Recent Swatch info (Last updated: 09-DEC-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
- X Factor Italy special. Swatch
is a sponsor / partner of the TV show X
Factor Italia. A dedicated website www.xfactorswatchthis.it
exists, featuring the New Gent XX-Rated
Black (SUOB402) and XX-Rated
Red (SUOR400). On 09-DEC, the "Presentatori X Factor
Daily" Benji &
Fede played a small concert
at the Swatch Store Milano Gae Aulenti.
A special XX-Rated Black Benji
& Fede was released in a limited edition of only 100
pcs, only available at the Swatch Store Milano Gae Aulenti. The watch
has the Benji
& Fede logo on a special
loop around the strap.
- 2018 Holiday Event /
Special. The 2018
Swatch Club Holiday Event will took place on the first weekend
of December (30-NOV to 02-DEC) in the city of Athens,
Greece. The 110 participants at the event received a very special
New Gent SwatchXYou Lucky Mushrooms
Universe (SUOZ292S), the
watch is limited and numbered to 200 pcs on the sticker,
on the special packaging, and on the
back of the watch. Here
is a picture of the opened special packaging. In addition to
the special strap of the watch, each club member received two random
straps from previous collections. So the content of (almost)
every packaging is different! Great idea! The packaging
also contains two special loops: "Holiday
/ 2018" on the front and "swatch /
club" on the back. The watch has a very nice face,
superb! Here is a detailed report with
many photos about the club event.
- Destination Montreal
special. A new Destination special for Montreal (Canada)
was launched on 07-DEC: A New Gent L'Esprit
De Montréal (SUON705N)
$110 CAD). It is a New Gent Backup
from 2014 with a special strap. This
is Destination Special #51. Thanks to
Thomas Chan and Elvin Rawlins for the information.
- Dutch GFP special. Hans van Buuren
has found one
of the nicest B2B specials ever: GFP
is a Dutch loyalty discount programs company. In 2018 the company
existed 7,777 days and for this occasion a special New Gent Swatch was
7,777 days (SUOB707D)
is limited to 77
pcs and it is packaged in a super nice paper
sleeve designed by Dutch artist Dadara.
The watch is a New Gent Blue
Resolution (SUOB707) from 2013 with a special strap (top
Apparently, Swatch Pioneer member Gennie Freen was involved
in the production of the special...
- Destination Greece
special. A new Destination special for Greece is now
available: A Gent It's All Greek To Me (GW408C).
It is a Gent Pink
Line (GW408) from 2017 with a special
special is available with seven different loops: Athens,
Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, Mykonos, Kos, and
Thessaloniki. The watch costs 70 EURO plus 2,80 EURO for
the loop. Each loop is only available in the respective town /
island. This is Destination
- Xmas special(s) 2018. According
to this website,
the Xmas special 2018 is a New Gent Shinebright
(SUOZ287S, 110 EURO). It seems to limited and numbered to 5005
pcs and it is available in a nice winter themed special
packaging. Update: The launch date for the
Xmas special is 29-NOV. Additionally, a SwatchXYou Xmas
special set is available. It is limited and numbered to 1111
pcs: Swatch X You Seasons Set
(GZS71). Price is 18360 JPY (approx. 142 EURO). The watch
heads in the Swatch X You Seasons Set
(GZS71) are identical to the watch heads in the Swatch
X You Seasons special set (GZS69) from 2017. The
straps and the sleeve are different however. Update 2:
The Xmas special Shinebright
is now available in the Swatch
online store. Shortly after the online availability, the
Nordic Swatch online stores (Denmark and Finland and ...) had an
interesting pricing error.
This error is fixed now. Update 3: The Swatch
X You Seasons Set (GZS71) is now available in the Swatch
US online store.
- Second SwatchXHodinkee
special. Swatch Club has launched a teaser about a new SwatchXHodinkee
special, with more information on 26-NOV. Another
SISTEM51? The first SwatchXHodinkee
Vintage 84 (SUTZ402) was
released in 2017 and it was a huge success. Update: Yes,
SwatchXHodinkee special is again a SISTEM51: the Swatch
SISTEM51 Blue Edition for HODINKEE (SUTZ404) is now
available for $150 US in the US
Swatch online store and in the Hodinkee
shop. It is the very first SISTEM51 that doesn't have the
distinctive red dots on the dial. Additionally, a limited number
of watches will be available in-store at the Swatch Times Square
flagship boutique in New York City from 29-NOV. The watch is not
a numbered edition, but quantities are limited. The production
run of the first SwatchXHodinkee special was 3500 pcs.
- New Swatch Pay! watches in
China. Four new Swatch Pay! (formerly known as
"Bellamy") watches are now available in China: 1. White
Line Pay! (SVHW101-1200); 2.
