Category Archives: Swiss Watches

Best-Seller Time Event!

Popularity charts and high-ranking statistics are of great interest to numerous Americans and many others around the world. We are after all a society focused on keeping track of everything from the week’s top films and TV shows to top-selling music, apps and books.

corum-171-951-95-0061-an12-sd
Corum Admiral’s Cup Challenger GMT

Today, you can check out TheWatchery.com’s Best-Selling Men’s and Women’s Watches and save an extra 20% off too!  Over 165 of today’s most sought-after watches are featured in the 24-hour promotion, including popular styles from Breitling, Corum, Tudor, Maurice Lacroix, Glycine, Movado, Tissot, Frederique Constant, Michael Kors, Rado, Versace, Alpina, Omega, Oris, Bulova Accu-Swiss, Eterna, TechnoMarine, Lucien Piccard, Luminox and Lancaster Italy.

The Corum Admiral’s Cup Challenger GMT Limited-Edition Watch for men is an exemplary selection. This premium-crafted Swiss-made automatic timepiece features the signature 12-sided dodecagon shaped case in ultra-light, ultra-durable titanium in a satiny brushed finish. The handsome black leather strap adds to the distinguished good looks. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you view the intricate automatic movement inside.

The  stationary bezel in black vulcanized rubber surrounds the 12-sided black dial with a 24-hour center dial featuring global map design background, luminous skeleton hands, a polished silver tone GMT hand and the signature Admiral’s Cup flag emblem decals on the outer dial.

mlacroix-sd6107-sd501-15e
Maurice Lacroix Pontos Starside Diamond

A locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 300 meters. Additional features include a 46-hour power reserve, along with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. Corum Admiral’s Cup Challenger GMT Limited-Edition Watch is 48mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

The Maurice Lacroix Pontos Starside Diamond watch is a popular gift choice for women. This dazzling Swiss-made automatic timepiece features the generously appointed round case in lustrous stainless steel, presented on a black satin facing leather strap with a convenient deployment clasp closure.

Shimmering round-cut diamonds pave-set to perfection cast a magical glow on the perfectly round bezel. The textured silvery-white dial shines with day-of-the-week, month and moon-phase sub-dials, an open date calendar, yellow gold-tone sword hands, diamond and Arabic numeral hour markers.

tissot-t0595271103100
Tissot T-Lord Automatic

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you view the intricate automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters. Maurice Lacroix Pontos Starside Diamond watch is 38mm in diameter and 14mm thick.

The Tissot T-Lord Automatic Chronograph is another best-selling men’s watch selection. This outstanding Swiss-made men’s timepiece features the cushion-shaped premium-grade stainless steel case and matching multi-link bracelet in alternating brushed and polished surfaces.

The stationary bezel surrounds the silver-colored dial with three sub-dials, polished silver-tone sword hands and hour markers indexes. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

Additional features include a skeleton exhibition crystal case back, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters. Tissot T-Lord Automatic men’s chronograph is 42mm wide and 14mm thick.

mov-606619
Movado LX Diamond

Movado is a highly sought-after style and the Movado LX Diamond Watch is a popular choice. This lustrous women’s watch features the contoured round case in premium-grade stainless steel with a brushed and polished finish, presented on an attractive multi-link bracelet in brushed and polished steel.

The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial glistens with polished rose gold-tone sword hands, Arabic numeral and inlaid diamond index markers. The signature updated Movado concave dot at the 12 o’clock hour adds distinction.

luminox-a-5021
Luminox SXC Space GMT

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Movado LX Diamond women’s watch is 32mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

The Luminox SXC Space GMT watch for men is another top-selling choice. This dynamic timepiece features a state-of-the-art polycarbonate case that is both lightweight and incredibly durable. Polycarbonate is the same material used in bullet-proof vests. The supple black silicone strap adds the striking good looks.

