Life In The Fast Lane

The NASCAR racing season officially kicks of this week in Daytona Beach, FL with the Daytona 500 Race taking place on Sunday, February 23.

Preliminary races have already began in Daytona. Driver Austin Dillon won the Pole Race this past Sunday with the famed Number 3 on his car, channeling the spirit of legendary racecar driver Dale Earnhardt, who raced to victory with seven NASCAR Winston Cup Championships in the Number 3 Car, until his untimely death in 2001.

Dillion is expected to participate in Sunday’s big race against other racing pros: Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer and Dancia Patrick.

While European racing competitions such as the Grand Prixe and LeMans may be more celebrated around the world, the Daytona race has been heralded by not one but two legendary Swiss watchmakers: Rolex and TAG Heuer.cav511a.ba0902

In 1963, Rolex introduced the Cosmograph Daytona, a new generation chronograph expressly designed for racecar drivers and named for the high-speed Florida speedway. The stationary tachymeter bezel used for calculating speed on the Rolex Daytona remains one of the signature elements of the collection featured on models being produced today.

In 1976 TAG Heuer introduced the Daytona Chronograph to appeal to the American racing watch market with a collection of automatic timepieces featuring innovative modern silhouettes with their most recent  automatic calibre movement inside.

While the TAG Heuer Daytona timepiece is no longer being produced, you can enjoy many of the aspects that made this timepiece unique with the TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Chronograph. This dynamic automatic men’s watch, available at internet retailer The Watchery, carries the distinction of being a certifed Chronometer by the COSC.

The premium grade stainless steel case is presented on a matching triple line bracelet. The stationary tachymeter bezel encircles the black dial with two subdials, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar at the 6 o’clock hour, small-second and 60-minute registers. Chronograph is 43mm in diameter, 15mm thick and is water resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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

Presidential Style

Timing is everything for today’s top executives and especially for our nation’s executives in chief. President’s Day is this Monday February 17… and as we honor our nation’s past and present leaders, we can also reflect on the noteworthy timepieces they have worn while in office.

President Barrack Obama currently sports a limited-edition Jorg Gray 6500 Chronograph. The watch was a birthday present from his Secret Service security detail in 2007 and it has catapulted the American-owned brand into the public eye.

Both of Obama’s predecessors George W Bush and Bill Clinton were fans of Timex watches. Bush wore a Timex i-Control Alarm watch during his presidency, while Clinton sported a Timex Ironman watch during his time in office.

President John Kennedy wore both an Omega Ultra-Thin timepiece and Cartier Tank watch while in office in the early 1960s and received a gold Rolex Presidential watch from actress Marilyn Monroe in 1962.  To avoid any scandal, Kennedy gave the Rolex timepiece to an aide. The watch was inscribed on the caseback  “Jack, With love as always, from Marilyn.”VULCAIN-210550.280LBK

President George H Bush is legendary not for the timepiece he wore, but for looking at his watch two times, during one of the three televised Presidential debates in 1992. Many consider this one of the reasons Bush lost the election that year. The watch he was wearing at the time was a Vulcain Cricket gold timepiece with a built-in alarm.

Each and every US President since Harry Truman has been presented with a Vulcain Cricket wristwatch from the renowned Swiss watchmaker with the President’s signature inscribed on the dial and engraved on the case back.

Luxury watch retailer The Watchery features several Vulcain Cricket watches in their prestigious assortment of men’s and ladies’ timepieces, as well as other distinguished selections from Jorg Grey, Breitling, TAG Heuer and Cartier.

The Vulcain Cricket Automatic watch in 18K Rose Gold is certain to impress. The handsome 18K rose gold case is highly polished to a mirror-bright patina. The distinguished case is presented on a handsome black alligator strap with a matching 18K rose gold buckle. The skeleton crystal case back lets you see the intricate mechanical movement inside.

The striking black dial is accented with rose gold colored hands and hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Watch features precise Swiss-made automatic movement and water resistance to 50 meters. Timepiece is 42mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

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

 

A New Spin On Time: Perrelet Watches

Nothing compares to the visual dynamics of a Perrelet Turbine wristwatch on your hand. This double rotor timepiece features a multi-blade upper dial that spins in time with the motion of the wrist from the patented automatic movement inside, creating a sometimes colorful and dramatic backdrop of optical effects.

