More Than Time


July 1998

Timepieces:New Products

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 size.

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 with Girard-Perregaux.
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, $1,000.
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.

Copyright © 1998 by Bond Communications.


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