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Recent Swatch info (Last updated: 28-NOV-2021)
- WANTED! Mimmo Paladino (#021/100). I am asking
for your help: The Mimmo
Paladino Swatch (#021/100) has been stolen on its way
from the UK to Germany. Apparently, the package was opened
during transport (with TNT Express) and the watch (incl. the metal
box) was taken out of the parcel. If this watch shows up
somewhere or is being offered for sale: Please inform
me so that I can forward the info.....
- 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 service:
- SwatchXYou Black Friday Retail collection. The pre
Xmas shopping event Black Friday is 'celebrated' on
26-NOV. Swatch Germany sent out an email
with details about a SwatchXYou Black Friday Retail collection
(will be available in selected Swatch Stores in Germany). By
mistake, this email was also sent to collectors in Italy and
USA. 12 different SwatchXYou watches (3 different canvases with
4 watches each) will be available in a special "Black Friday"
packaging: 1. Shopping Mall
will be available in eight different Swatch stores in Germany;
2. Der Knaller! ("the
blast") in six stores; 3. Schöner
Kleben! ("glue more beautifully") will be the most rare as
it will be available only in Frankfurt and Hamburg. These
watches are 'extremely limited' and they will be available only on one
day only: Black Friday (26-NOV). Update: Here
is a photo of the actual Shopping
Mall and Der Knaller!
watches. The watches are packaged in a special
black "26.11.2021" paper sleeve. Here
is a photo of two specials from 2020 and 2021 with the packaging.
- Swatch X Peanuts collection. Swatch is hinting at an
upcoming Swatch X Peanuts
collection, to be released on 04-NOV.
Update / Spoiler: Eric Bressoud saw this advertisement
in a store in Sion (Switzerland). And you can find all the details of
the collection (incl. photos) here
in this press release. Update 2: The Swatch
X Peanuts collection is now available for sale. It
consists of six colourful and cute Bio-sourced Swatch watches (not
limited): 1. Gent Grande Bracchetto
(SO28Z107, paper sleeve,
"Snoopy"); 2. New Gent Pow Wow (SO29Z101,
paper sleeve, "Charlie Brown"); 3. New
Gent Smak! (SO29Z108, paper
sleeve, "Peanuts Comic Strip"); 4. Gent Klunk!
(SO28Z106, paper sleeve, "Lucy")
; 5. New Gent Hee Hee Hee (SO29Z106,
paper sleeve, "Snoopy and
Woodstock"); 6. New Gent First Base
(SO29Z107, paper sleeve, "Peanuts
Gang"). If you buy all six watches in your local Swatch store,
you might be able to get a super nice gift with purchase (not too many
pieces per country!): A wooden
frame that can hold all six Swatch
X Peanuts watches. In Asia, a cute Swatch X
Peanuts shopping bag and gift
packaging (XMas theme?!?) is available. A limited Maxi Hee Hee Hee (MSO29Z106, 380 EURO,
444 pcs(?)) was sold online only on 09-NOV. It sold out
instantly worldwide (still available in Poland and Russia after
several hours). The Maxi is packaged in a special
blue Peanuts design Maxi box, wonderful! For a short time,
the Swatch website had an error, listing 41mm
Gent (not New Gent!) Swatch watches. Esquire
magazine talks about a seventh Peanuts
Swatch watch, packaged in a "red Snoopy dog bowl" (Christmas
related?). Update 3: Starting 18-NOV, several cute
Peanuts SwatchXYou (canvas
3) will be available
as presented here
The SwatchXYou packaging will also have some "Peanuts theme"
attributes. Update 4: In addition to the three "custom,
individual design" Peanuts SwatchXYou, six
"prefabricated" Peanuts SwatchXYou are available
(scroll down!). These prefabricated Peanuts SwatchXYou are sold with a special sleeve and postcard!
Through" Swatch store at the Swatch HQ in Biel now has a huge inflatable Snoopy on its roof!
and the Peanuts Gang is in
Swatch HQ too! You can print your custom made SwatchXYou also instore
Update 5: It seems that the marketing budget for SwatchXPeanuts
is a bit bigger than usual: 1. A nice SwatchXPeanuts
display at the Oxford Circus tube station in London. 2. SwatchXPeanuts
ads on several NYC subway
trains running across one side of
the entire subway car. Thanks to Alexandre Brunner and Roberta Kleiman for the photo and
to Thomas Töpler for the update.
- Sixth Hodinkee Swatch special. On 29-NOV, the
sixth Hodinkee Swatch
special will be released.
