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2017 Automatic Time Essentials…

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

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

IWC Portuguese Yacht Automatic Chronograph

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

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

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

Bedat & Co. No. 7 Automatic Diamond Watch

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

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

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

Corum Admiral’s Cup Seafender Limited-Edition Chronograph

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

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

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

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

Rolex Yacht Master

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

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

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

Porsche Design Flat 6 Chronograph

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

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

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

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

Breitling Transocean Chronograph

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

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

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

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

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

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

IWC  automatic watch  image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Automatic Time Classics…

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

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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club

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

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

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

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

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

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust

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

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

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

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

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Porsche Design Dashboard

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

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

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

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

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Breitling Chronospace

Features include an automatic date window at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a screw-down crown and case back for water resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Porsche Design Dashboard Automatic men’s chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

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

The bidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel with a U-notched detail edged rim surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and outlined square hour markers. Features an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

Additional features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Breitling Chronospace Automatic Chronograph is 46mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

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

IWC vintage watch image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

 

May New Arrivals

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Corum Admiral’s Cup

Today is May 2nd and summer kicks off shortly in just a few weeks on Memorial Day, Monday May 30th.  For many of us the summer season is all about warmer weather, longer days… weekends by the pool or sea and lots of outdoor recreation, not to mention vacation getaways and retreats.

A new wardrobe for the summer season is also essential. Whether you’re traveling across the town, throughout the country or around the globe, you’ll certainly want new fashions and accessories to wear this season.

The Watchery.com makes it easy to find a new watch for the forthcoming season this week with our May New Arrivals Event, featuring over 150 timepieces from today’s leading watchmakers, including Zenith, Corum, Rado, IWC, Breitling, Maurice Lacroix, Raymond Weil, Victorinox Swiss Army, Techno Marine, Lucien Piccard, Citizen, Seiko and Swiss Legend.

With a bright white dial and attractive white rubber strap, the Corum Admiral’s Cup Automatic Chronograph is an outstanding selection wherever your summer adventures may take you. The signature black ion-plated stainless steel case in a contrasting brushed and polished finish is presented on the durable and appealing white rubber strap.

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IWC Igenieur

The signature twelve-sided dodecagon bezel in brushed stainless steel surrounds the striking white dial with three sub-dials, luminous hands and maritime flag decal hour markers. Features include a small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. A left-sided push-piece activates the split-second counter.

An exhibition case back lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside. Additional features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial along with a screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters. Corum watch is 44mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

The IWC Igenieur Automatic timepiece is an excellent sport watch choice.  This premium Swiss-made watch features the handsome 40mm diameter Tonneau shaped case in premium-grade stainless steel with a satiny brushed finish. The matching brushed steel triple link bracelet has a convenient push-button fold-over clasp.

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Citizen HTM Eco-Drive

The stationary brushed steel bezel surrounds the white dial with rose gold-tone hands and hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 120 meters and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial.

The Citizen HTM Eco-Drive chronograph is a more moderate sport watch style. This outstanding men’s timepiece features a rugged, masculine 44mm diameter case in brushed stainless steel and a brushed and polished stainless steel multi-link bracelet.

The bright white dial has a tachymeter outer dial, three sub-dials, blue sword hands and gray colored baton hour markers. Features include a date calendar, small-second, 60-minute and 24-hour registers. The Eco-Drive quartz movement inside is powered by the sun or any other light source and will not require a new battery. Citizen watch is water-resistant to 100 meters.

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Swiss Legend Abyssos

The Swiss Legend Abyssos automatic men’s timepiece is outstanding diver’s watch choice with precison Swiss-made craftsmanship inside and out along with water-resistance to 1,000 meters. The premium-grade stainless steel case is presented on a handsome triple link bracelet in satin-finished stainless steel.

The unidirectional rotating bezel with a blue enamel top-ring surrounds the legible blue dial with luminous hands, baton and cabochon dot hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Swiss Legend watch is 46mm in diameter and 19mm thick.

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

It’s Time To Get Hooked On The Classics

In our fast-paced, ever changing world nothing stays the same, especially fashion and accessories. We’re constantly updating our wardrobe with the latest apparel to stay up-to-date.  Men’s fashion is always shifting and evolving, whether it’s the width of a tie or shirt collar, jacket lapel or the legs on a pair of trousers.

Fortunately many time-honored Swiss timepieces from prestigious watchmakers Raymond Weil, Ebel, Baume & Mercier, IWC, Maurice Lacroix and Jean Richard have maintained their classic looks through the years and have changed very little in style, craftsmanship and quality.
 
IWC-IW377701These exemplary watch classics not only offer a look of timeless elegance right for today, they are also an investment that hold their value and will be treasured for years to come. Many of these traditional timepieces are featured in prominent online retailer The Watchery’s Timeless Timepiece event,  where you can enjoy exceptional savings on popular men’s and women’s  watch classics.

IWC, one of the popular brands featured in the weeklong event, has been setting the standards of Swiss watchmaking since 1868. Formally named the International Watch Company, this highly regarded brand is revered for their superlative quality and expert craftsmanship.

While adhering to the finest Swiss craftsmanship at their Schaffhausen factory in Switzerland, IWC has also maintained a classic, refined look and feel with their many popular collections…from the Portofino and Portuguese series to the Pilot’s Watch and Da Vinci collections.

There is a lot to admire with IWC Pilot’s Watch chronograph available at The Watchery. This extraordinary wristwatch features automatic Swiss movement and a generously sized, brushed stainless steel case, that is 43mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

Handsome, genuine alligator strap adds to the distinguished good looks.  Luminous hands and hour markers accent the black chronograph dial with an automatic day and date calendar, small- second, thirty-minute and 12-hour registers.

Features include a screw-down crown and case back for water resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

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