JEANRICHARD – Live From Basel

This year had an entire arsenal of new watches, ranging in a wide variety of color combos, new techniques and impressive, stunning designs.  We are proud to bring you all of the  new models introduced by one of our favorite brands, JEANRICHARD.

JEANRICHARD 1681 DLC 60320-11-652-HB6A

JEANRICHARD 1681 DLC 60320-11-652-HB6A

We’ve seen some intro’s online of some of the new models introduced by the brand.  One of which was their Nocturnal collection.  The 1681 series has an all black sand blasted DLC finish with black matt dial, and features their in-house manufactured JR1000 movement.

JEANRICHARD 1681 DLC 60320-11-851-HB6A

JEANRICHARD 1681 DLC 60320-11-851-HB6A

Very similar to the all black version, JR also introduced a beige grained dial variation, adding legibility to the line up.

JEANRICHARD 1681 Brown PVD 60320-11-653-HB6A

JEANRICHARD 1681 Brown PVD 60320-11-653-HB6A

Also added to the 1681 lineup is a new take of PVD coating in brown.  The sandblasted finish looks very impressive in person, and will actually patina over time.

JEANRICHARD 1681 Brown PVD 60320-11-852-FKBA

JEANRICHARD 1681 Brown PVD 60320-11-852-FKBA

Basically, over time, the finish of the PVD color will start to slightly change color over time, giving even more character to an already gorgeous piece.  This patina is something we have not seen in a coating finish before.  Pretty incredible stuff by our friends at JEANRICHARD.

JEANRICHARD 1681 Blue Lacquer 18k Gold 60330-52-401-BB40-1

JEANRICHARD 1681 Blue Lacquer 18k Gold 60330-52-401-BB40-1

The 1681 series has also introduced 2 new blue lacquer dials as seen before in there Terrascope series.  The first model is pictured in in an 18k pink gold and features there JR1090 movement, with small seconds at 9:00.  This model will come on a dark blue alligator strap.

JEANRICHARD 1681 Blue Lacquer Steel

JEANRICHARD 1681 Blue Lacquer Steel

The stainless steel variant with blue lacquer contains their JR1000 movement with central seconds and arabic numerals.  The highly polished case with vibrant blue calfskin strap are another great addition to the series.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand White 60660-21G751-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand White 60660-21G751-FK6A

As a whole new variation of the Aeroscope series, the 3 handed Aeroscopes will come in a nice variety of matt colors including, white, black, grey, blue and green.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand Black 60660-21G651-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand Black 60660-21G651-FK6A

All the cases on the 3 hand Aeroscopes will come in a sandblasted finish with 60 minute bezel.  This is a new take on the finish, as previous Aeroscope chrono’s had satin and high polish finish.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand Grey 60660-21G251-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand Grey 60660-21G251-FK6A

Another interesting attribute of the line up is the numerals/indexes used in the series.  They are actually 3D printed out of luminous material, making the numerals glow not only on the top, but also on the sides.  A new and unique feature by JR.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand Green 60660-21BA51-FK6A-1

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand Green 60660-21BA51-FK6A-1

The matt colored dials are outstanding looking in person.  The military green especially.  These are not the typical vibrant colors you typically see from the brand.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand Blue 60660-21B451-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand Blue 60660-21B451-FK6A

The dark navy blue dial is also very impressive. The 44mm cases on both the blue and green are finished in a sandblasted DLC finish, giving even more variety to the line up.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Honeycomb 60650-21L752-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Honeycomb 60650-21L752-FK6A

Also newly added to the Aeroscope series is a sandblasted set of chronographs.  The case design is still the same and also still uses grade 5 titanium, but the new finish makes it clear visually that these models are indeed titanium.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Honeycomb 60650-21L654-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Honeycomb 60650-21L654-FK6A

The bezel on these new Aeroscopes now feature a tachymeter instead of a 60 minute counter.  Very appropriate for a chrono, and also contributes a lot to the look.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Honeycomb 60650-21L252-FK6A-1

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Honeycomb 60650-21L252-FK6A-1

This new series also has a new dial design.  Instead of using the vertical satin finish, they will all have a very cool honeycomb textured dial.  It’s not subtle, easily being seen at first glance, and looks incredible in person.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Honeycomb 60650-21M652-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Honeycomb 60650-21M652-FK6A

There will as be a sandblasted DLC variation in the series.  Only the black honeycomb dial will come in the DLC case.  The tachymeter and numerals will be highlighted in white, and the red second hand gives that little bit of extra character.

