Luxury Watch Finds For Less…

For many of us a luxury wristwatch is more than a precision crafted timepiece. Like a fine European automobile, a high-end watch is also a symbol of success. Also like a prestigious automobile, you don’t have to purchase a costly and expensive brand new timepiece to enjoy the status and prominence of having one.

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Hermès Vintage

At TheWatchery.com our pre-owned and store display watches make owning a high-end timepiece an affordable reality. Many of today’s most highly sought-after names in luxury horology are featured in our Estate and Store Display collection, including Rolex, Cartier, Raymond Weil, Hermès , Gucci, Jaeger-LeCoutre, Baume & Mercier, Corum, Omega, Maurice Lacroix, Oris, Alpina, Bell & Ross, Chanel, Porsche Design and more.

What’s more the price tags of these prominent timepieces are considerably less than their brand-new counterparts and we at TheWatchery.com provide information regarding the condition of the watch, noting any flaws it may have, as well as if the watch comes in its original box with original paperwork.

Although an original manufacturers’ box may be appealing to look at, it may also take up too much space. I personally store my collection of watches in several lined multi-watch boxes, making it easy for me to decide which one to wear for a specific occasion. My automatic watches are stored in watch winders to keep them running optimally when not in use. Even though a watch manufacturer’s manual is necessary to have when purchasing a watch, you can easily download a copy to review on the watchmaker’s website.

The Hermès Vintage women’s watch is excellent Store Display selection. This graceful and elegant women’s strap watch features the rectangular shaped case in premium-grade stainless steel, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The case is presented on a crocodile-textured black leather strap with a deployment clasp buckle.

The polished stainless steel bezel looks like a belt with a stationary tongue accent on top. The chevron patterned silver-colored dial shines with polished silver-tone sword hands and raised square quarter hour markers.

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Cartier Libre Diamond

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Minor scratches on the case back, a slight discoloration of a strap and slightly worn details on the strap are items to take into consideration with  Hermès watch, which is 26mm wide and 7mm thick.

Many highly coveted prestige watches are no longer in production and a pre-owned one may be your best if only option. This especially holds true with the Cartier Pre-Owned Libre Diamond watch. Beset with glamour and brilliance, this breathtaking women’s watch from the brand’s Haute Jewelry series features hundreds of shimmering round-cut diamonds, pave-set on the raised grille-design bezel in lustrous 18K white gold.

The perfectly round case in lustrous 18K white gold is presented on a white satin-facing leather strap with a tang buckle clasp. The silvery-white dial shines with polished silver-tone hands and highly stylized black Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Cartier Libre women’s watch is 37mm in diameter, 9mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust

Rolex is by far one of the most sought-after Pre-Owned watchmakers, since brand’s timepieces hold their value the best. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Automatic men’s watch is an exceptional choice in premium-grade stainless steel and 18K yellow gold.

The signature Tonneau-shape Oyster case in polished stainless steel is presented on the Jubilee bracelet in satin finished stainless steel with 18K polished yellow gold center links. The signature fluted 18K yellow gold surrounds the yellow gold colored dial with a cyclops date window at the 3 o’clock hour, polished gold-tone hands and raised Roman numeral hour markers.

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. Rolex men’s watch is 44mm in diameter, 16mm thick and has been awarded Chronometer Certification from the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

Although this Rolex pre-owned watch comes in pristine condition, the bracelet on this watch is now only 7-inches long and was probably sized by the previous user and will not fit wrists any larger than 7-inches round. It is always best to take the bracelet size into consideration when purchasing a pre-owned watch, since additional bracelet links may not be readily available and the watch will only fit wrists the same size or smaller.

Each Pre-Owned and Store Display watch at TheWatchery.com  comes with a 2-year limited warranty. Each is backed by our 30-Day return policy – if you are not completely satisfied with your pre-owned watch purchase, you can return it within 30 days.

