Category Archives: Chanel Watches

Quintessential Watches For Mother’s Day…

In celebration of Mother’s Day May 8th, we’re highlighting luxury watch brands this week founded by women. Bédat & Co, is the quintessential watch brand for women, established in 1996 by watchmaker Simone Bédat to produce distinctively feminine timepieces for women. Not only is Bédat & Co.founded by women, all of the watches in this prestigious  brand’s assortment are made expressly for women.

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Bedat & Co. No 1 Automatic

Bedat sought out to create premium crafted timepieces for women with exceptional feminine appeal and sensibilities in an industry that normally offered  smaller-scale men’s watch styles to the female market at the time.

Each Bédat watch is crafted in Switzerland and the brand was one of the first watchmakers to feature premium quality Wesselton diamonds in their timepiece collections.

The Bédat & Co. No. 1 Automatic diamond watch is an extraordinary Mother’s Day choice. This exquisitely crafted women’s watch features brilliant, premium-grade round cut diamonds pave-set to glowing perfection on the bezel and case sides. The contoured square case in stainless steel is highly-polished to a mirror-bright patina. The supple black alligator strap with a deployment clasp closure adds to the luxurious good looks.

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Ebel Classic Wave Mini

The widescreen silver guilloche dial shines with luminous sword hands, ten sparkling diamond hour markers and an automatic date window. Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, precision Swiss-made automatic movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters. Bédat & Co. watch is 30mm wide and 10mm thick.

Ebel watches have  been a Mother’s Day gift favorite for decades. The  brand was founded in 1911 by Alice Levy and her husband Eugene Blum. The two pioneered many milestones in watchmaking history, including the strap wrist watch in 1912 and the diamond jewelry watch ring in 1914. The Blum’s children and grandchildren have carried on the brand’s tradition of time-keeping excellence.

These exemplary standards are currently presented in the Ebel Mini Classic Wave diamond watch for women. Dazzling and diminutive in size, this exquisitely crafted timepiece features 30 round-cut diamonds, pave-set on the perfectly round bezel. The contoured case in brushed and polished stainless steel is presented on the signature wave bracelet in lustrous stainless steel, with a polished mirror-bright finish. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with polished silver-tone hands, Roman numeral half-hour markers and 10 sparkling diamond hour markers.

Features include a scratch resistant-sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 30 meters. Ebel women’s watch is 27mm in diameter and 7mm thick.

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Chanel J-12 Diamond Ceramic Watch

Although legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel did not parent any children she is certainly considered the Mother of fashion creations for her numerous fashion innovations. In the 1920’s Chanel introduced men’s trousers in her women’s sportswear collection. A fashion first at a time when women were delegated to wearing skirts and dresses.

Chanel is also known for introducing the Little Black Dress” in her early collections during the 1920’s as well. The original, a sheath cocktail dress with long sleeves and tailored in silk and crepe de chine is still popular today in its many updated versions, almost a century later. The designer is also responsible for making a costume jewelry a fashion mainstay too.

In the early 2000’s the Chanel brand made lustrous ceramic wristwatches a fashion must-have with the introduction of the J-Series diamond ceramic watches. Lustrous and glowing with radiance, the Chanel J-12 women’s watch is pure glamour on the wrist.  Two rows of shimmering round-cut diamonds cast a magical glow on the round bezel with a v-notched edged rim. The high-tech black ceramic case and bracelet are lustrous and alluring.

The black dial shines with luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. 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. Chanel watch is 33mm in diameter, 11mm thick and features quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside.

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

High-Tech Rado Time

In the world of fashion and horology, numerous watchmakers have held claims of starting a fashion or a trend. For example, the popularity of large oversized wristwatches and chronographs is greatly attributed to designer Michael Kors introduction of oversized women’s timepieces and chronographs in the late 2000’s.

Yet,  TechnoMarine was one of the very first watchmakers to introduce women’s chronographs and  oversized timepieces almost a decade earlier in 2000.

