American Time Icons

With Independence Day this Saturday there is no better time to pay tribute to American brands and designers. Although the labels Designed In America and Made In America are perhaps not easy to find in the world of men’s and women’s fashions and accessories, there are a good number of respected American fashion designers, not to mention popular brands with roots and headquarters in the United States.

When it comes to prominent American designers, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tory Burch, Vera Wang, Kenneth Jay Lane and Kenneth Cole easily come to mind. What’s more, Bulova, Jorg Gray, Luminox, Invicta, Swiss Legend Fossil and Nixon are among the most popular American brands in the world today.LUMINOX-3001-BO

All of these popular brands and designers have corporate offices in the United States and their designs are created in America as well. Only their production facilities are located overseas. For example, Luminox is an American company, founded in the United States in 1993 has production facilities in Switzerland.

In 1993, Luminox was commissioned by the US Navy SEALS to develop illuminated timepieces expressly for the Seals nighttime missions. Widespread approval of this illuminated watch, led Luminox to market the timepiece throughout the US and around the globe.

Luminox was commissioned by Lockheed Martin six years later in 1999 to produce illuminated watches for US Air Force Pilots flying the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter jets.

Today, Luminox is the leader in the watch industry for illuminated Swiss-made watches. You’ll find an impressive assortment of Luminox men’s and women’s watches at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com.

The Luminox Original Navy Seal watch is an excellent choice. This high-performance timepiece is ideal for today’s man in motion with a strapping oversized case in rugged, durable black ion-plated stainless steel.

The case is presented on an attractive horizontal patterned strap in sturdy black silicone. The black plated steel unidirectional rotating bezel with embossed markers surrounds the black dial with 12/24 hour military time indicators, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. A locking screw-down crown and caseback provide water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet.

Complementary shipping and delivery is included on all domestic US purchases at TheWatchery.com.

4th of July Diamond Sparklers

Millions of Americans will be celebrating the 4th of July this forthcoming weekend attending fireworks exhibits. Fireworks shows of every type, both small and large will be presented Friday and Saturday from neighborhood communities across the nation to major city spectacles in New York City and Washington DC.

Interestingly fireworks  have been used to commemorate the holiday since the very origins or our nation’s birth, before the Declaration of Independence was even signed.

In 1776, our nation’s founding father John Adams envisioned fireworks as part of the annual festivities. In a letter he wrote to his wife Abagail Adams he noted, the day should be celebrated by succeeding generations “as an anniversary solemnized with Pomp and Parade…Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other.”MLACROIX-LC1026-SD502-170

The colorful and sparkling allure of fireworks shows has captivated Americans for centuries.

This week in honor of the 4th of July luxury retailer TheWathcery.com is offering a different array of holiday sparklers with their Diamond Sparklers Event.

Over 150 diamond watches for women and men are featured in the promotion, including popular styles from Chanel, Gucci, Maurice Lacroix, Raymond Weil, Bulova, Versace, Akribos XXIV, IceLink, Cartier, Bedat & Co. Citizen, Swiss Legend, Invicta, Charriol and Rado.

The Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques diamond watch is an absolute standout. Beset with radiance and glamour this lustrous women’s dress watch has a highly polished round case in premium grade stainless steel and a matching multi-link bracelet.

Shimmering round-cut diamonds pave-set to glowing perfection cast a magical glow on the perfectly round bezel. The iridescent Mother-of-pearl dial shines with polished silver ton sword hands and eleven inlaid diamond hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date window.

Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement for precise time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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

Legendary Bvlgari Time

aWhen it comes to premier  master jewelers, the brands Tiffany, Harry Winston, Cartier and Bvlgari easily come to mind. Each holds a rich legacy and expertise in the art of  fine jewelry-making and is an institution itself  in the highly-regarded industry.

Bvlgari is unquestionably the leading Italian jeweler in the world today. The brand was  founded by Sotirio Voulgaris, a Greek jeweler who moved to Italy in 1880 and opened his first shop in 1884. Vougaris name was phonetically changed to Bvlgari when he arrived in Italy.

