New Model – Yantar Nadir Shah GMT III Yantar, known for its unique looking watches, has designed this limited edition series of 25 pieces in 18kt rose gold. Movement is a modified ETA 2892 with chronometer certification. The case features 90 Top Wesselton diamonds, and it comes with a... Read more
Industry News – Swatch Group Price Increases for Movements The Swatch Group, under fire from various independent watch companies for its recent decision to no longer sell movement blanks, but only the terminated calibres by the end of 2005, finds itself once again, in a controversy for wanting to... Read more
New Model – Montana Watch Highline Aviator 46MM Montana Watch is a small U.S. maker of watches, mostly cased in silver. Their latest is this Aviator model. It features a 46mm case, in stainless steel, and a lacquered dial. Mineral glass is used and the crown is gold plated.... Read more
New Models – Bell & Ross Medium 34 Bell & Ross has decided to include in its lineup, a case size of 34mm for time-only (automatic movements) and chronograph (quartz movements) watches. Called the Medium 34 line, B & R hopes to broaden its appeal among enthusiasts of all... Read more
New Model – Chopard Ice Cube Manchette The Manchette joins Chopard’s ever growing Ice Cube collection of ladies watches. It uses a cross-ruling pattern of polished steel and anthracite. The movement is a Swiss ETA quartz, and it is water resistant to 30 meters. The Manchette is available exclusively... Read more
Industry News – Progess Watch Obtains Another Bankruptcy Adjournment A Swiss Federal judge has granted Progress Watch another extension in its bankruptcy proceeding, until the end of February 2003. The Court was satisfied Progress is making positive strides with the ongoing development of the Calibers 152 and 154, which... Read more
Industry News – JA New York Announces New Dates for Winter 2003 Show The JA New York watch and jewelry show, which starts January 26, is the only US watch and jewelry show between now and Basel. It is presented by National Jeweler and sponsored by Jewelers of America,... Read more
Industry News Omega – Official Timekeeper of KINGFISHER2’s Jules Verne Trophy 2003 Attempt After her recent victory in the Route du Rhum, in which she set a new record by completing the course in 13 days, 13 hours, 47 minutes and 15 seconds, Ellen MacArthur is once again setting... Read more
Industry News – Tissot Celebrates Its 150th Anniversary with New Watches Mr. Nicolas G. Hayek, Chairman of Swatch and Mr. Francois Thiebaud, President of Tissot, celebrate Tissot’s 150th anniversary. Founded in 1853, in the small Jura town of Le Locle, today Tissot can be found in over 150 countries.... Read more
Industry News – Phillips to Downscale Operations Auctioneer Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg is expected to announce that it is eliminating most regularly scheduled art sales in the U.S., sharply cutting support and administrative staff and severing all ties to its most prominent investor, French luxury-goods billionaire Bernard Arnault.... Read more
New Model – Omega Racing Chronograph For Yatchtsmen the world over, Omega has created the Americas Cup Racing Chronograph. Featuring the Omega Caliber 3602 with chronometer certification. The 44mm case is available in steel or titanium, with a bracelet or a rubber strap. 1/3/03 Read more
New Model – Citizen Anno Domini Perpetual Calendar This limited edition watch (999 pieces) features the Citizen quartz caliber 6702 with perpetual calendar (1900 to 2100 AD). The case, in steel, has a sapphire crystal and a numbered caseback. It features a machined guilloche dial with blued Dauphine hands.... Read more
Industry News – China’s Relentless Progress in Exporting Mechanical Watches Mainland China is home to around 20 makers of mechanical watches. Most suppliers are concentrated in the provinces of Liaoning, Tianjin, Shanghai and Zhejiang. The mainland’s output reached 25.4 million units last year. Chinese manufacturers have said that they... Read more
