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Air, Land & Sea Winter Watch Getaways…



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

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

Alpina Pilot Heritage Automatic Chronograph

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

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

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

Tissot T-Touch Diamond

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

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

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

Porsche Design Flat Six Automatic Chronograph

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

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

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

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

Maurice Lacroix Miros Diamond Chronograph

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

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

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

Invicta Limited-Edition Jason Taylor Chronograph

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

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

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

TechnoMarine Cruise Gem Diamond Chronograph

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

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

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

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

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

Costa Rica beach scene courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Luxury Holiday Gifts For Him & Her…

There’s nothing like the joy of the holidays and celebrating with loved ones and close friends, many of whom you’ll be exchanging special gifts with this year as well. It’s also especially gratifying when you give someone special an unforgettable holiday gift they will treasure for years to come.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Watch

Luxury high-end watches are on many individuals’ wish lists this year and we at The Watchery have curated a selection of exceptional luxury timepieces to consider for the special man or woman in your life.

With both Christmas and Hanukah taking place on December 25th this year there’s in a little than two weeks, there’s no better time than right now to select a special holiday gift certain to make their eyes become all a glow.

Rolex is one of the most sought-after watch brands in the world today and the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Men’s timepiece is a superlative selection. This exemplary crafted Swiss-made automatic watch is in a league of its own and holds the distinction of being awarded official Chronometer certification by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

The signature Tonneau shaped case in polished premium grade stainless steel is presented on the Rolex Jubilee bracelet in brushed stainless steel with polished 18K yellow gold center links.

The signature raised fluted bezel in polished 18K yellow gold surrounds champagne yellow gold-colored metallic dial with polished yellow gold-tone baton hands and raised Roman numeral hour markers. A magnified Cyclops window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

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Chopard Happy Sport Diamond Watch

Features include a glare-proof scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Men’s watch is 36mm wide and 12mm thick.

Diamond watches are a popular holiday favorite for women and the Chopard Happy Sport Diamond Watch in 18K rose gold is a spectacular gift selection. Beset with brilliance and glamour, this exquisite Swiss-made women’s watch is crafted to perfection with a contoured round case and matching vertical link bracelet in 18K rose gold, highly polished to a mirror-bright patina.

The integrated stationary 18K rose gold bezel surrounds the iridescent Mother-of-Pearl with five floating, shimmering bezel-set diamonds with rose gold-tone hands, Roman numeral and baton hour markers.

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Maurice Lacriox Les Classiques Watch

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. The Chopard Happy Sport Diamond women’s watch is 30mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Automatic Watch is another outstanding gift selection for men. This timeless traditional Swiss-made men’s watch is impeccably crafted with a round contoured case in 18K yellow gold with a satiny brushed finish. The handsome alligator-textured brown leather strap adds to the classically elegant design.

The striking silver-colored dial features yellow gold-tone baton hands and hour markers, day and month windows, a date calendar center dial with an independent silver-tone hand and a moon-phase sub-dial.

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Rado Integral Diamond Watch

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, a sapphire crystal above the dial, water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet and a push-button recessed crown tool. The Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Automatic men’s watch is 40mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

The Rado Integral Diamond Watch for women is pure enchantment.  This breathtaking Swiss-made women’s watch glistens with glamour in dazzling diamonds, stainless steel and silver colored ceramic. The rectangular shaped case in lustrous stainless steel is presented on the gleaming horizontal link bracelet in stainless steel and lustrous high-tech silver colored ceramic.

Shimmering round-cut diamonds, pave-set to perfection are presented to the exterior sides of the bezel and bracelet links. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with silver colored baton hands and eleven diamond hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

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Raymond Weil Nabucco Automatic Chronograph

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. The Rado Integral Diamond women’s watch is 24mm wide and 6mm thick.

The Raymond Weil Nabucco Automatic Chronograph is another excellent timepiece for men. The ultra-light, ultra-durable case in brushed titanium is exceptionally comfortable on the wrist and is presented on a crocodile textured black rubber strap with a convenient push-button deployment clasp.

The black ceramic tachymeter bezel with screened markers surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, an automatic date calendar, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers.

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Eterna Grace Diamond Watch

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside. Additional features include a 46-hour power reserve, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. The Raymond Weil Nabucco Automatic Chronograph is 46mm in diameter and 16mm thick.

The Eterna Grace Diamond Automatic watch is another stellar gift selection for women.  This exquisitely crafted women’s dress watch a stunning array of brilliant round-cut diamonds, pave-set to glowing perfection on the bezel and outer bezel rim.

