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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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