Recent Swatch info:
Italian Swatch event. A special event called Countdown Torino 2006 took place in Turin, Italy on 9-FEB starting at 5.00pm at the Swatch Store in Via Roma 351. The event is in order to celebrate the -2 years from the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics. A special packaging ( containing the gent swatch Trasparent GK209M with an extra special loop around the strap ) limited to 200 pieces was sold to the collectors participating to the event.
Portuguese Valentine special. A special packaging (not limited, not numbered) of the Touch French Lover (STGK100) has been released in Portugal for Valentine's Day.
Swatch Store Leipzig spring special. In the beginning of February, the swatch store in Leipzig, Germany, will release a nice special packaging (limited and numbered to 100 pcs) of the nice new gent swatch Ducky Bath (GN214).
Scottish Whisky special. The scottish whisky distillery Macallan is selling a special swatch ( Irony big SABBIA YGS1006C - 1999)
Italian Spring-Summer 2004 collection launch event. A special event for the upcoming Spring-Summer 2004 collection took place in Milano, Italy, on 14-JAN-2004 at a place called "Superstudio" Via Forcella 13. A special packaging ( limited and numbered to 200 pcs) containing the olympic gent Nisis (GE123) has been released for the occasion. Here is another picture.In the box, there is space to fit the other 4 olympic swatches.
First 2008 Olympics special. Xinhuanet: The Swiss-based Swatch Group, the world's biggest watch maker, displayed its first set of souvenir watch for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on 16-DEC in Beijing. Priced at 1,680 yuan (202 US dollars), the set include one watch with dragon outlines, a red watchcase and watchband featuring Chinese culture.the set includes two swatches: one gent Dragon Celebrations(GZ178) and one square Dancing Beijing(SUFZ102), a red/blue watchcase and watchband featuring Chinese culture. Here is a picture of the set.
Wyeth swatch special. Recently, one swatch appear from the past.This swatch is Skin Pure Black ( SFK116 - 2000 ) with imprint on the strap the logo of the WYETH that is a pharmaceutical and biotechnology germany company.
Becel swatch special. Recently, one swatch appear from the past. This swatch is Skin Flattery ( SFB104 - 1998 ) with the strap of the Filigrano (SFB103) on the loop imprint pro-activ. The watch was a gift of the German company BECEL.
Jubilee swatch special. A new Swatch has been discovered in the USA: The watch is called Swatch Jubilee (SKK114C). The band, however, is new. This watch is not for sale to the general public. The watch is given to Swatch employees on certain employment anniversaries.
UPS special. Recently, one swatch appear from the past. This swatch ( Gent Atlanta 1996 , GZ136 - 1996 ). Here is a picture
Japanese Happy Joe & Happy Jenny xmas special. Swatch The Club Japan has released a special packaging Merry Xmas Happy Joe & Happy Jenny (limited to 400 pcs). The packaging can contain any of the six brand new Japanese only Happy Joe & Happy Jenny Irony swatches. The new colors are red, black, and white. The special packaging was launched during a club event on 14-DEC held in Tokyo with 20 selected club members participating.
Union des Communes Vaudoises special ( Lutry 17 Juin 200) . Recently, one swatch appear from the past. This swatch ( Gent Black Globe , GB164 - 1995 ). Here is a picture
Valentine special 2004. Squiggly has a picture of the valentine special for next year on his site. It is called Enigmatic Love (GB218).
Otazu/Swatch Auction for Warchild. Through Squiggly's website, a very special Swatch Skin in co-operation with Swatch Group Netherlands, Otazu and Gassan Diamonds is auctioned for charity! The watch is provided by Swatch and completely re-styled to a unique piece of jewelry/art by the world famous jewelry/designer Otazu. Otazu is really hot, he designs jewelry for Kylie Minogue and Madonna. He mostly works with Swarovski stones, but in this piece he also used a real diamond which is provided by Gassan Diamonds. The closing of the auction is on Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 5 PM.
Geneva Xmas event special. On the weekend of 6-DEC, Swatch The Club held a xmas event in Switzerland: In Chamonix and Geneva. The collectors received a nice version of this year's xmas special Jingle Jangle and also received a welcome package. The difference to the regular version is a white imprint on the box: "Swatch the Club - Christmas Event 2003 - Geneva - Switzerland"
Guinness book of records event. A Guinness book of records event took place in Portugal on 2-DEC: The aim was to establish a world record in the largest number of interconnected Swatch watches. The event started at 1700 and was attended by 33 Club members as well as Patrick Jaron from Club International. Naturally, a person from Guinness Book of World Records was also present – she counted the watches! The world record was set, and it consisted of 1382 working plastic Swatch watches. Each participant received a special packaging of a new Touch swatch, numbered to 33 pcs.
