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High-End Estate Watches Worth Endorsing…

In the world of high-end luxury premium crafted timepieces and automobiles have very much in common. Both are considered symbols of status and prestige. They are highly coveted and revered throughout the globe and each is meticulously crafted to the luxury of every detail.

Precision crafted wristwatches like luxury automobiles also hold the distinction of holding their value over time. Hence a pre-owned estate wristwatch from Rolex, Cartier and Corum among others, depreciates little in value over time very much like a pre-owned Rolls Royce, Bentley or Jaguar.

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You do not have to look any further than the January Estate Event at The Watchery to discover an impressive collection of pre-owned and store display timepieces from the most-wanted and respected watchmakers in the world today.

Over 85 prestigious estate timepieces for men and women are featured in the event, including highly sought-after models from Rolex, Corum, Baume & Mercier, Oris, Frederique Constant, Alpina, Longines, Cartier, Tudor, Mont Blanc, Rado, Franck Muller, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Chanel and Ritmo Mundo.

Each estate watch featured in the promotion is expertly restored with original manufacturer parts and has passed a comprehensive 30-point inspection too. In addition, a comprehensive assessment of any of the watch’s exterior flaws is provided in the product description and each Estate watch at The Watchery comes with a 2-year limited warranty.

The Rolex Datejust Automatic Men’s watch is an extraordinary selection. This outstanding Swiss-made automatic men’s watch offers classic contemporary lines, right for today and always. The signature oyster case in Rolesor, a patented blend of 18K white gold and stainless steel is highly polished to a lustrous glow.

Cartier Tankissime

A magnified cyclops window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include a 48-hour power reserve along with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. A locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Rolex Datejust Automatic Men’s watch is 36mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

Cartier Watches are in a league of their own. This pre-eminent jeweler has defined luxury watches and fine jewelry for over two centuries. Understated glamour triumphs with the Cartier Tankissime women’s watch in 18K white gold.

The graceful flowing contours features the square shaped case and matching horizontal link bracelet in 18K white gold, highly polished to a lustrous mirror-bright glow. A decorative blue sapphire cabochon-cut stone tops the octagonal shaped crown in 18K white gold.

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The classic white dial features blue sapphire colored sword hands and raised black Roman numeral hour markers. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial. The Cartier Tankissime women’s watch is 20mm wide and 6mm thick.

The Corum Admiral’s Cup Limited-Edition Automatic Chronograph is another exemplary Swiss-made Estate selection for men. This outstanding men’s watch features the signature Admiral’s Cup 12-sided dodecagonal shaped case in 18K rose gold with a satiny brushed finish.

The handsome black alligator strap with an 18K rose gold buckle adds to the classically elegant design. The dodecagonal-shaped black carbon fiber bezel surrounds the white dial with three sub-dials, decorative flag decals on the outer dial, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Corum Admiral’s Cup Limited-Edition Automatic men’s chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 18mm thick.

Tudor Monarch II

The Tudor Monarch II women’s watch strikes a sophisticated note in 18K yellow gold and premium grade stainless steel. This Swiss-made women’s watch features the graceful contoured case in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a lustrous patina. The attractive vertical link bracelet in brushed stainless steel is accented with polished 18K yellow gold center links.

The unidirectional rotating bezel in premium grade stainless steel has a coin-edge rim and 18K yellow gold top ring with engraved markers. The bright white dial shines with luminous yellow gold-tone hands, a date window at the 3 o’clock hour, Arabic numeral and outlined luminous cabochon dot hour markers.

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial. The Tudor Monarch II women’s watch is 27mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

Oris Limited-Edition Audi Sport Automatic

The Oris Limited-Edition Audi Sport Automatic Chronograph is pure exhilaration on the wrist. This premium crafted Swiss-made men’s watch inspired by the German sports car features an exceptionally lightweight, extremely durable contoured round case in brushed titanium, presented on a handsome black leather strap with decorative pierced detail and a push-button deployment clasp.

The stationary tachymeter bezel in tungsten surrounds the metallic silver colored dial with a small-second countdown timer, 10-minute and 10-hour sub-dials, a date window, luminous hands and raised Arabic luminous hour markers.

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.  Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. The Oris Limited-Edition Audi Sport Automatic Chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

Streamlined contemporary styling triumphs with the Baume & Mercier Hamptons women’s watch. This fashionable women’s timepiece features the elongated rectangular shaped case in polished premium grade stainless steel, presented on a sumptuous light brown crocodile strap with a convenient deployment clasp closure for added security.

