Swiss watchmaking grew by nearly 10 percent compared to the previous year in 2022 according to FH reports. On the other hand, anniversaries of brands gave vivid colors to year: Audemars Piguet’s iconic Royal Oak turned 50, Omega celebrated the 60th anniversary of James Bond, Bulgari launched a special series for 10th anniversary of its record-breaking Octo Finissimo, Gucci celebrated its 50th anniversary in high watchmaking, and Richard Mille broke the record for thinnest watch…
As always, collaborations got their piece pf pie, and no doubt that the most sensational was the MoonSwatch, which produced in collaboration between Omega and Swatch. On the one hand, the growth of the second-hand sales continued to increase, and Rolex announced a certification program for second-hand sales. Vacheron Constantin introduced a new 222 model after 45 years later. Of course, sustainability was on the agenda throughout 2022. Metaverse and NFT were also on the agenda of brands such as IWC, Jacob and Co., and Hublot. All in all, haute horology left behind a true productive year.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 50th Anniversary
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak, which is the first timepiece made of stainless steel, the Royal Oak collection has been grown with new models which are skeletonized tourbillons, complications, and ceramic pieces.
A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus Titanium
Lange & Söhne unveiled the Odysseus, the brand’s first stainless steel sports watch that introduced in 2019, and the Odysseus Titanium, as the first titanium watch of the Lange & Söhne.
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Kazuyo Sejima
Produced in collaboration with Pritzker prize-winning Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima, Octo Finissimo Kazuyo Sejima is the first watch with mirror effect in watch industry.
Cartier Privé Tank Chinoise
Cartier added six new Tank Chinoise to its iconic Tank Chinoise collection, which was produced in 1922 as first time, with influences from the Far East and Chinese fashion of the period.
Grand Seiko Constant-Force Tourbillon “Kodo”
Announced in spring 2022, “Kodo” combines a constant force movement and tourbillon in a single axis and unit as a first.
H. Moser & Cie.
With the Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon, H. Moser & Cie. received the Tourbillon award at 2022 GPHG Awards.
Hermès Arceau Le Temps Voyageur
The fictitious continents on the dial which are named by the Hermès world, Hermès Arceau Le Temps Voyageur is the creative signature of the brands for 2022.
Hublot Square Bang Unico All Black
Known for art of fusion and announcing world’s first full-ceramic minute repeater watch (The Big Bang Internal Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater) in 2022, Hublot produced a square watch for the first time with Square Bang Unico.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition “Lake Tahoe”
Inspired by the US Navy’s “Tactics Instructor” program in collaboration with Pantone, this watch from the Top Gun series was inspired by the white landscape of the Tahoe River and white uniforms.
Longines Ultra Chron
The Ultra-Chron is the new version of Longines’ first diving watch with a high-frequency movement.
MB&F Legacy Machine Sequential Evo
Designed by Stephen McDonnell, LM Sequential EVO won the grand prize at the 2022 GPHG.
Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Chronograph 0 Oxygen
The case of watch is void of oxygen. The body of the watch refers to Nimsdai Purja’s ascent for Montblanc without supplemental oxygen.
Designed in collaboration between Omega and Swatch, MoonSwatch became one of the most talked about news in haute horology.
Omega Moonwatch Professional Co-Axial Chronometer 42 mm
Omega dropped this new Moonwatch with an advanced chronograph in 2022.
Oris ProPilot X Calibre 400
This pilot’s watch series, which stands out with its simple dial in different colors, is equipped with Oris’ in-house caliber 400 developed over 10 years.
Panerai Submersible Quaranta Quattro
Panerai announced the Submersible Quaranta Quattro model in 2022, using eSteel, a sustainably sourced case material.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante
Parmigiani announced the world’s first second time zone watch with rattrapante function with the Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante.
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Travel Time
Patek Philippe announced the Annual Calendar Travel Time, a Calatrava-inspired interpretation of the Annual Calendar Travel, which combines the annual calendar and world time for the first time in history.
Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari
The 1.75 mm thin RM UP-01 Ferrari also hold another world record with a price of 1.75 million Swiss francs.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II
Rolex dropped the first GMT-Master II for left-handers with a bezel in black and green which is also a first, and a crown to the left of the case and the date window at 9 o’clock.
TAG Heuer Monaco x Gulf
The new edition of the Heuer 2 caliber, first produced in 2007 in the iconic colors of the Porsche Gulf racing car, received the Iconic Watch at the GPHG in 2022.
Tudor Pelagos FXD
Playing the hits, Tudor won the Dive Watch of the Year award at the 2022 GPHG Awards with Pelagos FXD.
Ulysse Nardin Freak S
The Freak S is an extraordinary Ulysse Nardin watch with brand’s first vertical differential and a “starship” looking hands with a 20° inclined double silicon escapement movement.
Vacheron Constantin 222
Reinterpreted with yellow gold case and sapphire back, Historiques 222 reintroduced to watch enthusiasts after 40 years.
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Heures Florales Cerisier
Van Cleef & Arpels won the Innovation Award at the 2022 GPHG Awards for the Lady Arpels Heures Florales Cerisier.
Zenith Chronomaster Open
Introduced at 2022 Watches and Wonders, the Chronomaster Open models bring a new appearance to the Chronomaster series with pink gold cases.