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2017 Automatic Time Essentials…

Serious watch collectors would agree that nothing compares to the precision craftsmanship and expertise of an automatic or mechanical Swiss-made timepiece. Both share a rich heritage of watchmaking excellence that dates back for generations since the very first mechanical pocket watches were produced in the 17th Century.

Mechanical watches have a spring-driven mechanism inside and are powered by a series of gears oscillating back and forth at a constant rate. They require manual winding on an almost daily basis to keep the movement running sufficiently.

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Automatic watches on the other hand feature an oscillating weight that moves up and down and operate at the motion of the wrist when in use. Automatic watches will remain operational and running when in use, however do require a watch winder when not in use.

You’ll find an exceptional array of Swiss-made automatic timepieces for both men and women at The Watchery, including highly sought-after styles from Rolex, Breitling, Oris, Eterna, IWC, Corum, Porsche Design, Bedat & Co., Maurice Lacroix, Ebel, Bell & Ross, TAG Heuer and U-Boat.

The IWC Portuguese Yacht Automatic Chronograph is an extraordinary selection for men. This exemplary crafted timepiece from the International Watch Company is meticulously crafted to luxury of every detail… from the ultra-precise automatic movement inside to the premium grade stainless steel case in a satiny brushed finish on the outside.

Bedat & Co. No. 7 Automatic Diamond Watch

The high-performance black rubber strap is both attractive and exceptionally comfortable. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate movement inside. The legible black dial features small-second, 60-minute and 12-hour sub-dials, a date window at the 3 o’clock hour, luminous hands and raised silver-tone Arabic numeral hour markers.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 60 meters. The IWC Portuguese Yacht Automatic Chronograph is 43mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

The Bedat & Co. No. 7 Automatic Diamond Watch offers a distinctively feminine profile for women. This heralded Swiss watchmaker produces exceptional timepieces made exclusively for women with both high-end quality and luxury materials.

Corum Admiral’s Cup Seafender Limited-Edition Chronograph

Premium Top Wesselton quality diamonds with approximately 2.31 carat total weight, dramatically adorn the exterior sides of the bezel on the lustrous rectangular-shaped case in polished premium grade stainless steel. The supple black leather strap adds to the sumptuous good looks.

The silver guilloche dial shines with polished silver-tone sword hands and eleven sparkling inlaid diamond hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet.  The Bedat & Co. No. 7 Automatic Diamond women’s watch is 27mm wide and 9mm thick.

The Corum Admiral’s Cup Seafender Limited-Edition Chronograph is the definitive automatic timepiece selection for men. This outstanding Swiss-made men’s timepiece holds the distinction of being awarded official Chronometer certification from the esteemed COSC  (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

The dodecagonal-shaped brushed titanium case is incredibly durable , exceptionally lightweight and extremely comfortable on the wrist. The contoured black leather strap adds distinction. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the automatic movement inside.

Rolex Yacht Master

The stationary titanium bezel with engraved flag emblem decals surrounds the titanium dial with four sub-dials and a white arrow hour marker indicator. Features include small-second, 30-minute, 60-minute and 12-hour countdown timers.

Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Corum Admiral’s Cup Seafender Limited-Edition men’s chronograph is 48mm in diameter and 17mm thick.

The Rolex Yacht Master is a classic and refined automatic timepiece selection for women. This Swiss-made timepiece in premium grade stainless steel has been awarded official chronometer certification from the COSC.

Porsche Design Flat 6 Chronograph

The contoured round case in polished premium grade stainless steel is presented on the attractive triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel. The bidirectional rotating platinum bezel with raised markers surrounds the silver colored dial with luminous pie-cutter hands, outlined luminous cabochon dot and baton hour markers.

A magnified Cyclops window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. A screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Rolex Yacht Master women’s watch is 29mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

The Porsche Design Flat 6 Chronograph is a superlative automatic timepiece for men. This racing inspired Swiss-made watch is big on style and performance with a robust 44m diameter, 15mm thick case in black ion-plated stainless steel in contrasting brushed and polished surfaces. The high-performance black rubber strap adds to the dynamic good looks.

The lustrous rose gold-plated crown with fluted detail adds striking contrast on the case, while the exhibition skeleton case back lets you view the automatic movement inside.

Breitling Transocean Chronograph

The black dial features a tachymeter outer dial, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour sub-dials, a day and date window, luminous hands, luminous baton and Arabic numeral hour markers.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet.

Sparkling and alluring, the Breitling Transocean Chronograph is a splendid automatic watch for women. Shimmering round-cut diamonds create a dramatic focal point on the lustrous 18K rose gold bezel. The generous oversized case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright patina. The brown crocodile strap with contrasting white stitched detail has a deployment clasp for added convenience and security.

