Professional Jeweler Archive: Gifts, Gold and Glitter

December 2000

Timepieces/New Products

Gifts, Gold and Glitter

Good timing for the holidays

Skagen’s new line of goldplated, nickel-free watches includes this thin, rectangular style with mesh bracelet. Retail, $100-$130.

Skagen Designs Ltd., Reno, NV; (800) 937-3576,

The first women’s line from Roger Dubuis includes this Jewellery Lady MuchMore model with 18k white gold case set with 50 diamonds. The manual handcrafted movement is marked with the Geneva Quality Hallmark. As with each model in the Dubuis line, only 28 have been made in each of three sizes. Retail, $18,000-$23,600.

Roger Dubuis North America, Wilkes-Barre, PA; (570) 970-8888.

Patek Philippe debuts the Gondolo Cabriolet, a men’s watch inspired by one of the company’s Art Deco designs from the 1920s. The Gondolo Cabriolet has a 52-piece square case in 18k rose and white gold. Retail, $13,800.

Patek Philippe, New York, NY; (212) 581-0870,

New to the Eco-Drive Modena line, this women’s model features a stainless steel bracelet and elliptical bezel set with 46 Swarovski crystals. As with all Eco-Drive models, no battery is needed. The Modena line is $375-$450 retail.

Citizen Watch Co. of America, Lyndhurst, NJ; (201) 438-8150,

The Opex Robinsonne features a translucent resin bracelet that allows the steel case to remain visible. Available in a variety of colors. Suggested retail, $75.

Opex, Norwalk, CT; (203) 866-3787.

This Bowen mantle clock from Linden features a free-standing brass skeleton movement with Roman dial and stationary brass pendulum. The case and top are mahogany-finished wood. Suggested retail, $250.

Linden, Providence, RI; (401) 943-4230.

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