Fall Watch Flings

It’s Labor Day weekend and the fall season is in the midst. The 2014 NFL Football season is about to begin, as is the new Fall 2014 television season. As summer comes to an end, it’s time to put away the bright, cheerful shades of summer for darker, warmer fall and winter hues.

While traditional fall shades of brown, gold, rust, orange and green are always popular year after year and never seem to go out of style, the hot colors of the season this year for both men and women are royal blue, aurora red, cognac, aluminum, bright cobalt blue, misted yellow, sea fog, cypress, radiant orchid and sangria.PERRELET-A1047-8

You’ll find many of these trend-setting fashion colors featured at luxury retailer The Watchery in many popular timepieces for men and women from Invicta, Cartier, Swiss Legend, Lucien Piccard, Perrelet, Chopard, Juicy Couture, LaCoste, Mulco, Stuhrling Original, and Tissot in both the watch dials and coordinating straps.

The Perrelet Turbine Automatic men’s watch offers a vivid display of cobalt blue, while the Salvatore Ferragamo Vara women’s watch casts a magical glow in diamonds and radiant orchid.

The men’s Perrelet  watch features exemplary Swiss-made automatic movement inside the lightweight, yet extremely durable titanium case. The vibrant cobalt blue rubber strap is attractive, extremely durable and has a butterfly deployment clasp for added convenience.

FERRAGAMO-F51SBQ9191I-S800The stationary titanium bezel encircles the captivating turbine dial with a cobalt blue outer dial, luminous hands and white baton markers and Arabic numeral quarter hour indicators. The built-in rotor mechanism on the turbine dial features a distinctive twirl movement.

The exhibition skeleton caseback lets you see the intricate mechanical movement inside.  Automatic men’s watch is an impressive 44m in diameter, 13mm thick  and is water-resistant to 50 meters.

The Vara dress watch from Italian designer Salvatore Ferragamo features a lustrous, rectangular-shaped case in stainless steel, presented on a genuine crocodile strap in radiant orchid. Forty-four shimmering round-cut diamonds are pave-set to perfection on the square-shaped bezel.

The  pink Mother-of-Pearl dial glistens with polished silver tone hands and eight diamond hour markers. Features include quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 30 meters. Ladies’ watch is 30mm wide, 8mm thick and comes with two additional straps for added fashion options.

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

TAG Heuer Reinterpretations Of Time

TAG Heuer is hands down one of the most popular Swiss watch brands in the world today. With a rich legacy in time-keeping excellence since 1860 and some of the most prestigious automatic and mechanical timepieces produced in the past century, including the Carrera, Monza and Monte Carlo timepieces, TAG Heuer stands high above  the rest.

It also doesn’t hurt that prominent film and sports stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Uma Thurman, Cameron Diaz, Tiger Woods, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jeff Gordon and Maria Sharapova serve as international ambassadors for the brand.

Reinterpreting existing popular watch collections is another aspect of the brand’s long-time popularity. Three of TAG Heuer’s most popular watch series today: the Aquaracer, Link Series and Formula One are reimagined versions of earlier series.

TAG-WAK2111.BA0830The Aquaracer is a bold,
vigorous update of the classic 2000 Series watch collection originally released in 1983. Both the unidirectional rotating bezel and triple link bracelet of the two collections are almost identical. New features include larger size cases as well as higher levels of water resistance. Each of the Aquaracer watches feature water resistance to 300 meters or more.

 

The Link Series introduced in 1998 is an updated version of the classic S/EL Series, originally released in 1987. The new series features more generously proportioned bracelet links and cases, as well as genuine 18K gold in the construction instead of 18K gold plate.

Meanwhile in 2000 TAG Heuer introduced the new Formula 1 Series with larger oversized stainless steel cases and titanium bezels, replacing the fiberglass material used on the classic models which originally debuted in 1987.

You’ll find many  popular TAG Heuer timepieces at luxury retailer The Watchery during their week-long TAG Heuer Back In Stock event including the Aquaracer automatic men’s watch. This high-performance timepiece features a premium-grade stainless steel case presented on attractive triple link bracelet in brushed and polished steel.

The signature unidirectional rotating bezel with a blue enamel top ring surrounds the matching blue dial with luminous sword hands and baton hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. A screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 500 meters.

Watch is 42mm in diameter, 13mm thick and features premium Swiss-made automatic movement inside.

