Watch and jewelry retailer Wempe teams with Girard-Perregaux to launch the newest model in Wempe’s Signature Collection of limited editions.

The new Wempe Signature Collection x Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph is a 42mm by 12.1mm edition of the watchmaker’s well-known integrated steel-cased series. With Wempe, Girard-Perregaux has created a special copper-colored dial with a Clous-de-Paris pattern specially designed to reflect and refract light.

To enhance the light play here, Girard-Perragaux has also coated the watch’s baton-shaped hour markers and its hour and minute hands with luminous gold. Within the copper dial are the three subdials, each with a silver-colored background.

As a reminder, the running seconds is located at the 3 o’clock position while the two other counters display elapsed minutes (at 9 o’clock) and hours (at 6 o’clock). Chronograph seconds are read from a central chronograph second hand.

Inside, Girard-Perregaux’s superb automatic Caliber GP03300-2361 powers the chronograph, which offers a strong 46-hour power reserve.

“Ever since Girard-Perregaux introduced the newest generation of the Laureato collection in 2017, originally born in 1975, the model has been a top seller for Wempe,” says Ruediger Albers, President of Wempe U.S. “There are a lot of synergies between the two brands, both being independently owned and rooted in tradition; I am delighted to have the opportunity to offer such an exceptional watch to our clientele.”

The Wempe Signature Laureato Chronograph is a limited edition of 100 pieces.

Price: $18,600.

As the official timer to the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 this summer, Omega launches a celebratory watch, the Speedmaster Chronoscope Paris 2024, with a vintage 1940s ‘snail’ dial design that displays a tachymeter scale, a pulsometer scale and a telemeter scale.

The new Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope Paris 2024

With its white opaline dial and black, grey and gold accents, the watch oozes retro appeal while also hosting a full slate of modern technical updates within its contemporary 43mm case.

The watch is also available with a Moonshine Gold case and bracelet and a ceramic bezel.

The updated size fits a technically astute Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9908 / 9909, certified by METAS, which marks it as meeting high Swiss standards of precision, performance, and magnetic resistance.

Omega is offering the new watch in four models. These include a version in full stainless steel with an anodized aluminum bezel and one cased in Omega’s own gold 18-karat yellow gold alloy known as Moonshine Gold with a ceramic bezel.

The steel model is also sold on a leather strap while the gold model is available on gold bracelet or a leather strap.

Each dial offers blackened sub-dials, Arabic numerals in Moonshine Gold and leaf-shaped, gold-coated hands and subdial hands.

On the back, Omega adds a commemorative design featuring a stamped medallion on a frosted base that displays a mirror-polished Paris 2024 logo and the words, “Paris 2024” and the Olympic rings.

Prices: $9,500 (steel with aluminum bezel on leather) to $51,400 (Moonshine gold case, ceramic bezel and gold bracelet).

To celebrate two decades as the Official Timekeeper of the NTT Indycar Series, TAG Heuer launches a new Formula 1 Chronograph Indy 500 Special Edition watch.

The new TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Indy 500 Special Edition watch.

The 43mm quartz-powered chronograph, which launches ahead of the 108th Indianapolis 500 on May 26, echoes previous special editions from TAG Heuer with its racing-red accents and prominent Indianapolis Speedway logo.

TAG Heuer teamed with the Indycar design team when considering which race references to include in the watch. As a result, you’ll see “Indy 500” displayed on the ceramic bezel, positioned on the tachymeter scale.


In addition, TAG Heuer has engraved the Indy 500 logo and ‘special edition’ mention on the back. Also note the asphalt-like black and red detail on the dial.

As a reference to heritage, the new TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph watch details #11 in the indexes, which underscores the year of the first race in 1911 as well as the beginning of the TAG Heuer partnership in 2011.

The red numeral at 11 o’clock depicts the birth of the race in 1911 and the beginning of the TAG Heuer partnership 100 years later.

The chronograph’s three sub-dials feature a permanent second indicator at 3 o’clock, a minute chronograph counter embellished with the Indianapolis Speedway logo at 6 o’clock, and the hour chronograph counter at 9 o’clock.

As a racing-inspired watch, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph is fit with a steel bracelet and folding clasp with a double safety system and pilot extension. This allows the watch to be worn over a racing suit.

At this year’s Indy 500 race, look for the new watch on the wrist of of TAG Heuer ambassador and Indycar driver Alexander Rossi.

Price: $2,400.

Specifications: TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph x Indy 500


Movement: Quartz Chronograph displaying hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph.

