Category Archives: Swiss Watches

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.

Super Models for Dad!

Father’s Day is June 15th and there is no better time than right now to select an outstanding gift for Dad.

This year instead of a traditional bottle of fragrance, polo shirt or golf iron, why not give Dad what he really wants: a bold and dynamic new wristwatch!

Watches are not just instruments of time, they are bold fashion statements…impressive in design, strapping in size and filled with numerous features. They are Super Models!

Today’s super model watches offer dual and triple time-zone capability. Others feature multiple world time zone digital read-outs for a wide variety of international cities. Some track your fitness and cardiovascular accomplishments, while others let you explore the ocean floors at depths up 1,000 meters.

You’ll find many of today’s super models for Dad at luxury retailer the Watchery, where you’ll discover thousands of outstanding selections for men from the most prestigious watchmakers in the world at exceptional savings.INVICTA-12952BWB

An extraordinary display of men’s wristwatches from Invicta, Swiss Legend, TAG Heuer, Gucci, Bulova, Movado, Lucien Piccard, Chopard, TW Steel, Michael Kors, Maurice Lacroix, Baume & Mercier, U-Boat and more are featured in the site’s Luxury Timepieces For Dad gift guide.

Invicta watches are among the most popular timepieces for men the world today. The brand’s name comes from the Latin term “invincible”… and their bold, innovative designs, impeccable quality, and incredible good looks have made them invincible leaders in the watch industry.

You’re certain to impress Dad with an Invicta Jason Taylor Reserve Chronograph featured in the Father’s Day gift guide. This high-profile men’s watch is in a league of its own. The highly-pronounced, premium-grade stainless steel case is accented with a contrasting 18K gold-plated crown and push-pieces.

Decorative braided 18K rope detail accents the bezel and side panels of the case and the matching multi-link bracelet in polished stainless steel. The gold colored dial shines with three subdials, luminous hands and cabochon dot hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute registers. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy.

Chronograph is 53mm in diameter, 21mm thick and is water-resistant to 200 meters or 660 feet.

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

Celebrate With Diamonds!

June is easily one of the most popular months for Wedding Anniversaries. More couples have tied the knot during the month of June than any other month in the calendar.

The month has traditionally been the popular choice for decades and many attribute this to the fact that the weather is generally not to hot or too cold in June. In addition, schools are also out in June and it’s easier for friends and family to travel at this time.

Diamonds are always a popular choice for wedding anniversary gifts. Whether you’re celebrating your first or fiftieth year together, nothing evokes the expression of your love more than the brilliance  and allure of diamonds.

9090F24-9725You’ll find a spectacular array of exceptional diamond timepieces at luxury retailer The Watchery, during their Luxury Diamond Watch Event, featuring luxurious diamond wristwatches for men and women from the most prestigious watchmakers in the world, including Ebel, Fendi, Raymond Weil, Bvlgari, TAG Heuer, RADO, Perrelet, Bedat & Co., Renato, Jacques Leman, Movado, Swiss Legend, Elini Barokas, Concord, Longines, Chanel and more.

The Ebel Classic Wave Diamond timepiece for women is an excellent choice. This “mini” wristwatch features a diminutive stainless steel case that is 27mm in diameter, 7mm thick and is designed to comfortably embrace the most delicate of wrists.

The case is beautifully integrated on the signature wave link bracelet in brushed and polished steel. Fifty- two shimmering, white round-cut diamonds, pave-set to glowing perfection, dramatically adorn the perfectly round bezel in highly polished stainless steel.

The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with polished silver-tone hands, ten sparkling inlaid diamond hour markers and raised silver-tone Roman numeral half-hour markers.

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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

Thoroughbred Style

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World-Class Time…

Summer travel is on everyone’s mind with Memorial Day weekend just ending and the imminent summer break of most colleges and schools taking place  in the next few weeks.

Italy, Switzerland, France, England, Denmark and Japan are among the most popular International locations many Americans will be traveling to this summer.

At luxury retailer The Watchery, you don’t have to travel too far to enjoy the luxury or ambience of these esteemed destinations with their World Class Style event. Prominent luxury timepieces for men and women from each of these popular countries are featured in the site’s week long promotion.CV2010.BA0794(G)

Whether you’re looking for exemplary Swiss-made timepieces from TAG Heuer, Oris, Perrelet, Movado, IWC, Breil, Rado, Ebel, Tissot, ESQ by Movado and Raymond Weil or state-of-the-art Japanese wristwatches by Seiko, Citizen and Casio, you’ll find just the style you’re searching for at The Watchery.

You’ll also find impeccable timepieces from Italy by Gucci, Fendi, Emporio Armani, MOMO Design, Officine Panerai, IWC, U-Boat, Salvatore Ferragamo and Lancaster Italy. There’s Cartier, Chanel, Christian Dior and Ted Lapidus watches from France, along with Obaku and Skagen watches from Denmark and Project D London, Rotary and Graham watches from England.

