Raymond Weil Time-Honored Traditions…

In today’s ever changing world of modern, pace-setting timepieces, watchmaker Raymond Weil has remained true to its heritage of producing classic, refined wristwatches for both men and women. The brand was founded in 1976 by its namesake watchmaker, who had a vision of creating impeccable Swiss-made timepieces, artistic in design and unsurpassed in precision and expertise.

Forty years later, the Raymond Weil brand remains one of the few family owned and operated Swiss watchmakers in the world today. The highly distinguished profiles, classic characteristics and incomparable craftsmanship of the brand’s early models remain present in their very latest styles.

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Raymond Weil Parsifal Automatic

In addition, almost all of the watchmaker’s current styles are both ultra-slim and lightweight, measuring less than 12mm in thickness … a considerable fete in the world of horology, when most other watchmakers offer models 15mm to 20mm in thickness.

You’ll find many timeless, traditional Raymond Weil watches for men and women at TheWatchery.com during our Raymond Weil Best-Sellers Event taking place this week.

Over 50 of today’s most sought-after styles are featured in the promotion, including ones from the Parsifal, Freelancer, Tradition, Maestro, Noemia, Toccata, Tango, Tradition, Jasmine and Nabucco collections.

The Raymond Weil Parsifal watch originally introduced in 1991, remains one of the brand’s most popular choices, fifteen years after its debut. This exceptional timepiece is legendary for its  innovative use of stainless steel and 18K gold along with it ultra-slim and lightweight characteristics.

The Parsifal Automatic Chronograph for men offers a highly accomplished profile in premium grade stainless steel and 18K yellow gold. The signature case in stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. An 18K yellow gold crown and push-pieces add striking contrast. The signature link bracelet in brushed stainless steel is highlighted by polished 18K yellow gold accent links. Bracelet has a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience and security.

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Raymond Weil Noemia

The stationary 18K yellow gold bezel encircles the white dial with three sub-dials, luminous gold tone hands and raised gold-tone Roman numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date window between the 4 and 5 o’clock hours, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.

Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Raymond Weil Parsifal men’s chronograph is 41mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

Distinctively feminine and unmistakably glamorous, the Raymond Weil Noemia wristwatch in shimmering diamonds and lustrous stainless steel is made expressly for women.  The classically elegant stlying features the graceful contoured case in brushed and polished stainless steel, presented on an attractive triple-link bracelet with satin finished outer links and  polished center links. A blue cabochon crown tops the lustrous polished  steel crown.

Shimmering round-cut diamonds pave-set to perfection dramatically adorn the exterior contours of the bezel. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with polished silver-tone sword hands, eight sparkling inlaid diamond markers and silver-tone finished Arabic numeral quarter hour markers.

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you to precise time-keeping accuracy. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet along with a push-button deployment clasp on the bracelet for added convenience. Raymond Weil Noemia women’s watch is 32mm in diameter and 9mm thick.RW-2846-STC-00209

The Raymond Weil Maestro Automatic wristwatch is the essence of good taste and refinement. This prestigious men’s timepiece features the perfectly round case in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a mirror-bright patina. The crocodile textured black leather strap adds to the timeless design. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you view the automatic movement inside.

The stationary polished steel bezel surrounds the multi-patterned black dial with a small-second and date sub-dial, white luminous hands and white luminous Roman numeral hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Raymond Weil Maestro men’s watch is 41mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

The Raymond Weil Tradition watch offers exquisite, time-honored dimensions for today’s women. This graceful and appealing timepiece features slim, slender contours with an elongated rectangular shaped case and matching multi-link bracelet in lustrous, highly polished yellow gold-tone stainless steel.RW-5956-P-00995

The integrated stationary bezel in polished yellow gold-tone stainless steel frames the iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial with polished gold-tone hands, eight shimmering diamond hour markers and gold-tone Roman numeral quarter hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Raymond Weil Tradition women’s dress watch is 23mm wide and 6mm thick.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic watch purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Raymond Weil visual image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Rolex Time-Keeping Excellence…

Rolex is by far one of the most sought-after watchmakers in the world today. For generations  the brand has been highly regarded and revered for its impeccable craftsmanship and design, making it one of the top watch choices for royalty, heads-of-state, dignitaries and public figures.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust

The brand is also noted for being one of the best watch brands that keeps it value over time and depreciates far less than perhaps other watch brand. Founded in 1905 in London, England by entrepreneurs Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis, the brand was originally conceived as a private label distributor, which imported premium Swiss-made watch movements and housed them in luxury cases that they sold to jewelers, imprinting the establishment’s names on the dials.

Wilsdorf and Davis opened a watch production facility in Le Chaux-de Fonds, Switzerland three years later in 1908 and registered the Rolex trademark name that same year, incorporating the standards of their high-end private labels in a new brand that has gone on to become synonymous with time-keeping excellence.

