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Luxury Holiday Gifts For Him & Her…

There’s nothing like the joy of the holidays and celebrating with loved ones and close friends, many of whom you’ll be exchanging special gifts with this year as well. It’s also especially gratifying when you give someone special an unforgettable holiday gift they will treasure for years to come.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Watch

Luxury high-end watches are on many individuals’ wish lists this year and we at The Watchery have curated a selection of exceptional luxury timepieces to consider for the special man or woman in your life.

With both Christmas and Hanukah taking place on December 25th this year there’s in a little than two weeks, there’s no better time than right now to select a special holiday gift certain to make their eyes become all a glow.

Rolex is one of the most sought-after watch brands in the world today and the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Men’s timepiece is a superlative selection. This exemplary crafted Swiss-made automatic watch is in a league of its own and holds the distinction of being awarded official Chronometer certification by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

The signature Tonneau shaped case in polished premium grade stainless steel is presented on the Rolex Jubilee bracelet in brushed stainless steel with polished 18K yellow gold center links.

The signature raised fluted bezel in polished 18K yellow gold surrounds champagne yellow gold-colored metallic dial with polished yellow gold-tone baton hands and raised Roman numeral hour markers. A magnified Cyclops window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

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Chopard Happy Sport Diamond Watch

Features include a glare-proof 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. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Men’s watch is 36mm wide and 12mm thick.

Diamond watches are a popular holiday favorite for women and the Chopard Happy Sport Diamond Watch in 18K rose gold is a spectacular gift selection. Beset with brilliance and glamour, this exquisite Swiss-made women’s watch is crafted to perfection with a contoured round case and matching vertical link bracelet in 18K rose gold, highly polished to a mirror-bright patina.

The integrated stationary 18K rose gold bezel surrounds the iridescent Mother-of-Pearl with five floating, shimmering bezel-set diamonds with rose gold-tone hands, Roman numeral and baton hour markers.

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Maurice Lacriox Les Classiques Watch

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. The Chopard Happy Sport Diamond women’s watch is 30mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Automatic Watch is another outstanding gift selection for men. This timeless traditional Swiss-made men’s watch is impeccably crafted with a round contoured case in 18K yellow gold with a satiny brushed finish. The handsome alligator-textured brown leather strap adds to the classically elegant design.

The striking silver-colored dial features yellow gold-tone baton hands and hour markers, day and month windows, a date calendar center dial with an independent silver-tone hand and a moon-phase sub-dial.

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Rado Integral Diamond Watch

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, a sapphire crystal above the dial, water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet and a push-button recessed crown tool. The Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Automatic men’s watch is 40mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

The Rado Integral Diamond Watch for women is pure enchantment.  This breathtaking Swiss-made women’s watch glistens with glamour in dazzling diamonds, stainless steel and silver colored ceramic. The rectangular shaped case in lustrous stainless steel is presented on the gleaming horizontal link bracelet in stainless steel and lustrous high-tech silver colored ceramic.

Shimmering round-cut diamonds, pave-set to perfection are presented to the exterior sides of the bezel and bracelet links. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with silver colored baton hands and eleven diamond hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

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Raymond Weil Nabucco Automatic Chronograph

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. The Rado Integral Diamond women’s watch is 24mm wide and 6mm thick.

The Raymond Weil Nabucco Automatic Chronograph is another excellent timepiece for men. The ultra-light, ultra-durable case in brushed titanium is exceptionally comfortable on the wrist and is presented on a crocodile textured black rubber strap with a convenient push-button deployment clasp.

The black ceramic tachymeter bezel with screened markers surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, an automatic date calendar, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers.

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Eterna Grace Diamond Watch

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside. Additional features include a 46-hour power reserve, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. The Raymond Weil Nabucco Automatic Chronograph is 46mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

The Eterna Grace Diamond Automatic watch is another stellar gift selection for women.  This exquisitely crafted women’s dress watch a stunning array of brilliant round-cut diamonds, pave-set to glowing perfection on the bezel and outer bezel rim.

The contoured round case and matching H-link bracelet in premium grade stainless steel are highly-polished to a mirror-bright glow. The captivating black Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with crescent shaped clusters of diamonds on the background, an open heart window and polished silver-tone hands.

Features include an exhibition skeleton case back, water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. The Eterna Grace Diamond Automatic women’s watch is 34mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

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

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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.

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Meet The New Multi-Taskers

Timing is everything for today’s modern man and having the correct timepiece is vital and important. Whether it’s being punctually on time for a Monday morning boardroom meeting, making it early to an important midweek meeting with clients or arriving fashionably on time to a Friday evening dinner party, you’ll want a timepiece that delivers accurate and precise dimensions.

Fortunately many of today’s timepieces do more than just tell time. Many chronographs have stop-watch functions, dual time zone options and tachymeter bezels to measure distance. Others have built-in altimeters and barometers, moon phase subdials, even GPS and heart-rate indicators.

Many of these multi-tasking wristwatches are showcased this week at luxury retailer The Watchery during their When Style Meets Function   event. A wide assortment of popular men’s watches from Chopard, Perrelet, Luminox, TAG Heuer, Graham, IWC, Tissot, Bell & Ross, Baume & Mercier and TechnoMarine are featured in the promotion.CHOPARD-168459-3001RBK

The  Chopard Mille Miglia Gran Turismo chronograph is an excellent choice. This dynamic men’s timepiece pays homage to the legendary Italian racing competition.

The highly pronounced case in satin-finished stainless steel is presented on an attractive black rubber strap, featuring  engraved tire tread detail reminiscent of a Perelli auto racing tire. The stationary tachymeter bezel with engraved markers encircle the attractive black dial with three subdials, luminous hands and markers. The fluted screw-down crown and lever-design push pieces add the striking good looks.