The bidirectional rotating black bezel with 24-hour Arabic numeral markers surrounds the round black dial with polished silver-tone sword hands, a yellow GMT sword hand and backlit Arabic numeral hour markers.

techno-tm-115038
TechnoMarine Cruise Star

Features include precise Swiss-made quartz movement inside, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. The Luminox SXC Space GMT watch for men is 46mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

The TechnoMarine Cruise Star Chronograph is another best-selling women’s watch. The generously oversized, polished stainless steel case is presented on an attractive white silicone strap.

A unidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel with raised markers surrounds the patterned white dial with three sub-dials, silver-tone skeleton hands and hour markers. Features include a date window at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second, 60-minute and 24-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 Star Chronograph is 39mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

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

Time For A New Breitling?

The expression “timing is everything” as well as “being at the right place at the right time” certainly holds true for Breitling Watches. The brand emerged from a cult-like status as a navigational watch for pilots and aviation aficionados to a highly prominent and popular watch brand in the 1990’s.

Although Breitling an independent, family-owned watchmaker for over for over 132 years, increased its brand marketing during this period, it also benefited from an non-official brand ambassador Jerry Seinfeld, who sported many of the brand’s timepieces on his widely popular TV program Seinfeld during this era.

breitling-a1937012-c883
Breitling Navitimer

Millions of viewers tuned in weekly to the highly rated Seinfeld program, which aired from 1989 to 1997 and had a viewership of 73 million viewers on its final episode in 1997. Seinfeld, an avid Breitling fan owns over 50 different models, which he wore throughout the duration of the show.

Today, actor John Travolta, soccer legend David Beckham and hockey player Wayne Gretzky are the current Breitling ambassadors, who appear in the brand’s current display advertisements. Seinfeld can be seen wearing his Breitling collection on syndicated re-runs of his popular show and current online program Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.

Whether you’re looking a make your first Breitling watch purchase or add another impressive timepiece to your collection, you may want to check out TheWatchery.com this week for Breitling new arrivals for men and women in popular styles from the Navitimer, Transocean, SuperOcean, Chronomat and Galactic collections.

You don’t have to look any further than the Breitling Navitimer Automatic Chronograph for the quintessential Breitling watch choice. This legendary timepiece classic has been the top choice for professional pilots and aviation pros since it debuted more than 63 years ago in 1953

breitling-cb014012-a722
Breitling Chronomat

The highly pronounced case in premium grade stainless steel and matching multi-link stainless steel bracelet are highly polished to a lustrous glow. The slide-rule bezel with a handsome coin-edge rim surrounds the blue dial with three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and baton hour markers.

Features include a moon phase window, small-second/date, 30-minute/month and 12-hour/day registers. Additional features include a glare-proof scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and a 42-hour power reserve. Breitling Navitimer Automatic men’s chronograph is 46mm in diameter, 15mm thick and water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

The Breitling Chronomat 41 Chronograph is another outstanding selection. This precision crafted automatic men’s watch is debonair and urbane in premium grade stainless steel and 18K rose gold. The outstanding 41mm diameter, 16mm thick case is polished stainless steel is presented on the handsome vertical-link bracelet in polished stainless steel with 18K rose gold accent links.

breitling-a4131012-bc06sa
Breitling Transocean

The unidirectional rotating 18K rose gold bezel with raised markers surrounds the Mother-of-Pearl dial with three sub-dials, luminous sword hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date window at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers.

Additional features include an anti-reflective sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 300 meters or 1,000 feet. The premium Swiss-made automatic movement inside has a 70-hour power reserve.

The Breitling Transocean Automatic Chronograph is another exemplary selection. This elegant and sporty men’s timepiece makes a striking statement on the wrist in premium grade stainless steel and leather. The contoured round case in polished stainless steel is presented on a handsome black leather strap with contrasting white stitched detail.

The attractive black dial has a tachymeter outer dial, two sub-dials, luminous silver-tone hands and baton hour markers. Features include a date window at the 6 o’clock hour, small-second and 30-minute countdown timers.

breitling-c71356l2-g704-367c
Breitling Galactic

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. Breitling Transocean men’s chronograph is 38mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

The new Breitling Galactic watch for women is sleekly styled and exceptionally stylish. The classic contemporary styling features the round contoured case in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a mirror-bright patina. The attractive vertical link bracelet in polished stainless steel and 18K yellow gold add to the striking design.

