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
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 – 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 – 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 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 – 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
Industry News – The Impressive ‘De Bethune’ Watches De Bethune is a newly founded watch manufacturer located in La Chaux L’Auberson in the Swiss Jura close to the French border. Chairman is David Zanetta, a consultant for many watch collectors in the world, technical managing director is Denis Flageollet,... Read more
New Model – Franck Muller Long Island Tourbillon Featuring an in-house movement developed at Franck Muller Watchland, the Long Island collection has at its zenith this Tourbillon Imperial. The case is in platinum. 5/5/03 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 – Aristo Kunstflieger Measuring 44mm, and with a 10mm onion crown, the Kunstflieger is the latest from Aristo, which specializes in aviation-inspired watches. Movement is an automatic ETA 2824 and features a sapphire crystal and water resistance to 30 meters. MSRP is 378 Euros. 8/21/03 Read more
New Model – Certina DS Pilot Automatic Chronograph Measuring 42mm, and available with a black or white dial, the DS Pilot chronograph is the latest addition to Certina’s (a company from the Swatch Group) collection. Also available as a time-only model, both in automatic and quartz variants, the DS... Read more
Industry News – How to Protect Watch Designs The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) has invited its member companies to a seminar on the protection of watch designs. This will take place on September 16, at the Hôtel Beau-Rivage in Neuchatel. In order for its outward form... Read more
Industry News – JeanRichard Grand TV Screen Double Retrograde Finally hitting showrooms, the Grand TV Screen features a double retrograde function; for the date and running seconds.Movement is the DJR Caliber 23 with 30 jewels running at 28,800 bph, giving it a 42 hour power reserve.The case, in 18kt... Read more
New Model – Immersion Celsius The new Celsius from Immersion features a cronograph, thermometer, alarm and perpetual calendar. It is housed in a 43mm steel case and features a mineral crystal and water resistance to 200 meters. The Celsius is available with a bracelet with rubber inserts. MSRP is... Read more
New Model – Baume & Mercier Capeland Power Reserve The Capeland collection has been augmented with this 40mm steel cased model.  Movement is a modified automatic ETA with power-reserve and day/date calendar.Dials are available in black or silver with Arabic numerals. Water resistance is good to 100 meters. 8/13/03 Read more
New Model – Roger Dubuis Follow-Me For the ladies, Roger Dubuis has created this piece in the form of a cross. Available in both a mechanical or a quartz version, in either white or rose 18kt gold, with our without diamonds, the dial can be had in rose, violet,... Read more
New Model – Perrelet Spherix RR Chronograph The latest from Perrelet’s Rectangle Royale line is the Spherix chronograph. The dial is available in black, blue or silver, enhanced by Arabic numerals treated in Superluminova. The Spherix RR Chronograph is equipped with a double rotor, which requires more than 30... Read more
New Model – Perrelet Grand Maitre Chronograph Claimed to be the inventor of the automatic watch, Abraham-Louis Perrelet was called the ”Grand Maître” by his contemporaries. This automatic chronograph with double rotor is produced as a limited edition of 999 watches in his honor. The steel case measures 40mm... Read more
New Model – Perrelet Le Locle “Rudolf Valentino” This homage to the great Latin lover of yore is housed in a 40mm 18kt pink gold case. It features an automatic movement caliber PR-181 with an upper-rotor in 18kt pink gold. The case has double sapphire crystals with AR coating.... Read more
New Model – Haldi Opus 9 TimeZones Measuring 50mm X 12mm, with 1 automatic and 8 quartz modules (all base ETA), Haldi has won the prize for the most time zones in one watch! The case is available in yellow, pink, or white 18kt gold. MSPR is 6,000 Euros.... Read more
A Special Invitation from Martin Braun Join designer and master watchmaker Martin Braun, creator of the EOS sunrise/sunset and equation of time wristwatches and recipient of the 2003 Watch of the Year Award, as he presents his latest collection of watches. A private showing will be held at the... Read more
New Models – Asprey of London Collection Asprey of London, a noted jeweler and purveyor to the Court of St. James, has come out with a collection of watches designed and manufactured by them. The Eight Days Limited Edition comes in 18kt white gold and is a L.E. of... Read more
