Category Archives: Dress Watches

Lucien Piccard New Year’s Blowout…

Lucien Piccard is a prominent watchmaker founded in Switzerland during 1923 that is highly renowned for its precision automatic and mechanical movements, as well as its innovative use of gemstones on its timeless traditional dress watches.

The prestigious brand is highlighted this week at The Watchery with our Lucien Piccard New Year’s Blowout. Over 200 of the brand’s most sought-after styles for men and women are featured in the event at savings up to 94%.

Lucien Piccard Matador Automatic GMT

Popular styles from the Bosphorus, Matador, Bellaluna, Cosmos, Trevi, Misty Rose, Eterno, Mirage, Elisia, Spiga, Transway, Eclipse and Pegasus collections are featured in the limited-time promotion.

The Lucien Piccard Matador Automatic GMT men’s watch recalls the legendary craftsmanship and design the brand is famous for. This limited-edition men’s twin balance wheel automatic timepiece features the impressive 46mm diameter case in polished premium grade stainless steel with decorative fluted detail on the exterior rim of the case.

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The handsome crocodile-textured black leather strap has a deployment clasp closure for added convenience and security. The multi-layered dial features two open-heart windows that display the dual-wheel mechanism inside, along with a power-reserve indicator, polished luminous sword hands, a red GMT hand, Roman and Arabic numeral hour markers.

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant Sapphitek crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet.

The Lucien Piccard Misty Rose women’s watch offers time-honored elegance in yellow gold-tone stainless steel. This transitional timepiece features the generously sized contoured round case in yellow gold-tone ion-plated stainless steel, highly polished to a mirror-bright patina. The triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished yellow gold-tone stainless steel adds to the stylish design.

Lucien Piccard Transway Automatic

The granular yellow gold-tone crown with fluted detail is topped with a blue cabochon-cut stone. The stationary yellow gold-tone bezel with a coin-edge rim and engraved markers surrounds the navy blue guilloche dial with a small-seconds sub-dial, luminous sword hands and outlined luminous hour markers.

Features include a scratch resistant Sapphitek crystal above the dial, quality quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. The Lucien Piccard Misty Rose women’s watch is 38mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

The Lucien Piccard Transway Automatic timepiece is another excellent watch selection for men. The timeless traditional styling pays homage to the brand’s watch designs of yesteryear with an open heart window on the multi-layered black, red and rose gold-colored dial.

The amply proportioned, ergonomically designed case in lustrous rose gold-tone ion-plated stainless steel features an exhibition skeleton back. The handsome crocodile-textured black leather strap adds to the classic design and has a convenient deployment clasp closure.

Lucien Piccard Elisia

Features include a scratch resistant Sapphitek crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Lucien Piccard Transway Automatic men’s watch is 46mm in diameter and 14mm thick.

The Lucien Piccard Elisia women’s watch evokes the glamour and grandeur on the 1920’s when the brand was originally founded. This breathtaking women’s dress watch in sparkles in lustrous two-tone stainless steel and glistening inlaid crystals.

The contoured round case in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a lustrous patina is presented on the attractive triple-link bracelet in polished stainless steel with rose gold-tone stainless steel center links.

The granular design rose gold-tone stainless steel crown and matching bolt accents on the lugs add to the nostalgic design. Shimmering inlaid crystals dramatically adorn the polished rose gold-tone bezel. The bright white dial shines with polished rose gold-tone sword hands and stylized rose gold-tone Roman numeral markers.

Lucien Piccard Trevi Mechanical

Features include quality quartz movement inside, a scratch resistant Sapphitek crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Lucien Piccard Elisia women’s watch is 36mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

The Lucien Piccard Trevi Mechanical timepiece for men pays tribute to the meticulous craftsmanship and time-honored elegance of brand’s earlier watch designs. Decorative fluted and beaded detail accent the side and bezel of the impressively sized case in lustrous rose gold-tone ion-plated stainless steel.

A blue cabochon stone on the rose gold-tone steel crown and the crocodile-textured black leather strap add to the distinguished good looks. An exhibition case back lets you see the mechanical movement inside. The skeleton center dial is enhanced by a fan patterned black outer dial with luminous sword hands, Arabic numeral and baton hour markers.

