Industry News – Omega’s 1st Flagship Store in Hong Kong – New Speedmaster Model Issued Omega celebrated the recent launch of its first Flagship Store in Hong Kong with an exclusive visit from the world-famous Moulin Rouge cabaret. This was also used to announce Omega’s association with UNICEF. Omega... Read more
Industry News – Stolen Patek Sky Moon Reappears *Click for a larger image* A Patek Philippe Sky Moon stolen from the Museum of Horology of Geneva on November 24 of 2002, has reappared in Genoa, Italy. In August of this year, the watch was pawned in Turin as a... Read more
New Brand – Torgoen Torgoen was founded in Hong Kong, by a group of aviation enthusiasts to provide aviation inspired watches of high quality.The Zulu Time features an ISA quartz module and inner-rotating 12hour disc. It is housed in a 41mm case with a mineral crystal. The Zulu Time... Read more
New Model – Sinn 903 Hummer A limited edition of 100 pieces, the 903 Hummer is sure to go well with that H1!Thanks to Maciej for bringing it to our attention. 8/26/03 Read more
New Model – Corum Classique Squelette Done in a limited edition of 10 pieces in platinum, 20 in yellow gold, 20 in white cold and 25 in rose gold, the Classic line has been enhanced with this skeletonized model. Movement is manual-wind Corum caliber CO-55. It is water resistant... Read more
New Model – Corum Admiral’s Cup 44 Regatta Done in a limited edition of 999 pieces, the 44 Regatta (44mm case) features a COSC certified chronometer chronograph movement (base ETA 2894). The crystal is sapphire with AR coating and a sapphire display back. The Regatta is water resistant to... Read more
New Model – Technomarine Gunmetal TMY Chronograph The TMY case is made of gunmetal gray stainless steel and measures 40mm. Movement is a Citizen caliber OS60 quartz chronograph ebauche. Water resistance is good to 200 Meters. MSRP is $350. 8/26/03 Read more
New Model – Michele Coquette Michele is known for its fashion watches, and their latest is the Pink Coquette. It features a Swiss ISA quartz module, a mineral crystal and is water resistant to 30 meters. It is available with a multitude of strap colors, with or without diamonds... Read more
New Model – Ulysse Nardin San Marco Gigante A 40mm limited edition chronometer of 300 pieces total. The case is in rose gold or platinum. Movement is the UN Caliber 27 with a power reserve of 42 hours. 5/14/03 Read more
New Model – Oris Artelier Pointer Date Oris keeps adding new models to its Artelier line (featuring now a big-date, a chronograph and now this pointer date). The steel case measures 42.5mm and has a mechanical automatic movement (base ETA) that displays the hours, minutes, small seconds at 9... Read more
New Model – Corum Jump Hours Corum has come out with a limited edition of its 42mm Jump Hour model that features five different dial motifs. The dials are enamel with 18kt gold or platinum cases. They are available with or without diamonds. Production is limited to 10 pieces... Read more
New Model – Franck Muller Long Island Chronograph Housed in a platinum case or 18kt gold, the “Chronographe Automatique” is FM’s latest addition to his successful Long Island collection. The three hand counter has a power reserve of 40 hours. 5/5/03 Read more
New Model – Zenith Chronomaster Star This new chronograph designed for women features the famous El Primero automatic chronograph movement. The dial is clad in a silky moiré effect thanks to successive baths according to a venerable technique dating back to the 18th century. The numerals are inspired by... Read more
Industry News – Richemont CEO to Retire Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, announced yesterday that its CEO, Alain Dominique Perrin will retire in October of this year (upon reaching his 61st birthday). Born on 10 October 1942 in Nantes, France, Mr. Perrin is a graduate of the Ecole... Read more
Industry News – JCK Show Las Vegas Showing on May 30th to June 3rd at the Sands Hotel Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the JCK show is one of North America’s largest get-togethers for the watch and jewelry industries. Some of the watch exhibitors will be Bulova,... Read more
New Model – Zenith Grande Chronomaster Open Featuring a new movement, the El Primero 4021, this 45mm cased chronograph has an opening on the dial that shows the balance, escape-wheel, pallets and seconds wheel. The power-reserve is displayed along the axis of the hours, making light of the problems... Read more
New Model – Hamilton Khaki 44mm Chrono Aviation The latest from Hamilton is this chronograph, part of its new Aviation line. The Khaki Aviation Automatic features a 44mm steel case, a sapphire crystal and is waterproof to 100 meters. Movement is an ETA 7753 with subdials for seconds, 30... Read more
Industry News – World’s First Radio-Controlled Watch with All-Metal Casing Citizen has succeeded in developing the world’s first radio-controlled watch with an all-metal case and caseback, thanks to a newly designed receiver featuring a highly sensitive antenna that solves the problem of interference. The light-powered model features a new... Read more
New Model – Davosa Delos Automatic The Delos features an automatic movement caliber ETA 2824-2, housed in a 36.5mm X 10.5mm steel case. The crystal is mineral and the dial is available in black or white with Luminova coatings. MSRP is $280. 5/23/03 Read more
Tourbillon watches to highlight Antiquorum’s New York auction in May Auction: May 21-22, New York New York, NY— Antiquorum’s sale of Collector’s Pocket Watches, Wristwatches & Clocks on Wednesday, May 21st and A-auction online of Thursday, May 22nd offers collectors a dynamic selection of over 400 vintage and modern... Read more