The 18K yellow gold bezel with raised markers encircles the beige colored dial with a fluted center background, yellow gold-tone luminous hands and hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy and a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Breitling Galactic watch is 32mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

Each Breitling watch featured on this page has been awarded official Chronometer certification from the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

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

Breitling watch image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

The Rolex Tudor Connection…

In the world of high-end luxury, automobiles, fashion apparel and wristwatches have several elements in common: Each is highly coveted throughout the globe; each features premium craftsmanship and materials and each is considered a symbol of status.

What’s more, many luxury automakers, fashion designers and watchmakers offer more moderately priced divisions in addition to their top-of-the-line high-end brands.

Luxury carmakers Lexus, Acura and Infiniti are higher-end divisions of Toyota, Honda and Nissan respectively. Prominent fashion designers Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs have their eponymous premium lines as well as more affordable labels, Chaps, Michael by Michael Kors, DKNY and Marc by Marc Jacobs.

For generations prestigious watchmaker Omega offered the more moderately priced Tissot watch brand, prior to when the two became part of the Swatch Watch Group in 1983. Bulova watches has its namesake brand as well as higher-end Bulova Accu-Swiss division and more moderately priced fashion line Caravelle NY.

tudor-15903-sd
Tudor Monarch Men’s Chronograph

Luxury watchmaker Rolex founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis, started production of Tudor Watches in 1946 under Wilsdorf’s direction to offer Swiss-made watches with the reliability, dependability and quality of Rolex watches at more desirable prices.

You’ll find an impressive assortment of both Rolex and Tudor wristwatches at TheWatchery.com, including highly sought-after styles from Oyster Datejust, Yacht, Datejust Turn-O-Graph and Monarch collections.

Tudor Monarch men’s and women’s watches feature the premium craftsmanship and materials you’ve come to know and appreciate in Rolex timepiece at considerably lower price-points. The Tudor Monarch Chronograph makes a statement on the wrist in premium grade stainless steel and 18K yellow gold.

The contoured round case in premium grade stainless steel has a lustrous polished finish. The multi-link bracelet in polished stainless steel is accented with polished 18K yellow gold center links. The stationary stainless steel bezel has an 18K yellow gold top ring and fluted edge rim.

tudor-15833-sd
Tudor Monarch Women’s Watch

The bright white dial shines with gold colored sub-dials, luminous gold tone baton hands and baton hour markers. Features include small-second, thirty-minute and 12-hour registers. Additional features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, 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 Tudor Monarch men’s chronograph is 35mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

Majestic and appealing, the Tudor Monarch women’s watch makes a regal statement in premium grade stainless steel and 18K yellow gold. The round premium grade stainless steel case is highly polished to a mirror-bright patina. The case is beautifully integrated into the multi-link bracelet in brushed stainless steel with polished 18K yellow gold center links.

Decorative fluted detail accents the perfectly round 18K yellow gold bezel and 18K yellow gold crown. The highly legible white dial features luminous yellow gold tone hands and raised yellow gold tone Arabic numeral hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

rolex-116233-po
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Men’s Watch

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy. The Tudor Monarch women’s watch is 27mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

In a league of its own, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Men’s watch offers peerless precision and design. This exemplary crafted men’s timepiece has been awarded official Chronometer certification from the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

The signature Oyster case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a lustrous glow. The signature Rolex Jubilee bracelet in brushed stainless steel features polished 18K yellow gold center links. The signature 18K yellow gold bezel with fluted detail surrounds the metallic yellow gold colored dial with polished yellow gold-tone hands and raised Roman numeral hour markers.

A magnified cyclops window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, precision Swiss-made automatic movement inside and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Men’s watch is 36mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

rolex-16922-po
Rolex Yacht Master Women’s Watch

Understated elegance triumphs with the Rolex Yacht Master women’s watch. The signature case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a lustrous patina. The triple-link bracelet in premium grade stainless steel features satin finished outer links and polished center links.

