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Recent Swatch info (Last updated: 19-OCT-2018)
- WANTED! Perfect Timing Swatch (#332/700). I am asking for your help. The
following bad incident has happened to a friend of mine without
internet access: The Perfect Timing Swatch (#332/700) has been stolen
on its way from the USA to Germany. Apparently, the package was opened
during transport and the watch (including the plexi glass tube) was
taken out of the parcel. The outer white cardboard tube was still in
the parcel and can be seen here. If this
watch shows up somewhere or is being offered for sale (remember that
it will come without the white paper tube), I would be VERY happy if
you could inform me about
the seller. This watch has been STOLEN! Back to the regular news
- Azimut Special. A special Swatch Azimut
Wealth Management (SUOB710C) has recently surfaced.
It is a New Gent Classiko
(SUOB710) from 2014 with a special strap. Azimut
Wealth Management is a company from Italy.
- Swatch and Fashion. Swatch
Philippines and Slim's
Fashion and Arts School present LARO (Best
of Student Work 2018) at the Swatch
building. A very special
mixture of Swatch Maxi watches and fashion design... Thanks to
R.J. Valdez for the hint.
- Swatch Cities specials. For the Swatch
Creative Natives festival (22 to 27-OCT), seven special
Swatch watches will
be released (according to the press
section of the official Swatch website): 1. New Gent Gracious Bouquet (SUOZ295); 2.
New Gent The Red Shiny Line
(SUOZ297); 3. New Gent Sleepy Garden
(SUOZ298); 4. New Gent Layers Of Time
(SUOZ294). Designed by Boamistura
team with roots in graffiti art from Madrid), it comes in a nice
special packaging (closed / opened);
5. limited (numbered?) Skin special SwatchXAristocrazy
1 (SVOZ101S) in a nice special
packaging; 6. Skin special SwatchXAristocrazy
2 (SVUZ100) in a special
packaging; 7. Gent special Charmecrazy
(GZ320) in a special packaging. The
first three New Gent specials are designed "in spirit" of
paintings which are on display at the famous Museo
Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid: 1. Balthasar
van der Ast Chinese
Vase with Flowers, Shells and Insects (1628; watch Gracious Bouquet); 2. Piet
York City, 3 (1941; watch The
Red Shiny Line); 3. Franz
Dream (1912; watch Sleepy Garden
SUOZ298). The last three specials are part of the SwatchXAristocrazy
- German NOC Chrono. For the Olympic Games 1994 (winter,
Lillehammer) and 1996 (summer, Atlanta), the German NOC has release a
nice Swatch Chrono (a Chrono Fumo
Di Londra (SCK105, 1994) with a special strap). Update:
Something very unusual about this watch: The plastic box
has a (barely readable) sticker SCZ100!
But to me, the watch looks like a strap variant of SCK105, so ref.code
SCK105C would have been appropriate. The ref.no. SCZ100 is not
listed anywhere... Can you spot a difference on the watch face?
- PyeongChang Coca Cola special. For
the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Coca Cola has released a
special Swatch PyeongChang
2018 Coca Cola. The watch is a New
Brake (SUOR104) from 2015 with a special loop PyeongChang 2018.
The watch is packaged in a nice paper
sleeve. Thanks to
Fabrizio for the hint.
- Swatch Creative Natives Festival Madrid. A new
festival of young creators & new ideas called Swatch
Creative Natives will take
place in shake up Madrid from 22
to 27-OCT. The festival features art shows, concerts,
workshops and much more! It is rumoured that a few new Swatch
Art Specials will be launched during the festival. The full agenda
is not yet online but you can already get some inspiration in the blog on the
website. Madrid has been chosen as the first international city
for the Swatch Cities project. Swatch Cities is
a contemporary urban creation platform developed by Swatch to find
support for and bring attention to young creators in different cities
around the world.
- Etro Swatch jacket. A special Swatch
jacket by the Italian Fashion label Etro
is now on display at the MUDEC
(Museo delle Culture) in Milano, Italy. The jacket is part of
Paisley exhibition which celebrates Etro's first 50
years. It is a bit unusual to see the Swatch logo on a product
not manufactured or given away by Swatch. Thanks to Nicolò for the hint.
