Fortis – New Releases 2013



Fortis has a nice line up of new additions this year.  To start, the ever popular Spacematic line as a couple of new variations.  The vintage inspired Spacematic Classic will be coming out later this year in 2 styles.  The white dial variation (as pictured) and also a black dial version.  The 40mm watch will have an ETA 2836-2 movement and a variety of strap options in leather, silicone, NATO and stainless steel. Continue reading

Jean Richard And Skywire Live With Nik Wallenda

Jean Richard Partners with Nik Wallenda

A new brand to AZ Fine Time, Jean Richard, has recently partnered up with daredevil and tight wire artist Nik Wallenda.  This coming Sunday, Nik will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon, over 1,500 ft high, without the security of a safety net.  Nik comes from a family of tight rope walkers.  Over 200 years and 7 generations have been involved in this aerobatic act, and Nik is no exception.  He has trained immensely in order to ensure his safety, and is more than confident in accomplishing this feat.  To see  the event live as it happens, you can tune into the Discovery Channel or at 8pm EST or 5pm PST.

We are looking forward to receiving the Jean Richard brand in store  by the beginning of July.  They have some truly incredible timepieces, which you can see HERE.  Other brand ambassadors for Jean Richard include yachtsman Franck Cammas, wildlife photographer Nick Brandt, and heroic pilot Capt. Chesley Sullenberger.

Video Interview with Seiko 2013

During the recent JCK watch and jewelry show in Las Vegas, we had an opportunity to sit down and talk to Seiko USA about a few of their new limited edition releases.  See the video below…

There’s that and a lot more coming from Seiko this year.  Not to mention the Astron GPS Party and the Grand Seiko Roadshow will be coming back to AZ Fine Time!  Stand by for the dates.


Citizen Eco-Drive EYES AO9010-02A

Citizen Eco-Drive EYES AO9010-02A

Now that the Citizen Eco-Drive EYES has been launched as an official limited edition watch, AZ Fine Time is proud to say that we were fortunate enough to get our hands on a few more.  Previously, I had reviewed the black version AO9010-02E (which is also back in stock), but I did not have the opportunity to show off the white dial variation AO9010-02A.  Our 1st allotment went quick, and I anticipate the same for our latest shipment. Continue reading

Casio Pro Trek Manaslu PRX7001T-7 – Review

ProTrek Manaslu PRX7001T-7

One of the most complicated Casio’s to ever hit the market has got to be the Pro Trek Manaslu Special PRX7001T-7.  This piece debuted at Basel Fair 2012 and 1st became available for sale April of 2013.  The 1st piece we received came and left so quickly, we didn’t even have a chance to review it.  Today, we received the piece back in stock (will hopefully have a couple more soon) and had to work fast before it left.  So now… On to what makes this piece so incredible. Continue reading

New Seiko Monster Limited Editions SRP453 And SRP455

Seiko Monster Limited Edition SRP453

Seiko Monster Limited Edition SRP453

Seiko Monster Limited Edition SRP455

Seiko Monster Limited Edition SRP455

With the release of the new Seiko Monster variations in Japan last year ,many in the states wondered if there will be any new monsters featuring the new 4R36 movement.  Well, there is!  Two new models of Monster will be coming to the US in a limited edition form.  The SRP453 and SRP455 will be brought to the US later this year as a part of Seiko’s 100th Anniversary of watchmaking.   Both models will have a gradient blue dial with stainless steel case and blue bezel.  The hands and crown will be yellow gold plated.  The MSRP on the shrouded SRP453 will be $550 and the SRP455 will list for $495.  Looks like there will be about 1,000 of each style.

Keep an eye on AZFT for more info and better pics!

Citizen 2013 – New Releases

Citizen Has a ton of great new introductions this year.  While there are far too many to cover in one post, we’ll get started with some of the core products we’ll see by this fall, some of which are already shipping.

Citizen Eco-Drive Altichron BN5035-02F

Citizen Eco-Drive Altichron BN5035-02F

One of the most exciting pieces is going to the the new Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Altichron.  There will be 2 core models available BN5030-06E (Titanium) and BN5035-02F (black coated).  The primary functions on the Altichron are going to be analog display altimeter and compass.  The Altimeter on this style can read up to as low as -300m and as high as 10,000m.  Both functions can be ran simultaneously with the time keeping.  MSRP should be $850 and $995. Continue reading