The integrated stationary bezel surrounds the silver-colored metallic dial with rose gold-tone sword hands and raised rose gold-tone 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 and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside for time-keeping accuracy. The Baume & Mercier Hamptons women’s watch is 27mm wide and 10mm thick.

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

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The Season’s Brightest New Arrivals!

Hundreds of extraordinary new arrivals from many of today’s most prestigious high-end watchmakers have recently arrived at The Watchery, just in time for the Christmas gift-giving season.

The very latest styles from some of the best names in horology are featured in the event, including models from Oris, Frederique Constant, Porsche Design, Corum, Michael Kors, Eterna, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Baume & Mercier, TechnoMarine, Diesel, S. Coifman, Invicta, Lancaster Italy, Seiko, Puma, Bulova and Skagen.

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Porsche Design Worldtimer GMT

The Porsche Design Worldtimer GMT Automatic watch is an exemplary choice for the discerning man.  This prestigious Swiss-made men’s automatic timepiece features the round contoured case in 18K rose gold in a satiny brushed finish.

The high-performance black rubber strap adds to the modern, contemporary design and features a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience and security. Dual screw-down locking crowns on the case side feature raised textured detail for added distinction.

The highly legible black dial features luminous rose gold-tone hands, Arabic numeral 12/24 hour markers and a GMT time-zone window between the 8 and 10 o’clock hours that work in harmony with the global location window at the 3 o’clock hour.

The engraved screw-down case back features the 24 different global cities featured on the dial and their abbreviations. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Porsche Design Worldtimer GMT automatic men’s watch is 45mm in diameter and 17mm thick.

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Eterna Contessa Diamond

The Eterna Contessa Diamond watch is an extraordinary holiday gift choice for women. Glowing with brilliance and luster, this classically elegant Swiss-made women’s watch features the elongated rectangular shaped case with graceful contoured sides and a satiny brushed finish. The genuine, hand-crafted black alligator strap adds to the timeless design.

Thirty-eight shimmering round-cut diamonds create a dramatic focal point on the top and bottom sides of lustrous stainless steel bezel. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with twelve brilliant inlaid hour markers.

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. The Eterna Contessa Diamond women’s watch is 23mm wide and 7mm thick.

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Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend

The Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend Automatic Watch for men is another excellent holiday gift selection. This outstanding Swiss-made men’s watch is meticulously crafted to the luxury of every detail.  The signature twelve-side dodecagonal shaped case in premium grade stainless steel has an alternating brushed and polished finish.

The matching triple-line bracelet with brushed premium grade stainless steel outer links and polished 18K rose gold center links has a convenient push-button clasp.

The polished dodecagonal shaped 18K rose gold bezel surrounds the handsome dark gray dial with fluted detail, the Admiral’s Cup signature flag emblem outer dial, a small second sub-dial, luminous rose gold-tone outlined hands and raised rose gold-tone baton hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

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Oris Artelier

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside. 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 Automatic men’s watch is 42mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

Understated elegance triumphs with the Oris Artelier Automatic Women’s watch. This timeless traditional Swiss-made women’s watch features the perfectly round case and matching multi-link bracelet in premium grade stainless steel with a contrasting brushed and polished finish.

The perfectly round polished steel bezel surrounds the silver guilloche dial with polished silver-tone luminous sword hands, polished silver-tone hour markers and an automatic date window at the 6 o’clock hour.

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U-Boat Flightdeck

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Oris Artelier Automatic Women’s watch is 31mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

The U-Boat Flightdeck Automatic Chronograph offers a modern, innovative take on time for today’s man. The robust 50mm diameter, 18mm thick case in matte white high-tech ceramic is hypoallergenic and scratch-resistant.  The left-facing crown and push-pieces with a protective cover on the case add to the bold, modernistic design.

The handsome black alligator inlaid black rubber strap offers sleek and stylish contrast to the case. The integrated bezel surrounds the black carbon fiber dial with a date window, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour sub-dials, luminous sword hands and luminous Arabic numeral hour markers.

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Michael Kors Whitley

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.

Nothing says fashion-forward more than the Michael Kors wristwatch and the Michael Kors Whitley women’s watch is a splendid holiday gift choice. This breathtaking women’s watch features the trend-setting oval shaped case in yellow gold-tone stainless steel, highly polished to a lustrous patina. The light brown crocodile-textured leathers strap adds to the stylish good looks.

