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September 1999

Timepieces New Products

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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 here.

– 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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