- New Skin Irony (and other new) Swatches. Five new
watches have been added to the Skin Irony collection, now available in
Online Store, eg. Skinflag
(SYXS114). Update: The next part ("Deep Wonder")
of the Fall/Winter Collection 2018/19 is available now in an exclusive
- Official Swatch Museum in 2019. In the spring of 2019,
Swatch Group will inaugurate a new complex (headquarters) in Biel. It
will include a Swatch museum. This exciting information about
the opening of the official Swatch museum was just announced in a newsletter (Cité du Temps
Geneva). So the new wooden
building, designed by Japanese architect Shigeru
Ban, winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize (the most
prestigious architectural award in the world) will finally be
started in 2013, and the design was created in 2011).
Here are a
few photos from the construction site in Biel (SEP-2017). Cité
du Temps in Geneva is closed now and Swatch
will leave the rented building: "La Cité du Temps in
Geneva will close its doors on 30-SEP-2018 to open a new chapter in
its history in Biel/Bienne in this magical place."
- Vogue Loves Mina / special maxi. On 21-SEP, Vogue
Italia and Swatch hosted a party for the 60th anniversary
of Italian singer Mina
during the Milano
Fashion week. A special Maxi Vogue
Loves Mina Maxi was created by Vogue Italia and it was
used for many Instagram photos....
Update: VIPs and journalists at the party also received
a special New Gent Swatch Vogue
Loves Mina in a nice paper sleeve (no special ref. code!)
as shown on a few Instagram photos. The watch is a New
(SUON136) from the current collection with two special loops (VOGUE
/ ITALIA) around the strap. Thanks
to Fabrizio for the photo.
- The Economist special. On 15-SEP, Swatch will release
a new limited edition swatch together with The
Economist magazine in order to celebrate the 175th
anniversary of The Economist: The New Gent Colour
Shift (SUOZ285S, 85 CHF) is limited and numbered to 3593
pcs. The watch has been designed by British artist Justine
Smith. Read more about the project on her website.
1750 pcs will be sold by Swatch, the rest (1843
pcs = founding year) through
the magazine. The watch is packaged in a nice paper
sleeve (front / back).
It will be available in the Swatch online store starting 17-SEP.
version of the sleeve exists. This is the version
distributed through the The Economist magazine, the ref.code
is SUOZ285S-1. More photos here.
And here is a nice report
about the watch. Thanks to Sascha for the photo.
- Jollibee specials. Jollibee
is the largest fast food chain in the Philippines (operating a
nationwide network of over 750 stores). For the 35th anniversary
of the company in 2013, a special New Gent Swatch Jollibee
35th anniversary was released (packaged in a nice paper
sleeve). This year (2018), the company celebrates its 40th
anniversary and three(!) additional New Gent Swatch watches Jollibee
40th anniversary (on the left) have been issued, packaged
in paper sleeves as well. I assume
that these watches were given to selected employees of the company.
- SF68 special. The Swiss chemical and biological
company Cerbios has
issued a special New Gent Swatch SF68
(SUOS100E) for the 50th anniversary of SF68®.
It is considered to be one of the best characterized probiotic active
ingredients for the prevention and treatment of intestinal
disorders. The watch is a New Gent Cool
Me (SUOS100) from 2014 with a special strap featuring the
company logo and a special loop.
No further information about limitation or distribution so far.
- 125th Inter-Parliamentary Assembly special. For the 125th
Inter-Parliamentary Assembly in Berne (Switzerland) in
2011 (16 to 19-OCT-2011), special New Gent Swatch 125th
Inter-Parliamentary Assembly was distributed. It
has a special loop around the strap.
- Crazy Collectors. You can never have enough
Swatch watches.... (not mine :-)
- Third Ireland Destination special. A third Ireland
Destination special (#47 in total) is now available in Irish Swatch
stores (since the beginning of September?): It is a Gent Swatch
You Ok Hun (GG213C), a Gent Deep
Shine Green (GG213) from 2012 with a special Eire
loop around the strap. The watch is packaged in the
usual Destination sleeve. Thanks
to Ian Taylor for the photos.