JEANRICHARD Aquascope White Matt Dial Blue Bezel 60400-11D705-FK4A

JEANRICHARD Aquascope White Matt Dial Blue Bezel 60400-11D705-FK4A

The Aquascope series added a few new models, and one of the favorites in the JR booth was the new blue bezel with white matt dial.  The indexes are slightly different, being attached to the chapter ring instead of the dial, making them float above the dial.  Very impressive.

JEANRICHARD Aquascope "Hokusai" Grey 60400-11B402-FK4A-1

JEANRICHARD Aquascope “Hokusai” Grey 60400-11B402-FK4A-1

The pre-Basel launch of the “Hokusai” series was incredibly well received even before landing here in Basel.  The series features beautifully embossed dials with the artists “Great Wave of Kanangawa” texture.  1st in the series is the grey dial, which is far more impressive in person as compared to the pictures online.  All of these models will be very limited, and the grey dial in particular will be exclusive to AZ Fine Time in the USA.

JEANRICHARD Aquascope "Hokusai" Blue 60400-11B402-FK4A-1

JEANRICHARD Aquascope “Hokusai” Blue 60400-11B402-FK4A-1

One of my personal favorites is the blue variation.  I’ve always loved the standard Aquascope, blue dial, and this model just bumped that love up one more level.  Seeing as these pieces are made to celebrate 150 years of Swiss – Japanese relations, I felt it was only appropriate to add one to my collection.  This blue “Hokusai” is inbound and soon to be on my wrist.

JEANRICHARD Aquascope "Hokusai" Black Blue 60400-11-G606-FK6A-1

JEANRICHARD Aquascope “Hokusai” Black Blue 60400-11-G606-FK6A-1

There were also 2 surprise models in the “Hokusai” series.  The 1st is black dialed, PVD coated variant, with cool blue accents.

JEANRICHARD Aquascope "Hokusai" Black Red 60400-11G608-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Aquascope “Hokusai” Black Red 60400-11G608-FK6A

The second model is virtually the same, but using luminous red accents for the indexes and hands.  Both pieces are stunning in person.

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Bronze Dial 60500-11-20D-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Bronze Dial 60500-11-20D-FK6A

 

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Bronze Dial 60500-11-602-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Bronze Dial 60500-11-602-FK6A

The Terrascope series had a whole lot of new models added to the line.  Two of the models have a very unique bronze dial, that has a scratched up texture to it.  These are both very impressive in person.  One of which is all steel finish and comes on a matching brown pin ostrich strap giving a more dressy look.  The other comes on rubber strap with PVD coated inner case, giving a little more sportiness.  Both look outstanding.

JEANRICHARD Terrascope 60500-11-20D-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Terrascope 60500-11-20D-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Beige Grained Dial DLC 60500-11-802-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Beige Grained Dial DLC 60500-11-802-FK6A

60500-56-602-BB60

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Black Matt Dial DLC Pink Gold 60500-56-603-BB60

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Black Matt Dial DLC Pink Gold 60500-56-603-BB60

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Grey Matt Dial DLC Pink Gold 60500-56-207-BB60

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Grey Matt Dial DLC Pink Gold 60500-56-207-BB60

There are quite a few black toned models in the assortment of new Terrascope’s.  The color combos are excellent, varying DLC with combo’s of gold tone on the dial or bezel, or case sides.  Basically, you have a ton of new, ultra-cool models can touch on any style.

JeanRichard Art Series Paintsplash

JeanRichard Art Series Paintsplash

JeanRichard Art Series Paintsplash

JeanRichard Art Series Paintsplash

JeanRichard Art Series Paintsplash

JeanRichard Art Series Paintsplash

A new art series was also debuted with very colorful, unique paint splash designs on the dial and strap.  There is one model in the line up that does not have color, but white paint splashes.

