Category Archives: Italian Watches

Celebrate The Holidays With Premium Italian Luxury…

Italy is always a popular vacation destination during the Christmas holiday season. There’s something magical about both the city of Rome and the Vatican City, which are filled with breathtaking holiday decorations and awe-inspired festivities.  The crisp winter weather and Old World opulence of Venice make it the perfect festive location to celebrate the holidays. The Italian Alps along with the Paganella and Cervinia Valtournenche resorts are popular holiday destinations for skiers and winter sports aficionados alike.

Bvlgari Assioma Automatic Chronograph

Whether your holiday plans are taking you to Italy this Yuletide season or other destinations near and far, you can certainly capture the spirit of Italy with the unsurpassed excellence of precision-made Italian timepieces from legendary watchmakers Bvlgari, Salvatore Ferragamo, U-Boat and Bruno Magli, which are all currently available at The Watchery.

Bvlgari is prestigious Italian jeweler, renowned for its breathtaking jewelry and bespoke wristwatches. The Bvlgari Assioma Automatic Chronograph for men features the impeccable craftsmanship and design the brand is legendary for.

The elongated rectangular-shaped case in premium grade stainless steel with a contoured top and bottom is highly polished to a mirror-bright patina. The black alligator leather strap adds to the striking design and has a convenient deployment clasp closure.

U-Boat Automatic Men’s Chronograph

The attractive charcoal gray dial features three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and baton hour markers. Features include an automatic calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers. Features include premium Swiss-made automatic  inside, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with water resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. The Bvlgari Assioma Automatic Chronograph is 38mm wide and 13mm thick.

U-Boat is another highly esteemed Italian watch brand and the U-Boat Automatic Men’s Chronograph is pure energy on the wrist. The dynamic Italian-made men’s watch features the ultra-bold, oversized case in durable high-tech black ceramic with a satiny brushed finish, presented on a handsome black rubber strap with genuine brown alligator inlays.  The left-side facing crown with a protective cover and matching push-pieces add to the bold, modern design.

The stationary, integrated bezel surrounds the sleek black dial with three sub-dials, matte brown sword hands and raised  Arabic numeral hour markers.  Features include a date window at the 9 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers.

Salvatore Ferragamo F-80 Men’s 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 44-hour power reserve and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The U-Boat Automatic Men’s Chronograph is 50mm in diameter and 18mm thick.

Salvatore Ferragamo is a brand synonymous with high-end Italian luxury, since it was founded in 1920’s as a bespoke shoe and leather goods maker. The Salvatore Ferragamo F-80 Men’s Watch makes an impression on the wrist with a black ion-plated stainless steel case in a satiny textured finish, presented on the high-performance green rubber strap with decorative horizontal fluted detail.

A locking crown at the ten o’clock hour operates the inner rotating slide rule bezel. The charcoal gray dial has a tachymeter outer dial, a 30-minute sub-dial, an automatic date calendar,  luminous green hands, luminous baton and Arabic numeral hour markers.

Bruno Magli Limited Edition Ottanta Watch

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Salvatore Ferragamo F-80 Men’s Watch is 43.5mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

Bruno Magli is another prestigious Italian brand, popular first for its premium shoes and accessories. Magli expanded its product line in the early 2000’s and their wristwatches live up to the brand’s high standards and exemplary craftsmanship.

The Bruno Magli Limited-Edition Ottanta men’s watch features classic traditional styling right for today and always. The round contoured case in 18K rose gold-plated stainless steel features a satiny brushed finish. The handsome alligator-textured Bordeaux colored leather strap adds to timeless design and has a convenient deployment clasp closure.

Decorative raised beaded detail on the bezel adds distinction. The cream colored dial features a date, day-of-the-week and moon-phase sub-dials, along with a week of the year outer dial, polished rose gold-tone sword hands and rose gold-tone baton hour markers.

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Bruno Magli Limited Edition Ottanta men’s watch is 42mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

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

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Celebrated Salvatore Ferragamo Time…

When it comes to high-end Italian luxury, Salvatore Ferragamo is one of the most respected and revered fashion brands in the world today, prominent and highly sought-after for its expertly crafted shoes, handbags, accessories and apparel.

The brand originated in the 1920’s when Salvatore Ferragamo, a shoemaker emigrated from Italy to the United States and in 1923 opened a boot shop in Hollywood, CA, where he made shoes for legendary screen actresses Joan Crawford and Gloria Swanson, as well as for cast members of the film The Ten Commandments.

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Ferragamo Salvatore Chronograph

Several years later, Ferragamo moved back to Italy and opened a shoe store in Florence in 1928. Ten years later Ferragamo took over the Palazzo Spini Feroni, one of the great palaces in Florence, which remains the brand’s flagship store today.

