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Recent Swatch info (Last updated: 19-FEB-2020)
- 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:
- AMAG SISTEM51 Irony special. The Swiss Volkswagen
importer AMAG celebrates its
75th anniversary on 03-JAN-2020. A special SISTEM51 Irony Amag (YIZ406) has been produced in a limited
edition of 7500 pcs. The watch was given to employees
(active and former) of AMAG (never sold). It has the inscription
"1945 - AMAG - 2020" on the back and it is
packaged in a nice paper sleeve. The
watch is a completely new model with a custom dial, a little bit
inspired by Sistem
Fly (YIS404). According to the documentation,
the SISTEM51 Irony Amag is the first
Swatch with the new balance spring Nivachron
made out of a new non-magnetic compensating alloy. This is
not correct as it was used first in the Flymagic
Swatch (available in APR-2019). Also later in NOV-2019 in
the third Hodinkee
Swatch special SISTEM51
HODINKEE Generation 1986 (SUTZ406).
- Power Of Love SwatchXYou. Two special Power Of
Love SwatchXYou are now available in the Swatch Online
Store: 1. Emoheart
(canvas); 2. Dancing
- Karneval / Carnival SwatchXYou. A special Die
5te Jahreszeit SwatchXYou (canvas)
is now available in the German Swatch Online Store (until
24-FEB). "Die 5te Jahreszeit" (= the 5th season)
stands for the Karneval (=
carnival) period. This is for Germany only as the
design shows German only Karneval exclamations such as "Helau"
and "Alaaf". The watch is also available at
selected Swatch stores in and around Cologne and Dusseldorf (very
important Karneval areas in Germany). Update: Another
special Venice (Carnival Masks, canvas)
SwatchXYou is now available in the Swatch
- Remembering Nicolas G. Hayek. On 19-FEB, the
co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Swatch
G. Hayek, would have celebrated his 92th birthday.
For his 70th anniversary in 1998, he received a unique Swatch
Gent with three photos of him on the dial: One aged 70
days, one aged 70 months and one aged 70 years. Thanks to Thomas Chan for the hint.
- James Bond Swatch x 007 specials. According to several
Swatch will release seven (007!) new James
Bond Swatch watches soon. The first six Swatch
watches will be released on 20-FEB as Swatch
x 007 capsule collection. They are related to the
posters, title sequences, and iconography of six classic James Bond
Films, one for each actor who has played James Bond so far:
1. Sean Connory: Dr. No
(New Gent SUOZ302, features the coloured dots from the iconic title
sequence); 2. George Lazenby: On
Her Majesty's Secret Service (New Gent SUOZ715, uses
elements from the film's poster design); 3. Roger Moore: Moonraker (New Gent
SUOZ305, takes the wearer into space with a shuttle); 4. Timothy Dalton: Licence
To Kill (Gent GZ328, tropical theme and snakeskin design
echoes the film's warmer climates); 5. Pierce Brosnan: The
World Is Not Enough (New Gent SUOZ304, iconography from
the film's poster and graphics are used on the face); 6. Daniel
Craig: Casino Royale
(Gent GZ340, card designs are used from the graphical title
sequence). The watches will be sold in a very nice special
packaging, imitating a VHS video cassette. Here
is a photo of an actual watch in the packaging. They cost 85
EURO (Gent) and 90 EURO (New Gent). The 7th new James Bond watch
Irony 42, ref. SS07Z100, 200 EURO) will be released in April in
limited numbers(!) to coincide with the new James Bond movie No
Time To Die: In the film, Q will be seen wearing a
Swatch specially designed in collaboration with Suttirat
Anne Larlarb (costume designer on No Time to Die).
These new James Bond Swatch watches were rumoured since quite some
time now but they have been delayed as the new movie has been pushed
back several times: The original press photos of the packaging
show "The 2019 James Bond Collection"
on the side print of the 'VHS cassette'. On the actual watches
being sold, this has been updated to "The
2020 James Bond Collection". Previously, Swatch has
released two James Bond collections: In 2002 20
Swatch watches, celebrating the 40th anniversary of James Bond
in the cinema; and in 2008 the 007
Villains Collection featuring 22 special themed models
representing the villains from each film in the official series.
Hodinkee has a very nice report
about the third Swatch James Bond collection, Fratello
Magazine as well. Update: The 007
x Swatch collection will be available on 17-FEB (7am [which
time zone?!?]) at the official 007
Online Store, before the global launch on 20-FEB. On
25-FEB, Swatch will present a James
Bond Movie Marathon in Brooklyn, NY, to US club
members. Three movies will be shown: Dr.
World is Not Enough,
Casino Royale. And the Club members will "get a
first hand look at the NEW James Bond Tribute Collection". On
28-FEB, there will be a Bond collection launch event in Switzerland at
the Swatch HQ in Biel. Update 2: The first three
watches from the 007 x Swatch collection are now available online
at the official 007 store. Update 3: The James Bond Movie Marathon
will take place in February in France (Paris), USA (New York),
Russia (Moscow), Germany (Frankfurt), Spain (Madrid), Turkey
(Istanbul), Switzerland (Biel at the Swatch HQ). A special
webpage 007.swatch.com is
now online. You can already preorder the six Bond watches at the
Swatch Online Store in the UK
and in the USA.