- 2018 Holiday Event. The 2018 Swatch Club Holiday Event
will take place on the first weekend of December (30-NOV to 02-DEC)
in the city of Athens,
- New Swatch Flagship store in Hong Kong. Swatch will
open a new flagship
store in Hong Kong tomorrow (on 01-AUG). Update:
The shop is now open
for business. Very unique store design! Update
2: The official opening
event took place on 18-SEP. Several invited collectors
received a personalized gift at
- SISTEM51 special. Swatch plans to release a limited
SISTEM51 special in the
next weeks 2019. No further info so far.
- Third Hong Kong Destination special. A new Hong Kong
Destination special has been launched
on 01-SEP: It is a Gent Lion Rock
(GZ706). Retail price is $560 HKD
(~62 EURO). The watch is currently available at the Hong
Flagship store, later at the airport
as well. It is the third Destination special for Hong Kong,
after the two New Gent watches from 2016: Flower
Bay (SUOZ232) and Greetings
From Hong Kong (SUOB702Q). Thanks to Tak Lun Lee for the
- Mini Cooper painted by Kenny Scharf. How cool is
that?!? Martin Maguss, a Swatch Club pioneer member from San
Francisco, just had his and his wife's Mini
Cooper painted by Swatch artist Kenny
n Zip, Monster
Time). The painting
of the car occurred in conjunction with Kenny Scharf Presents The Cosmic
Cavern | Minnesota Street Project. Martin and Mari are
thrilled with the results
and look forward to driving it around San Francisco for years to
come. Thanks to
Brian Pier for the information.
- Swatch Group Japan special CD. No serious Swatch collection
is complete without the Swatch
Group Japan Convention 2003 Audio CD.
- Fall / Winter collection 2018/2019. The online
pre-release of the Swatch Fall/Winter collection 2018/19 has
started. The first part of the collection has the theme Think
- Ingolstadt outlet store. A new Swatch outlet store has
opened its doors at the Ingolstadt
Village in Germany. This is the third outlet store
in Germany, after Metzingen
Wolfgang Seiler for the information.
- US Open of Surfing special. Swatch is the new Presenting
Partner for the 2018
Vans US Open of Surfing (28-JUL to 05-AUG) in Huntington
Beach, CA. A special event watch Perfect
Ride (SUOW701J) will be
released, it is a New Gent White
Rebel (SUOW701) with a very nice special strap. Update:
According to this Instagram
post by Swatch, the watch is now available in the online store
(worldwide!). The watch is limited to 1100 pcs total (250 pcs
are available at the event and 700 pcs will be sold through the US
stores and the Swatch online store). The watch is packaged in a
nice paper sleeve. Update 2: A
Maxi also exists and several hand painted Art Maxi Swatches were
created during the event.
- Vienna Major FIVB special. For the FIVB
Vienna Major (30-JUL to 05-AUG), a special Swatch FIVB
Vienna Major Beach Volleyball 2018 will be
released. The watch is available in Vienna and it is packaged in
a nice paper sleeve. There
will be two more Swatch watches with
transparent loops, sold only at the center court!
- Drone Racing League (DRL) at BMW World Munich. On
28-JUL, BMW World
Munich hosted the semifinals (stage: 6) of the Drone
Racing League (DRL) 2018. Swatch is an "Official
Supporter" for the 2018 season. It was a spectacular event
in a spectacular location. Here
are some photos from the day in Munich and here
is a video from one of the races. Thanks to Swatch Club Germany
for an exciting day! Watch it (season 3) on 7Maxx
starting 13-SEP... I am sure that it will be even more exciting
on TV. No special event Swatch watch was released.
- Swatch Group no longer at Baselworld. Swatch
Group to leave Baselworld Fair in 2019. Swatch had
a complete exhibition hall at the Baselworld
in 2013 (30th anniversary of Swatch). Thanks
to Alain Choisy for the information.
- UK #swatchxtyrsa Sneakerness special. On Instagram, Swatch UK has
announced the launch of a special
edition Swatch designed by French artist Alexis
Taïeb (tyrsa, @tyrsamisu)
for the London
Sneakerness event (07 to 08-JUL). On 06-JUL, tyrsa was
present for a signing session at the
Swatch store in Carnaby street.
The special SwatchXTyrsa watch
(SUOW701Q) is packaged in a
nice custom paper sleeve, not
numbered. Apparently, 65 pcs have been sold at the London
Sneakerness event, more will be available at future Sneakerness
conventions. Update: The official Swatch website
has a very nice report
and outlook about the limited edition Sneakerness 2018 watch
launch in London. Update 2: Now available
in the Swiss
online Swatch store (Switzerland only, no other countries).