Bvlgari, who was of Bulgarian descent,  came from a long line of jewelry-makers who worked in Greece from the 15th to 18th Centuries.  Elements of  ancient Greek and Roman influence along with Italian Renaissance inspiration were incorporated in Bvlgari’s designs.BVLGARI-TI44BTAVTDCH-SD

These same elements  were utilized by his sons Constanio and Girogio, who took over the family business in the early 1900’s and introduced Art Deco aspects, as well as multi-colored gemstones in their collections.

The brand expanded into international territories during the 1970’s and now has 300 boutiques worldwide.  In the early 1980’s the brand founded the Bvlgari Haute Horlogerie in Neuchatel Switzerland to produce premium crafted Swiss watches with all movements, calibers, mechanisms and parts produced at the facility.

The classic Greek and Roman elements Bvlgari is noted for were incorporated in their early watch designs and are still present in their most recent collections today. You’ll find a wide array of Bvlgari timepieces for men and women at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com, including popular styles from the  Diagano, Tubogas, Ergon and Assioma collections.

The Bvlgari Diagano Automatic Chronograph in titanium is an excellent choice. This vigorous and virile men’s watch features the classically elegant aspects the brand is renowned for along with thoroughly modern, contemporary elements too.

The rounded contoured case and extension lugs are meticulously crafted in ultra-light, ultra-durable titanium with a satiny brushed finish. The signature Bvlgari emblem engraved on the top and bottom of the bezel adds to the neoclassic appeal.

The case is presented on a high-performance black rubber strap offering a sleek, minimalist feeling. The attractive carbon fiber dial shines with three silver colored subdials, an automatic date window, luminous white hands and baton hour markers.

Features include small-second, 30-minute and twelve-hour registers.  Chronograph is 44mm in diameter, 12mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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

Suitable Attire For The Well-Dressed Wrist

The summer months of June, July and August are among the three most popular months of the year for weddings. Perhaps it’s the warmer temperatures outside or the fact that it is easier to travel for many in the summer than in other seasons.

Never the less, if you’ve been invited to attend a wedding this season or are a part of the wedding party, you will certainly wear the proper attire for the ceremony and other festivities.

A good many weddings are formal in nature and even suggest black tie optional in the invitations. Wearing a tuxedo or classic black suit is usually a good idea when the latter is involved.

Once you have your tuxedo or appropriate suit selected, you’ll also want to wear just the right accessories as well. Formal dress shoes are absolutely essential if you’re wearing a tuxedo, as are cuff links and matching studs for your formal dress shirt.ACCUTRON-63B138-SD

Wearing the proper wristwatch is also vital. You certainly don’t want to pair your black tie and tails with a sport watch, which will not only look out of place but devalue your outfit as well.

Luxury retailer TheWatchery.com makes is easy for you this week with their Finishing Touches For Your Night Out promotion taking place this week.

Over 238 dress watches are featured in the promotion, including highly sought-after models from Michael Kors, Accutron Bulova, Lucien Piccard, Eterna, Akribox XXIV, Citizen, Seiko, Rotary  and Swiss Legend.

The Accutron Bulova Stratford chronograph is an excellent choice. This outstanding Swiss-made men’s timepiece is classic and urbane with a round contoured case in brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel and is presented on a handsome black alligator-textured leather strap.

The stationary bezel encircles the silver colored dial with three subdials, luminous hands and baton hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 10-hour registers.

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and a costly scratch resistant sapphire above the dial adds to the  quality details. Chronograph is 42mm in diameter, 12mm thick and is water-resistant to 50 meters.

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

Legendary Basel Time

Basel Switzerland is the place to be this weekend as thousands of art fans and aficionados gather in the nation’s third largest city to attend the 45th Annual Art Basel Show. The show scheduled from June 18 to June 21, 2015  is one the leading international art exhibits throughout the globe today.

Over 90,000 art lovers are expected to attend the show in Basel visiting over 331 display and exhibits of art galleries from the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The works of more than 4,000 artists from 33 different countries will be featured in these displays.