It is rumoured that the New Gent 007 watches are limited to 5025 each,
at the Gent 007 are 3025 each (the watches are not numbered).
The 7th Bond special may be limited to 2020 pcs (also not
R.J.Valdez for the photos and to Brian Pier and Thomas Chan for the
- Swatchy the Penguin. Follow the adventures of an epic
penguin with attitude on Instagram: Swatchy
- SwatchXYou improved. Finally, two long overdue
improvements for the creation of your customized SwatchXYou
have been activated: You can now rotate the canvas (360°!) and
you can zoom into the canvas. Hence you can now create a SwatchXYou
such as this one :-) Thanks to Joachim Meyer for the
- Club Swatch 2020. The Club Swatch 2020 has been
released on 06-FEB. It is a New Gent celebrating 30 years of
Swatch Club: 30 And Ticking
(SUOZ322, 75 EURO). The watch is packaged in a nice special
packaging. The inside of the
packaging shows the names of former club watches. You can
buy the watch in the Swatch
Online Store. In 1-2 months, a special limited version of
the watch will be available at local club events. The black
and red Grafitti design can also be seen at the Planet
Swatch Museum in Biel. Update: club.swatch.com
has also been redesigned and it now shows the 30th anniversary
- Tokyo 2020 Olympic specials. Three new Tokyo
2020 Olympic specials are now available in Japan:
1. Gent Tokyo 2020 Blue (GZ708);
2. Big Bold BB AI Blue
(SO27Z100); 3. Big Bold Kurenai Red
(SO27Z101). These three watches
will be available worldwide in March. Here
is a press release about the watches. Thanks
to Mano Akihito for the photo.
- Vintage SwatchXYou. A new special Vintage
SwatchXYou (canvas) is now
available. The design is inspired by seven famous Swatch watches
from the late 80s (from left to right): 1. Harajuku
Gent (GB124, 1989); 2. Fox-Trot
POP (PWBR102, 1989); 3. Mackintosh
Gent (GB116, 1987); 4. Tonga
Gent (GL100, 1986); 5. Osiris
Gent (GM102, 1986); 6. Sandy
Mountains Gent (GG105, 1990); 7. Shibuya
Gent (GG104, 1989).
- Art Week Olaf Hajek SwatchXYou. During the first week
of each month, Swatch will collaborate with different artists and
present unique SwatchXYou canvases which will be available for
one week only. For February, Swatch
presents one canvas
by German artist Olaf Hajek:
1. Flowerhead. Previously in 2014,
Olaf Hajek has designed two
very successful Swatch watches. The special SwatchXYou is
available until 10-FEB.
- Swatch Xmas Market. The first Swatch
Xmas market was held on 14-DEC at the Swatch
Drive Thru Store in Biel, Switzerland. Christine Tanner
has sent me a few photos from the Xmas
market. Several rare Swatch Season models no longer available in
the shops were available, including Hollywood
Dream (GZ116, 1990, 10 pcs were available at 105 CHF
Jangle (2003, GZ408), Star
Edition (GZ199, 2009), Hocus
Pocus (GZ122, 1991), Magic
Spell (GZ148, 1995), ... It was also possible to
create a special SwatchXYou Drive Thru Xmas market. Update:
The number 00,001/10000 of Star
Edition was available for sale at the Xmas
market. This is very very unusual, as the number 1 of each
special edition is usually reserved for Nick Hayek's personal
collection, the Planet
museum etc. Does anyone else own a #1 of any
official Swatch special? If yes, please
send photos. Update
2: Rainer Haas
owns the Mimmo
Paladino artist special Oigol
Oro #001/100 (GZ113, 1988), presented to the Dalai
Lama (together with the original correspondence /
envelope). Update 3: Here
is the Xmas special Red Knit
of the watch). Update
4: 820. Hafengeburtstag Hamburg
Club Event Special
01/100 (from 2009) and FIVB
Berlin Skyball 2003 001/111. Thanks
to Rainer Haas for the information and photos
and to Alexandre Brunner and Wolfgang Seiler for the photos.
- Laax Open 2020 special. The Laax
Open snowboarding event takes place from 13 to 18-JAN in
Laax, Switzerland. A special New Gent Laax
Open 2020 (SUOB714C, 90 CHF) has been issued, it is
packaged in a nice paper sleeve.
It is New Gent Gaet
(SUOB714) from 2014 with a special strap. The winners of the Laax
Open received a nicely
packaged Big Bold Swatch.
- Dry January SwatchXYou. A special Dry
January SwatchXYou (canvas)
is now available in the Swatch Online Store.