The unidirectional rotating platinum bezel features U-notched detail on the outer rim and raised markers on the top ring. The silver colored dial shines with a magnified cyclops date window at the 3 o’clock hour, luminous pie-cutter hands, outlined baton and cabochon dot hour markers.

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

Rolex watch image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Maurice Lacroix Time Essentials…

Private Label brands are a  popular and economical choice whether you’re shopping at your local market or retailer. Both private label fashion and consumer items offer many of the same qualities as the higher priced named-brand items, but are usually considerably more affordable. Interestingly many private label items are produced for many merchants by the same popular brand-name producers.

In the world of horology, several prestigious watchmakers: Rolex, Zenith, Baume & Mercier, Roger DuBuis and Maurice Lacroix got their start as private label watch brands, producing fine timepieces under the names of prestigious jewelers, merchants and companies.

Rolex was originally conceived in 1905 as a private-label distributor in London, England as an importer of premium Swiss-made watch movements that they housed in luxury cases and sold to high-end jewelers in the region. Both Zenith and Roger DuBuis produced fine timepieces for other prominent brands, including Tiffany, Cartier and Patek Philippe prior to venturing out on their own.

mlacroix-mp6008-ss001-111
Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece World-Time Automatic GMT

In 1975 Maurice Lacroix started as an in-house private label producer of fine timepieces with facilities in Switzerland for its parent company Desco. In five short years, the brand’s premium-crafted timepieces were in such demand that Desco ceased the production of the third party models and created the Maurice Lacroix brand.

The Maurice Lacroix brand stands as one of the most prominent Swiss watchmakers in the world today, respected and revered for their bespoke quality automatic, mechanical and quartz timepieces for men and women.

The Watchery.com is an authorized reseller of Maurice Lacroix wristwatches and many of the brand’s top styles are available on the our site, including highly sought-after models from the Masterpiece, Pontos, Les Classiques, Fiaba and Miros collections.

The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece World-Time Automatic GMT watch is a triumph in time-keeping excellence. This expertly crafted men’s wristwatch features the round contoured case in premium grade stainless steel in a satiny brushed finish. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you view the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside. The handsome black crocodile strap has a deployment clasp closure for added security and convenience.

The stationary bezel surrounds the multi-layered silver-colored dial with 24 global cities listed on the outer dial, sapphire blue sword hands, a gold-tone sword GMT hand, 12/24 hour Roman and Arabic numeral hour markers, an AM/PM sub-dial at the 9 o’clock hour and a date window above the 6 o’clock hour.

mlacroix-mi1057-sd502-130
Maurice Lacroix Miros Diamond Chronograph

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece World-Time Automatic GMT men’s watch is 42mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

The Maurice Lacroix Miros Diamond Chronograph adds a looks a confident glamour. This alluring and fashion forward women’s watch features the generously sized case and matching triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel.

A dazzling array of forty-eight shimmering round-cut diamonds dramatically adorns the perfectly round bezel. The metallic silver-colored dial shines with three sub-dials, luminous silver-tone hands and raised silver-tone baton hour markers.

mlacroix-pt6237-ss001-13e
Maurice Lacroix Pontos Automatic Men’s Watch

Features include 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute countdown timers. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside provides precise time-keeping accuracy. 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. The Maurice Lacroix Miros Diamond Chronograph is 38mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

Highly distinguished and ideal for the discerning man, the Maurice Lacroix Pontos Automatic men’s watch strikes a classically elegant note. The elongated rectangular shaped case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The handsome black alligator strap has a convenient deployment clasp closure.

Decorative swirled fluted detail on the polished steel crown adds to the timeless design. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the automatic movement inside.

mlacroix-fa2164-sd532-118
Maurice Lacroix Fiaba Diamond Watch

The metallic silver colored dial features a day-of-the-week window below the 12 o’clock hour, an automatic date window above the 6 o’clock hour, luminous silver-tone baton hands and hour markers.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Maurice Lacroix Pontos Automatic men’s watch is 35mm wide and 12mm thick.

Beset with brilliance, the Maurice Lacroix Fiaba Diamond watch is pure enchantment on the wrist. This dazzling women’s timepiece features the ultra-chic and slender rectangular shaped case in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a lustrous patina.  The matching triple-link bracelet in polished steel adds to the lustrous appeal.