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

Store display watch image courtesy of Wiki Commons

Iconic Gucci Time

Gucci is one of the most recognizable fashion brands in the world today. The brand is widely popular for its cutting-edge Italian design and is easily identified by its emblematic double G symbol and horsebit elements. Both are presented into many of the Gucci’s fashions from leather goods and accessories to wristwatches and silk scarves and also reflect a rich heritage of prestigious design house’s origins.

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Gucci Interlocking Women’s Watch

The Gucci double G emblem dates back to the brand’s early days as a small leather goods shop in Florence, Italy during World War II. Due to the shortage of leather materials for handbags, Gucci founder Guccio Gucci opted to use cotton canvas for handbags. The canvas material featured an embroidered double G emblematic pattern, which went on to become the brand’s standard signature.

The Gucci horsebit was created in the 1950’s as tribute to horse-riding Italian aristocrats, who were among the brand’s  first customers at the Florence shop. The horsebit design has been incorporated into the detail of Gucci scarves and jewelry, as well as the saddle stitched leather and hardware on Gucci handbags and shoes.

You do not have to look any further than the Watchery.com to find popular Gucci men’s and women’s watches featuring the iconic Double G, horsebit details and more during the site’s Gucci Best Sellers Event.

The Gucci Interlocking women’s watch is ultra-chic and at the fashion forefront in lustrous stainless steel and leather.  The slim and slender, perfectly round case in lustrous stainless steel is presented on the attractive black leather strap with singular column design lugs.

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Gucci Limited Edition Grammy Museum

The signature Double G design bezel in polished steel encircles the striking black dial with polished sword hands. Features include quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters. Gucci Interlocking watch is 37mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

The Gucci Limited Edition Grammy Museum Digital watch is urbane and sophisticated in stainless steel and leather. This modern Swiss-made men’s watch features the perfectly round stainless steel case with contrasting brushed and polished surfaces. The handsome black leather strap has embossed horsebit throughout and a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience.

The highly stylized black digital dial features day, date, GMT time and multiple time-zone read-outs. Features include a scratch resistant crystal above the dial and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Gucci Grammy Museum digital watch is 49mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

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Gucci Horsebit Women’s Watch

Understated glamour triumphs with the Gucci Horsebit women’s watch in lustrous stainless steel. This graceful Swiss-made timepiece features the classic horsebit design on the outline of the case and attached lug as well as the locking jewelry clasp in premium grade stainless steel. The ultra-slim and slender bangle bracelet in stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright glow.

The integrated polished steel bezel surrounds the black mother-of-pearl dial with polished silver colored baton hands and Roman numeral quarter hour markers. Features include Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters. Gucci Horsebit women’s watch is 27mm in diameter and 7mm thick.

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Gucci G-Chrono Men’s Watch

The Gucci G-Chrono men’s watch is a great emblematic choice for men. This modern, contemporary men’s timepiece features the perfectly round case and matching triple-link bracelet in lustrous high-tech black ceramic.  The raised G-design bezel in lustrous black ceramic surrounds the black dial with two sub-dials, white baton hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include small-second and 30-minute registers.

Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Gucci G-Chrono is 38mm in diameter, 12mm thick and is water-resistant to 50 meters.

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

Gucci storefront image courtesy of Wiki Commons

 

Fun In The Sun With TechnoMarine!

When it comes to fun in the sun timepieces, TechnoMarine watches have captivated both women and men for close to two decades, since the brand was founded in 1997. With bright and colorful Swiss-made chronographs for men and women featuring interchangeable gel straps and case covers, along with water-resistance to 200 meters, TechnoMarine revolutionized the watch industry in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.

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TechnoMarine TechnoMillennium

Inspired by the carefree luxury and effervescence of  St. Tropez, TechnoMarine’s Techno Diamond, Cruise and Raft collections were widely popular when they debuted during this era and were heralded for their whimsical, colorful appeal, not to mention excellent water-resistance…making them great fashion choices for summer beach getaway.

TechnoMarine watches today still feature the premium quality, vibrant characteristics and water-resistance the brand is renowned for. Whether you’re sailing across the French or Mexican Riviera this summer, deep-sea diving in the Caribbean waters of Belize or strolling along the white sandy beaches of Maui, Hawaii, you’ll want a TechnoMarine watch by your side.