Industry News – Speedmaster Professional Chronograph Apollo XVII Omega’s legendary “Moon Watch” – flight-qualified by NASA for manned spaceflight missions in 1965 and the only watch ever to be worn on the moon, has a new addition. This limited-edition model commemorates the 30th anniversary of the last man to... Read more
New Models – Zeno Tonneau Chronograph and Sahara Chronograph Zeno’s newest additions are this Tonneau shaped automatic chronograph that features a Dubois-Depraz Caliber 2025 (base ETA 2824-2) with 49 jewels. It has a power reserve of 38 hours. The case size is 35mm X 41mm X 12mm. The crystal... Read more
New Model – Baume & Mercier CapeLand S Titanium The CapeLand chronograph line now includes a titanium and rose gold model (Ref. MOA08320). The case is in titanium, while the crown, pushers and bezel are in 18kt rose gold. Featuring a COSC certified Valjoux 7750 caliber with 40 hour... Read more
Industry News – Tiffany Acts Against Internet Sales of Counterfeits Tiffany & Co., the international luxury jeweler, watchmaker and retailer, has gotten federal court injunctions to stop Internet sales of counterfeits of its jewelry, allegedly sold by a Philadelphia jewelry company, said Tiffany and its attorneys in an announcement.... Read more
Industry News – Breitling Emergency Watch Aids in Rescue Reuters reports that earlier this week, two British pilots, Squadron Ldr. Steve Brooks and Flight Lt. Hugh Quentin-Smith, crashed their helicopter in Antarctica and were rescued after activating their Breitling Emergency transmitter watches. The two pilots were in their lifeboat... Read more
New Model – Omega Museum Collection Chronograph Ref. 5702.50.02 is the newest addition to Omega’s Museum Collection of “hommage” pieces. This new chronograph comes in stainless steel with a brown leather strap. This watch is a re-edition of a rare chronograph from 1945. Case size is 38.4mm and features... Read more
Industry News – Chase Durer Couture Chronographs To the delight of many an armchair Top Gun, Chase Durer has introduced new models for its Couture Collection, featuring diamonds and mother of pearl dials. Powered by Valjoux 7751 and 7750 automatic chronograph movements, the solid gold cases bristle with anywhere... Read more
Industry News – Seiko Introduces Underwater Lap Counter At the 9th Pan-Pacific Swimming Championships, as official timer, Seiko introduced a newly developed underwater lap counter. Until now, in 800 and 1,500 meter events, “turn” inspectors for each lane have been responsible for monitoring the number of laps, and for... Read more
Industry News – Orbita Releases 1st Upgradeable Multi-Head Watchwinder Orbita Corporation today released the Sienna and the Monaco series, the watch industry’s first watchwinders with interchangeable drive heads, allowing complete expandability for a growing automatic watch collection. Each unit features full controls and electronics for one to six drive... Read more
New Model – Lorenz Escalier Lorenz, the noted Italian watch maker, has added these unusually shaped watches to its collection. Featuring steel cases (316L) and mineral crystal, with Swiss quartz movement, and backs that are secured with four screws. The colorful dials have a central portion done in guilloche.... Read more
Industry News Alert – Bill Gates Unveils Watches In his keynote address at the 2003 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates outlined his vision for “Smart Living” in the Digital Decade, showcasing innovations that included a new generation of wristwatches based... Read more
Industry News – Basel Show 2003 Complaints As the watch industry prepares for the most important show of the year, the big news out of Basel is the on-going shifting of exhibitor space. As many as twenty exhibitors are being moved out of the main floor Halle 1.0, and... Read more
New Model – Japy Type 32 Bugatti Frederic Japy devoted his life to inventing and developing machine tools to improve the manufacture of his watches. As a result, in 1777 he founded the first factory in the world for manufacturing watch movements, thus revolutionizing the watch industry.  140 years... Read more
