March 1998

Timepieces:New Products


Fresh Looks for a New Season

Spring begins to warm winter's chill this month, and you're probably preparing for Mother's Day gift shoppers. The watches you sell for this occasion are likely to be dressy and traditional, though the casual buyer in the market for her own watch for work or play may go for something more colorful or sporty. Here's a selection of timepieces to satisfy both types of buyers.

New models from the sterling silver women's bangle collection by Anne Klein include these two with square cases, blue hands and applied indices. All feature Swiss movements. Suggested retail, $150.
Anne Klein, Long Island City, NY;(718) 784-0700.

Baume & Mercier's Ilea Byzance features an 18k gold case, diamond bezel and markers, sapphire cabochon crown, sapphire crystal and mother-of-pearl dial. Suggested retail, $9,900 ($8,900 for the mini-Byzance at right).
Baume & Mercier, New York, NY; (212) 593-0444, www.baume-et-mercier.com.

Yves Saint Laurent celebrates its 40th anniversary with a heart-shaped watch featuring silver-tone or gold-tone bracelet with interlocking hearts, silver-tone or gold-tone bangles and patent leather straps. Retail, $175 to $325.
Yves Saint Laurent, Lyndhurst, NJ; (201) 438-8150, www.citizenwatch.com.

New from the Boutique collection, this dual-time zone watch from Daniel Mink Switzerland features a silver dial with two ETA movements, goldplated case and brown leather strap. Suggested retail, $395.
Daniel Mink Switzerland, Miami Beach, FL; (305) 531-6465.

From the new Coach classic collection, this buckle-shaped bezel model called Legacy features the Coach logo and features a leather strap available in three colors. Classic collection is $195-$395 retail. Sport models, $450 to $795. Sport Elegant models, $295-$695.
Movado Group, Lyndhurst, NJ; (201) 460-3555, www.movado.com.


This classic tank-shape women's watch features 18k goldplated raised markers, Swiss movement, leather strap and sapphire crystal. Retail, $295.
A.T. Cross Co., Lincoln, RI; (410) 333-1200.

Festina USA, which recently opened its new U.S. office, offers Mecaquartz, which converts the user's movements into electrical energy, eliminating the need for a battery. Stainless steel bracelet and case ($325 retail) or with leather strap ($275).
Festina USA, Nanuet, NY; (914) 623-8525.

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