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    Release Season 2022: Hopes and Predictions

    Another bit of weekend fun hopefully.

    With Watches and Wonders coming up in a few weeks, recent releases from Omega, Tissot and I'm sure other Swatch group brands soon, I think we're heading into a busy period for announcements.

    I've given up hope on last year's ranger re-release but I'm pivoting to expect a Black Bay Explorer. Hopefully in 38mm. I'm no photoshopper but I mocked some images up while I was bored, using stock images from Tudor. I'd prefer a dial without gradient but as I said, I'm no photoshopper...

    Anyone else want to hazard some guesses or throw in some hopes?


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    Fantastic mockup!

    Wonder if Tudor will ever move on from Snowflake hands.

    https://www.dreamchrono.com/wp-conte...riner-7923.jpg

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    Can’t see Tudor doing an Explorer dial like the above, I think they are looking to put some space between themselves and Rolex not clone the Rolex models.

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    I’d love to see a Pelagos without the words ‘Rotor Self Winding’ on the dial…. Then I could buy one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    Can’t see Tudor doing an Explorer dial like the above, I think they are looking to put some space between themselves and Rolex not clone the Rolex models.
    I’m not sure I agree entirely but to be fair, if they were to do it, I think it would be in bronze, then it would be consistent with the fact that the bronze black bays have a 3,6,9 dial and that might distance them enough from an explorer.

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    Looking forward to seeing what comes up but I'm primarily hoping for two things from IWC. A 39mm Mark XIX ideally without date and with a tapering, quick release bracelet like those on the recent Pilot Chronograph 41mm. I'd also like to see a new Ingenieur which is a bit more true to the Genta styling. Fingers crossed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhed18 View Post
    Wonder if Tudor will ever move on from Snowflake hands.
    Almost

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    Release Season 2022: Hopes and Predictions

    Bremont release was a bit meh. To be fair the recent addition of an in house movement option was a big jump.

    Omega- Green dial speed master is nice, I want to like the ultra deep but will need to see it.
    The AT range have lost some charm with new dials, they wear too big without the texture in the dial.

    Tudor - Hope they do a Pelagos with the grey dial and bezel of the 925. Or a new ranger, will be interesting to see they have any more metas options in the line up.

    Zenith - Always seem to have something I like.

    GS- a decent sized diver would be great, with a decent bracelet.

    Rolex - Coke GMT please on an oyster without polished links and a glidelock.
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    Titanium Yacht-Master?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idontgram View Post

    Great mock up, I like it. The BB36 just didn’t quite cut it as an explorer alternative in my opinion, but that…now we’re talking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaurasOtherHalf View Post
    Titanium Yacht-Master?
    Yes please. On Oysterflex.

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    I think the only watch I'd be interested in is a Black Bay 58 GMT

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    I’d buy a BB58 GMT in a heartbeat too

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    Would like to see Tudor do more non BB things, a ranger would be good. Would like an IWC pilot update with baton hands rather than the current style.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TH14TH14 View Post
    Looking forward to seeing what comes up but I'm primarily hoping for two things from IWC. A 39mm Mark XIX ideally without date and with a tapering, quick release bracelet like those on the recent Pilot Chronograph 41mm. I'd also like to see a new Ingenieur which is a bit more true to the Genta styling. Fingers crossed.
    A new Aquatimer would be good too. Marx XIX at 39mm with baton hands and the movement from the Spitfire I would be tempted.

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    Bb58 GMT but also new colours in the bb58 range. I've always liked the burgundy bezel on the BB so be good to see that on the 58 too. Also, upgraded clasps as per the 58 bronze across the rest of the 58 range please.

    Regarding Rolex, 38mm DJ and OP lines please (although the OP41 wears ok).

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    Hope Omega releases a watchco style SM300 reissue…. The 2500 planet ocean is the closest reincarnation of that currently.


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    Something coming from Omega later this month

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Something coming from Omega later this month
    Hmmm sounds like something budget friendly


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    I'm hoping for something big from IWC. It's about time they refresh the Aquatimer and/or improve the once-great Ingenieur.

    It also looks like Bremont is trying to milk that Daytona cash-cow:

    https://www.bremont.com/products/wr-22-br

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courboy View Post
    I'm hoping for something big from IWC.
    It’s the 20th anniversary of the Big Pilot this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinyik View Post
    Hope Omega releases a watchco style SM300 reissue….

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    Agreed. Would be really interested.


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    I've got everything crossed for a Ti no date YM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    I think the only watch I'd be interested in is a Black Bay 58 GMT
    That would be very tempting.
    My ideal Tudor release would be a BB58 Harrods, ideally with the new clasp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    I've got everything crossed for a Ti no date YM.

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    Wonder if they will discontinue the current WG YM. They would look too similar unless the prices were drastically different.


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    I think the Rolex release may be one utilising the parts bin to bring out a variation or two.

    Maybe PM Submariner on OF? Read on here, return of the hulk is possible. Cannot see it happening, but it could as all the parts are essentially there to do it easily. Maybe it will be PM only?