In 1910, Rolex was the very first watchmaker to be awarded official Chronometer certification from the highly esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute) for its precision crafted automatic and mechanical timepieces.

Today almost all Rolex timepieces feature automatic movements inside and also have official Chronometer certification. You’ll find many outstanding Rolex watches at TheWatchery.com, including prestigious styles from the esteemed Daytona, Oyster Datejust, Submariner and Yacht-Master Collections.

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Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer for men offers classic, refined elegance at its best. The signature Tonneau shaped Oyster case in premium grade stainless steel has a lustrous polished finish. The handsome Jubilee bracelet in brushed stainless steel is accented by slender polished 18K gold center links.

The signature fluted bezel shines in 18K yellow gold. The gold colored metallic dial features a magnified automatic date window at the 3 o’clock hour, polished yellow gold tone baton hands and raised Roman numeral hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet and precise automatic movement inside. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer is 36mm wide and 12mm thick.

The Rolex brand is noted for introducing the first water-resistant watch in 1926 and the Rolex Submariner Men’s Chronometer is an outstanding diver’s watch with water-resistance to 1,000 feet or 300 meters. This high-performance men’s watch features the round contoured case in brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel, presented on the attractive triple-link bracelet in brushed stainless steel with polished 18K yellow gold center links.

The 18K yellow gold bezel with a coin edge outer rim and black enamel top ring has screened markers. The highly legible dial features luminous pie-cutter hands, luminous cabochon dot and baton hour markers. A magnified date window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

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Rolex Yacht-Master

Features include a glare-proof scratch resistant crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back. Rolex Submariner Men’s Chronometer is 36mm wide and 12mm thick.

The Rolex Yacht-Master Chronometer for men is another outstanding time-keeping choice. This luxury high-end wristwatch features the round contoured case and matching bracelet in polished Rolesium, an exclusive Rolex patented metal featuring a blend of platinum and stainless steel.

The bidirectional rotating bezel in platinum has legible raised markers. The silver colored dial has luminous pie-cutter hands, luminous baton and cabochon dot hour markers along with a magnified date window at the 3 o’clock hour.

Features include precision Swiss-made automatic movement inside, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Rolex Yacht-Master men’s chronometer is 40mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

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Rolex Daytona

The Rolex Daytona Chronograph Chronometer captures the high-speed dynamics of the legendary race track it was names after. Rugged and sophisticated, this highly pronounced men’s watch has a round case in premium grade stainless steel with contrasting brushed and polished surfaces. The triple link bracelet features brushed stainless steel outer links and polished 18K yellow gold center links.

The stationary tachymeter bezel in polished 18K yellow gold has black screened markers. The yellow gold colored dial has three sub-dials with black outer rings, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial. A locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Rolex Daytona men’s chronograph is 39mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic watch purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Rolex Grand Slam Trophy image courtesy of Wiki Commons

Fall Forecast: New Looks For The Season Ahead!

August is always a popular month to get a first look and preview of fashions for the fall and winter seasons ahead. The very latest apparel and accessories are now starting to appear at numerous retailers across the nation as fall looms in the not so distant future.

You don’t have to look any further than TheWatchery.com to discover the very latest watch men’s and women’s styles for the forthcoming autumn and winter seasons of 2016.

Over 347 brand new styles are featured this week in our August New Arrivals Event, including models from highly sought-after luxury watchmakers: Rado, Breitling, Rolex, Omega, Tissot, Longines, Seiko, Raymond Weil,  Movado, Ritmo Mundo, Joshua & Son, Seiko, Lancaster Italy, Luminox, Oris and Burgi.

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Rado D-Star 200 Automatic Chronograph

Warm earth tones in shades of olive, copper, rust, diver blue, dark chocolate, flax brown, scarlet red, burgundy, baby blue and dust gray are expected to be popular both this fall and winter season and you will find many new styles at TheWatchery.com in these popular shades.

The Rado D-Star 200 Automatic Chronograph with a diver blue colored dial and bezel top ring is an excellent selection. This dynamic Swiss-made men’s diving watch features the contoured cushion-shaped case in polished premium grade stainless steel, presented on a handsome triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel with a titanium double-locking clasp closure.

The unidirectional rotating bezel features distinctive coin-edge detail on the outer rim. The sunray blue dial has small-second and 30-minute sub-dials, a magnified automatic date window at the 6 o’clock hour, luminous hands and baton hour markers.

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Omega Constellation Quadra

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic inside. Features include a glare-proof, scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Rado D-Star 200 Automatic men’s chronograph is 44mm wide and 16mm thick.

The Omega Constellation Quadra women’s dress watch glistens in diamonds and 18K rose gold with a chocolate brown dial and satin-lined strap. The signature rectangular shaped case in 18K rose gold is highly polished to a lustrous mirror bright glow. The brown satin facing strap has a leather-lined interior and a push-button deployment clasp for added security.