The brand is prominently featured this week at TheWatchery.com with our TechnoMarine Time Favorites Event. Close to 90 popular men’s and women’s watches are featured in the promotion, including styles from the Cruise, Manta, Reef, Blue Manta, Sea Manta and TechnoMillennium collections.

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TechnoMarine Black Reef

The TechnoMarine TechnoMillennium chronograph is an ultra-chic and fashionable choice. This trend-setting Swiss-made women’s watch features a generously oversized case and matching multi-link bracelet in lustrous high-tech black ceramic. The unidirectional rotating bezel with v-notched detail in premium grade stainless steel and a screened black ceramic top ring surrounds the black chronograph dial with three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and stylized Arabic numeral hour markers.

Features include a date window, 1/10th of second, small-second and 30-minute registers. Additional features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Women’s chronograph is 39mm in diameter, 14mm thick and has precision quartz movement inside.

The TechnoMarine Black Reef chronograph is an excellent deep-sea diving choice with water-resistance to 500 meters or 1,650 feet. This high-performance, Swiss-made men’s chronograph features the robust rose-gold tone stainless steel case with black plastic trim is presented on the attractive, highly durable black silicone strap.

The black ion-plated stainless steel bezel with engraved markers surrounds the black and brown dial with three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date window, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute registers.

Additional features include a locking screw-down crown and case back, along with premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Men’s Black Reef chronograph is 45mm in diameter, 14mm thick and comes with an additional black silicone strap.

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TechnoMarine Cruise Dream

The TechnoMarine Cruise Dream women’s watch captures the spirit of the brands’ early models with a  graceful, highly polished case in premium grade stainless steel and attractive white silicone strap.

The unidirectional rotating bezel with raised markers surrounds the Mother-of-Pearl dial with a sparkling cubic zirconia inlaid Sea Horse design on one side, along with luminous silver-colored, outlined hands.

A locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 200 meters. Cruise Dream women’s watch is 30mm in diameter, 13mm thick and features highly accurate Swiss-made quartz movement inside.

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TechnoMarine Manta Neo Classic

The TechnoMarine Manta Neo Classic men’s chronograph is sleek and appealing two-tone stainless steel. The round contoured case in lustrous stainless steel is presented on the handsome multi-link bracelet in highly-polished stainless steel. The perfectly round, polished yellow gold-tone bezel, matching crown and push-pieces provide stylish contrast.

The silver colored patterned dial shines with three sub-dials, gold tone hands and five inlaid crystal hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and day-of-the-week registers. Additional features include a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 200 meters. Manta Neo Classic men’s chronograph is 43mm in diameter, 13mm thick and features precise Swiss-made quartz movement inside.

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

St. Tropez beachside resort image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Grand Prix Inspired Time Classics

The 2016 Formula 1 European Grand Prix takes place this weekend in Baku, Azerbaijan in a race that is designed to be the fastest street circuit competition in the world. Formula 1 architect Herman Tilke sought out to create the six kilometer race course in the Caspian Sea city that would be exciting and thrilling  to both race car drivers and fans.

Top Formula One drivers:  Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg of Team Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas of Team Williams, Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez of Team Force India and Sebastian Vettel of Team Ferrari are all competing in the the competition which concludes on Sunday.

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MOMO Design Dive Master

While nothing compares to the exhilaration of driving in a high-speed racing competition such as the Grand Prix, several watchmakers including MOMO Design, Perrelet, Oris and Porsche Design capture the exuberance and fast-paced excitement of the experience with timepieces inspired by these competitions.

MOMO Design has long been affiliated with the Formula One competitions since the brand started producing accessories for wheels and steering wheels of Ferrari touring cars featured in Formula One races during the 1970’s.