Paradise Pay! (SVIB106-1200); 3. Golden
Pay! (SVIW110-1200); 4. Blue
Pay! (SVHN101-1200). Thanks to Sophia Chang for the
- ChinaSteel special. A
blast from the past: In the early / mid 90s, the steel
from Taiwan has issued a Swatch special ChinaSteel.
It is a Gent Skin
Print (GF103) from 1993 with a special paper sleeve.
No print on the strap, no special ref.no. But the paper sleeve
is interesting as it shows the Swiss cross
next to the Swatch logo. This is very unusual (I am not sure if
there is a Swiss law that doesn't allow this).
- Destination Naples
special. A new "Pizza themed" Destination special for
Naples (Italy) has surfaced: A Gent Napulè (GR162E).
It is a Gent Red
Pass (GR162) from 2014 with a special Pizza
is Destination Special #49. Thanks to
Angelo Moccaldi for the photo.
- Swatch Club local Xmas
events. Three local Xmas events have been announced by
Swatch Club: 1. Toronto,
Canada (01-DEC); 2. Paris,
France (04-DEC); 3. London,
- Swatch x Hackett special.
The British menswear retailer Hackett
a special SISTEM51 Muffin
(YIZ402S). The Swatch x Hackett watch is limited to 1983 pcs and it is packaged in a special red box (opened
box). The watch is also numbered on the side
of the watch case and it has a nice imprint "born
in 1983" on the back (both Swatch and Hackett were
founded in 1983!). The watch costs 148 GBP or 200 EURO
(interesting conversion rate). A launch event for the watch will
take place in London on 01-NOV. Here
is a very nice info page about the watch. Update: Meanwhile,
the information about the Swatch x Hackett watch has been
removed from the website but some orders have already been shipped
out. You can also see the info in the Google
cache. The watch has been designed in collaboration with Jeremy
Hackett, and the dial features silhouette of Jeremy’s
Sussex Spaniel Muffin. Please note also this little
detail for the date window :-) Here
is a nice video ad for the Swatch x Hackett watch and GQ
Magazine has an interview
with Jeremy Hackett and Swatch COO Gonzalo de Cevallos
about the watch. The watch is already sold out online at www.hackett.com
but you still can get it
through the Swatch
online store. Also sold out at the Swatch Online
store! So it looks as if this watch is a big success. Update
2: A rare production error has been spotted by Stefan
Kluge: A slightly turned bezel.
- Chinese Year Of The Pig
special. 2019 is the Year
of the Pig according to the Chinese calendar. As in the
last years, Swatch will release a special Swatch: A Gent Gem
Of New Year (GZ319) packaged in a nice special
packaging (opened). The watch
is already on sale in several Asian countries including Hong
Kong. Thanks to Thomas Chan for the photo.
- SwatchXDamienHirst / Mickey
Mouse 90th anniversary special. After releasing a nice
teaser "Magic Will
Happen On 15-NOV", Swatch has unveiled
the fantastic SwatchXDamienHirst
collaboration at the Swatch
Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai. The collaboration is
part of the 90th
anniversary celebration of Mickey
Mouse and the watches have been designed by UK artist Damien Hirst, inspired by
his well known art work Mickey
from 2012. Two Swatch specials are available: 1. New Gent
Mirror Spot Mickey (SUOZ290S,
limited and numbered to 19999 pcs, 110 EURO), packaged in a nice paper
sleeve; 2. Gent Spot Mickey
(GZ323S, limited and numbered to 1999 pcs, 165 EURO), packaged in a special packaging. It is also
available as a very limited Maxi Spot Mickey
(MGZ323, 265 EURO, 333
pcs). The New Gent is now available in the shops and the
more limited Gent will be sold on one day online only (18-NOV). By the
way, these are not the first Mickey Swatch watches! In 1984,
very few unique Mickey
hybrid Swatch watches were manufactured by Swatch employees
(never officially sold). Two of these were available as part of
the legendary Blum
collection: Swatch auction
in 2011 (Hong Kong). Update: Lots of international
press coverage for the two watches, including Esquire,
Italy, ... Update 2: It seems that the very
limited Gent Spot Mickey (GZ323S) was
in extremely high demand on the 18th. It was very difficult to
place a successful orders due to overloaded servers. Update
3: A few Spot Mickey specials were also sold "offline" on the
18th, eg. in Interlaken
(Switzerland) or at the Paris
Megastore. Update 4: Crazy
prices for the limited Gent Spot Mickey
(GZ323S), these are successful ebay auctions! Update
5: Here is a report
by Christine Tanner about the Interlaken sale event on 18-NOV.
