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High-End Estate Watches Worth Endorsing…

In the world of high-end luxury premium crafted timepieces and automobiles have very much in common. Both are considered symbols of status and prestige. They are highly coveted and revered throughout the globe and each is meticulously crafted to the luxury of every detail.

Precision crafted wristwatches like luxury automobiles also hold the distinction of holding their value over time. Hence a pre-owned estate wristwatch from Rolex, Cartier and Corum among others, depreciates little in value over time very much like a pre-owned Rolls Royce, Bentley or Jaguar.

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You do not have to look any further than the January Estate Event at The Watchery to discover an impressive collection of pre-owned and store display timepieces from the most-wanted and respected watchmakers in the world today.

Over 85 prestigious estate timepieces for men and women are featured in the event, including highly sought-after models from Rolex, Corum, Baume & Mercier, Oris, Frederique Constant, Alpina, Longines, Cartier, Tudor, Mont Blanc, Rado, Franck Muller, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Chanel and Ritmo Mundo.

Each estate watch featured in the promotion is expertly restored with original manufacturer parts and has passed a comprehensive 30-point inspection too. In addition, a comprehensive assessment of any of the watch’s exterior flaws is provided in the product description and each Estate watch at The Watchery comes with a 2-year limited warranty.

The Rolex Datejust Automatic Men’s watch is an extraordinary selection. This outstanding Swiss-made automatic men’s watch offers classic contemporary lines, right for today and always. The signature oyster case in Rolesor, a patented blend of 18K white gold and stainless steel is highly polished to a lustrous glow.

Cartier Tankissime

A magnified cyclops window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include a 48-hour power reserve along with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. A locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Rolex Datejust Automatic Men’s watch is 36mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

Cartier Watches are in a league of their own. This pre-eminent jeweler has defined luxury watches and fine jewelry for over two centuries. Understated glamour triumphs with the Cartier Tankissime women’s watch in 18K white gold.

The graceful flowing contours features the square shaped case and matching horizontal link bracelet in 18K white gold, highly polished to a lustrous mirror-bright glow. A decorative blue sapphire cabochon-cut stone tops the octagonal shaped crown in 18K white gold.

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The classic white dial features blue sapphire colored sword hands and raised black Roman numeral hour markers. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial. The Cartier Tankissime women’s watch is 20mm wide and 6mm thick.

The Corum Admiral’s Cup Limited-Edition Automatic Chronograph is another exemplary Swiss-made Estate selection for men. This outstanding men’s watch features the signature Admiral’s Cup 12-sided dodecagonal shaped case in 18K rose gold with a satiny brushed finish.

The handsome black alligator strap with an 18K rose gold buckle adds to the classically elegant design. The dodecagonal-shaped black carbon fiber bezel surrounds the white dial with three sub-dials, decorative flag decals on the outer dial, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Corum Admiral’s Cup Limited-Edition Automatic men’s chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 18mm thick.

Tudor Monarch II

The Tudor Monarch II women’s watch strikes a sophisticated note in 18K yellow gold and premium grade stainless steel. This Swiss-made women’s watch features the graceful contoured case in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a lustrous patina. The attractive vertical link bracelet in brushed stainless steel is accented with polished 18K yellow gold center links.

The unidirectional rotating bezel in premium grade stainless steel has a coin-edge rim and 18K yellow gold top ring with engraved markers. The bright white dial shines with luminous yellow gold-tone hands, a date window at the 3 o’clock hour, Arabic numeral and outlined luminous cabochon dot hour markers.

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial. The Tudor Monarch II women’s watch is 27mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

Oris Limited-Edition Audi Sport Automatic

The Oris Limited-Edition Audi Sport Automatic Chronograph is pure exhilaration on the wrist. This premium crafted Swiss-made men’s watch inspired by the German sports car features an exceptionally lightweight, extremely durable contoured round case in brushed titanium, presented on a handsome black leather strap with decorative pierced detail and a push-button deployment clasp.

The stationary tachymeter bezel in tungsten surrounds the metallic silver colored dial with a small-second countdown timer, 10-minute and 10-hour sub-dials, a date window, luminous hands and raised Arabic luminous hour markers.

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.  Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. The Oris Limited-Edition Audi Sport Automatic Chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

Streamlined contemporary styling triumphs with the Baume & Mercier Hamptons women’s watch. This fashionable women’s timepiece features the elongated rectangular shaped case in polished premium grade stainless steel, presented on a sumptuous light brown crocodile strap with a convenient deployment clasp closure for added security.

The integrated stationary bezel surrounds the silver-colored metallic dial 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.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside for time-keeping accuracy. The Baume & Mercier Hamptons women’s watch is 27mm wide and 10mm thick.

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

Estate image 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.

Think Inside The Box…

Square and rectangular shaped wristwatches evoke a both a vintage and heirloom vibe. The classic linear silhouettes on these timepieces recall the splendor and romance of models worn on the wrists during  on the early and mid 20th century.

