New Model – Breguet Limited Edition Done in a series of 7 pieces only, this Minute Repeater with Perpetual Calendar is housed in a platinum case. Breguet has commissioned this piece as an homage to its founder and to renew its tradition of high-horology. The movement is a Breguet... Read more
New Model – Parmigiani Forma Grande Soleil The Forma Grande Soleil features a silvered dial done in a guilloche style known as “soleil” or sunburst. The case is in 18kt white gold, measuring 46.6mm X 34mm X 9mm. Movement is the Parmigiani caliber 331.01, adjusted to 5 positions, with... Read more
New Model – Nike Oregon Measuring 40mm, and housed in a aluminum case, the latest from Nike Gear is the Oregon line of analog watches. Movement is a Japan-sourced quartz ebauche. The case features a mineral crystal and is water resistant to 100 meters. Various dial and strap colors... Read more
New Model – Dunhill X-Centric Manual Wind Dunhill, which has a long history of producing mechanical watches, has created the X-Centric model, which features a manual-wind movement. The ETA 7001 (nee PESEUX) caliber can be seen through the display back. The case, which can be had in 18kt pink... Read more
New Model – Dunhill RPM Chronograph The latest from Richemont Group company Dunhill, a noted purveyor of luxury goods for men and women, is the RPM Tachymeter collection. These chronographs feature automatic movements (base ETA 2894) with brushed stainless steel cases, measuring 40mm. They have sapphire crystals and are... Read more
Industry News – Franck Muller & Roger Dubuis Collaboration Vartan Sirmakes, Director of the Franck Muller Watchland Holding, has announced that its firm has commissioned master watchmaker Roger Dubuis (who recently left his namesake company) to collaborate on specific watches/movements. More news to follow. 9/25/03 Source: Le Temps Read more
New Model – Chopard Dual Tec Chopard’s latest is this double time zone model. The crystal is sapphire and it is water resistant to 30 meters. The case can be had in rose or white gold. The top movement is an ETA automatic, and the lower one is an... Read more
New Model – Blancpain Villeret Lady Retrograde Seconds For the ladies, Blancpain has added a mother-of-pearl dial to its Villeret Retrograde Seconds model. The bezel and number inserts are covered in diamonds. The Ref. 4063 has the automatic Blancpain caliber 7663 with 34 jewels, measuring 26.2mm X 4.6mm, with... Read more
Exceptional Horological Works of Art Exceptional results of SFr 25,531,891 ($19,489,993)! October 11 & 12, 2003 at The Hotel Noga Hilton, Geneva Exceptional record-breaking pieces!An outstanding SFr 25,531,891 ($19,489,993), 128% of the estimation, was achieved from 580 lots. Typically, the Antiquorum sales room was awash with activity with bidding... Read more
New Model – Hamilton Mount Vernon Chronograph Based on a 1932 Hamilton, the Mount Vernon is named after the home of America’s father George Washington. The extra large case size features a sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 50 meters. Movement is the automatic caliber ETA 7750 (nee... Read more
Featured Oris Limited Edition Watches: Jazz and Racing. Over the last several years, Oris has made a series of special limited edition watches honoring great Jazz musicians of the 20th century. The Jazz watches exhibit unique styling, with case backs featuring the musician’s signature and in some cases, their... Read more
Industry News – Zenith Sponsors Louis Vuitton Classic Concours d’Elégance *Click for a larger image The 16th edition of this classic car show, took place in the majestic surrounding of Parc de Saint Cloud, in Paris. This is Zenith’s third year as a corporate sponsor. The company entertained more... Read more
New Model – Concord Saratoga Automatic Chronograph The newest addition to the Saratoga line-up is this automatic chronograph. Movement is an automatic ETA 2894 with COSC certification. The dial is silver guilloche and the hands are done in Aiguille shape. The dial can be had also in black. The... Read more
New Model – Corum Classical Reserve de Marche The latest from Severin Wunderman’s company is this addition to the Classical line, the “Reserve de Marche” or Power Reserve. The case has a unique style with grooved case sides and ergonomic moving lugs for comfort. The bracelet features a push-button... Read more
New Model – Credor Pacifique Chronograph Credor is Seiko’s highest-quality subsidiary, which creates many high-end pieces with in-house mechanical movements. Their latest is the Pacifique Automatic chronograph with power reserve. This model is also available with a silver guilloche dial with blued hands. MSRP is 320,000 Yen (about $2,725).... Read more
New Model – H. Stern Les Mecaniques Founded in 1945 by German immigrants, H. Stern is a Brazilian company that operates 160 jewelry stores in 12 countries. At Baselworld 2003 they exhibited their first mechanical complication wristwatch. The H.Stern Caliber 262 features a big-date, sub-seconds and a GMT function.... Read more
New Model – Davosa Centum Chronograph L.E. This limited edition of 400 pieces features an automatic ETA 7750 (nee Valjoux) caliber. The case is in steel, with a sapphire crystal and display back. It is water resistant to 100 meters. The Centum Edition is sold in a wooden box... Read more
New Model – Breitling Navitimer Chrono-Matic *Click for a larger image In 1969, Breitling developed the first self-winding chronograph movement, the Caliber 11, a mechanism fitted with a mainspring wound by means of an off-centered oscillating weight. This invention led to the development of a whole range of chronographs... Read more