- Zurich Flagship store. The Swatch Zurich Flagship
store is now completely "dressed up" in SwatchXPeanuts
design. Check out this great in-store video
- Black Friday / Singles’ Day SwatchXYou. A Singles'
Day SwatchXYou (canvas)
is now available in several markets in Asia. Update: This
SwatchXYou canvas is now also available in Europe for Black
Friday 'celebrations'. Thanks to Joachim Meyer for the hint.
- Olympic Museum special. A nice new special Starting
Block (SO29Z111) is now available at the Olympic Museum
in Lausanne (Switzerland). Thanks
to Fabien Zwahlen for the information and
- Snoopy Xmas special. As announced here,
a 7th watch will be added to the Swatch
X Peanuts collection soon: A cute red New Gent
Biosourced Snoopy Xmas special Chomp!
(SO29Z109, 140 EURO) will be available in early December.
- Swatch monogram design competition. Swatch and PROSPECT
100 are inviting young designers to respond the brief,
'What if... Swatch were to have a monogram'. You can participate
at this global
design competition until 10-DEC. The design competition
winner gets $10000 US prize money and can work on an official
collaboration with Swatch. Read all the details here.
"Design a Swatch monogram (motif/pattern) that could not only be
applied on watches, but present as well on digital platforms, shopping
bags, retail environments, uniforms, etc. Please do not feel like you
should create a monogram just intended for watches. Please do not
create a watch."
- Expo 2020 Dubai November SwatchXYou country specials. As
you may know, Swatch has held a design
competition (some months ago) for each country participating at
Expo 2020 Dubai.
Now the second round of SwatchXYou designs has been released for
November: 1. Flat,
Sweet And Famous (canvas)
(Netherlands); 2. A
Mix of Contentment, the Gentleman, Cliché, the Queen In Her Prime
(canvas) by Obilala
Nwankwo (Nigeria); 3. Colours
of Venezuela (canvas)
Almenar (Venezuela); 4. Milagritos
(canvas) by Ilse
Valverde (Mexico); 5. The
Be-Loved Land of Senses (canvas)
by Pamela Daza
(Colombia); 6. Mongolian
Erdenebayar (Mongolia); 7. Little
Big Austria (canvas)
Schubert (Austria); 8. Lebanon,
The Good Old Days (canvas)
Zeineddine (Lebanon); 9. A
Blend Made in Italy (canvas)
by Luca Vacchini (Italy); 10. A
Dream of Obayyah (canvas)
by Ali Al Hawaj (Bahrain); 11. I
Still Believe In Miracles (canvas)
by Jamie M. Lee
(USA); 12. Bar
(canvas) by Claudia
- Swatch collection catalogue free download. Pioneer
Club member Hans van Buuren is planning to offer his huge Swatch
collection for sale. You can now download a big catalogue
of his collection with tons of photos for free from his website (1GB
download! 712 pages!). Lots of great, unseen stuff.
The next best thing to a new Swatch Clopedia I guess.
- Austria Destination specials available online. On
26-OCT, Austria celebrates Austria
National Day. The three Austria Destination specials are
now available in the Swatch
Online Store for a short period of time (until 27-OCT).
- Back To 1984 exhibition Frankfurt. Swatch Club Germany
has organized a small exhibition of original Swatch watches from 1984
at the Swatch store in Frankfurt, Germany (until 03-NOV). A club
event with about 30 participants was held on 23-OCT. Here
are a few photos from the event (including a few additional photos
from Düsseldorf where a similar exhibition is on display).
- Bürgenstock Swatch store closed. The nice Bürgenstock
Swatch store near Luzern, Switzerland is closed
(permanently) :-( The store had a great Swatch
exhibition with unique items in the first floor.
- Additional Expo 2020 Dubai SwatchXYou designs. Several
new SwatchXYou designs related to Expo
2020 Dubai are now available: 1. Africa
(canvas); 5. Americas
(canvas); 6. Europe
(canvas); 7. Oceania
(canvas); 8. Asia
- Halloween SwatchXYou. A Halloween
SwatchXYou (canvas) is now
available in the Swatch Online store.
- Las Vegas Destination special. A new Las
Vegas Destination special Only In Vegas! (SO29Z110,
$95 US, Destination Special #77)
has been launched at the Las Vegas
Swatch store on 21-OCT.
Some nice gifts with purchase
were available. This is the third Las Vegas Destination special
happens in Vegas... (SUOZ234) and Greetings
From Las Vegas (SUOB716C), both released in 2016.