Two rows of dazzling inlaid crystals weave intrigue on the oval shaped bezel in yellow gold-tone stainless steel. The dramatic, fan-patterned light gold colored dial shines with a day-of-the-week subdial, yellow gold-colored sword hands, raised yellow gold-colored Roman numeral hour markers. A window at 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

Features include quality quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Michael Kors Whitley women’s watch is 41mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

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

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Oris Pre-Holiday Blowout

For generations Oris Watches have been highly sought-after by horological enthusiasts and discerning watch collectors alike. This independently owned and operated Swiss watchmaker is highly renowned and regarded around the globe for their precision-crafted automatic and mechanical timepieces for both men and women, which are exclusively produced at their Hölstein, Switzerland factory.

Every element of an Oris timepiece…from the meticulous movements inside to the case, crystal and band on the outside are produced and assembled at the Hölstein facilities. The brand, founded in 1904 by watchmakers Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in Hölstein is one of the ten largest producers of watches in Switzerland today.

The  current Oris collections are divided into four categories: Motor Sport, Aviation, Culture and Diving. Since 2003, Oris has been the official watch supplier for the BMW Formula racing team and offers a wide array of high-speed racing inspired models. Oris Big Crown watches are a popular choice of pilots and aviation fans, while many of the Oris Prodiver watches have water-resistance up to 1,000 meters or 3,300 feet.

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Oris Big Crown X1 Calculator Automatic

Since 2000, Oris has paid homage to music legends with their Jazz Series Collection, featuring limited-edition tributes to Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Thelonious Monk, Frank Sinatra and Charlie Parker. The Oris Artix, Artelier and Classic series acknowledge the time-honored elegance of the brand’s early timepieces of yesteryear.

You’ll find an impressive assortment of Oris Watches at The Watchery with our Oris Blowout Event taking place this week. Over 75 popular men’s and women’s watches are featured in the promotion, including styles from the Big Crown, Artelier, TT1, Artix, Classic, BC4 and ProDiver series.

The sky’s the limit with the Oris Big Crown X1 Calculator Automatic men’s Chronograph for men. With just one look, you will recognize immediately why timepiece is one of the top choices for aviators. This extraordinary pilot’s watch features the generously appointed case in gunmetal ion-plated stainless steel in a lustrous polished finish. The handsome black leather strap with contrasting grey stitched detail adds to the stylish good looks.

The matching stationary gunmetal ion-plated stainless steel bezel with fluted detail surrounds the black dial with a bidirectional rotating slide-rule grey outer dial, three sub-dials, luminous hands, luminous Arabic numeral and baton hour markers.

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Oris Rectangular Diamond

Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers. An exhibition skeleton case back lets your see the automatic movement inside. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. The Oris Big Crown X1 Calculator Automatic men’s chronograph is 46mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

The Oris Rectangular Diamond wristwatch is a spectacular selection for women. This exquisite women’s dress watch sparkles with understated glamour and sophistication in lustrous stainless steel and diamonds.

The sleek and slender rectangular shaped case and matching bead link bracelet in premium grade stainless steel are highly polished to a mirror-bright patina. Forty-two Top Wesselton round-cut diamonds are pave-set to glowing perfection on the two exterior sides of the bezel.

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Oris ProDiver Automatic

Decorative swirl detail accents the background of the silver-colored dial with polished silver-tone sword hands and highly stylized black Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an exhibition skeleton case back, water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. The Oris Rectangular Diamond women’s watch is 24mm wide and 11mm thick.

The Oris ProDiver Automatic Men’s Timepiece is the quintessential diver’s watch with water-resistance to 1,000 meters or 3,300 feet. What’s more, it features an ultra-lightweight, ultra-durable brushed titanium case, a built-in automatic helium escape valve and a high-performance black rubber strap, three of the most-wanted attributes you look for in a diver’s watch.

The patented unidirectional rotating black ceramic bezel features the Oris Rotation Safety System for efficient dive time countdowns. The legible black dial features a date window at the 12 o’clock hour along with luminous and hour markers.

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Oris Artix GT Diamond

Features include a 38-hour power reserve along with a locking screw-down crown and case back. Additional features include a glare-proof scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and a push-button deployment clasp on the strap with a wetsuit extension option. Oris ProDiver Automatic Men’s Timepiece is 49mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

The Oris Artix GT Diamond watch offers a sleek and sporty profile for today’s woman. This contemporary women’s watch features the contoured round case in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a lustrous glow. The supple black leather strap has a convenient deployment clasp for added convenience and security.

