New – Omega Speedy Moon Reborn! The model depicted has a black dial with date and moon phase indicator at 12 oclock with a silver moon in relief against a sky-blue background, as well as the characteristic luminous painted hands of the Speedmaster, with Super Luminova inserts. The chronograph... Read more
New Model – Eberhard Extra-Fort Big Date Eberhard’s Extra-Fort line is augmented with a big date model. Case size is 37.6mm X 10.4mm. The case is in 18kt rose gold with sapphire crystals and water resistance to 50 meters. Movement is an automatic ETA 2892-A2 with “Vagues de Geneva”... Read more
New Model – Omega Co-Axial 44mm Limited Edition The De Ville Co-Axial with 44mm case diameter is powered by the Omega caliber 2403 Co-Axial movement, a self-winding COSC chronometer with a 44-hour power reserve. The polished 18-carat red gold case has a matching polished 18kt red gold bezel. The... Read more
New Brand – Brior of Germany Utilizing seasoned bruyére (root) wood from the Tuscany region of Italy (much the same as Locman), Brior, a new small watch manufactory in Germany, has appeared in the horology world ready to make its mark. The highlight of their collection is this Cavalletto... Read more
The Smallest and Most Incredible Tourbillon in the World to be Sold at Antiquorum’s Geneva Watch Auction   The Date Saturday 12 April & Sunday 13 April 2003 at the Noga Hilton, Geneva The Sale Antiquorum, the world’s leading watch auctioneer, will hold its first European auction of the... Read more
The Collector’s Watch Market Remains Strong Despite the Political Tensions and Uncertainties of the Last Months Auction Total: US$ 2,702,943 / SFr. 3’757’090 (New York, NY)—Antiquorum opened its 2003 auction season in New York on March 19-20 with exceptionally strong results. The auction of Collector’s Pocket Watches, Wristwatches &... Read more
Industry News – Richemont Forecasts Lower Profits in Watch Business Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, announces that trading in recent months has continued to suffer from the depressed economic climate, particularly in the Group’s two core areas, jewellery and watches. As such, Richemont will be announcing restructuring charges... Read more
Pre Basel 2003 – Bucherer Limited Edition Chronograph with Perpetual Calendar The House of Bucherer has been one of Switzerland’s leading watch and jewellery retailers for over a century. Founded by Carl F. Bucherer, it has had a proprietary brand in honor of its founder since 2000. Their newest... Read more
New Model – Jorg Hysek V-King Jorg Hysek’s newest addition to his watch collection is the V-King, which features an innovative case. The middle section slides out sideways, allowing the entire movement and dial to be introduced through the side of the case. Two joints in black rubber placed... Read more
New Model – Cedric Johner Mono-Pusher Chronograph The Ref. Abyss 5305-2 is a new feat from Cedric Johner, the Geneva-based watchmaker, who has accommodated a chronograph movement with a column wheel design in his trademarked Abyss case, with functions that are activated by means of a single push-button in... Read more
New Model – Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Sans Date Explorer Look! You wanted an Aqua Terra without a date, well you got it! The model depicted has a steel case, 41mm in diameter, with a screw-in transparent sapphire crystal back and screw-in crown that guarantee water resistance to 150... Read more
New Model – Hermes Clipper Automatic GMT Power Reserve Hermes, the noted French firm of “haute luxury” products has been making watches since the 1980’s. The Clipper line, features a new 38mm cased model with power reserve and GMT function. The case is in steel, with an antiglare sapphire... Read more
New Model – Hermes Clipper Plongeur Chronograph Updating its Clipper chronograph collection, its new divers chronograph has a new bracelet in an original design, made up of eight rubber links that cover inserts in steel. The unidirectional rotating bezel also combines steel with rubber. The case is 39mm, with... Read more
