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Feature: Watches & Wonders 2024 | Our top 12

As Watches and Wonders 2024 draws to a close, we’ve chosen twelve stand-out timepieces that have grabbed our attention over the past few days.

A.Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon Lumen Honeygold

The great watchmaker Philippe Dufour once said that the Datograph is the only watch he’s ever bought. A greater compliment would be hard to find. The latest version of A.Lange & Söhne’s highly rated chronograph comes in the brand’s exquisite honeygold.

Rolex Daytona mother-of-pearl dial

The jewel in the Crown’s latest line-up is this glitzy 18k white-gold Daytona. This glamorous piece showcases Rolex’s expertise in gem-setting via the diamond-set mother-of-pearl dial and the showstopping bezel adorned with 36 brilliant-cut diamonds. It’s powered by the Calibre 4131.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Heliotourbillon Perpetual

This stunning 18k pink-gold model from Jaeger-LeCoultre marks the first time the watchmaker has constructed a tourbillon on three axes, creating a unique “spinning top” effect. Powered by the new Calibre 388, this piece also incorporates a perpetual calendar with a grande date indication.

Panerai Submersible Tourbillon GMT Luna Rossa

Panerai gave us one of the best-looking tourbillon watches at the event thanks to this GMT Submersible model with its stunning skeletonised dial and 45mm Carbotech case. It’s set to make its debut in July this year in the run-up to the America’s Cup finals.

Laurent Ferrier Classic Moon Silver

Design harmony is paramount to the Laurent Ferrier aesthetic, which is epitomised in this elegant new rose-gold model. Featuring an annual calendar and moonphase display at 6 o’clock, it’s about as perfect as a watch can get, and the manual-mind movement is also a thing of beauty.

Patek Philippe World Time

Patek Philippe is the master of the high-end world timer, having been making them since the late 1930s. Although first unveiled as a limited-edition model last year—albeit with a different dial—the stunning reference 5330G-001 now rolls into general production.

Angelus Chronodate Titanium

Angelus is an old Swiss brand, revived a few years ago after a 40-year hiatus. The resurgence has been impressive, thanks to sporty chronographs like this new titanium Chronodate with a “storm blue” dial—an irresistible fusion of the retro and the modern.

Speake Marin Ripples Dune Date

Inspired by desert dunes, this stainless-steel model from the Swiss independent brand Speake-Marin will always draw the eye thanks to its asymmetric, satin-finished dial and unusually curvaceous handset. The sporty-sleek case is also sublime, with strong Nautilus vibes.

Bremont Terra Nova

We’ve been waiting to see how Bremont's charismatic CEO, Davide Cerrato, would make his mark on the British brand after a year in the role. Here’s one of several great models released at W&W that reveal Bremont’s new streamlined approach to its collections.

Tudor Black Bay 58 GMT

The Black Bay 58 collection finally gets a GMT model, marking the return of the classic red and black “Coke” bezel, as seen on Rolex’s GMT-Master II. With its 39mm case, this Black Bay boasts a Master Chronometer movement and a 65-hour power reserve. This one’s bound to be in high demand.

TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Skipper

TAG Heuer pays homage to the open seas with this new release. Its 18k rose-gold case perfectly complements the deep-blue brushed dial. The orange, green and “intrepid” teal sub dials add a welcome pop of colour. Its movement—the in-house TH20-06—is purpose-built for timing regatta races.

Cartier Santos-Dumont

Cartier has added some vibrant colours to its iconic Santos-Dumont line with three new watches in green, blue and grey. Our favourite is this version whose rose-gold case is coated with peacock-blue lacquer. The sun-ray brushed dial completes the look.

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