The MOMO Design Dive Master Chronograph is ideal for high-speed adventures wherever the journey may take you. The robust black ion-plated stainless steel case in a satiny brushed finish is presented on an attractive textured black rubber strap. The unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel with engraved markers encircles the black dial with three sub-dials, a date calendar, luminous sword hands, baton and Arabic numeral hour markers.

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Perrelet Turbine Automatic

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 100 meters or 330 feet. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside provides precise time-keeping accuracy. MOMO Design chronograph is 48mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

With a spinning turbine dial that runs like a well-tuned engine, the Perrelet Turbine Automatic chronograph is certain to put your wrist on the fast track. This outstanding Swiss-made automatic men’s timepiece offers precision craftsmanship and design. The highly pronounced case in black ion-plated stainless steel is presented on a high-performance black rubber strap.

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Porsche Design Flat Six

The stationary 18K rose gold bezel with a black tachymeter top ring surrounds the intricate black turbine dial with a 30-minute center sub-dial, a date window, luminous rose gold-tone hands and Arabic numeral markers. The exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters. Perrelet men’s watch is 47mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

Porsche race cars have made it to the finish line of many Formula One competitions and the Porsche Design Flat Six Automatic watch is certain to put your wrist in first place. This outstanding Swiss-made automatic men’s watch features the perfectly round case and matching multi-link bracelet in ultra-durable, black PVD coated stainless steel.

The stationary bezel with screened markers surrounds the vibrant red dial with luminous baton hands and Arabic numeral markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. The exhibition case back lets you see the automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and screw-down crown for water-resistance to 100 meters. Porsche Design men’s watch is 44mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

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Oris Artix GT

Oris has been the sole watch supplier to BMW Formula One racing cars since 2003 and the Oris Artix GT Calobra Limited Edition watch will give you the competitive edge. This racing-inspired, Swiss-made men’s watch has a premium grade stainless steel case with a contrasting brushed and polished finish. The handsome black leather strap with attractive pierced detail is patterned after the steering wheel cover on a touring race car.  The strap has a push-button deployment clasp buckle for added convenience.

The black ceramic tachymeter bezel with green screened markers surrounds the black dial with luminous sword hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include a date window at the 3 o’clock hour and scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. A locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 100 meters. Oris men’s watch is 44mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

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

European Grand Prix image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Victorinox Swiss Army Time…

Victorinox Swiss Army is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after luxury brands in the world today, popular for its travel goods, apparel, wristwatches and cutlery. The brand was founded in 1884 by Karl Eisener, who opened a cutler’s workshop in Ibach-Schwyz, Switzerland offering premium pocket knives and other cutlery.

In 1891, the Swiss military commissioned Eisener to produce pocket knives for soldiers in their armed forces. As a result, the “Swiss Officer’s Knife” and “Sport Knife” were registered to Eisener’s Association of Swiss Master Cutlers in 1897.

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Victorinox Swiss Army Officer’s Watch

After the death of his mother in 1909, Eisener named the company Victoria in her honor and developed the brand’s cross and shield emblem in red and white.

With the development of stainless steel in the cutlery industry in 1921, Eisener incorporated the international term for stainless steel: inox into the brand name, creating the Victorinox brand.

Victorinox pocket knives and cutlery flourished throughout Europe in the years that followed and the company became a global force after World War II.

In 1989, Victorinox Swiss Army expanded its product line with wristwatches featuring the same high-quality, surgical grade stainless steel used in their popular knives, along with premium Swiss-made ETA movements inside and 12/24 hour military time on the dials.

You’ll find many of these military inspired watch styles at the Victorinox Swiss Army Top-Sellers Event taking place at TheWatchey.com this week. Popular men’s and women’s watch models are featured in the promotion, including  styles from the Alliance, Officer’s and Infantry collections.

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Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance Chronograph

The Victorinox Swiss Army Officer’s watch in two-tone stainless steel is a top-ranking choice for today’s man. This outstanding Swiss-made timepiece features the rounded, contoured stainless steel case in a satiny brushed finish and the brushed stainless steel link bracelet with polished yellow gold-tone stainless steel accents.