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Art series Colors Aluminum Titanium 60500-10-702-FK4A

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Art series Colors Aluminum Titanium 60500-10-702-FK4A

Probably one of the most unique and colorful JR’s is the new Terrascope that has a specially treated aluminum case.  A green bezel, orange inner case and blue case side inserts make for something we have not seen before.  The white matt dial has blue indexes with orange luminous material at the tips and on the hands.  The case back on this piece is the only part not treated aluminum, but titanium, ,keeping the weight extremely light.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Red Arsenal

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Red Arsenal

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Silver Arsenal

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Silver Arsenal

In collaboration with their new partner Arsenal Soccer Club, JEANRICHD has launched two new models with the team.  There will be a DLC coated Aeroscope chronograph with red honeycomb dial, and red carbon composite bumpers around the pushers.  The continuos running second hand sub-dial has the Arsenal cannon logo for the hand.  The Terrascope is slightly more subdued, with vertical satin silver dial, black chapter ring, and red luminous material at the tip of the index and for the hands.  The Arsenal cannon logo is located right above the 6:00.

 

Tons of great new things from JEANRICHARD this year, very exciting and most all of these products should be out by June!

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Casio – Live From Baselworld 2014

CasioBooth

Casio was actually one of the 1st meetings we had here at Baselworld.  As one of our strongest growing brands, we knew Casio would have some amazing new technology down the road, and this year is a perfect example!  We are extremely proud to bring you… the new Basel releases for Casio.

G-Shock GPS Hybrid Multi-Band 6 GPW1000-1A

G-Shock GPS Hybrid Multi-Band 6 GPW1000-1A

 

G-Shock GPS Hybrid Multi-Band 6 GPW1000-1A

G-Shock GPS Hybrid Multi-Band 6 GPW1000-1A

1st, we introduce the new G-Shock Hybrid GPS!!!  This new introduction will feature not only GPS capability with self-adjusting timezones, but also Multi-Band 6 (if in range of a tower), to get accuracy updates with less power consumption.  That’s not all the new GPS Hybrid has.  It is also solar powered, has 40 timezones, a 1/20th of a second chronograph (up to 24 minutes), countdown timer, daily alarm feature, and of course, is Triple G resist!  All models will have sapphire crystal with AR coating, and be 56mm wide.  The new module 5410 also has a full auto LED light (as well as Neo-Bright), airplane mode, and world time with 40 cities + UTC.  This is some extremely exciting product from Casio!

 

G-Shock Gulfmaster GWN1000B-1B

G-Shock Gulfmaster GWN1000B-1B

G-Shock Gulfmaster Yellow GWN1000B

G-Shock Gulfmaster Yellow GWN1000B

Another impressive addition to the G-Shock line up is the new Gulfmaster.  The GWN1000B-1B has a triple sensor that can measure azimuth, atmospheric pressure, altitude and temperature, and actually has the capability of letting you know when there has been a sudden change in pressure, allowing you to prepare for the change of weather.  There are tons of other functions too, including a moon phase indicator, tide graph, compass, 1/100th of a second stop watch, world time, count down timer, and 5 alarms with optional hourly signal.  On top of all that, the watch is tough solar, going up to 23 months in the dark before needing to be charged and has Casio’s Smart Access technology for ease of use.  Estimated retail is $500 and the scheduled delivery is sometime in August.

Pro Trek PRW6000Y-1A

Pro Trek PRW6000Y-1A

 

In the Pro Trek line up, the new PRW6000y-1A will feature Smart Access technology, is solar powered, radio controlled, has compass, altimeter, barometer, temperature display, 1/100th of a second stop watch, count down timer, 5 alarms plus a hourly signal option, and if a sudden change in pressure occurs, will sound an alert for change in weather.  This model will feature the new gen 3 sensors, the smallest and lowest power consuming sensor yet.  Estimated retail will be $600, and delivery is scheduled for sometime in April.

 

Pro Trek Manaslu Limited Edition PRX7000BG

Pro Trek Manaslu Limited Edition PRX7000BG

Another exiting edition is a NEW Pro Trek Manaslu!  The PRX7001GF-1 is both black and rose gold plated, giving a new look to the extremely popular technologically advanced analog A-B-C piece.  The estimated retail is $2,100 and scheduled for July delivery.

G-Shock Aviation Gravity Defier GWA1100R-4

G-Shock Aviation Gravity Defier GWA1100R-4

They expanded the selection of Gravity Defier and will now be introduced in a new color scheme in the reference number GWA100R-4.  Retail on this piece will be the same $650, and are estimated to arrive around June.

