Autumn Time

October 1998

Timepieces:New Products

Autumn Time

Colorful watches usher in fall selling season

Pastel faces and leather bracelets in nearly as many shades as the leaves of October fall from many branches of the watch world.

Here are a few of the latest choices, from designer looks to traditional lines. Also, turn the page for three new clocks that add options to any jeweler's showcase.

– by Michael Thompson

Chaumet offers these pastel mother-of-pearl dials with matching satin straps, 12-diamond hour indicators and diamond-set steel bezels. Suggested retail, $4,750.
Eurotime, New Rochelle, NY; (914) 235-6261.

This steel version of a new men's watch in Chopard's St. Moritz Collection features automatic movement and water resistance to 198 feet. Also available in white gold and yellow gold.
Chopard, New York, NY; (800) CHOPARD,

With a 16-month power reserve, low-start indicator and time reset advisory, the SolarTech 500 light-powered models from Citizen have set new standards. Here in all-steel and two-tone, the line is $295 to $450 suggested retail.
Citizen Watch Co. of America, Lyndhurst, NJ; (201) 438-8150,

Modern alarm clock is made of solid aluminum set askew on a gold-tone cylinder. Suggested retail, $59.95.
Bulova, Woodside, NY; (800) A-BULOVA.

Wenger's classic Standard Issue, featuring Swiss ETA quartz movement with date, now comes with a copper or blue dial (shown) and leather strap or steel bracelet. Retail, $135 for leather, $150 for steel.
Precise International, Orangeburg, NY; (800) 447-7422,

Designer Wendy Brigode of "Tin Cup" pearl jewelry fame places colorful mother-of-pearl dials into her own Swiss-made line of sterling silver watches. Crocodile leather straps also come in a variety of colors. Retail, $700.
Wendy Brigode, Encino, CA; (818) 783-4596.

 Italian fashion designer Marina Sechi combines nickel-free titanium with gold accents in this women's watch from Boccia. Suggested retail, $105.
Boccia, Framingham, MA; (800) 360-2586,

Brass miniature clocks feature a variety of themes, each with a quartz movement. Suggested retail, $69.95.
Linden, Providence, RI; (800) 556-7354.

Solid oak mantle clocks feature Westminster/Whittington quarter-hour chimes and hourly strike with volume control and nighttime silencer. Suggested retail, $200.
Seiko Corp. of America, Mahwah, NJ; (201) 529-5730,



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