The brown metallic dial shines with small-second and 30-minute sub-dials, a date window at the 6 o’clock hour, luminous sword hands and baton hour markers.

Features include a 42-hour power reserve, water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet and a glare-proof, scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. The Breitling Transocean automatic women’s chronograph is 38mm in diameter, 15mm thick and has been awarded official Chronometer certification from the COSC.

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

IWC  automatic watch  image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Breitling By Air, Land & Sea…

Whether your journey takes you by land, air or sea, you’ll want a Breitling wristwatch by your side. This prominent Swiss watchmaker is renowned and highly regarded for their precision crafted timepieces and has been the top choice of pilots, deep-sea divers, military servicemen and race car drivers for generations.

The brand founded in 1884 by Leon Breitling in Jura Switzerland was instrumental in creating the world’s first independent chronograph push-piece in 1915, as well as creating the second independent push-piece in 1934. Breitling’s onboard aviation chronographs were employed by the British Royal Air Force on fighter planes during World War II.

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Breitling Chronomat 44

The Breitling brand today holds the distinction of being independently owned and operated. Breitling also holds the honor of being the only watchmaker to submit all of their timepieces: automatic, mechanical and quartz to the Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute for official Chronometer certification.

You’ll find an impressive array of Breitling men’s and women’s watches at The Watchery, including highly sought-after styles from the Chronomat, TransOcean, SuperOcean, Colt, Galactic, Windrider, Chronospace and Montbrillant collections.

The Breitling Chronomat 44 Automatic GMT Chronometer is the quintessential pilot’s watch. This outstanding automatic men’s chronograph watch features the contoured round case and matching multi-link bracelet in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow.

The bidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel surrounds the black dial with a tachymeter outer dial, three silver-tone sub-dials, a red GMT hand, luminous sword hands and luminous hour markers. Features include a date window at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

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Breitling Evolution

Additional features include a 70-hour power reserve, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. The Breitling Chronomat 44 Automatic GMT men’s chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

Although the brand is highly regarded for its aviation watches, Breitling also produces exemplary diving watches too. The Breitling Chronomat Evolution Automatic Chronograph is an outstanding diver’s watch with water-resistance to 300 meters or 1,000 feet.

This outstanding automatic chronometer features the contoured round case in polished premium grade stainless steel, presented on a high-performance black rubber strap. The unidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel with raised markers surrounds the patterned grey dial with three sub-dials, a date window at the 3 o’clock hour, luminous hands and hour markers.

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Breitling Evolution

Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers. Additional features include a glare proof, scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back. The Breitling Chronomat Evolution Automatic Chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

Your wrist will certainly be on the fast track with the Breitling Transocean Automatic Chronograph. This dynamic men’s timepiece has been awarded official Chronometer certification and features a contoured round case in polished premium grade stainless steel, presented on a handsome black leather strap with contrasting white stitched detail.

The raised polished steel bezel surrounds the black dial with a tachymeter outer dial, small-second and 30-minute sub-dials, luminous silver colored baton hands and 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, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Breitling Transocean Automatic Chronograph is 38mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

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Breitling SuperOcean

With water-resistance to 500 meters or 1,650 feet the Breitling Limited-Edition SuperOcean Automatic Chronograph is an extraordinary diver’s watch. This premium crafted men’s automatic watch has been awarded official Chronometer certification by the COSC and features the premium grade stainless steel case and matching triple-link bracelet in a highly polished, mirror-bright finish.

The unidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel has a coin-edge rim and red top ring with screened markers. The legible black dial features three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date window at the 3 o’clock hour, 60-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers.

Additional features include a glare proof, scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back. The Breitling Limited-Edition SuperOcean Automatic Chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 17mm thick.

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

Time For A New Breitling?

The expression “timing is everything” as well as “being at the right place at the right time” certainly holds true for Breitling Watches. The brand emerged from a cult-like status as a navigational watch for pilots and aviation aficionados to a highly prominent and popular watch brand in the 1990’s.

Although Breitling an independent, family-owned watchmaker for over for over 132 years, increased its brand marketing during this period, it also benefited from an non-official brand ambassador Jerry Seinfeld, who sported many of the brand’s timepieces on his widely popular TV program Seinfeld during this era.

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Breitling Navitimer

Millions of viewers tuned in weekly to the highly rated Seinfeld program, which aired from 1989 to 1997 and had a viewership of 73 million viewers on its final episode in 1997. Seinfeld, an avid Breitling fan owns over 50 different models, which he wore throughout the duration of the show.