The contoured round case and matching H-link bracelet in premium grade stainless steel are highly-polished to a mirror-bright glow. The captivating black Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with crescent shaped clusters of diamonds on the background, an open heart window and polished silver-tone hands.

Features include an exhibition skeleton case back, water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. The Eterna Grace Diamond Automatic women’s watch is 34mm in diameter and 10mm thick.

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

Holiday scene  image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Celebrated Salvatore Ferragamo Time…

When it comes to high-end Italian luxury, Salvatore Ferragamo is one of the most respected and revered fashion brands in the world today, prominent and highly sought-after for its expertly crafted shoes, handbags, accessories and apparel.

The brand originated in the 1920’s when Salvatore Ferragamo, a shoemaker emigrated from Italy to the United States and in 1923 opened a boot shop in Hollywood, CA, where he made shoes for legendary screen actresses Joan Crawford and Gloria Swanson, as well as for cast members of the film The Ten Commandments.

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Ferragamo Salvatore Chronograph

Several years later, Ferragamo moved back to Italy and opened a shoe store in Florence in 1928. Ten years later Ferragamo took over the Palazzo Spini Feroni, one of the great palaces in Florence, which remains the brand’s flagship store today.

In his early years, Ferragamo studied anatomy to make shoes more comfortable and he is responsible for the wedge heel, the shell shaped sole, along with metal heels and soles and the invisible sandal.

Film stars and dignitaries such as Princess Diana, Andy Warhol, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Margaret Thatcher and Greta Garbo are among the brand’s celebrated clients.

The Salvatore Ferragamo brand today remains family owned and operated. After adding leather handbags and accessories to its assortment in its earlier years, Ferragamo more recently branched out into fashion apparel, fine fragrances, sunglasses and wristwatches.

The brand’s timepieces feature the classic, refined Italian design the Salvatore Ferragamo brand is renowned for, matched to precision Swiss-made craftsmanship inside and out. Many of the models feature the brand’s signature on the bezel along with its Gancini emblem on the cases and dials.

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Ferragamo Lirica Watch

You’ll find an impressive array of prestigious Ferragamo Watches for men and women at The Watchery, including popular styles from the F 80, Gancino, Salvatore, Lirica, Sparks and Vega collections.

Ultra-sleek and sporty, the Ferragamo Salvatore Men’s Chronograph strikes a sophisticated,n urbane note in two-tone stainless steel. The modern, contemporary styling features the contoured round case in polished premium grade stainless steel, presented on a triple-link bracelet in brushed stainless steel with polished yellow gold-tone center links.

The perfectly round, polished yellow gold-tone bezel and matching bar lug forming the Gancini emblem surrounds the white dial with three sub-dials, gold-tone skeleton hands and gold tone baton hour markers. Features include an automatic date window, 1/10th of second, small-second and 30-minute registers.

Additional 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. The Ferragamo Salvatore Men’s Chronograph is 42mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

The Ferragamo Lirica Women’s Watch adds a look of assured and confident elegance in lustrous gold-ton ion-plated stainless steel. The contoured round case and stationary bezel in polished yellow gold-tone stainless steel capture the essence of the Gancini emblem. The black cabochon-cut stone on the fluted gold-tone crown adds distinction.

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Ferragamo F 80 Chronograph

The attractive black leather strap with matelassé details adds to the exceptional good looks. The black Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with fifty-seven shimmering inlaid diamonds that form the Gancini emblem on the background, polished gold-tone sword hands and baton 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 Ferragamo Lirica Women’s Watch is 33mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

Ultra-bold and masculine, the Ferragamo F 80 Chronograph for men features a dynamic and innovative blend of titanium and black ceramic. The contoured round case in ultra-light, ultra-durable brushed titanium is presented on a handsome vertical link bracelet in brushed titanium with lustrous black ceramic accents.

The lustrous black ceramic tachymeter bezel with screened markers surrounds the patterned black dial with three sub-dials, an automatic date window, luminous hands and luminous hour markers. Features include 1/0th of a second, small-second and 30-minute countdown timers.

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Ferragamo Gancino Soiree Watch

Additional features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Ferragamo F 80 men’s chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 12.5mm thick.

The Ferragamo Gancino Soiree women’s watch offers exquisite contours in lustrous yellow gold-tone stainless steel and red patent leather. The perfectly round case and bar shaped lugs in yellow gold-tone stainless steel form the emblematic Gancini emblem. The lustrous patterned red patent leather strap adds to the chic and stylish good looks.

