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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.

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

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

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

Bedat & Co. No. 7 Automatic Diamond Watch

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

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

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

Corum Admiral’s Cup Seafender Limited-Edition Chronograph

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

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

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

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

Rolex Yacht Master

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

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

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

Porsche Design Flat 6 Chronograph

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

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

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

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

Breitling Transocean Chronograph

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

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

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

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

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

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

IWC  automatic watch  image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Breitling By Air, Land & Sea…

Whether your journey takes you by land, air or sea, you’ll want a Breitling wristwatch by your side. This prominent Swiss watchmaker is renowned and highly regarded for their precision crafted timepieces and has been the top choice of pilots, deep-sea divers, military servicemen and race car drivers for generations.

The brand founded in 1884 by Leon Breitling in Jura Switzerland was instrumental in creating the world’s first independent chronograph push-piece in 1915, as well as creating the second independent push-piece in 1934. Breitling’s onboard aviation chronographs were employed by the British Royal Air Force on fighter planes during World War II.

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Breitling Chronomat 44

The Breitling brand today holds the distinction of being independently owned and operated. Breitling also holds the honor of being the only watchmaker to submit all of their timepieces: automatic, mechanical and quartz to the Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute for official Chronometer certification.

You’ll find an impressive array of Breitling men’s and women’s watches at The Watchery, including highly sought-after styles from the Chronomat, TransOcean, SuperOcean, Colt, Galactic, Windrider, Chronospace and Montbrillant collections.

The Breitling Chronomat 44 Automatic GMT Chronometer is the quintessential pilot’s watch. This outstanding automatic men’s chronograph watch features the contoured round case and matching multi-link bracelet in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow.

The bidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel surrounds the black dial with a tachymeter outer dial, three silver-tone sub-dials, a red GMT hand, luminous sword hands and luminous hour markers. Features include a date window at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

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Breitling Evolution

Additional features include a 70-hour power reserve, 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. The Breitling Chronomat 44 Automatic GMT men’s chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

Although the brand is highly regarded for its aviation watches, Breitling also produces exemplary diving watches too. The Breitling Chronomat Evolution Automatic Chronograph is an outstanding diver’s watch with water-resistance to 300 meters or 1,000 feet.

This outstanding automatic chronometer features the contoured round case in polished premium grade stainless steel, presented on a high-performance black rubber strap. The unidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel with raised markers surrounds the patterned grey dial with three sub-dials, a date window at the 3 o’clock hour, luminous hands and hour markers.

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Breitling Evolution

Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers. Additional features include a glare proof, scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back. The Breitling Chronomat Evolution Automatic Chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

Your wrist will certainly be on the fast track with the Breitling Transocean Automatic Chronograph. This dynamic men’s timepiece has been awarded official Chronometer certification and features a contoured round case in polished premium grade stainless steel, presented on a handsome black leather strap with contrasting white stitched detail.

The raised polished steel bezel surrounds the black dial with a tachymeter outer dial, small-second and 30-minute sub-dials, luminous silver colored baton hands and 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, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Breitling Transocean Automatic Chronograph is 38mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

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Breitling SuperOcean

With water-resistance to 500 meters or 1,650 feet the Breitling Limited-Edition SuperOcean Automatic Chronograph is an extraordinary diver’s watch. This premium crafted men’s automatic watch has been awarded official Chronometer certification by the COSC and features the premium grade stainless steel case and matching triple-link bracelet in a highly polished, mirror-bright finish.

The unidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel has a coin-edge rim and red top ring with screened markers. The legible black dial features three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date window at the 3 o’clock hour, 60-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers.

Additional features include a glare proof, scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back. The Breitling Limited-Edition SuperOcean Automatic Chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 17mm thick.

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

Tissot Time Favorites…

Tissot is one of the leading sports watchmakers in the world today. The brand offers a wide variety of sports related models for   everything from auto racing and bicycling to sailing, hiking and deep-sea diving.