The Swiss event is one of three Art Basel events that take place annually. The other two are held in Miami and Hong Kong.  The event focuses on contemporary and 21th Century works including paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs and videos.TAG-CAU1114-FT6024

Many may question why premium timepieces from innovative Swiss watchmakers such as Hublot, TAG Heuer, Movado, Raymond Weil, Rado, Breitling, Ebel, Maurice Lacroix, Chopard and Ritmo Mundo are not featured at Art Basel, since many of these watches are true modern masterpieces of time.

Never the less, you can find many of these extraordinary wristwatches at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com at exceptional savings too.

The TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph is a stellar choice.  This bold and vigorous men’s watch pays homage to exhilarating racing competition that the brand sponsors.

The high-performance case in premium-grade stainless steel has a satiny black ion-plated finish. The case is presented on an outstanding black rubber strap with fluted detail and the raised TAG Heuer emblem on each side.

The stationary black ion-plated steel tachymeter bezel with raised markers surrounds the black dial with 3 subdials, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute registers.

A protective clasp above the screw-down crown and the screw-down caseback provide water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of the utmost time-keeping accuracy. Chronograph is 42mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

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

Massive June Markdowns

The month of June is filled with many highlights and events. It marks the beginning of Summer on the 21st of the month. Racing’s Triple Crown concludes the first Saturday in June at the Belmont Stakes. Both the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League Finals annually take place during the month. Schools, colleges and universities begin their long summer hiatus in June as well.

June also represents the mid-year mark on the calendar and many retailers across the nation hold special sales during the month to make way for new inventory scheduled to arrive for the important third and fourth quarters and free-up existing, on-hand items.

You’ll find many exceptional deals this week at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com during the site’s Massive June Markdown Event taking place this week. Approximately 375 top-selling luxury watches for men and women are featured in the promotion.GUCCI-YA086319

Many of today’s most highly sought-after styles from Bulova, Rado, Gucci, Bedat & Co., Bell & Ross, Edox, Invicta, Zeno, Gucci, Raymond Weil, Swiss Legend, Frederique Constant, Momo Design, Movado, Eterna and Rotary are included in the sale at exceptional prices up to 93% off the manufacturers’ suggested retail price.

The Gucci G-Metro 8600 chronograph is an outstanding choice and value. This outstanding Swiss-made men’s timepiece offers modern yet classic contours ideal for today’s man. The rectangular shaped case in premium grade stainless steel has contrasting brushed and polished surfaces.

The case is presented on an attractive vertical link bracelet in brushed and polished steel. The stationary bezel frames the silver-colored dial with a fluted patterned background, three black subdials, luminous sword hands, baton and Roman numeral hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 10-hour subdials.  Premium Swiss quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy.

Chronograph is 34mm wide, 11mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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

It’s Your Move…

Let’s face it, many of us purchase a watch based on its exterior aesthetics, magnitude and design.  Although luxury watches reflect both an air of prestige and status, they are also an indispensable fashion accessory today for both men and women.

The style, size and brand appeal of a timepiece are easily the very first factors we consider when making a watch purchase. Although many of us may take this for granted, the watch movement inside is another aspect we should seriously consider as well.

The movement of a watch, which is also known as the calibre is the interior engine that keeps the timepiece operating smoothly and precisely. There are three movements to consider when buying a watch: Mechanical, Automatic and Quartz.INVICTA-14630

A mechanical movement timepiece features Old-World precision and craftsmanship. It must be wound manually by hand over durations of time to remain operating precisely. Mechanical watches carry a centuries-old heritage of expert watchmaking and are the most costly to produce in regards to their bespoke quality.

An automatic watch features precision, self-winding mechanical movement inside and relies on the motion or movement of the wrist to remain operating smoothly. When not in use, an automatic watch will wind down in 10 to 72 hours depending upon the power reserve inside. A watch winder is recommended to keep an automatic watch operating when it is not in use.

Quartz movement watches offer the most accurate display of time and are powered by batteries, which have to be replaced about every 12 to 24 months. Quartz timepieces are usually more economical and are also considered a good value.