Today, actor John Travolta, soccer legend David Beckham and hockey player Wayne Gretzky are the current Breitling ambassadors, who appear in the brand’s current display advertisements. Seinfeld can be seen wearing his Breitling collection on syndicated re-runs of his popular show and current online program Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.

Whether you’re looking a make your first Breitling watch purchase or add another impressive timepiece to your collection, you may want to check out TheWatchery.com this week for Breitling new arrivals for men and women in popular styles from the Navitimer, Transocean, SuperOcean, Chronomat and Galactic collections.

You don’t have to look any further than the Breitling Navitimer Automatic Chronograph for the quintessential Breitling watch choice. This legendary timepiece classic has been the top choice for professional pilots and aviation pros since it debuted more than 63 years ago in 1953

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Breitling Chronomat

The highly pronounced case in premium grade stainless steel and matching multi-link stainless steel bracelet are highly polished to a lustrous glow. The slide-rule bezel with a handsome coin-edge rim surrounds the blue dial with three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and baton hour markers.

Features include a moon phase window, small-second/date, 30-minute/month and 12-hour/day registers. Additional features include a glare-proof scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and a 42-hour power reserve. Breitling Navitimer Automatic men’s chronograph is 46mm in diameter, 15mm thick and water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

The Breitling Chronomat 41 Chronograph is another outstanding selection. This precision crafted automatic men’s watch is debonair and urbane in premium grade stainless steel and 18K rose gold. The outstanding 41mm diameter, 16mm thick case is polished stainless steel is presented on the handsome vertical-link bracelet in polished stainless steel with 18K rose gold accent links.

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Breitling Transocean

The unidirectional rotating 18K rose gold bezel with raised markers surrounds the Mother-of-Pearl dial with three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date window at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers.

Additional features include an anti-reflective sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 300 meters or 1,000 feet. The premium Swiss-made automatic movement inside has a 70-hour power reserve.

The Breitling Transocean Automatic Chronograph is another exemplary selection. This elegant and sporty men’s timepiece makes a striking statement on the wrist in premium grade stainless steel and leather. The contoured round case in polished stainless steel is presented on a handsome black leather strap with contrasting white stitched detail.

The attractive black dial has a tachymeter outer dial, two sub-dials, luminous silver-tone hands and baton hour markers. Features include a date window at the 6 o’clock hour, small-second and 30-minute countdown timers.

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Breitling Galactic

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. Breitling Transocean men’s chronograph is 38mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

The new Breitling Galactic watch for women is sleekly styled and exceptionally stylish. The classic contemporary styling features the round contoured case in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a mirror-bright patina. The attractive vertical link bracelet in polished stainless steel and 18K yellow gold add to the striking design.

The 18K yellow gold bezel with raised markers encircles the beige colored dial with a fluted center background, yellow gold-tone luminous hands and 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 for precise time-keeping accuracy and a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Breitling Galactic watch is 32mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

Each Breitling watch featured on this page has been awarded official Chronometer certification from the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

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

Breitling watch image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

What Makes You Move?

Whether you’re considering making your first major watch acquisition or looking to enhance your timepiece collection, there are many aspects to take into consideration, especially the watch type, brand, characteristics, cost and movement.

Once you’ve settled on a specific brand or brands, the style and cost of your new timepiece, you’re left with deciding upon which watch movement will be right for you – automatic, mechanical or quartz. Each movement has both its advantages and disadvantages too.

Mechanical watches feature time-honored precision and craftsmanship and hold the distinction of being the oldest watch movement around, dating back to the early 17th Century. Mechanical watches have a spring driven mechanism inside and are powered by a series of gears oscillating back and forth at a constant rate. The one caveat with owning a mechanical watch is that it must be wound by hand on an almost daily basis.

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Breitling Windrider Automatic Chronograph

Automatic watches feature a built-in mainspring mechanism that wind automatically from the natural motion of the user’s wrist and provides sufficient energy to keep the movement running without manual winding. Automatic watches however must be worn almost continuously to keep the movement inside running and require a watch winder when not in use.

Quartz watches have a vibrating quartz mineral inside that operates with a battery that converts the vibrations into power and time. They do not require self or manual winding. However, the batteries inside must be changed periodically over a period of anywhere from eighteen to thirty-six months.

The three movements are the focus of attention this week at TheWatchery.com and many prominent highly sought-after timepieces featuring Automatic, Mechanical and Quartz movements are featured in the promotion, including styles from Rolex, Cartier, Breitling, Ebel, Bedat & Co. Perrelet, De Grisogono, Maurice Lacroix, Rado, Corum, Eterna, Bulova Accu-Swiss, Invicta, Lucien Piccard, Ingersoll, Tissot, Movado, Raymond Weil, Citizen, Luminox and more.