The bidirectional rotating black ceramic bezel with engraved markers surrounds the black dial with luminous silver-tone sword hands and 12 diamond inlaid hour markers. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial. Additional features include an exhibition skeleton case back, along with a locking screw-down crown for water-resistance to 100 meters. The Oris Artix GT Diamond watch is 37mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

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

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Fall Luxury Timepieces…

There’s hope for those of us who have champagne wishes and caviar dreams, but beer bottle and hamburger budgets when it comes to purchasing luxury high-end wristwatches. The pristine pre-owned watch and store display collection available at TheWatchery.com makes purchasing luxury timepieces from Rolex, Cartier, Frank Muller, Corum, Omega and more a highly affordable reality.

Luxury wristwatches are very much like high-end automobiles. Both are impeccably crafted inside and out. Each is highly sought-after and desired around the world and each also holds their value better over time.

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Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph

Store-display watches may have never been worn, but they may have surface blemishes such as minor scratches or slight discoloration the leather bands due to exposure from the bright lighting in store showcases and sun exposure in store windows.

Both pre-owned and store display timepieces are highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com during our Fall Luxury Time Event.

Over 222 prestigious men’s and watches are featured in the promotion, including styles from Rolex, Cartier, De Grisgono, Chanel, Corum, Perrelet, Longines, Chopard, Jaegar-LeCoultre, Bvlgari, Bell & Ross, Rado, Oris, Omega and Frederique Constant.

While many of these pre-owned and store display watches may not come with their original packaging, boxes, instructional manuals and manufacturer warranties, they are extraordinary values and come with a 2-year limited warranty provided by TheWatchery.com. In addition, a comprehensive assessment of each watch’s exterior flaws is offered in the product’s description.

Rolex is by far the most-wanted brand in the estate watches and the Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph Automatic timepiece offers triumphant precision and design. The signature oyster case in premium grade stainless steel has a lustrous polished finish. The highly attractive triple-link bracelet features brushed stainless steel outer links and highly polished 18K yellow gold center links.

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Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Diamond

The bidirectional rotating polished 18K yellow gold bezel with engraved markers surrounds the metallic charcoal sunray dial with luminous baton hands and luminous baton hour markers. A magnified window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial. The Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph automatic men’s watch is 36mm in diameter, 12mm thick and has been awarded official Chronometer certification from the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

The Maurice Lacroix Less Classiques Diamond watch is a splendid Store Display model. This exquisite Swiss-made women’s dress watch shines in lustrous stainless steel and diamonds. The perfectly round case in premium grade stainless steel is polished to a mirror-bright glow. The captivating multi-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel adds to the classically elegant design.

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Oris Pro-Diver

Fifty-four shimmering round-cut diamonds weave intrigue on the perfectly round bezel in lustrous stainless steel. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with polished silver-tone sword hands and eleven inlaid round-cut diamond hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, quality quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Maurice Lacroix Less Classiques Diamond watch is 33mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

The Oris Pro-Diver Automatic Chronograph for men is not only an excellent Store Display model, it’s also an outstanding diver’s watch. The Swiss-made automatic men’s watch features an ultra-durable, ultra-lightweight case in premium titanium with a satiny brushed finish. The high-performance black rubber strap adds to the rugged good looks and has a convenient deployment clasp closure with a wet-suit extension.

With water-resistance to 1,000 meters or 3,300 feet the Oris Pro-Diver has a locking screw-down crown and case back. The black ceramic rotating bezel features the Oris patented Rotation Safety System, which lifts and sets the outer bezel timer scale to safely set dive times and ensures the timer cannot be accidentally moved. The automatic helium escape valve offers security when resurfacing from the depths of the deep sea.

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Omega Constellation Quadrella

The legible black dial features an automatic date window, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, along with luminous hands and hour markers. The Oris Pro-Diver Automatic men’s chronograph is 51mm in diameter and 20mm thick.

The Omega Constellation Quadrella Diamond watch is a stellar selection. This stunning women’s watch features the lustrous Tonneau shaped case in premium grade stainless steel, presented on the signature horizontal link bracelet with full 18K yellow gold bar accents.

Twenty-four sparkling round-cut diamonds, prong-set to perfection in 18K yellow gold dramatically accent the outer corners of the lustrous polished stainless steel bezel. The polished 18K yellow gold crown adds distinction.

The luminous Mother-of-Pearl dial glistens with polished yellow gold-tone hands, eight sparkling multi-colored gemstone hour markers and four raised black Roman numeral hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement for precise time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Omega Constellation Quadrella Diamond watch is 20mm wide and 7mm thick.

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

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Put Your Wrist In Automatic…

For generations automatic wristwatches have had a long-standing air of elegance and prestige. The interior self-winding mechanism of an automatic timepiece prominently displays precision craftsmanship and horological excellence at its finest. It is no wonder that  watch devotees and collectors  prize automatic timepieces far above quartz movement watches.

