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2017 Time Favorites…

The festive holiday season is at its peak this week with New Year’s Eve just a few days away. Global celebrations are about to take place throughout the globe from the fireworks at Sydney Harbour in Australia, the lighted illumination of the Eifel Tower in Paris, France along with the dropping of the ball in Times Square, New York.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Watch

We’re celebrating the arrival of the New Year at The Watchery with Luxury Time Favorites for 2017. Over 270 high-end timepieces for men and women are featured in the promotion, including popular styles from Rolex, Eterna, Maurice Lacroix, Alpina, Tudor, TAG Heuer, Raymond Weil, Breitling, Frederique Constant, Corum, Oris, Bulova Accu-Swiss, Longines, Porsche Design and U-Boat.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Men’s Watch is an excellent choice for 2017. This exemplary crafted Swiss-made automatic watch is elegant, refined and the quintessential timepiece for men. The contoured signature round Oyster case in patented, polished Rolesor features a blend of 18K white gold and premium grade stainless steel.

The Rolex Jubilee bracelet in satin-finished premium grade stainless steel adds to the classic contemporary design. The signature fluted bezel in polished 18K white gold surrounds the handsome sunray blue dial with polished silver-tone sword hands, a magnified date window at the 3 o’clock hour and silver-tone Roman numeral hour markers.

Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend Diamond Watch

Features include a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet, along with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Men’s automatic watch is 36mm in diameter, 12mm thick and has been awarded Official Chronometer certification from the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

The Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend Diamond Women’s Watch is a celebrated choice for the New Year.  Glowing with brilliance and luster, this breathtaking women’s dress watch features 308 dazzling diamonds pave-set to glowing perfection on the dodecagonal shaped bezel and patterned white dial with polished silver-tone sword hands.

The dodecagonal shaped case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The sumptuous white alligator strap adds to the stylish good looks. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy.

Breitling Chronomat 41 Chronograph

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend Diamond women’s watch is 32mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

The Breitling Chronomat 41 Chronograph is another excellent selection to kick-off 2017 with. This Swiss-made automatic men’s watch in 18K rose gold and premium grade stainless steel has been awarded official Chronometer certification by COSC.

The contoured round case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror bright finish and is presented on a handsome crocodile-textured black leather strap with contrasting white stitched detail. The polished 18K rose gold crown and push-pieces add striking contrast on the case side.

Longines Evidenza Diamond Watch

The 18K rose gold unidirectional rotating bezel with engraved markers surrounds the black dial with a tachymeter outer dial, three gold colored sub-dials, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date window, 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 300 meters or 1,000 feet. The Breitling Chronomat 41 men’s chronograph is 41mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

The Longines Evidenza Diamond Watch for women is another splendid selection for 2017.  This timeless traditional women’s watch glistens with glamour in sparkling diamonds and lustrous stainless steel. The graceful Tonneau shaped case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright patina.

The supple black patent leather strap adds to the classically elegant good looks. Dazzling round-cut diamonds dramatically adorn the exterior sides of the polished stainless steel bezel and lugs. The dramatic black dial shines with polished silver-tone sword hands and diamond inlaid Arabic numeral hour markers.

Porsche Design Titan 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 Longines Evidenza Diamond Watch for women is 26mm wide and 8mm thick.

The Porsche Design Titan Chronograph is a sleek, sporty and lightweight choice for the New Year.  This precision crafted Swiss-made automatic men’s watch features the contoured round case and matching horizontal link bracelet in ultra-light, ultra-durable titanium with a satiny brushed finish.

The bidirectional rotating tachymeter bezel in titanium with engraved markers surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and luminous hour markers. Features include an automatic day and date window, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers.

Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 120 meters. The Porsche Design Titan men’s chronograph is 41mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

Frederique Constant Slimline Watch

The Frederique Constant Slimline watch is a fashionable women’s selection for 2017. This Swiss-made wristwatch is exceptionally lightweight on the wrist with an ultra-slim, polished steel case that measures 29mm in diameter and 6mm thick.

The two-tone vertical link bracelet in stainless steel and yellow gold-tone stainless steel is highly polished to a lustrous glow and has a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience and security. Decorative fluted detail accents the onion-shaped crown in polished yellow gold-tone stainless steel.

The polished yellow gold bezel surrounds the white dial with yellow gold-tone baton hands and hour markers. 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.