Dadazüri turnover special. Swatch will release a second Dada special soon. It is a Turnover swatch called Dadazüri (SUFZ100). The watch is numbered and limited to 8590 pcs. Every special contains a different piece of original letter writing paper of the "movement dada" (1920) or from a dada flyer "papillion dada" (1919/1920).
Two Austrian Access specials. Two different access specials from Austria have surfaced: The first one is called A1(a scuba access Icicle, SHK101D) and it has been distributed by the biggest mobile phone company in Austria: A1. Limitation is unknown. The second access special is quite interesting: The security company EVVA is using an access swatch EVVA Door Access (a Clearance access, SKK103, with a special strap) as part of a security system.
Frankfurt Store Anniversary special. On 22-NOV, the Frankfurt Swatch store in Germany, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the store. To commemorate this occasion, a special packaging of the brand new Touch Alarm swatch Be On Time (STAM 100) was sold at the store. The watch in the paper sleeve is also quite special as it has a nice golden "SWATCH Store Frankfurt 1993-2003" imprint on the strap. The special packaging is numbered and limited to 110 pcs.
German Touch Launch Event special. On 15-NOV, a Swatch The Club event Train Your Touch (launch of the Touch series) took place at a fitness studio in Offenbach, Germany. About 90 club members participated at the event . A limited special packaging of the Touch Game swatch Ask Your Swatch was given to participants. The special is limited to only 60 pcs
Swiss Touch Launch Event special. For the launch of the upcoming Touch swatch watches, a launch event was held in Zurich, Switzerland on 13-NOV. A special packaging of the Touch Game swatch Ask Your Swatch was distributed in a limited edition of 300 numbered pcs.
Rio de Janeiro Volleyball special. On the weekend of 9 to 13-OCT, the Swatch-FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour stopped in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A Swatch The Club Event took place on that weekend. To commemorate the event, a special packaging of the Skin Chrono Skyball (SUYK 107) was released in a limited and numbered edition of 75 pcs. The packaging is similar to the US Los Angeles special from September, see below for details. The difference is a picture of Rio de Janeiro on the box. Participants of the Swatch The Club event also received a welcome package with a T-shirt, swatch backpack, cap.
PassioNet special. Recently, one swatch appear from the past. This swatch ( Gent The Rose , GR136 ). Here is a picture
Spiga store 1st anniversary event. To celebrate the first anniversary of the special store in the Via della Spiga in Milano, Italy, an event party will take place on 29 Oct 2003 in " Parking Majno " and a special swatch it has been realized. The party is by invitation only and club members, to they it has been given the numbered special packaging and one trasparent ag with one chair to mount.
SportSuit special. Recently, one swatch appear from the past. This swatch ( Access Freeride , SKK100SP ). Here is a picture
Loctite McLaren special .Recently, one swatch appear from the past. This swatch ( Access Freeride , SKK100LM ). Here is a picture
Club Swatch 2003. The award for the most boring swatch of the year goes to: Flipped Out (SUFZ101), the new club swatch 2003. Here is a picture of the content of the packaging of the watch.
Japanese Access special. An access special called Familiar (SKK124D) has been in Japan in a limited edition of 2000 pcs. It is released by a baby shop called familiar. The watch is packaged in a nice paper box. Here is a picture of the opened box.
Dutch 'Bep van Klaveren' Special. The Swatch Store Rotterdam and 'Made in Rotterdam' honor the Dutch Olympic light weight boxing champion of 1928, Bep van Klaveren, with a special packaging (250 pcs, not numbered). The pack contains a book with interviews, a CD with interviews, and the Translucent Dream (SUDK105) with an image of Bep van Klaveren on the strap.
Italian "10 Corso Como" specials. In Milano, Italy, Swatch has released two special watches for a trendy upscale fashion store called 10 Corso Como. They are a Skin (ref. SFZ104) and an XLarge (ref. SUDZ101). They come in special paper sleeve and they are only sold at the above store, located in Corso Como 10 - Milan.
New Scuba Access. A new scuba access Mountains Sentinel (SHB109) is now available in Switzerland.
Zürich store opening special. A new Jellyfish swatch store has opened on 9-OCT in Zürich, Switzerland. A special packaging of the Champs de Züri gent (GR134), limited and and numbered to 300 pcs was released.
Austria Starmania specials. Swatch is a co-sponsor of the TV show Starmania in Austria. Two special Starmania swatch watches are now available in the Swatch shops in Austria: An access swatch 4StarsOnly (access Moonstruck SKK115D with a new strap) and a gent swatch Lot´s of Stars (a gent Transparent GK209L with a new strap).
