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In Celebration Of Art Basel

All eyes in the art world are on Miami Beach, FL this year as the 13th Annual Art Basel Week takes place in the Southeast resort. Over 75,000 individuals from all around the globe are expected to be attending various art exhibits, displays and festivities this week at the modern art celebration.

Miami is one of only three locations that holds Art Basel events in the entire world. Hong Kong and Basel Switzerland are the two others. The event, traditionally held in early December, gives visitors a warm winter vacation retreat in the hot tropical climate of South Beach.

Over 260 leading modern and contemporary art galleries participate in the main exhibit, which takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, located in South Beach. Additional exhibits, events  and displays are held in outlying areas of Miami.  Local museums also have events and exhibits in conjunction with Art Basel.SL-1101-BB-01-YA-W

Singer Miley Cyrus kicked off the entertainment for the week, performing at a private concert at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach. Film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Blunt and Kate Hudson were seen taking in the exhibits and displays.

Prominent watchmaker Swiss Legend is also participating in promotional events in Miami during Art Basel this week. The brand’s modern and innovative characteristics certainly capture the essence of the modern art celebration.

You’ll find many Swiss Legend watches for men and women at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com, including the highly-regarded Militare No 1 Automatic Chronograph. This virile and masculine men’s timepiece features a ruggedly appointed case in premium-grade black ion-plated stainless steel.

The robust, amply proportioned case is an impressive 53mm in diameter and 18mm thick. The high-performance black silicone strap with the Swiss Legend name embossed on the sides adds distinction. The stationary bezel encircles the legible black dial with three subdials, yellow Superluminova hands and hour markers.

A semi-exhibition caseback lets you see the intricate movement inside. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 60-second registers. A locking screw-down crown and push-pieces provide water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet.

Premium Swiss-made automatic movement inside delivers ultra-precise time-keeping accuracy.

Complementary shipping is included on all domestic U.S. watch purchases at TheWatchery.com.

World Renowned Lucien Piccard Time

International watchmaker Lucien Piccard is a brand long synonymous with glamour and prestige. Piccard is world renowned for pioneering the use of gemstones in women’s dress watches during the 1930’s. Since its founding in 1923, Lucien Piccard timepieces have been worn on the wrists of royalty, dignitaries and celebrities worldwide.

Legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra wore a Lucien Piccard 14K gold wristwatch he received from his wife, actress Ava Gardner during their six-year marriage in the 1950’s. The watch was inscribed “To Frank and Desert nights – Ava” on the caseback.LP-12925-YG-22

Lucien Piccard watches have also adorned the wrists of sports legend Magic Johnson, film and TV star Patrick Dempsey and popular television host Ellen DeGeneres.

More recently,  the Lucien Piccard brand has set-out in a new direction, offering more contemporary and modern timepiece collections for men and women, while maintaining the brand’s  rich heritage of time-keeping excellence and design.

You’ll find many new Lucien Piccard wristwatches at luxury retailer The Watchery during their Lucien Piccard New Arrivals event taking place this week. The very latest watches from the  Lucien Piccard Avalon, Burgos, Mulhacen, Stellar and Kensington collections are featured in the promotion.LP-13013-014

The Lucien Piccard Burgos women’s watch and Avalon men’s timepiece are two stand-outs. The Burgos  watch offers a thoroughly modern identity for today’s woman with a chic and appealing 40mm diameter case in yellow gold-tone stainless steel and a matching bracelet.

The white enamel finished sunburst bezel and matching center bracelet links add to the stylish good looks. The fluted yellow gold tone crown with the engraved LP emblem adds distinction. The bright white dial shines with gold colored baton hands and hour markers.

The Avalon wristwatch offers pace-setting dimensions for today’s man with a 44mm diameter case in brushed and stainless steel and a handsome alligator-textured, gray leather strap. The fully integrated bezel encircles the gray dial with day, date and 24-hour subdials, luminous hands and 12/24 hour markers.

The Burgos women’s watch is water-resistant to 50 meters while the Avalon men’s timepiece is water resistant to 100 meters. Both watches  feature quality quartz movement for time-keeping accuracy.

Free shipping and free returns are included on all watch purchases at The Watchery.