Exemplary, precision crafted automatic timepieces for men and women are highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com with our Put Your Wrist In Automatic: September Automatic Time Event, featuring highly sought-after models from Oris, Porsche Design, Gucci, Lucien Piccard, Swiss Legend, Invicta, TW Steel, Egard, Ritmo Mundo, Bulova Accu-Swiss, Rotary, Ingersoll, Elini Barokas and Rotary.

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Porsche Design Flat 6

The Porsche Design Flat 6 Automatic Watch is an excellent choice. This premium crafted men’s watch is modern and urbane with a contoured round case in brushed and polished black ion-plated stainless steel, presented on a high-performance gray rubber strap.

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate, Swiss-made automatic movement inside. The integrated stationary bezel surrounds the gray dial with luminous sword hands, luminous outlined Arabic numeral hour markers and minute outer dial. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

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. Porsche Design Flat 6 Automatic Watch is 44mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

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Oris Artix GT Diamond

The Oris Artix GT Diamond timepiece is a stunning automatic watch choice for women. This premium Swiss-made wristwatch features the generously oversized case in polished stainless steel, presented on a supple black leather strap with a convenient deployment clasp closure.

The stationary black ion-plated stainless steel bezel with engraved countdown markers encircles the black dial with luminous sword hands, twelve shimmering inlaid diamond hour markers and a date window at the 6 o’clock hour.

Features include an exhibition skeleton caseback, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Oris Artix GT Diamond women’s watch is 37mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

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Swiss Legend Abyssos

You do not have to look any further than the Swiss Legend Abyssos timepiece for an outstanding automatic diver’s watch. Rugged and masculine, this Swiss-made automatic men’s watch is water-resistant to 1,000 meters or 3,300 feet.

The premium grade stainless steel case has a smooth brushed finish and is fully integrated onto the handsome triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel.

The unidirectional rotating bezel with a black ceramic top ring surrounds the black dial with luminous sword hands, cabochon dot and baton hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

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Lucien Piccard Acropolis

Features include a scratch resistant Sapphitek crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back. Swiss Legend Abyssos men’s watch is 46mm in diameter and 19mm thick.

The Lucien Piccard Acropolis multi-function men’s timepiece offers time-honored, automatic precision matched to classically elegant traditional design.

The amply proportioned round case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror bright glow. The handsome crocodile-textured leather strap adds to the timeless design and has a deployment clasp closure for added convenience and security.

The stationary integrated bezel surrounds the intricate black dial with day, date, month and 12-hour sub-dials, an open heart window above the 6 o’clock hour, along with rose gold-tone pie cutter hands and raised Roman numeral hour markers.

Features include an exhibition skeleton case back, a scratch resistant Sapphitek crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Lucien Piccard Acropolis multi-function men’s watch is 45mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

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

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High-End Chronological Time

The term chronograph comes from the Greek phrases for time; “chronos” and writing: “graph” and it is interpreted more today to be about the recording of time rather than the writing of time. In fact the annotation of term chronological is “arranged in the order of time.”

Although numerous watches may boast having a chronograph function, a true chronograph is a timepiece with both independent stop watch and display functions on the dial. Both Breitling and TAG Heuer were instrumental in the development of chronographs.

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Breitling Windrider Chronomat

In 1882 Edouard Heuer introduced the first independent chronograph stop-watch function on a pocket watch. He followed five years later with the development of an oscillating pinion mechanism, a movement which is currently still used in the craftsmanship of mechanical chronographs by many watchmakers.

Heuer later introduced the first wristwatch chronograph in 1914 and the Micrograph two year later, which holds the distinction of being the very first stopwatch accurate to 1/100th of a second.

Breitling is responsible for the development of the push-pieces, which operate the stop-watch functions on a chronograph. In 1915, the brand launched the first independent chronograph push-piece. It perfected the system of stop/start functions on its chronographs in 1923, developing a resetting mechanism useful for the timing of sporting events and calculation of flight times. In 1934, Breitling accomplished a breakthrough in horological history with the development of the second independent reset push-piece for its chronographs.

Premium chronograph watches from Breitling, Corum, Porsche Design, IWC, Chopard, Oris, Ebel, Raymond Weil, Luminox, Bell & Ross, Apina and more are highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com during our High-End Men’s Chronograph Event.  Over 87 popular models are featured in the promotion, including both automatic and quartz styles.

