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The Top 15 Watches of 2023
As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at the best watches of 2022. Our top 15 includes some of the most innovative and impressive timepieces from leading brands in the industry.
1. Omega Speedmaster Chrono Chime
The Omega Speedmaster Chrono Chime is a watch that deserves all the attention it can get. It features not just a chiming complication but a chronograph chiming complication, the first of its kind. This watch has blown all minds and is a true masterpiece. The watch comes in a lavish cedner gold that looks incredible.
2. Vacheron Constantin Overseas 222
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas 222 is one of the most iconic watches of the 70s. This silky gold watch has an integrated bracelet type and is a cool, fun watch. It has a nice sporty feel while still being all gold, making it a difficult needle to thread. Vacheron did an excellent job, and this watch is a high watermark for them.
3. Bulgari Octo Finissimo
Bulgari has always been a brand that pushes the boundaries of watchmaking, and the Octo Finissimo is no exception. This watch is the thinnest in the world, measuring just 1.8 millimeters thick. The watch features an innovative use of the crown on its side and winding on its side to achieve this feat. Though the QR code is a bit of a shame, this watch is a record-breaking masterpiece.
4. Tudor Black Bay Pro
The Tudor Black Bay Pro is a fun little watch that does everything right. It has a reasonable size and price, coming in at just under 3,000 pounds on the NATO strap. This watch has vintage stylings and a faded orange GMT hand that is quite nice. It may not be suitable for black-tie events, but it’s a great everyday watch.
5. MB&F LM Sequential Evo
MB&F is a brand that never ceases to amaze us, and the LM Sequential Evo is no exception. This watch is a combination of two chronographs that have been smushed together and found five different reasons for making it in the first place. The two chronographs interact and engage in different ways for various timing needs, making this a remarkably clever and complicated watch.
6. Grand Seiko Kodo Constant Force Tourbillon
The Grand Seiko Kodo Constant Force Tourbillon is a watch that features an innovative combination of tourbillon with a constant force mechanism. This watch gives you mental accuracy due to the combination of these two mechanisms. The watch is all open worked and finished to an extremely high level that Grand Seiko is famous for.
7. Cartier Mass Mysterious
The Cartier Mass Mysterious is a watch that has a movement in the rotor weight that goes round and winds itself. The crown stays still, and the hands stay still, but the movement is being driven by their movement. This watch is a true masterpiece and a standout for Cartier.
8. Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar
The Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar is a watch that is a true masterpiece. The watch features a moon phase display, perpetual calendar, and a flyback chronograph. This watch has an 18-karat white gold case and a blue dial that looks incredible.
9. Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech
The Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech is a watch that is a true masterpiece in every way. The watch features a unique carbotech case and a black dial that looks incredible. The watch is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement and has a power reserve of up to 3 days.
10. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Enamel is a standout watch that features a beautiful enamel dial and a traditional manual winding movement. The watch has a reversible case and is a true masterpiece of watchmaking.
11. Rolex Explorer II
The Rolex Explorer II is a classic watch that has been updated for 2022. The watch features a new movement, new dial, and new bracelet, making it a standout piece in the Rolex lineup. The watch is a true masterpiece and a must-have for any watch enthusiast.
12. Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition
The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition is a watch that pays tribute to the Norton motorcycle brand. The watch features a stunning silver dial and a brown leather strap that looks incredible. The watch is powered by a self-winding automatic movement and has a power reserve of up to 70 hours.
13. IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun Edition “Mojave Desert”
The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun Edition “Mojave Desert” is a watch that is a true standout. The watch features a unique design inspired by the Mojave Desert and features a perpetual calendar, moon phase display, and power reserve indicator.
14. Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Urban Jungle
The Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Urban Jungle is a watch that is inspired by nature and features a green dial and a unique design that looks incredible. The watch is powered by a self-winding automatic movement and has a power reserve of up to 50 hours.
15. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph is a watch that is a true masterpiece. The watch features a stunning blue dial and a unique design that looks incredible. The watch is powered by a self-winding automatic movement and has a power reserve of up to 50 hours.
In conclusion, the year 2023 has been a year of innovation and excellence in watchmaking. The watches on this list are some of the best the industry has to offer and are a must-have for any watch enthusiast. From Omega to Audemars Piguet, these brands have pushed the boundaries of watchmaking and have created some of the most impressive timepieces we’ve seen in a long time.