Watchmaking: the models that marked 2022
The year 2022 was a good one. Between the anniversaries of iconic models and unexpected releases, here is a look at the most beautiful watchmaking surprises of 2022.
This year marked the 50th anniversary of a brand icon, the Royal Oak. For the first part of the celebrations of its icon, the brand returned to the essence of this legendary watch designed by Gérald Genta. While they all bear on their reverse side an oscillating weight engraved with the colours of the event, Royal Oak watches are available in a multitude of variations of colours, complications and delicate skeletonisation. To mark this anniversary, Audemars Piguet has launched a revisited collection with new in-house movements and slightly modified designs, colours and dial motifs.
Omega x Swatch
A well-kept secret came to light this year. At the beginning of March, the first collaboration between the two sister manufactures, Swatch and Omega, caused a stir. While the iconic curves of Omega’s flagship watch are no longer in evidence, this time the Speedmaster Moonwatch features the new material unveiled by Swatch a year ago, bioceramic. The Swatch x Omega collaboration is thus setting out to conquer space with 10 models named after planets (Mercury, Pluto, etc.) and equipped with a quartz movement. Available only in a selection of Swatch boutiques, at a price of 250 euros, these timepieces are selling like hotcakes to the lucky few who have braved the queues.
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Passionnée depuis son plus jeune âge par l’art et la mode, Hélène s’oriente vers une école de stylisme, l’Atelier Chardon-Savard à Paris, avec une option Communication. Afin d’ajouter des cordes à son arc, elle décide de compléter sa formation par un MBA en Management du Luxe et Marketing Expérientiel à l’Institut Supérieur de Gestion à Paris dont elle sort diplômée en 2020. Elle a notamment écrit des articles lifestyle et beauté pour le magazine Do it in Paris et se spécialise en rédaction d’articles concernant le luxe, l’art et la mode au sein du magazine Luxus Plus.********** [EN] Passionate about art and fashion from a young age, Hélène went to a fashion design school, Atelier Chardon-Savard in Paris, with a Communication option. In order to add more strings to her bow, she decided to complete her education with an MBA in Luxury Management and Experiential Marketing at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris from which she graduated in 2020. She has written lifestyle and beauty articles for Do it in Paris magazine and specializes in writing articles about luxury, art and fashion for Luxus Plus magazine.