Professional Jeweler Archive: Variety Show

September 2002

Timpieces/New Products

Variety Show

New colors and shapes are fun and appealing

Many new watches sport new case shapes and images. In addition to the cushion-case revival this year, some brands are expanding their image with new looks, colors and styles. Here are a few recent examples.

– by Michael Thompson

This limited edition (1,000) Joy Watch is the first for Moissanite specialist Charles & Colvard. Part of the Gioielli Moiss collection, the women’s stainless steel model has 28 2mm moissanite jewels set in the bezel and is water resistant to 99 feet. Suggested retail, $699.

Charles & Colvard, Morrisville, NC; (919) 468-0399,

The Euro 251 from Skagen Designs features large cushion-shaped and curved steel case, slate gray dial, day/date indicator and thick leather strap. With its screw-down crown, it is water resistant to 333 feet and has a steel strap keeper plus movable leather keeper for extra strap support. The seconds hand is red-tipped for easy viewing. Suggested retail, $85.

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

These models in the new “Love, Peace and Hope” line were created by jewelry designer Udi Behr for Lucien Piccard. The line encompasses 72 styles with colorful leather straps and features crystals and symbols on the dials and bezels. Arrow-shaped hands point to large numerals on a bold dial. Suggested retail for models shown is $300. The line starts at $200.

Lucien Piccard, Brooklyn, NY; (866) 579-2824.

Move 1, a new watch line from Fred featuring a rounded square dial, is made in two sizes of steel (shown in large) and in 18k yellow or white gold with bracelet or strap. Diamond models are available also, as is a choice of quartz or automatic movement in some models. The Fred monogram is engraved on the case and is seen as a dial pattern that shimmers according to light conditions. The line will be available in late fall for distribution through fine jewelry retailers. Suggested retail, $1,550 for the model shown.
Fred, Beverly Hills, CA; (310) 276-1277.
This San Diego model by Auguste Reymond uses an original Unitas 6425 manual movement the company made in the 1960s. It’s been restored and fully decorated and is visible through the sapphire case back. The watch is made in a numbered, limited series of 999. Fifty are being made only for the U.S. with an 18k rose gold case and silver guilloche dial. Suggested retail, $1,100 for the steel model, $5,500 for rose gold.

Auguste Reymond, Flower Mound, TX; (940) 484-4976,

Ikepod’s newest shape, the Platypus, has 12 slots that allow viewing the certified chronometer automatic movement. The case comes in steel, steel with black PVD coating, or pink, yellow or white 18k gold. Six dial colors and a rubber or leather strap are available.

Ikepod, Ringwood, NJ; (866) 4IKEPOD,

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