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November 1999

Timepieces: New Products

Ladies' Choice

Elegant, sporty and high-fashion timepieces in time for the gift-giving season

As the holiday shopping season heads into full swing, you'll no doubt see many gifts for women cross your showcase. Sales are up this year for all types and prices of watches for women, and the choices have increased right along with sales. Here are just a few to consider.

by Michael Thompson

The Swiss-made Rotary Monaco comes with a matching bracelet. The steel case and bracelet are accented with Austrian crystals, the face is porcelain and the watch crystal is sapphire. Suggested retail, $495. Rotary Watches USA, Bohemia, NY; (516) 244-1675,
Ebel's Satya is made in 18k yellow or white gold with a leather strap or gold bracelet. A convex sapphire crystal protects the face, which comes in mother of pearl with a diamond or in silver (shown). The leather version features a karat gold folding clasp. Suggested retail, $5,150 retail ($4,800 for a mini version). Ebel, New York, NY;
(212) 888-3235.

The Ego from Damiani now features a Milanese Stitch steel bracelet. The watch is available in all-steel or steel with diamond accents. Faces come in white, black or antique pink. Suggested retail, $2,200.
Damiani, New York, NY; (212) 399-0664.
A sporty look from Momo Design, this all-steel women's chronograph features a screw-in case back, screw-down crown and sapphire crystal. Faces come in yellow, red, black, blue or silver. Suggested retail, $695.
Momo Design, Miami, FL; (305) 461-3585,

The new 18k yellow gold and diamond Calatrava for women continues Patek Philippe's look toward the feminine wrist. The watch is set with 99 diamonds weighing about 1.05 carats. Suggested retail, $12,200. Available in white gold for $12,500. Patek Philippe, New York, NY; (212) 581-0870,
Michel Herbelin's new Kharga for women and men has a steel bracelet, sapphire crystal and optional leather strap. Retail, $795. A gold-plated and steel model is available.
Michel Herbelin, Miami Beach, FL; (800) 725-7047,

Alfex brings back the oversized look it debuted in 1971 with this new 2-in. diameter women's watch. It comes in brushed steel or gold-tone with a 1-in. inch-wide Cabretta leather strap. Suggested retail, $250. Alfex, New York, NY; (212) 696-1881,
Seiko's Le Grand Sport line for women now includes these models. The model at right is gold-tone and steel; the other features a gold - tone case and bracelet. Both have a cabochon crown, date and 165 feet of water resistance, and both are $270 suggested retail. Seiko Corp. of America, Mahwah, NJ; (201) 529-5730,

The latest Sabi watch from Henry Dunay features an 18k gold case and bracelet with 319 diamonds on the dial and bezel. Suggested retail, $33,550. Henry Dunay, New York, NY; (800) 888-2525.
The Belt watch by Hermès has a steel case and handcrafted leather strap. Each watch comes with two straps, which are available in a choice of colors and styles. Suggested retail, $1,300 to $1,800. Hermès Watch Co., San Francisco, CA; (800) 757-7555.

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