Lucien Piccard Mirage

Features include a scratch resistant Sapphitek crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. The Lucien Piccard Trevi mechanical men’s watch is 44mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

The Lucien Piccard Mirage women’s watch offers an exquisite sense of time in lustrous rose gold-tone stainless steel and shimmering crystals. Beset with luster and brilliance, this classic contemporary women’s watch features the contoured round case in lustrous rose gold-tone ion-plated stainless steel, presented on a black satin-facing leather lined strap.

Dazzling round-cut crystals weave intrigue on the dramatic rose gold-tone bezel. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with decorative crystal inlaid accents on the background, rose gold-tone sword hands and outlined Arabic numeral hour markers.

Features include precise quartz movement inside for time-keeping accuracy, a scratch resistant Sapphitex crystals and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Lucien Piccard Mirage women’s watch is 36mm in diameter and 9mm thick.

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

Maurice Lacroix Time Essentials…

Private Label brands are a  popular and economical choice whether you’re shopping at your local market or retailer. Both private label fashion and consumer items offer many of the same qualities as the higher priced named-brand items, but are usually considerably more affordable. Interestingly many private label items are produced for many merchants by the same popular brand-name producers.

In the world of horology, several prestigious watchmakers: Rolex, Zenith, Baume & Mercier, Roger DuBuis and Maurice Lacroix got their start as private label watch brands, producing fine timepieces under the names of prestigious jewelers, merchants and companies.

Rolex was originally conceived in 1905 as a private-label distributor in London, England as an importer of premium Swiss-made watch movements that they housed in luxury cases and sold to high-end jewelers in the region. Both Zenith and Roger DuBuis produced fine timepieces for other prominent brands, including Tiffany, Cartier and Patek Philippe prior to venturing out on their own.

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Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece World-Time Automatic GMT

In 1975 Maurice Lacroix started as an in-house private label producer of fine timepieces with facilities in Switzerland for its parent company Desco. In five short years, the brand’s premium-crafted timepieces were in such demand that Desco ceased the production of the third party models and created the Maurice Lacroix brand.

The Maurice Lacroix brand stands as one of the most prominent Swiss watchmakers in the world today, respected and revered for their bespoke quality automatic, mechanical and quartz timepieces for men and women.

The Watchery.com is an authorized reseller of Maurice Lacroix wristwatches and many of the brand’s top styles are available on the our site, including highly sought-after models from the Masterpiece, Pontos, Les Classiques, Fiaba and Miros collections.

The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece World-Time Automatic GMT watch is a triumph in time-keeping excellence. This expertly crafted men’s wristwatch features the round contoured case in premium grade stainless steel in a satiny brushed finish. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you view the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside. The handsome black crocodile strap has a deployment clasp closure for added security and convenience.

The stationary bezel surrounds the multi-layered silver-colored dial with 24 global cities listed on the outer dial, sapphire blue sword hands, a gold-tone sword GMT hand, 12/24 hour Roman and Arabic numeral hour markers, an AM/PM sub-dial at the 9 o’clock hour and a date window above the 6 o’clock hour.

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Maurice Lacroix Miros Diamond Chronograph

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece World-Time Automatic GMT men’s watch is 42mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

The Maurice Lacroix Miros Diamond Chronograph adds a looks a confident glamour. This alluring and fashion forward women’s watch features the generously sized case and matching triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel.

A dazzling array of forty-eight shimmering round-cut diamonds dramatically adorns the perfectly round bezel. The metallic silver-colored dial shines with three sub-dials, luminous silver-tone hands and raised silver-tone baton hour markers.

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Maurice Lacroix Pontos Automatic Men’s Watch

Features include 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute countdown timers. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside provides precise time-keeping accuracy. 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. The Maurice Lacroix Miros Diamond Chronograph is 38mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

Highly distinguished and ideal for the discerning man, the Maurice Lacroix Pontos Automatic men’s watch strikes a classically elegant note. The elongated rectangular shaped case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The handsome black alligator strap has a convenient deployment clasp closure.

Decorative swirled fluted detail on the polished steel crown adds to the timeless design. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the automatic movement inside.

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Maurice Lacroix Fiaba Diamond Watch

The metallic silver colored dial features a day-of-the-week window below the 12 o’clock hour, an automatic date window above the 6 o’clock hour, luminous silver-tone baton hands and hour markers.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Maurice Lacroix Pontos Automatic men’s watch is 35mm wide and 12mm thick.