Thirty high-quality, round cuts diamonds are pave-set to glowing perfection on the square-shaped bezel in 18K rose gold with four distinctive claw accents. The chocolate brown dial shines with three Mother-of-Pearl sub-dials, rose gold-tone sword hands, four inlaid diamond hour markers and raised rose gold-tone Arabic hour markers.

Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. Omega Constellation Quadra women’s watch is 28mm wide, 10mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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Movado Bold Chronograph

The Movado Bold Chronograph for men is masculine and appealing in dusty gray.  This ultra-sleek men’s watch features the perfectly round case in polished, gray ion-plated stainless steel is presented on the striking multi-link bracelet in gray polyurethane with polished gray ion-plated stainless steel accent links. Bracelet has a push-button deployment clasp for added security and convenience.

The stationary gray ion-plated stainless steel bezel surrounds the black dial with updated Movado concave dot at the 12 o’clock hour, three sub-dials encircled in red and polished silver tone sword hands. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Movado Bold men’s chronograph is 43mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

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Akribos XXIV Diamond Dial

Ultra-chic and at the fashion forefront, the Akribos XXIV Diamond Dial women’s watch is stylish and sophisticated  in vibrant scarlet red. The cushion-shaped case in a lustrous silver-tone finish is presented on a bright red satin facing strap with a leather lined interior.

The raised perfectly round bezel surrounds the bright red metallic dial with silver-tone sword hands, four diamond markers and raised silver tone Arabic numeral half-hour markers. Quality quartz movement inside provides precise time-keeping accuracy. Akribos XXIV Diamond Dial women’s watch is 41mm in diameter, 14mm thick and is water resistant to 10 meters or approximately 30 feet.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic watch purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Fall Winter fashion runway image courtesy of Wiki Commons

 

High-End Chronological Time

The term chronograph comes from the Greek phrases for time; “chronos” and writing: “graph” and it is interpreted more today to be about the recording of time rather than the writing of time. In fact the annotation of term chronological is “arranged in the order of time.”

Although numerous watches may boast having a chronograph function, a true chronograph is a timepiece with both independent stop watch and display functions on the dial. Both Breitling and TAG Heuer were instrumental in the development of chronographs.

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Breitling Windrider Chronomat

In 1882 Edouard Heuer introduced the first independent chronograph stop-watch function on a pocket watch. He followed five years later with the development of an oscillating pinion mechanism, a movement which is currently still used in the craftsmanship of mechanical chronographs by many watchmakers.

Heuer later introduced the first wristwatch chronograph in 1914 and the Micrograph two year later, which holds the distinction of being the very first stopwatch accurate to 1/100th of a second.

Breitling is responsible for the development of the push-pieces, which operate the stop-watch functions on a chronograph. In 1915, the brand launched the first independent chronograph push-piece. It perfected the system of stop/start functions on its chronographs in 1923, developing a resetting mechanism useful for the timing of sporting events and calculation of flight times. In 1934, Breitling accomplished a breakthrough in horological history with the development of the second independent reset push-piece for its chronographs.

Premium chronograph watches from Breitling, Corum, Porsche Design, IWC, Chopard, Oris, Ebel, Raymond Weil, Luminox, Bell & Ross, Apina and more are highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com during our High-End Men’s Chronograph Event.  Over 87 popular models are featured in the promotion, including both automatic and quartz styles.

The Breitling Windrider Chronomat Flying Fish Chronograph is exceptional choice. This premium crafted Swiss-made men’s automatic watch has been awarded official Chronometer Certification from the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

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Oris Artix

The round, contoured case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The case is presented on a handsome multi-link bracelet in polished stainless steel. The unidirectional rotating bezel in stainless steel features legible engraved markers. The black dial features small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour sub-dials, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include a glare proof, scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water resistance to 500 meters or 1,650 feet. Breitling Windrider Chronomat is 44mm in diameter and 17mm thick.

Oris is a brand highly regarded for its state-of-the-art automatic and mechanical watch movements. The Oris Artix Automatic Chronograph offers a highly distinguished profile for today’s man with a brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel case, presented on a black alligator-textured leather strap with a deployment clasp closure for added convenience.

The integrated, stationary bezel surrounds the black dial with three subdials, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.

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Chopard Imperiale

Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Oris Artix men’s chronograph is 44m in diameter and 16mm thick.

Master-jeweler Chopard is celebrated for its luxury high-end timepieces and the Chopard Imperiale Automatic Chronograph does not disappoint. This impeccably crafted men’s timepiece features classic architectural inspired styling with a perfectly round case and horizontal link bracelet attached by column design lugs. Both the case and bracelet are crafted in premium grade stainless steel and are highly polished to a lustrous patina.