- Swatch Group Assembly special. Swatch
Group Assembly (previously «Groupe Habillage Haute
Horlogerie (GHHH)») is the Swatch Group’s watch assembly
company. A special New Gent Swatch Group Assembly (SUON112E)
is now available. It is a Gent Clownfish
Blue (SUON112) with the Swatch
Group Assembly logo on the strap.
- Estonia NOC Tokyo 2020 Olympics special. A special Estonia NOC Tokyo 2020 Olympics
special has surfaced. It is a Gent Tokyo
2020 Blue (GZ708) with the logo
of the Estonia NOC embossed in the strap. The packaging
also has a sticker with the logo.
- Italy 1984 fashion workshops. Do you want to
participate at a Swatch
1984 Fashion Workshop in Rome
(21-OCT) or Milano
- "Back To 1984" Swatch collection. Swatch is hinting at
To 1984 collection to be released very soon. On
social media, Swatch is hinting at Grey
Memphis, and Black
Divers (although the "Swatch (C)" on the black clasp is
not very 1984 like, this imprint was used much later... in
addition, the Swatch logo on the Black Divers (a New Gent I guess) is
too small). Update: The Back To 1984 collection
has been unveiled
in Taiwan. The collection consists for five individual Bioceramic watches: 1. New
Gent Rouge & Noir (SO32B401,
original from 1984: Chrono-Tech,
GB403); 2. New Gent Gre Mem L
(SO32M102, original from 1984: Grey Memphis,
GM100); 3. New Gent Bla_Div
(SO32B705, original from 1984: Black Divers,
GB704); 4. Gent Yel_Race (SO31J400,
original from 1984: Yellow Racer,
GJ400); 5. Gent Whi_Mem M
(SO31W106, original from 1984: White Memphis,
LW102) and a 1984 Reloaded Special Set
(SZS34, 160 EURO, 1200(??) pcs, not numbered, open
box) with a New Gent Whi_Mem L (SO32W106)
and a Gent Gre_Mem M (SO31M100,
note the different sizes for the two watches only available in this special set!). The five
individual watches are packaged in a nice colorful 1984
paper sleeve. Some nice 1984
merch available in Italy (for influencers only?). Update:
In some countries, collector
boxes for 3 watches are
available (when a complete set is purchased), these were not easy to
get in the past.
- Halloween specials. Two special Big Bold Swatch
watches are now available
for Halloween: 1. Your
Time Is Coming (SB01B128); 2. Run
But You Can't Hide (SB01B129). Very frightening
glow-in-the-dark prints, great designs! Thanks
to Lauren Stefani for the hint.
- Stolen Diaphane One #0265/2222. Please check out this
Instagram post: Diaphane
One #0265/2222 has disappeared while being transported
with UPS. If you see this number somewhere, please inform the
Instagram user @watchmetwist.
- Swatch Club Event 10th Anniversary Swatch Art
Peace Hotel exhibition. After an 18 month break due to you know what,
Swatch Club organized an international Club Event for the exhibition
Anniversary Swatch Art Peace Hotel (01 to 24-OCT-2021)
at the MAXXI Museum
in Rome, Italy (the Swatch
Art Peace Hotel Shanghai celebrates its 10th
anniversary in OCT-2021). About 20 Club members participated at
the event. A SwatchXYou event
special (consisting of three
SwatchXYou watches, with special paper
loop) was released, using the previously available SwatchXYou
MAXXI canvas from DEC-2020. It is limited to 31 pcs as noted on the back. Roberto Quadrini sent me a few photos
and notes from the event.
- Expo 2020 Dubai Opening Ceremony. On 30-SEP, Expo
2020 Dubai will be opened. You can watch the opening
Three Four new
Swatch watches will be added to the Expo
Dubai 2020 Swatch collection: 1. Big Bold Al
Joud (SB03Z101, 207 GBP, limited to 500 pcs according to rumours);
2. Skin Irony Tafa'Ol
(Optimism, SYXZ103G, 207 GBP, limited to 1000 pcs according to rumours);
3. Skin Irony 42 Al
Tasamoh (Tolerance, SS07Z101G, 207 GBP, limited to 1500 pcs according to rumours); 4. New
Gent Biosourced SwatchPAY! Al
Azeema (Resolution, SO29Z102-5300, 83 GBP).
This collection will be available worldwide starting 01-OCT. Update:
Three new Expo Dubai 2020 specials are now available in a special
premium packaging. Expo Dubai 2020 is now
officially open to the general
public. Thanks to
Ed Chung for the photo.
