As demand for luxury watches continues to soar, our favorite brands continue to reinvent new timepieces for the next generation. We recap the latest watch releases this season, from the Piaget Polo to the TAG Heuer Red Carerra.
Luxury watches reinvented
Anyone for polo
With its cushion-shaped dial and round case, Piaget’s distinctive yet chic Polo sports watch has undergone several evolutions since its launch in 2016. Now the collection is enriched with a pair of Polo Date models from 42 mm, with grooved guilloché dials, luminous stick indexes and a date window at 6 o’clock; they are powered by Piaget’s automatic caliber 1110P, which vibrates at 4 Hz for a 50-hour reserve and is visible through a glass case back. Whether in black with a stainless steel case or in green with rose gold, these two new timepieces stand out for their unusual character – and the gold reference has a lot of charm. They’re also wonderfully versatile, whether worn with cocktail attire or jeans and a tee.
Montblanc’s Summit 3 is the latest evolution of the brand’s foray into smartwatches, and its lightweight titanium case and configurable dials make this newcomer more versatile than ever. Powered by Google’s latest WearOS, it offers endless customization, including dial designs inspired by Montblanc’s Geosphere, Bohème or 1858 collections. In grey, black or two-tone cases, it comes with black rubber and calfskin straps, the latter in racing green on the two-tone version.
Grand Seiko celebrates its 55th anniversary once again, this time with the Heritage Collection Limited Edition 44GS, featuring a deep blue dial in a 40mm steel case and powered by a hand-wound Spring Drive movement with 72-hour reserve and Accuracy of +/- one second per day. Our point of view? Wonderful.
TAG-Heuer has gone all-in on color lately, and this limited-edition Carrera chronograph with fiery red dial really hits the mark. In a 39mm steel case, which perfectly matches current trends, this 600-piece interpretation of Jack Heuer’s motorsport-inspired classic will fit almost any male (and some female) wrist, and features a sunburst red dial with three snailed sub-dials and luminous rhodium-plated hands and indexes – and, thankfully, there’s no date window to clutter things up. Power is provided by the automatic Caliber 02, which provides up to 80 hours of juice and whose Geneva ribs and skeletonized oscillating weight (resembling an alloy road wheel) can be seen through the caseback. Adding to the desirability is the “one of 600” engraving. It is only available in TAG-Heuer boutiques.