THE TRIUMPHANT COMEBACK OF THE 222
By Roger Ruegger | One of the most unexpected releases
at Watches and Wonders 2022 was the re-edition of Vacheron
Constantin’s Jumbo version of the “Triple Two” in 37 mm
in 18k 3N yellow gold.
TESTS & REVIEWS
By Roger Ruegger | For its 30th anniversary, Franco-Swiss
watchmaker Bell & Ross is entering a new phase with an
expansion of its distinctive collection of square watches: the BR X5
is powered by a new proprietary movement supplied by Kenissi,
and housed in a more complex case construction.
A GOOD YEAR
By Martina Richter | To mark the 65th anniversary of the
Speedmaster, Omega is launching a full collection of scaleddown, vintage-look chronographs. Teir thinness is made
possible by the new hand-wound Master Chronometer
Caliber 9906. We tested the classic 2022 edition with a
black “sandwich” dial.
COLORS OF GERMANY
By Martina Richter | Te angular Tetra sets a striking tone with
four new limited-edition models. Each bright facade houses
sound, traditional craftsmanship from the Glashütte
manufacture. Our test shows how it all fts together.
By Alexander Krupp | Panerai’s Submersible QuarantaQuattro
eSteel, launched in 2022, is a robust companion for sports and
in daily life. It owes its special character to the use of recycled
materials and to a new dial that transitions from gray to black.
FLYING IN CIRCLES
By Roger Ruegger | Horological startup Aera draws its inspiration
from classic tool watches, but adds a modern twist with its
rounded case designs. We performed a quick pre-fight check with
the P-1 Pilot, one of the brand’s inaugural watch models.
WITH FIERY ZEAL
By Martina Richter | IWC’s Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Spitfre is
inspired by classic, functional pilots’ watch design. In addition to
conventional features like optimum legibility, a soft iron cage, and
the sturdiness of a solid titanium case, this model also has a new
movement from the 82000 series. We ran a prefight test.