Exquisite Ebel Contours

Premium Swiss watchmaker Ebel is a name synonymous with elegance, luxury and design since its founding in 1911. The brand was started by a husband and wife team, Eugene Blum and Alice Levy in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

Ebel’s name comes from the initials of its founders: Eugene Blum et (and) Levy, who pioneered many milestones, including their strap wrist watch in 1912 and their diamond jewelry watch ring in 1914.

During World War II from 1939 to 1945, Ebel supplied watches to the British Royal Air Force to assist pilots in their air missions throughout Europe.

In 1970 the founder’s grandson Pierre Alain Blum took over the helm of the company, leading it to become the world-class watchmaker it is today. Under Blum’s direction in 1977, Ebel introduced the Sport Classic Collection for men and women featuring a rounded, hexagonal shaped case and distinctive wave length bracelet.EBEL-9003N18-991050

The Sport Classic became an instant success and remains one of the most popular luxury watches for men and women today. In 1985, Ebel followed the Sport Classic with the Beluga collection, a lustrous and graceful collection of timepieces created expressly for women. With fluid, flowing contours and highly polished lines the Beluga was another international success.

The Beluga became even more popular in 1999, when singer and entertainer Madonna wore one in print ads for Ebel, featuring just her henna-tattooed hand wearing a Beluga diamond model.

Both the Sport Classic and Beluga collections remain popular today along with more recent introductions from Ebel, including the 1911, Tarawa and Brasilia series. All of these Ebel timepieces are available at prominent online retailer The Watchery.

The Ebel Beluga diamond watch is pure enchantment… and with Mother’s Day just around the corner, it is an excellent choice for Mom. This glamorous timepiece features a contoured stainless steel case and distinctive steel link bracelet polished to a glowing patina.

Forty-six shimmering, round-cut diamonds are prong-set to perfection on the bezel. Luminous Mother-of Pearl dial shines with polished silver tone hands and twelve diamond hour markers.

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet.

Complementary delivery is included on all luxury designer watch purchases at The Watchery.

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Gucci: The First Name In Italian Fashion

The name Gucci is synonymous with premier Italian fashion. The brand is easily one of the most recognizable fashion brands in the world today.

Like other Italian fashion icons: Fendi and Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci started out as a leather goods shop. Its founder Guccio Gucci opened a store in Florence Italy, creating handbags, small luggage and shoes in 1920. Gucci soon expanded operations to other cities in Italy. By 1950, Gucci had a shop in New York city and soon became an International status symbol not only for their leather goods, but apparel and accessories too.

The brand’s growth continued through the 1970s with the introduction of wristwatches and fragrances. Things changed for Gucci during the late 1980s with tax scandals and a murder in the family, which not only tarnished the brands’ image but put the company on the edge of bankruptcy.YA101507(L)

In 1990 designer Tom Ford was hired as a ready-to-wear designer. Four years later Ford was promoted to creative director for the fashion house. Ford’s vision and creativity single-handedly turned Gucci around, making it the premier Italian fashion house in the late 1990s.  Although Ford left Gucci in 2004, the brand remains relevant and popular today.

Gucci timepieces are among the most-sought after wristwatches in the world. The brand’s emblematic style is carried out in many of their wrist fashions…from the signature G-logo on the bezels to the patterned Gucci crest on the dials and bracelets.

You’ll find an  exciting selection of Gucci timepeices for men and women at luxury retailer The Watchery.

Nothing says glamour more than the Gucci Women’s 101 Diamond Wristwatch. This captivating timepiece features a graceful stainless steel case presented on an attractive pink satin facing strap with leather backing.

48 shimmering white diamonds with .48 carat total weight cast a magical glow on the G-shaped bezel. The luminous pink Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with silver colored sword hands and baton quarter hour markers.

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy. Timepiece is 28mm in diameter, 8mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Complementary delivery is included on all luxury designer watch purchases at The Watchery.

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In Celebration of Mom!

Mother’s Day is less than a month away and if you’re like me, there are several special Moms to buy gifts for this year. There’s my Mother, my Grandmother, my wife of course, who also happens to be the best Mom to our two kids and my Mother-in Law.

With four Moms to buy gifts for this month, I am really glad I came across the In Celebration of Mom gift guide at luxury online retailer The Watchery. The guide features many great gift ideas and choices. Four of today’s most popular watch brands for women: Michael Kors, Invicta, Fendi and Movado are highlighted in site’s gift guide, making it very easy for me to find gifts for everyone. What’s more, I can also shop by style!BEDAT-305.011.100

My wife’s is a true fashionista and wears nothing but the latest read-to-wear apparel and accessories. The Trending Now timepiece section has a wide variety of fashion-forward models from bold, oversized Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs timepieces to captivating cuff designs from Gucci and Kenneth Jay Lane. There’s even a sleek and slender watch from Bedat & Co. that has her name on it.