Photos: Instagram swatch_uk
and Steven Crouch.
- Locarno Film Festival 2018 special. A special
New Gent Swatch (SUOB702T) for the 71th
Locarno Film Festival 2018 (01 to 11-AUG) is now on sale
in Switzerland, also in the online
store. It is a New Gent Black Rebel (SUOB702) with
a special strap, it is packaged in a nice paper
sleeve. The #Locarno71 watch is limited to 710 pcs.
Here is a photo of the actual watch.
Thanks to Fabien
Perissinotto for the information.
- FIVB Gstaad Major special. From 09 to 15-JUL, the FIVB Gstaad Major
2018 took place in Gstaad, Switzerland. 20 Gold and
Pioneer members had the chance for a perfect summer day at the Beach
Volleyball Major Series Gstaad. A special Swatch FIVB
Gstaad Major 2018 (SUOK129, no special ref.no. despite a
loop and a sleeve?!?) was released. It is a New Gent Blumazing
(SUOK129) with a special loop and a nice paper
sleeve. Every participating Club member received a hand
fan, a nice Swatch bag and T-Shirt. Thanks to Christine Tanner for the
information and pictures.
- Portuguese Swatch X Nova special. On 11-JUL, Swatch
Portugal has released a special
edition New Gent Swatch watch Swatch
x Nova SBE (SUOB715E-1,
75 EURO), created to contribute to the Nova
School of Business Economics (Nova SBE) fundraising
campaign. The watch is available with a black
and with a white paper sleeve.
It is a New Gent Backup
Black (SUOB715) with a special strap and a paper
sleeve. A (unique?) Maxi Swatch
is also available, the dial of the
Maxi looks a bit unusual/homemade (large "Swatch", no
"Swiss"?!?). Some additional
goodies were available to participants of the launch
event. Thanks to
Pedro Mota for the pictures.
- Swatch and the Swiss "Bundesgericht". ...those
were the days.... Update: Christine Tanner
just sent me two photos: 1. Cover
of the Auction catalogue (well known); 2. A scan of the auction
catalogue showing the Oigol
Oro. It is quite easy to see that this watch is not
- Swatch X Rijksmuseum. On 04-JUL, Swatch unveiled
three Swatch watches in conjunction with the Rijksmuseum
in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The watches will be available in the
Dutch stores (worldwide?), starting 14-JUL: 1. Gent Dutch
Skies (GE263), commissioned by Rijksmuseum & Swatch,
designed by Part of a
Bigger Plan, from the art work: Spectacle
with ship with fireworks, and the columns of Hercules;
Jacob Neefs, 1636; 2. Gent Pink &
Versa (GB310), designed from the artwork: The
Fall of Man by Cornelis Cornelisz Van Haarlem, 1592;
3. New Gent Lady Buzz (SUOR113),
designed from a fan case in lacquered wood with decorated fabric,
found at Rijksstudio by Rijksmuseum. It seems that the watches
are packaged in a nice paper
sleeve. No Club event for the launch, only for press
Swatch claims: "For
the first time in the history of Swatch, masterpieces from
historical art serve as a base for three new canvases on the
wrist". I am not
so sure about that (do you have more examples?). watch-insider.com
has a nice report with many photos from the launch event in
Thanks to Toty Booms
and Hans van Buuren for the information.
- Art special with a strange number. The three watches
Maeght set from 1988 exist with different numbering:
xxxx / 9999 (some say that only 5000 watches have been made?!?) or no
numbers at all. But here is a La
Devoreuse (GZ401) with the number 0714/0000
on the back. Very strange. This watch was sold in
Maeght museum shop in SEP-1990.
- Pyeongchang Paralympics special. For the Pyeongchang
Paralympics 2018, a special Swatch Pyeongchang
Paralympics 2018 (SUSW400K)
has been released. I don't know if it is the Volunteer special
(probably not as it is unlikely that a Chrono Plastic was used for the
Volunteer special). The watch (a Chrono Plastic Basic
White (SUSW400) with a new strap)
comes packaged in a nice paper sleeve.