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

The Professional Choice: Bell & Ross Watches

Bell & Ross is a relatively a young watch company that is heralded and revered in horological circles today for their exemplary designed and precision crafted timepieces. Founded in 1992 by designer Bruno Belamich and business entrepreneur Carlos Rosilo, Bell & Ross set out to create timepieces for professionals in extreme situations, namely pilots, astronauts, divers and bomb-disposal experts.

The company looked to design watches for discerning professionals that met four fundamental principles: readability, performance, precision and water-resistance. Each Bell & Ross timepiece features highly accurate Swiss-made movements, clear visual indicators, the optimal water-resistance and distinctive functions for specialized use.

The brand’s first BR timepiece was patterned after the shape of a cockpit instrument and instantly became a popular choice for pilots and astronauts. The BR02 diving watches offered highly legible dials and water resistance to 1000 meters, while the Hydromax models contained hydraulic fluid and were able to counteract external pressures.BELLROSS-BR01-94-TITANIUM

Many of the brand’s original models are still being produced today along with many newer models at their production facilities in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The technical exactness and utmost attention to detail in the design and production have remained unchanged for over 20 years.

You’ll find all of the latest Bell & Ross watches at luxury retailer The Watchery, including the Aviation Men’s Automatic Chronograph watch.

This expertly crafted Swiss-made timepiece features a strapping 46mm square shaped case in ultra-light and ultra-durable titanium. A high-performance black rubber strap adds to the striking good looks.

The stationary bezel encircles the carbon fiber dial with three subdials, luminous sword hands, Arabic and baton hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second and 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

Chronograph is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet. It features precise Swiss automatic movement inside and comes with an additional black canvas strap.

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

European Time Classics

When it comes to style and fashion, the European continent is the worldwide leader in innovative styles and trends. Paris, Milan, London and Barcelona are among the leading fashion capitals of the world. Men’s and women’s apparel featured at the runway shows and on the streets of these renowned cities soon become popular throughout the globe.

The continent is also the global leader for precision crafted wristwatches for men and women. Many of the world’s most prestigious timepieces are created in Switzerland, France, Italy and the Netherlands.

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Premium European timepieces are showcased this week at luxury online retailer The Watchery with their European Classics Event.

Expertly crafted Swiss-made timepieces from Breitling, TAG Heuer, Baume & Mercier, Maurice Lacroix, Ebel, Chopard, Charriol, Perrelet, Raymond Weil, IWC, Concord, Movado and Rado are featured in the weeklong event

Pace setting Italian wristwatches from Gucci, Panerai, Bvlgari, Fendi MOMO Designs, Welder and U-Boat along with French timepieces from Bell & Ross and Cartier and Dutch-made watches from TW Steel are also included.

The Breitling Colt II Chronograph is one of the outstanding selections featured in the event. This exemplary crafted Swiss-made chronometer watch holds the distinction of being awarded Chronometer certification by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute).

The distinctively shaped case crafted in premium-grade stainless steel is presented on a handsome triple link bracelet in stainless steel. The uniquely angled steel bezel with embossed markers surround the black chronograph dial with three silver-tone subdials, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 12-hour subdials. Locking screw-down crown and caseback provide water resistance to 300 meters. Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of the utmost time-keeping accuracy. Chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 14mm thick.

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

TW Steel Time…

TW Steel timepieces are one of the rising stars in the watch industry. These bold, dynamic oversized wristwatches have been around for less than a decade and are sold throughout the world today in over 100 countries and 5000 retail outlets.

TW Steel Watches started out in 2005 in the Netherlands by a father-and-son team Ton Cobelens and  Jordy Cobelens. Ton was a distributor during the 1980s for Raymond Weil and Maurice Lacroix watches  in the Netherlands and also produced private label wristwatches for KLM and Martinair airlines. Years later, Ton headed an advertising and promotions agency which created campaigns for the Swatch Watch Group.

In 2005, Ton joined with his son Jordy to introduce TW Steel Watches… premium oversized timepieces featuring premium grade stainless steel craftsmanship along with quality Swiss and Japanese movements.TW-CE4001

The brand, which stands “The Watch In Steel,” originally had four models when it debuted in 2005 to worldwide acclaim and popularity.  Today, TW Steel Watches offers over 140 different watch styles for both men and women.

Popular European race car drivers David Coulthard, Mitchell Niemeyer and Dario Franchitti along with entertainer Kelly Rowland are among the TW Steel’s global watch ambassadors. Many of these TW Steel ambassadors also have special limited-edition timepieces named in their honor.