A blue cabochon-cut stone on the granular crown adds distinction. The stationary bezel surrounds the chronograph dial with a silver-colored sunray outer dial, Mother-of-Pearl center, three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

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Bell & Ross Pilot

Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Chopard Imperiale Automatic Chronograph is 40mm in diameter and 9mm thick.

Bell & Ross is noted for its  professional wristwatches and you’re certain to soar to new heights with the Bell & Ross Pilot Chronograph for men on your wrist. This high-performance wristwatch has a round contoured case in premium grade stainless steel in a satiny brushed finish. The attractive horizontal link bracelet in brushed stainless steel has a fold-over locking clasp for added security.

The metallic silver-colored dial has a tachymeter outer dial, three sub-dials, automatic day and date windows, black outlined luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Bell & Ross Pilot men’s chronograph is 41mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic watch purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Oris chronograph watch image courtesy of Wiki Commons

Automatic Time Classics…

The art of fine watchmaking can certainly be defined by the expert craftsmanship and high-quality materials featured in a timepiece, as well as the meticulous automatic or mechanical movement inside. Just like a well-crafted high-end automobile, all of the elements of a luxury wristwatch work harmoniously together to create a true masterpiece of precision and design.

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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club

Serious watch collectors and aficionados would concur that the ultra-precise automatic or mechanical movement inside is perhaps one of the most important features to consider when purchasing a watch. Mechanical watches have a spring-driven mechanism and are powered by a series of gears oscillating back and forth at a constant rate. Automatic watches on the other hand feature an oscillating weight that moves up and down and operate at the motion of the wrist when in use.

Mechanical watches require manual winding on an almost daily basis to keep the movement running properly, while automatic models remain running when in use and require a watch winder when not in use.

Luxury high-end automatic watches are featured this week at TheWatchery.com with our Automatic Time Event. Over 335 automatic watches are highlighted in the promotion, including styles from Rolex, IWC, Cartier, Breitling, Porsche Design, Ebel, DeGrisogono, Greco, Perrelet, Greco, Corum, Bell & Ross and Bvlgari.

IWC, the International Watch is perhaps one of the most respected and revered Swiss watchmakers in the world today. The brand’s fine timepieces stand high above the rest and the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Automatic Chronograph for men is an extraordinary choice.

The perfectly round case in premium grade stainless steel has a satiny brushed finish. The high-performance black rubber strap with textured detail adds to striking good looks and has a deployment clasp closure for added convenience.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust

The stationary integrated bezel surrounds the legible black dial with two-subdials, a white outer dial with minute indexes, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date window, 60-minute and 12-hour registers.

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate 38-jewel automatic movement inside. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 60 meters. IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Automatic Chronograph is 43mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

For generations the Rolex name has been synonymous with precision crafted automatic timepieces, since many of the brand’s models for both men and women feature intricate automatic movements inside. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Automatic watch is certain to impress in premium grade stainless steel and 18K yellow gold.

This outstanding men’s watch has been awarded Chronometer certification by the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute). The handsome Tonneau shaped case in premium grade stainless steel has a lustrous, mirror-bright finish. The case in presented on the signature Jubilee bracelet in premium grade stainless steel with polished 18K yellow gold accent links.

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Porsche Design Dashboard

The Rolex signature fluted bezel in polished 18K yellow gold surrounds the metallic gold colored dial with polished baton hands, raised Roman numeral hour markers and a magnified Cyclops date window at the 3 o’clock hour.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above dial, along with a screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust men’s watch is 36mm wide and 12mm thick.

Although Porsche Design is a relative newcomer in the world of horology, the brand’s watches are produced by legendary watchmaker Eterna, a brand Porsche Design purchased in 1999. The Porsche Design Dashboard Automatic men’s chronograph offers Swiss time-keeping excellence at its finest.

The contoured, perfectly round case in 18K rose gold has a satiny brushed finish and is presented on a supple black calfskin strap. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you view the automatic movement inside. The integrated, stationary 18K rose gold bezel encircles the black dial with a tachymeter outer dial, three sub-dials, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers.

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Breitling Chronospace

Features include an automatic date window at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a screw-down crown and case back for water resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Porsche Design Dashboard Automatic men’s chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

Breitling is another pre-eminent Swiss watchmaker renowned for its precision automatic timepieces. The Breitling Chronospace Automatic Chronograph for men is a testament to the brand’s superlative craftsmanship and design. The highly pronounced case in brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel is presented on the signature link bracelet in brushed stainless steel.

The bidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel with a U-notched detail edged rim surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and outlined square hour markers. Features an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

Additional features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Breitling Chronospace Automatic Chronograph is 46mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic watch purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

IWC vintage watch image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

 

Celebrated Citizen Time…

With Citizen Eco-Drive watches the terms light and lightweight are mutually exclusive. The brand is currently celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Eco-Drive Watch technology, which was developed in the 1970’s and formally introduced into timepiece collections for the general public in the mid 1990’s.

