Leaders Of The Pack

Super Bowl Sunday is just a little more than a week away and the nationwide frenzy leading up to the big game is in full throttle. The game is not only the most-watched sports event of the year, it is the most watched program of the entire year as well.

More than 115 million viewers tuned into the Super Bowl XLVIII match-up between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos last year. This year’s completion between the Seahawks and the New England Patriots is expected to draw as many if not more viewers, especially now with the “Deflategate” controversy surrounding the Patriots, not to mention Seattle player Marshawn Lynch’s recent controversy for inappropriate gestures.

Interestingly the player who stands the most to gain with a Super Bowl victory is the winning team’s quarterback. In fact the most marketable NFL players: Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos, Tom Brady of the Patriots, Aaron Rogers of the Green Bay Packers, Russell Wilson of the Seahawks and Eli Manning of the New York Giants, are all Super Bowl winning quarterbacks.BJ2115-07E

Each of these player’s endorsement deals skyrocketed after winning their first Super Bowls. Brady is currently the spokesperson for UGG shoes and Under Armour sports apparel, and has also been aligned with Movado watches and Smartwater. Wilson has endorsement deals with Alaska Airlines, Nike, Levi’s and EA Sports. Both players stand to gain new endorsement deals with another Super Bowl victory under their belt.

Two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning is one of the most marketable quarterbacks off the field. His association with Toyota cars, Samsung electronics, DirecTV, Gatorade and Dunkin’ Donuts and Citizen Watches has proved to be both popular and highly successful.

Manning has served as a Brand Ambassador for Citizen since winning his first Super Bowl in 2008. His affiliation with the brand has included special limited-edition collections bearing his name. You’ll find many popular Citizen Timepieces at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com, including the Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive chronograph.

This high-performance men’s quartz watch is powered by light and will never require a new battery. The amply proportioned stainless steel case is presented on an attractive black rubber strap. The unidirectional rotating bezel in black ion-plated steel has screened markers.

The textured black dial features an automatic date calendar, luminous hands and hour markers, small-second, 24-hour and dive-mode subdials. Chronograph is 47mm in diameter, 16mm thick and is water-resistant to 200 meters or 660 feet.

Complementary delivery and returns are included on all domestic US watch purchases at TheWatchery.com.

Time-Honored Watch Classics

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated this week in all fifty states across the nation. The holiday is relatively a new one and was signed into office in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan. It became an official holiday in all states throughout the nation in 2000.

A great deal of attention has also been paid to Dr. King this week with the national release of the film “Selma,” based on his peaceful, non-violent crusade for equal voting rights in Selma, Alabama during 1965. The film concludes with President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a significant victory for the Civil Rights movement at the time.

The film, a critically acclaimed achievement for director Ava DuVernay was nominated for Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last week, yet failed to garner any other nominations outside of Best Original Song category.  This created a media frenzy for the past couple of days regarding the lack of nominations for DuVernay, as well as actors David Oyeowo and Tom Wilkinson, who played King and Johnson respectively, as well as other technical categories.VULCAIN-210150.277LFBNC

In addition to the film’s fine performances and direction, costume designer Ruth E Carter brilliantly recreates the apparel and accessories of the era down to the Rolex and Vulcain timepieces featured on the wrists of Oyeowo and Wilkinson.

Oyeowo is seen throughout “Selma” wearing a yellow gold Rolex Datejust wristwatch, authentic to period detail, while Wilkinson is seen with a Vulcain automatic strap watch on his wrist. In fact every, US President since Harry Truman to Barack Obama has received a Vulcain timepiece from the Swiss manufacturer to commemorate their presidency.

You’ll find several of this prestigious watchmaker’s timepieces at luxury online retailer TheWatchery.com, including the Vulcain Cricket Automatic men’s watch with a built-in alarm function.  Impressive in design and stature, this classically elegant timepiece has a premium grade stainless steel case and brown alligator strap with a deployment clasp.

An exhibition skeleton caseback lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside. The stationary polished steel bezel encircles the brown metallic dial with polished silver-tone hands, Arabic quarter hour markers and baton markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

Features include an anti-reflective sapphire crystal above the dial and water resistance to 50 meters. Automatic timepiece is 42mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

Complementary delivery and returns are included on all domestic watch purchases at TheWatchery.com.

Unforgettable Gifts For Her…

When it comes to looking for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day present for the special lady in your life, you do not have to look any further than luxury retailer TheWatchery.com.

To quote the adage, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” a diamond wristwatch will certainly capture her heart this Valentine’s Day. You’ll find a spectacular array of diamond timepieces for women at the Watchery.com from the leading watchmakers in the world, including Chopard, Ebel, Concord, Bedat & Co., Invicta, Swiss Legend, Maurice Lacroix, Baume & Mercier and Cartier. What’s more you’ll enjoy deep-discounted savings on your purchase up to 90% or more!