TW Steel watches are highlighted this week at luxury retailer The Watchery. Popular models from the Canteen, Grandeur Tech and CEO Tech collections are featured at special savings up to 81% off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.

The David Coulthard CEO Tech Chronograph watch, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Coulhard’s Formula One debut is one of the timepieces showcased in the week-long event.  This outstanding men’s watch has a strapping Tonneau shaped case that is 44mm in diameter and 15mm thick. The case is presented on a striking gray alligator-textured leather strap.

The black ion-plated stainless steel bezel surrounds the black chronograph dial with luminous hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 24-hour subdials.

Chronograph features quality quartz movement inside and is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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

Celebrated American Style…

In celebration of all things American this 4th of July holiday, there is no better time to recognize prominent American fashion designers, whose fashions have created an impact on domestic as well as the international fashion stage.

American designers Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors easily come to mind. Interestingly Lauren, Karen and Kors achieved their first major successes with their own eponymous domestic lines, while Ford and Jacobs attained popularity designing for Gucci and Louis Vuitton respectively.

Today, nothing says American high fashion more than Michael Kors. His fashion apparel collections for men and women, handbags, accessories, fragrances, sunglasses and wristwatches are among the most popular not only in the United States, but throughout the world.M.KORS-MK8340

The designer’s wristwatches are highly regarded for their bold oversized dimensions, innovative use of materials, not to mention lustrous and highly polished characteristics. Luxury watch retailer The Watchery is currently featuring the designer in their Michael Kors Time watch promotion.

Over 80 top-selling Michael Kors wristwatches for men and women are featured in the week-long event, including oversized timepieces, sparkling crystal inlaid dress watches, fashion models and pace-setting chronographs.

The Michael Kors Lansing men’s chronograph is an outstanding choice for today’s modern man. This impressive timepiece features an amply proportioned case and matching triple link bracelet in gunmetal ion-plated stainless steel, that is highly polished a lustrous patina.

A black ion-plated steel bezel with screened white markers and a coin edged rim surrounds the black chronograph dial with three subdials, luminous hands and markers and the MK emblem at the 3 o’clock hour.

Features include an automatic date calendar, small-seconds, 30-minute and 24-hour registers. Precise quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy. Chronograph is 46mm in diameter, 12mm thick.

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

The Heat Is On!

Summer dressing for both men and women is all about comfort and color. With thermostats hitting the 80s and 90s in most parts of the nation this month, cool lightweight fabrics such as linen and cotton are in vogue. Sandals and canvas shoes are a popular choice and bright colors are featured in many fashion designers’ spring and summer ready-to-wear collections.

Color blocked and floral print tops are popular for both men and women this summer. Orange and orchid are the hot colors for women this season, while blue in shades of cobalt to royal and navy are the top hues for men.

CHOPARD-168511-3018RWHThe perennial summer shades of white, ivory and cream are very popular once again this season in monochromatic looks, using different textures: Pair your white linen pants with a matching colored cotton shirt and a matching colored silk blazer.

Whether you’re planning to dress monochromatic white this summer or in bold fashion shades, you’ll certainly want a timepiece to coordinate with your outfit. You’ll find a wide variety of popular fashion watches at luxury retailer The Watchery, during their Summer Designer Event.

Over 300 popular brand-name watches from Invicta, Swiss Legend, Michael Kors, Gucci, Charriol, Ebel, U-Boat Diesel, Emporio Armani, Lucien Piccard, Renato, Fossil, Elini Barokas, Kenneth Jay Lane, Chopard, Jorg Gray and Movado are featured in the designer event.

The Chopard Mille Miglia men’s chronograph in white is the ideal timepiece for a monochromatic dressing or any cool summer wardrobe choic. This Swiss-made automatic timepiece features a polished stainless steel case and striking white rubber strap with embossed tire-tread detail.

The polished steel bezel encircles the Mother-of-Pearl dial with a tachymeter outer dial, three subdials, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. A window between the 4 and 5 o’clock hours reveals the automatic date calendar.

Chronograph is 42mm in diameter, 12mm thick and water-resistant to 50 meters.

Complimentary delivery is included on all domestic watch purchases at The Watchery.

What Becomes An Icon Most?

When it comes to iconic watch brands, Movado easily stands out from the rest. Movado’s signature dot accent and minimalist dial have been featured on many of its watch collections for over 67 years, since the inception of tits legendary Museum Watch in 1947.