Citizen Eco-Drive watches have a built-in solar chip and are powered by the sun or any other light source. The solar chip converts this light into energy that is stored in a power cell inside the watch and features a power reserve that lasts approximately six months or more, even if stored in a dark environment.

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Citizen Eco-Drive World Time A-T

Citizen Eco-Drive watches are also ecologically friendly, since the batteries inside do not have to be replaced and later discarded into the environment. What’s more, many Eco-Drive men’s and women’s watches have exceptionally thin cases measuring 13mm or less in thickness, making them considerably lighter in weight in comparison to other watch styles.

You do not have to look any further than TheWatchery.com to discover these ultra-light, light sensitive timepieces during our Celebrated Citizen Time Event taking place this week. Popular styles from the Circle of Time, Promaster, Axiox, Calibre 8700, World Time, Riva and Paladion collections are featured in the promotion.

The Citizen Eco-Drive World Time  A-T multi-function watch not only offers patented solar technology, this outstanding men’s timepiece features atomic time-keeping technology, which receive radio signals from designated atomic time towers throughout the globe for precise, up-to-the-minute time-keeping accuracy.

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Citizen Eco-Drive Paladion

This radio controlled Atomic watch synchronizes with the national atomic clock in Fort Wayne, CO. The contoured stainless steel case in a lustrous polished finish is presented on the attractive multi-link bracelet in brushed stainless steel with polished rose gold-tone stainless steel accent links.

The perfectly round and polished rose gold-tone stainless steel bezel encircles the rotating inner bezel that features the time-zones from 26 cities across the globe that operates with one of the push-pieces adjacent to the crown.

The metallic gray dial has 24-hour and alarm sub-dials, an perpetual date calendar and day-of-the-week window, luminous hands and orange arrow world time hand, raised baton and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, water-resistance to 200 meters and a push-button deployment clasp on the bracelet. Citizen Eco-Drive World Time A-T watch is 43mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

The Citizen Eco-Drive Paladion diamond women’s watch is pure enchantment in two-tone stainless steel and diamonds. The graceful, polished stainless steel case is presented on a lustrous, polished stainless steel bracelet with polished yellow gold-tone center links.

Eighteen shimmering round-cut diamonds create a dramatic focal point on the highly polished yellow gold-tone bezel. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with gold-tone skeleton hands and diamond hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock reveals the automatic date calendar.

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Citizen Eco-Drive Axiom

Features include a push-button fold-over clasp on the bracelet for added convenience and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Citizen Eco-Drive Paladion women’s watch is 26mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

Ultra-sleek and urbane, the Citizen Eco-Drive Axiom Chronograph is ideal for today’s man. The streamline contemporary styling features a highly polished round case presented on the handsome triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel.

The perfectly round mirrored bezel surrounds the matte finished silvery white dial with three integrated sub-dials, polished silver-tone hands and raised index markers. Features include an automatic date window at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second, 60-minute and 24-hour sub-dials.

Additional features include a convenient push-button, fold-over clasp on the bracelet and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. the Citizen Eco-Drive Axiom men’s chronograph is 43mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

The Citizen Eco-Drive Circle Of Time women’s watch is an ultra-chic and fashionable choice. The perfectly round case in highly polished stainless steel is presented on a lustrous highly polished link bracelet in stainless steel. A double ring bezel of highly polished stainless steel surrounds the captivating Mother-of-Pearl dial with polished silver-tone hands.

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Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, water-resistance to 50 meter or 165 feet and a push-button deployment clasp on the bracelet for added convenience. Citizen Eco-Drive Circle Of Time women’s watch is 30mm in diameter and 9mm thick.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic watch purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Illuminated Citizen Eco-Drive image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Modern And Innovative Aquaswiss Time

Aquaswiss, a relative newcomer in the watch industry has been producing modern, cutting-edge timepieces for men and women since the brand was founded in 1999 by third-generation jeweler Ian Afashar.

Afashar grew up in a family of jewelers and watchmakers. He sought-out at the time to both invigorate and reimagine the watch industry with unique and creative timepieces of generous proportions, featuring distinctive shapes and highly stylized  crystals over the dials.

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Aquaswiss Trax 6H Chronograph

What’s more, many Aquaswiss watches feature premium Swiss-made craftsmanship inside and out, along with quality-grade materials on the cases, bands and interior movements. Early Aquaswiss successes include the Chronodome chronograph with a curved, rectangular shaped case and domed shaped crystal along with the Ice chronograph featuring a faceted geometric inspired pyramid shaped crystal.

