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Air, Land & Sea Winter Watch Getaways…



Winter vacation getaways are very popular during the months of January and February as many Americans embark on destinations to either warmer tropical locations or popular skiing resorts.

Whether your winter getaway is taking you to balmy beaches of Costa Rica, Bora Bora, St. Martin and Playa Del Carmen this year, or to the spectacular slopes of Aspen, Lake Tahoe and Whistler, you’ll want to arrive perfectly on time.

Alpina Pilot Heritage Automatic Chronograph

At The Watchery, we’ve gatthered a special collection of timepieces for men and women expressly designed for air, land and sea getaways.

The Alpina Pilot Heritage Automatic Chronograph is an outstanding aviation watch choice for men. This premium crafted Swiss-made men’s watch pays homage to the brand’s early pilot’s watches with an intricate black dial, featuring a telemeter outer dial, integrated small-second and 30-minute sub-dials, along with polished silver-tone baton hands and white Arabic numeral hour markers.

The premium grade stainless steel case in a satiny brushed finish is presented on a handsome crocodile-textured black leather strap. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.

Tissot T-Touch Diamond

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Alpina Pilot Heritage Automatic men’s chronograph is 42mm in diameter and 14mm thick.

The Tissot T-Touch Diamond women’s watch is certain to make your wrist soar to new heights. This aviation inspired analog/digital wristwatch features the ultra-light, ultra-durable contoured titanium case and matching multi-link titanium bracelet, highly polished to a lustrous glow.

The bidirectional rotating bezel with engraved compass points surround the iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial with diamond markers, luminous hands along with compass, telemeter, meter, altimeter, chronograph and alarm digital read-outs.

Porsche Design Flat Six Automatic Chronograph

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Tissot T-Touch Diamond women’s watch is 43mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

The Porsche Design Flat Six Automatic Chronograph is an excellent racing inspired men’s timepiece for your winter getaway, no matter is your touring the German Autobahn or cruising down the California highway.  This high-performance Swiss-made men’s watch features the contoured round case and matching multi-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel. A push-button clasp on the bracelet provides added convenience.

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the automatic movement inside. The intricate black dial has a tachymeter outer dial, three sub-dials, luminous sword hands, luminous white baton and Arabic numeral hour markers.

Features include an automatic day-of-the-week and date calendar at the 3 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers.

Maurice Lacroix Miros Diamond Chronograph

Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Porsche Design Flat Six Automatic Chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

The Maurice Lacroix Miros Diamond Chronograph is a spectacular racing-inspired wristwatch for women. This Swiss-made women’s timepiece features the generously oversized case in premium grade stainless steel with contrasting brushed and polished surfaces. The crocodile-textured white leather strap adds to the stylish good looks and has a push-button clasp closure for added convenience.

The stationary tachymeter bezel with engraved markers surrounds the silver-colored dial with three sub-dials, luminous sword hands, diamond and raised silver-tone Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar below the 12 o’clock hour, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute countdown timers.

Invicta Limited-Edition Jason Taylor Chronograph

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Maurice Lacroix Miros Diamond Chronograph is 38mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

The Invicta Limited-Edition Jason Taylor Chronograph is an extraordinary diver’s watch with water-resistance to an astounding 500 meters or 1,650 feet. The robust, contoured round case in black ion-plated stainless steel has a satiny brushed finish.

The high-performance black polyurethane strap with black ion-plated stainless steel accents adds to the bold, masculine design. The unidirectional rotating black ion-plated stainless steel bezel with engraved markers surrounds the blue carbon fiber dial with 1/10th of second, small-second and 30-minute sub-dials, date and day-of-the-week windows, luminous blue outlined sword hands and blue outlined Arabic numeral hour markers.

TechnoMarine Cruise Gem Diamond Chronograph

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, a scratch resistant Flame Fusion crystal above the dial. The Invicta Limited-Edition Jason Taylor men’s chronograph is 50mm in diameter and 21mm thick.

The TechnoMarine Cruise Gem Diamond Chronograph for women captures the sparkling allure of a beachside resort with 22 shimmering white diamonds and 96 captivating blue topaz stones create a dramatic focal point on the black ion-plated stainless steel bezel.

The contoured round case in lustrous black ion-plated stainless steel is presented on a translucent blue silicone strap. The multi-layered black dial has three sub-dials, luminous silver-tone sword hands, luminous baton and silver-tone Arabic numeral hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 12-hour countdown timers.  Additional features include quality quartz movement inside, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. The TechnoMarine Cruise Gem Diamond women’s chronograph is 41mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

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

Costa Rica beach scene courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Winter Time Classics…

Winter is by far the coldest season on the year. It is also the season of the weakest solar radiation from the sun with the occurrence of both shorter days and longer nights.

Interestingly, the winter season occurs during the months of December through March in the Northern Hemisphere and from June through September in the Southern Hemisphere.