The Perrelet brand itself reflects a rich heritage of precision Swiss craftsmanship and design. In 1770 Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Perrelet invented the first self-winding automatic timepiece, a pocket watch which was designed to operate when the user walked, using an oscillating weight that moved up and down. The self-winding mechanism was revolutionary, since watches prior to this:  mechanical timepieces always required manual winding.PERRELET-A4018-2

The Perrelet legacy continues today with precision-made automatic watches, innovative in both precision and design with their distinctive built-in rotor mechanisms.

At The Watchery, you’ll find a wide variety of popular Perrelet Turbine automatic watches for men in oversized, diver’s and sport styles.

You’re certain to have the winning hand with the Perrelet Turbine Poker automatic men’s wristwatch. The multi-blade upper dial operates above the stationary dial featuring poker print Hearts and Spade playing cards in red and black on a white background.

The lightweight, black finished titanium case with attractive fluted detail on the sides is presented on a high-performance black rubber strap. The crystal skeleton caseback lets you see the intricate mechanical automatic movement inside.

Features include 26-jewel automatic movement inside, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and water resistance to 165 feet. Watch is 44mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

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

 

Olympic Time Keepers: TAG Heuer Watches

The XXII Winter Olympic games are underway in Sochi, Russia and for the next 2-1/2 weeks all eyes will be on the international winter competition.

Popular completions including figure skating, bobsledding, ice hockey, speed skating, alpine skiing, snowboarding and more are expected to be watched by millions across the globe as athletes from around the world gather to compete.

Like many previous Olympic Games, the Sochi games are not without controversy. Russia’s stance on human rights and laws against the support of gay and lesbian lifestyles, have received widespread criticism around the globe and even search engine Google has taken a stand today with home page today graphic featuring the Olympic charter.

Google’s timing of this issue at the outset of the games has spread more widespread awareness of this issue and was heralded in many publications throughout the globe.

Timing is extremely important during both the Winter and Summer Olympic games and prestigious watchmakers Omega and TAG Heuer have been the official time-keepers of the Olympics for many decades.

CAF101F-BA0821TAG Heuer has been the Official Olympic timekeeper of both the 1980 Lake Placid and Moscow Olympic games. The brand was also the Official timekeeper of the three Olympic games during the 1920’s. TAG Heuer is widely associated with sports competitions and is renowned for its precise time-keeping accuracy.

You can discover a wide array of TAG Heuer watches for men and women at The Watchery.
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Chronograph is the ideal watch for keeping pace with both winter and summer sports. This outstanding timepiece has a stainless steel case and matching triple link bracelet. The unidirectional rotating bezel with embossed markers encircles the silvery gold chronograph dial with an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of second, small-second and 30-minute registers.

Features include precise Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water resistance to 300 meters. Watch is 43mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

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

Chopard: Legends In Time

Chopard timepieces reflect a rich heritage of watchmaking excellence. Founded in 1860 in Sonvilier, Switzerland by watchmaker Louis-Ulysse Chopard, the brand is celebrated for its innovative Happy Diamond and Mille Miglia watch collections, as well as its breathtaking diamond and gemstone jewelry.

It 1976 Chopard introduced the Happy Diamond timepiece collection for women, featuring “floating diamonds” presented between  two sapphire crystals above the watch dial. This innovative and captivating collection garnered international acclaim and led the brand to worldwide prominence. It spawned the creation of the Happy Sport watch series and additional jewelry collections featuring floating diamonds.CHOPARD-288524-3005LWH

A partnership in 1988 between Chopard and the annual Italian Mille Miglia racecar competition resulted in the creation of the Mille Miglia timepiece collection, featuring state-of-the-art watchmaking technology, matched to precision racecar performance and design.

Both the Chopard Happy Diamond and Mille Miglia collections are revered and prized today for their extraordinary craftsmanship, as well as their awe-inspired styling. The Mile Miglia, originally designed for men was updated in recent years to include diamonds and more feminine surroundings for women.

You can discover both  the Happy Diamond and Mille Miglia collections along with other Chopard  men’s and women’s watches at The Watchery. 

You’re certain to draw all eyes with an enchanting Chopard Happy Sport Mickey Mouse Diamond wristwatch. This dazzling timepiece features 36 shimmering round-cut diamonds, prong-set to glowing perfection on the perfectly round stainless steel bezel.

The lustrous stainless steel case is presented on a white satin strap with leather backing.  Three bezel-set round-cut diamonds and a diamond crusted Mickey Mouse charm float between two sapphire crystals above the iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial with luminous hands and twelve diamond hour markers.

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement and water resistance to 30 meters. Ladies’ diamond dress watch is 42mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

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