The Breitling Windrider Chronograph is an outstanding automatic timepiece selection. This premium crafted Swiss-made men’s timepiece has been awarded official Chronometer certification from the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

The round contoured case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The matching multi-link bracelet in polished premium grade stainless steel has a fold-over safety clasp for added security.

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Bulova Accu-Swiss Gemini Mechanical Watch For Men

The unidirectional rotating bezel with engraved markers surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, luminous silver-tone outlined hands and hour markers. Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

Additional features include an anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 500 meters or 1,650 feet. Breitling Windrider men’s chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 17 mm thick.

The Bulova Accu-Swiss Gemini men’s watch is an exemplary mechanical watch selection. This classic contemporary Swiss-made timepiece is sleek and appealing in stainless steel and leather. The perfectly round case in highly polished stainless steel is presented on a handsome textured black leather strap with a lightly distressed finish for a time-worn look and contrasting white stitched detail. The strap has a push-button deployment clasp for added security and convenience.

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Luminox Limited-Edition Tony Kanan Quartz Chronograph

The integrated, raised polished steel bezel surrounds the black dial with a small-second sub-dial, luminous baton hands and highly legible, luminous Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Bulova Accu-Swiss Gemini men’s watch is 42mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

The Luminox Limited-Edition Tony Kanan Chronograph is an excellent quartz watch that will keep your wrist on the fast track. This Swiss-made racing inspired men’s watch captures the vigorous spirit and high-speed dynamic the Brazilian race car driver is noted for.

The asymmetrical cushion-shaped case in lustrous black polycarbonate is remarkably durable and extremely lightweight. Polycarbonate is a material used in bullet-proof vests. The rugged black leather strap with two white stripes adds to the racing inspired styling.

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Citizen Eco-Drive World Time A-T Multi-Function Watch – Hybird Quartz

The multi-layered dial feature a tachymeter outer dial surrounding a racing flag circle, three sub-dials, luminous silver-tone hands, an automatic date window, baton and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include 1/10th of a second, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers.

Additional features include premium Swiss made quartz movement inside, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Luminox Limited-Edition Tony Kanan Chronograph is 44mm wide and 16mm thick.

Hybrid quartz movement watches feature state-of-the-art, modern technology incorporating quartz powered movement with solar and kinetic technology. Citizen pioneered solar powered watches with its Eco-Drive watch collections, first introduced in the 1970’s and introduced to the general public in the mid 1990’s. Eco-Drive quartz watches have a built-in solar chip and are powered by sunlight or any other light source and will never require a new battery.

The Citizen Eco-Drive World Time A-T multi-function watch features the patented solar technology, along with atomic time-keeping technology, which receives radio signals from designated atomic time towers around the world for precise time-keeping accuracy.

This radio controlled Atomic watch synchronizes with the national atomic clock in Fort Wayne, CO. The round, contoured case in polished stainless steel case is presented on a handsome multi-link bracelet in brushed steel with polished rose gold-tone steel accents.

The polished rose gold-tone steel bezel surrounds the rotating inner bezel, which features the time-zones from 26 cities across the globe that operates with one of the push-pieces adjacent to the crown.

The metallic gray dial has a perpetual date calendar and day-of-the-week window, 24-hour and alarm sub-dials, luminous hands and orange arrow world time hand, raised baton and Arabic numeral hour markers. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial. Citizen Eco-Drive World Time A-T watch is 43mm in diameter, 13mm thick and is water-resistant to 200 meters or 660 feet.

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

Watch interior movement image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

High-End Chronological Time

The term chronograph comes from the Greek phrases for time; “chronos” and writing: “graph” and it is interpreted more today to be about the recording of time rather than the writing of time. In fact the annotation of term chronological is “arranged in the order of time.”

Although numerous watches may boast having a chronograph function, a true chronograph is a timepiece with both independent stop watch and display functions on the dial. Both Breitling and TAG Heuer were instrumental in the development of chronographs.

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Breitling Windrider Chronomat

In 1882 Edouard Heuer introduced the first independent chronograph stop-watch function on a pocket watch. He followed five years later with the development of an oscillating pinion mechanism, a movement which is currently still used in the craftsmanship of mechanical chronographs by many watchmakers.

Heuer later introduced the first wristwatch chronograph in 1914 and the Micrograph two year later, which holds the distinction of being the very first stopwatch accurate to 1/100th of a second.