- USA destination watches available online. Until
04-JUL, three USA destination watches (Las
are available as part of the Time
For America collection in the Swatch US online store
(online for the first time). The New Gent Fuzzy
Logic (SUOW160) is also part of the Time
For America collection.
- Berne Swatch store reopening special. On 29-JUN, the
remodeled Swatch store in Berne, Switzerland, has been reopened.
To celebrate the event, Swatch released a special watch: The Bearn (SUOZ248) destination
special with an exclusive added loop.
Swatch Club members were invited for an apéro at 5pm.
Thanks to Vitor Pires
for the photo.
- Fall/Winter collection 2018/19. Apparently, Swatch
invited a few bloggers / influencers for a small launch event in Paris
showing the upcoming Fall / Winter collection 2018/19 (available in
the shops starting 12-JUL). Blogger Trendy
Holy shared some impression in an Instagram
story and ten
photos: A Louis
XIV themed Swatch, two
Swatch watches in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum
very colourful New Gents, a New
Gent Swatch showing the exact dimensions of a Swatch etc.
Update: A special online
pre-release of the new Fall / Winter collection 2018/19 has
started. Check out the new watches, especially the fantastic New
Logic (SUOW160), designed by a Swatch Club pioneer member.
Thanks to Ines for the
- Swatch Group is 20 years old. Hodinkee
has published a great
first-hand report about the (controversial)
name change from SMH (Société Suisse de
Microélectronique et d'Horlogerie) to Swatch
Group 20 years ago, initiated by Nicolas
G. Hayek, Sr. Highly recommended read!
- Frankfurt Destination special. A new Destination
special for Frankfurt has been launched on 21-JUN, this is the
45th Destination Swatch.
It is called Ei Gude (which means 'Hello' in the Frankfurt
area). Ref.code is SUOZ286,
price is 80 EURO. A Swatch Club launch event (including a two
hours city tour in the Ebbelwei
Express) took place on 21-JUN. 36 club members
participated and each one of them received a nice surprise as a 'thank
you' for the event participtation: A small
blue box with an 'Ei
Gude' photo (taken by the event
photographer). Strictly only one box per event
are photos from the launch event.
- Unreleased 80s Lady prototype. Here
is an unreleased prototype (Lady variant of GB100 from 1983) from the
mid 80s. I have never seen this before. It is for sure
authentic. Has anyone else seen it before?
- Remodeled Swatch store in Paris. Swatch will reopen
store at the Place de l'Opéra in Paris in the near future.
Update: The remodeled
store is now open again. Thanks to swatch_attitude
for the picture.
- Gold & Pioneer Event / special
2018. The traditional Gold
& Pioneer Event 2018 took place from 08 to 10-JUN in
Gruyères and Montreux (Switzerland). Gold and Pioneer Swatch
Club members stayed in a 5* hotel in Montreux and enjoyed lots of
Swatch traditions and Swiss heritage with a front-row seat to
breathtaking views: day
1 / day
2 / day
3. Unlike previous years, no new Goldmembers were
announced/selected. Swatch Club has published a great teaser
video for the event. And yes, a beautiful special limited
event watch was also unveiled: It is an artist special New Gent
again designed by Italian artist Ugo
Nespolo. In March, he had also designed the "35 years of
Swatch" special Swatch Ugo
(SUOZ281S). The G&P special 2018 also has a connection to the 35th
anniversary of Swatch as it has two dices
with a '3' and a '5' on the dial. The watch is limited and
numbered xxx/200 on the back of the watch.
The watch is presented in a golden box
(also numbered xxx/200) which has a beautiful artwork inside. On the
first evening of the event, Ugo Nespolo patiently signed the specials
of the Pioneer members (after an interesting presentation [in
the box!] with Swatch Creative Director Carlo
Giordanetti). During the event, the Pioneer members
visited the HR Giger museum
in Gruyères (including the famous non-official HR
Giger Maxis). This year, the traditional G&P kiosk was
also very interesting as the rare Nos
Valeurs (SUOZ273S) special
and the also very rare (only 20 pcs total!) Punk
X Job Maxi Swatch were available for sale (Punk
X Job Maxi costs 480 CHF, ouch!).