BEDAT-315.071.109Bedat and Co. wristwatches are unequivocally feminine and produced exclusively for women. This prestigious Swiss watch brand, founded in 1996, set out to offer distinctive timepieces of exceptional quality with extraordinary designs unique to women. What’s more Bedat & Co. is one of the first watchmakers to feature diamonds is stainless steel watch styles.

Only the finest top-grade diamonds are presented on Bedat & Co. watches. Top Wesselton color F-G diamonds with a clarity of vvs to vs1, which are usually included in high-end rings, earrings, bracelets and other fine jewelry are featured in the brand’s fine timepieces.

The Bedat & Co. No 3 women’s diamond automatic watch is certain to make a lasting impression. The gracefully contoured Tonneau shaped case and matching multi-link bracelet in premium grade stainless steel are highly polished to a lustrous patina.

Seventy-four shimmering round-cut diamonds, pave-set to glowing perfection, cast a magical glow on the lustrous bezel. The silver guilloche dial shines with luminous hands and eight diamond hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

Premium Swiss-made automatic movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. Diamond watch is 18mm wide and 7mm thick.

Complementary delivery and returns are included on all domestic US purchases at TheWatchery.com.

A Time For Love: Valentine’s Day Is February 14th

Valentine’s Day is a month away and there is no better time than now to select the perfect gift for the special person in your life.

The holiday is named after a 4th Century priest who was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden for marrying at that time. Legend has it that Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer during this imprisonment and corresponded with her prior to his execution in a farewell letter which he concluded with the acknowledgement, “Your Valentine.”

The holiday evolved to one of romantic love in 18th Century England, where lovers expressed their adoration for each other by bestowing flowers and candy, as well as sending greeting cards, which were known as Valentines.9003N18-691050

Today, Valentine’s Day ranks as one of biggest holidays of the year in consumer sales, ranking third behind Christmas and Mother’s Day. Last year, Americans spent over $18 billion on Valentine’s Day, mostly on flowers, candy and jewelry.

While and candy are always good choices, a fine piece of jewelry such as a wristwatch is always an excellent choice for your Valentine. In addition to being a practical and useful present, a timepiece is also a gift they will treasure and cherish this Valentine’s Day and future ones to come.

You’ll find an exceptional array of timepieces for men and women at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com during their Time To Love Valentine’s Day gift promotion. Over 550 timepieces are featured in the month-long promotion, including styles from Invicta, Maurice Lacroix, Gucci, Swiss Legend, Chanel, Breitling, Ebel, Chopard, Michael Kors, TAG Heuer and Raymond Weil.

The Ebel Beluga ladies’ diamond watch is an excellent choice. Graceful women’s timepiece features a contoured 26mm diameter case and intricate link bracelet in highly polished stainless steel. Forty-six shimmering round-cut diamonds, pave-set to glowing perfection dramatically adorn the bezel.

The silver colored dial with a fluted patterned background shines with silver colored sword hands and twelve sparkling hour marker. Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters.

Complementary delivery and returns are included on all domestic US purchases at TheWatchery.com.

Let It Snow This Christmas!

There’s something romantic and enchanting about a White Christmas. Maybe it is the glossy greeting cards, captivating holiday scenes and sentimental yuletide songs that have been in sight, sound and mind for the past couple of weeks reminding us of snowy Christmas celebrations from years gone by.

Perhaps it’s the spirit of nostalgia, but many Americans hope and wish for a white and snowy Christmas holiday each and every year. In areas such as Southern California and Florida where it traditionally does not snow, a colder holiday is always preferred.

This year, regions of the Northeast and Midwest will be experiencing snow flurries during the Christmas holiday, while other parts of the nation may have rain instead of snow outside their homes on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.MLACROIX-PT6197-SS001-130 (1)

Another variation of holiday snow is taking place at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com during their Let It Snow Christmas promotion, featuring falling prices on today’s top watch styles from Eterna, Gucci, Maurice Lacroix and Luminox.

Many popular men’s and women’s watch styles are featured in the snow themed promotion, including unrelenting automatic timepieces, ultra-chic and stylish fashion models and vigorous deep-sea diver’s watches, too.

The Maurice Lacroix Pontos Automatic Chronograph is an excellent choice. This outstanding men’s wristwatch features a rectangular shaped case in premium grade stainless steel and handsome black crocodile leather strap with a convenient deployment clasp.

The stationary polished steel bezel frames the silver colored dial with three subdials, luminous hand and baton hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar at the 3 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

An exhibition skeleton caseback lets you see the intricate automatic mechanical movement inside. Premium Swiss-made automatic movement inside insures you of the utmost-time keeping accuracy. Wristwatch is 38mm wide and 15mm thick.

Complementary shipping is included on all domestic U.S. watch purchases at TheWatchery.com.