Fifty-eight round-cut diamonds, pave-set to glowing perfection dramatically adorns the two sides of the outer bezel. The polished onion shaped stainless steel crown is enhanced with decorative swirl design fluted detail. The silver guilloche dial shines with sapphire blue sword hands and raised black Roman numeral hour markers.

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Maurice Lacroix Fiaba Diamond women’s watch is 21mm wide and 8mm thick.

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

Maurice Lacroix image courtesy of Wiki Commons

 

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.

tissot-t0834201605110
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.

tissot-t0282101111700
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.

tissot-t0595271605100
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.

tissot-t0552171603200
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.

Alpina & Eterna Time Legends…

Alpina and Eterna Watches are legendary time-keeping icons in the world of Swiss-made horology. The two brands were both founded in Switzerland in the 1800’s…the latter in 1856 and the former in 1883. Both are also heralded for their innovative introductions in the world of Swiss-made watchmaking excellence as well.

In 1938, Alpina introduced the Alpina 4, the world’s first sport watch. The brand’s founder Gottlieb Hauser revolutionized the concept of a sport watch type, instituting the four principles for a timepiece to be considered a true Sport watch: both anti-magnetic and anti-shock qualities, water-resistance and stainless steel craftsmanship.

alpina-860scp4s6-sd
Alpina Startimer

Eterna is noted for its 1948 introduction of a ball-bearing mounted rotor system in its automatic wristwatches. The system helped eliminate both the friction and resistance in the weight of a timepiece that winds the mainspring inside. The system also increased the accuracy of the watch as well and propelled Eterna’s presence in the watch industry as many other watchmakers began using Eterna’s inner mechanism movements in their timepieces.

More than 130 years since they were both founded, Alpina and Eterna remain relevant and major players in the watch industry today. The two brands are prominently featured at TheWatchery.com, including Startimer, Comtesse, Pilot Heritage and Avalanche styles from Alpina, along with Soleure, Artena, Avante-Garde and 1948 Legacy models by Eterna.

The Alpina Startimer Automatic Chronograph offers exemplary precision and design. This classic traditional men’s timepiece features the contoured round case in brushed, premium grade stainless steel. The exotic-skin textured black leather strap adds to the classic good looks and has a deployment clasp closure for added convenience.

The raised stationary bezel surrounds the silvery-white dial with a telemeter outer dial, small-second and 30-minute sub-dials, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers.

alpina-240mpbd3fbaedc6-sd
Alpina Avalanche Diamond

An 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 100 meters or 330 feet. Alpina Startimer Automatic Chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

The Alpina Avalanche Extreme Diamond Watch offers premium craftsmanship inside and out. This dazzling women’s watch features a cushion-shaped case in lustrous high-tech black ceramic, presented on a high-performance black rubber strap.

Forty-two premium grade brilliant round-cut diamonds are pave-set to perfection on the round bezel. The captivating black mother-of-pearl dial shines with luminous hands, eight inlaid diamond hour markers and polished silver-tone Arabic numeral quarter hour markers.

Features include an automatic date window at the 3 o’clock hour, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. Alpina Avalanche Extreme Diamond Watch is 41mm wide and 11mm thick.

The Eterna Adventic Automatic Timepiece for men offers time-honored elegance matched to expert Swiss craftsmanship. The handsome round case in brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel is presented on the handsome black alligator strap with a convenient deployment clasp closure.eterna-7660-41-65-1273

The stationary bezel encircles the textured silvery-white dial with small-second and 24-hour sub-dials, an automatic date window, polished silver-tone sword hands and black Roman numeral hour markers.

The onion-shaped crown with fluted detail adds distinction. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside.