Thanks to Dino and to Wolfgang for
- ETA "Nos Valeurs" special. Does anyone have any info
on this unknown New Gent (artist
special?)? It is on display at the entrance of the ETA
factory in Sion. Update: The New Gent is called Nos Valeurs (SUOZ273S),
possibly distributed within ETA only. Very few pieces of this
special were sold in the traditional Gold
& Pioneer kiosk at the Gold
& Pioneer Event 2018. So we finally have some
good pictures of the watch and the paper
sleeve. Limitation of the watch is unknown but each watch
is numbered "N° xxx" on the back (so not
more than 999 pcs). This is a very unusual numbering
scheme. The number is also printed on the sticker
on the back of the paper sleeve.
Fabien Perissinotto for the info and to Dino for the pictures.
- ETA education special. A
special Jelly In Jelly Swatch ETA Education
(SUJK104D) has surfaced, surely issued by
"The Motorist Of Time": Swiss movement manufacturer ETA
SA (a subsidiary company of Swatch Group). It is a
Jelly In Jelly Fluid
Word (SUJK104) with a special strap. The German / French
writing on the strap translates to "Start your professional future at
ETA". Thanks to Fabien Perissinotto for the pictures.
- Swatch homepage redesigned. The
has been redesigned / simplified. It now focuses on the Swatch
products (watches, accessories, ...). It
does not link to Swatch Club anymore and it also no longer shows
information about Swatch & Art ( Biennale, Swatch Art
Peace Hotel, ...), Swatch & Sport (Proteam, Events, ...)
etc. For the Club, please use the separate page club.swatch.com in the
future. Update: I don't know if it was a
technical glitch or just an update in several stages but www.swatch.com
now looks much more similar to the old version including the
previously missing info about the Swatch Club, Swatch & Sport
is a snapshot of the page from 24-MAY when the homepage had only
- Studio Job special. The
Belgian-Dutch design firm Studio
Job (the duo Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel) was founded in
2000. They have now designed a spectacular Swatch New Gent
Special Punk X Job (SUOZ280S) which
on 16-APR in
Milano, Italy. The watch is limited and numbered to 2018
pcs and it comes in a nice special
packaging. Price is 105 EURO or $3800
TWD. The special will be sold
online starting 17-APR. Update: According
to Swatch, it is the first Swatch watch with "studs
on a Swatch". But what about the Gent Hipster
(GB160) from 1995 or the Gent Ciel
(GK178) from 1994? :-) Update 2: Studio Job (Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel) held
session for Swatch Club members on 17-APR at the Swatch store in
Milano (Via Montenapoleone). Update 3: Swatch has
posted a nice video
from the press launch event. Update 4:
Swatch has some interesting info in the press release:
Studio Job's connection to Swatch goes back to the 1990s, with Job
Smeets forming part of the Ravage
design team that created the Swatch Ravage
Set - a spirited allusion to one of the world's most
celebrated couples, Napoleon
and his flame Josephine.
Common friend Mika
inspired Job with his three Swatch watches KUKULAKUKI
(GZ287S) and KUKULAKUKU
(SUOZ171) in 2013 and MUMUCUCURRUCUCU
(SUOZ210) in 2016. Update 5: On 29-MAY
(6pm), Swatch has organized a signing
session with Job
Smeets at the Swatch store in Amsterdam (some last
remaining Punk X Job specials will
be available for sale). A rare Punk
X Job Maxi Swatch (only 20 pcs exist!) will be raffled
among the event participants (winner to be notified mid June). Swatch
Netherlands has published a nice photo
album of the signing session. Thanks
to Hans van Buuren, Sascha Stawinski, Swatch
and Alessandro for the information and pictures.
- Pigcasso artist collection. I
am still not sure if this was a joke or not: During the shareholder
assembly 2018 in Grenchen, Swatch Group CEO G.
N. Hayek jr. announced a special Swatch Pigcasso
collection consisting of three Swatch watches. The watches
have been designed
/ painted by a pig (yes!). The Pigcasso collection will be
launched at the end of 2018 and each watch will include a certificate
of authenticity. More pig pictures in my shareholder
assembly 2018 photo album. As Nick Hayek talked a few
minutes about the collection and as he showed several pictures, I
assume that this is for real :-) See also www.pigcasso.org.