My Mom on the other hand likes dressier styles and the Dazzling Choices section has a wide array of diamond dress watches from Movado, Bulova, Juicy Couture, Citizen and Raymond Weil. There’s a Bvlgari Serpenti watch with an inlaid diamond bezel I know she’ll love.

Bright colorful watches are my Grandmother’s favorites, especially ones with big dials that she can easily read. There are so many exciting styles from popular watchmakers: Invicta, Cabochon, Tissot and Lacoste and to choose from in the Bright Colorful Hues section that I still haven’t made my mind up, but I am leaning towards a Lucien Piccard St. Tropez watch with a turquoise colored dial and matching silicone strap.

LP-20032-015-PNMy Mother-in-Law is a fitness aficionado and is always running in marathons. I was really pleased to see a Sporty Chic section of watches for her. Everything from diving watches with silicone straps to digital dial chronographs from brands, such as Invicta, Timex, Puma, Casio, Nooka, Skechers and Glam Rock are featured. My money’s on a Timex Women’s Ironman watch that is ideal for runners.

The Watchery even has Gift Cards in denominations of $10 to $500 for guys who can’t decide on what watch to give their Moms.

And Complementary delivery is included on all luxury designer watch purchases at The Watchery.

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The Master of The Game: Philip Stein

The 2014 Golf Championship season officially kicked off yesterday with the start of the Master’s Tournament in Augusta, GA. While the outcome of the tournament is anyone’s guess, one thing is for certain golf legend Tiger Woods will not be winning his fifth Master’s trophy this year, since he withdrew from the competition in early April, due to undergoing surgery for a pinched nerve in his back.

This will also be the first time since 1995 that Woods has not participated in the tournament. Speculation is that golf pro Ryan Moore could clinch the tournament this year. Others feel golf veteran Phil Mickelson, who won the British open last year, could emerge victorious.23BNBORB

Timing is everything in the game of golf as Woods, Mickelson, Moore and other players in the game would agree. In addition, wearing the appropriate sports watch when playing the game is equally important. Pro golfers in the league of Woods and Mickelson require an extremely lightweight men’s watch that will not be too cumbersome on their wrist and will also not interfere with their game.

Philip Stein watches are ideal for golfers with their slim, slender design and lightweight characteristics not to mention their ability to relieve stress. Many Philip Stein watches feature natural frequency technology that promotes better sleep, increased energy and a new sense of calm.  This special mechanism is designed to produce an electromagnetic field that pulses against your wrist and mimics signals sent by the brain, when you’re in a state of calm or engaged in athletic activity.

You’ll find a wide array of comfortable and lightweight Philip Stein wristwatches for men and women at luxury online retailer The Watchery.
 
The Philip Stein Classic Men’s Chronograph is the perfect watch for golf.  This slim, lightweight men’s timepiece has a black ion-plated stainless steel case and black rubber strap, that comfortable fits on the wrist and will not interfere with your golf strokes.

The elongated chronograph dial features three subdials, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 60-minute and 24-hour registers.

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy. Watch is 39mm wide, 14mm thick and is water resistant to 30 meters.

Complementary delivery is included on all luxury designer watch purchases at The Watchery.

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Back From Basel

With the Baselworld 2014 Watch show coming to a close last week, we can now reflect on some of the highlights that took place during the annual eight-day event. Over 150,000 individuals in the watch industry, buyers and media from around the world attended the watch fair in Basel Switzerland, where more than 1,500 exhibitors showcased their latest timepiece collections and innovations.

The who’s, who of popular luxury watchmakers from TAG Heuer, Omega, Chopard, Rolex, Raymond Weil, Hublot, IWC , Bell & Ross and Invicta to Seiko and Casio premiered their new collections during the show. 

TAG Heuer introduced the new Monaco V4 Tourbillon automatic timepiece, the first tourbillon watch operated by belts. The highly modern interpretation of the 1970’s classic features a skeleton dial and caseback. The true beauty of the timepiece is the usage of belts instead of gears that drive the automatic movement inside.INVICTA-14627

Omega pays tribute to the 45 Anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon with its Limited Edition Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. The manual winding chronograph features a titanium case, comfortable fabric strap and a distinctive laser-cut dial.

Casio made headlines at Basel with their new
G-Shock timepiece featuring GPS technology.  The new watch is designed to synchronize with smart phones and GPS devices. It also has
built-in radio wave technology that allows it to check its own time-keeping accuracy with atomic timekeeping signals and satellites around the world.

Invicta chose Baselworld to launch the 10th Anniversary Edition of its legendary Russian Diver Series with Russian Diver Nautilus timepiece.  This extraordinary Swiss-made mechanical timepiece is a real eye-grabber and is currently available at online retailer The Watchery.