The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with gold-tone baton hands and sparkling inlaid diamond hour markers. Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy, an anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. The Ferragamo Gancino Soiree women’s watch is 24mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

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

Salvatore Ferragamo store image courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Raymond Weil: In Tune With The Times

Raymond Weil is a watchmaker that has been in tune with the times for many decades. Founded in 1976 in Geneva Switzerland by its namesake watchmaker, the brand as long been associated with innovative design and creativity. Weil, a revered veteran in the watch industry who held posts as both the President of the Geneva Watchmaker Union and Vice President of the Watchmaking Industry Training Centre, sought out in 1976 to bring a new dimension and vision to the watch industry.

His vision has been accomplished in the forty years that have passed. Raymond Weil is one of the most respected and revered Swiss watchmakers in the world today. The brand’s premium Swiss-made timepieces are renowned for their artistic design, as well as incomparable precision and expert craftsmanship.  Interestingly Raymond Weil remains one of the last independent Swiss watch brands around today and Weil’s grandsons Elie and Pierre are currently at the helm of the company.

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Raymond Weil Maestro

The harmonious blend of materials, meticulous movement and precision design incorporated into each Raymond Weil timepiece can easily be compared to a beautifully conducted symphony… and music related themes have served as an inspiration for the names of many of the brand’s collections, including Amadeus, Fidelio, Traviata, Parsifal Maestro, Tango, Nabucco and Toccata.

Raymond Weil recently launched the Maestro Beatles Automatic Watch, a limited edition stainless steel timepiece that pays tribute to “Fab Four” and features some of the group’s most popular song titles and their image on the outer dial. In addition, Raymond Weil annually sponsors numerous music-related events and issues throughout the globe, including the Classic Brit Awards and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

The brand is currently highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com with our Raymond Weil Time Essentials Event, featuring over 36 men’s and women’s timepieces from the brand’s most popular collections.

Your wrist will be in perfect command with the Raymond Weil Maestro Automatic watch. This premium crafted Swiss-made men’s watch features the perfectly round stainless steel case, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow, presented on a handsome black leather strap.

The stationary stainless steel bezel surrounds the legible black dial with a small-second and date sub-dials, polished silver-colored sword hands and white Roman numeral hour markers.

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Raymond Weil Toccata

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you the intricate automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters. Raymond Weil Maestro men’s watch is 41mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

The term Tocatta can be defined as a musical composition that is designed to exhibit a performer’s technique and the Raymond Weil Tocatta watch exemplifies the brand’s exemplary craftsmanship and design. This classically elegant women’s watch features the perfectly round case and matching multi-link bracelet in highly polished premium-grade stainless steel.

The stationary highly polished bezel surrounds the silvery-white dial with polished silver-tone sword hands and eleven shimmering inlaid diamond 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, quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Raymond Weil Toccata women’s watch is 34mm in diameter and 7mm thick.

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Raymond Weil Parsifal

Composer Richard Wagner’s epic opera Parsifal served as the inspiration for the Raymond Weil collection and the Parsifal Automatic Chronograph is certain to impress with its impeccable good looks and stature. This outstanding men’s timepiece features the generously appointed 42mm diameter, 8mm thick case in brushed and polished stainless steel. The handsome vertical link brushed stainless steel bracelet with polished accents has a push-button clasp for added security and convenience.

The handsome black dial has three sub-dials, luminous baton hands and silver-colored Roman numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date window, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. A semi exhibition case back lets you view the Swiss-made automatic movement inside. Additional features include a sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet.

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Raymond Weil Nabucco

Verdi’s triumphant opera Nabucco serves as the inspiration for another Raymond Weil collection of the same name. Impressive in design and craftsmanship, the Raymond Weil Nabucco Automatic Chronograph features the ultra-lightweight, ultra-durable titanium case in bright polished finish. The high-performance, textured black rubber strap has a deployment clasp for added convenience.

The stationary tachymeter bezel with engraved markers surrounds the black chronograph dial with three silver-colored subdials, luminous hands and baton hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

A locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and premium Swiss-made automatic movement for precise time-keeping accuracy. Raymond Weil Nabucco men’s chronograph is43mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

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

Symphony orchestra image courtesy of Wiki Commons

Innovative Tissot Time…

Tissot Watches hold the distinction of being true innovators of time since the brand was founded during 1853 in Le Locle, Switzerland by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son Charles-Émile Tissot. The father and son team introduced the very first mass-produced pocket watches in Tissot’s early days and followed with the first pocket watch featuring two time zones.

In 1930 Tissot launched the world’s first non-magnetic timepiece. They followed in 1951 with the Tissot Navigator, the world’s first self-winding watch with 24 separate time zones. The Tissot Rockwatch, released in 1985 was the first watch to feature a case made of natural stone. Meanwhile the Tissot Twotimer, introduced a year later was the world’s first analog/digital with seven different functions operated by a single crown.

