I was on the phone the last days asking round the globe some of the most important retailers always this one question. Here are the top three most looked-for and wanted wristwatch novelties of the year 2013.
To be honest, I was not surprised to get always exactly the same answers. Of course I expected these three brands and these particular models to rank among the top three. Honestly I could NOT find out which of the watches mentioned was the real number one, so I decided to name the top three most looked-for and wanted wristwatch novelties of the year 2013 in an alphabetical order.
Omega “Speedmaster Moonwatch Dark Side of the Moon”
Panerai “Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve Bronzo”
These are the wristwatches also quite often mentioned by some of the retailers I talked to, but definitively they are not the high flyers 2013:
Again, this is of course an alphabetical order…
A. Lange & Söhne “1815 AUF/AB”
Breitling “Transocean Chronograph GMT”
Cartier “Calibre de Cartier Chronograph”
Omega “Seamastere Aqua Terra >15.000 Gauss”
Panerai “Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Ceramica”
Tudor “Heritage Chrono Blue”
Zenith “Montre d´Aeronef Type 20 GMT Baron Rouge”
I wondered why none of the retailers outlined a model from Patek Philippe. The reason is simple: This year Patek Philippe did not present a real thrilling novelty, but a lot of little enhancements on existing models. Next year Patek Philippe is celebrating its 175th anniversary and all the collectors do wait for a real firework of novelties.
Also other major brands were not mentioned particularly, since there is a steady ongoing request for some of the novelties but no real trend and/or high flyer to see…
Are you surprised? Let me know what you think…