Nuremberg Store Opening Square special. On 2-OCT, a new swatch store opened in Nuremberg, Germany. To commemorate this event, a very very special swatch was sold on the opening day in a limited edition of 150 pcs. A new square swatch called Sabotage (SUAB400C) with a nice embossed black strap .The watch is packaged with a nice paper sleeve with a number xxx/150.
Dresden "Festival der Sinne" special. For the first anniversary of the Swatch Store in Dresden and celebrating the Festival der Sinne (festival of senses), a quite nice special packaging (limited and numbered to 100 pcs) of the Frenzied Purple gent (GE121) has been released. The watch comes in a little bag made of velvet material, it carries a small certificate with the number on the back.
USA Beach Volleyball special. On the weekend of 17 to 21-SEP, the Swatch-FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour stopped in Los Angeles, USA. A Swatch The Club Event took place on that weekend. To commemorate the event, a special packaging of the Skin Chrono Skyball (SUYK 107) was released in a limited and numbered edition of 75 pcs. The special packaging is a carton box with a picture of the FIVB tour on the side. Participants of the Swatch The Club event also received a welcome package with a T-shirt, swatch backpack, cap.
Italian Swatch Store specials. Germany has them, so Italy has to get them as well: Five different swatch stores in the area of Milano (Sesto S. Giovanni, Rescaldina, Carugate, Paderno Dugnano, and Busnago) have released a special packaging numbered and limited to 200 pcs each. The packaging (a nice wooden box with a paper sleeve) can contain any swatch from the current condition.
Italy Beach Volleyball special. On the weekend of 3 to 7- Sept., the Swatch-FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour stopped in Milano, Italy. A Swatch The Club Event took place on that weekend. To commemorate the event, a special packaging of the Skin Chrono Skyball (SUYK 107) , limited and numbered to 80 pcs, was released. Participants of the event also received a welcome package with Swatch The Club marsupium pouch, cap, T-shirt, FIVB bracelet pass, FIVB sticker, neck key chain with pass . Here a pic1 and a pic2 of the event.
Stretchy french special packaging. A very nice special packaging of the very nice gent swatch Stretchy (GE119) has been released in France. Limitation is unknown, the packaging is not numbered.
Wristory Taiwan Box. Recently, a special packaging called Swatch Wristory Box Taiwan has been released by Swatch Taiwan. Less than 200 pieces were actually distributed. The Wristory box is also available at Swatch Stores in Germany.
Austria Beach Volleyball special. On the weekend of 30 Jul. to o2 Aug., the Swatch-FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour stopped in Klagenfurt , Austria. A Swatch The Club Event took place on that weekend. To commemorate the event, a special version of the Scuba Access Antifreeze (SHK100C ), with a special loop around the strap, was given to participants. Participants of the event also received a welcome package with cap, folder for the press, T-shirt, neck key chain with pass, FIVB bracelet pass . Here are more pictures from the event.
Portugal Beach Volleyball special. On the weekend of 23 to 27-JUL, the Swatch-FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour stopped in Espinho, Portugal. A Swatch The Club Event took place on that weekend. To commemorate the event, a special packaging of the Scuba Access Cut Shot (SHK104 ), limited and numbered to 73 pcs, was released. The plastic box contains beach sand from Espinho, a swatch beach towel, the watch and some papers of the event.
France Beach Volleyball special. On the weekend of 16 to 20-JUL, the Swatch-FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour stopped in Marseille, France. A Swatch The Club Event took place on that weekend. To commemorate the event, a special version of the Scuba Access Cut Shot (SHK104), with a special loop around the strap, was given to participants. Only 13 special swatches were distributed, so this access variant is very rare! Participants of the event also received a welcome package with cloth sea, cap, folder for the press, and T-shirt.
Taiwanese Valentine special. For the chinese valentine day on 4-AUG, swatch in Taiwan will release a special packaging (limited to 520 pcs) of the gent swatch Till The Butterflies (GE118) and Here Comes The Drizzle (GB214).
Montreux Dream Night club event. On Thursday July 10 Swatch the club International organized a Montreux Dream Night for Swatch the Club members. Around 200 Swatch members, Swatch employees, press people and Swatch retailer where invited to Montreux. We met for an apéro at the Hotel Majestic Suisse on the terrace with a beautiful view on the lake of Geneva. The new fall/winter collection was presented and everybody receives a Swatch from the new collection, called Vinyl Hour, SUDB 108. Later we had a fabulous buffet in the same hotel: Lots of fine wines, canapés, amuse bouches, sandwiches, fruits and more. On the terrace Swatch made a lucky draw for a really special Swatch. The Montreux 2003 Swatch limited to 300 pieces with the imprint on the strap "for artist only" (GN212C).