- Six Four
Medtronic "Presidents Club" Swatch specials. Recently,
four three mysterious
Swatch specials have surfaced in Germany (and Portugal): They
are very similar strap variants (a "P" on the loop around the strap)
of the New Gent Swatch Look Through (SUOK105) from 2013. The
special Swatch is available with a black strap
(SUOK105K), a transparent strap (SUOK105N),
and a white strap (SUOK105?).
The watches were awarded to members of the Presidents
Club (link does not work) of the medical technology
company Medtronic. Update:
A special Swatch with a blue strap
(SUOK105I) also exists. Update: Two
more "Presidents Club" Swatch specials have surfaced. The
guarantee for these is dated 27-JUL-2018, so I am fairly sure that
these were distributed later than the first four: 5. Color
My Laquered Presidents Club (SUOS101D); 6. Blue
Grey Lacquered Presidents Club (SUON102D).
Thanks to Fabrizio
for the information and to Pedro Mota for the update.
- ComplexCon special. ComplexCon is an
expertly curated convention and festival bringing the world of Complex
to life, including pop culture, music, art, food, style, sports,
innovation, activism, and education. It takes place from 03 to 04-NOV
in Long Beach, CA. A ComplexCon
Swatch special packaging has been released.
The special packaging (ref.no.
SUOB702-I) is limited to 400 pcs ($125 US) and it contains a black New
Rebel (SUOB702) with an extra ComplexCon
strap and loops. It comes with an unusual
guarantee card. Here
is a nice report about Swatch and ComplexCon. Update:
The ComplexCon special is now available in the online
- Bolton Group special. The
Italian high quality consumer goods company Bolton
Group has issued a special New Gent Bolton
Group (SUON705I). It is
a New Gent Backup
Blue (SUON705) from 2014 with a special strap carrying an
embossed logo of the Bolton Group on the
front side of the strap and an inscription "2 billion thanks!
Bolton Group" on the back side of the strap.
The "2 billion" may refer to the fact that the revenue of the Bolton
Group probably has passed 2
Billion EURO in the fiscal year 2017.
- Hollywood Dream & POP Diva
Wristory special. On 03-DEC-2001, 25 unique Swatch lots
were auctioned during the legendary Swatch
Wristory Auction in New York City. Several
celebrities were in attendance: Donald
Klum, ... Lot #17 was Hollywood
Dream & POP Diva in a unique Box covered by 6,370
Swarovski crystals, the box was sold for $6000 US. Until now, it
is very rare to see some pictures of the actual watches in the
different lots. Recently, some pictures of the unique
box in lot #17 and the corresponding letter
of authenticity (signed by Nick Hayek sr.) surfaced. You can see
all photos here.
- Destination Berlin
special. On 09-NOV, the Destination
Berlin special will be launched.
It is a New Gent called Ick Bin
Ein Berlina (SUOZ293, 80
EURO). This is Destination
Special #48, packaged in the usual paper
sleeve. Participants of the Berlin launch event will
receive a special packaging (video) as a
gift. There are six
notable events in German history that are connected to the
launch date of the Destination Berlin special (09-NOV). Thanks to
Sascha for the hint.
- Giant Swatch Psycadelic
Maxi. As in the last years, a giant Maxi of the current
collection is now on display in Makati (Philippines), this time near
the Swatch Store along Arnaiz Avenue. Swatch has chosen the New
Gent Psycadelic (SUOW155).
Thanks to R.J.Valdez for the photo.
- Swatch and German
politics. German politician Sawsan
Chebli (a member of the Social Democratic Party [SPD],
State Secretary for Federal Affairs) was recently in the "twitter
news" as she was photographed wearing a Rolex watch. Now
the Swiss Ambassador
in Berlin (Paul Seger) has sent her a Swatch
watch as a present (but she refused
to accept the present). The Swatch watch is the very rare
Swisstopo special (SUOK103E) from
2017 which was never
available in the shops.