- Propose your design for a SwatchXYou - now available. Swatch
is currently running a design contest where you can submit your
proposal for a SwatchXYou design: Swatch
Calling: The World's Most Inclusive Art Project.
From each country participating at Expo Dubai 2020 (OCT-2021 to
MAR-2022) [194 countries in total], one artwork will be selected and
be available as a SwatchXYou. Design competition ends on
08-AUG. All chosen artists will receive a symbolic compensation
of 351 CHF and seven watches made from their canvas. Update
30-SEP: The first six (out of around 80) Swatch
Calling SwatchXYou are now available: 1. Five
by Swatch Club Pioneer Member David
Catel; 2. Ukraine
by Dmytro Potapov; 3. Identitad
(canvas) by Amelia
Luissi (Uruguay); 4. 26
Shades Of Switzerland (canvas)
by Karl Gausmann (Switzerland); 5. Mami
Con Diablicos (canvas)
by Rolando De Sedas (Panama);
Funk (canvas) by
- "Jelly Fish" reissues available by mistake. Two Jelly
Fish Swatch watches were now available again as Biosourced Swatch
watches for a very short period of time (in Japan, Italian and US
Swatch stores, anywhere else?): 1. Gent Jelly
Fish Again (SO28K100); 2. New Gent Jelly
Fish Revisited (SO29K100,
already available in Japan). Fun fact: I cannot see a "(c)
Swatch AG 1985" at the 12 o'clock position on the silver
ring of the Jelly Fish... Update: It seems
that Swatch shipped these Jelly Fish reissues by mistake to the
stores. Planned release date seems to be 22-JAN-2022.
Apparently, there was a mixup with New Gent Random
Ghost Again (SO29K104). So for now, these reissues
are very rare! This will change in a few months. Update
2: The "(c) Swatch AG...."
has now moved to the 6 o'clock position and is printed silver on
silver (as it is done in the last years, invisible copyright info)...
Thanks to Marcello
Concialdi for the photo.
- Biosourced classic reissues. Several "classic"
bestsellers are now available again as Biosourced Swatch
watches: 1. New Gent Random Ghost
Again (SO29K104); 2. New Gent Black
Lacquered Again (SO29B107).
- "Crossing Over Yellow And Black Lines" artist special.
Swatch Philippines is hinting
at a New Gent Bioceramic "Crossing
Over Yellow And Black Lines" / "Under
Construction" artist special to be released on 23-SEP. The
watch is designed by Philippines artist Jose
Santos III (#SwatchJoseSantos). Update: The
New Gent Bioceramic special Crossing Over
Yellow And Black Lines (SO32Z100, 3000 pcs, 7500 PHP,
$150 US) has been unveiled by Swatch Philippines with a
great video on
Instagram. The packaging
represents a piece of tarmac, giving the impression of having been
picked from a construction site. The watch and packaging are not
numbered. The watch is inspired by the huge artwork Crossing
over yellow and black stripes (2 panels 46 × 366 cm) from
2016. A giant maxi of Crossing
Over Yellow And Black Lines by José Santos III can be
seen outside of the Swatch HQ along Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City,
Philippines. The special is now available at the Philippines
Swatch stores (with special working
gloves as gift with purchase [are these available anywhere
else?]). It will be launched on 25-SEP in the USA and in October
in Europe. The packaging also includes additional
information about the artist and the artwork. Thanks
to R.J.Valdez for the photos.
- San Francisco Destination special. A new San
Francisco New Gent Destination special Gates Of Love (SO29Z103,
$95 US, Destination Special #76)
has been launched on 23-SEP.
Here is a photo of the
packaging. Gates Of Love is available
in the Swatch US Online store until 26-SEP. Thanks to Ed Chung and to Roberta
Kleiman for the information.
- Team USA 2020 Olympic Games special. A special Swatch
One Team One Dream
(SUOZ716, $74.99 US, backside)
is now available in the Team
USA shop, right in time for the Tokyo
2020 Olympic Games. Update: A strap variant
of this special was issued for the US Paralympics Team at the Tokyo
2020 Summer Paralympic Games: One
Team One Dream Paralympics (SUOZ716C,
backside). The difference is the
inscription "2020 United States Paralympic Team" on the back of the
strap and the US Paralympics Team on the frontside of the paper
sleeve. Thanks to
Thomas Chan for the hint and to Tak Lun Lee for the photos.
- Oktoberfest SwatchXYou. As in 2020, the traditional Oktoberfest in Munich
in 2021 as well due to you know what :-( Nevertheless, a
special SwatchXYou Oktoberfest
(canvas) is now available in the
Swatch Germany Online store.