You’ll find many of the latest Aquaswiss watch styles for men and women this week at TheWatchery.com during our Aquaswiss Watch Event, featuring popular models from the Swissport, A Vessel, AVL, Trax, Chloe, Classic IV, Sea Star and Bolt collections.

Modern and highly masculine, the Aquaswiss Trax 6H Chronograph is an excellent time-keeping choice. This Swiss-made men’s watch features the amply proportioned case in rose gold-tone stainless steel with a satiny brushed finish. The outstanding black silicone strap with rose gold-tone stainless steel accents adds to the stylish good looks.

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Aquaswiss AVL Watch

The stationary tachymeter bezel in polished rose gold-tone stainless steel surrounds the multi-layered rose gold-tone dial with three sub-dials, luminous hands and markers. Features include a date window at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second, day-of-the-week and 30-minute windows.

Additional features include a sapphire coated crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet.  Aquaswiss Trax 6H Chronograph is 53mm in diameter and 12.7mm thick.

Lustrous and alluring, the Aquaswiss AVL women’s watch strikes a sophisticated note in polished stainless steel and diamonds. This Art Deco inspired women’s timepiece features the rectangular shaped case in stainless steel, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The gentle arched contours on the case are designed to comfortably fit the wrist. The exotic-textured black leather strap adds to the stylish good looks.

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Aquaswiss Swissport Chronograph

The black enamel finished bezel shines with sixteen round-cut diamonds, pave-set to glowing perfection on the lustrous geometric inspired settings in stainless steel. The highly legible black dial has luminous hands, Arabic numeral and index hour markers. Features include a sapphire coated crystal above the dial, quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 100 meters. The Aqauswiss AVL women’s watch is 26mm wide and 10mm thick.

The Aquaswiss Swissport men’s chronograph offers a striking display of diamonds for the rough and rugged. This robust men’s watch features the ultra-bold round case in black ion-plated stainless steel, presented on a high-performance horizontal detail black silicone strap.

Two rows of sparkling round-cut, black diamonds weave intrigue on the perfectly round stationary bezel in black ion-plated stainless steel. The attractive black dial features three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and highly stylized luminous Roman numeral hour markers.

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Aquaswiss Sea Star Watch

Features include an automatic date window at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute a day-of-the-week registers. Additional features include a sapphire coated crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet, Aquaswiss Swissport men’s chronograph is 63mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

The Aquaswiss Sea Star women’s watch creates a spectacular embrace on the wrist in sparkling blue topaz, lustrous white and silver colored ceramic. This captivating women’s watch features the generously oversized case in lustrous high-tech white ceramic.

The highly polished bracelet with stainless steel outer links and white ceramic center links adds to the stylish good looks. Bracelet has a push-button clasp for added convenience and security.

Sparkling blue topaz stones are pave-set to glowing perfection on the perfectly round center bezel in lustrous stainless steel. The bright white dial shines with a light blue center dial, luminous hands and polished silver-tone hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Aquaswiss Sea Star women’s watch is 45mm in diameter and 11.5mm thick.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic watch purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Swiss watch image courtesy of Wiki Commons

Eterna & Porsche Design Watch Finds

At first glance Eterna and Porsche Design watches have very little in common outside of being both Swiss made. Founded in Grenchen, Switzerland in 1856, Eterna is heralded for introducing a ball-bearing mounted rotor system in its automatic timepieces in 1948. The system reduced friction and resistance in the weight of the watch that wound the mainspring inside. It also increased the accuracy of the watch as well and catapulted the brand’s presence in the horological industry as many other watchmakers started to use the Eterna inner mechanism movements in their timepieces.

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Eterna Adventic Automatic

Eterna soon adopted the five ball bearing design as its corporate logo and the design soon appeared on the dials of the brand’s timepieces. Eterna reached another milestone in the 1960’s with the introduction of the Eterna Matic 3000 Dato automatic men’s watch and the women’s Sahida automatic watch. Both models with 4mm thick case were the thinnest watches featuring automatic movements.

After being sold several times during the 1980’s and 1990’s, Eterna was sold to Porsche Design in 1999 and now produces watches under their signature brand and Porsche Design label as well. The acquisition reaffirmed the brand’s presence in the horological industry with the 2007 introduction of the Eterna Matic, highlighting a new and updated ball bearing mechanism inside along with 2009 debut of the Madison Eight Days men’s watch, which featured the Spherodrive 8-day power reserve mechanism.

The two brands are prominently featured in this week’s Eterna & Porsche Design Finds at TheWatchery.com.  Many of the two brand’s top watches for men and women are featured in the promotion, including models from the Eterna Madison, Kon Tiki, Artena, Adventic and Avant –Garde collections along with styles from the Porsche Design Flat 6 and Worldtimer series.