- Fake Big Bold. Swatch Big
Bold is still a very young product line but you can
already find fake Big Bold watches
- Don't Be Too Late reissued / new Gent product line. Another
famous Swatch from the 80s has been reissued: DB2L
(SO28B102) is a Gent(!) Swatch (34 mm), with a GREEN
Swatch logo on the watch face,
packaged in an eco-friendly red pasteboard
packaging. Note the lower green
part on the seconds hand and the different hour and minute hands
compared to the original Don't
Be Too Late (GA100) from 1984. From the
production code SO28B102, we can deduce that there
is a technical difference to the Gent Swatch watches we all know and
love (a new product line!), otherwise, the ref. code would be GBxxx.
Hopefully that technical difference will be unveiled soon. Here
is a picture of the actual watch in the packaging. Update:
According to information from a Swatch Store: The new Gent
product line is manufactured (partially?) from recycled plastic, the
plastic for the glass is also different, so the usual Polywatch should
not be used to polish your DB2L! Update 2: Here
is a photo that illustrates the differences between the original Don't
Be Too Late (GA100) from 1984 and the DB2L
(SO28B102) from 2020. DB2L has a production
code "IX46b", I assume that the added "b" behind the regular
production code indicates the new Gent 2 product line with
- SwatchXYou Pop-up store Japan. The first SwatchXYou
pop-up store will open for one week starting 25-DEC at the Isetan
Shinjuku Store, Tokyo, Japan. Six Japanese artists
have been invited to create a special SwatchXYou design.
Some of the artists will also sign their watches on 25-DEC.
The designs and the artists are: 1. Chocomoo
(canvas); 2. Jun Inoue (canvas);
3. Kosuke Kawamura
5. Yoshi47 (canvas);
6. Towmei-Line (canvas).
Here is a "on the spot"
paining by Yuka Chocomoo.
Update: The six special SwatchXYou designs are now
available in the Japanese
Swatch Online Store. Update 2: Since
13-JAN, the six special SwatchXYou designs are now
available worldwide for a limited time, eg. US
Swatch Online Store.
- Zappos special. For the 20th anniversary of the
company, a New Gent special Zappos
(SUOW107I) has been issued by Zappos
(online shoe and clothing retailer) in MAR-2019.
- Valentine 2020 special. According to this report,
the Swatch Valentine special for 2020 is a Gent Swatch You've
Got Love (GZ707S). It comes in a red
packaging in the style of an envelope.
The watch is limited and numbered to 5020 pcs.
- Argentinia only Glitter collection. A special limited
collection is available exclusively
in Argentinia. The Glitter collection consists of
five Swatch watches: Three New Gent, one Gent, and one Lady
Swatch: 1. New Gent Glittersky
(SUOS400); 2. New Gent Glitterpassion (SUOR401); 3. New
Gent Glitternight (SUOB403);
4. Gent Glitterespoir (GE269);
5. Gent Glitterceleste (LK392).
The Glitter collection is available since at least MAR-2019,
issued probably for the opening
of the Swatch Argentinia Online Store. Other markets have
different Glitter Swatch watches available (also exclusively online),
- Big Bold Pay! watches. Three different Big Bold
Pay! watches are now available in those markets where Swatch
Pay! is available, eg. Switzerland, Austria,
Germany: 1. BBMist Pay!
(SO27W101-5300); 2. BBSky Pay!
(SO27N106-5300); 3. BBNyte Pay!
(SO27B106-5300). Each watch
costs 100 EURO (compared to 90 EURO for the regular Big Bold
watches [or 95 EURO for the fantastic Big
- Swatch Essentials. Every month, Swatch will now unveil
new essential styles and the people
that make it all happen every month: Swatch
For January 2020, 16
different Swatch watches have been released.
- SwatchXYou Taiwan Pop-up store. Until 16-FEB,
Pop-up store is open at the Taipei
101 Shopping Mall in Taiwan. Two special Swatch
SwatchXYou designs are available (also in the Swatch
Taiwan Online Store): 1. Taiwan
Animals A (canvas);
Animals B (canvas).
- Virgin MiamiCentral Pop-up store. A new Swatch
Pop-up store is now open
at Virgin MiamiCentral.
Until 02-FEB, you can buy Swatch watches, including the Miami
Vibes Destination special.
- Bürgenstock Resort Destination special. A new
Destination New Gent special B-Viewtiful
(SUOZ320, 90 CHF, Destination Special #66)
has been released on 04-DEC at the Bürgenstock
Resort in Switzerland. The watch is also available
at the Zurich airport. Update:
is some more information about the Bürgenstock Resort Destination special
and the Bürgenstock Resort. Thanks
to Fabien Perissinotto for the photo.
- Zodiac / Chinese Horoscope SwatchXYou. A special Zodiac SwatchXYou is now
available in the Swatch
Online Store. So you can now check your horoscope on your
wrist! Additionally, a Chinese
Horoscope SwatchXYou is available in the Swatch
- 2020 Emojis SwatchXYou. A special Emojis
SwatchXYou is now available in the Swatch
Online Store. It also features a "2020" on the canvas,
so it has also a "Happy New Year 2020" theme :-)
- Older swatch news. Click here
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- I am currently looking for:
- 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)
- 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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