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Cartier Tank Americaine

In fact, one of the very first wristwatches,  the Cartier Santos introduced in 1904, featured a 31mm wide square-shaped gold case on a leather strap. In 1917, Cartier followed the Santos with the Tank, an elongated, rectangular shaped timepiece modeled after Renault tanks used during World War I. Other watchmakers such as Movado and Bulova offered their own version of rectangular shaped models during the same era with the the Polyplan and Trojan timepieces respectively.

The Tank watch was so popular for Cartier at the time, that the brand registered and copyrighted the name in the early 1920’s.  In the 1940’s Swiss watchmaker Baume & Mercier offered a wider rectangular shaped gold men’s watch presented on a snakeskin strap, which would later serve as the inspiration for one of the brand’s most popular collections for men and women: The Hampton.

In the early 1970’s, TAG Heuer introduced a racing inspired chronograph The Monaco, which was worn by actor Steve McQueen in the film “Le Mans,” and brought the brand to widespread popularity throughout the globe and is still being produced 46-years later today.

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Baume & Mercier Hampton

Square and rectangular timepieces are the focus of attention at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com this week with the site’s Think Inside The Box event, featuring popular square and rectangular style watches from many of today’ leading watchmakers, including Cartier, Bell & Ross, Maurice Lacroix, Baume & Mercier, Longines, Bulova, Nixon, Egard, Michael Kors, Omega, Oris, Rado and TW Steel.

The Cartier Tank Americaine Automatic men’s watch recalls the grandeur of the brand’s Tank wristwatches from yesteryear. The elongated, tank shaped case in brushed and polished 18K yellow gold is presented on a luxurious brown crocodile strap with attractive stitched detail and the signature Cartier buckle in 18K yellow gold. The granular detailed 18K yellow gold crown is topped with a signature blue sapphire cabochon stone.

The attractive ivory dial has blue sapphire colored hands, black Roman numeral hour markers and a date calendar window at the 6 o’clock hour. This Swiss-made watch features include precision automatic movement inside and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. Cartier watch is 27mm wide, 9mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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Bell & Ross Aviation

The Baume & Mercier Hampton men’s timepiece offers a modern, updated look of the classic Hampton timepiece from the 1970’s. The handsome 27mm wide rectangular shaped case in premium-grade stainless steel features sleek angular contours in contrasting brushed and polished surfaces. The handsome black alligator strap with a convenient deployment clasp adds to the stylish good looks.

The attractive gunmetal dial with a lighter gray center shines with polished silver-tone hands and raised 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, premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet.

Modern and contemporary, the Bell & Ross Aviation Automatic men’s watch is sleek, masculine and appealing with a square-shaped case in brushed stainless steel presented on a handsome black leather strap with contrasting white stitched detail. Decorative brushed steel screw accents adorn the four corners of the perfectly square bezel.

The silvery white dial features luminous silver tone hands, Black Arabic numeral and luminous baton hour markers. This Swiss-made watch features precision automatic movement inside, a sapphire crystal above the dial and a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Bell & Ross watch is 46mm wide and 12mm thick.

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

2016 New Arrivals

The month of January annually serves as the start of the New Year and when Winter comes into full season. The month also serves as the kick-off for many new product introductions  at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com with their 2016 New Arrivals Event taking place this week.

Over 240 popular men’s and women’s watches are featured in the week-long promotion, including highly sought-after styles from Corum, Bulova Accu-Swiss, Invicta, TenchnoMarine, TAG Heuer, Baume & Mercier, Swiss Legend, Lucien Piccard, Maurice Lacroix, Seiko, Chanel, Rolex, Porsche Design, Citizen and Stuhrling Original.MLACROIX-LC1026-SD501-170

Whether you are looking for a chic and fashionable women’s watch, a distinguished Swiss-made automatic timepiece, a dazzling diamond dress watch or a pace-setting chronograph for men, you’ll find just what you are searching for at TheWatchery.com.

You don’t have to look any further than watchmaker Maurice Lacroix Les Clasiques collection for the perfect men’s and ladies’ timepieces. Beset with radiance and glamour the Les Classiques diamond watch for women is pure enchantment.

Fifty-four shimmering round-cut diamonds, pave-set to perfection adorn the perfectly round bezel on the lustrous 33mm diameter case in highly polished stainless steel. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial sparkles with eleven diamond hour markers and polished silver-tone sword hands.

A supple white leather strap with distinctive white stitched detail completes the look. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy.

MLACROIX-LC6007-PG101-330Impressive in design and craftsmanship, the Les Classiques automatic men’s watch features an 18K rose gold case presented on a handsome black alligator leather strap with a matching 18K pink gold buckle clasp. An exhibition case back lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside.

The legible black dial is accented with polished rose gold-tone sword hands and baton hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date window. The fluted onion-shaped crown completes the look.

Men’s automatic time-piece is 37mm in diameter and 9mm thick. Both watches feature scratch resistant sapphire crystals above the dial with are water-resistant to 30 meters or 99 feet.

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

 

Luxury Watches On Everyone’s List

The holiday gift-giving season is upon us and now is the time to consider exceptional gifts for the special individuals in your life.  A luxury wristwatch always makes the perfect gift. It’s not only practical, functional and fashionable, it is also a gift they will use, wear and treasure for years to come.