In A New York Minute: Timely Looks & Fashions

New York City is easily one of the leading centers for art and fashion in the world today. This northeastern American metropolis not only serves as a facilitator for style, design and culture, it’s has inspired many artists and fashion designers.

Many prominent American fashion designers, including Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and Narciso Rodriguez call Manhattan home, while the city’s name is also featured in Karan’s DKNY apparel and accessory bridge line.

The city’s landscapes have served as a backdrop for numerous films and television programs, while its boroughs, streets and multi-ethnic neighborhoods are the namesakes for prestigious designer fragrance-maker Bond No. 9 assortment of fine scents.

GUCCI-YA086319New York inspired design is highlighted this week at luxury retailer The Watchery with its New York Style: Bold Timepieces event. Over 100 popular men’s and ladies’ timepieces from today’s top watchmakers are featured in the event, including styles from Invicta, Gucci, Edox, Ebel, Swiss Legend, Eterna, Chopard, Oris, Swiss Legend, Invicta, Luminox, Seiko, Swiss Army, U-Boat, Renato, MOMO Design, Raymond Weil, Movado and Citizen.

The Gucci G-Metro Men’s chronograph, one of the many timepieces featured in the promotion, captures the urban sophistication and appeal of Manhattan. The thoroughly modern styling features a highly stylized, elongated rectangular shaped case in premium-grade steel in contrasting brushed and polished surfaces.

The distinctive, architecturally-inspired vertical link bracelet in polished steel adds to the stylish design. The stationary, integrated steel bezel frames the silver colored dial with a fluted background, three black subdials, luminous hands, Roman numeral and baton hour markers.

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

Chronograph is 35mm wide, 12mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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

Chrono-Logical Matters

In today’s ever changing times, it’s very easy to mistake an oversized women’s watch for a man’s watch. Watch styles like the times we live in are constantly changing and a good number of 40mm or larger women’s sport watches could easily pass for men’s styles.

However, it’s not as easy to mistake a chronograph for a chronometer, although they do sound alike. A chronograph is a watch with independent stop-watch and display watch functions. The term comes from the Greek terms for time: “chronos” and writing: “graph.” And the term is interpreted more today about the recording of time rather than writing.

In 1882, Edouard Heuer patented one of the first time-keeping chronograph watches. Five years later Heuer introduced an oscillating pinion mechanism which is still used in the craftsmanship of mechanical chronographs by many watchmakers today.

BREITLING-A7338710-BB49-SSA chronometer on the other hand is a Swiss-made timepiece awarded a certification of precision by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute). A certified chronometer has met the precision criteria and standards of the COSC, as well as having past rigid tests conducted by the Institute.

Interestingly, both 3-hand and chronograph timepieces have been awarded chronometer certification by the COSC. And Swiss-made automatic, mechanical and quartz timepieces are eligible for chronometer certification.

Many of today’s most-prestigious watchmakers, including TAG Heuer, Invicta, Chopard, Graham, Baume & Mercier, Zenith and Breitling feature COSC certified chronometers in their timepiece assortments. In fact, all Breitling watches, both automatic and quartz models are certified chronometers.

You’ll find many of today’s most-sought after Breitling watches at luxury retailer The Watchery, including the Colt II Chronograph for men. This outstanding certified chronometer has a generously proportioned case and matching triple link bracelet in premium grade stainless steel case.

The unidirectional rotating bezel with engraved markers surrounds the patterned black dial with three silver-tone subdials, luminous hands and baton hour markers. A window between the four and five o’clock hours reveals the automatic date calendar.

Features include 1/10th of a second, small-second and 12-hour subdials. A screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 300 meters or 990 feet. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement provides precise time-keeping accuracy. Chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 14 mm thick.

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

The Baume & Mercier Mystique

Baume & Mercier is a Swiss watchmaker with a steep legacy in horology. The brand was founded in 1830 by brothers Louis-Victor and Celestin Baume, who opened a watch dealership in Jura, Switzerland, offering premium pocket watches of the highest quality and craftsmanship.

By the late 19th Century, the brand was recognized for their chronographs and grand complications, including tourbillons, minute repeaters and calendars and was recognized with the highest honors at international exhibitions in Paris, Melbourne, Zurich, London, Amsterdam and Chicago.