The Breitling Windrider Chronomat Flying Fish Chronograph is exceptional choice. This premium crafted Swiss-made men’s automatic watch has been awarded official Chronometer Certification from the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

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Oris Artix

The round, contoured case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The case is presented on a handsome multi-link bracelet in polished stainless steel. The unidirectional rotating bezel in stainless steel features legible engraved markers. The black dial features small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour sub-dials, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include a glare proof, scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water resistance to 500 meters or 1,650 feet. Breitling Windrider Chronomat is 44mm in diameter and 17mm thick.

Oris is a brand highly regarded for its state-of-the-art automatic and mechanical watch movements. The Oris Artix Automatic Chronograph offers a highly distinguished profile for today’s man with a brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel case, presented on a black alligator-textured leather strap with a deployment clasp closure for added convenience.

The integrated, stationary bezel surrounds the black dial with three subdials, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.

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Chopard Imperiale

Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Oris Artix men’s chronograph is 44m in diameter and 16mm thick.

Master-jeweler Chopard is celebrated for its luxury high-end timepieces and the Chopard Imperiale Automatic Chronograph does not disappoint. This impeccably crafted men’s timepiece features classic architectural inspired styling with a perfectly round case and horizontal link bracelet attached by column design lugs. Both the case and bracelet are crafted in premium grade stainless steel and are highly polished to a lustrous patina.

A blue cabochon-cut stone on the granular crown adds distinction. The stationary bezel surrounds the chronograph dial with a silver-colored sunray outer dial, Mother-of-Pearl center, three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

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Bell & Ross Pilot

Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Chopard Imperiale Automatic Chronograph is 40mm in diameter and 9mm thick.

Bell & Ross is noted for its  professional wristwatches and you’re certain to soar to new heights with the Bell & Ross Pilot Chronograph for men on your wrist. This high-performance wristwatch has a round contoured case in premium grade stainless steel in a satiny brushed finish. The attractive horizontal link bracelet in brushed stainless steel has a fold-over locking clasp for added security.

The metallic silver-colored dial has a tachymeter outer dial, three sub-dials, automatic day and date windows, black outlined luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include 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. Bell & Ross Pilot men’s chronograph is 41mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

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

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Great Diving Adventures…

As summer is at its peak and both the month of August and the back-to-school season looms in the horizon, many of us are planning late summer getaways to destinations ranging from tropical seaside resorts and mountainous hiking retreats to European tours and Mediterranean cruises.

Whether you’re vacationing off the shores of the Virgin Islands or the Greek Isles this late Summer, deep sea diving adventures, water sports and recreation will probably be on your vacation itinerary.

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Breitling Chronomat Flying Fish

There is no better time than now to plan ahead for your forthcoming vacation and find a diving watch to complement your seafaring expeditions.

We’ve hand-selected a few of our favorite Diving watches at TheWatchery.com for you from some of the very best names in horology: Breitling, TAG Heuer, Omega and Oris. Not only do each of these premium crafted timepieces features precision Swiss-made automatic movement inside, each is also water-resistant to 500 meters or more.

Although Breitling is renowned for its aviator inspired timepieces, the brand’s deep-sea divers’ watches are in a league of their own. The Breitling Chronomat 44 Flying Fish automatic chronograph is an extraordinary diver’s watch with water-resistance to 500 meters or 1,650 feet. This dynamic and vigorous men’s timepiece features the premium grade stainless steel case in a brushed and polished finish, presented on a high-performance black rubber strap.

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TAG Heuer Aquaracer

The unidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel with engraved markers surrounds the black dial with three 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 glare-proof, scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, a locking screw-down crown and case back, along with a 70-hour power reserve. Breitling automatic men’s watch is 44mm in diameter, 16mm thick and has been awarded Chronometer Certification from the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

In the early 2000’s TAG Heuer set out to create the quintessential diver’s watch series with it Aquaracer timepiece collection. The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Automatic Chronograph for men is an outstanding diver’s watch with water-resistance to 500 meters and a helium escape valve that provides added security when resurfacing from the deep sea.

The dynamic titanium carbide coated case in black ion-plated stainless steel case is presented on a durable black rubber strap with striking textured detail and a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience.

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

The titanium unidirectional rotating bezel with engraved markers surrounds the textured black dial with three sub-dials, an automatic date window, luminous baton hands and hour markers. Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. Additional features include a glare-proof sapphire crystal above the dial, locking screw-down crown and case back. TAG Heuer Aquaracer automatic men’s watch is 44mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

Omega is a brand synonymous with deep-sea diving. The brand’s Seamaster timepiece has been the go-to diver’s watch by professional divers and diving enthusiasts for decades. The Seamaster Planet Ocean Automatic men’s chronograph lives up to its seafaring  name with a built-in helium escape valve and water-resistance to 600 meters.