G-Shock Rangeman Navy Limited Edition GW9400NV

G-Shock Rangeman Navy Limited Edition GW9400NV

G-Shock Mudman Navy Limited Edition G9300NV

G-Shock Mudman Navy Limited Edition G9300NV

G-Shock Frogman Navy Limited Edition GF1000NV

G-Shock Frogman Navy GF1000NV

The navy series of limited edition Rangeman, Mudman and Frogman will be headed stateside.  The series looks very impressive in person.

G-Shock MT-G MTGS1000D

G-Shock MT-G MTGS1000D

G-Shock MT-G Limited Edition (Baselworld Special) MTGS1000BS

G-Shock MT-G Limited Edition (Baselworld Special) MTGS1000BS

Two new additions to the wildly popular MT-G line up are in future.  Both (as all MT-G’s) are going to be extremely limited.  The MTGS1000D will be very similar to the regular stainless steel model, with red accents on the dial, and red resin lining the bracelet.  The MTGS1000BS is going to be even more difficult to get as it is coming in to the US in extremely small increments.  The distressed steel and yellow gold plated LE looks truly impressive, and of course will be in very high demand.

Edifice EQB500 Bluetooth Smart Watch

Edifice EQB500 Bluetooth Smart Watch

Edifice introduced a very impressive use of Bluetooth technology.  Not only will the new EQB500 adjust the time according to your phone, but the Bluetooth is also utilized for recording lap time logs and many other functions.  There is a lot more to come on this piece.

We saw a lot of other cool items at the Casio booth.  Here’s some of the top tier Japanese domestic models.  Not available to the states, but they are still very impressive!

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

Casio Oceanus

G-Shock MR-G

G-Shock MR-G

G-Shock MR-G

G-Shock MR-G

G-Shock MR-G

G-Shock MR-G

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Seiko – Live From Baselworld 2014 -Part 1

AZ Fine Time is proud to bring you the first live look from Seiko’s booth here at Baselworld 2014!!   There are some great anniversaries for Seiko this year, which leads to a ton of great new items releasing in the near future.  Here’s a taste of what you will see delivering to our store over the next several months…

Baselworld

As a part of the Grand Seiko Historical Collection, Seiko commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the 2nd Grand Seiko released, the Self-Dater from 1964.  The collection will consist of 3 40mm Spring Drive models, the silver dialed SBGA103, the blue dialed SBGA105, and the champagne dialed with platinum case SBGA107.  All 3 of these models will utilize the 9R15 Spring Drive movement the US market saw for the 1st time last year in the 18k gold Snowflake models.  This movement contains a specially selected quartz crystal giving a higher accuracy rating of +/-10 seconds a month as compared to the 9R65’s +/-15 seconds a month.  The steel bracelet versions will retail for roughly $6,500 and be limited to 500 pieces for the world,while the platinum piece will retail for roughly $34,500, with only 30 pieces produced total.

 

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Limited Edition Platinum SBGA107

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Limited Edition Platinum SBGA107

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Limited Edition SBGA105

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Limited Edition SBGA105

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Limited Edition SBGA103

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Limited Edition SBGA103

As a part of the same collection, Seiko will have 2 new Grand Seiko Quartz models to pay tribute to the GS Self-Dater.  The silver dialed SBGV009 and black dialed SBGV011 will have 37mm stainless steel cases with black crocodile leather straps.  Each contains the 9F82 quartz caliber with specially selected quartz crystal giving a +/- 5 second a year accuracy rating.  The SBGV009 will be limited to 1,200 pieces for the world, while the SBGV011 will only have 900 pieces.  The estimated retail is roughly $4,000.  The fact that the GS Self-Dater was made in Seiko’s Suwa Seikosha factory (now Seiko Epson) makes these pieces even more special as this is now where they make their Spring Drive and Quartz movements for GS.  Daini Seikosha (now SII) did not start making GS until 1967 with the 44GS we saw reprised last year.

Grand Seiko Quartz Limited Edition Self-Dater Historical Collection SBGV011

Grand Seiko Quartz Limited Edition Self-Dater Historical Collection SBGV011

Grand Seiko Quartz Limited Edition Self-Dater Historical Collection SBGV009

Grand Seiko Quartz Limited Edition Self-Dater Historical Collection SBGV009

Another anniversary this year is the 5 year of the 9S85 Hi-Beat caliber.  In light of this, Seiko not only has a limited edition model (or 2), but has introduced a whole new feature and caliber to the Hi-Beat line up.  The 9S86 movement will feature a GMT with independent moving hour hand and be expressed in 2 regular production models, the white dialed with blue GMT hand SBGJ001 and the black dialed with red GMT hand SBGJ003.  The limited edition variation is labeled as SBGJ005 and have a green dial with gold GMT hand.  All pieces will have the same Hi-Beat case that is 40mm, and the LE pieces will be limited to 600 made for the world with titanium and tungsten rotor in gold tone.  All dials are textured, and exquisite in person.  Prices are estimated to range from $7,000-$8,000.  There are also 3 18k Hi-Beat GMT Special’s on the horizon, not on display, but they are coming.

