TWO NEW WATCH COLLECTIONS MAKE THEIR DEBUTS, AND SOME OLD TIMEPIECES MAKE A COMEBACK.
A New Angle
NEW YORK — S.T. Dupont, the fine leather goods, smoking and writing accessories company established in 1872, has added a new watch collection called Geometrie.
According to Alain de Charrette, president, “Geometrie was a natural progression in the S.T. Dupont product strategy and is a modern reinterpretation of S.T. Dupont traditional values — a pure, elegant design with geometric precision.”
The design is sleek, clean and updated. Launched this month, it targets the luxury consumer with unisex-styled watches offered in small, medium and large sizes. They come in stainless steel, solid 18-karat gold and leather straps. The line will be available at speciality stores nationwide and can be specially ordered. Prices range from $945 to $19,300 for the large 18-karat, solid gold watch.
NEW YORK — Giorgio Armani has entered a new time zone with the launch of his new Emporio Armani Orologi watch line, consisting of sleek, classic watches in brass, stainless steel and leather. According to the designer, “The collection reflects my sense of the dynamic between tradition and modernity, always with quality materials and clean designs.” The watches in question range from vintage-inspired designs with leather straps to delicate, feminine bracelet-band styles to more sporty streamlined pieces. Available at Emporio Armani boutiques, they retail from $125 to $500.
NEW YORK — Baume & Mercier is going on tour. A 38-piece collection from the company’s archives in Geneva has been traveling around the U.S. and will arrive at the Tourneau Time Machine on Nov. 19.
Watches from the Twenties through the present will be on display. Highlights include a platinum and diamond watch circa 1920, on a delicate white leather bracelet, and the 1973 Galaxy watch, which features a large, black face bordered by a row of diamonds set in white gold.
“Customers can see the company’s history in these three dozen watches,” said Steven P. Kaiser, Baume & Mercier’s president. “They come to understand that watchmaking is more than a technique or a business. It’s an art form.”