Chronograph features a magnified date window at the 3 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. The skeleton exhibition caseback lets you see the intricate mechanical movement inside.

This exemplary crafted Swiss-made automatic timepiece watch also holds the distinction of being awarded Chronometer certification by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute).

Chronograph is 46mm in diameter, 14mm thick and water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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

The Heat Is On!

Summer dressing for both men and women is all about comfort and color. With thermostats hitting the 80s and 90s in most parts of the nation this month, cool lightweight fabrics such as linen and cotton are in vogue. Sandals and canvas shoes are a popular choice and bright colors are featured in many fashion designers’ spring and summer ready-to-wear collections.

Color blocked and floral print tops are popular for both men and women this summer. Orange and orchid are the hot colors for women this season, while blue in shades of cobalt to royal and navy are the top hues for men.

CHOPARD-168511-3018RWHThe perennial summer shades of white, ivory and cream are very popular once again this season in monochromatic looks, using different textures: Pair your white linen pants with a matching colored cotton shirt and a matching colored silk blazer.

Whether you’re planning to dress monochromatic white this summer or in bold fashion shades, you’ll certainly want a timepiece to coordinate with your outfit. You’ll find a wide variety of popular fashion watches at luxury retailer The Watchery, during their Summer Designer Event.

Over 300 popular brand-name watches from Invicta, Swiss Legend, Michael Kors, Gucci, Charriol, Ebel, U-Boat Diesel, Emporio Armani, Lucien Piccard, Renato, Fossil, Elini Barokas, Kenneth Jay Lane, Chopard, Jorg Gray and Movado are featured in the designer event.

The Chopard Mille Miglia men’s chronograph in white is the ideal timepiece for a monochromatic dressing or any cool summer wardrobe choic. This Swiss-made automatic timepiece features a polished stainless steel case and striking white rubber strap with embossed tire-tread detail.

The polished steel bezel encircles the Mother-of-Pearl dial with a tachymeter outer dial, three subdials, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. A window between the 4 and 5 o’clock hours reveals the automatic date calendar.

Chronograph is 42mm in diameter, 12mm thick and water-resistant to 50 meters.

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

The Art Of Time…

Basel Switzerland is the place to be in the art world this week as the annual Art Basel Show takes place. Over 300 leading art galleries from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America will be exhibiting Modern and Contemporary art, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations and videos.

Tens of thousands of patrons are expected to visit the popular exhibit, which takes place in Basel, a city prized for its world class museums, theaters, concert halls and strikingly modernistic architecture. Basel is also the location of the Basel World watch and jewelry exhibit, which takes place every spring in the famous city.

CHOPARD-168511-3001Many modern Swiss watchmakers present their timepiece creations at the Basel World exhibit. Some including TAG Heuer, Oris, Ebel and Chopard could exhibit their thoroughly modern timepieces at Art Basel as well.

Art Basel inspired Swiss-made luxury timepieces are showcased this week at luxury retailer The Watchery. Over 300 timepieces from  leading Swiss watchmakers: TAG Heuer, Ebel, Oris, Graham, Raymond Weil, Tissot, Renato Invicta and Swiss Legend are featured in the week-long event.

The Chopard Mille Miglia Automatic Chronograph for men features Swiss-made craftsmanship and design at its finest. This auto-racing inspired timepiece is named after the legendary Italian racing event and features a generously appointed round case in premium grade stainless steel.

The high-performance black rubber strap features embossed detail patterned after thre treads of a prized Pirelli racing car tire. The exhibition skeleton caseback lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside.

The raised, perfectly round stationary bezel surrounds the black chronograph dial with three subdials, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

Chronograph is 42mm in diameter, 12mm thick and is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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

Chopard: Legends In Time

Chopard timepieces reflect a rich heritage of watchmaking excellence. Founded in 1860 in Sonvilier, Switzerland by watchmaker Louis-Ulysse Chopard, the brand is celebrated for its innovative Happy Diamond and Mille Miglia watch collections, as well as its breathtaking diamond and gemstone jewelry.

It 1976 Chopard introduced the Happy Diamond timepiece collection for women, featuring “floating diamonds” presented between  two sapphire crystals above the watch dial. This innovative and captivating collection garnered international acclaim and led the brand to worldwide prominence. It spawned the creation of the Happy Sport watch series and additional jewelry collections featuring floating diamonds.CHOPARD-288524-3005LWH

A partnership in 1988 between Chopard and the annual Italian Mille Miglia racecar competition resulted in the creation of the Mille Miglia timepiece collection, featuring state-of-the-art watchmaking technology, matched to precision racecar performance and design.

Both the Chopard Happy Diamond and Mille Miglia collections are revered and prized today for their extraordinary craftsmanship, as well as their awe-inspired styling. The Mile Miglia, originally designed for men was updated in recent years to include diamonds and more feminine surroundings for women.

You can discover both  the Happy Diamond and Mille Miglia collections along with other Chopard  men’s and women’s watches at The Watchery. 

You’re certain to draw all eyes with an enchanting Chopard Happy Sport Mickey Mouse Diamond wristwatch. This dazzling timepiece features 36 shimmering round-cut diamonds, prong-set to glowing perfection on the perfectly round stainless steel bezel.

The lustrous stainless steel case is presented on a white satin strap with leather backing.  Three bezel-set round-cut diamonds and a diamond crusted Mickey Mouse charm float between two sapphire crystals above the iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial with luminous hands and twelve diamond hour markers.

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement and water resistance to 30 meters. Ladies’ diamond dress watch is 42mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

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