Interestingly, it is very easy to tell the difference between an automatic/mechanical watch and a quartz watch by the movement on the sweeping second hand. Automatic and mechanical watches have a smooth second hand operation that runs continuously in a fluid sweeping movement. Quartz models have a second hand operation with a pulsating repeated starting and stopping motion.CHANEL-H1008-J12-SD

You’ll find many prestigious mechanical, automatic and quartz timepieces for men and women at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com, including styles from today’s most sought-after watchmakers: Cartier, Maurice Lacroix, Breitling, Bvlgari, Omega, TAG Heuer, Ritmo Mundo, Invicta, Gucci, Movado, Jean Richard, Frederique Constant, Swiss Legend, Ebel, Chanel, Oris, Bulova, Maurice Lacroix, Eterna, Versace and Bedat & Co.

The Invicta Russian Diver men’s timepiece is an excellent mechanical watch choice. The premium-crafted Swiss-made timepiece has a contoured stainless steel case and handsome gray gator-textured leather strap. A skeleton dial and exhibition caseback lets you view the intricate mechanical movement inside. Watch is 53mm in diameter, 22mm thick and is water-resistant to 1,000 meters or 3,300 feet.

The Chanel J12 White Ceramic Diamond Chronograph is a splendid automatic watch choice for women. The premium white ceramic case is presented on a matching white ceramic bracelet. Two rows of shimmering round-cut diamonds dramatically adorn the lustrous stainless steel bezel. The white dial shines with three subdials, luminous baton hands and Arabic numeral hour markers.

Premium features include Swiss-made automatic movement inside, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Chronograph is 41mm in diameter and 14mm thick.

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You’re certain to arrive right on time with a Luminox F-117 Nighthawk quartz watch on your wrist. Outstanding men’s timepiece has a bold and masculine black ion-plated stainless steel case and matching bracelet. The black ion-plated steel unidirectional rotating bezel with screened markers encircles the black dial with a backlit outer dial, a date window, luminous sword hands and Arabic numeral hour markers.

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Watch is 45mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

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

Hot New Summer Arrivals

The shifting seasons always bring many new and exciting changes as we transition from Fall to Winter and Spring to Summer. June 21st marks the official first day of Summer and the season resonates with hot, sunny days by the pool, lake or ocean, not to mention getaways to cooler climate escapes in mountain retreats such as a Colorado or North Carolina.

The transitioning seasons also bring many new and exciting fashions to retailers across the nation, as they debut new styles for the forthcoming seasons ahead.  Luxury retailer TheWatchery.com is introducing over 235 new watch styles this week with their Just In, Just Now Event taking place through June 14, 2015.RW-7260-SC5-00208

An exceptional array of brand-new men’s and women’s watch styles from today’s leading watchmakers are featured in the promotion, including models from Chanel, TAG Heuer, IceLink, ESQ by Movado, Stuhrling Original, Bvlgari, Invicta, Raymond Weil, Citizen, Bulova, Eterna, Frederique Constant,  Gucci, Tudor, Maurice Lacroix , Jean Richard, Luminox and Movado.

Whether you’re looking for a last-minute gift to give Dad this Father’s Day June 21st, a bright and colorful present for a recent high school graduate or a high-performance chronograph to navigate your way through the dog days of Summer,  you’ll find many exciting choices.

The Raymond Weil Parsifal Automatic Chronograph is an exceptional choice and an excellent gift for Dad. This premium-crafted Swiss-made men’s watch features a premium grade stainless steel case, presented on a handsome black alligator strap.

The stationary 18K rose gold bezel and matching crown with fluted detail add to classically elegant good looks. The striking black dial has three subdials, luminous hands and raised gold-tone Arabic numeral hour markers. An exhibition skeleton caseback lets you see the intricate movement inside.

Features include an automatic date calendar with a magnified window, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. The quality is superb from the precision Swiss-made automatic movement inside to the sapphire crystal above the dial and on the caseback.