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

Times Square New Year’s  image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Living Longines Dolce Vita…

Longines Watches knows a thing or two about presenting the good life with its expertly crafted timepieces.  This pre-eminent watch brand is perhaps one of the oldest Swiss watchmakers in the world with origins dating back to 1832, when it was founded in Saint-Imier, Switzerland.

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Longines Dolce Vita Diamonds

The brand is long associated with the world of aviation and has featured a winged hourglass emblem on its watch dials for close to a century. Legendary pilots Charles Lindberg and Amelia Earhart both wore Longines wristwatches during their historic transatlantic flights in the 1920’s. Lindberg later worked with the brand to develop the Longines Hour Angle watch, which featured navigational functions for measuring both longitude and latitude distances while flying.

Longines has also been deeply involved in the world of sports and athletics. The brand provided timers for the first modern Olympics held in 1896. Longines is also the official timekeeper of the prestigious Triple Crown equestrian competition in the United States, as well as being the official time-keeper of the prominent Royal Ascot Race Course in Ascot, England.

The brand is currently popular and sought-after for its  Dolce Vita collection, a tribute to the good life or the sweetness of life, incorporating modern contemporary aesthetics with time-honored Swiss-made precision and design. Introduced in 1996, the collection features lustrous square and elongated rectangular shaped cases on matching multi-link bracelets or supple leather straps.

You’ll find many Longines Dolce Vita watches and other popular styles this week at TheWatcery.com during our Longines New Arrivals Event.

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Longines Dolce Vita Rectangular Diamonds

The Longines Dolce Vita Diamond Watch is pure enchantment in shimmering diamonds and lustrous stainless steel. This exquisite women’s dress watch features the perfectly square-shaped case in polished stainless steel, presented on an attractive black leather strap with a deployment clasp closure.

Forty-eight sparkling round-cut diamonds pave-set to glowing perfection dramatically adorn all four sides of the square-shaped polished steel bezel. The dramatic black textured dial shines with polished silver-tone hands, silver-tone baton and Roman numeral hour markers.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 30 meters. Longines Dolce Vita Diamond women’s watch is 21mm wide and 6mm thick.

The Longines Dolce Vita  Diamond Rectangular women’s watch strikes a sophisticated note in stainless steel, supple leather and diamonds. The ultra-slim and slender rectangular shaped case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright glow.  The supple beige leather strap adds to the stylish good looks.

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Longines Dolce Vita Rectangular

The highly polished stationary stainless steel bezel frames the iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial with polished silver-tone hands and eleven diamond hour markers. Features include a sapphire crystal above the dial and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Longines Dolce Vita Rectangular women’s watch is 16mm wide and 5mm thick.

Understated elegance triumphs with the Longines rectangular women’s watch in stainless steel. The streamlined contemporary lines feature the elongated rectangular shaped case in polished stainless steel on a genuine alligator strap in a striking mint green color.

The stationary polished steel bezel surrounds the bright white dial with a small-seconds sub-dial above the 6 o’clock hour, polished silver-colored sword hands and hour markers. Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. Longines Dolce Vita rectangular women’s watch is 20mm wide and 7mm thick.

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Longines La Grande Classique

The Longines La Grande Classique women’s watch captures the spririt of the brand’s early models with an heirloom inspired Tonneau shaped case in premium grades stainless steel, presented on a genuine black crocodile strap with elegant column design lugs.

The vintage inspired white dial shines with slender black sword hands and black Roman numeral hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy. Longines La Grande Classique women’s watch is 22mm wide and 5mm thick.

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

Longines store front image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Longines Time Legends…

Longines Watches founded in 1832 in Saint-Imier, Switzerland holds the honor of being one of the oldest Swiss watchmakers in the world. It also holds the distinction of being the one watch brand with  the oldest registered trademark…its winged hourglass emblem.

In the early 1920’s Longines developed navigational watches for the International Aeronautical Federation used by aviation pioneers of the era and soon incorporated wings into their brand emblem, which still remains today. In addition, both pilots Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart wore Longines watches during their transatlantic flights in the 1920’s.

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Longines Dolce Vita Men’s Watch

Lindbergh in fact was instrumental in the development of the Longines Hour Angle watch, which was designed to help pilots navigate both longitude and latitude when flying.  Longines  also released its first in-house self-winding watches and patented fly-back chronographs during this era.

