Professional Jeweler Archive: Spring Leaning

May 2002

Timepieces/New Products

Spring Leaning

A focus on feminine pieces

Spring debuts always include the full range of watches to allow your store time to choose for the rest of the year. But in May, women’s timepieces are often the focus of much selling energy – and sales. From last month’s Swiss debuts, we’ve gathered several women’s models that suit spring well and included two watches with unique movements for all to enjoy.

– by Michael Thompson

The Swing Collection features glossy, solid steel cases that slide on rubber or Milanese steel bracelets and a bangle model. Dials are silver and black with a checkered pattern. Each also includes a black stone crown.

Hugo Boss, Wilkes-Barre, PA: (570) 822-1900.

The 18k red gold Lady Celebrity shines with an engine-turned dial, automatic movement and rounded tonneau shape. The model at left is limited to 300 watches. The one at right has 173 diamonds (2.6 carats) and is a limited series of 100.

Dubey & Schaldenbrand, Miami Beach, FL, (305) 672-7272.

The Capeland for Ladies maintains the Capeland look but features a quartz movement and adds 28 VVSI diamonds on the bezel and diamond hour markers.

Baume & Mercier, New York City; (212) 909-0444,

This new Elite Dual Time model features Zenith’s own Elite 682 automatic movement. The wearer sets the 24-hour hand for the second time zone using the button at 10 o’clock. The watch is made in steel or 18k white, rose or yellow gold. The dial is silver, the indicators are hand-applied and the small seconds hand is placed over a guilloche sun motif.

Zenith, Springfield, NJ; (937) 467-1890,

Highlighting the 2002 Swiss Army Brands collections are nine extra small classic watches designed for women. Shown here is the New Officer’s LS small gray rectangle watch. Suggested retail, $375.

Swiss Army Brands, Shelton, CT, (800) 243-4045,

These Danish-designed quartz models from the Black & White Collection are made with hypoallergenic solid stainless steel. Leather bands are white or black. Suggested retail, $85.

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

Patek Philippe uses the technology developed for its Star Caliber 2000 pocket watches in this Sky Moon watch. The automatic movement depicts the progression of the stars, the moon’s orbit and phases, and the sky over Geneva. One crown adjusts the hands, the other corrects the astronomical indications.

Patek Philippe, New York City; (212) 218-1240,

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