Monday, December 31, 2012

A Very Gucci New Year

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We hope you all had a merry Wholesale Weekend, but if you happened to have missed out on our wholesale prices bonanza, we always have another savings event next at bat. So sound the kazoos and pour the champagne, friends, because our New Year's Sale is happening now! For 2013, we wish all our blog readers prosperity, happiness, and new designer watches, like the brand new merchandise we have on sale with savings up to 89% off. This New Year's savings event includes some of the most sought-after luxury watches including manufacturers like De Grisogono, Bedat & Co., and Gucci.

With 278 stores operating worldwide, The House of Gucci remains the biggest-selling Italian brand ever. As one of the rare digital watches in our sale, the Gucci 114 Digital watches for men carry a lot of weight with us. Any regular reader of our blog knows our predilection for classic, analogue timepieces, but we could not help but grow fonder of the Gucci 114 the longer we used it. Between the bold red rubber strap and the highly stylized dial, Gucci has come up with one of the trendiest digital watches of this year and the next. Get it with 2nd day delivery for only $5 for a limited time!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Be Bold with a Men's Brasilia

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Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity.
So say the experts at at least, but we are inclined to agree with them, especially when it comes to brilliant red-orange leather strap that holds the Ebel Brasilia watches for men. Now, we realize that we recently covered other Ebel watches, including the Brasilia, but could not see this leather number go away into obscurity.

Make no mistake, this watch is for men. Do not let the encrusted 106 white diamonds sway you into needlessly doubting the timepiece's gender. This Brasilia model is for men, but not for those who allow silly conventions to rule over their lives. Reread the various abstractions that orange represents: creativity, determination, attraction, success. If these words mean anything to you (and we think they do), the leather strapped Brasilia men's watch is guaranteed to confirm that. Be your own man. Be your own person, and opt for an Ebel watch in time for the new year!

Wholesale Weekend: Piaget Miss Protocole

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Moving right along here through our Wholesale Weekend of savings, it is often challenging to select just one of our designer watches to highlight for our individual blog posts, but for our next timepiece, we can confidently assure you that it was not difficult at all. The Miss Protocole series from Piaget is no wallflower in our inventory. Even within the highly prestigious Piaget line, the Miss Protocole watches carry distinction. Taking in seven young designers from the most reputable fashion schools, Piaget has produced several bold and disruptive womens watches in recent years.

The GOA29021 style perfectly encapsulates this latest trend. As hard as it may be, let us tear our eyes away from all of the diamonds for just a moment and focus on the dial. Couched between decadent 18k white gold, the numeral setup cannot exactly be called minimalistic, but it nevertheless is unusually austere, is it not? With its petite hour and minute hands and stylized three o'clock and nine o'clock typefaces, the dial leaves us with a permanent impression and is positive to astound all those who meet you while you are wearing it. Honestly, we feel it is only fair to suggest you may have many more acquaintances take up your wrist, if only to gawk at the Piaget design! 

Wholesale Weekend: Ebel Brasilia

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Woah, what is this--a rare Sunday post? What could be happening at The Watchery? Relax, folks. There is no emergency at Watchery HQ. We simply had to take a break from this wonderful weekend to tell you about our Wholesale Weekend savings event! Until nine o'clock EST tomorrow morning, you can shop our selection of almost 2,000 luxury watches. But what makes this sale special are the wholesale prices. Between Piaget, IWC, and Ebel watches, we carry watches with unbelievably low prices: think up to 95% off the list price!

Speaking of Ebel, we could not live with ourselves if we forwent mentioning this gem of a watch, the Brasilia timepiece. Oh, and did we say gem? If white diamonds are your gemstone of choice, the Brasilia has you covered--in 106 of them! Yes, friends, bookending the stainless steel dial are two tasteful columns of diamonds. Still, it is the inside which matters, right? The silver tone hands and luminous Roman numerals make the Brasilia particularly fetching for any discerning timepiece connoisseur.