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Eterna Contessa

The Eterna Adventic Automatic men’s watch is an exceptional choice. This classically elegant traditional men’s timepiece features the perfectly round case in brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel is presented on a handsome black alligator strap with a convenient push-button deployment clasp. An exhibition case back lets you view the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside.

The silver colored dial with a textured center background features small-second and 24-hour subdials, polished silver-tone sword hands and black Roman numeral hour markers in graduated sizes. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Eterna Adventic Automatic men’s watch is 44mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

The Eterna Contessa women’s watch makes a dazzling statement in lustrous stainless steel and diamonds. The elongated rectangular case in highly polished stainless steel is presented on a genuine black alligator strap. A diamond accent on the fluted crown adds distinction.

Shimmering round-cut diamonds pave-set to perfection cast a magical glow on the top and bottom on the lustrous bezel in polished stainless steel. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with silver colored sword hands and raised baton hour markers.

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Porsche Design Worldtimer

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. Eterna Contessa women’s watch is 33mm wide and 7mm thick.

Ultra-precise and highly accurate, the Porsche Design World Timer automatic men’s watch features precision Eterna Valgranges movement inside and pace-setting design. The ultra-bold black titanium case is extremely lightweight and exceptionally comfortable. The high-performance black rubber strap adds to the rugged, masculine design and has a convenient push-button clasp.

The stationary bezel surrounds the legible black dial with a world time zone window at the 9 o’clock hour, a world location indicator at the 3 o’clock hour, luminous hands and hour markers. A second crown at the 2 o’clock hour operates the world time zone indicator.

Features include a 45-hour power reserve, scratch resistant sapphire crystal and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Porsche Design Worldtimer men’s watch is 45mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

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Porsche Design Women’s Chronograph

The Porsche Design chronograph is a sleek and stylish choice for today’ woman. This striking women’s watch has a round contoured case and matching horizontal link bracelet in brushed, premium grade stainless steel. Bracelet has a push-button clasp for added convenience.

The stationary tachymeter bezel with screened markers surrounds the white dial with three sub-dials, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date window at the 4 o’clock hour, 1/10th of a second, small second and 30-minute registers.

Quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside provides you with the utmost time-keeping accuracy. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial along with a screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Porsche Design women’s chronograph is 34mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic watch purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Raymond Weil: In Tune With The Times

Raymond Weil is a watchmaker that has been in tune with the times for many decades. Founded in 1976 in Geneva Switzerland by its namesake watchmaker, the brand as long been associated with innovative design and creativity. Weil, a revered veteran in the watch industry who held posts as both the President of the Geneva Watchmaker Union and Vice President of the Watchmaking Industry Training Centre, sought out in 1976 to bring a new dimension and vision to the watch industry.

His vision has been accomplished in the forty years that have passed. Raymond Weil is one of the most respected and revered Swiss watchmakers in the world today. The brand’s premium Swiss-made timepieces are renowned for their artistic design, as well as incomparable precision and expert craftsmanship.  Interestingly Raymond Weil remains one of the last independent Swiss watch brands around today and Weil’s grandsons Elie and Pierre are currently at the helm of the company.

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Raymond Weil Maestro

The harmonious blend of materials, meticulous movement and precision design incorporated into each Raymond Weil timepiece can easily be compared to a beautifully conducted symphony… and music related themes have served as an inspiration for the names of many of the brand’s collections, including Amadeus, Fidelio, Traviata, Parsifal Maestro, Tango, Nabucco and Toccata.

Raymond Weil recently launched the Maestro Beatles Automatic Watch, a limited edition stainless steel timepiece that pays tribute to “Fab Four” and features some of the group’s most popular song titles and their image on the outer dial. In addition, Raymond Weil annually sponsors numerous music-related events and issues throughout the globe, including the Classic Brit Awards and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

The brand is currently highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com with our Raymond Weil Time Essentials Event, featuring over 36 men’s and women’s timepieces from the brand’s most popular collections.

Your wrist will be in perfect command with the Raymond Weil Maestro Automatic watch. This premium crafted Swiss-made men’s watch features the perfectly round stainless steel case, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow, presented on a handsome black leather strap.

The stationary stainless steel bezel surrounds the legible black dial with a small-second and date sub-dials, polished silver-colored sword hands and white Roman numeral hour markers.

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Raymond Weil Toccata

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you the intricate automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters. Raymond Weil Maestro men’s watch is 41mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

The term Tocatta can be defined as a musical composition that is designed to exhibit a performer’s technique and the Raymond Weil Tocatta watch exemplifies the brand’s exemplary craftsmanship and design. This classically elegant women’s watch features the perfectly round case and matching multi-link bracelet in highly polished premium-grade stainless steel.

The stationary highly polished bezel surrounds the silvery-white dial with polished silver-tone sword hands and eleven shimmering inlaid diamond hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Raymond Weil Toccata women’s watch is 34mm in diameter and 7mm thick.