Last-Minute Luxury…

The adage good things come to those who wait certainly holds true this weekend when you shop at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com. All purchases over $199 this weekend at the prestigious watch site are eligible for free upgraded two-day shipping.  Hence, if you place your order by noon time on Monday December 22, you can rest assured your purchase will arrive by Christmas Eve on Wednesday December 24th.

You could not choose a better time than now to shop for last-minute Christmas gifts for the special individuals in your life. Whether you still have gifts to purchase for the special woman in your life, close family members and good friends, you will find many great options at TheWatchery.com.

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The site’s Best Gifts Of The Season week-long promotion features an impressive collection of high-end Swiss-made men’s and women’s timepieces from Breitling,  Maurice Lacroix and Raymond Weil  at deep-discounted savings up to 81% off.

The Raymond Weil Shine dress watch for women is a spectacular gift choice. This dazzling ladies’ dress watch sparkles with luster and brilliance in premium grade stainless steel and diamonds. Shimmering round-cut diamonds pave-set to perfection dramatically adorn the outer sides of the polished steel bezel.  The slim and slender lines are design to comfortably fit the contours of the wrist.

The elongated rectangular shaped case in stainless steel with clipped-corner ends is presented on a matching triple link bracelet for one flowing line of luxury. Both the case and bracelet are highly polished to a mirror-bright patina.

The bright white dial shines with four highly stylized, deco inspired Arabic numeral hour markers featuring encrusted pave-set diamonds. Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Diamond wristwatch is 20mm wide and 7mm thick.

Free shipping and free extended holiday returns are included on all domestic US purchases at TheWatchery.com.

Bulova: An American Time-Keeping Tradition

For generations the Bulova Watch brand has been an American time-keeping institution. Founded in 1875 Joseph Bulova, the company started its operations in lower Manhattan, the nucleus of the jewelry industry for New York City and the entire nation at the time.

In the 1900’s, the company moved its headquarters to Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and later to Woodside in the borough of Queens, where it currently resides. In early 2015, Bulova will be returning to its Manhattan roots, when it relocates to the 29th Floor of the celebrated Empire State Building on Fifth Avenue.

The brand’s desire to move back to move back to fashion capital of the world is consistent with their recent emphasis on fashion-forward and innovative timepiece collections for men and women, many of which are making their debuts this week during the Bulova New Arrivals event at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com.

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Pace-setting men’s and women’s timepieces from the Bulova Aracena, Diamond Gallery, Precisionist, Marine Star, Maribor, Chamlain and BVA series are featured in the week-long promotion, expressly timed to coincide with the Christmas gift-giving holiday.

If you are looking for a splendid gift for the special lady in your life, the Bulova Diamond Gallery timepiece is an excellent choice and an exceptional value too. Beset with luster and brilliance, this dazzling dress watch features shimmering round diamonds pave-set to perfection on the perfectly round bezel in polished stainless steel.

The graceful contoured case in stainless steel is highly-polished to mirror-bright glow.  The attractive triple link bracelet features outer links of polished stainless steel and yellow gold-tone center links. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with polished gold tone hands and hour markers.

Features include quality quartz movement inside for time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Timepiece is 26mm in diameter and 7mm thick.

Free shipping and free extended holiday returns are included on all domestic watch purchases at TheWatchery.com.

It’s Time To Create Holiday Memories

The gift-giving season is in full bloom. Christmas is less than two weeks away. Chanukah starts in just five short days. Now is the time to make some serious decisions on holiday gifts for the important lady  in your life.

Whether you are shopping for you wife, fiancé or girlfriend you will certainly want to bestow her with a gift she will cherish this holiday season and future ones to come. Diamond jewelry is always an excellent choice for a holiday gift and diamond wristwatches certainly capture the sparkling and glowing characteristics of the season.

You’ll find many of today’s most sought-after  diamond watches for women at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com, including today’s top-selling models from Gucci, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Accutron by Bulova, Bedat & Co. Invicta, Chopard, TAG Heuer, Swiss Legend, Ebel, Salvatore Ferragamo and more.BEDAT-315.071.109

You could certainly go no wrong selecting a Bedat & Co. women’s dress watch. The brand produces premium timepieces expressly for women. Each and every Bedat & Co. wristwatch is crafted in Switzerland. What’s more each is stamped on the caseback with the prestigious A.O.S.C seal (Swiss Certified Label Of Origin), the consummate symbol of quality that guarantees all components in the construction and craftsmanship of the timepiece are Swiss.

In addition, only the finest top-grade top diamonds are presented in Bedat & Co. timepieces. Each of the brand’s diamond watches features only the highest-grade Wesselton color F-G diamonds with a vvs to vs1 clarity. Diamonds of this quality are usually found only in top-of-the-line rings, earrings, bracelets and other fine jewelry.