In his early years, Ferragamo studied anatomy to make shoes more comfortable and he is responsible for the wedge heel, the shell shaped sole, along with metal heels and soles and the invisible sandal.

Film stars and dignitaries such as Princess Diana, Andy Warhol, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Margaret Thatcher and Greta Garbo are among the brand’s celebrated clients.

The Salvatore Ferragamo brand today remains family owned and operated. After adding leather handbags and accessories to its assortment in its earlier years, Ferragamo more recently branched out into fashion apparel, fine fragrances, sunglasses and wristwatches.

The brand’s timepieces feature the classic, refined Italian design the Salvatore Ferragamo brand is renowned for, matched to precision Swiss-made craftsmanship inside and out. Many of the models feature the brand’s signature on the bezel along with its Gancini emblem on the cases and dials.

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Ferragamo Lirica Watch

You’ll find an impressive array of prestigious Ferragamo Watches for men and women at The Watchery, including popular styles from the F 80, Gancino, Salvatore, Lirica, Sparks and Vega collections.

Ultra-sleek and sporty, the Ferragamo Salvatore Men’s Chronograph strikes a sophisticated,n urbane note in two-tone stainless steel. The modern, contemporary styling features the contoured round case in polished premium grade stainless steel, presented on a triple-link bracelet in brushed stainless steel with polished yellow gold-tone center links.

The perfectly round, polished yellow gold-tone bezel and matching bar lug forming the Gancini emblem surrounds the white dial with three sub-dials, gold-tone skeleton hands and gold tone baton hour markers. Features include an automatic date window, 1/10th of second, small-second and 30-minute registers.

Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. The Ferragamo Salvatore Men’s Chronograph is 42mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

The Ferragamo Lirica Women’s Watch adds a look of assured and confident elegance in lustrous gold-ton ion-plated stainless steel. The contoured round case and stationary bezel in polished yellow gold-tone stainless steel capture the essence of the Gancini emblem. The black cabochon-cut stone on the fluted gold-tone crown adds distinction.

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Ferragamo F 80 Chronograph

The attractive black leather strap with matelassé details adds to the exceptional good looks. The black Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with fifty-seven shimmering inlaid diamonds that form the Gancini emblem on the background, polished gold-tone sword hands and baton 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 Ferragamo Lirica Women’s Watch is 33mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

Ultra-bold and masculine, the Ferragamo F 80 Chronograph for men features a dynamic and innovative blend of titanium and black ceramic. The contoured round case in ultra-light, ultra-durable brushed titanium is presented on a handsome vertical link bracelet in brushed titanium with lustrous black ceramic accents.

The lustrous black ceramic tachymeter bezel with screened markers surrounds the patterned black dial with three sub-dials, an automatic date window, luminous hands and luminous hour markers. Features include 1/0th of a second, small-second and 30-minute countdown timers.

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Ferragamo Gancino Soiree Watch

Additional features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Ferragamo F 80 men’s chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 12.5mm thick.

The Ferragamo Gancino Soiree women’s watch offers exquisite contours in lustrous yellow gold-tone stainless steel and red patent leather. The perfectly round case and bar shaped lugs in yellow gold-tone stainless steel form the emblematic Gancini emblem. The lustrous patterned red patent leather strap adds to the chic and stylish good looks.

The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with gold-tone baton hands and sparkling inlaid diamond hour markers. Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy, an anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. The Ferragamo Gancino Soiree women’s watch is 24mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

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

Salvatore Ferragamo store image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Locman: Innovative Italian Time

The island of Elba, located on the eastern coast of Tuscany, Italy is noted for many things, including being the place where French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte retreated into exile after being defeated in the battle of Waterloo in 1814. The island is actually dubbed Napoleon Island in his honor.

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Locman Sport

The pristine sparkling clear beaches of Elba, along with its Mining Park and Mineral Museum are among the many other attractions the Italian island is celebrated for in Europe and around the globe. Elba is also the birthplace of Locman Watches, which was founded in the seaside resort in 1986.

Locman is a brand noted for their ulta-bold and modern Italian designs, along with their innovative use of materials, such as titanium, carbon fiber and aluminum.

Locman’s ultra-sleek and sporty watches have been widely popular and sought-after for close to three decades, and are among the top fashion watch choices for both men and women.

You’ll find many popular Locman men’s and women’s watches at TheWatchery.com, including styles from the Diamond, Mare, Cavallo, Sport, Teseo Tesei, Sport Chrono and Nuovo collections.