Commemorative timepiece features a rich and weighty case in rose gold-plated stainless steel that is 53mm in diameter and 22mm thick. The styling commands attention with an exhibition skeleton dial and protective rose gold-plated cover featuring distinctive grilled detail.

The handsome brown crocodile-textured leather strap is accented with a matching rose gold-plated buckle. Decorative coin-edge trim on the rim of the bezel adds distinction.  Signature rose gold-plated crown at the 9 o’clock hour with a protective cap and chain completes the distinguished look.

Complementary delivery is included on all luxury designer watch purchases at The Watchery.

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Being At The Right Time And Place!

Being at the right time and place is everything when you want to make it the fashion, apparel and watch industry. Getting an endorsement from a well-known public figure is always beneficial. Numerous fashion and accessory designers owe some of their widespread popularity to a celebrity or prominent public figure wearing their item in public.

In 1983, Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses enjoyed a major resurgence in popularity when Tom Cruise wore a pair in the film Risky Business. Meanwhile, The TAG Heuer Kirium watch became extremely popular in 1997, after Cruise was spotted wearing one in the film Jerry Maguire.

Breitling wristwatches also grew in popularity in the 1990s, after being spotted on the wrist of popular comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who wore one each week on his highly-rated television series.

JORGGRAY-JG9400-11More recently, American watchmaker Jorg Gray catapulted into the public eye when President Barack Obama was seen wearing the 6500 Chronograph, during his political ascendance in 2008. The watch, a birthday present from his Secret Service security detail in 2007, was seen on Obama’s wrist throughout has 2008 campaign and appeared in many photographs and magazine covers.

Founded in 1998, Jorg Gray originally started as a private label watch company. Shortly after Obama’s inauguration in 2009, the brand launched an e-tail site called Barackswatch.com and entered the global watch market that same year with appearances at the Baselworld Watch show in Switzerland.

Jorg Gray’s well-crafted, handsomely appointed collections have caught the eye of many in the past six years and have led to its worldwide popularity. You’ll find a wide variety of Jorg Gray wristwatches at  online retailer The Watchery.

The Jorg Gray 9400 Chronograph is one of the brands’ outstanding timepieces featured on the site. This high-performance men’s watch has a generously proportioned stainless steel case and genuine black leather strap with contrasting white stitched detail.

The brushed steel bezel surrounds the striking textured  dial with three subdials, an automatic date calendar, luminous sword hands and outlined hour markers.

Swiss-made quartz movement inside provides time-keeping accuracy. Features include a screw-down crown and caseback for water resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Watch is 45mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

Complementary delivery is included on all luxury designer watch purchases at The Watchery.

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It’s Time To Get Hooked On The Classics

In our fast-paced, ever changing world nothing stays the same, especially fashion and accessories. We’re constantly updating our wardrobe with the latest apparel to stay up-to-date.  Men’s fashion is always shifting and evolving, whether it’s the width of a tie or shirt collar, jacket lapel or the legs on a pair of trousers.

Fortunately many time-honored Swiss timepieces from prestigious watchmakers Raymond Weil, Ebel, Baume & Mercier, IWC, Maurice Lacroix and Jean Richard have maintained their classic looks through the years and have changed very little in style, craftsmanship and quality.
 
IWC-IW377701These exemplary watch classics not only offer a look of timeless elegance right for today, they are also an investment that hold their value and will be treasured for years to come. Many of these traditional timepieces are featured in prominent online retailer The Watchery’s Timeless Timepiece event,  where you can enjoy exceptional savings on popular men’s and women’s  watch classics.

IWC, one of the popular brands featured in the weeklong event, has been setting the standards of Swiss watchmaking since 1868. Formally named the International Watch Company, this highly regarded brand is revered for their superlative quality and expert craftsmanship.

While adhering to the finest Swiss craftsmanship at their Schaffhausen factory in Switzerland, IWC has also maintained a classic, refined look and feel with their many popular collections…from the Portofino and Portuguese series to the Pilot’s Watch and Da Vinci collections.

There is a lot to admire with IWC Pilot’s Watch chronograph available at The Watchery. This extraordinary wristwatch features automatic Swiss movement and a generously sized, brushed stainless steel case, that is 43mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

Handsome, genuine alligator strap adds to the distinguished good looks.  Luminous hands and hour markers accent the black chronograph dial with an automatic day and date calendar, small- second, thirty-minute and 12-hour registers.

Features include a screw-down crown and case back for water resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

Complementary delivery is included on all luxury designer watch purchases at The Watchery.

 

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Spring Escapes

April is almost here and winter’s fury is still played havoc through many parts of the nation. This past week, snow storms hit the northeast and New England and temperatures  were below 60 degrees in most states throughout the nation.