Founded in 1853 in Le Locle, Switzerland by watchmaker Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son Charles-Émile Tissot, Tissot is responsible for producing the first mass-market pocket watches, as well as introducing the very first dual time-zone pocket watch.

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Tissot T-Touch Classic

The brand merged with prestigious watchmaker Omega during the 1930’s and became the affordable Swiss-made timepiece alternative to the more costly Omega watch brand. In 1983, the two brands became part of the Swatch Watch Group, the largest Swiss watch producer and distributor in the world.

The Tissot brand is highly identified today for its premium Swiss-made watches with great emphasis on active, sporting lifestyles. The brand serves as the official timekeeper for the National Basketball Association of America, the Motorcycle Grand Prix, the Tour de France bicycling competition, the International Ice Hockey Federation and the UCI Cycling competitions.

You’ll find many of the brand’s watches at TheWatchery.com, an authorized Tissot reseller, including styles from the T-Touch, T-Lord, T-Sport, Racing Touch, PRC 200, TXL, T-10 and T-Wave collections.

The Tissot T-Touch Classic in premium grade stainless steel and leather is an outstanding selection. Revolutionary in its time, the Tissot T-Touch watch introduced in 1999 is one of the first real “Smart Watches.  It also preceded the touch-screen technology currently used in smart phones by close to a decade.

The touch sensitive sapphire crystal above the analog/digital dial lets you access various tasks on the dial, including compass, alarm, tide and chronograph functions.  The dial features two alarm functions, a built-in compass, a countdown timer, chronograph, lap and split-second functions.

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Tissot Diamond Stylis-T

The round, satin-finished stainless steel case is presented on a textured black leather strap with a push-button deployment clasp closure for added security and convenience. Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Tissot T-Touch Classic men’s watch is 42mm in diameter and 14mm thick.

The Tissot Diamond Stylis-T women’s watch offers a dazzling embrace in lustrous stainless steel and diamonds. A stunning array of shimmering round-cut diamonds brilliantly adorn the perfectly round bezel and accent the lugs on the lustrous stainless steel case and outer bracelet links on the lustrous stainless steel bracelet.

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Tissot T-Lord

An inlaid diamond on the crown adds to the stylish good looks. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with polished silver-tone hands, baton and Arabic numeral hour markers. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise to time-keeping accuracy.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet and a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience. Tissot Diamond Stylis-T women’s watch is 28mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

Noble and refined, the Tissot T-Lord Automatic Chronograph makes a statement on the wrist. This impressive Swiss-made men’s timepiece features the handsome cushion-shaped case in premium grade stainless steel with contrasting brushed and polished exterior surfaces.

The attractive alligator-textured black leather strap adds to the distinguished styling and has a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience. The attractive charcoal gray colored dial shines with three sub-dials, polished silver-tone hands and raised hour markers.

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Tissot Limited-Edition PRC 200 Danica Patrick

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. Tissot T-Lord Automatic men’s chronograph is 42mm in diameter and 14mm thick.

Whether you are cruising down the speedway or strolling around town, you’re certain to arrive fashionably on time with the Tissot Limited-Edition PRC 200 Danica Patrick Chronograph. This adventurous, high-speed women’s watch inspired by the racing legend and Tissot brand ambassador, is ultra-chic and racy in premium grade stainless steel and white leather.

The generously sized case in brushed and polished stainless steel is presented on a lustrous crocodile-textured white patent leather strap with a convenient push-button deployment clasp closure. The multi-layered white dial features a tachymeter outer dial, three sub-dials, luminous hands and raised silver tone Arabic numeral hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute registers. Additional features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Tissot Limited-Edition PRC 200 Danica Patrick women’s chronograph is 35mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

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

Vintage Tissot pocket watch image 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.

Gear Up For Summer With MOMO Design!

Indianapolis, Indiana is the place to be this weekend for racing fans as the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place on Sunday. Over 300,000 individuals are expected to attend the Memorial Day Weekend event, which happens to be the largest attended sporting event in America.