Beset with brilliance, the Maurice Lacroix Fiaba Diamond watch is pure enchantment on the wrist. This dazzling women’s timepiece features the ultra-chic and slender rectangular shaped case in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a lustrous patina.  The matching triple-link bracelet in polished steel adds to the lustrous appeal.

Fifty-eight round-cut diamonds, pave-set to glowing perfection dramatically adorns the two sides of the outer bezel. The polished onion shaped stainless steel crown is enhanced with decorative swirl design fluted detail. The silver guilloche dial shines with sapphire blue sword hands and raised black Roman numeral hour markers.

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Maurice Lacroix Fiaba Diamond women’s watch is 21mm wide and 8mm thick.

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

Maurice Lacroix image courtesy of Wiki Commons

 

The Best Of Bulova…

While some watch brands may boast of their American heritage and roots, Bulova is a true red, white and blue American watch brand with a rich heritage of time-keeping excellence, dating back to 1875 when the brand was founded in New York, NY by Joseph Bulova.

Although a lot has changed in the watch industry and the world since 1875, the brand’s headquarters remain in New York City today over 141 years since it was founded with headquarters on the 29th floor of the Empire State Building.

The brand holds the distinction of being the very first mass producer of timepieces in the world, when they opened a watch production factory in Switzerland in 1912.

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Bulova Accu-Swiss Kirkwood

Today, the Bulova Accutron and Accu-Swiss division produces Swiss-made timepieces, while other divisions including the eponymous brand and Bulova Accutron II are produced in Asia. Interestingly, the designs of Bulova, Bulova Accu-Swiss and Bulova Accutron timepieces are instituted and created at the New York City headquarters.

These premium crafted timepieces are highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com with our Best of Bulova Event.

Over 60 popular men’s and women’s watches are featured in the promotion, including highly sought-after styles from the Accu-Swiss Masella, Telc, Bellecombe and Kirkwood collections, as well as models from the Bulova Sea King, Crystals, Diamond Gallery and Precisionist series.

Exemplary in both precision craftsmanship and design, the Bulova Accu-Swiss Kirkwood men’s watch is in a league of its own. This outstanding Swiss-made automatic men’s timepiece features the round contoured case in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a lustrous patina. The handsome crocodile-textured black leather strap has a deployment clasp closure for added convenience and security.

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Bulova Accu-Swiss Bellecombe

The stationary polished steel bezel encircles the captivating skeleton dial with a black outer dial, luminous baton hands, luminous baton and Arabic numeral hour markers. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Accu-Swiss Kirkwood men’s watch is 40mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

The Bulova Accu-Swiss Bellecombe Diamond watch is a dazzling choice. This breath-taking women’s watch is elegant, sophisticated and a reflection of good taste in lustrous yellow gold-tone stainless steel and diamonds.

Both the perfectly round case and tear-drop link bracelet in yellow gold-tone stainless steel are highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. Thirty shimmering round-cut diamonds create a dramatic focal point on the right side area encircling the bezel and crown. The fluted yellow gold tone stainless steel crown is topped with a white cabochon accent.

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Bulova Precisionist

The silvery white dial features a fan patterned center background, polished sword hands, black baton and Roman numeral hour markers. The vintage inspired gold colored dial features polished yellow gold-tone sword hands and an hour-glass design outer dial with Roman numeral and baton hour markers.

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial. Additional features include a push-button clasp on the bracelet for added convenience and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Bulova Accu-Swiss Bellecombe women’s diamond watch is 31mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

The Bulova Precisionist men’s watch features state-of-the-art UHF technology, patented by Bulova along with polished debonair styling. The new three prong UHF quartz technology vibrates at 262 khz per second instead of the standard two-prong quartz technology which vibrates at 32khz per second.

The new UHF technology delivers unparalleled accuracy and it offers fluid sweeping second hand movement on the dial that comes very close to replicating that of automatic timepiece, unlike other quartz watches which have a pulsating second hand movement.

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Bulova Diamond Gallery

The contoured rose gold-tone stainless steel case with a satiny brushed finish is presented on a handsome crocodile-textured brown leather strap with a convenient deployment clasp closure. The attractive dark brown dial shines with luminous hands and luminous baton hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Bulova Precisionist men’s watch is 45mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

Sparkling and alluring, the Bulova Diamond Gallery women’s watch glistens in lustrous rose gold-tone stainless steel and diamonds. The round contoured case in lustrous rose gold-tone stainless steel is presented on the highly polished triple-link bracelet in rose gold-tone stainless steel.