Typically, this watch retails for nearly $13,000 but until tomorrow morning, you can snatch up the Ebel Brasilia for just $5.6k, a whole 56% discount!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Late Giving: Philip Stein Signature

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Better late than never, right? As of today we are still running our Late Giving promotion, a special savings event for all of you slackers procrastinators really, really thoughtful types out there. We know that some of you are perfectionists when it comes to picking out gifts for friends, so we have done away with the whole scouring process and presented just over 400 luxury watches for you to choose from.

First at bat: the Philip Stein Signature watches for men. Answer honestly now. Have you ever seen a dial this striking? Even the most seasoned timepiece connoisseur would be hard pressed to name a model as bold as this one. Look at the thing! There are five dials--five of them! With two primary watch crowns, you can keep time in your local New York timezone and also stay aware of your Parisian chum's time in +1 GMT. The three subdials can further help elucidate all things clockwise, with default settings for 60 seconds, 60 minutes, and 24 hours.

Really, maybe you should buy one for yourself. With two dials and three subdials constantly fixed to your wrist, you probably will not miss any of your Christmas shopping next year!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Late Giving: Breitling Windrider

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The individual who coined, "Good things come to those who wait" probably did not think of belated gift shoppers when he or she turned the phrase, but we do! For a short while, The Watchery will be running Late Giving, a special savings event for those of the highest caliber of procrastinators, the people who forwent Black Friday, the weeks leading up to Christmas, and even Christmas Day itself to do other things but purchase luxury watches for their loved ones. Fear not, friends. You will not see us wagging our fingers and tsk-tsk-tsk'ing you. Instead, allow us to show you to more than 400 watches with discounts up to 89% off.

Check out this one here, the Windrider, one of our most coveted Breitling watches for women. Usually this watch retails for an exorbitant price of $16,425. Absurd, no? But because you waited, you can save 60% on this high end piece and pay only $6.5k with our sale. And speaking of "k," the Windrider boasts an 18k solid rose gold case and bezel. If a watch requires more than solid gold to appeal to your loved one, this also features 40 white diamonds encrusted along the bezel, so one need not look far to deem the Windrider an exceptional designer watch.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Countdown Concluded: Chanel J12

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All this week, we have been covering our Countdown to Christmas extravaganza, the last-chance savings event for last-minute gift seekers. For all of the watches we have highlighted (and many more we have not), tomorrow is the absolute last day to order that pair of Breitling watches you have eyed ever since you came in here. At least, if you want to receive it by Christmas Day. So once again, if you place your order on Saturday the 22nd by 12 p.m. EST, you're golden and can expect your watch on Christmas Eve.

Okay, that said, we have one more watch we would like to bring to your attention for the holidays. This one is from Chanel. You might recall the name from Chanel No. 5, the iconic Parisian fragrance and the world's best-selling perfume. Well, as good old-fashioned talent would have it, the Chanel J12 watches for women are no less indicative of the brand's impeccable style. One cannot help but gawk at the marvelous white dial with 12 diamond indices. The sparkling eye-like center of the watch face strikes us as especially alluring. As for the bracelet, the material is white and austere but built with high-tech ceramic and conforms to this year's recent luxury watch trends. If you truly want to surprise the lady in your life, this lovely timepiece is infallible.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Countdown Cont'd: Panerai Luminor Marina

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Yesterday we unveiled a spinoff promotion of our Countdown to Christmas savings event. With just under 40 individual models left, we are still focusing on the last few Cartier, Blancpain, and Panerai luxury watches in our inventory. Of these brands, we have hardly mentioned the Italian-bred, Swiss-made Panerai timepieces. No, not Panera. Panerai. As in Giovanni Panerai, who founded the brand in Florence, Italy in 1860. Let us tell you, in the 150-plus years since the company's inception, Panerai has had no problem staying relevant in the fashion industry.

