Video: Team WEMPE Fifth Avenue Selects Their Favorite Watches & Wonders Novelties
Now that Watches & Wonders 2021 has concluded, our partner retailer WEMPE Fifth Avenue has selected some of their favorite new releases with a special IGTV series. And though Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Tudor all released stunning novelties during the virtual expo, Team WEMPE wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of their favorite new pieces outside of those brands.
We invite you to discover the team’s highlights and learn more by visiting WEMPE’s website or visiting their showroom at 700 Fifth Avenue (corner of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street) in New York City.
The Favorite Sports Watches
WEMPE’s President Ruediger Albers has selected three of his favorite Watches & Wonders novelties. From Panerai to TAG Heuer, these sporty novelties are sure to get your heart racing.
We first take a look at the new Panerai eSteel Luminor Marina. For the first time, Panerai has introduced a new recycled steel alloy. Of the materials used to make this watch, 58.4% of it comes from recycled materials. The new Panerai eSteel Luminor Marina is available in three versions (blue, black, and green) and sized at 44mm. Each is priced at $8,700 and will soon be available at WEMPE Fifth Avenue.
Next up, the new IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41. Available in blue or green, this 41mm chronograph pilot also features a new in-house IWC movement and comes with the brand’s new EasX-CHANGE strap system. The watches start at $6,500 on a leather strap and $7,200 on the stainless steel bracelet.
Finally, we have the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer collection. For Watches & Wonders 2021, TAG Heuer has introduced the Aquaracer Professional 300. This 43mm timepiece is waterproof to 300 meters and comes in eight different models. The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer collections are priced starting at $2,800 and will be available this summer at WEMPE Fifth Avenue.
The Favorite Ladies Watches
Now we turn to WEMPE’s Sales Director Melanie Epstein to look at some of her favorite ladies' watches from Watches & Wonders 2021. From unisex classics like the Vacheron Constantin Historique American 1921 to the beautiful diamond-set Chopard Imperiale Moonphase, there is something for every lady in Melanie’s selection.
The new Vacheron Constantin Historique American 1921 is a unisex timepiece measuring 36.5mm and encased in 18-karat white gold. The 1921 collection is renowned for its offset dial, which allows the wearer to discreetly tell the time while driving or making a presentation in the boardroom. The new Historique American 1921 is powered by Vacheron Constantin’s manual-winding Calibre 4400 AS. The watch is priced at $29,600 and soon available at WEMPE Fifth Avenue.
Next up, Cartier’s newly relaunched Tank Must. First introduced in 1977, this icon of the maison returns in 2021 in an array of new materials and colors. We're particularly fond of the new monochromatic Must collection. Available in red, blue, and green and powered by a quartz movement. The new Must collection is sure to be one of the MUST-have watches of 2021.
Finally, we look at the new Chopard Imperiale Moonphase. This stunning 36mm timepiece is crafted from 18-carat ethical white gold and features a hand-guilloche silver-toned dial. Featuring three carats of diamonds and a moon phase complication, the Chopard Imperiale Moonphase must be seen to be believed. And you can do just that at WEMPE Fifth Avenue!
The Favorite Casual-Chic Watches
Finally, Assistant Manager and Head Jewelry Buyer Michaela Kesselman looks at some of WEMPE Fifth Avenue’s favorite casual-chic watches.
Like the 36.5mm version, the new 40mm Historiques American 1921 in white gold suits a casual-chic atmosphere and looks perfect on more formal occasions. And with its unique offset crown placed between one and two o’clock, this watch is certainly a talking piece.
The new Historiques American 1921 is priced at $35,900 and will be available soon at WEMPE Fifth Avenue.
At Watches & Wonders 2021, IWC put a heavy focus on its Pilot’s Watch collections. And the new IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43, inspired by the 1940s IWC reference IW431, is definitely a casual-chic favorite.
Adding to its casual-chic versatility is the IWC EasX-CHANGE quick-change strap system, which allows the wearer to swap between leather and stainless steel bracelets. The new IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43 is priced starting at $8,400 and will be available soon at WEMPE Fifth Avenue.
Lastly, we have the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds in green. For Watches & Wonders 2021, La Grande Maison has introduced a green version of its popular Reverso collection.
Moreover, the new green version of the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds can be customized on the caseback with a motif or engraving. Happily, this special timepiece will be arriving soon at WEMPE Fifth Avenue.
You can learn more about the latest Watches & Wonders novelties by visiting WEMPE Fifth Avenue in New York City at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street or visiting Wempe.com.
(Photography by Watchonista. Videos produced by Watchonista Creative Studios)