- Supriya Lele Skin specials. Supriya
Lele is a British-Indian fashion designer. She has
now created five different very nice
and colorful Biosourced Skin specials.
Lovely! The watches are packaged in a nice paper
sleeve (matching design).
The Swatch X Supriya Lele
collection is now available in the Swatch
Online Store. Update: On 21-SEP, Supriya
Lele signed her Swatch specials at the Carnaby
Street Swatch store in London. Thanks
to R.J.Valdez for the photos.
- Swatch Popup Store Parco Shibuya. From 17-SEP to
28-FEB-2022, a nice Swatch
Popup store will be open at Parco Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.
The store is supposed to look like a normal room in an apartment and
it will be remodeled several times when new watches are added.
- Unique silver James Bond Swatch suitcase. Today, I
found something interesting: A silver James Bond suitcase from 2002
that you probably haven't seen before (the "normal"
silver Bond suitcase is quite easily to find)! Much more rare
than the expensive leather
suitcase limited to 280 pcs. This one is a unique piece
with an even more unique story (sold for 10,710 GBP in 2020).
Check out all the details at the update in Wristory
Auction 2001, Lot#14.
- Mexico Destination specials available online. On
16-SEP, Mexico celebrates Mexican
Independence Day. (Día de la Independencia, Grito
de Dolores). The two Mexico Destination specials are now
available in the Swatch
Online Store for a short period of time (until 17-SEP).
- Planet Swatch Museum Biel Swatch Club Virtual Tour. Swatch
Club has organized a virtual tour of the Planet
Swatch Museum in Biel. About 50 participants joined
the zoom meeting. You can find a few still photos from the video
After a short introduction by Carlo
Giordanetti (CEO Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai), Swatch
Marti took us around in the museum for about 45
minutes. The highlight of the tour were the two original dial
designs by Enki Bilal: Too
Many Memories (GZ217) and Into
Each Other (GZ218S). These designs were never shown
to the public before. Also interesting: The original
strap design for The Joe Tilson
Venetian Watch (SUOZ312S) and a rare Our
Swatch Quattro (see www.lot7.de
:-). See more photos from the tour in the photo
album. Some interesting info: The Swatch
Finder will be back (improved!) "soon" ["the team worked hard
during the summer"] and Philippe's favourite Swatch is Sam
Francis (same as my favourite). Thanks a lot to the team
from Swatch Club for an enjoyable remote visit.
- Swatch store Treviso 10th anniversary special. A
special limited prefabricated SwatchXYou Naombraparmienaspumapalbocia
(SUOK154-004) is now available at the De
store in Italy. The watch is limited to 550
pcs and it costs 105 EURO. You can find more information
about the watch and the artist Juls
Crivellèr (in Italian) on Instagram.
- Big Bold Planet watchs. The official Swatch website
has a nice teaser
for a "Blue Moon" related Big Bold
Swatch. The binary code on the website translates
to "Hello world. -- First contact initiated. -- Stay tuned, we're
coming soon". Update: The teaser
graphic has changed slightly: Now the dress of the
astronauts shows some colors: orange, purple, blue and
green. I guess that's an indication of the colors of the
upcoming watches... Spoiler: Photos of the four
watches have leaked
on Instagram. Update: The four Big
Bold Planet watches are now featured on the Swatch
webpage. Available online starting 07-SEP. Each
watch is available with an extra strap in a slightly different
design, packaged in a nice special
box. A strap
changing tool is also supplied with each Swatch.
Thanks to Laurent Stefani for
the update, to Cristiano Ianna for the instagram photos and to R.J.Valdez for the photos.
- New Swatch book by Schmid / Muller. A new Swatch book
1981 La Route De La Swatch et
après... by Marlyse Schmid, Bernard Müller and Philippe J.
Silaci is now available
in Switzerland. Price is 39 CHF, the book has 164 pages. Marlyse Schmid and Bernard
Müller are the first designers of early Swatch watches,
starting in 1981 (without these two: No Swatch as we know it
today). You can find more information about Marlyse Schmid and
Bernard Müller here (info about the
Sotheby's auction in Geneva in 2015).
- Older swatch news. Click here
to read older swatch news with more pictures and info. Check it out if
- I am currently looking for:
- Kiki Picasso (poster piece)
- Kiki Picasso poster (original only)
- Mimmo Paladino
- Helmut Newton Fingernails
- Prototypes, variants, hybrids, test models
- PunkXJob MAXI (MSUOZ280S) by Studio Job
- 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)
- Folders, brochures, documentation, advertisement material 1982-86.
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