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Momo Design EVO

It’s no wonder this NASCAR competition is so  popular. Auto racing is one the most widely attended spectator sports in America and also throughout the globe with Formula 1 and Grand Prix competitions taking place in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

High-speed racing competitions, along with  the fast-paced cars driven in these events and their drivers have served as the inspiration for many fashion trends for numerous decades…from lightweight windproof jackets and driver shoes to shield sunglasses and chronograph watches.

Several prestigious watchmakers have even paid homage to legendary racing competitions with collections named in their honor, including the Rolex Daytona, Chopard Mille Miglia and TAG Heuer Indy 500.

Another watchmaker MOMO Design has deep roots in auto racing. The brand was founded in 1964 by Italian race car driver Gianpiero Moretti and originally produced premium accessories for luxury cars, including steering wheels, gear shift knobs and alloy wheels.

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MOMO Design Diver Pro

MOMO Design extended its product line-up in the late 1980’s to include racing inspired watches featuring such innovative details as lightweight titanium cases and carbon fiber dials. The brand today remains  a leading maker of high-performance wristwatches with modern, cutting-edge design and premium craftsmanship.

You’ll find an impressive assortment of MOMO Design watches at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com with our Gear Up For Summer With MOMO Design promotion taking place this week.

Adventurous, high-performance watches for men and women are featured in the promotion, including styles from the popular Evo, Diver Master, Diver Pro, Mirage and Highway series.

The MOMO Design Limited Edition EVO mechanical men’s watch is great choice. This strapping and masculine Italian-made men’s watch features the amply proportioned case in black ion-plated stainless steel and an attractive brown suede leather strap.

The stationary stainless steel bezel with decorative screw accents surrounds the striking gray dial with a semi-skeleton window, small-seconds sub-dial, sword hands and baton markers. The exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate Swiss-made mechanical movement inside.

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MOMO Design Highway

Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters. Mechanical watch is 45mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

The MOMO Design Diver Pro women’s chronograph is an ideal watch for summer with water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The attractive 38mm diameter case in satin finished stainless steel is presented on a white silicone strap with a satiny blue fabric center.

The stationary stainless steel bezel encircles the blue dial with a white outer dial, three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and dot hour markers. Features include a date window, small-second, 60-minute and 24-hour registers. Additional features include precise quartz movement inside for time-keeping accuracy.

Put your wrist on the fast track with the MOMO Design Highway chronograph for men. This adventurous, dynamic wristwatch features the round black ion-plated stainless steel case and matching black silicone strap with a lime green racing strap down the center and a deployment clasp buckle.

The stationary black aluminum bezel with green stripe accents encircles the dial with two sub-dials, a metallic black background on one side and a carbon fiber background on the other, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include a date calendar, small-second and 60-minute registers. Quality quartz movement inside provides precise accuracy. Chronograph is 47mm in diameter and 11mm thick and is water-resistance to 50 meters.

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

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.

Meet The New Multi-Taskers

Timing is everything for today’s modern man and having the correct timepiece is vital and important. Whether it’s being punctually on time for a Monday morning boardroom meeting, making it early to an important midweek meeting with clients or arriving fashionably on time to a Friday evening dinner party, you’ll want a timepiece that delivers accurate and precise dimensions.

Fortunately many of today’s timepieces do more than just tell time. Many chronographs have stop-watch functions, dual time zone options and tachymeter bezels to measure distance. Others have built-in altimeters and barometers, moon phase subdials, even GPS and heart-rate indicators.

Many of these multi-tasking wristwatches are showcased this week at luxury retailer The Watchery during their When Style Meets Function   event. A wide assortment of popular men’s watches from Chopard, Perrelet, Luminox, TAG Heuer, Graham, IWC, Tissot, Bell & Ross, Baume & Mercier and TechnoMarine are featured in the promotion.CHOPARD-168459-3001RBK

The  Chopard Mille Miglia Gran Turismo chronograph is an excellent choice. This dynamic men’s timepiece pays homage to the legendary Italian racing competition.

