Timepieces New Products
Just In Time
New watches can help you benefit from a strong economy
and holiday shopping
New designs continue to reach showcases from most major watch
manufacturers. Once limited to spring, introductions of fashion
and sport watches are becoming more of a year-round occurrence.
Eager to take advantage of a growing and enthusiastic consumer
demand for watches, numerous companies have introduced new models
tailored for summer and fall sales. In fact, new models from
established brands, new brands and companies new to the U.S.
have generated the widest timepiece selection ever available
by Michael Thompson
||The cK Seasons line is available in a variety
of smooth leather strap colors with matching dials. Sizes for
men and women feature steel cases and ETA quartz movements. Suggested
retail, $125. cK Watches, Weehawken, NJ; (201) 271-4752.
|Nina Ricci introduces a women's steel
watch with black, brown or ivory dial. Fully Swiss-made. Nina
Ricci, Time Ave. S.A, Vaumarcus, Switzerland, (41-32) 836-3700,
fax (41-32) 836-3701.
||From master watchmaker Roger Dubuis comes MuchMore,
a large watch (25mm x 33mm) with rose gold case and hand-engraved
mechanical movement. All Dubuis watches bear the Geneva Quality
Hallmark. Retail, $10,600. Helvetia Time Corp., Wilkes - Barre,
PA; (570) 822-1900.
|Calypso's Sea Tech steel - and - aluminum collection
is aimed at younger consumers. Water resistant to 330 feet, this
chronograph features a design also seen in the brand's standard
analog and ana-digital models. Suggested retail, $99. Festina
USA, Nanuet, NY; (914) 623-8525,
||Nobel's newest stainless steel watch features
a high-polish curved face and bracelet, Swiss movement, curved
sapphire crystal and date indicator. Either size, $395 retail.
Nobel Watch Co., New York City; (212) 785-2040,
|New to Bulova's Millennia collection, this perpetual
calendar is also a chronograph with domed crystal, screw - down
case back and blue or black dial. Suggested retail, $550 as shown,
$525 for black dial. Bulova, Woodside, NY; (800) A-BULOVA.
||With stainless steel "T" links on the
bracelet, the new Tissot T Collection for women has four dial
color options, sapphire crystal and two sizes. Suggested retail,
starting at $325. Tissot, Weehawken, NJ; (201) 271-1400, www.tissot.ch.
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