FRIDAY WIND DOWN: The Watches & Wonders 2023 Edition FRIDAY WIND DOWN: The Watches & Wonders 2023 Edition

FRIDAY WIND DOWN: The Watches & Wonders 2023 Edition

Zach Blass

As you all know very well, it was all about Watches & Wonders last week. The team, both live on the ground and back at HQ, were working round the clock to bring you all the latest and greatest from the fair. It was an experience that was incredibly exhausting, but also incredibly rewarding.


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In Geneva, Andrew, Marcus, Luke and I returned for the horological reporting battle joined by newcomers Lars, Pietro and Kylie to tackle all the releases that were unveiled throughout the week. Rushing through standing lunches, non-stop appointments, intense filming sessions and rapid reactions, we hurled ourselves into all the Palexpo madness that came our way.

To date, we have a bunch of our video coverage already up on our Time+Tide YouTube Channel which you can find in the playlist above. But, keep your eyes peeled as there are plenty more videos in the chamber that will be pushed live in the coming weeks – so make sure you are subscribed, and keep the link to the playlist handy as it will be updated with each new upload. And, for all of our written coverage, remember you can access the Watches & Wonders hub here as well.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Watch meme of the week: Finding the humour in the trend


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People are always trying to dissect and determine what the trends are any given season, especially during a hot moment like Watches & Wonders. As @watchumor points out, one clear trend was a continued exploration of colour – with pink, purple, green, white, or even all the Stella-inspired colours in one all making cameos across the novelties this year. I say let’s keep it going, colour makes the watch industry more fun and fresh.

Wrist shot of the week: Normale versus Normale


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Leave it to mega-collector John Goldberger to flex his platinum 1946 Tank Normale Large next to the debuting Cartier Privé Tank Normale in platinum – all on one wrist. Geez, he really is living his best Cartier life. Very, very (one more time), very jealous.

Time+Tide Shop select of the week: Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph – White (AU only)

Fresh out of Le Locle, this white and blue dial PRX Chronograph is the latest entry into the Tissot PRX family. With the angular case and faceted integrated bracelet, the PRX Chronograph perfectly evokes designs of the late 1970s.

Powered by ETA’s latest revision of the iconic Valjoux 7753 movement, the A05 H31 movement offers up to 60 hours of power reserve, visible through the display caseback.

You can purchase the Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph in White from the Time+Tide shop here. Price: A$2900

Our favourite Time+Tide coverage of Watches & Wonders 2023:

Zach reacts to new Grand Seiko Tentagraph, carved Majestic Birch, and more



Fresh out of the Grand Seiko booth at Watches & Wonders, Zach delves into the first-ever fully mechanical chronograph from Grand Seiko (the SLGC001 Tentagraph), a hand-engraved Grand Seiko-grail (the SBGZ009), and more. Watch the full rapid reaction above.

The new IWC Ingenieur Automatic 40 revives Genta design



The IWC Ingenieur SL designed by Gerald Genta in 1976 has long been a deep-cut favourite. Recent models of the Ingenieur struggled a bit with today’s buyers as they deviated from the original to the point where the through line was only clear to the most committed enthusiasts. Andrew was at the launch of the brand-new Ingenieur, exploring exactly why this novelty gets it right. Watch the full video review above.

Kylie & Zach react to the new 2023 Rolex novelties at Watches & Wonders



Kylie and Zach cover off their first impressions on the new Rolex 2023 novelties, live from Watches and Wonders 2023 – dealing into both the incremental updates as well as the more surprising explorations into transparent casebacks, emojis, jigsaws and celebratory bubble dials. Watch the full rapid reaction above.