The Baume brand was also heralded for its time-keeping accuracy, victoring in a time-keeping competition held by the Kew Observatory in London during 1892.BAUME-A10048

In 1918 the Baume brand joined forces with Paul Mercier forming Baume & Mercier. A year later, the newly founded brand was awarded the “Poincon de Geneve,” the ultimate standard of watchmaking excellence by the Swiss Company of Watchmakers.

During the 1940’s, Baume & Mercier introduced timepieces expressly for women with jewelry inspired models featuring diamonds, gemstones and bangles. The designs were not just miniaturized designs of men’s models. Femininity soon became an integral part of the brand’s values and is evident today with the brands Linea series, created exclusively for women.

The Art Deco era of the 1940’s also inspired the introduction of the Hampton collection featuring rectangular shaped men’s and ladies’ timepieces with sleek, sophisticated contours. A modern updated version of the Hampton timepiece is among Baume & Mercier’s top-selling watches series today.

You’ll find many Baume & Mercier men’s and women’s watches at luxury retailer The Watchery, including the Hampton men’s automatic timepiece. This highly stylized wristwatch features a rectangular shaped case and signature link bracelet in premium grade stainless steel.

The stationary stainless steel bezel frames the handsome black dial with luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. A square small-seconds subdial above the 6’clock hour adds distinction.

Features include premium Swiss-made automatic movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters. Watch is 32mm wide and 10 mm thick.

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

 

Extraordinary Zeno Time

Zeno is a noteworthy Swiss watch brand highly regarded for their vigorous high-performance timepieces made for pilots, divers and other professionals. While the brand has been employed by the Swiss army for use by both pilots and frogmen, its origin in 1868 is closely tied to fine pocket watches for men and graceful pendant timepieces for women.

The company’s founder Jules Godat was a small pocket watch manufacturer in the late 1800’s, who built a small watch empire and later opened a factory. Another watch company Eideldinger & Fils, who specialized in watches for the military, took over the factory after Godat’s death in the 1920’s.ZENO-6569-5030Q-A1

Inspired by the Greek philosopher Zeno, Andre-Charles Eideldinger introduced Zeno watches in 1922 as the company worked on fine-tuning and innovating new watch manufacturing techniques. By 1949, Zeno timepieces were exhibited at the Swiss Watch Fair in Basel. The brand changed hands twice by 1973, ending in the hands of watchmaker Felix W Huber and has remained an independent owned brand since then.

During the late 1960’s and early 1970’s Zeno revisited its military origins, offering aviator and diving timepieces for civilians, featuring the technical specifics and features from it classic models. These military inspired watches have catapulted the brand to the acclaim and high regard it holds today.

Zeno timepieces now symbolize premium Swiss watchmaking and precision at its finest. Many of the timepieces in the brand’s collection have been awarded official COSC chronometer certification.

You’ll find a wide selection of prominent Zeno timepieces at luxury retailer The Watchery from the brands highly regarded Vintage, Navigator NG, Magellano, Godat, Diver’s and Limited Edition collections.

The Zeno Navigator NG chronograph is an excellent choice. This outstanding men’s timepiece has a strapping stainless steel case that is 44mm in diameter and 11mm thick. A handsome black alligator strap adds to the stylish design.

The stationary steel bezel encircles the legible black 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. Additional features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters.

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

 

 

European Time Classics

When it comes to style and fashion, the European continent is the worldwide leader in innovative styles and trends. Paris, Milan, London and Barcelona are among the leading fashion capitals of the world. Men’s and women’s apparel featured at the runway shows and on the streets of these renowned cities soon become popular throughout the globe.

The continent is also the global leader for precision crafted wristwatches for men and women. Many of the world’s most prestigious timepieces are created in Switzerland, France, Italy and the Netherlands.

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Premium European timepieces are showcased this week at luxury online retailer The Watchery with their European Classics Event.

Expertly crafted Swiss-made timepieces from Breitling, TAG Heuer, Baume & Mercier, Maurice Lacroix, Ebel, Chopard, Charriol, Perrelet, Raymond Weil, IWC, Concord, Movado and Rado are featured in the weeklong event

Pace setting Italian wristwatches from Gucci, Panerai, Bvlgari, Fendi MOMO Designs, Welder and U-Boat along with French timepieces from Bell & Ross and Cartier and Dutch-made watches from TW Steel are also included.