Breitling is responsible for the development of the push-pieces, which operate the stop-watch functions on a chronograph. In 1915, the brand launched the first independent chronograph push-piece. It perfected the system of stop/start functions on its chronographs in 1923, developing a resetting mechanism useful for the timing of sporting events and calculation of flight times. In 1934, Breitling accomplished a breakthrough in horological history with the development of the second independent reset push-piece for its chronographs.

Premium chronograph watches from Breitling, Corum, Porsche Design, IWC, Chopard, Oris, Ebel, Raymond Weil, Luminox, Bell & Ross, Apina and more are highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com during our High-End Men’s Chronograph Event.  Over 87 popular models are featured in the promotion, including both automatic and quartz styles.

The Breitling Windrider Chronomat Flying Fish Chronograph is exceptional choice. This premium crafted Swiss-made men’s automatic watch has been awarded official Chronometer Certification from the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

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Oris Artix

The round, contoured case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The case is presented on a handsome multi-link bracelet in polished stainless steel. The unidirectional rotating bezel in stainless steel features legible engraved markers. The black dial features small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour sub-dials, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include a glare proof, scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water resistance to 500 meters or 1,650 feet. Breitling Windrider Chronomat is 44mm in diameter and 17mm thick.

Oris is a brand highly regarded for its state-of-the-art automatic and mechanical watch movements. The Oris Artix Automatic Chronograph offers a highly distinguished profile for today’s man with a brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel case, presented on a black alligator-textured leather strap with a deployment clasp closure for added convenience.

The integrated, stationary bezel surrounds the black dial with three subdials, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.

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Chopard Imperiale

Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Oris Artix men’s chronograph is 44m in diameter and 16mm thick.

Master-jeweler Chopard is celebrated for its luxury high-end timepieces and the Chopard Imperiale Automatic Chronograph does not disappoint. This impeccably crafted men’s timepiece features classic architectural inspired styling with a perfectly round case and horizontal link bracelet attached by column design lugs. Both the case and bracelet are crafted in premium grade stainless steel and are highly polished to a lustrous patina.

A blue cabochon-cut stone on the granular crown adds distinction. The stationary bezel surrounds the chronograph dial with a silver-colored sunray outer dial, Mother-of-Pearl center, three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

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Bell & Ross Pilot

Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Chopard Imperiale Automatic Chronograph is 40mm in diameter and 9mm thick.

Bell & Ross is noted for its  professional wristwatches and you’re certain to soar to new heights with the Bell & Ross Pilot Chronograph for men on your wrist. This high-performance wristwatch has a round contoured case in premium grade stainless steel in a satiny brushed finish. The attractive horizontal link bracelet in brushed stainless steel has a fold-over locking clasp for added security.

The metallic silver-colored dial has a tachymeter outer dial, three sub-dials, automatic day and date windows, black outlined luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. 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 200 meters or 660 feet. Bell & Ross Pilot men’s chronograph is 41mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

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

Oris chronograph watch image courtesy of Wiki Commons

Automatic Time Classics…

The art of fine watchmaking can certainly be defined by the expert craftsmanship and high-quality materials featured in a timepiece, as well as the meticulous automatic or mechanical movement inside. Just like a well-crafted high-end automobile, all of the elements of a luxury wristwatch work harmoniously together to create a true masterpiece of precision and design.

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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club

Serious watch collectors and aficionados would concur that the ultra-precise automatic or mechanical movement inside is perhaps one of the most important features to consider when purchasing a watch. Mechanical watches have a spring-driven mechanism and are powered by a series of gears oscillating back and forth at a constant rate. Automatic watches on the other hand feature an oscillating weight that moves up and down and operate at the motion of the wrist when in use.

Mechanical watches require manual winding on an almost daily basis to keep the movement running properly, while automatic models remain running when in use and require a watch winder when not in use.

Luxury high-end automatic watches are featured this week at TheWatchery.com with our Automatic Time Event. Over 335 automatic watches are highlighted in the promotion, including styles from Rolex, IWC, Cartier, Breitling, Porsche Design, Ebel, DeGrisogono, Greco, Perrelet, Greco, Corum, Bell & Ross and Bvlgari.

IWC, the International Watch is perhaps one of the most respected and revered Swiss watchmakers in the world today. The brand’s fine timepieces stand high above the rest and the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Automatic Chronograph for men is an extraordinary choice.

The perfectly round case in premium grade stainless steel has a satiny brushed finish. The high-performance black rubber strap with textured detail adds to striking good looks and has a deployment clasp closure for added convenience.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust

The stationary integrated bezel surrounds the legible black dial with two-subdials, a white outer dial with minute indexes, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date window, 60-minute and 12-hour registers.