Dial: Asphalt-like textured black and red dial

3 counters:

3 o’clock: black second indicator

6 o’clock: Indy 500 logo minute chronograph counter

9 o’clock: black hour chronograph counter

Date display at 4 o’clock

Case: 43 mm diameter

Polished and fine-brushed stainless-steel case

Water resistance: 200 meters

Strap: Fine Brushed Steel and Folding Clasp Push-Buttons

Price: $2,400.

Chopard’s wide-ranging Watches and Wonders 2024 debuts include a premiere, ongoing titanium chronograph within the high-flying Alpine Eagle collection, plus a beautiful forest green-dialed model that now enhances the dressy L.U.C XPS series.

The new Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono

Alpine Eagle 

Chopard’s sporty Alpine Eagle collection now includes the 44mm Alpine Eagle XL Chrono, the watchmaker’s first serially produced titanium chronograph within the collection. Though Chopard did previously offer two high-frequency Alpine Eagle watches using the lightweight, anti corrosive metal, the new chronograph joins the collection full-time.

With a new Rhône Blue dial color, the watch retains the Alpine Eagle’s characteristic ‘eagle’s iris’ pattern dial, meant to evoke both the strength of the namesake bird and the beauty of the Alps.  Chopard says this particular hue is inspired by the Rhône river, which originates in the Alps.

Chopard’s superb 03.05-C chronometer-certified flyback chronograph movement.

Powering the chronograph is Chopard’s superb 03.05-C chronometer-certified flyback chronograph movement, which boasts a sixty-hour power reserve and is the subject of three technical patents. Its unidirectional gear drive system reduces energy loss, according to Chopard, while also ensuring rapid automatic winding. In addition, a vertical clutch ensures accurate time-measurement starts.

As with all watches sold from within the Alpine Eagle collection, part of the proceeds from sales of this model will be donated to the Alpine Eagle Foundation, which aims to protect the white-tailed eagle population around Lake Geneva, among many other environmental causes. 

The watch, Ref. 298609-3008, is a Chopard Boutique exclusive. Price: $25,000. 

L.U.C XPS Forest Green 

Chopard’s L.U.C collection debuts have been highlights of many previous Watches and Wonders exhibitions, and the latest entry, the L.U.C XPS Forest Green, is no exception. 

With its retro sector-type dial, the new with oozes vintage charm. Teamed with a movement from  Chopard’s well-known L.U.C series ( the automatic L.U.C 96.12-L caliber), the watch combines an ultra-thin profile with both traditional and very modern touches.

The vintage-looking satin-brushed dark green dial is achieved, ironically, by use of a modern PVD treatment.

The 40mm by 7.2mm steel case is very modern too. It is composed of in Lucent Steel, Chopard’s own alloy produced with a recycling rate of at least 80%. The movement is an ultra-thin caliber measuring just 3.30 mm thick.

It features a bidirectional 22-karat gold micro-rotor and twin stacked barrels, called Chopard Twin Technology, that provides a sixty-five-hour power reserve.

Price: $11,800. 


Zenith adds a chronograph to its Defy Skyline collection, the watchmaker’s contemporary version of its Defy series from the early 1970s characterized by its octagonal case and multi-sided bezel.

The new Zenith Defy Skyline Chronograph.

Debuting three years ago with time-only models, and now including tourbillon and skeleton models, Defy Skyline has become one of the watchmakers best-selling collections. With the new Defy Skyline Chronograph, the collection offers an even sportier option within the same contemporary design.

The new watch also adds another Zenith series that highlights the Manufacture’s El Primero 3600 automatic high-frequency chronograph caliber with a 1/10th of a second chronograph function.

With three dial options, the new watches retain Skyline’s 41mm steel case and add pushers, the collection’s first, with a design that echoes those seen on existing Defy Extreme models. A screw-down crown with the Zenith star logo helps ensure a water-resistance of 100 meters.

Available in metallic black, blue or silver, the Defy Skyline Chronograph’s dial maintains the signature sunray pattern metallic design, engraved with four-pointed stars, found throughout the Defy Skyline series.

To display chronograph times, Zenith places a set of three overlapping counters, which show the elapsed seconds and minutes of the chronograph and the constant running seconds. The date window matches the dial color, a feature seen throughout the El Primero models. The flange ring with the 1/10th of a second scale has twelve facets to form the dodecagonal bezel, which are essentially hour marker extensions.

As with all Defy Skyline models, the new Defy Skyline Chronograph offers an integrated quick strap-change mechanism. With a push of a button, the three-link steel bracelet can be swapped with the supplied star-patterned rubber strap with steel folding buckle. 

Price: $12,300.