The year 2023 gave watch fans plenty to get excited about, with cool releases arriving on a weekly basis. Anniversaries were a major theme in 2023, and the reissues have been flowing forth — a trend we most certainly saw at the industry trade show Watches & Wonders Geneva back in the spring and in more new launches throughout the year.

But vintage flair and nostalgia weren't the only factors defining watches in 2023. This year's best new models also showed a confident industry experimenting and continuing to push bold, fresh and forward-looking ideas. There have been some surprises and a fair share of bright colors and daring patterns, along with some innovative movements that showed this centuries-old industry still has plenty of new things to say. Throughout the year, we've been compiling all of the most exciting new releases from Seiko, Rolex, Omega, microbrands and more right here.







colorful chronograph on wrist with blue jacket
As TAG’s modern interpretation of the hyped Heuer "Skipperera" vintage watch joins the Tudor FXD (see below) among the hottest releases this summer, sailing and regatta watches are starting to feel like a mini-trend.
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Watches & Wonders Geneva 2023

Watches & Wonders Geneva is the watch world's biggest and most important trade show. It's where the who's who of watchmaking announce their new lineups, and we were there to try on all the 2023 models for ourselves. Here's what stood out as novel, notable or just plain beautiful.

iwc ingenieur 2023
The latest version of the IWC Ingenieur finds inspiration in a 1970 version of the watch designed by Gerald Genta.
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tudor black bay 54
The Black Bay 54, measuring a mere 47mm, is Tudor’s most faithful reissue yet.
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panerai radiomir california
For 2023, Panerai revisits the Radiomir. This reference is the first to feature a California dial in 45mm.
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