Grand Seiko Hi-Beat GMT 9S86 Limited Edition SBGJ005

Grand Seiko Hi-Beat GMT 9S86 Limited Edition SBGJ005

Grand Seiko Hi-Beat GMT 9S86 SBGJ003

Grand Seiko Hi-Beat GMT 9S86 SBGJ003

Grand Seiko Hi-Beat GMT 9S86 SBGJ001

Grand Seiko Hi-Beat GMT 9S86 SBGJ001

Aside from all the anniversary type pieces, Grand Seiko is finally expanding their 9F Quartz collection.  The introduction of the SBGV005 with champagne dial and the SBGV007 with black dial, will have the same 40mm stainless steel case and bracelet as found on last years 44GS automatic limited editions.  Prices are estimated to be in the $3,500 range.

Grand Seiko Quartz SBGV005

Grand Seiko Quartz SBGV005

Grand Seiko Quartz SBGV007

Grand Seiko Quartz SBGV007

Galante will also have a new addition labeled the “Snow Leopard”.  This limited model will have a white dial, white leather strap and incredible design.  More information soon to come.

 

Seiko Galante Snow Leopard

Seiko Galante Snow Leopard

And now the news everyone has been waiting for…  Prospex will finally be available in select styles in the US!!!  I hate to leave you hanging, but there will be more to come…

 

Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT

Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT

Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT

Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT

SeikoProspexMonsters

SeikoProspexMonster

And one of the biggest advancements in tech for Seiko is the release of the NEW Astron GPS Solar CHRONOGRAPH!!  Utilizing the 8X82, not only will Astron have a completely new function, but also smaller size at 45mm wide, 13.3mm thick.  The new series will consist of many models, with SBXB001 as the new flagship limited edition.  Stand by for a whole lot of news on these new releases…

 

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph SBXB001

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph Limited Edition SBXB001

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph SBXB003

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph SBXB003

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph SBXB005

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph SBXB005

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph Ladies

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph Ladies

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph

All models are officially available for pre-order through AZ Fine Time.  As I mentioned in the beginning, this is only a taste of what is to come.  Stand by for much much more on the AZFT Blog, from Seiko and all the other brands we carry!  Here’s a little teaser of something else we love…

credor minute repeater GBLS998

credor minute repeater GBLS998

Prices, quantities and availability are subject to change 

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Follow AZ Fine Time Live at Baselworld 2014

Basel World Fair 2014 AZ Fine Time

 

The boys here at AZ Fine Time are packed and ready to head to Phoenix Sky Harbor and begin our journey to Basel Switzerland for the annual Baselworld Fair!

While we are in Basel, we will be publishing live pictures, video and all the info on the new products from all of our manufactures.  To get everything from Basel, follow us on the following sites

AZ FINE TIME   –   www.azfinetime.com

AZ FINE TIME  BLOG   –   www.azfinetime.wordpress.com/

FACEBOOK   –   www.facebook.com/azfinetime

TWITTER   –   www.twitter.com/AZFineTime

INSTAGRAM   –   www.instagram.com/AZFINETIME

YOUTUBE   –  www.youtube.com/user/azfinetime

We’ll also be posting on www.watchuseek.com as time allows.

Don’t forget to follow us on one or all of the above mentioned sites to get the hands on experience of Basel World.  We are striving to make our readers feel as if they were there and have made some major upgrades to our equipment to do so.  Here are some of the brands you will see in our blog during the fair…

SEIKO

CITIZEN

CASIO

JEANRICHARD

GLYCINE

EBERHARD & CO.

MIDO

LUMINOX

SZANTO

and many, many more.  We’ll also be posting on a wide variety of potential new lines and will be looking for your feedback on the brands.  Stay tuned for more!

Thanks for reading!