Hence, as we’re experiencing icy and chilly conditions in most parts of the nation with temperatures in 20’s and 30’s in the Northeast, Midwest and Northwest, the climate in South American countries such as Brazil, Argentina and Peru is in the upper 70’s and 80’s.

TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic

You do not have to travel to South America or other warm venues this season to discover the hot, new watch fashions you’ll find featured in the Winter Time Classics Event taking place at The Watchery this week.

Over 170 popular men’s and women’s watches are featured in the promotion from today’s top watchmakers, including Rolex, TAG Heuer, Breitling, Alpina, Invicta, Michael Kors, Baume & Mercier, TechnoMarine, Swiss Legend, Eterna, Lucien Piccard, Gucci, Bulova, Seiko, Tissot and Citizen.

The TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic men’s timepiece is an extraordinary selection. This precision-crafted Swiss-made timepiece reflects a rich heritage of time-keeping excellence with a 26-jewel Calibre 5 automatic movement inside and a 38-hour power reserve, too.

The classic contoured round case in premium grade stainless steel is polished to a mirror-bright glow. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the automatic movement inside. The attractive brown alligator strap has a deployment clasp for added convenience.

Baume & Mercier Hamptons

The silvery-white dial shines with a day and date window at the 3 o’clock hour, luminous rose gold-tone hands and hour markers. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate movement inside. Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic men’s watch is 41mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

The Hamptons off of Long Island in New York is a popular summertime destination and the Baume & Mercier Hamptons watch for women captures the glowing spirit of the seaside resort. The signature rectangular shaped case in polished premium grade stainless steel is presented on the attractive horizontal link bracelet in brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel.

The attractive white dial with a silvery-white outer dial shines with rose gold-tone sword hands and raised rose gold-tone Arabic numeral hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

Alpina Alpiner Automatic Chronograph

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet.  The Baume & Mercier Hamptons women’s watch is 27mm wide and 7mm thick.

Snow skiing is a popular winter sport and there is no better way to escape to the Swiss Alps than with the Alpina Alpiner Automatic Chronograph for men. This sleek and sporty men’s watch features the 42mm diameter, 14mm thick case in brushed premium grade stainless steel, presented on an attractive triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel.

The integrated stationary bezel surrounds the silver-colored sunray dial with a telemeter outer dial, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour sub-dials, an automatic date window, luminous silver-colored hands and hour markers.

TechnoMarine Diamond Cruise Chronograph

Features include a 46-hour power reserve, along with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet.

You’re certain to be in a vacation state-of-mind with the TechnoMarine Diamond Cruise Chronograph for women wherever you go this winter.  This exquisite women’s watch glistens in white ceramic, rose-gold tone stainless steel and diamonds.

The generously appointed case in lustrous white high-tech ceramic is presented on a supple white silicone strap. Thirty-eight shimmering round-cut diamonds create a dramatic focal point on the upper quarter of the unidirectional rotating bezel in lustrous rose gold-tone stainless steel with white ceramic accents.

The multi-layered white dial shines with a wave-patterned center background, three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and ten glistening diamond hour markers. Features include an automatic date window, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute countdown timers.

Invicta Objet d’Art Automatic

Additional features include quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. The TechnoMarine Diamond Cruise women’s chronograph is 40mm in diameter and 14mm thick.

The Invicta  Objet d’Art Automatic men’s watch is certain to warm up your wrist this winter. This transitional men’s watch offers the best of both worlds with timeless traditional elegance matched to modern, contemporary aesthetics.

The contoured 44mm diameter, 13mm thick case in polished 18K yellow gold-plate is presented on a handsome vertical link bracelet in brushed and polished yellow gold plate. The semi-skeleton center dial is accented by a white outer dial, black sword hands, Arabic numeral and baton hour markers.

Michael Kors Runway Chronograph

The onion shaped crown with decorative fluted detail adds distinction. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant Flame Fusion crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet.

The Michael Kors Runway Chronograph for women is an ideal winter selection in yellow gold-tone stainless steel. The generously oversized case in polished yellow gold-tone stainless steel is presented on the attractive triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished yellow gold-tone stainless steel with a push-button clasp for added convenience.

The stationary bezel surrounds the champagne colored dial with small-second, 60-minute and 24-hour sub-dials, an automatic date calendar, luminous hands, luminous baton and Arabic numeral hour markers.

Features include quality quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Michael Kors Runway women’s chronograph is 38mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

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

Winter in Switzerland image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Alpina & Eterna Time Legends…

Alpina and Eterna Watches are legendary time-keeping icons in the world of Swiss-made horology. The two brands were both founded in Switzerland in the 1800’s…the latter in 1856 and the former in 1883. Both are also heralded for their innovative introductions in the world of Swiss-made watchmaking excellence as well.

