Watches: ’Tis the Season for New Timepieces



A sleek newcomer joins two oldies but goodies that have recently returned to the United States in new guises:DeLaneauAfter nearly a decade of absence from the Baselworld fair, DeLaneau, the Geneva watch brand beloved by fans of enameled and gem-set timepieces, returned to the show in 2012 as part of a reboot that carried on during market week in Las Vegas, where CEO David Gouten showed off the new Cerisier collection of seasonally inspired timepieces rendered in champlevé enamel and diamonds. The brand, founded in 1949 “as a producer of bespoke watches for the elite,” still produces only about 200 watches a year. While its strongest market is Russia, America lies squarely in ­DeLaneau’s sights (a now-closed ­Madison Avenue boutique notwithstanding): “We’re looking at a few retailers,” Gouten says, “but not many.”Heritage Presidents’ Watch in limited series in steel a
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