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate 38-jewel automatic movement inside. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 60 meters. IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Automatic Chronograph is 43mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

For generations the Rolex name has been synonymous with precision crafted automatic timepieces, since many of the brand’s models for both men and women feature intricate automatic movements inside. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Automatic watch is certain to impress in premium grade stainless steel and 18K yellow gold.

This outstanding men’s watch has been awarded Chronometer certification by the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute). The handsome Tonneau shaped case in premium grade stainless steel has a lustrous, mirror-bright finish. The case in presented on the signature Jubilee bracelet in premium grade stainless steel with polished 18K yellow gold accent links.

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Porsche Design Dashboard

The Rolex signature fluted bezel in polished 18K yellow gold surrounds the metallic gold colored dial with polished baton hands, raised Roman numeral hour markers and a magnified Cyclops date window at the 3 o’clock hour.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above dial, along with a screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust men’s watch is 36mm wide and 12mm thick.

Although Porsche Design is a relative newcomer in the world of horology, the brand’s watches are produced by legendary watchmaker Eterna, a brand Porsche Design purchased in 1999. The Porsche Design Dashboard Automatic men’s chronograph offers Swiss time-keeping excellence at its finest.

The contoured, perfectly round case in 18K rose gold has a satiny brushed finish and is presented on a supple black calfskin strap. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you view the automatic movement inside. The integrated, stationary 18K rose gold bezel encircles the black dial with a tachymeter outer dial, three sub-dials, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers.

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Breitling Chronospace

Features include an automatic date window at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. Additional 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. Porsche Design Dashboard Automatic men’s chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

Breitling is another pre-eminent Swiss watchmaker renowned for its precision automatic timepieces. The Breitling Chronospace Automatic Chronograph for men is a testament to the brand’s superlative craftsmanship and design. The highly pronounced case in brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel is presented on the signature link bracelet in brushed stainless steel.

The bidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel with a U-notched detail edged rim surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and outlined square hour markers. Features an automatic date calendar, 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 200 meters or 660 feet. Breitling Chronospace Automatic Chronograph is 46mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

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

IWC vintage watch image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

 

Great Diving Adventures…

As summer is at its peak and both the month of August and the back-to-school season looms in the horizon, many of us are planning late summer getaways to destinations ranging from tropical seaside resorts and mountainous hiking retreats to European tours and Mediterranean cruises.

Whether you’re vacationing off the shores of the Virgin Islands or the Greek Isles this late Summer, deep sea diving adventures, water sports and recreation will probably be on your vacation itinerary.

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Breitling Chronomat Flying Fish

There is no better time than now to plan ahead for your forthcoming vacation and find a diving watch to complement your seafaring expeditions.

We’ve hand-selected a few of our favorite Diving watches at TheWatchery.com for you from some of the very best names in horology: Breitling, TAG Heuer, Omega and Oris. Not only do each of these premium crafted timepieces features precision Swiss-made automatic movement inside, each is also water-resistant to 500 meters or more.

Although Breitling is renowned for its aviator inspired timepieces, the brand’s deep-sea divers’ watches are in a league of their own. The Breitling Chronomat 44 Flying Fish automatic chronograph is an extraordinary diver’s watch with water-resistance to 500 meters or 1,650 feet. This dynamic and vigorous men’s timepiece features the premium grade stainless steel case in a brushed and polished finish, presented on a high-performance black rubber strap.

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TAG Heuer Aquaracer

The unidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel with engraved markers surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date window, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

Additional features include a glare-proof, scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, a locking screw-down crown and case back, along with a 70-hour power reserve. Breitling automatic men’s watch is 44mm in diameter, 16mm thick and has been awarded Chronometer Certification from the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

In the early 2000’s TAG Heuer set out to create the quintessential diver’s watch series with it Aquaracer timepiece collection. The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Automatic Chronograph for men is an outstanding diver’s watch with water-resistance to 500 meters and a helium escape valve that provides added security when resurfacing from the deep sea.

The dynamic titanium carbide coated case in black ion-plated stainless steel case is presented on a durable black rubber strap with striking textured detail and a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience.

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

The titanium unidirectional rotating bezel with engraved markers surrounds the textured black dial with three sub-dials, an automatic date window, luminous baton hands and hour markers. Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. Additional features include a glare-proof sapphire crystal above the dial, locking screw-down crown and case back. TAG Heuer Aquaracer automatic men’s watch is 44mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

Omega is a brand synonymous with deep-sea diving. The brand’s Seamaster timepiece has been the go-to diver’s watch by professional divers and diving enthusiasts for decades. The Seamaster Planet Ocean Automatic men’s chronograph lives up to its seafaring  name with a built-in helium escape valve and water-resistance to 600 meters.