The perfectly round, polished yellow gold-tone bezel encircles the metallic blue dial with luminous skeleton hands and 12/24 Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date window at the 6 o’clock hour and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. Officer’s watch is 40mm in diameter, 9mm thick and is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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Victorinox Swiss Amry Infantry Vintage Watch

The Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance chronograph is a sleek and stylish choice for women.  This casual contemporary women’s watch features the perfectly round case in highly polished stainless steel, presented on a crocodile-textured beige leather strap. The integrated bezel surrounds the brown dial with three sub-dials, luminous hands, Arabic numeral and baton hour markers.

Features include an automatic date window, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute registers. Alliance women’s chronograph is 34mm in diameter, 11mm thick and is water-resistant to 100 meters.

The Victorinox Swiss Army Infantry Vintage watch is another excellent choice for men. This masculine and  appealing timepiece features the contoured stainless steel case with a smooth, brushed finish, presented on the attractive triple link bracelet in brushed stainless steel with a fold-over clasp for added security.

The round stationary  bezel surrounds the bright white dial with luminous skeleton hands and black 12/24 Arabic numeral 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 and water-resistance to 100 feet. Infantry Vintage watch is 38mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

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Victorinox Swiss Army Alliance Sport Watch

The Victorinox  Swiss Army Alliance Sport watch is sleek, sporty and ideal for today’s active woman. This casually elegant women’s watch features the satin finished brushed steel case presented on a triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel with a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience.

The unidirectional rotating bezel with a screened black top ring surrounds the black dial luminous hands and 12/24 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 and water-resistance to 100 meters. Alliance Sport women’s watch is 33mm in diameter and 9mm thick.

Each Victorinox Swiss army watch featured on this page has premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy.

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

Thoroughbred Longines Style

The Belmont Stakes, the final lap of horse racing’s Triple Crown takes place tomorrow afternoon at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. This year’s Preakness winner Exaggerator is the odds-on favorite to win the race, while this year’s Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will not even  be in the competition.

The Belmont Park track’s lengthy 1-1/2 mile distance is considered an obstacle by many jockeys to endure and has been dubbed “The Mount Everest of Race Tracks,” since recent Triple Crown contenders such as  California Chrome and Big Brown failed to win the Belmont after previously winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness races.

In the world of horse racing, precision up-to-the-second timing is essential for jockeys in their quest to reach the finish line. In fact, numerous watchmakers, including Rolex, Audemars Piquet and Longines sponsor horse-racing events across the globe.

Longines Watches is in fact the Official Timekeeper of The Triple Crown this year and has played an integral part in  Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes …and will be participating in tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes as well. This prominent Swiss watchmaker is also the Official Watch and Official Timekeeper of the renowned Royal Ascot Race Course, in Ascot, England where the illustrious Royal Meeting and Gold Cup Races take place every summer and are usually attended by members of the Royal Family.

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Longines Heritage GMT

The brand’s equestrian background dates back to 1878, when it produced a chronograph pocket watch engraved with a jockey and his mount. The pocket watch was widely present at racetracks and popular with both jockeys and horse lovers.

You’ll find many Longines watches for men and women at TheWatchery.com including styles from the prestigious Dolce Vita, PrimaLuna, Column Wheel, Heritage and Hydro Conquest collections.

You’re certain to be in the winner’s circle with the Longines Heritage GMT Automatic watch on your wrist. This distinguished Swiss-made men’s automatic timepiece features the perfectly round case in premium grade stainless steel presented on a handsome black alligator strap with contrasting white stitched detail. The onion-shaped crown with fluted detail adds to the stylish good looks.

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Longines Prima Luna

The stationary stainless steel bezel with engraved fluted detail surrounds the black dial with gold-tone pie-cutter hands, an arrow GMT hand, 12/24 hour white Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters. Automatic watch is 41mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

The Longines PrimaLuna women’s dress watch in certain to draw all eyes in lustrous stainless steel and diamonds. This breathtaking women’s watch features the perfectly round case in lustrous stainless steel and highly polished multi-link stainless steel bracelet. Shimmering round-cut diamonds are pave-set to perfection on the perfectly round bezel.