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

The Eterna Grace Automatic women’s watch offers a glowing display of brilliance and craftsmanship. This classic contemporary women’s watch features the perfectly round case is satin finished rose gold-tone stainless steel, presented on the highly attractive triple link bracelet in brushed stainless steel with highly polished rose gold-tone center links and a convenient push-button clasp closure.

eterna-2944-55-66-1711
Eterna Grace Automatic

Shimmering round-cut diamond accents on the outer case adjacent to the fluted crown add to the dramatic design. The sunburst patterned white dial shines with rose gold-tone sword hands and raised rose gold-tone hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

An exhibition skeleton case lets you see the 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 Eterna Grace Automatic women’s watch is 34mm in diameter and 9mm thick.

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

Vintage Eterna watch dial courtesy of Wiki Commons.

The Raymond Weil, 88 Rue Du Rhone Connection

For generations leading fashion designers  Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors have designed for prominent fashion houses Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Celine respectively, while maintaining their own independently operated eponymous fashion brands. Lagerfeld in fact is not only the creative director for his own brand and Chanel, but he is also the  creative director for house of Fendi too.

You don’t have to look any further in the watch industry than the Raymond Weil and 88 Rue Du Rhone brands for similar circumstances. Both brands are helmed by brothers Eli and Pierre Bernheim and are independently operated. The Bernheims are the grandsons of Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil. In 2012, the two sought out to create and sell luxury Swiss-made watches at highly desirable prices with the introduction of the 88 Rue Du Rhone brand.

rw-7260-stc-00718
Raymond Weil Parsifal Automatic

While both brands offer expert Swiss-made precision and craftsmanship, 88 Rue Du Rhone watches feature more contemporary silhouettes and designs along with more affordable price points.

The two brands are prominently featured at TheWatchery.com, including styles from the Raymond Weil Parsifal, Maestro, Noemia, Tango, Jasmine, Tradition and Nabucco collections, as well as the 88 Rue Du Rhone Double Eight series.

The Raymond Weil Parsifal Automatic Chronograph for men is meticulously crafted to the luxury of every detail. This distinguished Swiss-made men’s timepiece features the perfectly round case in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The attractive crocodile textured dark brown leather strap has a deployment clasp for added convenience and security.

rw-5235-sts-00659
Raymond Weil Jasmine

The integrated stationary with raised detail surrounds the attractive dark brown dial with a textured center background, tachymeter outer dial, three sub-dials, luminous hands and raised black Roman numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you view the intricate automatic movement inside. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Raymond Weil Parsifal Automatic men’s chronograph is 41mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

The Raymond Weil Jasmine Diamond Watch is a dazzling choice. This exquisite women’s dress watch makes a statement on the wrist a lustrous stainless steel case and matching multi-link bracelet in highly polished stainless steel. A blue cabochon-cut stone tops the fluted, granular detailed crown.

Thirty shimmering round-cut diamonds, prong-set to glowing perfection create a dramatic focal point on the lustrous stainless steel bezel. The silver guilloche dial shines with sapphire colored sword hands and black Roman numeral hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

rhone-87wa120025
88 Rue Du Rhone Double Eight Origin Men’s Watch

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Raymond Weil Jasmine women’s diamond watch is 35mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

The 88 Rue Du Rhone Double Origin Eight men’s watch is modern and urbane in black ion-plated stainless steel. The sleek and slender round case in black ion-plated stainless steel is presented on the matching multi-link bracelet in black ion-plated stainless steel with a convenient push-button clasp closure.

The integrated stationary bezel surrounds the striking black dial with a textured raised double eight pattern background, luminous silver tone hands and silver tone Arabic numeral hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

rhone-87wa120019
88 Rue Du Rhone Double Eight Origin Women’s Watch

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. 88 Rue Du Rhone Double Eight men’s watch is 39mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

The 88 Rue Du Rhone Double Eight Origin women’s watch is elegant and understated in stainless steel and leather. The lustrous stainless steel case is presented on a supple and attractive white leather strap.  The stationary polished steel bezel encircles the tone-on-tone white dial with an emblematic double eight patterned background, luminous silver tone hands and ten diamond hour markers.

Features include a sapphire crystal above the dial, quality quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. 88 Rue Du Rhone Double Eight Origin women’s watch is 35mm in diameter and 6mm thick. `

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

Image of the  Rue Du Rhone in Geneva, Switzerland courtesy or Wiki Commons.