When it comes to skillfully-crafted  Swiss chronographs, the TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic Chronograph for men is in a league of its own. This outstanding wristwatch features the superlative quality and design the brand is renowned for.

The Tonneau shaped case in premium-grade stainless steel is presented on a handsome triple link bracelet in brushed and polished steel. The stationary black screened tachymeter bezel surrounds the black dial with three subdials, luminous hands and baton hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include  small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

The skeleton crystal caseback reveals the intricate automatic movement inside. Chronograph is 42mm in diameter, 17mm thick and is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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

Frederique Constant: The Heartbeat of Time

Frederique Constant is a family owned and operated Swiss watch manufacturer established in 1988 by Dutch entrepreneurs Peter Stas and Aletta Bax in Geneva Switzerland.  The brand prides itself on the fact that each and every wristwatch produced in their plant “is hand-assembled, checked and controlled to offer timepieces of the highest quality and standards.”

Today after 26 years in operation, Frederique Contstant is one of the largest Swiss watch manufacturers in the world and their precision timepieces for men and women are sold in over 100 countries.

Frederique Constant’s affordable luxury is one of the keys to their success. Another is that each and every aspect of the watches they manufacturer …from their initial design to final assembly is produced at their watch plant in Plan-Les-Ouates, Switzerland.FC-303NM4P5

What’s more, all of the brand’s precision automatic and mechanical movements are created at their Swiss watch facility. In 2001, Frederique Constant introduced its first timepiece caliber, the Heart Beat, which went on to win awards for its precision and time-keeping accuracy.

Frederique Constant is also renowned for its innovative watch designs, including the World Timer wristwatch, which automatically synchronizes the time for 24 international cities by placing the desired location at the 12 o’clock hour on the dial.

You’ll find many prestigious Frederique Constant wristwatches for men and women at luxury retailer The Watchery, during their Frederique Constant: Timed To Perfection event.

The Frederique Constant Persuasion Heart Beat men’s timepiece is a standout. This outstanding automatic watch features the award-wining Heart Beat movement the brand is famous for.

The classic traditional styling gets noticed with a perfectly round case in polished yellow gold  plate and an alligator textured leather strap. The highly polished bezel encircles the intricate silver colored dial with a guilloche center, gold tone hands and Roman numeral hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

An exhibition case back reveals the intricate movement inside. Automatic timepiece is 40mm in diameter, 10mm thick and is water-resistant to 50 meters.

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

Invigorating Invicta Style…

Invicta Watches are among the most popular timepieces for men and women in the world today. The brand’s name comes from the Latin term invincible… and their bold, innovative designs, matched to their impeccable quality, outstanding good looks and affordability have made them invincible leaders in the watch industry.

Nothing compares to the sheer excitement of sporting one of these incredible timepieces on your wrist…whether you’re speeding down a European highway at maximum overdrive, swimming with sharks at the depths of the ocean’s floor or reaching the finish line in an ironman triathlon.

In today’s world of high-profile luxury wristwatches, the Jason Taylor Reserve timepieces for Invicta are in a league of their own. These exemplary-crafted timepieces feature the ultra-bold, dynamic characteristics you expect from Invicta watch along with extraordinary added touches.INVICTA-12956BWB

Each timepiece in the limited-edition collection features only the finest materials and precision Swiss craftsmanship…and is designed for the most discerning of tastes.

You’ll find a wide variety of Jason Taylor Reserve timepieces at luxury online retailer The Watchery. The Jason Taylor Reserve Chronograph stands above the rest. This highly pronounced men’s watch has a robust 18K rose gold plated case that is a strapping 53mm in diameter and 21mm thick.

The striking black polyurethane strap with 18K rose gold plated links adds to the dynamic good looks. The 18K rose gold plated bezel features engraved markers and decorative black rope trim. The highly legible black chronograph dial shines with luminous hands and dot hour markers.

Chronograph features an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of second, small-second and 30-minute subdials. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy. Screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. This Jason Taylor Invicta Reserve watch comes with a handsome white and black travel case.

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

The Master of The Game: Philip Stein

The 2014 Golf Championship season officially kicked off yesterday with the start of the Master’s Tournament in Augusta, GA. While the outcome of the tournament is anyone’s guess, one thing is for certain golf legend Tiger Woods will not be winning his fifth Master’s trophy this year, since he withdrew from the competition in early April, due to undergoing surgery for a pinched nerve in his back.

This will also be the first time since 1995 that Woods has not participated in the tournament. Speculation is that golf pro Ryan Moore could clinch the tournament this year. Others feel golf veteran Phil Mickelson, who won the British open last year, could emerge victorious.23BNBORB

Timing is everything in the game of golf as Woods, Mickelson, Moore and other players in the game would agree. In addition, wearing the appropriate sports watch when playing the game is equally important. Pro golfers in the league of Woods and Mickelson require an extremely lightweight men’s watch that will not be too cumbersome on their wrist and will also not interfere with their game.

