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March 23, 1991 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-03-23

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FINE TIME

SWIMWEAR 1991

An exciting combination of new silhouettes and
styles. For everything fun under the sun!

Featured is Gottex, from our collection of swimwear by...

Adrienne Vitladini • La Blanca • Too Hot Brazil • Elisabeth Stewart • Jag
Oscar de la Renta • Leilani Jones • Body Glove • and more!

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Bloomfield Plaza • Telegraph at Maple • Birmingham • 626-9500

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BLOOMFIELD MARINE
& R.V. SUPPLY

Marine & R.V.
Supplies, Hardware & Accessories

PONTOON FURNITURE
NOW IN STOCK

585 OLD S. TELEGRAPH • PONTIAC
(at Orchard Lake Rd.) • 335-6226
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Constantin, Piaget, Audemars Piguet,
Genta, Rolex, Blancpain and Breitling.
The exclusivity of the luxury watch-
es adds to their appeal. Mr. Schubot
offers a $140,000 Genta complete
with chimes and an open back so the
movements — all of which are hand-
carved — are visible. The watch is one
of only two that were sent to the
United States.
A typical Patek Philippe model is
the result of two years of research
and development, nine months of
manufacturing, and 600 hours of
quality control. The more compli-
cated models can take as many as six
years to produce. Each craftsman
who works on a Patek Philippe has
completed at least five years of watch-
making school.
The good news is that you don't
have to spend a fortune, relatively
speaking, to own a top-of-the-line
timepiece. A Patek Philippe with a
plain face, Roman numeral dial,
grosgrain edge and leather strap is a
best seller at $7,600, according to Mr.
Schubot.
Then again, if the outer limits are
more your preference, you won't have
a problem there either, he assures.
"There are watches for up to a
million" — at that level, most are
encrusted with diamonds.
For the true one-of-a-kind collector,
Blancpain has created a set of watch-
es — one watch with all seven major
functions (ie, moon phase, stopwatch,
weighted balance, etc.), and seven
other watches, each with one
individual different function — that
sells for $832,000.
And, for a piece de resistance time-
piece, in honor of its 150th
anniversary Patek Philippe has
created a 31-function watch that took
10 years to build and can provide
such information as on what date
Easter falls in the year 2100. The
price? Three million dollars.
If the cost of owning a luxury watch
makes you gulp, think craftsmanship,
think exclusivity. If you eliminate the
money factor — which, admittedly, is
hard to do at these prices, then the
mega-expensive watches should
appeal to everyone. For a man who
wants to make a statement, a luxury
watch is it.

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