- Shareholder special 2018. On
annual shareholder assembly of Swatch Group took place in
Grenchen at the Swiss Velodrome. Each one of the 3562
participants received a special blue New Gent Milkymoo (SUOZ289)
as a present. The watch is packaged in a nice paper
sleeve and it has a few nice icons on the back
of the strap. The theme of the year 2018 is "Stars,
Galaxies, Universe and Astronomy". Here are a few photos
from the shareholder assembly 2018 and here
is a nice animation :-) Here
is a newspaper report about the shareholder assembly including a few
more nice pictures. Nick Hayek's speech also included a
subtle reference to Donald
Trump. Fun fact: Almost 17 years ago, Nick
Hayek jr. and Donald Trump were both present at the Wristory
charity auction in New York City (03-DEC-2001), a Puff
collection was auctioned on that day as well!
Thanks to Fabien Perissinotto
for the information.
- Ramadan 2018 collection. Swatch has published a video
(currently unlisted!) presenting the Ramadan
2018 collection of Swatch watches. Please note that
the traditional Swiss Cross has been replaced by "Swiss Made" in the
Swatch logo. It seems that this exclusive collection consisting
of ten previously unreleased Swatch watches is only available in Saudi
Arabia and UAE (United Arab Emirates). The collection consists
of the following watches unavailable elsewhere: 1. Irony Medium
(YLG407G); 2. Gent Infinite
Day (GE710); 3. Irony Chrono Touch
Of Flair (YVG405G);
4. Gent Everlasting
Light (GE711); 5. Irony Lady Exquisita
(YSG158G); 6. Lady Charmesse
(LK383); 7. Irony Lady Sublimescence
(YSG157G); 8. Irony Medium Intuitiveness
(YLS208G); 9. Lady Delicatesse
(LK384); 10. Irony Chrono His
In other parts of the world (eg. USA), Swatch also shows a Ramadan
2018 collection but it consists of twelve completely
different, previously released Swatch watches. In 2016, Swatch
had also released an exclusive Ramadan
2016 collection but it seemed to be more widely
available. Thanks to
Dino and Nicolò for the hints.
- A Swatch smartwatch in 2018? Old news or new news? "Swatch
To Develop Their Own Smartwatch This Year" ('less battery
hungry', 'better data protection', 'Swiss OS', ...).
- New product line SKIN Irony. On 26-APR, Swatch has launched
a new product line SKIN Irony at the Praterinsel
in Munich, Germany. Yes, it is a Skin
watch, made of steel, and it is 5.8mm thick (38mm diameter,
mineral glass [not plastic glass]). You can find all the details
The first collection consists of eight watches: 1. Skinlingot
(SYXG100GG, 175 EURO, golden metal flex strap); 2. Skinpole
(SYXS103GG, 145 EURO, silver metal flex strap); 3. Skinblueiron
(SYXS106, 150 EURO); 4. Skinspring
(SYXS107, 135 EURO); 5. Skinnoiriron
(SYXS100, 135 EURO); 6. Skinbrushed
(SYXS102, 135 EURO); 7. Skindoree
(SYXS108, 140 EURO); 8. Skinalliage
(SYXS109, 140 EURO). Here
is a video of an actual SKIN Irony watch and here
are actual photos of the first SKIN Irony collection. Follow the
SKIN Irony will be available online starting 17-MAY and in the shops
on 26-MAY. welt.de
has a great report about the product launch in Munich. Update:
SKIN Irony is now available in an online
pre-release. Update 2: Swatch has published a
video of a SKIN
Irony press event in Spain and the official SKIN
- Additions to SwatchXYou collection. A few new
additions (Spring / Summer related) to the SwatchXYou
collection: 1. A blue (pink?)
Gent watch head;
2. A black New Gent
watch head; 3. Two Gent
straps; 4. Two New
- NCCR Structural Biology special. A special Jelly In
Jelly NCCR Structural Biology has
recently surfaced. It is a Jelly In Jelly Fluid
Word (SUJK104) with a special strap. I assume that
it was issued in 2013 at the Zurich
Center for Structural Biology: NCCR
Structural Biology. More details here.