The Bedat & Co. Women’s No 3 diamond timepiece is an excellent choice. Glowing with glamour and radiance, this spectacular women’s automatic watch features shimmering round-cut diamonds pave-set to perfection on the lustrous bezel in polished stainless steel.

The distinctive Tonneau shaped case and matching multi-link bracelet in premium grade stainless steel are highly polished to a mirror-bright patina. The silver colored dial shines with white outlined sword hands and eight diamond inlaid hour markers.

A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include premium Swiss-made automatic movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meter or 165 feet. Dress watch is 33.5mm wide and 10mm thick.

Complementary shipping and extended holiday returns are included on all domestic U.S. watch purchases at TheWatchery.com.

Affordable Luxury

Premium high-end watches from brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Maurice Lacroix and TAG Heuer have been respected and revered for generations. In today’s fast-paced digital world with smart phones and tablets offering up-to-the-second timers and stop watch functions, luxury Swiss-Made wristwatches still hold prominence and prestige.

While men’s and women’s fashion watches are extremely popular today and take-up a big portion of the timepiece market share, premium high-end watches do hold their value better and are considered a good financial investment. First and foremost, nothing compares to expert bespoke craftsmanship of these timepieces, nor the intricate mechanical, automatic and quartz movements inside. To paraphrase the advertisement of a popular watchmaker, consider it an investment you’ll be handing down to your children and they will be handing down to their children.ROLEX-16234-SIL-SD

For generations Rolex watches have been considered the timepieces of royalty, presidents and dignitaries. The brand is originally of British descent, founded in London, England in 1908 by entrepreneurs Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis.

Wilsdorf and Davis originally started in the watch business a few years earlier, importing premium Swiss movements and housing  them in quality watches cases that were sold  to jewelers, who put their own names on the dials. At the formation of the new brand, Wilsdorf and Davis opened  a production plant in Switzerland, while maintaining a corporate office in England. The brand later moved their corporate offices to Switzerland in 1918.

Rolex remains the pre-eminent Swiss watchmaker in the world today. Their state-of-art craftsmanship and classic yet innovative designs have made them one of the most sough- after watch brands around. What’s more, most Rolex watches hold their value better   brands.

You’ll find an impressive collection of Pre-owned Rolex watches at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com. Each pre-owned watch is expertly restored with original manufacturer parts and passes a comprehensive 30-point inspection.

The Rolex Datejust Automatic Men’s watch is an excellent choice. This outstanding automatic men’s timepiece is a certified chronograph, a certification of precision awarded by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute).

The premium grade stainless steel case is presented on the signature Jubilee five-link bracelet in premium grade steel. The stationary, highly polished Rotable ring command bezel in 18K white gold surrounds the silver colored dial with luminous sword hands and baton hour markers. A cyclops date window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

A screw-down crown provides water-resistance up to 100 meters or 330 feet. Timepiece is 36mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

Complementary delivery and extended holiday returns are included on all domestic US purchases at TheWatchery.com.

In Celebration Of Art Basel

All eyes in the art world are on Miami Beach, FL this year as the 13th Annual Art Basel Week takes place in the Southeast resort. Over 75,000 individuals from all around the globe are expected to be attending various art exhibits, displays and festivities this week at the modern art celebration.

Miami is one of only three locations that holds Art Basel events in the entire world. Hong Kong and Basel Switzerland are the two others. The event, traditionally held in early December, gives visitors a warm winter vacation retreat in the hot tropical climate of South Beach.

Over 260 leading modern and contemporary art galleries participate in the main exhibit, which takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, located in South Beach. Additional exhibits, events  and displays are held in outlying areas of Miami.  Local museums also have events and exhibits in conjunction with Art Basel.SL-1101-BB-01-YA-W

Singer Miley Cyrus kicked off the entertainment for the week, performing at a private concert at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach. Film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Blunt and Kate Hudson were seen taking in the exhibits and displays.

Prominent watchmaker Swiss Legend is also participating in promotional events in Miami during Art Basel this week. The brand’s modern and innovative characteristics certainly capture the essence of the modern art celebration.

You’ll find many Swiss Legend watches for men and women at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com, including the highly-regarded Militare No 1 Automatic Chronograph. This virile and masculine men’s timepiece features a ruggedly appointed case in premium-grade black ion-plated stainless steel.

The robust, amply proportioned case is an impressive 53mm in diameter and 18mm thick. The high-performance black silicone strap with the Swiss Legend name embossed on the sides adds distinction. The stationary bezel encircles the legible black dial with three subdials, yellow Superluminova hands and hour markers.

A semi-exhibition caseback lets you see the intricate movement inside. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 60-second registers. A locking screw-down crown and push-pieces provide water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet.

Premium Swiss-made automatic movement inside delivers ultra-precise time-keeping accuracy.

Complementary shipping is included on all domestic U.S. watch purchases at TheWatchery.com.

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