The highly pronounced case in satin-finished stainless steel is presented on an attractive black rubber strap, featuring  engraved tire tread detail reminiscent of a Perelli auto racing tire. The stationary tachymeter bezel with engraved markers encircle the attractive black dial with three subdials, luminous hands and markers. The fluted screw-down crown and lever-design push pieces add the striking good looks.

Chronograph features a magnified date window at the 3 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. The skeleton exhibition caseback lets you see the intricate mechanical movement inside.

This exemplary crafted Swiss-made automatic timepiece watch also holds the distinction of being awarded Chronometer certification by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute).

Chronograph is 46mm in diameter, 14mm thick and water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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

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.

The Art Of Time…

Basel Switzerland is the place to be in the art world this week as the annual Art Basel Show takes place. Over 300 leading art galleries from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America will be exhibiting Modern and Contemporary art, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations and videos.

Tens of thousands of patrons are expected to visit the popular exhibit, which takes place in Basel, a city prized for its world class museums, theaters, concert halls and strikingly modernistic architecture. Basel is also the location of the Basel World watch and jewelry exhibit, which takes place every spring in the famous city.

CHOPARD-168511-3001Many modern Swiss watchmakers present their timepiece creations at the Basel World exhibit. Some including TAG Heuer, Oris, Ebel and Chopard could exhibit their thoroughly modern timepieces at Art Basel as well.

Art Basel inspired Swiss-made luxury timepieces are showcased this week at luxury retailer The Watchery. Over 300 timepieces from  leading Swiss watchmakers: TAG Heuer, Ebel, Oris, Graham, Raymond Weil, Tissot, Renato Invicta and Swiss Legend are featured in the week-long event.

The Chopard Mille Miglia Automatic Chronograph for men features Swiss-made craftsmanship and design at its finest. This auto-racing inspired timepiece is named after the legendary Italian racing event and features a generously appointed round case in premium grade stainless steel.

The high-performance black rubber strap features embossed detail patterned after thre treads of a prized Pirelli racing car tire. The exhibition skeleton caseback lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside.

The raised, perfectly round stationary bezel surrounds the black chronograph dial with three subdials, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

Chronograph is 42mm in diameter, 12mm thick and is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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

Rev Up Your Engines!

Rev up your engines! Auto racing season is in full gear this week with the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix Events taking place on two separate continents. The Indy 500 is being held in Indianapolis, IN while the Formula 1 Grand Prix will be held along the French Riviera in Monaco.

The two events along with Le Mans are among the three most prestigious auto races in the world. With widespread appeal and international coverage, the three races attract a variety of sponsors from wireless carriers to beverage and apparel companies.

TAG-CAU1115.BA0858However, nothing says high-speed dynamics more than a fast-paced timepiece and watchmaker TAG Heuer has been closely affiliated with all three races. Heuer is currently the official time-keeper of both the Indy 500 and Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix events.

In addition, Heuer sponsored the Le Mans racing event decades ago. What’s more the brand rose to fame in the early 1970’s, when film actor Steve McQueen was seen wearing a TAG Heuer Monaco chronograph in the racing themed film “Le Mans.”

Heuer has named timepiece collections after both the Indy 500 and Formula 1 races. Luxury retailer The Watchery pays homage to high-speed racing timepieces this week with their Need For Speed Event, featuring racing watches from Heuer, Breitling, Ferrari, Invicta, Swiss Legend, Chopard and more.

The TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph captures the spirit of the legendary race with its impressive premium-grade stainless steel case and matching triple-link bracelet. The black screened tachymeter bezel frames the gray dial with three subdials, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute registers. Swiss-made quartz movement offers time-keeping accuracy inside. Chronograph is 42mm in diameter, 11mm thick and is water-resistant to 200 meters.

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