Gold / Pioneer Swatch The Club Event. The traditional gold / pioneer Swatch The Club event took place on 18/19-JUN in Switzerland. To commemorate the event a special packaging with swatch Montreux 2003 was released . This special ( limited to 89 pieces ) is designed, signed and painted by Ted Scapa.
TIM CUP special. Recently, one swatch appear from the past. This swatch ( chrono Le Bleu SCN 117 ) Here is a picture of the chrono Le Bleu and is here the picture of the chrono Rouge.
AvD 1899/1999 100 Jahre special .Recently, one swatch appear from the past. This swatch ( chrono Speedcounters SCK 113 ). Here is a picture.
Locarno Film Festival Special. Here is a picture of the special swatch for the Locarno Film Festival 2003. As you can see in the picture, it comes in a paper sleeve. It is the Genetic Code Club special (GZ164) with a new strap.
Portuguese Cinema special. A new Swatch gent special Curta-Metragem (GZ181, price is 50 EUR) celebrating the portuguese cinema director Manoel de Oliveira will be released in Portugal on 10-JUN. The watch is a new design in a special black paper package . Here is a picture of the opened packaging.
LSG Holding Millenium special. Recently, a much rarer version of this special surfaced, it is called LSG Holding Millenium special. Here is a picture of the LSG Holding special. The difference to the Lufthansa Millenium special is the printing on the sleeve, the guarantee paper is not numbered, and the logo on the strap does not show the Lufthansa logo but the LSG Holding logo.
VNV Beveiliging special . At the end of october the security company VNV Beveiliging had it's 100th anniversary which was celebrated with a special edition Swatch. This was given to all (4,000 or so) personnel. There are two editions, the first one for gentlemen. The Chrono comes inside a standard box and has "VNV" and a logo on the loop and "100 jaar" (100 years) on the lower strap. Here is a picture. The watch it self is a SCN118 Smokey and the price tag says SCN118C making it an official special. The second one is for ladies. Here is a picture.
Jeroen Bosch Hospital special . This month the employees of the Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis (Hospital) received a Swatch in their Christmas box . It is a GK262 Tempo Romano from 1998 with a new transparent strap which has the JBZ logo on the upper and lower sides. It is a limited run of 3,000 pieces.
Berlin store re-opening tin ZEIT ZUM AUFTAUCHEN. On 13-NOV, the Swatch store at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin moved to a different, smaller location inside of Potsdamer Platz Arkaden. For this event, a special tin called ZEIT ZUM AUFTAUCHEN has been released.
Tribute to Style event special. On 23-SEP, the Jaguar's Tribute to Style event took place in Los Angeles on Rodeo Drive. Swatch was a co-sponsor of the event. For this occasion, Swatch released a special packaging Tribute To Style as an entrance pass. The packaging contains any of the five colorful jelly skins.
German Schnitzeljagd Event. A Schnitzeljagd (paper-chase) Swatch The Club Event organized by the German Swatch Club took place on 5-OCT in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. A special packaging of the Fall In Leaves gent (limited and numbered to only 50 pcs) has been released for the event. Here is another picture of the special packaging.
Berlin Traveling Vendôme Event. On 2-JUL, a gala to celebrate the Traveling Vendôme Berlin exhibition took place at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, Germany. About 220 guests were invited. The exhibition shows the special ladders designed for the opening of the Vendôme store in Paris two years ago, the special skins designed for the 1st birthday of the Vendôme store, and more. During the gala, Vendôme swatches were sold, all money went to charity. At the end of the party, all guests received a special packaging of one of the Famous Couple By Ravage swatches: Aiglon for the men and Aiglette for the ladies. Here is a picture of the closed packaging.
TSI specials 2001. The Swiss TV station TSI ( Télévision Suisse Italienne ) has released six special swatches.Skin Flattery ( SFB104 - 1998) ; Gent Jelly Piano ( GZ159 - 1999 ); Gent Irony Happy Joe ( YGS400 - 1994 ); Gent Irony Nightflight (YGS1000 - 1996 ); Chrono Irony Secret Agent Yellow (YCS406D - 1998) ; Chrono Irony Secret Agent Red ( YCS405D - 1998). Thanks to Alain Choisy for the information and the pictures.
Ericsson Helios special. About five years ago, a special swatch (24h gent Ellypting with a new strap) was given to staff working on a telecoms software project at Ericsson, entitled Helios after the Greek god. Here is a picture of the special.
Dutch Libertel Ericsson special. When purchasing
an Ericsson T20e mobile phone and a Liberty subscription, you get a free swatch
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