The GQ edit of the best new watches in 2022

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It’s exciting to think about buying a new watch, but there’s also something slightly intimidating about the experience. There’s so much choice out there, and trying to figure out which watch is right for you is even harder than it sounds. We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to. Compiling the hottest watch releases as new products come out is easy.

You’ll find everything from classic dress watch, diving watches, everyday field watches, and sporty chronographs. Those that cost a small fortune, and those that are perfectly afford­able. You don’t need to worry about whether your tastes, style, or budget will suit you. There will always be a watch that fits you.

With a bold Technicolor design inspired by the scarlets and navy hues of the Red Bulls racing team, Tag Heuer’s new creation is one for Formula One fans to rev their engines at! It has a round pusher with a red lacquer line highlighting the chronograph start pushers at 2 o’clock. Meanwhile, a special bezel is engraved with “Speed” in recognition of the Formula One car, while the face is modeled after the cockpit of Formula One cars. While the steel case back is engraved with “RED BULL RACING FORMULA ONE TEAM SPECIAL EDITION”, there are 2 versions of the watch: one with a rubber band and one with a stainless-steel chain.

With its new Cape Cod Crepuscule watch, Hermès has created one of the most stylish watches in recent memory. The Cape Cod watch was born in 1991 from the pencil strokes of the artistic director of Hermèss Henri d’Origny. The square-within-a rectangle case remains unchanged, but the Cape Cod now comes in a new color. This is the result from Hermès’ meeting in Switzerland with the Neuchâel-based Swiss Center for Electronic and Microtechnology (CSEMA) in 2018 as part its search for a technological solution that would be dedicated to creative thinking. The new dial on a Swiss-made Cape Cod watch has been made from a silicon wafre, which lends itself nicely to a blue and yellow gold motif by graphic artist Thanh-Phông Le. Hermes’ work of art.

CERTINA DS ACTION DIVER – 43MM

Swiss watchmaker Certana has developed a triple-threat wristwatch that wins in three areas – style, resistance and precision The DS Action Diver 43mm is extremely elegant, balancing black, gold, and stainless steel, has an unparalleled water resistance of 300 meters, and carries an unmatched automatic movement with anti-magnets Nivachron balance springs. The mechanism boasts up t0 80 hours of power reserve while its scratch-resistant Sapphire Crystal is an integral feature of the brand’s DS (Double Security), which has been a mainstays in the brand’s products for 59 years.

AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK “JUMBO” ” EXTRA-THIN

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its Royal Oak collection, which represents the jewel in the crown for Audemars Piguett’s extensive watch catalogue, Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguette has released a new selfwinding movement, Calibre7121. The watch aims to pay homage to 50 years of Royal Oak design innovation and its refined contrasts, material, colours and dial animations resemble previous Oak designs from 1972 onwards. audem

ZENITH DEFY REVIVAL A3642

The first Zenith Defy model was released in 1962. It was a game-changing piece that broke with the quartz movements of the time and relied on traditional mechanical movements. The watch was reintroduced almost 50 years ago. It has a water resistance of 300 meters and is an all-weather, all-purpose watch. It has a paddle shaped second hand that was a prominent characteristic of numerous Zenith watches of its time, but has been updated slightly by having a new sapphire screen that displays the automatic Elit 670 movement. Get into it! The reworked vintage piece is available for just $250. zen

ROTARY REGENT AUTOMATIC GENTS WATCH

A budget-friendly timepiece, Rotary’s Regency Automatic Gentleman has a polished stainless steel 40mm case, which houses a circular dial, which bears a handsome, racing green dial. With water resistance up 100 meters and with face cut from scratch-resistant sapphires glass, this self-windin’ wrist gear provides a lot o’ bang for your buck. rotary

BREMONT ARMED FORCES BROADSWORD JET

Bremont has unveiled its new Armed Forces Broadsword Jet. It’s a handsome blacked out update to the original Broadsword design. The timepiece arrives at a special ceremony to celebrate the British watch manufacturer being given the Silver Armed Forces Covenant for its continued support of the armed forces. The all-black military design features engraved Her Majesty’s Armed Forces Heraldic Badge on the back, while the bronze detailing gives it a regal touch. £2,995.

OMEGA SPEEDMASTER CALIBRE 321

Omega has launched its new Speedmaster watch for the year 2022. The Speedmaster Caliber 321 is the brand’s latest major release and features the classic design, which was introduced in 1957, recast into 18 carat Canopus Gold. The new 38.60 mm watch from Omega features a black onyx dial, a vintage Omega logo, and a black leather strap. It has a unique “O” shape that was typical for the original CK2915 watches back in 1957. Available from June 2022.

RAYMOND WEIL THE BEATLES WATCHES

After creating four limited-edition watches commemorating the work of the world’s most famous rock band, the Beatles, Swiss watchmaker, Raymond Weil, is now offering a totally unique four part set of watches in aid for Nordoff Robbins. At the time of their original launches in 2016, each of the four Beatles models was limited to just 3000 pieces, but Weil kept hold of the first example of each model, with all bearing the same serial number ‘0001’. Available for £16K, Weil will donate $100 from every sale to Nordoff Robbins, which is the UK’s biggest music therapy charity. RaymondWe

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