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Air, Land & Sea Winter Watch Getaways…



Winter vacation getaways are very popular during the months of January and February as many Americans embark on destinations to either warmer tropical locations or popular skiing resorts.

Whether your winter getaway is taking you to balmy beaches of Costa Rica, Bora Bora, St. Martin and Playa Del Carmen this year, or to the spectacular slopes of Aspen, Lake Tahoe and Whistler, you’ll want to arrive perfectly on time.

Alpina Pilot Heritage Automatic Chronograph

At The Watchery, we’ve gatthered a special collection of timepieces for men and women expressly designed for air, land and sea getaways.

The Alpina Pilot Heritage Automatic Chronograph is an outstanding aviation watch choice for men. This premium crafted Swiss-made men’s watch pays homage to the brand’s early pilot’s watches with an intricate black dial, featuring a telemeter outer dial, integrated small-second and 30-minute sub-dials, along with polished silver-tone baton hands and white Arabic numeral hour markers.

The premium grade stainless steel case in a satiny brushed finish is presented on a handsome crocodile-textured black leather strap. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.

Tissot T-Touch Diamond

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Alpina Pilot Heritage Automatic men’s chronograph is 42mm in diameter and 14mm thick.

The Tissot T-Touch Diamond women’s watch is certain to make your wrist soar to new heights. This aviation inspired analog/digital wristwatch features the ultra-light, ultra-durable contoured titanium case and matching multi-link titanium bracelet, highly polished to a lustrous glow.

The bidirectional rotating bezel with engraved compass points surround the iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial with diamond markers, luminous hands along with compass, telemeter, meter, altimeter, chronograph and alarm digital read-outs.

Porsche Design Flat Six Automatic Chronograph

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Tissot T-Touch Diamond women’s watch is 43mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

The Porsche Design Flat Six Automatic Chronograph is an excellent racing inspired men’s timepiece for your winter getaway, no matter is your touring the German Autobahn or cruising down the California highway.  This high-performance Swiss-made men’s watch features the contoured round case and matching multi-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel. A push-button clasp on the bracelet provides added convenience.

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the automatic movement inside. The intricate black dial has a tachymeter outer dial, three sub-dials, luminous sword hands, luminous white baton and Arabic numeral hour markers.

Features include an automatic day-of-the-week and date calendar at the 3 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers.

Maurice Lacroix Miros Diamond Chronograph

Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Porsche Design Flat Six Automatic Chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

The Maurice Lacroix Miros Diamond Chronograph is a spectacular racing-inspired wristwatch for women. This Swiss-made women’s timepiece features the generously oversized case in premium grade stainless steel with contrasting brushed and polished surfaces. The crocodile-textured white leather strap adds to the stylish good looks and has a push-button clasp closure for added convenience.

The stationary tachymeter bezel with engraved markers surrounds the silver-colored dial with three sub-dials, luminous sword hands, diamond and raised silver-tone Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar below the 12 o’clock hour, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute countdown timers.

Invicta Limited-Edition Jason Taylor Chronograph

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Maurice Lacroix Miros Diamond Chronograph is 38mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

The Invicta Limited-Edition Jason Taylor Chronograph is an extraordinary diver’s watch with water-resistance to an astounding 500 meters or 1,650 feet. The robust, contoured round case in black ion-plated stainless steel has a satiny brushed finish.

The high-performance black polyurethane strap with black ion-plated stainless steel accents adds to the bold, masculine design. The unidirectional rotating black ion-plated stainless steel bezel with engraved markers surrounds the blue carbon fiber dial with 1/10th of second, small-second and 30-minute sub-dials, date and day-of-the-week windows, luminous blue outlined sword hands and blue outlined Arabic numeral hour markers.

TechnoMarine Cruise Gem Diamond Chronograph

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, a scratch resistant Flame Fusion crystal above the dial. The Invicta Limited-Edition Jason Taylor men’s chronograph is 50mm in diameter and 21mm thick.

The TechnoMarine Cruise Gem Diamond Chronograph for women captures the sparkling allure of a beachside resort with 22 shimmering white diamonds and 96 captivating blue topaz stones create a dramatic focal point on the black ion-plated stainless steel bezel.

The contoured round case in lustrous black ion-plated stainless steel is presented on a translucent blue silicone strap. The multi-layered black dial has three sub-dials, luminous silver-tone sword hands, luminous baton and silver-tone Arabic numeral hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 12-hour countdown timers.  Additional features include quality quartz movement inside, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. The TechnoMarine Cruise Gem Diamond women’s chronograph is 41mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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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.

 

Eterna & Porsche Design Watch Finds

At first glance Eterna and Porsche Design watches have very little in common outside of being both Swiss made. Founded in Grenchen, Switzerland in 1856, Eterna is heralded for introducing a ball-bearing mounted rotor system in its automatic timepieces in 1948. The system reduced friction and resistance in the weight of the watch that wound the mainspring inside. It also increased the accuracy of the watch as well and catapulted the brand’s presence in the horological industry as many other watchmakers started to use the Eterna inner mechanism movements in their timepieces.

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Eterna Adventic Automatic

Eterna soon adopted the five ball bearing design as its corporate logo and the design soon appeared on the dials of the brand’s timepieces. Eterna reached another milestone in the 1960’s with the introduction of the Eterna Matic 3000 Dato automatic men’s watch and the women’s Sahida automatic watch. Both models with 4mm thick case were the thinnest watches featuring automatic movements.

After being sold several times during the 1980’s and 1990’s, Eterna was sold to Porsche Design in 1999 and now produces watches under their signature brand and Porsche Design label as well. The acquisition reaffirmed the brand’s presence in the horological industry with the 2007 introduction of the Eterna Matic, highlighting a new and updated ball bearing mechanism inside along with 2009 debut of the Madison Eight Days men’s watch, which featured the Spherodrive 8-day power reserve mechanism.

