Industry News – Longines Gives $200k to Audrey Hepburn Cares Team Longines, long associated with the late actress Audrey Hepburn, gave the final portion of their $700,000 commitment to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The president of Longines USA presented the $200,000 check to actress Jennifer Love Hewitt,... Read more
New Model – Breitling Le Mans Chronograph As a partner to the British car manufacturer Bentley, Breitling has chosen to mark the occasion of their victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans by issuing a limited series chronograph. The Bentley Le Mans chronograph is a limited edition of... Read more
Industry News – Montblanc Royal Black Diamond Collection Featuring 4,654 black diamonds, the Meisterstück Solitaire Royal Black Diamond fountain pen is the latest from Montblanc. It is joined by a chronometer with grand aspirations, the Sport Royal Chronograph. The black dial face is framed by 108 diamonds weighing 1.3... Read more
New Model – Mondial by Christiaan van der Klaauw Housed in an 18kt rose gold case or in stainless steel, the new Mondial features daylight and world time indication. Movement is a Caliber KB52824-2 (base ETA) with highly finished rotor. The rotor engravings can be done at the customer’s... Read more
Industry News – Adrian Frutiger Developes Watch Dials for Ventura The internationally renowned Swiss font-developer and typographer Adrian Frutiger has created a new watch dial exclusively for Ventura, the avant-garde watch manufacturer. The «Frutiger watch» was shown for the first time at Baselworld 2003. Adrian Frutiger has developed some... Read more
New Model – Omega Railmaster The latest from Omega is this 41mm steel cased Co-Axial equipped watch with a screw-in transparent sapphire crystal back and screw-in crown that guarantees water resistance to 150 meters. The matt black dial has triangular hour markers and Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6... Read more
New Model – Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Chronometer The Marine Chronometer has grown up! It is now available in a 41mm case, either in steel or 18kt gold, with an officially certified chronometer movement, a power reserve indicator and oversized seconds-hand. The screw-down crown guarantees water resistance to 200... Read more
New Model – Real Moon by Christiaan van der Klaauw The Real Moon is housed in an 18kt rose gold case or in stainless steel. Its functions are date and month indication with moonphase. The dial is guilloche, with Breguet style hands and a sapphire crystal. Movement is a... Read more
For more information please contact:Gilbert Rebillet or Brooke Tinch (214) 522-1840 Email: brooke@deboulle.com deBOULLE – 2nd ANNUAL – BEST OF SWITZERLAND Thursday through Saturday June 5th to June 7th Each year in Basel, Switzerland a timepiece exhibition is held for professionals in the watch and jewelry business to attend.... Read more
New Models – Revue Thommen Flyback Chronographs RT has released two new Flyback chronographs to celebrate 150 years of Revue Thommen. Model 16081 has the RT automatic chronograph movement Caliber J8001 (base Valjoux) with Flyback function and day & date indication. Model 16085 has the RT automatic chronograph movement... Read more
Industry News – Richemont Writes Off 3.4 Billion Euros as Profits Plunge Richemont, the world’s second-biggest luxury-goods company, has admitted that its strategy of buying up some of the world’s best-known luxury watch brands has been an expensive failure by writing off all of the €3.4bn ($3.9bn) of goodwill... Read more
New Brand – Dewitt Cedric Johner, known for his Abyss series of watches, has created a new brand named Dewitt. Their first creation is the New Age, which features a perpetual calendar, retrograde date, split-seconds chronograph, minute repeater and a Tourbillon, capped with the Geneva Seal. 6/2/03 Read more
New Model – Festina Automatic & Quartz GMT Watch In what is probably one of the most interesting designs out there, Festina has created the Manhattan, a GMT watch that features an automatic movement for the principal time and a quartz module for a second time zone. Both are... Read more