New Model – Milleret Chronograph Lemania Milleret, based in Bienne, is producing a limited edition of 10 watches featuring a NOS (from the 1980’s) Nouvelle Lemania hand-wound mechanical chronograph with moonphase. It features a 45 hour power reserve, blued steel screws and decorated plates. The dial, skeletonized, comes adorned... Read more
New Model – Chopard Mille Miglia 2003 Medium Chopard has added to its Mille Miglia collection of automatic and quartz chronographs a new middle-sized model (36mm) with mechanical movement. The bezel can be had with diamonds or engraved with a tachometric scale and the dial is silvered. This model... Read more
New Model – Victorinox Swiss Army Mechanical “Air Boss” Swiss Army has a new line, called AirBoss, with a clear visual connection to aeronautical watches. The Mach 4 model, features an ETA caliber, hand-wound with 56 hour power reserve and Côtes de Genève decoration. The case is in steel,... Read more
Industry News – Omega James Bond Watch Contest Winner Omega Watches was delighted to present Mr. Peter Wilson of the UK, with the Omega Seamaster Professional 300M – the James Bond Watch. The presentation took place at Pinewood Studios, the location for the filming of the most recent Bond... Read more
Industry News – Antoine Preziuso Pre-Basel Exhibition Noted AHCI member Antoine Preziuso will be in Geneva on April 8th to the 11th exhibiting his collection to private buyers. Appointments can be made via email at 3/24/03 Read more
New Model – Lorenz Profondimetro Using Citizen movement and case, Lorenz, a small Italian watch company known for its high quality mechanical and quartz watches, joins the frey of “diving computers” in the horology segment. Water resistant to 200 meters and with depth meter and multiple alarms, this model... Read more
Industry News – Basel 2003 Confirms It Will Continue Despite War in Iraq Despite the beginning of the Iraq war, the BASEL World Watch and Jewellery Show confirms that it will be taking place from 3 to 10 April in Basel and Zurich as planned. The Show Management is... Read more
New Model – Ernst Benz ChronoLunar Ernst Benz Limited is expanding its line of massive 47mm Swiss automatic watches with their new ChronoLunar wristwatch. In addition to providing all the advantages of an elapsed time stop-watch, the ChronoLunar provides a graphic view of moon phase as well as easy-to-read... Read more
New Model – The Edward Piguet Tourbillon In behalf of Audemars Piguet, we are pleased to announce the Edward Piguet watch with tourbillon, chronograph, power-reserve indicator and Dynamograph® In 1999, Audemars Piguet created the Tradition d’Excellence collection. Its principle consists of introducing eight remarkable timekeepers over a period of... Read more
New Model Press Release – Portugieser Perpetual First off, let me state my personal thanks and those of all Timezoners to Messrs. Kern and Friedberg who so graciously allowed us access to these images and text well before the show launch. Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Pure craftsmanship in the Portuguese... Read more
New Model Press Release – Grand Complication First off, let me state my personal thanks and those of all Timezoners to Messrs. Kern and Friedberg who so graciously allowed us access to these images and text well before the show launch. Grande Complication Even greater diversity at the top... Read more
New Models Press Release – 38mm Portofino First off, let me state my personal thanks and those of all Timezoners to Messrs. Kern and Friedberg who so graciously allowed us access to these images and text well before the show launch. Portofino Automatic The classic reveals its size The... Read more
New Model Press Release – Portugieser Rattrapante First off, let me state my personal thanks and those of all Timezoners to Messrs. Kern and Friedberg who so graciously allowed us access to these images and text well before the show launch. Portuguese Split-Second Chronograph Always on the button There... Read more
New Model Press Release – DaVinci Rattrapante First off, let me state my personal thanks and those of all Timezoners to Messrs. Kern and Friedberg who so graciously allowed us access to these images and text well before the show launch. Da Vinci Rattrapante More substance than image The... Read more
