GWD WIND DOWN: Geneva Watch Days wrap up and some big news… GWD WIND DOWN: Geneva Watch Days wrap up and some big news…

GWD WIND DOWN: Geneva Watch Days wrap up and some big news…

Zach Blass

We are wrapping up an exciting week here in Switzerland, with Geneva Watch Days 2022 coming to an end. Thirty brands brought the heat, giving us plenty to check out all over the city. It is a more casual vibe than what you would find inside the indoor Palexpo maze of Watches & Wonders, instead during the decentralised fair you get your steps in walking throughout the city –  taking in the lake and sunshine.



Look I could rant on about the week, brand hopping at the Beau-Rivage Hotel, swinging by boutiques and enjoying cocktails in the Geneva Watch Days tent. Instead, rather than tell you, we decided we wanted to show you what it is like to be at Geneva Watch Days – which is totally open to the public as well. So you should definitely check out the above to see what it is like visiting the brands, sample a little watch-porn, as well as some “man of the street” interviews with my colleagues in the industry. I also share some exciting news as well…


It is my honour and privilege to announce that I, formerly your Deputy Editor, have now been promoted to Editor and will be heading up our future editorial content. Since joining the team a little over two years ago, it has been the absolute ride of a lifetime – taking me all over the world and meeting new and wonderful people I have admired for years. When I entered the watch industry, I was already a complete and utter watch geek like many of you. I’ve since gone from reading Watchville to leading it, which never stops being surreal, and I always strive to ensure the content that we deliver will excite you in the same way I was always excited to read the latest articles, and watch the latest reviews, each day on Time+Tide before joining the team.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Your humble new Editor,


Watch meme of the week: Diet Pelagos

Tudor made waves this week, dropping a long-awaited new diver that fans of the brand have been dreaming and praying for. Here @watchumor playfully shows why. Sure both variants are fantastic. But, for some, the Pealgos 39 is the diet diver many needed – coming in at a more wrist-approachable 39mm in diameter and much thinner at 11.9mm.

Wrist shot of the week: A rave on the wrist

Usually brands are only concerned with how a watch looks in light, strategically placing and mixing finishes to create a dynamic and elegant aesthetic. HYT, however, is equally invested in how their watches appear in darkness as well – putting on a full and fabulous lume show that never gets old. The Moonrunner is one such watch, a stunning space odyssey so futuristic it would not feel out of place on the wrist in a galaxy far, far away. That being said, please do not wear the watch in a movie theatre without sleeves 😂.

Time+Tide Shop select of the week: Tissot PRX Automatic Chronograph Blue



Fresh out of Le Locle, the PRX Chronograph is the latest entry into the Tissot PRX family. The subtle dial gives off flashes of electric blue at certain angles, highlighted by silver details. 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.

Purchase the watch here at the Time+Tide Shop. Price: $2,775 AUD

Our favourite Time+Tide coverage of the week:

HANDS-ON: Czapek unveils reworked SXH1 calibre in two new Quai des Bergeus watches



Czapek is perhaps most known for their distinct and dashing Antarctique sports watch. But, their two new Geneva Watch Days novelties represent the next evolution of where the new era of the brand all began – the Quai des Bergues – with a redesigned, next-gen SXH1 calibre. Watch the full hands-on video review above, or you can also read the written review here.

GENEVA WATCH DAYS: Oris delivers new Divers Sixty-Five with caliber 400 movement and more

Oris has been on a hot streak of late, debuting the ProPilot X cal. 400, various Aquis divers including the Billion Oyster Project Limited Edition, as well as the Wings of Hope Limited Editions among others. The independent brand has proven they can play in a versatile range of price points – maintaining entry-level pieces with Sellita-based calibres, while also offering in-house calibre-powered timepieces for not too much more. This mixed-movement approach has extended to their two new Geneva Watch Days Oris novelties: a Sellita-powered 36.5mm Aquis Date trio with mother of pearl dials, and a new first-ever standard production Oris Divers Sixty-Five 12 Hour cal. 400. Click here for the full story.

VIDEO: We have the new Tudor Pelagos 39 in our hand!



Earlier this week, Tudor dropped the brand new Pelagos 39 to much surprise and even more fanfare. With our team in Switzerland for Geneva Watch Days, we wasted no time in rushing straight over to the Tudor HQ to have a closer look at the new release in the metal.

IN-DEPTH: The Bulova Hack watches and their military history

Bulova are somewhat overlooked in the world of horological achievements, even though their list of feats is impressive. Not only were they the first company to broadcast advertisements on both radio and television in 1926 and 1941 respectively, but they can also boast a watch that walked on the moon with David Scott of Apollo 15 — the Bulova being a trusty backup when his Omega Speedmaster’s crystal popped off. Cultural significance aside, they also helped shape the electric and quartz watch revolutions of the 1960s and ‘70s alongside Hamilton with their Accutron and Computron ranges. Click here to dive into the rich history of Bulova Hack watches.