Industry News – Anna Kournikova at Launch of Omega Bijoux in Taiwan Omega invited one of its brand ambassadors, Anna Kournikova, to Taiwan for the launch of its Omega Bijoux collection in the country. Outside the famous Breeze Center, which houses an Omega Boutique, the brand had erected a... Read more
Industry News – Maurice Lacroix Sponsors Miss Universe – Creates Watch Maurice Lacroix was once again the official sponsor of the Miss Universe pageant when it was held in Panama, where the jury crowned Amelia Vega from the Dominican Republic as the most beautiful woman in the world for... Read more
New Models – Vixa Desert Collection The Desert collection is the latest from Italian brand Vixa. The Desert Duel Automatic features a 44mm steel PVD case with sapphire crystal. Movement is an automatic ETA 2824-2. The case features a display back and is water resistant to 50 meters. MSRP... Read more
New Model – Boucheron MEC GMT Noted French jewelery and horology house Boucheron, founded in 1850, and now part of the Gucci Group, has released the MEC collection of watches. These feature time-only, chronographs and GMT models. The GMT is housed in a 38mm 18kt rose gold case with... Read more
New Model – Erken Mechanik Tosco The Ref. 6M41 Tosco is the latest from Italian maker Erken Mechanik. The stainless steel case measures 42mm and the movement is a hand-wind ETA 6497 (nee UNITAS) with 17 jewels. It features double mineral crystals and is water resistant to 30 meters.... Read more
Industry News Update – TAG-Heuer Monaco 69 Here is more information on TAG’s latest, the Monaco Sixty Nine. Movements are a manual-wind ETA 7001 (nee Peseux) and an exclusive for TAG digital quartz caliber HR03. Functions are hour, date, alarm, chronograph with 1/1,000th recording, timing memory, lap/split and second... Read more
New Model – Sector 850 Flyback Chronograph The Sector Group is an Italian watch company that owns, amongst others, Sector; Philip Watch; Chronostar; Mode; Invicta and makes under license watches for Pirelli; Moschino and Valentino. Their latest is this flyback chronograph. Movement is an ETA quartz module. The 40mm... Read more
Industry News – Lange Names Shand Group as U.S. Marketing Firm The Shand Group, a well-established marketing and advertising agency, announced the addition of high-end watch manufacturer A. Lange & Söhne to their client roster. Known best for innovative marketing tactics, award-winning ads and high level of client services,... Read more
New Model – ECW Panhard M64 Ganador Ganador means “winner” in Spanish, and Franck Muller’s Watchland hopes to have one with this new model from subsidiary European Company Watch. The M64 features a hand-wind movement, caliber ECW 6498 (base UNITAS). The case is in stainless steel, measuring 40mm X... Read more
Industry News – LVMH Group Watch Losses LVMH – Louis Vuitton Moet-Hennessy announced it has seen a 17.6% drop (38 million Euros) in its watch sales from its subsidiaries Ebel, TAG Heuer and Zenith. Its financial results were published last week and reflect sales up to July of 2003.... Read more
New Model – TAG-Heuer Carrera Nacre The latest from TAG is this Carrera, with a two-counter automatic chronograph movement caliber TAG 17 (base ETA 2894) that measures 39mm. It features a sapphire crystal and the dial can be had with up to 78 VVS Top Wesselton (0.78 carats) diamonds.... Read more
New Model – Van Cleef & Arpels Monsieur Extra-Flat VC&A was founded in 1884 by Julien Arpels. In 1949, the Maison created its first wristwatch. Now part of the Richemont Group, their latest creation is the Monsieur model, done in an extra flat (1.85mm) version. Case diameter is 35.5mm.... Read more
New Model – JLC Master Compressor Automatic Mid-Size Measuring 36.8mm (the standard Compressor measures 41.5mm), and available with a diamond bezel insert, the Compressor Mid-Size automatic is the latest from Jaeger-LeCoultre. The case can be had in stainless steel or in 18kt rose gold, both are water resistant to... Read more
New Model – Golay Spierer Peter Pan Housed in a 42mm stainless steel case, the latest custom piece from Golay Spierer is known as the Peter Pan. Movement is an automatic (base ETA 2892) with hand-chiseled gold rotor. The crown is on the left, and the case, which is... Read more
New Model – Lorenz Bel Ami Measuring 47.5mm X 33mm, this big watch from Lorenz, the noted Italian watch company, features a quartz movement and mineral crystal. It is water resistant to 50 meters. The back is secured to the case using four screws. It is available on a... Read more
Industry News – Sergio Garcia joins Omega as International Ambassador Swiss watchmaker Omega, title sponsor of the Omega European Masters which took place in the picturesque Alpine resort of Crans-Montana this past week, is pleased to announce that renowned international golfer Sergio Garcia has joined its family of international... Read more
Industry News – The Moscow Clock & Watch Salon 2003 In commemoration of Russia’s 600th anniversary of its first clock tower, the fifth annual Moscow Clock & Watch Salon will take place on November 3-7, 2003. It will take place at the Expocenter, Pavilion 2, Hall 3 (Krasnopresnenskaya nab.,... Read more
New Models – Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Collection Two new models have joined the ML Masterpiece collection. One is manual-wind the other automatic. The first one features the historic caliber Peseux 7046 created in 1968. This hand-wound movement is no longer manufactured today. It has the traditional balance wheel frequency... Read more
Industry News – Baselworld 2004 & Hong Kong in Longterm Relationship The Hong Kong Trade and Development Council (HKTDC) and MCH Basel, the show organizer of Baselworld, signed a landmark contract to secure Hong Kong’s commitment to the world’s #1 watch and jewelry show. It confirms Hong Kong Pavilion’s... Read more