Industry News – Corum Sponsors MORE Alpha Woman of the Year Award On Monday, Meryl Streep received the inaugural MORE Alpha Woman of the Year Award from MORE magazine and television show “Extra” at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California. The Award recognizes successful, dynamic and spirited woman over... Read more
Industry News – Burberry Watches Launched in Japan In 2002, Burberry, a British luxury goods brand contracted with Fossil to produce and distribute Burberry branded watches around the world. Beginning this April, Burberry watches will be available at department stores and watch retailers as well as Burberry boutiques all... Read more
Pre Basel 2003 – Belal, the World’s 1st Muslim Prayer Clock A new company has been formed in Switzerland, named Ipteq (Innovative Prayer Time Equipment). At Baselworld 2003 they will present the world’s first Swiss-made clock that is equipped with a software program and satellite location system that enables... Read more
Industry News – Hamilton Watch Partners with DareDevil Movie – New Linwood Model Released Featuring an ETA 2824 automatic movement, a steel case with bracelet (38mm) and a display back. The watch comes in a special display box with an additional leather strap. MSRP is $475. 3/20/03 Read more
New Models – JLC Latitude Reverso The latest from JLC is the Latitude collection. They feature the manually-wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 822, crafted, polished and decorated by hand, 21,600 vibrations per hour, a power-reserve of 45 hours, with 21 jewels. The dial is a sky blue or a silver-white, with... Read more
New Models – Caterpillar Skipper Collection Caterpillar watches are meant to evoke the toughness of their legendary tractors. Their latest collection is the Skipper line of diver and chronograph models. The Skipper Chronograph comes in a 42.5mm X 11mm case, in steel, with mineral crystal and water resistance of... Read more
Pre Basel 2003 – Swiza Clocks Founded in 1904, Swiza is one of Switzerland’s largest manufacturers of table-clocks and alarm-clocks. As a full-fledged “manufacture”, it markets carriage-clocks with traditional movements under the Matthew Norman brand, reserving its original Swiza brand for table-clocks and alarm-clocks fitted with dedicated Swiss-made quartz... Read more
Industry News – The Smallest Tourbillon in the World to be Sold at Auction Starting on Saturday April 12, Antiquorum, the world’s leading watch auctioneer, will hold its first European auction of the 2003 season with a sale of Important Collector’s Watches, Wristwatches, Clocks, Horological Tools & Documents at... Read more
Pre Basel 2003 – NEW BRAND – Scalfaro Scalfaro is a new Swiss watch company that will exhibit for the first time at Baselworld 2003. Their main products consists of the Cap Ferrat line of chronographs. Two models comprise it, the first is a tri-compax layout of the Valjoux... Read more
Industry News – Inventor of Digital Wristwatch Dies Peter Dimitroff Petroff, a NASA engineer and later an inventor whose enterprises developed heart-monitoring equipment and originated the digital wristwatch 30 years ago, died Feb. 27 at his home in Huntsville, Ala. He was 83. Born in Brestovitsa, Bulgaria, Mr. Petroff... Read more
Industry News – Citizen Promaster Voted “Best Diver’s Watch” in Germany For four consecutive years, the readers of the German diving magazine “Tauchen” have nominated the Citizen Promaster Aqualand as the “best diver’s watch”. The Citizen diver watch model: AL0050-06W features a depth meter, maximum depth alarm and memory,... Read more
Industry News – Patek Philippe’s New Case & Bracelet Workshop Patek has recently moved its case and bracelet workshops to a building in Perly, near Plan-les-Ouates in Geneva. This building, which was acquired by Patek Philippe in 2001 and completely renovated in 2002, is located a few kilometers away... Read more
Pre Basel 2003 – New Brand – Robert Lighton Watches Robert Lighton is a noted interior designer, well-known for his sleek BRITISH KHAKI FURNITURE collection and its celebrity-heavy clientele. He recently introduced a collection of ultra-luxury watches for men and women. These watches are manufactured by Auguste Reymond S.A.... Read more