The perfectly round bezel with shimmering inlaid diamonds encircles the iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial with polished gold tone sword hands, Arabic numeral and baton hour markers.

Features include quality quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Bulova Diamond Gallery women’s watch is 27mm in diameter and 7mm thick.

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

Raymond Weil Time-Honored Traditions…

In today’s ever changing world of modern, pace-setting timepieces, watchmaker Raymond Weil has remained true to its heritage of producing classic, refined wristwatches for both men and women. The brand was founded in 1976 by its namesake watchmaker, who had a vision of creating impeccable Swiss-made timepieces, artistic in design and unsurpassed in precision and expertise.

Forty years later, the Raymond Weil brand remains one of the few family owned and operated Swiss watchmakers in the world today. The highly distinguished profiles, classic characteristics and incomparable craftsmanship of the brand’s early models remain present in their very latest styles.

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Raymond Weil Parsifal Automatic

In addition, almost all of the watchmaker’s current styles are both ultra-slim and lightweight, measuring less than 12mm in thickness … a considerable fete in the world of horology, when most other watchmakers offer models 15mm to 20mm in thickness.

You’ll find many timeless, traditional Raymond Weil watches for men and women at TheWatchery.com during our Raymond Weil Best-Sellers Event taking place this week.

Over 50 of today’s most sought-after styles are featured in the promotion, including ones from the Parsifal, Freelancer, Tradition, Maestro, Noemia, Toccata, Tango, Tradition, Jasmine and Nabucco collections.

The Raymond Weil Parsifal watch originally introduced in 1991, remains one of the brand’s most popular choices, fifteen years after its debut. This exceptional timepiece is legendary for its  innovative use of stainless steel and 18K gold along with it ultra-slim and lightweight characteristics.

The Parsifal Automatic Chronograph for men offers a highly accomplished profile in premium grade stainless steel and 18K yellow gold. The signature case in stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. An 18K yellow gold crown and push-pieces add striking contrast. The signature link bracelet in brushed stainless steel is highlighted by polished 18K yellow gold accent links. Bracelet has a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience and security.

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Raymond Weil Noemia

The stationary 18K yellow gold bezel encircles the white dial with three sub-dials, luminous gold tone hands and raised gold-tone Roman numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date window between the 4 and 5 o’clock hours, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.

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. Raymond Weil Parsifal men’s chronograph is 41mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

Distinctively feminine and unmistakably glamorous, the Raymond Weil Noemia wristwatch in shimmering diamonds and lustrous stainless steel is made expressly for women.  The classically elegant stlying features the graceful contoured case in brushed and polished stainless steel, presented on an attractive triple-link bracelet with satin finished outer links and  polished center links. A blue cabochon crown tops the lustrous polished  steel crown.

Shimmering round-cut diamonds pave-set to perfection dramatically adorn the exterior contours of the bezel. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with polished silver-tone sword hands, eight sparkling inlaid diamond markers and silver-tone finished Arabic numeral quarter hour markers.

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you to precise time-keeping accuracy. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet along with a push-button deployment clasp on the bracelet for added convenience. Raymond Weil Noemia women’s watch is 32mm in diameter and 9mm thick.RW-2846-STC-00209

The Raymond Weil Maestro Automatic wristwatch is the essence of good taste and refinement. This prestigious men’s timepiece features the perfectly round case in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a mirror-bright patina. The crocodile textured black leather strap adds to the timeless design. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you view the automatic movement inside.

The stationary polished steel bezel surrounds the multi-patterned black dial with a small-second and date sub-dial, white luminous hands and white luminous Roman numeral hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Raymond Weil Maestro men’s watch is 41mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

The Raymond Weil Tradition watch offers exquisite, time-honored dimensions for today’s women. This graceful and appealing timepiece features slim, slender contours with an elongated rectangular shaped case and matching multi-link bracelet in lustrous, highly polished yellow gold-tone stainless steel.RW-5956-P-00995

The integrated stationary bezel in polished yellow gold-tone stainless steel frames the iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial with polished gold-tone hands, eight shimmering diamond hour markers and gold-tone Roman numeral quarter 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 water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Raymond Weil Tradition women’s dress watch is 23mm wide and 6mm thick.