The outstanding premium-grade stainless steel case in a brushed and polished finish is presented on the signature triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel with a push-button clasp and wet-suit extension.

The unidirectional rotating bezel has u-notched outer rim and a bright orange top ring. The legible black dial features small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour sub-dials, along with an automatic date window, luminous sword hands and luminous baton hour markers.

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Oris Col Moschin Limited-Edition

Features include a 52-hour power reserve, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal this is glare-proof, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back. Omega Seamaster watch is 38mm in diameter, 16mm thick and has been awarded Chronometer Certification from the COSC.

With water-resistance to 1,000 meter or 3,300 feet, the Oris Col Moschin Limited-Edition Titan Pro Diver stands high above the rest. Oris collaborated with the Italian Special Forces regiment to create the ultimate diver’s watch.

The robust 48mm diameter, 16mm thick case in ultra-light, ultra-durable titanium case has a brushed gunmetal gray finish. Titanium which is non-corrosive to salt water is  considered the best metal for deep-sea diving. The case is presented on the outstanding black rubber strap with an adjustable push-button deployment clasp.

The tungsten bidirectional rotating bezel features the Oris patented Rotation Safety System which lifts and sets the outer bezel timer scale to safely set dive times and ensures the timer cannot be accidentally moved. The automatic helium escape valve offers security when resurfacing from the depths of the deep sea.

The black dial shines with Super Luminova hands and hour makers, along with a 42-hour power reserve window. The 21-jewel automatic movement inside assures you or precise time-keeping accuracy. Features include a screw-down crown and titanium case back, along with a glare-proof sapphire crystal above the dial.

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

Underwater diving image of deep sea coral in Belize courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Grand Prix Inspired Time Classics

The 2016 Formula 1 European Grand Prix takes place this weekend in Baku, Azerbaijan in a race that is designed to be the fastest street circuit competition in the world. Formula 1 architect Herman Tilke sought out to create the six kilometer race course in the Caspian Sea city that would be exciting and thrilling  to both race car drivers and fans.

Top Formula One drivers:  Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg of Team Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas of Team Williams, Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez of Team Force India and Sebastian Vettel of Team Ferrari are all competing in the the competition which concludes on Sunday.

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MOMO Design Dive Master

While nothing compares to the exhilaration of driving in a high-speed racing competition such as the Grand Prix, several watchmakers including MOMO Design, Perrelet, Oris and Porsche Design capture the exuberance and fast-paced excitement of the experience with timepieces inspired by these competitions.

MOMO Design has long been affiliated with the Formula One competitions since the brand started producing accessories for wheels and steering wheels of Ferrari touring cars featured in Formula One races during the 1970’s.

The MOMO Design Dive Master Chronograph is ideal for high-speed adventures wherever the journey may take you. The robust black ion-plated stainless steel case in a satiny brushed finish is presented on an attractive textured black rubber strap. The unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel with engraved markers encircles the black dial with three sub-dials, a date calendar, luminous sword hands, baton and Arabic numeral hour markers.

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Perrelet Turbine Automatic

Features include 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 100 meters or 330 feet. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside provides precise time-keeping accuracy. MOMO Design chronograph is 48mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

With a spinning turbine dial that runs like a well-tuned engine, the Perrelet Turbine Automatic chronograph is certain to put your wrist on the fast track. This outstanding Swiss-made automatic men’s timepiece offers precision craftsmanship and design. The highly pronounced case in black ion-plated stainless steel is presented on a high-performance black rubber strap.

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Porsche Design Flat Six

The stationary 18K rose gold bezel with a black tachymeter top ring surrounds the intricate black turbine dial with a 30-minute center sub-dial, a date window, luminous rose gold-tone hands and Arabic numeral markers. The 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 50 meters. Perrelet men’s watch is 47mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

Porsche race cars have made it to the finish line of many Formula One competitions and the Porsche Design Flat Six Automatic watch is certain to put your wrist in first place. This outstanding Swiss-made automatic men’s watch features the perfectly round case and matching multi-link bracelet in ultra-durable, black PVD coated stainless steel.

The stationary bezel with screened markers surrounds the vibrant red dial with luminous baton hands and Arabic numeral markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. The exhibition case back lets you see the automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and screw-down crown for water-resistance to 100 meters. Porsche Design men’s watch is 44mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

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Oris Artix GT

Oris has been the sole watch supplier to BMW Formula One racing cars since 2003 and the Oris Artix GT Calobra Limited Edition watch will give you the competitive edge. This racing-inspired, Swiss-made men’s watch has a premium grade stainless steel case with a contrasting brushed and polished finish. The handsome black leather strap with attractive pierced detail is patterned after the steering wheel cover on a touring race car.  The strap has a push-button deployment clasp buckle for added convenience.