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Locman Diamond

The Locman Sport Chronograph is rugged, masculine and the ideal choice for today’s man. The bold, generously oversized Tonneua shaped case in brushed titanium is ultra-light, durable and exceptionally comfortable on the wrist. The high-performance black techno-satin facing strap with leather backing is both stylish and durable.

The attractive carbon fiber dial shines with two sub-dials, luminous sword hands and highly stylized blue outlined Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date window at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second and 60-minute sub-dials. Quality quartz movement inside provides precise time-keeping accuracy. Locman Sport Chronograph is 37mm wide and 16mm thick.

Dazzling and alluring, the Locman Diamond women’s watch is pure enchantment on the wrist. The graceful Tonneau in ultra-light aluminum is presented on an attractive black alligator strap. Sparkling round-cut diamonds are pave-set to glowing perfection on the diamond-cut detailed bezel.

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Locman Teseo Tesei

The dramatic black dial shines with luminous hands and Art-Deco inspired Arabic numeral hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include water-resistance to 30 meters and quality quartz movement inside. Locman Diamond women’s watch is 28mm wide and 10mm thick.

The Locman Taseo Tesei Automatic Limited Edition men’s watch is an outstanding choice. The virile and masculine men’s timepiece features an attractive cushion shaped case in ultra-light, ultra-durable titanium with a smooth and appealing brushed finish.  The handsome navy stingray strap adds to the bold, dynamic design.

The raised stationary brushed titanium bezel frames with bright blue dial with outlined red colored luminous hands, luminous white Arabic and square shaped hour markers. A window between the 4 and 5 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date window.

The quality automatic movement inside never requires a new battery. Locman Taseo Tesei men’s watch is 42mm wide, 18mm thick and is water-resistant to 300 meters.

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Locman Cavallo Pazzo

Green is the color to be seen in with the Locman Cavallo Pazzo women’s chronograph. This striking timepiece features the perfectly round case with distinctively shaped lugs in polished stainless steel, presented on a bright lime green colored Karung snake strap.

The perfectly round, stationary polished steel bezel encircles the black dial with two sub-dials, lime green outlined luminous hand, lime green baton and Roman numeral hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second and 60-minute registers. Additional features include quality quartz movement and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Locman Cavallo Pazzo women’s chronograph is 39mm wide and 12mm thick.

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

Image of Portoferraio Bay in Elba, Italy courtesy of Wiki Commons.

 

Legendary Bvlgari Time

aWhen it comes to premier  master jewelers, the brands Tiffany, Harry Winston, Cartier and Bvlgari easily come to mind. Each holds a rich legacy and expertise in the art of  fine jewelry-making and is an institution itself  in the highly-regarded industry.

Bvlgari is unquestionably the leading Italian jeweler in the world today. The brand was  founded by Sotirio Voulgaris, a Greek jeweler who moved to Italy in 1880 and opened his first shop in 1884. Vougaris name was phonetically changed to Bvlgari when he arrived in Italy.

Bvlgari, who was of Bulgarian descent,  came from a long line of jewelry-makers who worked in Greece from the 15th to 18th Centuries.  Elements of  ancient Greek and Roman influence along with Italian Renaissance inspiration were incorporated in Bvlgari’s designs.BVLGARI-TI44BTAVTDCH-SD

These same elements  were utilized by his sons Constanio and Girogio, who took over the family business in the early 1900’s and introduced Art Deco aspects, as well as multi-colored gemstones in their collections.

The brand expanded into international territories during the 1970’s and now has 300 boutiques worldwide.  In the early 1980’s the brand founded the Bvlgari Haute Horlogerie in Neuchatel Switzerland to produce premium crafted Swiss watches with all movements, calibers, mechanisms and parts produced at the facility.

The classic Greek and Roman elements Bvlgari is noted for were incorporated in their early watch designs and are still present in their most recent collections today. You’ll find a wide array of Bvlgari timepieces for men and women at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com, including popular styles from the  Diagano, Tubogas, Ergon and Assioma collections.

The Bvlgari Diagano Automatic Chronograph in titanium is an excellent choice. This vigorous and virile men’s watch features the classically elegant aspects the brand is renowned for along with thoroughly modern, contemporary elements too.

The rounded contoured case and extension lugs are meticulously crafted in ultra-light, ultra-durable titanium with a satiny brushed finish. The signature Bvlgari emblem engraved on the top and bottom of the bezel adds to the neoclassic appeal.

The case is presented on a high-performance black rubber strap offering a sleek, minimalist feeling. The attractive carbon fiber dial shines with three silver colored subdials, an automatic date window, luminous white hands and baton hour markers.

