Atelier Wen first came on the scene in 2018 via Kickstarter, with its Odyssey and Hao models. Started by two Frenchmen, Robin Tallendier and Wilfried Buiron who met while studying abroad in China, and in collaboration with Chinese designers Li Ming Liang and Liu Yu Guan, they worked to develop…



Alpina Alpiner Extreme Quartz: Smaller, New Dial Colors And A Quartz Movement

One of our hopes for Watches & Wonders 2024 was some kind of refresh to the Alpina Alpiner Extreme. Since Alpina unveiled the refreshed look for its Alpiner Extreme collection back in 2022, we’ve been seeing more releases following the same design language. The latest addition to this collection comes in the form of a series of exciting quartz models. These four newcomers boast smaller cases, Swiss quartz movements, and a fresh array of dial colors.

Introducing The Zenith Defy Extreme Diver

The first two days of Watches & Wonders have been fun to cover from the perspective of TBWS. Obviously, many of these watches are to be admired from afar and are not typically something we’d be able to add to our personal collections. But damn, it’s still exciting – especially over at the Zenith camp. This year alongside their vintage Revival A3648, the brand has introduced the Zenith Defy Extreme Diver, a very modern dive watch entry that showcases Zenith’s technical abilities. Much like last year, Zenith may be running as my favorite exhibitor at Watches & Wonders.

The Oris Aquis Date Collection Has Now Been Updated For 2024

Oris is one of those brands that we love to talk about here at TBWS, simply for the fact that the team always seems happy to just do their own thing. This year, instead of doing something big and flashy, Oris has moved to update their vast catalog of Oris Aquis Date models for 2024. It’s a key collection and this kind of care ensures that the watches don’t become stale, as Oris aims to put out the best that they possibly can. The Aquis is just a great, sturdy dive watch from an independent brand and these new models are available in 43.5mm, 41.5mm, and 36.5mm case sizes with a bunch of dial color options and a choice to go with the in-house Oris Caliber 400 on the 43.5mm version. Let’s try to wrap our heads around this.

Introducing The Very Limited Grand Seiko SBGW314

While I’m admittedly more of the sporty mil-spec watch type, I know a beautiful watch when I see it. So far, today’s new releases have been really strong over at the Tudor and Grand Seiko camps, and I think they’ve stolen the start of the show. One of these killer new releases is the Grand Seiko SBGW314, a limited edition watch that’s meant to pay tribute to the early days of the brand while offering some modern touches. Of course, we get some of the design inspiration coming from nature. In this case, we’re talking about a starry night sky.

The New Rolex GMT Master II 126710GRNR Brings Us A Grey-Black Bezel

It wouldn’t really be Watches & Wonders without talking about our yearly, marginal updates from Rolex. Surprisingly, this time it looks like the leaks on social media were actually credible, and Rolex’s first big headliner is something people will be talking about no matter what. Love it or hate it, Rolex has announced a new version of the GMT Master II that makes it the fourth available Oystersteel model next to the other color options we’ve had for a bit. The Rolex GMT Master II 126710GRNR takes the familiar black dial variant and adds a newer black and gray Cerachrom bezel, which we first saw in 2023 on the “Rolessor” 126713GRNR.