A DIAMOND-studded watch worth Sk5 million (€166,000), along with historical and modern limited-edition watches could be seen by visitors to a unique watch show in Košice. It’s the first time that the unique collection, belonging to a renowned watchmaker, has left Switzerland, and fans were able to see it in eastern Slovakia until July 20, the ČTK newswire wrote.
“Almost 200 timepieces were exhibited, making it one of the biggest collections of its kind,” the exhibition’s organiser Jozef Maskaľ told ČTK. The oldest watch in the exhibition, held at a jewellers in the city centre, dates from the last century. All the watches and clocks are mechanical.
Perhaps the most interest was generated by the diamond-studded watch. It featured more than 300 gems in its dial and watchband, and there were only several pieces like it worldwide. According to Maskaľ’s estimate, each is worth several million crowns.
One part of the exhibition consisted of watches used by military pilots. The watches are made from titanium and steel, and their punctuality is certified. Some of them show pilots two times: the time at the place where their plane takes off, and the time at the landing site.
21. Jul 2008 at 0:00 | Compiled by Jana Liptáková from press reports