During the early 1980’s, Tissot became a member of the Swatch Watch Group and the brand’s innovative horological spirit continued with the introduction of the T-Touch watch in 1999.

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Tissot T-Touch Sailing

This state-of-the-art tactile watch with a touch sensitive sapphire crystal enables the user to access various tasks on the dial, including compass, alarm, tide and chronograph functions.

Revolutionary in its time, the Tissot T-Touch watch preceded the touch-screen technology currently used in smart phones by close to a decade …and is one  of the first real
“Smart Watches”.

The analog/digital dial features two alarm functions, a built-in compass, countdown timer, chronograph and chrono lap functions.Tissot T-Touch watches are still widely popular today and come in many specialized styles, including racing, sailing and sports models, which are available today at TheWatchery.com

You can easily chart your course with the Tissot T-Touch Sailing chronograph. This nautical inspired men’s analog/digital watch has a robust stainless steel case, presented on a hard-wearing black rubber strap with a deployment clasp buckle. The rotating blue countdown bezel with screened markers surrounds the vibrant blue dial with luminous hands and hour markers.

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Tissot T-Touch II

Digital functions include a compass, alarm, tide, weather, regatta and speed indicators. Built-in back lighting on the dial is ideal for night time viewing. Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 100 meters. T-Touch Sailing watch is 45mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

The T-Touch II Diamond women’s chronograph is a real eye-opener in diamonds, titanium and leather. This oversized women’s watch is chic and appealing with an exceptionally lightweight titanium case and attractive black leather strap with a convenient deployment clasp.

The bidirectional rotating compass bezel with engraved markers frames the iridescent black mother-of-pearl dial with fifty-three shimmering inlaid diamond accents, luminous hands and markers. Digital functions include compass, altimeter, barometer, alarm, chrono split and thermometer functions.

Features include quality Swiss quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 100 meters. T-Touch II women’s watch is 43mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

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Tissot T-Touch Racing

Tissot is the official time-keeper of NASCAR auto racing and the Tissot T-Touch Racing chronograph is ideal for auto racing enthusiasts. The robust Tonneau shaped case in premium grade stainless steel is presented on an attractive white silicone strap with a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience.

The stationary stainless steel bezel with black screened markers encircles the iridescent mother-of-pearl dial with luminous hands and markers, along with alarm, compass, timer, tide, lap, chrono and chrono-split functions.

Features include precise Swiss-made quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 100 meters. T-Touch Racing chronograph is 43mm wide and 13mm thick.

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

Tissot store image courtesty of Wiki Commons.

Biker’s Week Time Adventures

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Luminox Navy SEAL Colormark 3050

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

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

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

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Invicta Subaqua Reserve Chronograph

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

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

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Swiss Legend Commander

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

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

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

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

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Porsche Design Dashboard

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

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

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

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

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

Legendary Bvlgari Time

aWhen it comes to premier  master jewelers, the brands Tiffany, Harry Winston, Cartier and Bvlgari easily come to mind. Each holds a rich legacy and expertise in the art of  fine jewelry-making and is an institution itself  in the highly-regarded industry.

Bvlgari is unquestionably the leading Italian jeweler in the world today. The brand was  founded by Sotirio Voulgaris, a Greek jeweler who moved to Italy in 1880 and opened his first shop in 1884. Vougaris name was phonetically changed to Bvlgari when he arrived in Italy.

Bvlgari, who was of Bulgarian descent,  came from a long line of jewelry-makers who worked in Greece from the 15th to 18th Centuries.  Elements of  ancient Greek and Roman influence along with Italian Renaissance inspiration were incorporated in Bvlgari’s designs.BVLGARI-TI44BTAVTDCH-SD

These same elements  were utilized by his sons Constanio and Girogio, who took over the family business in the early 1900’s and introduced Art Deco aspects, as well as multi-colored gemstones in their collections.

The brand expanded into international territories during the 1970’s and now has 300 boutiques worldwide.  In the early 1980’s the brand founded the Bvlgari Haute Horlogerie in Neuchatel Switzerland to produce premium crafted Swiss watches with all movements, calibers, mechanisms and parts produced at the facility.

The classic Greek and Roman elements Bvlgari is noted for were incorporated in their early watch designs and are still present in their most recent collections today. You’ll find a wide array of Bvlgari timepieces for men and women at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com, including popular styles from the  Diagano, Tubogas, Ergon and Assioma collections.