Industry News – Sotheby’s on the Auction Block Sotheby’s has entered into an agreement to sell its worldwide headquarters inNew York for $175 million to RFR Holding LLC.  The company will lease back the York Avenue building, widely regarded as thebest auction house facility in the world, from RFR... Read more
TimeZone Launches Watchmaking Forum   Machiel Kalf Ed Hahn   TimeZone has launched a new forum calledWatchmaking & Repair. The forum is moderated by Machiel Kalf and Ed Hahn.Machiel is a Master Watchmaker, and he teaches TZ’s Watch School. Machielreceived his formal watchmaker training at the Horlogemakers Vakschool inHolland.... Read more
Montres Passion Selects Watch Of The Year 2002   The panel of judges of “Watch of the Year 2002” has reached its verdict. And each watch in the trio of award-winning timepieces originates from La Chaux-de-Fonds. The panel of judges of the magazine “Montres Passion” and its German counterpart... Read more
Industry News – Breitling To Supply Bentley with Dashboad Clocks In addition to supporting Bentley’s Le Mans entry this year, Breitling has signed an agreement with the Volkswagen group to supply Breitling signed dashboard clocks to Bentley. The first models will come out in the Bentley GT Coupe in 2003.... Read more
Industry News – Ashford.com Sold to Diamond.com   GSI Commerce of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, has agreed to sell the assets ofAshford.com, an e-commerce luxury goods provider, to Diamond.com for at least $5million.  According to statements from GSI and Diamond.com, a Sunrise, Fla.-based diamondand jewelry online retailer, Diamond.com will... Read more
New Model – Son of BroadArrow Can’t afford the real one? Well you’re in luck! Time Force has produced these interesting watches, MSRP from $80 to $135. Featuring Miyota quartz movements, the models of the Steermax collection seem poised to become someone’s favorite. 12/5/02   Read more
New – Chronoswiss Styloscope The perfect compliment to your Tora or Opus, is this pen from Chronoswiss. Done in a limited edition of 999 pieces, and made of resin and sterling silver,the Styloscope is sure to find a home with plenty of eager Chronoswiss collectors. 12/17/02 Read more
Industry News – IWC Auctions Off Historical Timepiece to Benefit Charity From the 11th to the 18th of December 2002, IWC will hold for the fifth time, anauction of one of its historical timepieces. The proceeds will be donated to UNESCO. Up for auction is a true rarity from... Read more
New Model – Lefty Oris F1 McNish Limited Edition Oris has released a new Limited Edition of 1,000 watches (all with left crown) in honor of Allan McNish, a popular Scottish Formula One driver. Case size is 42mm, and the watch features sapphire crystals front and back. Water resistance... Read more
New Model – Ikepod Manatee Gold GMT   The Manatee is Ikepod’s first rectangular watch, designed for the world traveller. Ikepod has personalised the basic ETA 2893-1 movement with a turning dial that enables the wearer to read 24 time zones simultaneously. The movement is COSC certified as a... Read more
Industry News – Polar Explorer’s Watch to be Auctioned for Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – The Kobold Watch Company today announced that itwould offer one of its handmade wristwatches at auction to raise funds forChildren’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The watch, an exclusive one-of-a-kindmechanical chronograph, made for world-famous explorer Sir... Read more
New Model – Mauboussin Lady M 2002   Since 1827, the House of Mauboussin has been a family-run business. In 1994, Mauboussin launched its first watch lines. The Lady M watches for women and the Fouga watches for men. Mauboussin is the only remaining independent major French jeweler (Chaumet... Read more
New Model – Pulsar Performance Line Pulsar, a Seiko brand, has created these affordable pieces for its Performance line. Featuring Seiko quartz movements, they offer water resistance to 100 meters and feature mineral crystals. The time only model is 80 Euros, and the chronograph is 115 Euros. 12/17/02 Read more
Industry News – Longines Newest Spokesmodel Her name is Aishwarya Rai, and she is a noted Indian movie and television star. As you can see, she is a most talented lady! Enjoy! Jorge. 12/10/02   Read more