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Raymond Weil Parsifal

Composer Richard Wagner’s epic opera Parsifal served as the inspiration for the Raymond Weil collection and the Parsifal Automatic Chronograph is certain to impress with its impeccable good looks and stature. This outstanding men’s timepiece features the generously appointed 42mm diameter, 8mm thick case in brushed and polished stainless steel. The handsome vertical link brushed stainless steel bracelet with polished accents has a push-button clasp for added security and convenience.

The handsome black dial has three sub-dials, luminous baton hands and silver-colored Roman numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date window, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. A semi exhibition case back lets you view the Swiss-made automatic movement inside. Additional features include a sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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Raymond Weil Nabucco

Verdi’s triumphant opera Nabucco serves as the inspiration for another Raymond Weil collection of the same name. Impressive in design and craftsmanship, the Raymond Weil Nabucco Automatic Chronograph features the ultra-lightweight, ultra-durable titanium case in bright polished finish. The high-performance, textured black rubber strap has a deployment clasp for added convenience.

The stationary tachymeter bezel with engraved markers surrounds the black chronograph dial with three silver-colored subdials, luminous hands and baton hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

A locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and premium Swiss-made automatic movement for precise time-keeping accuracy. Raymond Weil Nabucco men’s chronograph is43mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic watch purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Symphony orchestra image courtesy of Wiki Commons

Locman: Innovative Italian Time

The island of Elba, located on the eastern coast of Tuscany, Italy is noted for many things, including being the place where French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte retreated into exile after being defeated in the battle of Waterloo in 1814. The island is actually dubbed Napoleon Island in his honor.

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Locman Sport

The pristine sparkling clear beaches of Elba, along with its Mining Park and Mineral Museum are among the many other attractions the Italian island is celebrated for in Europe and around the globe. Elba is also the birthplace of Locman Watches, which was founded in the seaside resort in 1986.

Locman is a brand noted for their ulta-bold and modern Italian designs, along with their innovative use of materials, such as titanium, carbon fiber and aluminum.

Locman’s ultra-sleek and sporty watches have been widely popular and sought-after for close to three decades, and are among the top fashion watch choices for both men and women.

You’ll find many popular Locman men’s and women’s watches at TheWatchery.com, including styles from the Diamond, Mare, Cavallo, Sport, Teseo Tesei, Sport Chrono and Nuovo collections.

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Locman Diamond

The Locman Sport Chronograph is rugged, masculine and the ideal choice for today’s man. The bold, generously oversized Tonneua shaped case in brushed titanium is ultra-light, durable and exceptionally comfortable on the wrist. The high-performance black techno-satin facing strap with leather backing is both stylish and durable.

The attractive carbon fiber dial shines with two sub-dials, luminous sword hands and highly stylized blue outlined Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date window at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second and 60-minute sub-dials. Quality quartz movement inside provides precise time-keeping accuracy. Locman Sport Chronograph is 37mm wide and 16mm thick.

Dazzling and alluring, the Locman Diamond women’s watch is pure enchantment on the wrist. The graceful Tonneau in ultra-light aluminum is presented on an attractive black alligator strap. Sparkling round-cut diamonds are pave-set to glowing perfection on the diamond-cut detailed bezel.

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Locman Teseo Tesei

The dramatic black dial shines with luminous hands and Art-Deco inspired Arabic numeral hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include water-resistance to 30 meters and quality quartz movement inside. Locman Diamond women’s watch is 28mm wide and 10mm thick.

The Locman Taseo Tesei Automatic Limited Edition men’s watch is an outstanding choice. The virile and masculine men’s timepiece features an attractive cushion shaped case in ultra-light, ultra-durable titanium with a smooth and appealing brushed finish.  The handsome navy stingray strap adds to the bold, dynamic design.

The raised stationary brushed titanium bezel frames with bright blue dial with outlined red colored luminous hands, luminous white Arabic and square shaped hour markers. A window between the 4 and 5 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date window.

The quality automatic movement inside never requires a new battery. Locman Taseo Tesei men’s watch is 42mm wide, 18mm thick and is water-resistant to 300 meters.

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Locman Cavallo Pazzo

Green is the color to be seen in with the Locman Cavallo Pazzo women’s chronograph. This striking timepiece features the perfectly round case with distinctively shaped lugs in polished stainless steel, presented on a bright lime green colored Karung snake strap.

The perfectly round, stationary polished steel bezel encircles the black dial with two sub-dials, lime green outlined luminous hand, lime green baton and Roman numeral hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second and 60-minute registers. Additional features include quality quartz movement and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Locman Cavallo Pazzo women’s chronograph is 39mm wide and 12mm thick.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic watch purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Image of Portoferraio Bay in Elba, Italy courtesy of Wiki Commons.

 

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