The Bvlgari Diagano Automatic Chronograph in titanium is an excellent choice. This vigorous and virile men’s watch features the classically elegant aspects the brand is renowned for along with thoroughly modern, contemporary elements too.

The rounded contoured case and extension lugs are meticulously crafted in ultra-light, ultra-durable titanium with a satiny brushed finish. The signature Bvlgari emblem engraved on the top and bottom of the bezel adds to the neoclassic appeal.

The case is presented on a high-performance black rubber strap offering a sleek, minimalist feeling. The attractive carbon fiber dial shines with three silver colored subdials, an automatic date window, luminous white hands and baton hour markers.

Features include small-second, 30-minute and twelve-hour registers.  Chronograph is 44mm in diameter, 12mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Complementary delivery and returns are included on all domestic US purchases at TheWatchery.com.

Winter Watch Escapes…

Winter is here and Winter Storm Juno is causing havoc throughout most of the Northeastern United States in what has been named “The Great Blizzard of 2015.” Seven states have been affected by the storm, including  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

While New York City and its boroughs did not bear the brunt of the storm, regions in Massachusetts, such as Framingham received over 30 inches of snow, along with wind gusts topping 70 miles per hour and some coastal flooding.

Central Park in New York City registered 7.8 inches of snow in the past 24-hours. Meanwhile 28-inches of snow were recorded in Eastern Long Island. The city for most part has been shut-down today. Thoroughfares from Times Square and Broadway to the city’s Subway system were shuttered due to the storm.PT6188-TT031-830

Many residents in the region are feeling shut-in today with most venues closed due to the storm. Luxury retailer TheWatchery.com offers a great solution to wear off boredom and cabin fever fatigue with their Winter Luxury Liquidation event, taking place this week.

Close to 300 men’s and women’s timepieces from the leading watchmakers in the world are featured in the promotion, including highly sought-after styles from Breitling, Bell & Ross, Gucci, Maurice Lacroix, Raymond Weil, Ebel, Bedat & Co., Corum, Invicta, Rolex, Eterna, Oris, Chopard and more.

The Maurice Lacroix Pontos chronograph is certain to beat the winter blues. This outstanding Swiss-made automatic men’s wristwatch has a gold tone titanium case that is exceptionally lightweight and comfortable.

The case is presented on a high-performance black rubber strap. An exhibition skeleton caseback lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside. The perfectly round stationary bezel encircles the gray dial with three subdials, a tachymeter outer dial, baton hands and hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. Chronograph is 46mm in diameter, 16mm thick and water-resistant to 50 meters or 165 feet.

Complementary delivery and returns are included on all domestic US purchases at The Watchery.com.

 

Titanium Traits

When it comes to best case material  for a diving watch, active sports timepiece or oversized “muscle” watch, titanium is the metal of choice. This relatively new metal has been used in the craftsmanship of watch cases and bracelets for less than 25 years and is more desired by many than stainless steel and even 14K or 18K gold.

First and foremost titanium is incredibly lightweight and extremely durable. A wristwatch made of titanium is lighter on the wrist and considerably more comfortable to wear over extended periods of time. For example, a 45mm diameter watch in titanium is lighter in weight than a timepiece in stainless steel or gold…and with many of today’s watches measuring over 45mm in diameter and more than 15mm thick it’s advantageous to wear an oversized titanium watch.

INVICTA-13680 (1)Titanium is also a stronger metal than steel or gold. What’s more titanium is highly resistant to corrosion in sea water and chlorine and is an excellent choice for diving, deep-sea expeditions and any poolside activity.

Sports enthusiasts and runners also prefer titanium watches not only for their lightweight characteristics, but also for the metal’s hypoallergenic qualities and ability to not corrode against sweat.

Swiss watchmakers TAG Heuer and Breitling were the first to include titanium in their watch collections in the late 1990’s. Today many prestigious watchmakers offer titanium models in their assortments, including Invicta, TW Steel, Citizen, Seiko, Swiss Legend, Omega, MOMO Design, Corum, Oris and Fossil.

You’ll find many of today’s best-selling titanium watches at luxury retailer The Watchery, including the Invicta Corduba  Chronograph for men. This outstanding automatic timepiece is water-resistant to 1000 meters and is the quintessential diver’s watch.

The robust 48mm diameter, 20mm thick brushed titanium case is presented on a handsome black kevlar strap, which is ideal for deep-sea explorations. The unidirectional rotating bezel encircles the black dial with an automatic day and date calendar, three subdials, luminous hands and hour markers.

A locking screw-down crown and case back, along with protective lever clasps on the push-pieces assure you of the ultimate water-resistance. Premium Swiss-made automatic inside provides the utmost time-keeping accuracy.

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