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Longines Hydro Conquest

The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with blue sapphire colored sword hands and twelve diamond hour markers.

Features include a sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you or precise time-keeping accuracy. PrimaLuna women’s watch is 23mm in diameter and 6mm thick.

The Longines Hydro Conquest diver’s watch is another winning choice. This high-performance men’s watch features the 41mm diameter, 12mm thick stainless steel case, presented on a durable black rubber strap with a convenient deployment clasp buckle. A unidirectional rotating bezel with a red enamel top ring and screened luminous markers surrounds the black dial with an automatic date window, luminous hands and hour markers.

A locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 300 meters. Features include a glare-proof sapphire crystal above the dial and quality quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy.

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Longines Dolce Vita

Understated glamour triumphs with the Longines Dolce Vita watch in stainless steel and 18K rose gold. This sleek and sophisticated women’s watch features the signature elongated rectangular shaped case in highly polished stainless steel and lustrous bracelet in lustrous stainless steel with polished 18K rose gold center links.

The stationary 18K rose gold bezel frames the bright white dial with gold tone hands and hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, water-resistance to 30 meter and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Dolce Vita women’s watch is 16mm wide and 5mm thick.

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

Belmont Park image courtesy of WikiCommons.

In The Winner’s Circle: The Corum Admiral’s Cup

For generations the Admiral’s Cup International Yachting Regatta competition was the unofficial world championship of offshore racing. The competition started in 1957 between England and the United States with each nation having three teams. It took place during the  summer at Crowes on the Isle of Wright, located in southern England and consisted of six yachting events, including two races at sea, a coastal route and three Olympic triangle competitions. The event was held biennially, taking place on odd numbered years.

Other nations including Germany, Australia, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Ireland Japan and Sweden joined in the competition in the years that followed with each nation having the obligatory three teams present.CORUM-895-931-06-V791AN92

The Admiral’s Cup is considered to be one the most difficult and extreme sailing competitions, since the sea was considerably fierce in the region where the competition was held, especially in the summer months as frequent bad weather constantly prevailed. In fact, a violent storm was attributed to the deaths of six sailors competing in the Admiral’s Cup event in 1979.

In the early 1960’s, Swiss watchmaker Corum became the official timekeeper of the Admiral’s Cup competition. Although the competition has not been staged since 2005, the daring and invigorating characteristics of the event still live on in the Corum Admiral’s Cup timepieces, which are still in production today.

Corum watches are highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com with our Spotlight On Corum: Exceptional Gifts For Dads & Grads Event. Numerous Admiral’s Cup watches are featured in the promotion, including limited edition and collector’s items.

The Corum Admiral’s Cup Leap Second chronograph is an outstanding choice. This premium crafted, Swiss-made automatic men’s watch features the signature case and matching triple-link bracelet in ultra-light, ultra-durable titanium.

The signature twelve-sided, dodecagonal bezel in black vulcanized rubber surrounds the handsome black dial with 1/8th of second and 30-minute sub-dials, luminous hands, Arabic numeral minute and regatta flag decal markers.

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The Admiral’s Cup Seafender 46 Chronograph is the quintessential diver’s watch. This high-performance automatic men’s watch features the signature Admiral’s Cup case in premium-grade titanium, that is both incredibly lightweight and extremely durable.  The sleek black rubber strap is ideal for deep-sea diving adventures.

The twelve-sided, dodecagonal bezel in titanium with engraved markers surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, luminous hands and regatta flag hour markers. Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. Additional features include a glare-proof sapphire crystal above the dial along with a locking screw-down and case back for water-resistance to 300 meters. Seafender Chronograph is 46mm in diameter and 15mm thick.CORUM-960-802-20-F379-ABDC

With a cool, crisp white rubber strap and case cover, the Corum Limited Edition Admiral’s Cup GMT watch is the perfect summer timepiece.  This precision-crafted Swiss-made automatic men’s watch features prestigious Chronometer Certification from the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

Durable, bright white rubber covers the titanium case and stationary dodecagonal bezel. The matching white rubber strap has a push-button deployment claps for added convenience and security. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.