The black ceramic tachymeter bezel with green screened markers surrounds the black dial with luminous sword hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include a date window at the 3 o’clock hour and scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. A locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 100 meters. Oris men’s watch is 44mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

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

European Grand Prix image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Oris Swiss-Made Excellence

In today’s digital age, the old-world precision and craftsmanship of an Oris Swiss-made timepiece stands above the rest. Founded in 1904 by watchmakers Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in Hölstein, Switzerland, Oris Watches are renowned for their meticulous mechanical and automatic watch movements, which are still produced in-house at their Hölstein production facilities.

In fact every aspect of an Oris timepiece from the intricate movements inside… to the case, crystal and band on the outside is assembled at their Hölstein facilities, which has grown to make Oris one of the largest watch producers in Switzerland.

In 1966, Oris introduced it’s highly regarded Caliber 645 automatic movement, featuring a 25-jewel lever escapement that is still being used in many timepieces today. The brand’s Caliber 581 complication automatic movement was one of the first watch movements to offer moon phase display, date, day of the week and an independent second time zone as well. Introduced in 1991, the Caliber 581 is also being used today as well.ORIS-0167775777054-701000-SD

Although Oris is privately owned and operated today, it was briefly owned by ASUAG holdings during the 1970’s until 1982, a time when inexpensive quartz watches were introduced to disappointing results.

The 1982 buyout was led by Ulrich Herzog, who transitioned Oris into the global watch leader it is today.  The brand’s Jazz series timepieces introduced in 2000, featuring tributes to music legends Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra, Thelonious Monk and Bob Dylan furthered the brand’s global recognition and prominence.

In addition to cultural timepieces, Oris also focuses on racing chronographs, aviation timepieces and diver’s watches. Oris has been the sole watch supplier to the BMW Formula One racing team since 2003. The brand’s Big Crown pilot watches are highly regarded and revered by pilots, while the Oris Prodiver model delivers water-resistance to 1,000 meters.

You’ll find many premium Oris timepieces for men and women at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com, including the Limited Edition Williams F1 Team GMT Chronograph. This muscular and virile men’s racing watch features a lightweight, comfortable titanium case presented on a rugged rubber strap with engraved tire-tread detail and costly deployment clasp.

The skeleton exhibition caseback lets you see the intricate Swiss automatic movement inside. The left-facing crown and push-pieces add distinction. A tachymeter bezel surrounds the carbon fiber dial with three sub-dials, a GMT hand, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour subdials. Chronograph is 45mm in diameter, 14mm thick and is water-resistant to 50 meters.

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

High-Powered Oris Time

Oris wristwatches are renowned and revered for their precision Swiss automatic and mechanical movements. The brand founded in 1904 by watchmakers Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in Holstein Switzerland, holds the distinction being a privately-owned independent watchmaker.

Starting with a factory employing 24 workers in 1904, Oris operations expanded to employ 300 personnel by 1911 and 800 by 1941. The brand’s intricate precision movements, productions of its own escapements and innovative designs are factors that led to its growing success.

In 1984, a time when Japanese LED and LCD quartz watches were highly popular around the globe, Oris mechanical and automatic timepieces were highly sought-after in Japan, where Japanese businessmen prized the intricate Oris Swiss-made movements over the domestically made ones.

ORIS-01674758772640742802TOris is one of the leading Swiss watchmakers in the world today and offers specialized collections in the areas of Motor Sport, Aviation, Diving and Culture. The brand sponsored the London Jazz Festival in 1996 and offers special commemorative limited-edition timepieces each year dedicated legendary music greats. Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Lionel Hampton, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and McCoy Tyne are among the artists honored with commemorative timepieces.

In 2003, Oris became the official timepiece of the BMW Williams Formula 1 team and their racing inspired timepieces have been seen on the wrists of Formula 1 drivers Carlos Coste and Allan Mcnish.

You’ll find many extraordinary Oris automatic watches for men and women at luxury retailer The Watchery, including the TT3 Automatic Chronograph for men. This high-speed racing watch features an ultra-light, ultra-durable titanium case and high-performance black rubber strap. The integrated stationary bezel surrounds the attractive carbon fiber dial with three subdials, a tachymeter outer dial, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. Chronograph is 44mm in diameter, 16mm thick and is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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