A Look Back at the Watches Released in 2020
The importance of time has really come into focus in 2020. In the watch world, this has seen the release of some notable timepieces that are on track to change the industry for the better. But while extravagant launch events and even Baselworld, THE event in the watch world calendar have been put on pause, and retailers and boutiques having had to close their doors, some releases might have gone unnoticed this year. So with that in mind, here’s a round up of just some of the watches released in 2020…
Dive watches released in 2020
The latest addition to the Oris Aquis collection is this Calibre 400 model. The watch builds on the brand’s reputation for power, performance and style.
Key features include:
- Five day power reserve
- An innovative bearing system that increases the watch’s resistance to wear and tear
- Anti-magnetic escapement for greater reliability, accuracy and precision
- 10 year warranty
Rolex released the new generation of its Oyster Perpetual Submariner in 2020. The additions to the renowned collection showcase a new design, larger case and remodelled bracelet.
- Water resistant up to 300m
- Certified chronometer
- Anti-reflective coating for optimal legibility in dark environments
- Fitted with Rolex’s 2020 developed calibre 3230
Automatic watches released in 2020
Tag Heuer released this watch back in January 2020 to mark the 160th anniversary of the brand’s founding. The timepiece is a recreation of one of the brand’s first models, giving it a strong sense of history but in a truly 21st century design.
- Monochrome silver dial
- Three azurage counters
- Powered by Heuer 02 movement
- Black leather strap
- Limited edition - only 1860 pieces produced
Inspired by the past, the all new Longines Heritage Classic Tuxedo watch is a tribute to the 1940s. The watch has a unique, minimalist look yet boasts huge amounts of character.
- Automatic movement
- Leather strap
- Sleek black and off white dial
- Water resistant to 300m
- 64 hour power reserve
- Seconds dial at 6 o’clock
Chronographs released in 2020
Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 Ed White stainless steel edition
Omega added this watch to its renowned Speedmaster collection earlier this year. The watch showcases everything you’d expect from the high quality collection plus some new, innovative elements.
- Inspired by America’s first spacewalk in 1965
- Polished black ceramic bezel
- Powered by calibre 321
- Tachymeter scale
- Chronograph function with 60 seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour counters
- Steel case and bracelet
The Tag Heuer Monaco holds a unique position in the sports watch market, namely due to the distinct square dial. Models in the existing collection firmly held their historical roots, particularly with the leather straps they typically came with. However, the 2020 releases give the collection a new lease of life with a steel bracelet alternative.
- Three link steel bracelet
- Square shaped dial
- 80 hour power reserve
- Chronograph functionality
These are just some of the key watch releases from 2020 that demonstrate watchmakers’ commitment to a better future of sustainability, innovation and style.
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