The Breitling Colt II Chronograph is one of the outstanding selections featured in the event. This exemplary crafted Swiss-made chronometer watch holds the distinction of being awarded Chronometer certification by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute).

The distinctively shaped case crafted in premium-grade stainless steel is presented on a handsome triple link bracelet in stainless steel. The uniquely angled steel bezel with embossed markers surround the black chronograph dial with three silver-tone subdials, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 12-hour subdials. Locking screw-down crown and caseback provide water resistance to 300 meters. Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of the utmost time-keeping accuracy. Chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 14mm thick.

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

TW Steel Time…

TW Steel timepieces are one of the rising stars in the watch industry. These bold, dynamic oversized wristwatches have been around for less than a decade and are sold throughout the world today in over 100 countries and 5000 retail outlets.

TW Steel Watches started out in 2005 in the Netherlands by a father-and-son team Ton Cobelens and  Jordy Cobelens. Ton was a distributor during the 1980s for Raymond Weil and Maurice Lacroix watches  in the Netherlands and also produced private label wristwatches for KLM and Martinair airlines. Years later, Ton headed an advertising and promotions agency which created campaigns for the Swatch Watch Group.

In 2005, Ton joined with his son Jordy to introduce TW Steel Watches… premium oversized timepieces featuring premium grade stainless steel craftsmanship along with quality Swiss and Japanese movements.TW-CE4001

The brand, which stands “The Watch In Steel,” originally had four models when it debuted in 2005 to worldwide acclaim and popularity.  Today, TW Steel Watches offers over 140 different watch styles for both men and women.

Popular European race car drivers David Coulthard, Mitchell Niemeyer and Dario Franchitti along with entertainer Kelly Rowland are among the TW Steel’s global watch ambassadors. Many of these TW Steel ambassadors also have special limited-edition timepieces named in their honor.

TW Steel watches are highlighted this week at luxury retailer The Watchery. Popular models from the Canteen, Grandeur Tech and CEO Tech collections are featured at special savings up to 81% off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.

The David Coulthard CEO Tech Chronograph watch, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Coulhard’s Formula One debut is one of the timepieces showcased in the week-long event.  This outstanding men’s watch has a strapping Tonneau shaped case that is 44mm in diameter and 15mm thick. The case is presented on a striking gray alligator-textured leather strap.

The black ion-plated stainless steel bezel surrounds the black chronograph dial with luminous hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 24-hour subdials.

Chronograph features quality quartz movement inside and is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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

Celebrated American Style…

In celebration of all things American this 4th of July holiday, there is no better time to recognize prominent American fashion designers, whose fashions have created an impact on domestic as well as the international fashion stage.

American designers Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors easily come to mind. Interestingly Lauren, Karen and Kors achieved their first major successes with their own eponymous domestic lines, while Ford and Jacobs attained popularity designing for Gucci and Louis Vuitton respectively.

Today, nothing says American high fashion more than Michael Kors. His fashion apparel collections for men and women, handbags, accessories, fragrances, sunglasses and wristwatches are among the most popular not only in the United States, but throughout the world.M.KORS-MK8340

The designer’s wristwatches are highly regarded for their bold oversized dimensions, innovative use of materials, not to mention lustrous and highly polished characteristics. Luxury watch retailer The Watchery is currently featuring the designer in their Michael Kors Time watch promotion.

Over 80 top-selling Michael Kors wristwatches for men and women are featured in the week-long event, including oversized timepieces, sparkling crystal inlaid dress watches, fashion models and pace-setting chronographs.

The Michael Kors Lansing men’s chronograph is an outstanding choice for today’s modern man. This impressive timepiece features an amply proportioned case and matching triple link bracelet in gunmetal ion-plated stainless steel, that is highly polished a lustrous patina.

A black ion-plated steel bezel with screened white markers and a coin edged rim surrounds the black chronograph dial with three subdials, luminous hands and markers and the MK emblem at the 3 o’clock hour.

Features include an automatic date calendar, small-seconds, 30-minute and 24-hour registers. Precise quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy. Chronograph is 46mm in diameter, 12mm thick.

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.