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Rado DiaStar

The J12 Ceramic watch introduced by renowned French fashion house Chanel in 2000  started the ceramic fashion watch trend, which continues to remain popular sixteen years later. Chanel however was not the first watchmaker to utilize ceramic in its watch cases and bracelet. Since 1986, Rado watches have been featuring high-tech ceramic material in their men’s and women’s watches.

Founded in 1917 in Lengnau, Switzerland as the Schlup & Co. Watch Factory, the brand originally produced watch movements for other watchmakers. In the 1950’s the company began to produce and sell their own watches under the Rado name.

In 1960 Rado introduced the DiaStar, the world’s first scratchproof watch featuring a blend of sapphire crystal and hard metal on the case and bracelet. The Rado Integral introduced in 1986, revolutionized the industry becoming the first watch to feature a high-ceramic bracelet.

The brand’s Sintra watch introduced in 1993 was the first timepiece to feature cermet, a titanium and ceramic material, while in 1998 Rado introduced the Ceramica collection, featuring cases and bracelets crafted in high-tech ceramic and featuring metallic colored finishes without the use of metal.

In addition to introducing ceramic material timepieces, Rado has also been in instrumental in the development of using tungsten carbide and titanium carbide watches in their collection.

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Rado D-Star Automatic

You’ll find many innovative Rado Watches for men and women at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com, including styles from the brand’s updated DiaStar, Sintra, R5.5 , D-Star,  True and HyperChrome collections.

The Rado D-Star Automatic watch is a real stand-out. Impressive in design, this 40mm diameter, 11mm thick unisex black ceramic watch is ideal for both men and women. The lustrous, high-tech black ceramic case and matching triple-link bracelet are durable, scratch-resistant and hypoallergenic.

The highly attractive textured black dial shines with gold- tone outlined luminous hands and hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. The premium Swiss-made automatic movement inside will never require a new battery.

Additional features include a double locking butterfly clasp on the bracelet, scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial along with water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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

Love Is In The Air…

Valentine’s Day by far is the most romantic of holidays. Numerous couple celebrate their engagements, weddings and anniversaries on this day. For centuries, romantic lovers have expressed have expressed their adoration for each other bestowing gifts of flower, candy and fine jewelry.

While flowers and candy are always popular choices, a premium high-end timepiece is a Valentines’ Day gift they will treasure now and for always. This week luxury retailer TheWatchery.com is presenting an Estate Timepieces For Your Love Event featuring luxurious pre-owned timepieces for men and women at exceptional sale prices.

Prestigious high-end estate and store display timepieces from Cartier, Rolex, Baume & Mercier, Corum, Zenith, Gucci, MontBlanc, Tudor, Oris, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Blacnpain, Chanel, Eterna, Omega, Luminox, Bell & Ross, TAG Heuer, Raymond Weil and Zenith are featured in the week-long promotion.CHANEL-H2565-SD

Each pristine  pre-owned timepiece at TheWatchery.com is expertly restored with the original manufacturer parts and passes a comprehensive 30-point inspection.

You do not have to look any further than luxurious Chanel and Zenith wristwatches for the special woman or man in your life, respectively.

Beset with glamour and brilliance the Chanel J-12 Chromatic Diamond watch for women glistens in gray titanium colored ceramic and diamonds. The contoured round case and matching triple-link bracelet are crafted to perfection in premium high-tech ceramic for high-gloss drama.

Shimmering round-cut diamonds create a dramatic circle of intrigue on the perfectly round stainless steel bezel with v-notched edge detail. A gray cabochon-cut stone tops the stainless steel bezel with fluted detail.

ZENITH-03-0550-400-01-SDThe attractive gray dial shines with titanium colored baton hands, polished Arabic numeral quarter hour markers and eight inlaid diamond hour markers. Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, water-resistance to 50 meters and premium Swiss made quartz movement. Women’s watch is 33mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

The Zenith El Primero Automatic Men’s Chronograph offers triumphant precision and design. The elongated rectangular-shaped case in polished, premium grade stainless steel is presented on a matching link bracelet in satin finished steel with polished steel trim.