The outstanding premium-grade stainless steel case in a brushed and polished finish is presented on the signature triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel with a push-button clasp and wet-suit extension.

The unidirectional rotating bezel has u-notched outer rim and a bright orange top ring. The legible black dial features small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour sub-dials, along with an automatic date window, luminous sword hands and luminous baton hour markers.

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Oris Col Moschin Limited-Edition

Features include a 52-hour power reserve, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal this is glare-proof, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back. Omega Seamaster watch is 38mm in diameter, 16mm thick and has been awarded Chronometer Certification from the COSC.

With water-resistance to 1,000 meter or 3,300 feet, the Oris Col Moschin Limited-Edition Titan Pro Diver stands high above the rest. Oris collaborated with the Italian Special Forces regiment to create the ultimate diver’s watch.

The robust 48mm diameter, 16mm thick case in ultra-light, ultra-durable titanium case has a brushed gunmetal gray finish. Titanium which is non-corrosive to salt water is  considered the best metal for deep-sea diving. The case is presented on the outstanding black rubber strap with an adjustable push-button deployment clasp.

The tungsten bidirectional rotating bezel features the Oris patented Rotation Safety System which lifts and sets the outer bezel timer scale to safely set dive times and ensures the timer cannot be accidentally moved. The automatic helium escape valve offers security when resurfacing from the depths of the deep sea.

The black dial shines with Super Luminova hands and hour makers, along with a 42-hour power reserve window. The 21-jewel automatic movement inside assures you or precise time-keeping accuracy. Features include a screw-down crown and titanium case back, along with a glare-proof sapphire crystal above the dial.

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

Underwater diving image of deep sea coral in Belize courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Breitling Watches: The Sky’s The Limit!

Often a watchmaker’s emblem or logo says a lot about the brand. The crown emblem on Rolex timepieces symbolizes the brand’s long-standing association with royalty and heads of state. The Greek letter logo on Omega watches actually stands for the name Omega, a phrase also used to describe a popular jewelry link chain in bracelets and necklaces. The indented cabochon dot has long been used on Movado watch dials since the brand featured the design on its Museum watch in 1947.

Wings have long been associated with flying and aviation watches and no two watch brands with wing insignias easier to mind than Breitling and Longines. In the early 1920’s Longines developed navigational watches for the International Aeronautical Federation used by aviation pioneers of the era and soon incorporated wings into their brand emblem, which still remains today.BREITLING-A2336035-BA68

Breitling has long been the consummate pilot watchmaker for decades, since the brand first produced onboard chronographs used on aircraft cockpits in the 1930’s. During World War II, the British Royal Air Force equipped their fighter planes with Breitling timepieces for air strike missions.

The Breitling Navitimer mechanical chronograph with a circular slide-rule bezel for navigation related calculations was introduced in 1952.  This heralded pilot’s watch is still in production today and remains a top watch choice for professional pilots throughout the world.

The brand is highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com with the Sky’s The Limit: Breitling Watch Event, featuring popular styles from the Chronomat, Chronospace, Superocean and Transocean collections at exceptional savings.

An accomplishment in time-keeping excellence, the Breitling Chronospace automatic chronograph for men is expertly crafted inside and out. The generously appointed case in premium grade stainless steel is an impressive 46mm in diameter and 15mm thick. The attractive triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel adds to the bold, masculine design.BREITLING-CB14012-G713-431X

The bidirectional rotating slide-rule bezel in stainless steel features distinctive U-notched detail. The intricate black dial shines with three sub-dials, luminous sword hands, Arabic and square shaped hour markers. Feature include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made automatic movement inside and a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 200 meters.

The Breitling Chronomat 41 Automatic men’s chronograph makes a statement in 18K Rose gold and stainless steel. The 41mm diameter case in premium-grade stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The 18K rose gold unidirectional rotating bezel, crown and push-pieces add striking contrast. The handsome brown leather strap with white stitched detail completes the look.

The bright silver-colored dial with three gold tone sub-dials features luminous skeletons hands and baton hour markers. Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, Swiss-made automatic movement inside along with a screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 300 meters.BREITLING-A1335611-E519

The Breitling Chronomat Evolution is ideal for seafaring adventures with a polished premium grade stainless steel case and high-performance black rubber strap with pierced detail, ideal for deep-sea diving. The unidirectional rotating bezel in stainless steel surrounds the attractive light gray dial with a tachymeter outer dial, three subdials, an automatic date calendar, luminous hands and hour markers.

The locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 300 meters. Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and precise Swiss-made quartz movement. Chronomat Evolution is 44mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

Each of these Breitling watches is awarded official Chronometer certification from the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

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

 

World Time Options

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Red Line Compressor

International businessmen and season travelers would concur that a world time or dual time zone watch is beneficial not only when traveling but also communicating with colleagues and business associates in other parts of the world.