    In addition to the usual new DJ and DD dial variations.

    Airking and/or Milgauss refresh a high possibility. Cellini relaunch / rebrand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchmanuk4 View Post
    A new Aquatimer would be good too. Marx XIX at 39mm with baton hands and the movement from the Spitfire I would be tempted.
    Agreed on the Aquatimer, well overdue a makeover. A faithful 3536ti revision would be extremely tempting.


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    Anything on a jubilee strap would be good. Maybe a Tudor on the new Rolex style jubilee with the half end links. Next level!
    And importantly, hopefully back in the 38/39mm range.

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    Highly doubt this will happen anytime soon, but would really love for Rolex to make the Explorer II a 40mm case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Diemen View Post
    Highly doubt this will happen anytime soon, but would really love for Rolex to make the Explorer II a 40mm case.
    Seconded. Looks a tad bloated on a smaller wrist. I think the stainless steel bezel makes it wear larger too. Perhaps time for a ceramic bezel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinyik View Post
    Wonder if they will discontinue the current WG YM. They would look too similar unless the prices were drastically different.


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    Addition of a RG 42mm YM would be perfect. They can then discontinue the 40mm

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    Looks like a longines spirit gmt is on the way judging by their Instagram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nudlar View Post
    Looks like a longines spirit gmt is on the way judging by their Instagram.
    That looks good from what is shown! Only problem for me I bet it will have long 50mm lugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinyik View Post
    Seconded. Looks a tad bloated on a smaller wrist. I think the stainless steel bezel makes it wear larger too. Perhaps time for a ceramic bezel?
    I agree. For my wrist 40mm is the ideal size for a Rolex sports watch. A harder wearing bezel would be a decent upgrade too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    That looks good from what is shown! Only problem for me I bet it will have long 50mm lugs.
    So true! I want to try on the 37mm spirit - could be the perfect size.

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    The good thing with Swatch group is they’ve started to use proper GMT movements in all their watches across the brands (Longines, Certina) and not one of those absolutely rubbish ones that people call “office” GMT watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    The good thing with Swatch group is they’ve started to use proper GMT movements in all their watches across the brands (Longines, Certina) and not one of those absolutely rubbish ones that people call “office” GMT watches.
    The romantic notion and appeal of a GMT is a bit lost on me but a caller GMT seems particularly befuddling.

    I’ll reserve judgement on the addition of a rotating bezel to the spirit but it was already quite busy with the large applied arabics. I’ll watch with interest!

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    As I do every year, I wish IWC would release a 39-40mm pilot without a date. A 43mm Big Pilot resized to 40mm would be superb. I might buy it even if they named it the Scrawny Girly Pilot. As an alternative Hanhart could sell me a 39mm 3 hander based on the 39mm 417 chronograph.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Saxon007 View Post
    That's great!

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    Do we think that 40+ mm is here to stay for another year as the ‘norm’ for new models?
    I find that watches are wearing too big and bulky these days and so I’m having to look at older pre owned models to find one that doesn’t look too OTT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idontgram View Post
    The romantic notion and appeal of a GMT is a bit lost on me but a caller GMT seems particularly befuddling.
    In my previous job, I had to travel a lot and use GMT when away. In reality, I rarely ever used the actual GMT function. The useful function to me was a quick set hour hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    In my previous job, I had to travel a lot and use GMT when away. In reality, I rarely ever used the actual GMT function. The useful function to me was a quick set hour hand.
    Yup, a quick set hour is pretty handy. Pardon the pun.

    I think lots of the Omega coaxial 3-handers have that feature, without an extra GMT hand and that’s something I really like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joppers View Post
    That's great!
    Agree, that’s stunning - 39mm pilot would be perfect.

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    With the Omega x Swatch teaser, I’m really hoping for a Pop Swatch Speedmaster 😂

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    Forlorn hope that Seiko drop the Prospex PS logo on the dial, and if they must use it, place it on the crown, though embossed not printed. Also wouldn’t be unhappy with a titanium Landmaster around 40mm. I expect to be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nudlar View Post
    Agree, that’s stunning - 39mm pilot would be perfect.
    As had been said a number of times already, a no date Mark XVI wwith original baton hands would be a winner.
    And a 40mm Ingy in the Genta style.

    I'd take a Spitfire version if the above as well, I love the applied arabics.

    A PO based on the new super deep but at 39.5mm would also go down well.

    Basically a continued trend towards smaller releases (or multi size options) across the board is something I'm hoping for.

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    Green Pelagos, its all i ask...

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    We must be due a new Aquatimer? Something with a nod to the super compressor case would do nicely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AP1 View Post
    I agree. For my wrist 40mm is the ideal size for a Rolex sports watch. A harder wearing bezel would be a decent upgrade too
    Also agree. Not that we could buy one anyway mind you.

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    I feel like a full gold 36mm Explorer would be a thing of beauty. Not sure they'll ever do it, and if they do it probably becomes unobtainable anyway, but the 36mm gold and the 39mm steel sound like a pretty perfect duo.


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