In 1938, Alpina introduced the Alpina 4, the world’s first sport watch. The brand’s founder Gottlieb Hauser revolutionized the concept of a sport watch type, instituting the four principles for a timepiece to be considered a true Sport watch: both anti-magnetic and anti-shock qualities, water-resistance and stainless steel craftsmanship.

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Alpina Startimer

Eterna is noted for its 1948 introduction of a ball-bearing mounted rotor system in its automatic wristwatches. The system helped eliminate both the friction and resistance in the weight of a timepiece that winds the mainspring inside. The system also increased the accuracy of the watch as well and propelled Eterna’s presence in the watch industry as many other watchmakers began using Eterna’s inner mechanism movements in their timepieces.

More than 130 years since they were both founded, Alpina and Eterna remain relevant and major players in the watch industry today. The two brands are prominently featured at TheWatchery.com, including Startimer, Comtesse, Pilot Heritage and Avalanche styles from Alpina, along with Soleure, Artena, Avante-Garde and 1948 Legacy models by Eterna.

The Alpina Startimer Automatic Chronograph offers exemplary precision and design. This classic traditional men’s timepiece features the contoured round case in brushed, premium grade stainless steel. The exotic-skin textured black leather strap adds to the classic good looks and has a deployment clasp closure for added convenience.

The raised stationary bezel surrounds the silvery-white dial with a telemeter outer dial, small-second and 30-minute sub-dials, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers.

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Alpina Avalanche Diamond

An 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 100 meters or 330 feet. Alpina Startimer Automatic Chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

The Alpina Avalanche Extreme Diamond Watch offers premium craftsmanship inside and out. This dazzling women’s watch features a cushion-shaped case in lustrous high-tech black ceramic, presented on a high-performance black rubber strap.

Forty-two premium grade brilliant round-cut diamonds are pave-set to perfection on the round bezel. The captivating black mother-of-pearl dial shines with luminous hands, eight inlaid diamond hour markers and polished silver-tone Arabic numeral quarter hour markers.

Features include an automatic date window at the 3 o’clock hour, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. Alpina Avalanche Extreme Diamond Watch is 41mm wide and 11mm thick.

The Eterna Adventic Automatic Timepiece for men offers time-honored elegance matched to expert Swiss craftsmanship. The handsome round case in brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel is presented on the handsome black alligator strap with a convenient deployment clasp closure.eterna-7660-41-65-1273

The stationary bezel encircles the textured silvery-white dial with small-second and 24-hour sub-dials, an automatic date window, polished silver-tone sword hands and black Roman numeral hour markers.

The onion-shaped crown with fluted detail adds distinction. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside.

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

The Eterna Grace Automatic women’s watch offers a glowing display of brilliance and craftsmanship. This classic contemporary women’s watch features the perfectly round case is satin finished rose gold-tone stainless steel, presented on the highly attractive triple link bracelet in brushed stainless steel with highly polished rose gold-tone center links and a convenient push-button clasp closure.

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Eterna Grace Automatic

Shimmering round-cut diamond accents on the outer case adjacent to the fluted crown add to the dramatic design. The sunburst patterned white dial shines with rose gold-tone sword hands and raised rose gold-tone hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

An exhibition skeleton case lets you see the Swiss-made automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Eterna Grace Automatic women’s watch is 34mm in diameter and 9mm thick.

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

Vintage Eterna watch dial courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Alpina Sporting Time

Alpina watches   holds a rich and esteemed legacy in watchmaking history.  Founded in 1883 by watchmaker Gottlieb Hauser to unite various independent Swiss watchmakers, the brand was originally named the Alpina Union Horlogère S.A.

The Alpina Union was originally developed to manufacture movements and timepieces by forming an alliance of cooperating manufacturers and suppliers. The  union soon started to develop and produce in-house calibers and chronometers.

By 1901, the Alpina was a registered and trademarked brand appearing on high-end caliber and timepieces. In 1912, Alpina manufactured one of the first true chronometer timepieces at its Glashutte factory. The brand is also the first watchmaker to establish a guarantee for its products, domestically in 1908 and internationally in 1926.ALPINA-AL-352LBR5FBAR6

Alpina is most renowned for introducing the world’s first sport watch, The Alpina 4  in 1938 under Hauser’s helm. Hauser revolutionized the concept of this watch type by implementing the four principles for a timepiece to be considered a true Sport watch: anti-magnetic, anti-shock, water-resistant and stainless steel construction.

Alpina today remains an independent watchmaker under the ownership of the Frederique Constant watch company. The brand celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2013 and remains a formidable force in the Swiss watchmaking industry.

You’ll find many men’s and women’s Alpina wristwatches at luxury retailer The Watchery, including the Sebring Men’s Racing Chronograph. This dynamic racing inspired sport  timepiece features a round, black ion-plated steel case on a handsome patterned black leather strap and a red  lined interior.

The stationary, black PVD coated bezel surrounds the legible black dial with three subdials, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12 hour registers.

A locking screw-down crown and caseback provide water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy. Chronograph is 47mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

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