New Model – Wenger Commando –Soldier Hand-Wind The newest addition to Wenger’s Commando line is the Soldier II. It features a hand-wind movement, caliber ETA 2804-2 with 17 jewels, 28,800 bph and a 40 hour power reserve. Case size is 38.6mm X 11.6mm, is water resistant to 100 meters... Read more
Industry News – Citizen Wristwatch Utilizes World’s Smallest Analog Quartz Movement Citizen created a sensation at Basel 2002 when it unveiled the world’s smallest quartz analog movement, the caliber G720. As a result of the positive feedback received, at Basel 2003, Citizen unveiled a unisex model that displays the... Read more
New Model – Baume & Mercier CapeLand S XXL The new B&M CapeLand S XXL is housed in a 40mm titanium case with a steel bezel. The crystal is sapphire and the dial comes in yellow. The strap is rubber with a security clasp.. Movement is an ETA 2892.... Read more
Geneva, Sunday 13 April 2003 More than SFr 17,450,000! …private collectors and museums, ever-searching to build and complete their horological collections, make Antiquorum’s April sale in Geneva a major success. Antiquorum, the world’s leading watch auctioneer, completed its first European auction of the 2003 season with a sale of... Read more
New Model – Bvlgari Professional Scuba Diving Here is another picture of the new Professional Scuba Diving 2000 Meters model that Bvlgari unveiled at at the April watch shows. This Scuba watch is waterproof to a depth of 2,000 meters or 6,570 feet. It is housed in a steel... Read more
Industry News – Rolex Retrograde Calendar Watch by Antonio Preziouso Just yesterday, Sotheby’s auctioned this one of a kind Rolex by master watchmaker Antonio Preziouso for $19,396. In the late 1970s, Franck Muller and his friend Antonio Preziuso were training together at the Ecole D’Horlogerie De Genève. The pair... Read more
New Model – Baume & Mercier Hampton City Chrono XL Powered by an ETA 2894 automatic chronograph movement, the City Chrono is the latest addition of B&M to its successful Hampton line. The dial can be had in black or slate gray, the case is in steel with a... Read more
New Model – Kirsch 52 Week Calendar with Power Reserve Kirsch is a small German brand that specializes in gold watches with complications. Their latest is this model with a 52 week calendar and power reserve. The case is 37mm, in 18kt gold, powered by an ETA 2892-A2 with... Read more
New Model – Bvlgari Petites Complications Following last year’s introduction of the “seconde rétrograde” watches, Bvlgari has added two new new “Petites Complications” models to its lineup. The Annual Calendar comes in a 38mm case either in yellow gold or in white gold coupled with a brown or a... Read more
New Model – Versace Hyppodrome Available at Versace Boutiques and high-end retailers, the Hyppodrome is Versace’s entry-level watch for women. Movement is an ETA quartz module, with a gold-plated steel case or stainless steel and a mineral crystal. The dial comes in a variety of colors. MSRP is $1,550.... Read more
New Model – Vacheron Constantin Mercator America While the Mercator has been around for a while, this is the first edition of the enameled retrograde indicator with a depiction of the North American continent. The case is in white gold, with a sapphire crystal and measures 36mm in diameter.... Read more
New Model – Kirsch Lemania 1873 Chronograph Featuring a NOS Lemania 1873 manual wind chronographic movement, this 35mm cased watch in Platinum is Kirsch’s latest. The MSRP is 2,970 Euros. 5/7/03 Read more
New Model – Bvlgari Cadillac XLR Limited Edition Chronograph Bvlgari has created this special edition Diagono Aluminum chronograph for those who drive Cadillac’s new convertible, the XLR. It will be a limited edition of 1,000 pieces and only available for Cadillac XLR owners. The Diagono Aluminium Chrono has a... Read more
Industry News – David Yurman Establishes Itself in La Chaux de Fonds (David Yurman and his wife, and company President, Sybil) American jeweler and luxury watchmaker David Yurman has established a new company in La Chaux de Fonds, Neuchatel. Mr. Yurman is quoted “Neuchatel is and has always been... Read more
New Model – Vacheron Constantin Toledo 1952 Harking back to a design of the early 1950’s, this new VC is a beauty! The case can be had in steel, gold or platinum. Dials are silver or gray (platinum model). The automatic VC movement Caliber 1125 has a power reserve... Read more
New Models – Charles Oudin Paris – Royal More than two centuries ago, French watchmaker Charles Oudin (born in 1772) apprenticed with Abraham-Louis Breguet. He then developed his own style and became a chronometer-maker to the French Navy. Today the brand has been re-born, with Swiss movements. Their latest... Read more
Industry News – Audemars Piguet Opens Boutique in New York Located at 40 East 57th Street (between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue), AP’s newest boutique finally reaches the business capital of the world! This will be Audemars-Piguet’s first boutique in the United States (more to follow). It will open... Read more
New Model – Rado Sintra SuperJubile To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sintra line, Rado unveiled at Baselworld 2003 the SuperJubile model with diamonds. Featuring a hi-tech case made of ceramics and with a super-hard sapphire crystal and a Swiss quartz movement, the SuperJubile is available in a... Read more
New Model – Breguet Retrograde Seconds The latest from Breguet is the Ref. 5207 with retrograde seconds and power reserve. Housed in a 39mm gold case, it features double sapphire crystals and a gold dial, silvered, and hand engraved on a rose engine. The movement, an automatic Breguet Caliber... Read more
Industry News – Omega Watches Stolen in Paris Omega is anxious to alert its customers and collectors to the theft of a sample collection of its watches in Paris. The collection was destined for special display at the Omega flagship store in Paris and included one unique and highly... Read more