New Model – Movado Elliptica Reserve de Marche Keeping with the mechanical theme on the new Elliptica line, Movado is introducing an automatic power reserve indicator model. Like its original quartz Elliptica predecessors, the Réserve de Marche has a crown positioned at 12 o’clock. Additional features include Arabic numerals,... Read more
New Model – Movado Elliptica Minute Repeater Movado is introducing a one-of-a-kind platinum timepiece, the Elliptica Minute Repeater. It has a black matte dial with glossy black parallel lines and silvertone Arabic numerals. The mechanism, when activated, chimes the hours, quarter hours, and minutes to signal the time. The... Read more
New Brand – Maurice de Mauriac This new small brand, based in Zurich, has some strong styling elements and others that are classic and timeless. Some of their offerings include these Flieger-style watches. The first is a 42mm steel cased automatic chronograph caliber Valjoux 7750. the other is a... Read more
Industry News – Blancpain at the 10th Watchmaking Art Exhibition in Tokyo Swatch Group Japan, distributor of Blancpain watches, will hold an exhibit in commemoration of National Time Day, which this year takes place on June 10th. The exhibit of Blancpain watches will take place on Saturday, June 21st... Read more
New Models – Jean Marcel Chronographs & Power Reserve Big Dates Jean Marcel’s latest are these mechanical watches featuring chronograph movements, power reserve indicators and big-date features. The Semper Chronograph houses a Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement. The case size is 39mm. The Ponte has a power reserve feature... Read more
New Models – Jacob & Co. Flieger 5 Time Zones The Five Time Zones has been updated with a “pilots” look. This original timepiece features 5 independent quartz modules that show the current time in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo or Paris. The center of the watch represents the... Read more
New Model – Davosa Taris HandWound Lefty The new Taris features a manual-wound caliber UNITAS 6497 housed in a 46.4mm X 42mm X 12.7mm steel case. The crown is at 9 o’clock, ideal for left-handed individuals. The dial is available in black or white and the domed crystal is... Read more
New Model – Davosa Beobachtungsuhr This “Observers” watch comes in a massive 42mm X 11.6mm steel case. It houses an automatic movement caliber ETA 2824-2. The crystal is sapphire with a display back (mineral). Water resistance is good to 30 meters and the dial is available in white or... Read more
New Model – Ikepode Potoroo Adding a further member to the Hemipode family, the new Potoroo features a perpetual calendar in a limited edition of 99 watches. The movement is an automatic Dubois-Dépraz Caliber 5133, COSC-certified chronometer with 21 jewels, beating at 28,800 bph. The power reserve is more... Read more
New Model – Breitling Crosswind Sport Featuring the Caliber 44 automatic chronograph movement, this 44mm steel cased Crosswind is a limited edition of 250 pieces. It is water resistant to 100 meters and the MSRP is 3,165 Euros. 5/2/03 Read more
New Model – Martin Braun Square Chrono Featuring an automatic chronograph movement ETA 7750 with perlage and Cotes de Geneve decoration and a personalized rotor, this new MB complements the rest of his collection. The case measures 40mm X 43.4mm X 13.5mm and features double sapphire crystals. The MSRP... Read more
New Model – Nivrel One Limited Edition This Nivrel is made in Italy, and is not to be confused with the German company Nivrel. It is housed in a 47mm steel case and features a manual wind Unitas Caliber 6497 with double sapphire crystals. MSRP is 300 Euros. 5/2/03 Read more
Industry News – Breguet Party in New York City This coming Thursday, May 8, 2003 from 6pm to 9pm, a party will take place at the Breguet Boutique at 779 Madison Avenue. Many of the new models unveiled at Baselworld 2003 will be shown. This event will be a... Read more
Industry News – Minerva Back in Business? In what appears to be good news for all watch enthusiasts, Minerva production seems to have resumed.These models are now available for sale in Italy (Milan, Rome and Brescia). More information to follow. 8/18/03 Read more
New Model – Raymond Weil W1 Automatic The W1 collection started out as a low-cost alternative to the traditional Raymond Weil timepieces. They were quartz models with time-only or as a chronograph.Now, RW has recast the W1 collection and added an automatic model. The steel case size is 37mm,... Read more
New Model – De Grisogono Instrumento Doppio Tre and Tondo Founded in 1995 as a jeweller marketing black diamonds, De Grisogono first exhibited their watch collection at the Basel Fair in 2000. Their latest is the Instrumento Doppio Tre and the Instrumento Tondo.The Doppio Tre is a three timezone... Read more
New Model – Corum Casino Bubble *Click for a larger image* The Casino Bubble is Corum’s 2003 “Bubble Special Edition” watch. The dial is lacquered and it emulates a roulette wheel. The Casino Bubble has a white roulette-ball seconds hand that rotates endlessly around the dial. The 45mm steel... Read more