Fall Luxury Timepieces…

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

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

rolex-116263-po
Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph

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

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

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

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

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

mlacroix-lc1026-sd502-170-sd
Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Diamond

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

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

oris-77476837154-rub-sd
Oris Pro-Diver

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

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

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

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

omega-12847900-sd
Omega Constellation Quadrella

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

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

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

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

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

Oris store display image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Frederique Constant Time-Honored Classics…

In today’s ever changing world of fashion and technology, very little remains constant. The latter does not necessarily hold true  when it comes it Swiss-made watches, most notably Frederique Constant Swiss-made timepieces.

Although the styles, sizes and shapes of Swiss-made wristwatches do change from year to year, the time-honored excellence and precision craftsmanship have remained the same for generations in time. This especially is consistent with prestigious Swiss watchmaker Frederique Constant.

The brand was founded in Geneva, Switzerland during 1988 by Dutch entrepreneurs Peter Stas and Aletta Bax, who sought out to create hand-assembled and affordable timepieces of the highest quality, which would be controlled and checked at their Geneva facilities.

frederique-fc-335v6b6-sd
Frederique Constant Moontimer Automatic

Little has changed at Frederique Constant  in regards to their precision, bespoke timepieces since the brand was founded 28 years ago. Frederique Constant’s core values remain the same and  the brand is one of the very few family owned Swiss watchmakers in the world today.

Several aspects have changed: Frederique Constant is now one of the largest Swiss watch manufacturers of men’s and women’s watches with a larger watch plant in Plan-Les-Ouates, Switzerland and global distribution to over 100 countries.

Frederique Constant is most noted for its first timepiece caliber, the award-winning Heart Beat, which was introduced in 2001 and is still in production today. The World Timer, another innovative timepiece from Frederique Constant, 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 an impressive array of Frederique Constant watches at TheWatchery.com, including models from the Maxime, Double Heartbeat, Art Deco, Clear Vision, Vintage Rally and Delight collections.

Triumphant in precision and design, the Frederique Constant Moontimer Automatic men’s watch features the meticulous craftsmanship and design the brand is renowned for. The round, contoured case in premium grade stainless steel is polished to a lustrous glow and is presented on a handsome, crocodile-textured brown leather strap with a convenient deployment clasp closure.

The stationary bezel encircles the bright white dial with an open-heart and moon phase window, rose gold-tone sword hands and a black arrow date hand that works with conjunction with the date calendar on the outer dial.

frederique-fc-310dhb2p4-sd
Fredqrique Constant Double Hearbeat Diamond

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, a 38-hour power reserve and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Frederique Constant Moontimer Automatic men’s watch is 43mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

The Frederique Constant Double Heartbeat Diamond Automatic women’s watch sparkles with glamour and brilliance. This updated model of the 2001 classic, features a double open heart shaped window on the white dial with eight shimmering, premium-cut diamond hour markers and rose gold-tone pie-cutter hands.

The perfectly round case in lustrous 18K rose gold-plate is presented on a white satin facing leather strap. An exhibition skeleton case back reveals the Swiss-made automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 60 meters. Frederique Constant Double Heartbeat Diamond Automatic women’s watch is 35mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

frederique-fc-396sb6b6-sd
Frederique Constant Limited-Edition Vintage Rally

The Frederique Constant Limited-Edition Vintage Rally Chronograph is another exemplary time-keeping choice. This highly distinguished men’s automatic timepiece features the highly polished case in premium-grade stainless steel on a handsome black crocodile-textured leather strap with contrasting white stitched detail.

The stationary bezel surrounds the silver-colored metallic dial with a black outer dial, three black background sub-dials, luminous sword hands and luminous hour markers. The dial features small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers. Features include an exhibition skeleton case back, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, along with a screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Frederique Constant Limited-Edition Vintage Rally men’s chronograph is 43mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

frederique-fc-235m3tpv6-sd
Frederique Constant Art Deco Diamond

Breathtaking and alluring, the Frederique Constant Art Deco Diamond Women’s watch is pure enchantment. 102 dazzling round-cut diamonds are pave-set to glowing perfection on the lustrous bezel and lugs of the Tonneau shaped case in polished premium grade-stainless steel. A cabochon-cut blue stone dramatically tops the fluted stainless steel crown.