- GLAM collection. A
new Swatch GLAM
collection is now available in selected countries / Swatch
stores: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Russia, Singapore,
USA. The collection consists of seven watches: 1. Gent Fabuloops
(GB316PZ, $135 US); 2. Lady Cuffabulous
(watch head HLM142PZ, $160 US plus two different leather bracelets
at $70 US each); 3. Lady Black
Cancan (LK387DPZ, $145 US) / White
Cancan (LK387EPZ, $145 US) / Purple
Cancan (LK387EPZ, $145 US); 4. Skin Big Glorious
(SVOM106PZ, $165 US with seven different feathers at $20
US); 5. Irony Chrono Musical
(YCG419PZ, $290 US plus three different leather bracelets at $30
US each); 6. SISTEM51 Sistem
Helmsman (YIZ400SPZ, $295 US, limited to 510 pcs, back,
this watch was rumoured since 2017 already); 7. Irony Lady Acrobelle
(YSG161PZ, $255 US plus three different leather bracelets at $30 US
each). The great Swatch
Glam Campaign has been produced by Plastik
- ETA 225th anniversary employee special. For the 225th
anniversary of ETA SA
Manufacture Horlogère Suisse, every employee received on
31-OCT a special New Gent ETA 225th
anniversary, packaged in a nice paper sleeve. It is
estimated that around 6000 watches have been distributed. The
watch is not numbered and there is no ref.code on the box or the
packaging. ETA manufactures the movements for Swatch
Group, including Swatch. Thanks to Julien for the photo.
- 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. Update: On the first day of the
festival (22-OCT), the seven watches of the SwatchXAristocrazy,
SwatchXThyssen, and Boamistura collections were
launched (see "Swatch Cities Madrid specials"). Here
is a picture of the opening event with Swatch's VP and COO Gonzalo
de Cevallos, In addition, Swatch Creative Director Carlo
Giordanetti presented a
vinyl record (back)
about the festival. Three
Seven unique artist Maxis
are also on display: pic1
/ pic2 / pic3
/ pic4. A few serigraphs
and custom made Swatch bags (back) were also
available. Update 2: Schön!
magazine has a very nice report
about the Creative Natives Festival. Thanks to Ricardo Rocha for the
- SwatchXYou next level. According to this Instagram
post by Swatch UK, #SwatchXYou
(the personalized Swatch) will be going to the "next level" very
soon. Maybe some real customization? (= design your own
Swatch) Update: Almost and it is truly
fantastic: You can pick a
design and make your own Swatch here. You can hover
a virtual Swatch over your favourite pattern (currently six
different ones are available), drop it where you like and customize
your design with two different transparent watch heads (black or grey
mechanics). Your customized design is printed on the watch strap
and on the back of the watch (you can also add up to 15 letters for a
name etc. there). Here
is an example and here
is another one. You can do this online (3 working days +
delivery) or immediately in selected Swatch stores (eg. Zurich
airport [be sure to check out all pics]). Lots of space
for individualization. Update: Here
are some photos of my SwatchXYou "next level" Swatch (HSUOK137).
It is packaged in a red paper sleeve.
The watch and the strap look fantastic and the printing is much better
than expected, it really looks robust. Be sure to check out all
10 photos in
order to admire all details of this amazing technology!
- Vontobel Swatch. The Swiss bank Vontobel
has issued a special Gent Swatch Vontobel
(GB292C), in DEC-2016. It is a
Numbers (GB292) from 2016 with a special loop around the
strap. No further info so far.
- The Exclusive Swatch-Art Collection. A huge and very
special Swatch collection consisting of more than 3700 Swatch watches
is featured in this interesting report
by ensemble.cc, a bilingual
publication featuring Architecture, Design, Creative Arts and Fine
Estates, affiliated with Sotheby's
Auction House. Thanks to Alain Choisy for the information.
- Swatch Cities Madrid specials. For the Swatch Creative
Natives festival (22 to 27-OCT) in Madrid, seven special
Swatch watches have
been released (according to the press
section of the official Swatch website):
- SwatchXThyssen Collection:
- New Gent Gracious Bouquet
- New Gent The Red Shiny Line
- New Gent Sleepy Garden
These Art specials are designed "in spirit" of paintings which
are on display at the famous Museo
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
(1912; watch Sleepy Garden
SUOZ298). All the watches are packaged in a SwatchXThyssen
Designed by Boamistura
team with roots in graffiti art from Madrid). Available in
Madrid in a special nice customized tiny sales
- New Gent Layers Of Time
(SUOZ294, 80 EURO) in a nice special packaging (closed
/ opened). 1800
pcs but not numbered.
- Skin special Chamesparkle
Skin (SVOZ101S, Spain/Portugal:
1500(!) EURO, ROW: 1700(!!)
EURO) in a nice special
packaging, limited and numbered to only 80
- Skin special Chameskin
160 EURO, ROW: 175
EURO) in a special
- Gent special Chamecrazy (GZ320,
Spain/Portugal: 95 EURO,
ROW: 125 EURO)
in a special packaging
is a report from Spain about the luxury and jewelry company Aristocrazy
from June where they are already talking about the SwatchXAristocrazy
). On 30-OCT, the Aristocrazy collection was presented
at the Swatch store
in the Musée du Louvre in Paris.
Swatch training. Do you want to get your (Swatch)
kicks on Route 51?
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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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