Chronograph is 41mm in diameter, 12mm thick and is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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

Thoroughbred Gucci Style

Tomorrow is the Belmont Stakes and a great deal of speculation surrounds the race to see if the highly favored champion American Pharaoh will take Horse Racing’s Triple Crown and win the prized Belmont this year. The thoroughbred racehorse won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness earlier this season and could be the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978, when Affirmed took the prize.

Last year, California Chrome tried to accomplish the feat of winning the coveted Triple Crown, but failed in the attempt at Belmont. Prior to California Chrome, seven other horses: Silver Charm, Real Quiet, Charismatic, War Emblem, Smarty Jones, Big Brown and I’ll Have Another have all won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, but have also came up short at the Belmont Stakes.GUCCI-YA114212

Precision up-to-the-second time-keeping is extremely important in the world of horse racing and many prestigious watch brands sponsor horse-racing events and ambassadors around the world. Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Longines and Gucci are among these prestigious watch brands sponsoring both equestrian events, horse riders and jockey too.

Gucci reflects a rich heritage in horse riding and horse racing. The brand’s horsebit signature emblem was developed in the 1950’s as an homage to the horse-riding Italian aristocrats, who were the very first customers of the brand’s founder Guccio Gucci. The emblem was incorporated into the detail of Gucci scarves and jewelry as well as the saddle stitched leather and hardware of Gucci handbags and shoes.

You’ll find many of the brand’s  horsebit elements on a variety of  popular Gucci men’s and women’s watches available at luxury retailerTheWatchery.com. From the emblematic background on the dials and shaped bezels of select fashion styles to the embossed detail on straps and bracelets, the Gucci horsebit design is prominently featured on many of their timepieces.

The Gucci I-Gucci digital men’s watch in stainless steel and red rubber offers a modern interpretation of the classic emblem. The perfectly round stainless steel case is presented on a handsome rubber strap, embossed with the signature horsebit detail.

The multi-function black digital dial features multi world time zone display with day, date and alarm functions. A scratch-resistant sapphire adds to the prestigious design. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy.

Gucci digital watch is 45mm in diameter, 12mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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

Invicta Summer Kick-Off

Summer is in the air. The days are now longer and the weather in most regions of the nation is warmer. Schools across the country and will soon be ending their semesters for Summer break, while many of us will be traveling this summer to places far and near to enjoy the spoils of the season.

The Islands of Hawaii, along with the Grand Canyon in Colorado, the Great Lakes of Michigan and the seaside shore of Cape Cod are among this year’s popular summer vacation destinations, as are the islands of Hilton Head South Carolina and the beaches of Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands.

Regardless of where you’re planning to vacation this summer, water sports and recreation will probably consume a great deal of your activities and you’ll certainly want a timepiece to withstand the rigors of your deep-water adventures.  You don’t have to look any further than an Invicta watch for your summer travels.INVICTA-15950

With water-resistance levels up to 100 meters or more, you’ll be able take your Invicta watch wherever you go, not to mention many of the brand’s bold and bright designs are the perfect summer accessory.

This week luxury retailer TheWatchery.com is holding an Invicta Summer Kick-Off event with over 400 of the brand’s top-selling men’s and women’s watch styles from the sought-after Bolt, Pro Diver, Reserve, Subaqua, Sea Spider, Venom and I-Force collections.

The Invicta Subaqua chronograph is an excellent choice, whether you’re river rafting in the Colorado River or deep-sea diving in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean.  This outstanding men’s timepiece is an excellent travel companion and is water-resistant to 500 meters.

The robust, highly-pronounced stainless steel case is presented on an attractive link bracelet in matching stainless steel and 18K rose gold plate with distinctive embossed textured detail. The 18K rose gold plated bezel with raised stainless steel markers surrounds the silver colored dial with a tachymeter outer dial, three subdials, luminous hands and markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute registers. A screw-down case and crown with a protective bar clasp provide the utmost water-resistance. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside provides precise time-keeping accuracy. Chronograph is 50mm in diameter and 19mm thick.

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

 

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