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

Raymond Weil visual image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Omega: The Olympic Time Choice

The 2016 Summer Olympics is a little more than two weeks away and much speculation has been made if the host city Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be ready for this major event featuring more than 10,500 athletes from over 206 nations.

The games will feature 28 Olympic sports in everything from track and field to swimming and water related sports. Golf and rugby sevens are two new competitions added to the games this year.

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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra

While many things change with each and every Olympic completion, one thing that has remained the same since 1932: Omega Watches have been the official timekeeper of almost every Olympic completion and will be present at this year’s completion in Rio de Janeiro.

Precise, time-keeping accuracy is nothing new to prestigious Swiss watch brand founded in 1848 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The brand has been revered for their premium crafted timepieces and provided the first watch worn on the moon in 1969: the Omega Speedmaster, during the historic Apollo 11 space mission.

You’ll find many precision crafted Omega timepieces for men and women this week at TheWatchery.com with our Omega Best Sellers Event. 

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Automatic Chronograph is an extraordinary choice and has been worn by record-holding Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps, who serves as a brand ambassador for Omega.

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

This high-performance men’s watch features the perfectly round case in premium grade stainless steel and matching triple-link stainless steel bracelet with a satiny brushed finish.

The stationary bezel surrounds the black chronograph dial with three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date window, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside. Additional features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 150 meters or 500 feet.  Omega Seamaster men’s chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 14mm thick.

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Automatic Chronograph is an excellent diver’s watch. This outstanding women’s watch has a built-in helium escape valve and is water-resistant to 600 meters.

The premium grade stainless steel case with a brushed and polished finish is presented on the signature triple link bracelet with a push-button fold-over safety clasp. The unidirectional rotating bezel with a black enamel top ring surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, an automatic date window, luminous sword hands and hour markers.

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Omega Deville

Chronograph has small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the precision automatic movement inside.

Features include a glare-proof scratch resistant sapphire crystal covering the dial along with a locking screw-down crown and case back. Omega women’s Seamaster chronograph is 37mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

The Omega Deville automatic men’s watch recalls the nostalgic spirit of yesteryear. This classically elegant men’s dress watch features the premium grade stainless steel case in a highly polished mirror-bright finish, presented on the handsome black alligator strap with a convenient deployment clasp.  An exhibition skeleton case back lets you the intricate movement inside.

The stationary bezel surrounds the silver colored dial with silver-tone baton hands and raised Roman numeral hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic day and date calendar.

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Omega Constellation Quadra

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters.  Omega Deville men’s watch is 41mm in diameter, 15mm thick and has been awarded Chronometer Certification from the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

The Omega Constellation Quadra women’s chronograph adds a note of assured elegance. This lustrous women’s watch features the rectangular shaped case in highly-polished stainless steel integrated on a textured black leather strap for one flowing line of luxury. The strap has a deployment clasp closure for added convenience.

The polished steel bezel with signature claw accents surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, polished silver tone hands, four sparkling diamond markers and raised Arabic numeral markers. Features include 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute registers.

Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30-meters. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. Omega Constellation women’s watch is 28mm wide and 10mm thick.

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

Omega watch image courtesy of Wiki Commons

Outstanding Oris Time…

When it comes to precision craftsmanship and time-honored horological excellence, nothing compares to the intricate movements of automatic and mechanical wristwatches. These self-wound and hand-wound timepieces are in a league of their own and are revered and respected by both watch collectors and aficionados alike.

Oris watches, one of the largest watchmakers in Switzerland was founded in 1904 and has been expressly producing automatic and mechanical timepieces for men and women for over a century.

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Oris TT1 Williams

What’s more, the brand’s timepieces are exclusively produced at their Hölstein facilities in Switzerland. Unlike other watchmakers whose movements may be assembled in one facility, while the bracelet, crystal and case may be assembled in another, Oris holds the distinction of producing all of their timepieces at their company owned factory.

The brand also remains one of the few privately owned and operated Swiss watchmakers in the world today and is renowned for its aviation, divers and racing watches. In fact, Oris has been the exclusive watch supplier to the BMW Formula One racing team since 2003.

