Four of the sportiest watches announced at Watches & Wonders

Published 7 April 2022

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Right now, all eyes in the watchmaking world are on Geneva, in the heart of Switzerland. Watches and Wonders is the largest, and most prestigious show of new watches in the world, offering the world’s leading retailers, journalists, and VIP guests a level of service beyond compare. This glittering display has brought the leading watch manufacturers under one roof to unveil their latest. From incredible works of engineering art to the latest trends and bold colours, 2022 is shaping up to be a very good year for watches.

We’ve scoured the impressive collection of newly released sports watches and narrowed it down to our top four. These watches are ready for adventure in the sky, on land or under the sea.

1

Tudor Black Bay Pro

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Black Bay, a watch that has defined the modern era of Tudor. Clearly, the brand is celebrating in style with a brand new addition to the family, the Black Bay Pro. With a 39mm steel case, Tudor’s own MT5652 GMT movement, a fixed 24-hour bezel and plenty of luscious vintage-inspired details, like the warm yellow GMT hand or the cream-toned luminous materials. Wherever you plan to take it, this hardy adventurer is already shaping up to be one hottest releases of the year, and it’s barely a week old.

2

IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium

The pilot’s watches of IWC are legendary, and none embody the spirit of speed and purpose quite like the blacked-out Top Gun line. With its streamlined aesthetic, and in-house caliber 69385, the 41mm chronograph is a hit with aviators, both aspirational and actual. Now the pilot is stronger than ever, thanks to the Ceratanium case. This high tech material combines ceramic and titanium and offers the best of both worlds. Lightweight and scratchproof, this TOP GUN is ready for action.

3

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar

Here to challenge the notion that a sports watch has to be limited to rough and tumble is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Polaris Perpetual Calendar, a polished take on the genre. The current iteration of the Polaris, with its brushed flanks and distinctive dual crowns, debuted in 2018. This year it comes into its own thanks to a luxurious pink gold case, a sporty rubber strap and a deep blue dial packed with a full perpetual calendar. It’s one of the most stunning luxury sports watches we’ve seen this season.

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Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro Stainless Steel

If you need a watch thaIf you need a watch that can handle anything life throws at it, look no further than Panerai. Tough divers are the cornerstone of this Italian brand, but just because they’re rugged doesn’t mean they aren’t refined. This year the standout is the Submersible with its distinctive crown guard and bezel. At 44mm across, the Submersible QuarantaQuattro is perfectly sized to have a presence without overpowering. Available in high-tech materials like Carbotech, as well as the innovative and sustainable eSteel, this Submersible is a diver made for the modern age.

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