The patterned silver-colored dial has three sub-dials, skeleton hands, a tachymeter outer dial, an automatic date window and raised, polished silver tone Arabic numeral hour markers.  An exhibition skeleton caseback lets you see the intricate automatic Swiss-made movement inside.

Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers along with sapphire crystal above the dial. Men’s automatic watch is 36mm wide, 13mm thick and is water-resistant to 50 meters.

Complimentary delivery 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.

 

It’s Your Move…

Let’s face it, many of us purchase a watch based on its exterior aesthetics, magnitude and design.  Although luxury watches reflect both an air of prestige and status, they are also an indispensable fashion accessory today for both men and women.

The style, size and brand appeal of a timepiece are easily the very first factors we consider when making a watch purchase. Although many of us may take this for granted, the watch movement inside is another aspect we should seriously consider as well.

The movement of a watch, which is also known as the calibre is the interior engine that keeps the timepiece operating smoothly and precisely. There are three movements to consider when buying a watch: Mechanical, Automatic and Quartz.INVICTA-14630

A mechanical movement timepiece features Old-World precision and craftsmanship. It must be wound manually by hand over durations of time to remain operating precisely. Mechanical watches carry a centuries-old heritage of expert watchmaking and are the most costly to produce in regards to their bespoke quality.

An automatic watch features precision, self-winding mechanical movement inside and relies on the motion or movement of the wrist to remain operating smoothly. When not in use, an automatic watch will wind down in 10 to 72 hours depending upon the power reserve inside. A watch winder is recommended to keep an automatic watch operating when it is not in use.

Quartz movement watches offer the most accurate display of time and are powered by batteries, which have to be replaced about every 12 to 24 months. Quartz timepieces are usually more economical and are also considered a good value.

Interestingly, it is very easy to tell the difference between an automatic/mechanical watch and a quartz watch by the movement on the sweeping second hand. Automatic and mechanical watches have a smooth second hand operation that runs continuously in a fluid sweeping movement. Quartz models have a second hand operation with a pulsating repeated starting and stopping motion.CHANEL-H1008-J12-SD

You’ll find many prestigious mechanical, automatic and quartz timepieces for men and women at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com, including styles from today’s most sought-after watchmakers: Cartier, Maurice Lacroix, Breitling, Bvlgari, Omega, TAG Heuer, Ritmo Mundo, Invicta, Gucci, Movado, Jean Richard, Frederique Constant, Swiss Legend, Ebel, Chanel, Oris, Bulova, Maurice Lacroix, Eterna, Versace and Bedat & Co.

The Invicta Russian Diver men’s timepiece is an excellent mechanical watch choice. The premium-crafted Swiss-made timepiece has a contoured stainless steel case and handsome gray gator-textured leather strap. A skeleton dial and exhibition caseback lets you view the intricate mechanical movement inside. Watch is 53mm in diameter, 22mm thick and is water-resistant to 1,000 meters or 3,300 feet.

The Chanel J12 White Ceramic Diamond Chronograph is a splendid automatic watch choice for women. The premium white ceramic case is presented on a matching white ceramic bracelet. Two rows of shimmering round-cut diamonds dramatically adorn the lustrous stainless steel bezel. The white dial shines with three subdials, luminous baton hands and Arabic numeral hour markers.

Premium features include Swiss-made automatic movement inside, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Chronograph is 41mm in diameter and 14mm thick.

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You’re certain to arrive right on time with a Luminox F-117 Nighthawk quartz watch on your wrist. Outstanding men’s timepiece has a bold and masculine black ion-plated stainless steel case and matching bracelet. The black ion-plated steel unidirectional rotating bezel with screened markers encircles the black dial with a backlit outer dial, a date window, luminous sword hands and Arabic numeral hour markers.

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Watch is 45mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

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