Luminox – Pre-Basel Releases

Luminox Color Mark Black Out Bracelet 3052.BO

Luminox Color Mark Black Out Bracelet 3052.BO

Luminox has already launched some new products right before Basel World, some of which, are already in stock here at AZFT.  One of their most popular models is their Color Mark Series 3051.BO also know as the black out.  The latest introduction is a new black polymer bracelet to the watch, making it incredibly light weight and comfortable at only 70g.    This piece is now in stock and retails for $450.

Luminox ANU (Authorized for Navy Use) 4221.CW

Luminox ANU (Authorized for Navy Use) 4221.CW

The addition of a new series labeled as ANU (Authorized for Navy Use).  Luminox has partnered with US Navy Seals for over 20 years in order to create “first line gear”.  The latest addition will be the 4221 series.  These 2 models will have a PVD coated 45mm stainless steel case with anti-reflective sapphire crystal.  They of course us tritium tubes for night legibility and these models will also feature a 8+ year lithium battery.  Pictured is the 4221.CW on nylon black strap.  It will also be available as the 4221 with polyurethane strap and retail for $695.

Luminox SXC PC Carbon GMT 5021 Space travel

Luminox SXC PC Carbon GMT 5021

Last year we saw the start of Luminox’s partnership with the SXC (Space Expedition Corporation) launching a new series of pieces tested for the rigors of their $100,000 private space flights.  The series will consist of both PC Carbon and steel models, all with a GMT feature.  The PC carbon models (pictured above and below, will have a higher carbon content, making the structure more durable than the typical Luminox, and also dulls down the finish.

Luminox SXC PC Carbon GMT 5021.GN

Luminox SXC PC Carbon GMT 5021.GN

The PC Carbon models will retail for $495 and have mineral crystal.  The case size on all models will be 45.5mm and use tritium tubes for all indexes and GMT, hour and minute hand for the carbon styles.

Luminox SXC Steel GMT 5121.GN

Luminox SXC Steel GMT 5121.GN

The stainless steel versions will come in both a gunmetal PVD coating as well as black PVD with steel bezel.  These styles will also have the upgraded sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.  The 5121.GN will have a fabric strap in a gunmetal type color to match the case, and blue contrast stitching.

Luminox SXC Steel GMT 5127

Luminox SXC Steel GMT 5127

Both models will retail for $795 and have tritium tubes for index, hour, minute, second, and GMT hand.  The PVD version with steel bezel has a black leather strap with red contrast stitching.   All of the SXC models will feature the Ronda 515.24 HH6 Swiss Quartz movement with 5 year battery.

This is not everything new from Luminox this year.  To see more, be sure to follow us while we are at the Basel World Fair next week though our sites and various sources of social media HERE.

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Citizen – Pre-Basel Debuts

Citizen Altichron Cirrus Limited Edition BN5044-01E

Citizen Altichron Cirrus Limited Edition BN5044-01E

Last year at Basel World 2013, we had the opportunity to see the Citizen Altichron both in the standard form and the limited model, the Altichron Cirrus.  After almost a year, Citizen will be launching the Citizen Altichron Cirrus Limited Edition BN5044-01E this April!

Citizen Altichron Cirrus Limited Edition BN5044-01E

This new limited edition will have titanium case with both Duratect and DLC coating, anti-reflective coated and domed sapphire crystal, liquid rubber strap and the unique colorful design.  The functionality will be the same with compass, altitude and power reserve display.  The size will be even larger than the core models at 51.5mm wide and 18mm thick.  Only about 20 pieces will be available in the US and will retail at $2,650.  We are currently taking pre-orders for the BN5044-01E with an estimated delivery sometime before the end of April.

Citizen Signature Grand Touring Sport Diver Automatic

Citizen Signature Grand Touring Sport Diver Automatic

If you received this months issue of Watchtime magazine, you most likely saw this ad.  Without anyone having a clue on what may be new to come from Citizen this year, they ran this ad for their new Grand Touring Sport model.  This model will have a 44mm stainless steel case with uni-directional rotating bezel, sapphire crystal and Citizen’s 9012 automatic movement.  There is really no other information on this model as of yet as far as price and availability is concerned.  This will most likely become available sometime this fall, maybe even earlier.

To see a whole lot more exciting Citizen products released at Basel World, be sure to follow our blog and various social media sites HERE!