Oris watches are highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com during our Outstanding Oris Time Event, featuring many of today’s most sought-after models from the Big Crown, Artix, TT1, Swiss Hunter Team, Aquis, Artelier and Pro Diver collections.

The Oris TT1 Williams F1 automatic men’s watch is ideal for fast-paced adventures on and off the road.  This premium crafted timepiece features the perfectly round black ion-plated stainless steel case in a satiny brushed finish. The outstanding black rubber strap with the engraved Oris emblem features a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience.

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Oris Artelier Diamond

The stationary bezel surrounds the highly legible black dial with luminous hands, baton and Arabic numeral hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic day and date calendar. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial.

The exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside. Features include a 38-hour power reserve and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Oris TT1 men’s watch is 43mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

The Oris Artelier Diamond watch is an absolute stand-out and glamorous choice for women. A full row of 56 shimmering round-cut diamonds are pave-set to perfection on the perfectly round bezel. The graceful stainless steel case, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow is presented on the crocodile-textured black leather strap with a convenient push-button clasp.

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Oris Big Crown

The captivating dial features an open heart skeleton center area that lets you see the movement inside, along with polished silver colored sword hands, a silver colored guilloche outer dial and ten inlaid diamond hour markers. An exhibition skeleton case back provides an alternate view of the automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters. Oris Artelier women’s watch is 31mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

Classic contemporary elegance triumphs with the Oris Big Crown Chronograph in premium grade stainless steel. This attractive and appealing men’s wristwatch features the round, contoured case in polished stainless steel, presented on the striking multi-link stainless steel bracelet with a fold-over locking clasp.

The stationary bezel with engraved fluted detail surrounds the black chronograph dial with three sub-dials, luminous pie-cutter hands and raised luminous hour markers. Features include an automatic date window, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. Additional features include an exhibition skeleton case back and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Oris Big Crown men’s chronograph is 42mm in diameter and 14mm thick.

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Oris Rectangular Date

The Oris Rectangular Date Automatic women’s watch offers sleek and stylish dimensions. The elongated, rectangular shaped case in polished premium grade stainless steel is gently arched to comfortably fit the contours of the wrist. The multi-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel has a convenient push-button deployment clasp.

The stationary polished steel bezel frames the silver guilloche dial with blue skeleton hands and highly stylized raised Arabic numeral hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, 38-hour power reserve and an exhibition case back to view the automatic movement inside. Oris Rectangular Date women’s watch is 25mm wide and 10mm thick.

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

Oris watch image courtesy of Wiki Commons

Watches That Make The Man…

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Longines Dolce Vita

The adage “The Clothes Make The Man,” is long attributed to playwright William Shakespeare from his 16th Century play Hamlet and is used as a moment of comic relief by the character Polonius in the play. The phrase is also attributed to author Mark Twain, who during the 19th Century used the term as a forward to the remainder of the phrase “Naked people have little or no influence on society.”

Numerous fashion aficionados today may differ to agree that it’s the “It’s The Shoes That Make The Man,” while others would concur “That It Is The Watch That Makes The Man.” The latter holds some credo with the Suitable Attire For The Perfect Gentleman event taking place this week at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com.

Over 94 distinguished men’s dress watches are featured in the promotion, including highly sought-after styles from Longines, Bell & Ross, Maurice Lacroix, Eterna, Oris, TW Steel, Porsche Design, Invicta, Lucien Piccard, MOMO Design, Ben & Sons, Swiss Legend, Akribos XXIV, Michael Kors, Egard and more.

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Eterna Vaughan

The Longines Dolce Vita men’s timepiece in stainless steel and 18K rose gold is an exemplary dress watch selection.  Urbane and highly sophisticated, this premium crafted Swiss-made timepiece features an elongated rectangular shaped case in premium-grade stainless steel, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The lustrous multi-link bracelet with interlocking links of polished steel and 18K rose gold has a push-button deployment claps for added convenience. An 18K rose gold crown adds to the striking design.

The stationary, polished 18K rose gold bezel surrounds the silver guilloche dial with a small seconds sub-dial above the 6 o’clock hour, sapphire blue sword hands and black Roman numeral hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, quality quartz movement inside for time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 30 meters. Longines’ men’s watch is 26mm wide and 7mm thick.