The sumptuous black satin facing leather strap adds to the luxurious design. The multi-layered silver colored dial shines a small-seconds sub-dial above the 6 o’clock hour, black pie-cutter hands and Roman numeral hour markers.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Frederique Constant Art Deco Diamond Women’s watch is 30mm wide and 6mm thick.

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

Frederique Constant Heartbeat escapement wheel image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Discerning Maurice Lacroix Time…

There’s a special quality and unmistakable appeal about Maurice Lacroix timepieces that create an aura of time-honored elegance on the wrist.

Perhaps it is the heirloom inspiration along with the vintage look and feel that many of the brand’s premium timepieces feature on the dials, cases and bands. Or maybe it’s the superlative horological craftsmanship inside along with the high-end premium materials used on each and every Maurice Lacroix wristwatch.

MLACROIX-LC6007-PG101-330
Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Automatic Men’s Watch

Regardless of the various elements that have established the brand’s popularity since they were founded thirty-six years ago in Zurich, Switzerland during 1980, Maurice Lacroix  remains a prominent player in the watch industry, producing the finest Swiss-made timepieces of the highest quality and stature.

The Maurice Lacroix brand is highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com during our Maurice Lacroix Time Classics Event. Popular men’s and women’s watches from the Fiaba, Les Classiques, Masterpiece, Miros and Classic collections are featured in the promotion at exceptional savings.

Distinguished and expressly designed for the discerning man, the Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Automatic men’s watch offers timeless traditional styling right for today and always. The ultra-slim round case in 18K yellow gold is polished to a lustrous glow. The genuine black alligator strap adds to the heirloom design.

The exhibition skeleton case back lets you view the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside. The lustrous 18K yellow gold onion-shaped crown with fluted detail adds distinction. The handsome black dial features yellow gold-tone sword hands and matching yellow gold-tone baton hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

MLACROIX-LC1087-SD501-360-SD
Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Diamond Chronograph

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Automatic men’s watch is 37mm in diameter and 9mm thick.

The Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Diamond Chronograph is a breathtaking choice for women.  This classically elegant women’s dress watch features the generously oversized round case in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a mirror-bright patina. The genuine black alligator strap adds to the timeless appeal.

Seventy-two brilliant round-cut diamonds, pave-set to perfection create a dazzling focal point on the perfectly-round bezel in lustrous stainless steel. The iridescent black Mother-of-Pearl shines with moon-phase, small-second and 30-minute sub-dials, an automatic date calendar, luminous hands and polished silver-colored raised Arabic numeral hour markers.

MLACROIX-MP6507-SS001-112
Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Cinq Aiguilles

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques women’s diamond chronograph is 38mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Cinq Aiguilles automatic men’s watch is a real eye-opener with a distinctive white dial featuring a day and date calendar that work with a separate set of hands. The perfectly round stainless steel case in a satiny brushed finish is presented on a handsome black alligator strap with a deployment clasp closure.

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the automatic Swiss-made movement inside. The integrated, stationary stainless steel bezel surrounds the silvery white dial with a pair of polished silver- tone and sapphire blue hands for the time and dates respectively, along with black Roman numeral hour markers and black Arabic numeral date markers.

MLACROIX-LC6003-PD501-230
Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Diamond Women’s Watch

Features include a 38-hour power reserve, scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Cinq Aiguilles automatic men’s watch is 40mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

The Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Diamond women’s watch is graceful, appealing and exceptionally feminine. The lustrous, highly polished case in 18K rose gold is presented on an attractive black alligator strap with an 18K rose gold buckle closure. An exhibition case back lets you see the precise Swiss-made automatic movement inside.

Shimmering round-cut diamonds dramatically adorn the perfectly round 18K rose gold bezel. The metallic gunmetal dial shines with rose gold tone hands and hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial. Features include water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Diamond women’s watch is 29mm in diameter and 9mm thick.

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