New Brand – KRONOTYPE This new brand just recently showed its watch collection at Baselworld 2003. Of interest, are these chronographs. The CPAA Gold is a limited edition of 75 pieces in 18kt yellow gold. It features a Dubois-Depraz Caliber 2020 automatic winding chronograph movement (base ETA). The case... Read more
New Model – WatchPeople Antea WatchPeople watches are designed and developed in Rheine, Germany. The company has two subsidiaries, one in Irvine, California and another in Singapore. Their latest, is the Antea, designed by Hans Gabriel Schroll, a noted German industrial designer. Among other products designed by Mr. Schroll,... Read more
New Models – Limes 112 Collection These elegant new pieces from Limes feature an automatic caliber ETA 2892-2 and sapphire crystal and display back. Dials are available in black or white, with Arabic or Roman numerals. Case diameter is 36.7mm X 7mm. 6/10/03 Read more
Industry News – Richemont Discards 200 Jobs in Swiss Watch Industry! Dear All: it just hit the Swiss news: The luxury conglomerate Richemont discards 200 jobs in the Swiss watch industry after the profit decreased for about 1/5. Mostly affected will be Geneva, La-Chaud-de-Fond and Villeret. The financial situation... Read more
Industry News – Antiquorum’s June Sale in Geneva – $8 Million Raised Antiquorum, the world’s leading watch auctioneer raised SFr 10,843,715 or $8,270,501 at its June sale in Geneva last week. Internet bidding was more popular than ever with virtually SFr 623,000 ($475,162) in bids received during the day... Read more
New Model – Eterna KonTiki Chronograph Available in a stainless steel or 18kt gold 42mm case, this new chronograph is the latest addition from Eterna to the venerable KonTiki line. It features a Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement, a cambered AR coated sapphire crystal and is water resistant to... Read more
New Models – Leon Hatot – Swatch’s Luxury Brand Acquired in 1999, and slowly nurtured to become one of the Swatch Group’s leading luxury brands, Leon Hatot’s history begins in Paris, in 1911, when the 22 year old watchmaker, jeweler, entrepreneur, inventor, editor and artist arrives from Bensacon. He... Read more
New Model – Chopard Jacky Ickx Chronograph Housed in a 40mm steel case, the Jacky Ickx 6/24 is the latest addition to the Mille Miglia collection of racing inspired chronographs from Chopard. The caseback is signed by renowned driver Jacky Ickx and comes in a limited edition of 1,000... Read more
New Model – Tissot V8 Official MotoGP Watch Tissot’s commitment to its MotoGP partnership is enhanced by developing the first Official MotoGP Watch. The chronograph, engraved with the MotoGP logo on the back case, comes in a numbered limited edition inside a specially designed collector’s box with the 16... Read more
Industry News – Coming Soon: “Dreadnought” Here’s a teaser on a new watch that Eddie Platts has been working on for the past 18 months. It should be available early next month, but I am told production has almost sold out. Hopefully there will be another edition coming soon!... Read more
New Model – Movado Gentry The Gentry is the latest Movado not based on their eponymous Museum watch. It features an ETA Swiss quartz ebauche and rotating bezel. Dials are available in black or white. The steel case is water resistant to 100 meters. MSRP is $395 for the... Read more
Industry News – Fortis Watch Sponsors 3rd Trofeo Baleares of Vintage Cars     The third legendary “Trofeo Baleares Clasico de Automovil” took place on Majorca, Spain. This year, 140 rare rallye and GT cars were registered – each of them a unique piece in the history of motor... Read more
Industry News – The Zenith Foundation Helps Swiss Red Cross Swiss watch manufacturer Zenith was associated with this year’s charity ball of the Swiss Red Cross, which was held in Geneva on May 10, 2003 under the patronage of his Royal Highness Prince Albert of Monaco, its honorary president.... Read more