The Eterna Vaughan automatic strap watch for men in stainless steel and is another excellent selection. Classic and highly debonair, this handsome men’s Swiss-made timepiece features the perfectly round case in polished premium grade stainless steel presented on the genuine brown alligator strap. The integrated stationary bezel surrounds the attractive white dial with an automatic date calendar, silver tone hands and hour markers.

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Lucien Piccard Paragon

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see in the intricate automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Eterna men’s watch is 42mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

Dignified and highly refined, the Lucien Piccard Paragon automatic men’s dress watch makes a statement on the wrist. The vintage heirloom design recalls the opulent designs and time-honored craftsmanship of the brand’s classic designs of yesteryear.

The contoured round case in rose gold-tone stainless steel is presented on a handsome crocodile-textured black leather strap. The skeleton dial with blue sword hands and gold tone Roman numeral hour markers along with the exhibition case back let you see the intricate automatic movement inside. Decorative fluted detail on the bezel and fluted detail on the onion-shaped crown add distinction. Lucien Piccard men’ dress watch is 45mm in diameter, 12mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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

Consummate Michele Time…

When it comes to consummate timepieces for women, prestigious watchmakers Bedat & Co. and Michele easily come to mind since both brands produce timepieces expressly for women.

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Michele LTD CSX-33

Although other popular watchmakers Michael Kors, Omega, Rolex, Movado and TechnoMarine sell some of the most popular women’s watches in the world, their timepiece collections are not exclusively made for women.

Founded in 1995, by watchmaker Jack Barough in Miami, FL, Michele watches started producing high-end quality wristwatches for young children. Five years later in 2000, Barough’s daughter Michele, who the brand is named after, came on board as the brand’s Creative Director.

The Baroughs expanded the brand’s assortment in 2000 to include upscale fashion watches for women, featuring Swiss-made movements, premium grade materials of stainless steel, exotic skin leathers and diamonds. Interestingly both the straps and bracelets on many of the watches were interchangeable, allowing for many fashion options. The results lead to the brand’s immediate popularity and global success.

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Sixteen years later Michele Baroughs remains at the helm as Creative Director and Michele Watches is one of the most sought-after women’s watch brands in the world.  You’ll find an impressive array of Michele women’s watches at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com, including breath-taking styles from the LTD CSX-33, LTD CSX-36 and LTD-Extreme Butterfly collections.

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Michele LTD Extreme Butterfly

Beset with brilliance and luster, both the Michele Limited Edition CSX-33 and CSX-36 timepieces feature round contoured cases in lustrous stainless steel, highly polished multi-link bracelets in stainless steel with shimmering inlaid diamond accents and dazzling diamond inlaid bezels.

The larger CSX-36 chronograph has a shimmering pave-set diamond dial with three subdials and skeleton hands, while the CSX-33 chronograph has an iridescent white Mother-of-Pearl dial with three subdials, skeleton hands and nine diamond hour markers.

The Michele Limited Edition Extreme Butterfly timepiece is pure enchantment. A total of 728 sparkling pave-set diamonds dramatically adorn the contoured rectangular shaped case, bezel, dial, lugs and case sides. The highly polished multi-link bracelet adds to the stylish design.

The pave-set diamond dial glistens with a raised butterfly emblem, luminous skeleton hands and hour markers.

Each of these three Michele watches features premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside an a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial along with water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet.

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

Procrastinators Rejoice! There’s Still Time To Shop For Valentine’s Day…

Whether it’s waiting the final day to file income taxes, making a bill payment or shopping for gifts, we are a nation of procrastinators. No matter if it is deciding upon a gift for a birthday, anniversary or special holiday we all like to wait until the very last few days.

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday and there is less than a week left to find the special someone in your like a Valentine’s Day present. Luxury online retailer TheWatchery.com makes it easy this week with their Last Chance Valentine’s Day Sale.

Hundreds of popular men’s and women’s watches are featured in the promotion, including styles from Michael Kors, Maurice Lacroix, Movado, Rolex, Gucci, Bulova, Corum, Invicta, Cartier, Chanel, Swiss Legend, Breitling, Daniel Wellington and Raymond Weil… all at exceptional prices.

SL-20032DSM-02-WHTDiamonds are considered to be “a girl’s best friend” and you can certainly not go wrong this Valentine’s Day than giving the special lady in your life a dazzling diamond wristwatch she’ll love always. Captivating styles for every taste are featured including the Swiss Legend South Beach Diamond Watch priced well under $100.