Features include small-second, 30-minute and twelve-hour registers.  Chronograph is 44mm in diameter, 12mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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

Massive June Markdowns

The month of June is filled with many highlights and events. It marks the beginning of Summer on the 21st of the month. Racing’s Triple Crown concludes the first Saturday in June at the Belmont Stakes. Both the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League Finals annually take place during the month. Schools, colleges and universities begin their long summer hiatus in June as well.

June also represents the mid-year mark on the calendar and many retailers across the nation hold special sales during the month to make way for new inventory scheduled to arrive for the important third and fourth quarters and free-up existing, on-hand items.

You’ll find many exceptional deals this week at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com during the site’s Massive June Markdown Event taking place this week. Approximately 375 top-selling luxury watches for men and women are featured in the promotion.GUCCI-YA086319

Many of today’s most highly sought-after styles from Bulova, Rado, Gucci, Bedat & Co., Bell & Ross, Edox, Invicta, Zeno, Gucci, Raymond Weil, Swiss Legend, Frederique Constant, Momo Design, Movado, Eterna and Rotary are included in the sale at exceptional prices up to 93% off the manufacturers’ suggested retail price.

The Gucci G-Metro 8600 chronograph is an outstanding choice and value. This outstanding Swiss-made men’s timepiece offers modern yet classic contours ideal for today’s man. The rectangular shaped case in premium grade stainless steel has contrasting brushed and polished surfaces.

The case is presented on an attractive vertical link bracelet in brushed and polished steel. The stationary bezel frames the silver-colored dial with a fluted patterned background, three black subdials, luminous sword hands, baton and Roman numeral hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 10-hour subdials.  Premium Swiss quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy.

Chronograph is 34mm wide, 11mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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

Be Italian: It’s Time For Milan Fashion Week

All eyes will be on the Italian fashion capital of Milan next week as the Italian Fashion week kicks off on Monday September 22, 2014.

Prominent fashion designers Giorgio Armani, Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Donatella Versace, Moschino, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo and Roberto Cavalli are expected to introduce their spring ready-to-wear fashion collections.

This is the third fashion week event of the fall, preceding the New York and London events which were held earlier this month and occuring prior to the Paris fashion week, which will be held the following week.GUCCI-YA115235

Italian fashion designers have always been at the forefront for their innovative creations and minimalist modern looks. Many of these popular designers have extended to collections to include ready-to-wear fashion accessories, sunglasses and wristwatches, too.

Popular luxury retailer The Watchery has an extensive collection of today’s most-wanted Italian designer watches, including highly sought-after models from Gucci, Fendi, U-Boat, Officine Pannerai, Bvlgari, Emporio Armani, Dolce Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo and Ferrari…all all exceptional sale prices.

The Gucci Pantheon chronograph  for men captures essence the sleek, minimalist Italian design at its finest. This contemporary timepiece is sleekly styled and just right for today’s modern man. The handsome Tonneau shaped case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a lustrous glow.

A striking combination of satin finished steel outer links and polished steel center links are presented on the handsome vertical link bracelet. The perfectly round bezel surrounds the  legible black dial with three subdials, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute registers. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. Chronograph is 44mm in diameter, 11mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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

European Time Classics

When it comes to style and fashion, the European continent is the worldwide leader in innovative styles and trends. Paris, Milan, London and Barcelona are among the leading fashion capitals of the world. Men’s and women’s apparel featured at the runway shows and on the streets of these renowned cities soon become popular throughout the globe.

The continent is also the global leader for precision crafted wristwatches for men and women. Many of the world’s most prestigious timepieces are created in Switzerland, France, Italy and the Netherlands.

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Premium European timepieces are showcased this week at luxury online retailer The Watchery with their European Classics Event.

Expertly crafted Swiss-made timepieces from Breitling, TAG Heuer, Baume & Mercier, Maurice Lacroix, Ebel, Chopard, Charriol, Perrelet, Raymond Weil, IWC, Concord, Movado and Rado are featured in the weeklong event

Pace setting Italian wristwatches from Gucci, Panerai, Bvlgari, Fendi MOMO Designs, Welder and U-Boat along with French timepieces from Bell & Ross and Cartier and Dutch-made watches from TW Steel are also included.

The Breitling Colt II Chronograph is one of the outstanding selections featured in the event. This exemplary crafted Swiss-made chronometer watch holds the distinction of being awarded Chronometer certification by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute).

The distinctively shaped case crafted in premium-grade stainless steel is presented on a handsome triple link bracelet in stainless steel. The uniquely angled steel bezel with embossed markers surround the black chronograph dial with three silver-tone subdials, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 12-hour subdials. Locking screw-down crown and caseback provide water resistance to 300 meters. Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of the utmost time-keeping accuracy. Chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 14mm thick.

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