More Than Time
Many of the latest watch introductions feature multiple functions
and focus on aesthetic appeal
bigger doesn't always mean better. When it comes to timepieces, it can
mean more options, including chronographs and multiple functions.
As larger looks filter to all watch types in all price ranges, many newer
multifunction models emphasize precise function and aesthetic appeal over
Here are some of the newest multifunction watches available to U.S. retailers.
Many are so new, you'll need to contact the U.S. distributor for prices.
by Michael Thompson
|Dual-time zone Cartier Pasha features power reserve indicator and transparent
case back to reveal its new automatic movement the result of a partnership
Cartier, Shelton, CT; (203) 925-6400.
|On Jaeger-LeCoultre's Master Black Geographic, the names of 24 cities, one
in each of the world's 24 time zones, are inscribed in the aperture at the
6 o'clock position. A second time-zone subdial, power reserve indicator
and day/night indicator are also clearly marked.|
Jaeger-LeCoultre, Winchester, VA; (800) 552-8463.
|From Daniel Mink's new Intrinsic Collection, this automatic Reserve de Marche
complication shows its Swiss movement through a transparent case back. It's
made in all steel or steel with 18k bezel, a choice of dial colors and alligator
strap or steel bracelet. Retail, $1,395 to $2,095.|
Daniel Mink Switzerland, New York, NY; (800) 221-6465.
|The first model from the "new" Gucci Timepieces, this women's
2305 watch features polished steel, deployment push-button clasp, curved
sapphire crystal and Ronda quartz movement. Also sold in goldplated model.|
Gucci Timepieces, Irvine, CA; (714) 472-0900.
|This automatic GMT watch from Burett features extra-large size, steel and
gold, day/date, black dial and water resistance to 660 feet. Suggested retail,
Burett Swiss Sport Watches Secaucus, NJ; (888) 828-7388.
|Mondaine's chronograph has four timing functions plus an added feature for
ease of use: a convex mineral crystal for slight magnification.|
Mondaine, Precise International, Orangeburg, NY; (800) 431-2996.
|Maurice Lacroix's multifunction Masterpiece model indicates seconds, minutes,
hours, date, day, month and moon phases. A sapphire crystal back reveals
the 31 wheels and many of the 1,486 teeth inside the hand-decorated and
enhanced automatic ETA movement.|
Maurice Lacroix, Encino, CA; (800) 794-7736.
|The Chronoswiss Kairos chronograph features a slim manual Lemania movement
for men or women in search of craftsmanship with less bulk (34mm case diameter).
It comes with a sterling silver dial; 18k gold, 18k/steel (shown) or all-steel
case; and a leather bracelet. Retail: $5,900.|
Chronoswiss, Bellport, NY; (516) 776-1135.
|Blancpain's steel GMT is the second in the Sea-Land-Sky series. The automatic
movement is assembled, decorated and finished by hand and features a 100-hour
power reserve. Double anti-reflective sapphire crystal and water resistance
to 300 feet are standard.|
Blancpain, New York, NY; (212) 594-3322.
|To meet the needs of sport watch wearers, Speidel developed some expansion
bracelets with a black rubber finish and some in titanium carbide. A dual-tone
finish is available, as are extra-long models for men's watches. A new motion
display is available.|
Hirsch Speidel, Providence, RI; (401) 421-8600.
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