This glamorous timepiece is ultra-chic and sporty with a lustrous 35mm diameter stainless steel case, presented on an attractive white silicone strap. Shimmering round-cut diamonds accent the lustrous steel bezel that surrounds the iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial with silver tone hands and Roman numeral hour markers. Quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of time keeping accuracy.CIT-EW2130-51D

The  Citizen Silhouette Eco-Drive diamond watch priced under $300 is an absolute stand-out. This exquisite women’s dress watch has a shimmering bezel with twenty inlaid diamonds and a Mother-of-Pearl dial with eleven diamond hour markers. The 26mm diameter stainless steel case and matching bracelet are polished to a lustrous mirror-bright glow. The solar powered Eco-Drive quartz movement inside is powered by sunlight or any other light source and will never require a new battery.

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Beset with radiance and glamour the Gucci 5505 women’s watch in stainless steel and diamonds is sure to win her heart. Priced under $800, this sleek Swiss-made timepiece features twenty-four pave-set diamonds on the lustrous 27mm, diameter stainless steel case and an additional eleven inlaid diamond hour markers on the captivating Mother-of-Pearl dial with polished silver tone hands. The attractive multi-link bracelet in brushed and polished steel has a push-button butterfly clasp for convenience.

ETERNA-2410-48-66-1199She is certain to be enthralled with the Eterna Contessa Diamond watch in lustrous stainless steel and priced under well $1,110. Thirty-six premium-grade, round-cut diamonds are pave-set to glowing perfection on the two ends on the rectangular shaped case in highly polished stainless steel. The exquisite black alligator strap adds to the impressive design. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dials shines with silver colored sword hands and baton hour markers. Premium Swiss-made watch is 23mm wide and features a sapphire crystal above the dial and quality quartz movement inside.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com. It’s best recommended to place your Valentine’s Day order by 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday February 10th to ensure prompt delivery by Saturday February 13th.

Exceptional Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him & Her

Valentine’s Day is less than three weeks away and now is the time to start thinking about what gift you’ll give the special person in your life on this most romantic of holidays.

Flowers, chocolate and fragrance are always popular choices, however the first two will not be around for very long, while the latter usually lasts durations of time from nine to twelve months.

This year you may want to consider giving a gift he or she will enjoy this Valentine’s Day and many future ones to come… an exceptional wristwatch. Luxury online retailer TheWatchery.com makes it easy with their Time To Love Back Valentines’ Day Gift Guide.RW-5932-ST3-00995

Over 1,000 hand-selected watches are included in the gift guide featuring both Gifts For Him and Gifts For Her, as well as Designer Watches For Her, Diamond Watches and Leather Watches For Him sections. You can also shop for gifts by price: Under $100, $100 – $200, $200 – $300 and $300 & Up.

Many of today’s most prominent watches are featured in the promotion, including highly sought-after styles from Breitling, Gucci, Omega, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Raymond Weil, Michael Kors, Invicta, Citizen, Ebel, Accutron Bulova, Corum, Edox, Luminox, Eterna,  TW Steel, Perrelet, Swiss Legend, TechnoMarine, Lucien Piccard and Graham.

You do not have to look any further than Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil for the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for both him and her. The Noemia Diamond timepiece is splendid gift choice for her, while the Parsifal Chronograph is an excellent selection for him.

The Raymond Weil Noemia diamond watch for women is pure enchantment. Sixty-four shimmering round-cut diamonds are pave-set to perfection on the lugs of the slim and slender round case in premium-grade stainless steel. The matching triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel adds to the captivating design.

RW-7260-ST-00208The iridescent, light blue colored Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with silver-tone sword hands, eight diamond and four Roman numeral hour makers. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy. Ladies’ dress watch is 27mm in diameter, 9mm thick and is water-resistant to 50 meters.

Masculine and appealing, the Raymond Weil Parsifal men’ automatic chronograph offers unrelenting style and performance. The amply proportioned 42mm diameter case in premium-grade stainless steel is presented on a handsome link bracelet in brushed and polished steel.

The stationary stainless steel bezel surrounds the handsome black dial with three subdials, a Cyclops date window, silver-tone sword hands and Roman numeral hour markers. A skeleton case back lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside. Features include water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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