Philip Stein watches are ideal for golfers with their slim, slender design and lightweight characteristics not to mention their ability to relieve stress. Many Philip Stein watches feature natural frequency technology that promotes better sleep, increased energy and a new sense of calm.  This special mechanism is designed to produce an electromagnetic field that pulses against your wrist and mimics signals sent by the brain, when you’re in a state of calm or engaged in athletic activity.

You’ll find a wide array of comfortable and lightweight Philip Stein wristwatches for men and women at luxury online retailer The Watchery.
 
The Philip Stein Classic Men’s Chronograph is the perfect watch for golf.  This slim, lightweight men’s timepiece has a black ion-plated stainless steel case and black rubber strap, that comfortable fits on the wrist and will not interfere with your golf strokes.

The elongated chronograph dial features three subdials, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 60-minute and 24-hour registers.

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy. Watch is 39mm wide, 14mm thick and is water resistant to 30 meters.

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

Being At The Right Time And Place!

Being at the right time and place is everything when you want to make it the fashion, apparel and watch industry. Getting an endorsement from a well-known public figure is always beneficial. Numerous fashion and accessory designers owe some of their widespread popularity to a celebrity or prominent public figure wearing their item in public.

In 1983, Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses enjoyed a major resurgence in popularity when Tom Cruise wore a pair in the film Risky Business. Meanwhile, The TAG Heuer Kirium watch became extremely popular in 1997, after Cruise was spotted wearing one in the film Jerry Maguire.

Breitling wristwatches also grew in popularity in the 1990s, after being spotted on the wrist of popular comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who wore one each week on his highly-rated television series.

JORGGRAY-JG9400-11More recently, American watchmaker Jorg Gray catapulted into the public eye when President Barack Obama was seen wearing the 6500 Chronograph, during his political ascendance in 2008. The watch, a birthday present from his Secret Service security detail in 2007, was seen on Obama’s wrist throughout has 2008 campaign and appeared in many photographs and magazine covers.

Founded in 1998, Jorg Gray originally started as a private label watch company. Shortly after Obama’s inauguration in 2009, the brand launched an e-tail site called Barackswatch.com and entered the global watch market that same year with appearances at the Baselworld Watch show in Switzerland.

Jorg Gray’s well-crafted, handsomely appointed collections have caught the eye of many in the past six years and have led to its worldwide popularity. You’ll find a wide variety of Jorg Gray wristwatches at  online retailer The Watchery.

The Jorg Gray 9400 Chronograph is one of the brands’ outstanding timepieces featured on the site. This high-performance men’s watch has a generously proportioned stainless steel case and genuine black leather strap with contrasting white stitched detail.

The brushed steel bezel surrounds the striking textured  dial with three subdials, an automatic date calendar, luminous sword hands and outlined hour markers.

Swiss-made quartz movement inside provides time-keeping accuracy. Features include a screw-down crown and caseback for water resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Watch is 45mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

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

It’s Time To Get Hooked On The Classics

In our fast-paced, ever changing world nothing stays the same, especially fashion and accessories. We’re constantly updating our wardrobe with the latest apparel to stay up-to-date.  Men’s fashion is always shifting and evolving, whether it’s the width of a tie or shirt collar, jacket lapel or the legs on a pair of trousers.

Fortunately many time-honored Swiss timepieces from prestigious watchmakers Raymond Weil, Ebel, Baume & Mercier, IWC, Maurice Lacroix and Jean Richard have maintained their classic looks through the years and have changed very little in style, craftsmanship and quality.
 
IWC-IW377701These exemplary watch classics not only offer a look of timeless elegance right for today, they are also an investment that hold their value and will be treasured for years to come. Many of these traditional timepieces are featured in prominent online retailer The Watchery’s Timeless Timepiece event,  where you can enjoy exceptional savings on popular men’s and women’s  watch classics.

IWC, one of the popular brands featured in the weeklong event, has been setting the standards of Swiss watchmaking since 1868. Formally named the International Watch Company, this highly regarded brand is revered for their superlative quality and expert craftsmanship.

While adhering to the finest Swiss craftsmanship at their Schaffhausen factory in Switzerland, IWC has also maintained a classic, refined look and feel with their many popular collections…from the Portofino and Portuguese series to the Pilot’s Watch and Da Vinci collections.

There is a lot to admire with IWC Pilot’s Watch chronograph available at The Watchery. This extraordinary wristwatch features automatic Swiss movement and a generously sized, brushed stainless steel case, that is 43mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

Handsome, genuine alligator strap adds to the distinguished good looks.  Luminous hands and hour markers accent the black chronograph dial with an automatic day and date calendar, small- second, thirty-minute and 12-hour registers.

Features include a screw-down crown and case back for water resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

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