- Bangkok Destination special. The first Bangkok
(Thailand) Destination special (#44 in the Destination
Watches series) is available since 31-MAR:
The New Gent Tuk-Tuk Sam-Lor
(SUOZ284). Every watch comes with special two loops printed
“Greetings from ????????” (Krung-Thep or Bangkok). The
first 888 customers get special collection
card from King
Power. A special SWATCH
TUK-TUK tuk tuk can be seen on the streets of Bangkok. Update:
It seems that the watch is only available at the airports in
or Don Mueang International Airport, not at Swatch stores in the
city). Also a maximum of 4 watches per customer.
Thanks to Torsten Rube for the hint and to Alain Choisy for the
- Sneakerness 2018 special. On 05 and 06-MAY, Sneakerness
2018 took place in Zurich,
Switzerland. Swatch is a Gold
Partner of the sneaker fair. The three famous XX-Rated
New Gent specials were available with a special
Sneakerness loop and a new ref.code, eg. SUOB402C.
French Graffiti artist Alexis Taïeb
(@tyrsamisu) was present at Sneakerness and he
painted a special unique Maxi Swatch.
He also decorated the of the Sneakerness version of the XX-Rated New
Gent. Thanks to Ines
Brem and Swatch Instagram for the pictures.
- Lisboa stone special packaging. A new version of the
Portuguese Swatch Lisboa
(SUOZ211LIM) will be available on 09-MAY. Compared to the
regular Swatch Lisboa (SUOZ211), the
white / blue colours of the strap are reversed. The new special
is limited and numbered to 260 pcs and it is packaged in a white
stone and a paper box.
Price is 145 EURO. Thanks to
Pedro Mota for the information and pictures.
- Spring / Summer collection 2018. According to this report,
the Swatch Spring
/ Summer collection 2018 comprises the following subcollections
/ themes: 1. Brit-in;
Swatch Vibe; 3.
Mediterranean Views. You can check out the complete
collection on the official Swatch
website. And yes, they did it: The X-Vibe
are three New Gent watches almost identical to the much sought after X-Rated
(GB406) from 1987: XX-Rated
Black (SUOB402); 2. XX-Rated
Red (SUOR400); 3. XX-Rated
Violet (SUOV401). Update: The
first models from Brit-in, Irony and Time to
Swatch are now available exclusively online in a pre-release (#SWATCHTHIS)
until 11-JAN. Happy shopping! Update 2: The XX-Rated
Black New Gent Swatch watches sold
out immediately in the US during the online pre-release on
12-APR. No surprise here. Here
is the first picture of the actual XX-Rated watches. Update
3: GQ Magazine has a nice story
about the reissued XX-Rated watches. Update 4:
Fun fact: The "(C) SWATCH AG
2017" is printed white on white on the dial. Impossible to
read and very unusual!
- David LaChapelle
autograph. A few days ago, Swatch Club Pioneer member
Sascha met the photographer David LaChapelle
during a book
signing in Cologne and he got an signature
on his Time
Tranny Swatch (GZ163). Previously (18 years ago!),
Swatch Pioneer member Roy had collected a few
signatures during the opening of an exhibition.
- Swatch Rocket Air in the year
3000. Swatch Rocket
Air took place on the 27
to 28-APR-3000(!) at the Eishalle in Thun, Switzerland.
About 30 Swiss Club members were invited for a barbecue on the Swatch
truck. A special Swatch Rocket
Air 2018 (SUOB147-1, 75 CHF)
was released, it is a New Gent Punti
Gialli (SUOB147) with a special loop
around the strap. The watch is packaged in a nice paper
sleeve. Swatch Proteam member Sam
Pilgrim patiently signed
is the watch with a signed card. Here
are a few impressions from the event. Thanks to Christine Tanner for the information and pictures.
- Older swatch news. Click here
to read older swatch news with more pictures and info. Check it
out if you haven't!
- I am currently looking for:
- PyeongChang 2018 Olympics Volunteer special Gent Snolympic
- 1983 swatches mint only: GG400, GT402, GB100 FHL, GG400 FHL,
GN100 FHL, GN400 FHL
- "blister" plastic boxes for 1982/1983 swatches.
- original plastic boxes for Keith Haring (with correct price
sticker) for: Modele Avec Personnages (GZ100)
- all Fachhandellogo Swatches (on the face, not on the strap), mint
or even worn out.
- Folders, brochures, documentation, advertisement material up to
- Prototypes, variants, hybrids, test models.
- and: Kiki Picasso (poster piece) and Mimmo Paladino, ...
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