The brand is also highly associated with sports and athletics. In 1896, Longines provided timers used during the first modern Olympics. It is also highly associated with equestrian sports and currently serves as the official timekeeper of the Triple Crown in the US, as well as the Royal Ascot Race Course in Ascot, England.

Longines has also been the official timekeeper of the French Open tennis competition since 2007 and has been the timekeeper of the Tours de France for the past thirty-one years.

Many of the brand’s prestigious timepieces are highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com during the site’s Longines Time Classics Event. Prominent timepieces for men and women are featured in the promotion including styles from the Dolce Vita, Heritage, Prima Luna, La Grande Classique and Column Wheel collections.

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Longines Dolce Vita Diamond Women’s Watch

The Longines Dolce Vita men’s watch offers a highly distinguished profile in stainless steel and 18K rose gold. The elongated rectangular shaped case in polished premium grade stainless steel is presented on the handsome multi-link bracelet in polished stainless steel with 18K rose gold accent links. The 18K rose gold octagonal shaped crown adds to the stylish design.

The stationary, highly polished 18K rose gold bezel frames the striking silver guilloche dial with metallic blue sword hands and black Roman numeral hour markers. A small-seconds subdial above the 6 o’clock hour adds distinction.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and quality quartz movement inside. Dolce Vita men’s watch is 26mm wide, 7mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

The Longines Dolce Vita Diamond women’s watch offers a dazzling profile for today’s woman. Beset with brilliance and allure, this breathtaking women’s watch features twenty-eight shimmering round-cut diamonds pave-set to perfection on two sides of the lustrous stainless steel bezel.

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Longines Heritage Automatic GMT

The slim, slender rectangular shaped case in premium grade stainless steel is polished to a mirror-bright glow. The matching multi-link bracelet in polished steel adds to the lustrous appeal. The light blue colored Mother-of-Pearl dial glistens with polished silver colored sword hands and inlaid diamond hour markers.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters. Dolce Vita women’s watch is 16mm wide, 5mm thick and has quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside.

The Longines Heritage GMT Automatic men’s watch captures the spirit and precision of the brand’s early models of yesteryear with a perfectly round case and square-shaped extension lugs in polished, premium grade stainless steel. The elongated onion-shaped crown with decorative fluted detail adds to the timeless design. A genuine black alligator strap completes the look.

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Longines Prima Luna

The perfectly round stationary bezel with fluted detail surrounds the black dial with luminous pie-cutter hands, an arrow shaped GMT hand, along with luminous 12/24 Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters. Longines Heritage GMT men’s watch is 41mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

Distinctively feminine and unmistakably glamorous, the Longines Prima Luna watch is expressly made for women. This breathtaking Swiss-made timepiece features the graceful, highly polished stainless steel case presented on an intricate multi-link bracelet in polished steel with a convenient push-button butterfly clasp.

Twenty-eight brilliant round-cut diamonds weave intrigue on the perfectly round bezel in polished stainless steel. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with twelve sparkling inlaid diamond hour markers and blue sword hands.

Features include precise Swiss-made quartz movement inside and a scratch resistant sapphire above the dial. Longines Prima Luna women’s watch is 23mm in diameter, 6mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters.

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

Longines watch image courtesy of Wiki Commons

Thoroughbred Longines Style

The Belmont Stakes, the final lap of horse racing’s Triple Crown takes place tomorrow afternoon at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. This year’s Preakness winner Exaggerator is the odds-on favorite to win the race, while this year’s Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will not even  be in the competition.

The Belmont Park track’s lengthy 1-1/2 mile distance is considered an obstacle by many jockeys to endure and has been dubbed “The Mount Everest of Race Tracks,” since recent Triple Crown contenders such as  California Chrome and Big Brown failed to win the Belmont after previously winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness races.

In the world of horse racing, precision up-to-the-second timing is essential for jockeys in their quest to reach the finish line. In fact, numerous watchmakers, including Rolex, Audemars Piquet and Longines sponsor horse-racing events across the globe.

Longines Watches is in fact the Official Timekeeper of The Triple Crown this year and has played an integral part in  Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes …and will be participating in tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes as well. This prominent Swiss watchmaker is also the Official Watch and Official Timekeeper of the renowned Royal Ascot Race Course, in Ascot, England where the illustrious Royal Meeting and Gold Cup Races take place every summer and are usually attended by members of the Royal Family.