The two brands are prominently featured in this week’s Eterna & Porsche Design Finds at TheWatchery.com.  Many of the two brand’s top watches for men and women are featured in the promotion, including models from the Eterna Madison, Kon Tiki, Artena, Adventic and Avant –Garde collections along with styles from the Porsche Design Flat 6 and Worldtimer series.

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Eterna Contessa

The Eterna Adventic Automatic men’s watch is an exceptional choice. This classically elegant traditional men’s timepiece features the perfectly round case in brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel is presented on a handsome black alligator strap with a convenient push-button deployment clasp. An exhibition case back lets you view the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside.

The silver colored dial with a textured center background features small-second and 24-hour subdials, polished silver-tone sword hands and black Roman numeral hour markers in graduated sizes. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Eterna Adventic Automatic men’s watch is 44mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

The Eterna Contessa women’s watch makes a dazzling statement in lustrous stainless steel and diamonds. The elongated rectangular case in highly polished stainless steel is presented on a genuine black alligator strap. A diamond accent on the fluted crown adds distinction.

Shimmering round-cut diamonds pave-set to perfection cast a magical glow on the top and bottom on the lustrous bezel in polished stainless steel. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with silver colored sword hands and raised baton hour markers.

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Porsche Design Worldtimer

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. Eterna Contessa women’s watch is 33mm wide and 7mm thick.

Ultra-precise and highly accurate, the Porsche Design World Timer automatic men’s watch features precision Eterna Valgranges movement inside and pace-setting design. The ultra-bold black titanium case is extremely lightweight and exceptionally comfortable. The high-performance black rubber strap adds to the rugged, masculine design and has a convenient push-button clasp.

The stationary bezel surrounds the legible black dial with a world time zone window at the 9 o’clock hour, a world location indicator at the 3 o’clock hour, luminous hands and hour markers. A second crown at the 2 o’clock hour operates the world time zone indicator.

Features include a 45-hour power reserve, scratch resistant sapphire crystal and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Porsche Design Worldtimer men’s watch is 45mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

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Porsche Design Women’s Chronograph

The Porsche Design chronograph is a sleek and stylish choice for today’ woman. This striking women’s watch has a round contoured case and matching horizontal link bracelet in brushed, premium grade stainless steel. Bracelet has a push-button clasp for added convenience.

The stationary tachymeter bezel with screened markers surrounds the white dial with three sub-dials, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date window at the 4 o’clock hour, 1/10th of a second, small second and 30-minute registers.

Quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside provides you with the utmost time-keeping accuracy. 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 women’s chronograph is 34mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

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

Biker’s Week Time Adventures

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Luminox Navy SEAL Colormark 3050

Daytona Beach, Florida is easily recognized for the annual Daytona 500 Race, which takes place every February. However, the city is actually more widely popular and visited for the annual Bike Week which takes place starting today and runs through March 12, 2016.

Over 500,000 bikers and biking enthusiasts will be participating in the nine-day, which is also the biggest annual biker’s event in the world. Everything from high-flying Supercross racing and ATV Supercross Racing to flat track racing and amateur racing events will be taking place.

Considering the costs of many premium motorcycles from Confederate, Vyrus, NCR and Ecosse running from $100,000 to $300,000, biking is very much a high-end luxury activity. And many fashion designers from Ralph Lauren and True Religion to Balmain and Diesel offer jackets, jeans and trousers for motorcycle enthusiasts in their premium collections.

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Invicta Subaqua Reserve Chronograph

Popular watchmakers Bell & Ross, Luminox, Invicta, Swiss Legend, MOMO Design, Mulco, Ritmo Mundo, TAG Heuer, Red Line and Porsche Design understand the importance of having wristwatches with lighter-weight, yet durable silicone, rubber and polycarbonate bands ideal for bikers.

You’ll find many biker-inspired timepieces at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com from these watchmakers, many with lighter weight titanium and polycarbonate cases.

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Swiss Legend Commander

The Luminox Navy SEAL Colormark 3050 watch, Invicta Subaqua Reserve Chronograph, Swiss Legend Commander Chronograph and Porsche Design Dashboard Chronograph are all excellent watches for bikers.

With a durable yet lightweight polycarbonate case and matching multi-link bracelet, the Luminox Navy SEAL Colormark 3050 timepiece is lightweight on the wrist and has luminous hands and hour markers ideal for night riding.

Polycarbonate is extremely durable man-made plastic that is used for bullet-proof vests. This 44mm diameter, 14mm Swiss-made watch has a unidirectional rotating bezel and legible black dial. Features include precise quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 200 meters.

The Invicta Subaqua Reserve Chronograph is another excellent choice with a lightweight 52mm diameter titanium case and grey polyurethane strap. The stationary black bezel encircles the grey dial with three sub-dials, luminous hands and hour markers.  Features include Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 500 meters.

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Porsche Design Dashboard

You do not have to look any further than the Swiss Legend Commander chronograph for an excellent, yet affordable biker’s watch. This outstanding men’s chronograph has a 46mm diameter, 15mm thick case in brushed titanium and attractive black silicone strap.

The unidirectional rotating bezel surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include Swiss-made quartz movement and water-resistance to 200 meters.

The Porsche Design Dashboard chronograph is sleek and racy in premium-grade titanium. This premium Swiss-made automatic watch has a 42mm diameter case and matching titanium bracelet have a satiny brushed finish. The stationary bezel surrounds the black dial with a tachymeter outer dial, three sub-dials, luminous hands and hour markers.

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside. Chronograph is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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