New Models – Longines Opposition Square Longines Opposition line, launched in 1999 with a round model, has been augmented now with a square model, following the current trends. Crafted in the same stainless steel as its round-shaped predecessor, the square-shaped oposition comes in five sizes: ladies’, medium, ladies’ chronograph,... Read more
New Model – Curvi Natale The noted Italian designer Robert Cavalli has created a limited edition (1,500pieces) watch with Swarovski crystals for the ladies. Featuring an ETA quartz movement, the Curvi Natale’s MSRP is 360 Euros. 12/17/02 Read more
New Model – Longines VHP Perpetual Calendar Longines has added its patented VHP (Very High Precision) technology to the newest addition to the Flagship range. The VHP’s accuracy is 20 times more than standard quartz. These watches are fitted with 10 year lithium batteries, and the computer chip is... Read more
Industry News – Japan Watchmaking School To Enroll New Applicants   Oumi Watch, Glasses and Jewelry School in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, has trained young graduates to be watchmakers since 1976.   Their new session starts in April of 2003, and registration is taking place now. The school has the... Read more
Industry News – World’s First Self-Powered Mechanical Watch The world’s first self-powered mechanical watch movement has been inventedby American master watchmaker Steven Phillips. The mechanism, which he hastrademarked as the “Eternal Winding System,” is continually powered by atemperature-sensitive bimetallic coil.  “You can lay an EWS watch down on a... Read more
  New Model – Jean Perret Doublette Jean Perret Montres is located in Geneva, Switzerland and has maintained its independence in an increasingly monolithic industry. Owned by the Buser family of Switzerland, it has for over 100 years manufactured medium-tiered watches. All Jean Perret watches are manufactured in Switzerland.... Read more
Industry News – The Revival of Alpina In February 2002, Frédérique Constant Genève purchased Alpina Watch International. Frédérique Constant produced until now mainly classical-looking mechanical watches, and will develop a new sports collection under the name Alpina, perpetuating the Alpina heritage. The new Alpina collection of technical sport watches... Read more
  New Model – Bvlgari Retrograde Seconds Automatic Bvlgari has created this limited edition (99 pieces in white gold, 149 in yellow gold) of its famous BVLGARI-BVLGARI line featuring a retrograde seconds function and complete calendar. It will be avaialble in Bvlgari boutiques starting in December 2002. 12/16/02 Read more
New Model – Atlantic Seacrest Automatic Atlantic continues to add interesting, and well priced, mechanical watches to its lineup. The Seacrest is housed in a 37mm case, in steel with a sapphire crystal and a display back (mineral). Movement is an automatic ETA 2824-2. MSRP is 240 Euros. 12/9/02... Read more
New – Bros Manifatture Class Gold Internet Edition Bros, the noted Italian strap maker, has developed an alligator leather strap in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces. The buckle is 18kt gold and the strap comes in a presentation wood box. It is available in size 16, 18 and... Read more
New Model – Ikepod Megapode Date Chronometer The Megapode line boasts a new addition. The Megapode Date Chronometer movementis based on an automatic ETA 2824-2 and is COSC certified.  The dial is simple and is available in seven different colors (black, silver,white, red, blue, green or grey). These watches... Read more
New Model – Tissot T-Collection Steely New from Tissot, is this ETA quartz powered watch, the Steely. It augments Tissot’s T-Collection for ladies. The case is stainless steel, and is available with or without diamonds, and a mother-of-pearl dial. MSRP starts at $395, $795 for the diamond model. 12/9/02... Read more
New Models – Penta Automatic Collection by Rodolphe Rodolphe, a noted designer in the watch-making industry has just brought out the PENTA collection.   The automatic chronograph watch is fitted with a Dubois-Dépraz 2025 caliber. It is water resistant to 30 meters and has a anti-glare coated sapphire crystal.... Read more
New Model – Alain SilbersteinRondo Krono As if Silberstein’s distinctive watches weren’t colorful enough, he’s nowadded diamonds to “enhance” the look! Featuring a modular automatic chronograph movement, the Rondo Krono is sure togive palpitations to the Bling Bling crowd. MSRP is $20,000 12/12/02 Read more
Antiquorum Worldwide Watch Sales Realize an Astounding US$ 88,000,000 in 2002! Antiquorum New York’s total watch sales reach US$ 10,000,000 in 2002!Antiquorum, New York, Dec 4-5, 2002 Auction Total: US$3’172’313 (SFr.4’758’469) (New York, NY)—Antiquorum’s 2002 auction season ended on a high note with a sale of Important Collector’s Pocket Watches,... Read more
New Model – Piaget Re-Issue 1967 This new Piaget, winner of the Design Prize of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2002, is a re-edition of a noted Piaget design from 1967. Back in the 1950s, Piaget pioneered a new creative path in watch design by developing the world’s... Read more
New Model – Versace Character Fashion The noted design house of Versace has added a new model to its watch collection,featuring 64 Swarovski crystals on the bezel. Movement is an ETA quartz, and the MSRP is 2,100 Euros. 12/12/02     Read more
New Model – CK Bold Automatic   Calvin Klein watches, licensed to the Swatch Group, has produced its first ever automatic model, the CK Bold. Movement is an automatic ETA 2892-A2, the case size is 41mm and it comes in a limited edition of 2002 watches. MSRP is $420.... Read more
A Day with A Lange & Söhne Part I   Go to Page 2   On November 16, 2002, about 100 watch collectors and enthusiasts, aka WIS, gathered at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay to spend a glorious day with A. Lange & Söhne. Several of Lange’s top people... Read more
A Day With A. Lange & Söhne Part II Page 1 One of the favorite displays was this 10:1 Datograph movement, housed in a glass case in the center of the room. During a break between presentations, admiring enthusiasts study the Datograph movement display.     Walter Lange talks... Read more