The silver-colored tone-on-tone Corum signature patterned dial shines with silver tone skeleton hands, an orange colored GMT hand and polished silver-tone Arabic numeral minute markers. Features include a small-second sub-dial and automatic date window at the 3 o’clock hour.

Additional features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial along with a screw-down crown for water-resistance to 100 meters. Limited Edition Admiral’s Cup watch is 44mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

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

Maurice Lacroix Time Classics…

When it comes to setting the standards for time-honored elegance and design, prestigious Swiss watchmaker Maurice Lacroix has been producing classically elegant timepieces of distinction for men and women since the brand was founded in 1980.

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Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Men’s Watch

Although the brand is a mere 36 years old, Maurice Lacroix is revered and highly regarded throughout the globe by watch collectors and aficionados alike for their bespoke-quality automatic, mechanical and quartz timepieces featuring premium Swiss craftsmanship and design, along with traditional elements and influence.

From the contoured silhouettes of the slim and slender cases in 18K gold, presented on genuine alligator straps to the vintage-inspired dials and exhibition skeleton case backs on many mechanical and automatic styles, Maurice Lacroix adheres to the  classic time-keeping designs and concepts of yesteryear.

Many of the brand’s timeless traditional timepieces for men and women are showcased this week at TheWatchery.com during our Maurice Lacroix Time Classics Event. Over 40 popular Maurice Lacroix styles are featured in the promotion, including highly sought-after styles from the Les Classiques, Masterpiece, Pontos and Miros collections.

The Les Classiques automatic men’s and women’s watches in 18K gold recall the grandeur of timepieces from the 1930’s and 1940’s. Both men’s and women’s watches from this era were crafted in 18K gold and featured either mechanical or automatic movements inside, along with genuine exotic skin straps. The case sizes were considerably smaller by today’s standards in both diameter and thickness.

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Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Women’s Watch

The Les Classiques Automatic men’s watch features the 37mm diameter, 9mm thick case in 18K yellow gold, highly polished to a lustrous glow.  The handsome black alligator strap with an 18K yellow gold buckle adds to the distinguished good looks. The attractive black dial features yellow gold-tone sword hands, baton hour markers and a date calendar above the 6 o’clock hour.

The more diminutive Les Classiques Automatic women’s watch in 18K rose gold is filled with heirloom charm. The lustrous, highly polished 18K rose gold case is presented on a brown alligator strap with a matching 18K rose gold buckle. The stationary bezel encircles the silver-colored dial with a date calendar at the 6 o’clock hour, rose gold tone sword hands and slender triangular shaped hour markers. Women’s automatic watch is 29mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

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Maurice Lacroix Pontos

Both Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques watches have skeleton case backs that let you see the intricate automatic movements inside. Each features a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters.

The Maurice Lacroix Pontos automatic men’s watch has a retro look and feel with its elongated, rectangular-shaped case in polished 18K white gold and striking black alligator strap, featuring a deployment clasp buckle.  The raised stationary bezel frames the silver-colored dial with baton hands and hour markers, along with a power reserve window between the 6 and 9 o’clock hours.

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you view the automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters. Pontos watch 32mm wide and 12mm thick.

MLACROIX-MI1014-SD502-330The Maurice Lacroix Miros Diamond women’s watch recalls the splendor or women’s dress watches from the 1960’s and 1970’s with a graceful round case in premium-grade stainless steel, presented on a matching triple-link bracelet in polished stainless steel.

Sixty shimmering round-cut diamonds, pave-set to glowing perfection create a dramatic focal point on the perfectly round bezel. The dramatic black dial shines with luminous baton hands, Arabic numeral and baton hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar and sapphire crystal above the dial. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside provides precise time-keeping accuracy. Miros watch is 32mm in diameter, 8mm thick and is water-resistant to 100 meters.

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