JIC’s 'Luxury of Time’ Exhibit Spotlights Trends in Fine Watches The latest trends in fine timepieces for the year 2000 were displayed in “Luxury of Time,” an exhibition in June in New York City sponsored by the Jewelry Information Center (JIC). More than 150 of the world’s finest watches, valued at $3.8 million overall and representing 25 brands, were exhibited, most for the first time. They included diamond-intensive timepieces retailing for more than $249,000 as well as Jaeger-Le Coultre’s reversible ring watch, with the smallest mechanical movement ever produced. The watches were presented in 12 categories. Among them were celebrity watches (“Ally McBeal’s” Montblanc and Madonna’s Ebel); futuristic styling (such as Jorg Hysek’s “The Hysek”); use of cutting-edge materials (as in Tag Heuer’s titanium and rubber watch, whose lithium battery lasts for se

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