edition BB01 Automatic Cure the BullDog Black. The new edition features a dial that houses an instantly recognisable CBD indica plant dipped in a powerful Super-Luminova. The special edition watch comes in a 43mm stainless steel case with an automatic Sellita SW200 movement with 38 hours of power reserve. The watch comes in a fabric strap made with US hemp and a stainless steel & black PVD folding clasp.


Victorinox Maverick Collection



Capturing the adventurous spirit of the deep-sea diver are the new Victorinox Maverick timepieces. Elegant, bold, and precise — the popular Maverick collection is synonymous with sporty and smart diving watches. And the new models added this year are no different.
The five new 43mm dive timers are available in bi-colour or full stainless steel bracelet versions with basic three-hand timekeeping or chronograph functions. These are equipped with high-grade stainless steel cases, featuring dials in options of black, green, blue or brown hues, fitted with polished hands and markers filled with Super-LumiNova. Water-resistant to 100m, the new Maverick watches are also equipped with unidirectional bezels, high-precision Swiss quartz movements, and a combination of brushed and polished surfaces.


Staple X Fossil Limited Edition



The year 2022 saw Fossil collaborate with iconic streetwear brand STAPLE, helmed by creative icon and streetwear pioneer Jeff Staple. The result is the launch of the new and cool Fossil Jeff Staple watch. This collection is a celebration of Fossil’s vintage heritage combined with STAPLE’s perspective to create something new for the watch collector.
Inspired by the idea of being excavated from the Earth, the limited-edition collection feature watches with an exclusive design. It combines retro-futurism and mid-century elements as a nod to the history of both brands. From the aspects of the archival Fossil Sundial and Hologram watches to the terrazzo-inspired dials, each part of the watch is well-thought and finely executed.


Diesel Cliffhanger



Making a case for men today who love to step out in style, the new Diesel Cliffhanger watch is the perfect company for this fall season. Featuring a contemporary design with a modern silver body and an olive green dial, the Diesel Cliffhanger makes for a worthy choice for any man, who wants to amp up his wrist game.


Casio G-Shock



This year, Casio introduces the world to its first full-metal addition to the continually evolving 2100 line of timepieces that accede to the legacy of the first-ever G-Shock: the DW-5000C.
The timepiece personifies minimalistic design with a luxurious full-metal construction screw-back case and band. Despite the rather delicate look, the watch is as sturdy as any G-Shock timepiece.Additional features of this watch include the octagonal bezel and dimpled band design inspired by the original from 1983. This all-metal marvel can be paired with a smartphone via Bluetooth, and a simple tap into the app will allow the watch to provide precision timekeeping.


Swatch X Dragon Ball Z Collection



This new Swatch X Dragon Ball Z collection is dedicated to millions of anime fans across the globe. Like the name suggests, Swatch collaborates with hit anime Dragon Ball Z to bring us a collection of seven Swatches and a limited edition set. These new watches are inspired by Dragon Ball Z’s iconic characters, including Goku, Cell, Frieza, Majin Buu, Gohan, Vegeta, Kamesennin and Shenron.
The collection is home to a series of watches, each dedicated to one character. There are two versions or elements of the same character on the front and back of each watch. The characters’ names on the watch are presented in English on the front upper loop and in Japanese on the reverse. One can also notice the Dragon Ball Z logo on the bottom loop. All this and more is integral to showcasing the level of dedication and attention to detail in creating these collaborative timepieces.


Tommy Hilfiger Skeleton



Making it worthy of our time and money is Tommy Hilfiger’s new skeleton watch released under their Spring Summer Collection ’22. The timepiece features a striking 45mm stainless steel case with a skeletonised dial housing a three-hand function with simple index hour markers. The watch comes in a stylish grey stainless steel bracelet strap and clocks in water resistance of 50 m.
The watch makes for the perfect addition to your wrist game this season. Thanks to the artistic design language, an all-black stylish look, comfort on the wrist and the increased functionality of the different functions, this timepiece is an excellent choice for watch collectors and budding watch enthusiasts.


Police Saleve Stainless Steel Fashion Analogue Quartz



With a clear focus on technology and development, Police introduces the world to the fantastic and stunning Saleve Stainless Steel Fashion Analogue Quartz timepiece. Set with the iconic square case, this new fashionable and functional watch created by Police features a midnight blue dial with multi-function time-telling and stainless steel mesh bracelet.
With Water-resistant to 50m, the watch can be used for swimming and fishing despite being submerged in water for extended periods. Another interesting aspect of the watch is the new winged logo, which distinguishes it from other timepieces. The new PoliceSaleve Stainless Steel Fashion Analogue Quartz watch is available with a 34mm stainless steel case, blue dial, and a quartz movement.


Titan Edge Mechanical



With the launch of the Titan Edge collection, this Indian brand stands tall with the best watch brands in the world. Pegged as the slimmest mechanical watch from Titan to date, this new timepiece symbolises the coming together of Titan Edge’s legacy of slim watches and the complexities of mechanical watchmaking The collection has made a name for itself by being accredited with the prestigious Good Design Award in 2021.
The Titan Edge Mechanical watch comes in a 42.7mm stainless steel case with a thickness of just 5.65mm. The watch’s black dial works perfectly against the brown leather strap, giving it an elegant look and feel.Due to its slim structure, the watch is exceptionally comfortable on the wrist. it works beautifully with a suit for any formal occasion.


Grand Seiko Heritage Collection 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition



Introduced to celebrate 55 years of the Grand Seiko style is the new Heritage Collection 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition watch. Inspired by the moon over the Shinshu Mountain, this new watch embodies the design code known as the ‘Grand Seiko style’, first seen in the 1967 44GS model. What does the ‘Grand Seiko style’ mean? It includes a set of nine principles that guide the Japanese watch brand in creating a distinctive look for each of its new creations.
The new 1,500-piece limited edition comes in a remarkable 40mm stainless steel case. It is set with a deep blue dial reminiscent of the moon, the mountains, and the night sky’s serenity above the Shinshu Mountains. Decorated with a sunray pattern, the play of light on the deep blue dial signifies the gentle sparks that the moon casts over the landscape Bringing all of this together is the manual-winding Spring Drive Calibre 9R31 movement that clocks in a power reserve of 72 hours and is presented in a dark blue strap.


Kenneth Cole Automatic



For 2022, Kenneth Cole offers a wide range of automatic watches with over 30 unique styles. Perfectly appropriate for a formal occasion or a party to a sports activity, these exclusive timepieces created by Kenneth Cole are making a splash with their unique design, utmost precision, and outstanding functionality.
If you want to get your hands on a sleek timepiece, then the newly released automatic skeleton movement from Kenneth Cole KCWGL2217202MN is a perfect choice. Available in an ion-plated brown strap and a modern, stainless steel mesh material, the watch features a brown dial and a stainless steel top ring. Perfect to add to your watch collection, this timepiece is the most functional and stylish timepiece to wear this autumn.

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