The Museum dial with the signature dot accent has made Movado one of the most recognized brands in the world. While the dot accent has changed through the years…going from a flat surface design to a more concaved look, back to a flat surface…the minimalist aspects of the dial have remained the same.

The signature dot  has not only appeared on the dial of many Movado timepieces, it also had been incorporated on both the bezels and bracelets of the Movado Sport Edition collection, which debuted in 1981.

MOV-0606290Nineteen years later Movado updated the Sport Edition collection with the Movado SE, a thoroughly modernized version of the Sport Edition with a sculpted contoured case and bracelet, concave dot accent on the dial, along with concave dot accents on the bezel and bracelet.

The Movado Sport Edition has been updated once again with a cleaner and sleeker new look and is now named the SE Extreme. You’ll find the new SE Extreme along with classic Museum styles and a wide assortment of other popular Movado watches at luxury retailer The Watchery.

The new SE Extreme offers a thoroughly modern look for today’s sophisticated, urbane man. The generously oversized case in premium grade stainless steel is a strapping 45mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

The striking, architecturally-inspired triple link bracelet is handsomely integrated into the case. Four dot accents highlight the perfectly round stainless steel bezel. The updated Museum dial shines with a flat surfaced dot accent below the 12 o’clock hour, polished silver tone sword hands and a striking black background.

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy. Timepiece is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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

The Art Of Time…

Basel Switzerland is the place to be in the art world this week as the annual Art Basel Show takes place. Over 300 leading art galleries from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America will be exhibiting Modern and Contemporary art, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations and videos.

Tens of thousands of patrons are expected to visit the popular exhibit, which takes place in Basel, a city prized for its world class museums, theaters, concert halls and strikingly modernistic architecture. Basel is also the location of the Basel World watch and jewelry exhibit, which takes place every spring in the famous city.

CHOPARD-168511-3001Many modern Swiss watchmakers present their timepiece creations at the Basel World exhibit. Some including TAG Heuer, Oris, Ebel and Chopard could exhibit their thoroughly modern timepieces at Art Basel as well.

Art Basel inspired Swiss-made luxury timepieces are showcased this week at luxury retailer The Watchery. Over 300 timepieces from  leading Swiss watchmakers: TAG Heuer, Ebel, Oris, Graham, Raymond Weil, Tissot, Renato Invicta and Swiss Legend are featured in the week-long event.

The Chopard Mille Miglia Automatic Chronograph for men features Swiss-made craftsmanship and design at its finest. This auto-racing inspired timepiece is named after the legendary Italian racing event and features a generously appointed round case in premium grade stainless steel.

The high-performance black rubber strap features embossed detail patterned after thre treads of a prized Pirelli racing car tire. The exhibition skeleton caseback lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside.

The raised, perfectly round stationary bezel surrounds the black chronograph dial with three subdials, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

Chronograph is 42mm in diameter, 12mm thick and is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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

2014 US Open: It’s Anyone’s Game

The 2014 Golf Season is in full swing this weekend as the final rounds of the US Open take place at the Pinehurst #2 Golf Course in Pinehurst NC. The open is the second of the four major golf tournaments held annually and traditionally concludes on the third Sunday in June.

Unlike other major golf tournaments the US Open is held on a different course each year. Last year’s open was held at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA, where English golfer Justin Rose defeated American players Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els.

Mickelson could clinch the top prize on Sunday to win his first US Open, while German golfer Martin Kaymer, American player Fran Quinn and Korean player Kevin Na also have a very good chance of taking the title.TAG-WAK2180.FT6027

Although golf legend Tiger Woods is not participating in the tournament, due to recuperating from back surgery, his name appears in many news reports regarding the event as another tournament he will not be playing in this year.

Timing is everything on and off golf course for players such as Mickelson, Els and Woods, all who serve as brand ambassadors for luxury watch brands Rolex, Omega and TAG Heuer respectively. Wearing a lightweight watch is vital when playing the game, since a bulky, weighty model could interfere with their swing and the outcome of the game.

Professional golfers in the league of Woods, Mickelson and Els prefer wristwatches with silicone straps that comfortably fit on the wrist and do not interfere with motion. The TAG Heuer Autoracer Men’s watch, available at luxury retailer The Watchery, is an excellent choice.

This outstanding men’s automatic watch features a comfortably-sized, black ion-plated stainless steel case and black silicone strap. The black unidirectional rotating bezel surrounds the  black dial with an automatic date calendar, luminous hands and hour markers.

Watch is 42mm in diameter, 12mm thick and features Swiss-made automatic movement, a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 500 meters.

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

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