Calvin Klein joins fash pack pushing upmarket into Swiss-made automatics

Increasingly affordable prices for Swiss-made automatic movements is underpinning an emerging trend for traditional watches aimed at younger customers. Calvin Klein is the latest fashion brand to announce a mechanical timepiece in the form of the Swing, a skeletonized model with high end watchmaking hallmarks including front and back sapphire glass to expose the movement. The watch launches this fall in the US in a limited run of just 1,999 pieces. “Swing is a fusion of radical modernity and Swiss traditional engineering. Inspired by the beauty of the automatic movement, the sapphire glass and the transparent back case become even more powerful when combined, creating a hallmark of distinction,” Calvin Klein, a Swatch Group watch brand, says. The watch houses an ETA 2841-1 movement and will sell for around $550.

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