There is no better time than right now to plan a Spring Escape from the cold and travel to the tropics.  Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Playa Del Carmen and South Florida are among the most popular hot spots to travel to this spring.  Each not only offers warmer climates, but incredible beaches too.INVICTA-13683

While you’ll be able to take-in some much needed rays of sunshine,  you’ll also be able to partake in many outdoor water activities while you’re there, including snorkeling, scuba-diving, water-skiing and rafting.

Deep-sea adventures in the tropics call for water-resistant timepieces capable of withstanding more than just 30 or 100 meters of water. You’ll want a wristwatch water resistant to 200 meters or more.

The Invicta Corduba Automatic Chronograph for men is the ideal deep-sea timepiece. This high-performance diver’s watch is water resistant up to 1000 meters or 3300 feet.

The strapping black titanium case is extremely lightweight and incredibly durable. Yellow-gold plated unidirectional rotating bezel on top has highly legible engraved markers. The attractive black Kevlar strap  is ideal for deep-sea exploration.

Chronogrpah dial features three subdials, an automatic day and date calendar, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include a small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour register. Quality crafted with premium Swiss-made automatic movement inside.

The Invicta  Corduba Chronograph is available at online retailer The Watchery.

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Maurice Lacroix: Masters of Time

Swiss watches reflect a rich heritage in time-keeping excellence. A number of prestigious watchmakers, including Lucien Piccard, Jean Richard and Graham have been around for centuries and carry the name of their eponymous founders.

Others such as Omega, Rolex, Vulcain and Maurice Lacroix are purely brands with no ties to a single individual or inventor.

Founded in 1975, Maurice Lacroix is the leading Swiss watchmaker of prized mechanical timepieces. Every element of the brand’s watches: from the intricate movements inside to the outer cases are produced expressly for Maurice Lacroix at the company’s manufacturing plants.

The brand started as a manufacturer of private-label third party watches for its parent company Desco, who decided in 1975 to market its own brand of wristwatches. Five years later, Maurice Lacroix timepieces were so successful, Desco stopped producing third party watches.MP7218-SS001-110

The introduction of the Masterpiece collection in the early 1990s gave Maurice Lacroix world-wide popularity and led the way to a wide array of heralded automatic and mechanical watch collections for men and women, including the Les Classiques and Pontos series.

Many of today’s best-selling Maurice Lacroix men’s and women’s timepieces are showcased this week at online retailer The Watchery’s “Masters of Time” event.

The Maurice Lacroix GMT Mechanical Timepiece for men is one of the distinguished timepieces featured in the promotion. This extraordinary mechanical wristwatch has a generously sized case in polished steel, that is 46mm diameter and 14mm thick case.

The handsome black alligator strap and fluted polished steel crown add to the luxurious good looks. The skeleton crystal exhibition caseback lets you see the intricate mechanical movement inside.

The silvery-white and black dial has an Art Deco feeling with luminous sword hands and highly stylized Roman numeral hour markers. Features include  a small-second subdial, power-reserve, GMT time and date indicator.

Additional features include Swiss-made hand-wound mechanical movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet.

Complementary delivery is included on all luxury designer watch purchases at The Watchery.

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Invicta Watches…In The Lap Of Luxury

Luxury watches today are very much about stylish good looks, appearance and making a statement. While it’s advantageous to have a Breitling, Cartier and Rolex timepiece in your collection, there is always room for more adventurous, bold and sporty styles.INVICTA-14413BWB

Hence, while you may drive a Lexus, Mercedes, Volvo or BMW for business commutes during the week, you may also have a Mustang, Corvette or Mini Cooper for your weekend excursions.

Nothing says sporty muscle, timepieces for men more than Invicta Watches. These generously oversized wristwatches are invigorating on the wrist with their ultra-bold characteristics, vigorous masculine styling and superlative quality.

Invicta has captured the imagination of watch fans and collectors around the world, making them one of the most sought-after watch makers today. The brand’s Jason Taylor collection is expressly designed for the discerning man, using only the finest materials, premium mechanisms and expert craftsmanship.

You’ll find an impressive assortment of Jason Taylor for Invicta Watches at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com, where you’ll enjoy exceptional savings on today’s most-wanted styles.

The Jason Taylor Reserve Chronograph offers virile good looks in black ion-plated stainless steel. The dynamic oversized case is a strapping 50mm in diameter and 21mm thick. Matching black ion-plated steel bracelet is fully integrated into the case for one line of luxury.

The unidirectional rotating bezel encircles the textured black dial with three subdials, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute registers.

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement and water resistance to 500 meters or 1650 feet.

Complementary delivery is included on all luxury designer watch purchases at The Watchery.

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