Premium high-end wristwatches crafted in centuries-old Swiss watchmaking traditions with meticulous craftsmanship and the utmost attention to detail are as popular today as they were decades ago.

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Prestigious timepieces from prominent watchmakers Cartier, Chopard, TAG Heuer, Breitling, Ebel, Baume & Mercier, Eterna,De Grisogono, Gucci, Lucien Piccard, EDOX, Bedat & Co., Oris, MOMO Design, Luminox, Invicta, Accutron by Bulova and Swiss Legend are excellent choices to consider this holiday season.

And there’s no better time than right now to consider purchasing one of these esteemed timepieces at luxury retailer The Watchery during their Friends & Family Event.  Over 300 premium men’s and women’s timepieces are featured in the week-long event at exceptional savings up to 92%.

BAUME-A10071The Baume & Mercier Classima Automatic men’s chronograph and Linea women’s diamond watch are two outstanding selections featured in the promotion. Impressive in design, the Classima men’s wristwatch features a perfectly round, 42mm diameter case in premium-grade stainless steel, presented on genuine dark brown alligator strap.

The stationary polished steel bezel encircles the light silver colored dial with blue sword hands and baton hour markers, an automatic date calendar, 30-minute and 12-hour subdials. Features include premium Swiss-made automatic for precise time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 100 feet.

The Baume & Mercier Linea women’s watch shines in lustrous, highly polished stainless steel. The graceful 32mm diameter case is presented on a lustrous triple link bracelet that comfortably embraces the contours of the wrist.

Ten shimmering round-cut diamonds weave intrigue on the perfectly round, stationary bezel with engraved Arabic numeral half hour markers. The iridescent mother-of-pearl dial shines with silver colored hands and hour markers.

Features include Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 165 feet.

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

The Baume & Mercier Mystique

Baume & Mercier is a Swiss watchmaker with a steep legacy in horology. The brand was founded in 1830 by brothers Louis-Victor and Celestin Baume, who opened a watch dealership in Jura, Switzerland, offering premium pocket watches of the highest quality and craftsmanship.

By the late 19th Century, the brand was recognized for their chronographs and grand complications, including tourbillons, minute repeaters and calendars and was recognized with the highest honors at international exhibitions in Paris, Melbourne, Zurich, London, Amsterdam and Chicago.

The Baume brand was also heralded for its time-keeping accuracy, victoring in a time-keeping competition held by the Kew Observatory in London during 1892.BAUME-A10048

In 1918 the Baume brand joined forces with Paul Mercier forming Baume & Mercier. A year later, the newly founded brand was awarded the “Poincon de Geneve,” the ultimate standard of watchmaking excellence by the Swiss Company of Watchmakers.

During the 1940’s, Baume & Mercier introduced timepieces expressly for women with jewelry inspired models featuring diamonds, gemstones and bangles. The designs were not just miniaturized designs of men’s models. Femininity soon became an integral part of the brand’s values and is evident today with the brands Linea series, created exclusively for women.

The Art Deco era of the 1940’s also inspired the introduction of the Hampton collection featuring rectangular shaped men’s and ladies’ timepieces with sleek, sophisticated contours. A modern updated version of the Hampton timepiece is among Baume & Mercier’s top-selling watches series today.

You’ll find many Baume & Mercier men’s and women’s watches at luxury retailer The Watchery, including the Hampton men’s automatic timepiece. This highly stylized wristwatch features a rectangular shaped case and signature link bracelet in premium grade stainless steel.

The stationary stainless steel bezel frames the handsome black dial with luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. A square small-seconds subdial above the 6’clock hour adds distinction.

Features include premium Swiss-made automatic movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters. Watch is 32mm wide and 10 mm thick.

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

 

New York State of Time

Super Bowl fever is reaching its highest pitch this weekend in New York City as thousands of fans and media from across the nation are in the Big Apple for the big event. While the big game will be played between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the island of Manhattan is the only place to be the rest of the weekend.

Super Bowl Boulevard has taken over thirteen blocks of Midtown Manhattan, alongside the Theater District in Times Square and everything from a 58-foot high toboggan-inspired slide to a display of the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl trophy fair are featured in this mammoth attraction.

An estimated 400,000 people are expected to visit the New York–New Jersey region for the Super Bowl and the area has received an enormous amount of attention for the big game.BAUME-A10030

While you may not be able to witness the exuberance of New York City during the Super Bowl this weekend, you can certainly put your wrist in a New York State of time with a wristwatch from the Baume & Mercier Hampton collection, available at The Watchery.

This distinguished timepiece collection pays homage to the trend-setting Long Island resort town, that is home to celebrities and socialites during the summer and one of the most expensive residential areas in the United States.

The Baume & Mercier Hampton Automatic Men’s Chronograph is a real eye-opener. This highly distinguished timepiece has a rectangular shaped steel case, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The case is presented on a handsome black alligator strap. The chronograph dial features a small-second and thirty-minute register, automatic date calendar, luminous sword hands and Arabic numeral hour markers.

Features include premium Swiss automatic movement inside and water resistance to 165 feet. Chronograph is 24mm wide and 13mm thick.

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