We discover the first Watches & Wonders 2020 novelties

Watches & Wonders 2020, in its unprecedented virtual format officially starting tomorrow, has already opened its doors to the press. While waiting to present all the main novelties from the 30 exhibiting brands in the coming days, we publish a preview of a small selection of some of the most interesting models. Beginning with the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater by A. Lange & Söhne, the only watch in the world to combine a mechanical jumping-digit display with a decimal minute repeater, hitherto only available in platinum and now proposed in white gold with a deep blue dial. In just 30 pieces. While Cartier is relaunching the Pasha, a timepiece created in 1985 and now reissued in new versions, including with interchangeable straps, Piaget is offering the Altiplano Ultimate Concept, which goes from concept to available for purchase: a hand-wound watch just 2 millimetres thick.
Jaeger-LeCoultre returns to the Master Control collection, one of the brand's first to benefit from the "1000 Hours Control" certification, with optimised performance (increasing the power reserve for all movements to 70 hours), a revamped design and new straps. The main model, the Master Control Chronograph Calendar, incorporates a newly developed movement, Calibre 759, which combines a chronograph with a triple calendar and moon phases.
Roger Dubuis' Excalibur Diabolus in Machina is a daring and futuristic minute repeater with flying tourbillon, while the Slim d'Hermès is now also offered in a GMT version, with an extra-thin manufacture movement: 2.6 mm thick, plus the 1.4 mm of the GMT extra-thin module, developed exclusively by Agenhor for the brand. Montblanc is presenting a new variant of the 1858 Geosphere in titanium with a blue dial and a brand new bracelet combining steel and titanium with a vintage look.
Panerai is launching a version of the Luminor Marina with amplified luminosity, thanks to the use of an innovative latest-generation Super-LumiNovaTM. It illuminates not only the dial, but also other components such as the stitching on the strap, but above all the crown, the crown-protecting bridge and its clamping lever. Raising the bar even higher, with an international warranty of 70 years. Lastly, Vacheron Constantin captures the attention of lovers of fine watchmaking with the Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph: a single-pusher chronograph with a tourbillon device, which stands out at 12 o'clock, exceptionally displayed in a window that takes up all the available space between the centre and the outer circumference of the dial, with very interesting technical solutions.
But this is just a taste. From tomorrow we will discover everything else...