Last year, to mark the 60th anniversary of its racy Carrera model, Tag Heuer carried off an action-packed celebration. A pre-Barbie, Drive-referencing Ryan Gosling short film grabbed the headlines, but the brand also introduced a new Carrera that more than warranted all the hype. Considered the best Tag Heuer in years, the 39mm glassbox design presents the icon in a much more modern context. For 2024, the revamped Carrera is back in a grip of speedy teal green versions. While we dig the fresh take of the Dato-inspired chrono—nice to see a 9 o’clock date window—it’s the tourbillion take that has us oooooh-ing the loudest. No one really needs the level of accuracy a tourby spins up inside that rotating cage, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still a wondrously impressive feat. Having it at 6 o’clock gives this watch a nice balance and the rhodium-plated indices provide that extra twinkle. —Mike Christensen

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tuscan Copper

6 ShowStopping New Watches All Serious Watch Guys Will Be Talking About

Anita Schlaefli

Over the last decade, Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo—dreamt up by the house’s legendary industrial designer Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani—has broken multiple world records as the world’s thinnest watch. Brands like Richard Mille and Piaget make their own incredible lean timepieces, to be sure, but as far as we’re concerned the Octo Finissimo is the real Slim Shady. Bulgari is releasing two new spins on the model, both of which boast a 2.3mm thin in-house BVL 138 caliber. I’m a sucker for a salmon main course, so the Tuscan Copper colored dial in a steel case (a rarity for this model) gets my vote. It’s also water resistant to 100m, which frankly seems excessive on a watch this beautiful—but we’re not complaining. —MC

Zenith Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar

6 ShowStopping New Watches All Serious Watch Guys Will Be Talking About

Zenith’s new Triple Cal Chrono is a serious triple threat. For starters, it boasts arguably the most important watch movement of all time in the El Primero, which basically saved the Rolex Daytona from a fatal demise in the late ’80s. In 1991, Zenith unveiled this fully-loaded version of its flagship timepiece, featuring both a triple calendar and moon phase function. Now, the brand has blessed us with a new iteration of what I reckon might be the most versatile—and certainly the most functional—watch on the market. You get the time, day, date, and month as well as the quaint sight of a moon phase, all within this retro-looking stunner. There is so much going on, I haven’t yet mentioned the size (38mm) or the material (steel). And breathe. –MC

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