It’s not unusual for travelers to correspond with family and friends in other parts of the world, or for businessmen to daily contact clients, supplier and workers in other parts of the globe. A World Time zone watch provides a great reference to alternate time zones and helps avoid correspondence either too early or too late in the day.

Global time watches are highlighted this week at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com with the site’s World Time Watches event.

Over 60 popular global time wristwatches are featured in the promotion, including highly regarded and revered styles from Breitling, Lucien Piccard, Maurice Lacroix, Citizen, Red Line, Invicta, Akribos XXIV, Ritmo Mundo and Glam Rock.

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Lucien Piccard Matador

The selection includes GMT and dual-time wristwatches, along with digital models with multiple time zone read-outs on the dial to analog models with various time zones on the outer dial and bezel.

The Red Line Compressor men’s watch is an outstanding look and value for a world time zone wristwatch. The impressive 45mm case in stainless steel features the stationary bezel with a striking coin-edge rim and attractive white silicone strap. The white dial with luminous hands and red Arabic 12/24 hour markers has a rotating world time zone outer dial that adjusts with the second crown adjacent to the 10 o’clock hour.

The Lucien Piccard Matador GMT Automatic men’s wristwatch is another great choice and value. This prestigious men’s automatic timepiece has a lustrous 46mm diameter case in premium grade stainless steel presented on a handsome black leather strap with embossed detail.

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Citizen Eco-Drive Skyhawk A-T

The attractive dial with a black textured background features two open heart windows displaying the dual automatic mechanism inside, along with a power reserve indicator, luminous hands, a red arrow GMT and Roman numeral hour markers.

The Citizen Eco-Drive Skyhawk A-T digital/analog chronograph is excellent world time-keeper. Outstanding men’s watch features the 46mm diameter stainless steel case presented on a matching multi-link bracelet in stainless steel.

The black bidirectional rotating slide-rule bezel surrounds the black analog/digital dial with luminous hands and hour markers, a power reserve, 24-hour and UTC 24-hour sub-dial. Additional features include digital read-outs for 43 cities across the world, chronograph and perpetual calendar features along with atomic time-keeping that synchronizes with the national atomic clock in Fort Wayne, CO.

The patented Eco-Drive quartz movement is powered by the sun or any other light source and will never require a new battery.

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Breitling Chronomat GMT

The Breitling Chronomat GMT automatic men’s watch is a superlative high-end world time watch. The generous oversized case, a strapping 47mm in diameter and 18mm thick in premium grade stainless steel is presented on the signature multi-link bracelet in brushed and polished steel.

A unidirectional rotating bezel surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, a GMT hand, luminous hands and hour markers. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.

Chronograph features official Chronometer certification from the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute) and has a screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 200 meters.

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

Trunk Show Watch Finds!

Trunk shows are popular and viable events for fashion designers and design houses to exhibit their goods at exclusive venues for a limited time. Once the limited event is over, the show moves to another location, usually in another city. Hence, the trunk show moniker is more of a metaphorical trade term, since the promotion is  a traveling event and no trunks may actually be used.

The promotion is extremely popular in both the bridal and jewelry fields, since they allow retailers the opportunity to showcase exclusive one-of-a-kind fashions and jewelry creations, they would not normally carry in their shops.

Bridal trunk shows from popular fashion designers Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors are widely attended by newly engaged brides to not only give them ideas for their wedding day, but make important selections for the big day as well.BREITLING-RB0210B3-BC19-SD

Prestigious jewelers such as Cartier, Harry Winston, Bvlgari and Tiffany hold trunk show events at their boutiques and select department stores across the nation to showcase limited edition, vintage and estate items to their exclusive clientele.

Luxury retailer TheWatchery.com is having their own Trunk Show Event this week featuring pre-owned estate and store display models from today’s most sought-after prominent watchmakers, including Frederique Constant, TAG Heuer, Bvlgari, Cartier, Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Bedat & Co., Maurice Lacroix and Accutron by Bulova.

The Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute 1962 Mechanical timepiece in 18K rose gold is an excellent choice. This limited-edition and numbered premium-crafted timepiece has an impressive round shaped case in 18K rose gold, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The handsome black leather strap with contrasting white stitched detail has a deployment clasp for added convenience.

The bidirectional rotating slide-rule bezel with a distinctive coin-edge rim encircles black dial with a white outer dial, 3-subdials, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include a small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

Additional features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, water-resistance to 30 meters and precisions Swiss-made mechanical movement.

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