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JEANRICHARD – Pre-Basel Releases and News

JEANRICHARD Celebrates Japan The Great Wave off Kanagawa

JEANRICHARD Celebrates Japan with “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” Aquascope

JEANRICHARD has been on a roll lately launching new models, signing with great partners, and collaborating with a variety of celebrities.  The latest news in the JR world is their launch of two new Aquascope models, honoring the 150th anniversary of Swiss-Japanese diplomatic relations.

JEANRICHARD Celebrates Japan The Great Wave off Kanagawa

Both of the models in this line up will have a special dial, showing a subtle embossing of “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” ukiyo-e print, by Japanese artist Katsuhika Hokusai from the early 1830’s.  The first variation will have blue dial with blue PVD inner case and a blue rubber strap.

JEANRICHARD Celebrates Japan The Great Wave off KanagawaThe second variation will have a unique grayish type colored dial, black rubber strap and full stainless case.  It appears as if distribution in the US market will be extremely limited.  More info will follow at Basel Fair at the end of this month.

JEANRICHARD Partners with Arsenal Football Club

Some big news from JEANRICHARD is their recent partnership with London’s Arsenal Football Club.  The new relationship between JR and Arsenal has already taken effect and I’m sure there will be some great results from this venture.  The Arsenal soccer team is currently the 4th highest valued soccer club and has an amazing record in the sport, winning 49 straight games in row making them the only team to go the entire Premier League season without a loss in 2003-2004.

JEANRICHARD Nocturnal Adventurers Collection

JEANRICHARD Nocturnal Adventurers Collection

The introduction of the Nocturnal Adventurers collection is truly exciting for a blacked out stealth look.  The series will be released sometime soon after Basel and will have three different styles to choose from.

JEANRICHARD Nocturnal Adventurers 1681

JEANRICHARD Nocturnal Adventurers 1681

1st will be the 1681 with DLC coated cushion case and a dark gray coating on the numerals.  The hands will have a vintage styled lume and date, giving it nice legibility.  This model will feature their in-house manufactured JR1000 automatic movement.

JEANRICHARD Nocturnal Adventurers Terrascope 18k Gold and Steel

JEANRICHARD Nocturnal Adventurers Terrascope 18k Gold and Steel

Second is their two tone Terrascope.  The case is stainless steel with 18k pink gold inserts on the case sides.  The hands and indexes are pink gold plated contrasting the black matte dial and will come on black alligator strap.

JEANRICHARD Nocturnal Adventurers Terrascope Black

JEANRICHARD Nocturnal Adventurers Terrascope Black

The third piece in the Nocturnal collection is the Terrascope with black DLC coating, black dial and sandblasted rhodium coated hands.  One thing is to be said about the new JR Nocturnal collection is that they did an excellent job of making these all black pieces easily legible.

JEANRICHARD Simon J.C. Le Bon Duran Duran

JEANRICHARD – Simon J.C. Le Bon

In other JR news, they have two new “friends” of the brand.  One being Simon Le Bon, most well know as the lead singer from Duran Duran. Here we see him wearing his new black dialed 1681 in 18k pink gold with the in-house manufactured JR1090 movement.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Dan Spitz

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Dan Spitz

Another “friend” of JR is Dan Spitz, former lead guitarist for Anthrax.  In 1995, Spitz left the music industry to pursue watchmaking.  His grandfather was a watchmaker who inspired his decision.  Spitz has an incredible list of credentials including diplomas from WOSTEP (Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program), Bulova, Chopard (in which he is complication expert),and a whole lot more.  Basically, he’s a genius and I highly recommend checking out his credentials page. It’s an insane amount of qualification to work on just about any timepiece out there.  The picture shown above was from Twitter, where Dan Spitz mentioned this watch to be BETA #1 with himself and JEANRICHARD.   Spitz is a father of autistic twins and also states in the tweet, “This endeavor will help autism avenues through time and music”.  Truly great intentions behind their upcoming collaboration.

JEANRICHARD 1681 Blue Lacquer Steel 18k gold

Finally, the pre-Basel launch of the new 1681 with blue lacquer dial has started to hit the web.  This is the same blue lacquer found on the Terrascope.  There will be both a stainless steel cushion case, or an 18k rose gold cushion case, with in-house manufactured JR1000 and JR1090 movements.

Lots of great stuff to look forward to from JEANRICHARD!  Be sure to follow AZFT for hands on pictures of all the new JR products during the Basel World Fair 2014!

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