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Longines Heritage GMT

The brand’s equestrian background dates back to 1878, when it produced a chronograph pocket watch engraved with a jockey and his mount. The pocket watch was widely present at racetracks and popular with both jockeys and horse lovers.

You’ll find many Longines watches for men and women at TheWatchery.com including styles from the prestigious Dolce Vita, PrimaLuna, Column Wheel, Heritage and Hydro Conquest collections.

You’re certain to be in the winner’s circle with the Longines Heritage GMT Automatic watch on your wrist. This distinguished Swiss-made men’s automatic timepiece features the perfectly round case in premium grade stainless steel presented on a handsome black alligator strap with contrasting white stitched detail. The onion-shaped crown with fluted detail adds to the stylish good looks.

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Longines Prima Luna

The stationary stainless steel bezel with engraved fluted detail surrounds the black dial with gold-tone pie-cutter hands, an arrow GMT hand, 12/24 hour white Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters. Automatic watch is 41mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

The Longines PrimaLuna women’s dress watch in certain to draw all eyes in lustrous stainless steel and diamonds. This breathtaking women’s watch features the perfectly round case in lustrous stainless steel and highly polished multi-link stainless steel bracelet. Shimmering round-cut diamonds are pave-set to perfection on the perfectly round bezel.

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Longines Hydro Conquest

The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with blue sapphire colored sword hands and twelve diamond hour markers.

Features include a sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you or precise time-keeping accuracy. PrimaLuna women’s watch is 23mm in diameter and 6mm thick.

The Longines Hydro Conquest diver’s watch is another winning choice. This high-performance men’s watch features the 41mm diameter, 12mm thick stainless steel case, presented on a durable black rubber strap with a convenient deployment clasp buckle. A unidirectional rotating bezel with a red enamel top ring and screened luminous markers surrounds the black dial with an automatic date window, luminous hands and hour markers.

A locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 300 meters. Features include a glare-proof sapphire crystal above the dial and quality quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy.

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Longines Dolce Vita

Understated glamour triumphs with the Longines Dolce Vita watch in stainless steel and 18K rose gold. This sleek and sophisticated women’s watch features the signature elongated rectangular shaped case in highly polished stainless steel and lustrous bracelet in lustrous stainless steel with polished 18K rose gold center links.

The stationary 18K rose gold bezel frames the bright white dial with gold tone hands and hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, water-resistance to 30 meter and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Dolce Vita women’s watch is 16mm wide and 5mm thick.

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

Belmont Park image courtesy of WikiCommons.

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.

Thoroughbred Style

It’s a week away from the Belmont Stakes and there’s much speculation if California Chrome will take Horse Racing’s Triple Crown this year. The thoroughbred racehorse has already won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness and could be the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978, when Affirmed took the coveted prize.

In the past decade, seven horses: Silver Charm, Real Quiet, Charismatic, War Emblem, Smarty Jones, Big Brown and I’ll Have Another have all won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, but came up short in the Belmont Stakes.

Precision up-to-the-second time-keeping is vital in the world of horse racing and many well-known watch brands sponsor horse-racing events around the world. Rolex, Audemars Piguet and Longines are among the popular watch sponsors.L25010836

Longines in fact is the Official Timekeeper of the Kentucky Derby. The prominent Swiss brand is also the Official Watch and Official Timekeeper of the renowned Royal Ascot Race Course, in Ascot, England where the illustrious Royal Meeting and Gold Cup Races take place every summer, usually attended by members of the Royal Family.

The brand’s equestrian heritage dates back to 1878, when it produced a chronograph pocket watch engraved with a jockey and his mount. The timepiece was widely used at racetracks and was popular with jockeys and horse lovers, since it enabled them to time performances in seconds.

Longines offers many prestigious wristwatches for men and women available at luxury retailer The Watchery. The Belle Arti Women’s Diamond wristwatch is an absolute stunner. This dazzling timepiece features an elongated, rectangular shaped case with contoured lugs in lustrous stainless steel. The highly polished multi-link stainles steel bracelet adds to the sophisticated appeal.

Forty-two shimmering diamonds, pave-set to perfection adorn the sides of the bezel. The luminous Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with blue sword hands and black Arabic hour markers. A window above the 6 o’clock hour reveals the small-seconds subdial.

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy. Timepiece is 25mm wide, 7mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters.

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