Industry News – Vacheron & Constantin at Antiquorum Auction A “Les Complications, Tourbillon No. 250″, Ref. 30050 was recently sold at Antiquorum for $96,000. No. 660743, produced in the 1990’s in a few examples is a platinum cased visible one-minute tourbillon regulator, with a 42 hour power reserve indicator.... Read more
New Model – Clerc CXX Scuba Chronograph The newest from Clerc, a noted Parisian jeweller and horologer since 1874, is the CXX chronograph. The watch is water-resistant to 200 meters and is fitted with a rotating bezel, screw-locked crown, and a natural rubber or water resistant leather strap. The... Read more
Industry News – Watch Robbery at JCK Show Las Vegas On June 2nd, five large diamond watches with a total retail value of $30,600 were stolen from a watch exhibitor at The JCK Show in Las Vegas. The watch theft occurred at the booth of ICE-Tek, a new watch... Read more
New Model – Rainer Brand Kerala Chronograph Rainer Brand’s latest is the Kerala featuring an automatic Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement in a Tricompax layout. It features 25 jewels, beating at 28,800 bph with a 42-hour power reserve. The steel case is in three sections, assembled with screws, with an... Read more
Industry News – Patek Philippe at Antiquorum Auction A Patek Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, Ref. 5020 was recently sold at Antiquorum for $73,000. No. 3045003, (production of this reference started in 1995 and ceased in 2001) is a tonneau-shaped, 18kt yellow gold chronograph with perpetual calendar and moon phases. Movement... Read more
Industry News – World Exclusive: New Blancpain USA-Only Watch Red gold Flyback with 18K white gold rotor, rubber strap and 18K red gold deployant. 50 pieces for USA only, list price $14,900. 6/11/03 Read more
New Model – Casio G-Shock Multi-Face The latest addition to the ever popular G-Shock line is the G-510 D Multi-Face model. It has, among many features, 29 world time zones and five alarms. The watch is water resistant to 200 meters. MSRP is $165. 6/9/03 Read more
Industry News – Lange Tourbillon at Antiquorum Auction A Lange Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite” was recently sold at Antiquorum for $151,000. No. 107/150, was produced in a limited edition of 150 examples in 18kt gold in the 1990’s, with only 15 produced in 18kt pink gold. This particular model... Read more
New Model – Wyler Vetta “Moby Dick” Regulator A limited edition of 275 pieces, this piece, an homage to Melville’s novel Moby Dick features a 44mm steel case, a sapphire crystal and water resistance to 50 meters. Movement is the Wyler caliber 1830, automatic regulator (base ETA). MSRP is... Read more
Alpha Omega is holding a Panerai Event this Thursday Evening! The event will be held at their Flagship location: Tel: 617-864-1227Time: 6 PM – 9 PM 1380 Massachusetts Ave.Cambridge, MA 02138USA *PLEASE CALL FOR MORE DETAILS. BY INVITATION ONLY* 6/11/03 Alpha Omega is holding a Panerai Event this Thursday... Read more
New Model – Anonimo Crono Militare The Ref. 2007 is a chronograph featuring an automatic movement, caliber Dubois-Depraz 2035 (base ETA) with 47 jewels, beating at 28,800 bph with a 40 hour power reserve. The case measures 43.4mm in diameter and has the crown at the 6 o’clock position.... Read more
Industry News – Audemars Piguet Sponsors 2003 QEII Cup in Hong Kong AP sponsored for the 5th consecutive year the famous QEII Cup race at Shatin Racecourse in Hong Kong. In celebration of this anniversary, AP has created a limited edition chronograph. This Royal Oak chronograph is crafted in... Read more
New Model – Leonard Curve Automatic Curve is the latest collection from Leonard Watches, a Geneva-based manufacturer of fashion watches. The Curve features a convex, anti-reflecting sapphire crystal, a 40mm case size in steel and an ETA automatic movement. Dial colors are available in black, white, silver or prune.... Read more
New Model – Pulsar Performance Chronograph The new Performance from Pulsar features a quartz Seiko caliber 7T62 chronograph movement with a 3 year battery. It offers 100 meters of water resistance and a mineral crystal. MSRP is $195. 6/11/03 Read more