As one of the more distinguished watches for men in our holiday sale, the Luminor Marina model stands out as a prime example of Panerai's exquisite style and dedication to precision. Really, just look at the titanium bracelet--stronger than almost any steel, but less dense. Also impressive is the date display in the three o'clock position, ingeniously magnified behind a window in all its analogue glory. And then the watch crown! While it is a standard push-pull affair, the protective bar and lever are additions one rarely sees in the designer watch business. Remember, if you really want to impress that suave gentleman in your life, order the Luminor before this Saturday the 22nd and receive it in time for Christmas Day!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Special on Cartier, Blancpain, and Panerai

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So far this week, we have covered a number of select Tag Heuer watches and Breitling watches available during our Countdown to Christmas promotion, meaning if you order any one of these shipshape pieces before this Saturday, December 22, we guarantee that you will receive in time for Christmas Day. This promise applies to more than just Tag Heuer and Breitling, though. Overnight, we debuted a separate page with the same delivery guarantee for Cartier, Blancpain, and Panerai models.

Of particular interest to men is our very last of this special Fifty Fathoms series from Blancpain. Carrying the heritage of a nearly 300-year-old company, this carbon fiber chronograph combines a bold, modern statement with an indisputable reputation. What is most striking about this watch is probably the jumbo-sized bezel. Like a yellow-striped life preserver, it has a lot to protect. The dial features razor sharp black and red hands and three heavily emphasized subdials. Even the case the watch comes in resembles a heavy duty toolbox with a handle, buckles, and the works.

As far as the holiday season is concerned, the best thing about this timepiece and our others during this sale is same day shipping. Make sure you order before 2 p.m. EST to have your watch shipped before the business day is through!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Get It Before Xmas: Breitling Windrider

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This week, we are covering just a few of the designer watches available during our Countdown to Christmas celebration. Order any one of these 500 timepieces before this Saturday the 22nd and we guarantee you will receive it in time for Christmas Day morning. Included in this sale are brands for kids like Activa, Dunlop, and Timex but we also carry watchmakers for more refined tastes, such as-- well, Breitling watches.

Breitling comes up frequently on our blog because in 125 years, the Swiss watchmaker still manages to craft some of the best modern luxury watches without losing a flair for the classic. If you truly forced us, we would probably out the Windrider/Cockpit timepieces as our favorite womens watches.

Do not be discouraged by the unwieldy title and model number. MOP Dial? What is that supposed to mean? Relax, last-minute gift seeker. MOP stands for mother of pearl. Also known as nacre, it is the strong, iridescent material that coats pearls and some mollusk shells. The dial refers to the face of the wristwatch--you know, with all of the hands and numbers. Now that you know the dial build, you might also be interested to know that it is encrusted with 40 white diamonds and solid rose gold. Well, we thought it worth mentioning.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Get It Before Xmas: Tag Heuer Grand Carrera

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Christmas Eve is just one week away, and you have the nerve to tell us you have neglected to buy gifts for anyone yet? Great! No really, it truly is, because we can guarantee to deliver you the perfect set of designer watches in time for Christmas Day if you order by December 22, or this Saturday. For the Countdown to Christmas, we have cordoned off more than 500 timepieces from distinguished watchmakers like Panerai, Chopard, and Graham.

If you want to access the upper echelon of luxury watches, you cannot reach much higher than Tag Heuer, and at the summit of the brand is their Grand Carrera watch for men. Designed specifically for those wise guys who scoff at fashionable watches, this model is as tough as it is refined. Sporting a quality rubber bracelet, the Grand Carrera series is built for heavy use. Just show off the dial to your token layman if you want to overwhelm someone with beauty and precision. Between the tachometer, caliper scale reading, and the certified chronometer, this watch provides more details at a glance than any single smartphone app could ever dream of matching. Order today to save 30% and wear the watch before the week is over!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Water Resistance Ratings Explained

"Wow, I ordered the Invicta 1846 for my husband for his birthday - thinking what an amazing watch - he will love it. Part of me was thinking that this was too good to be true but the product turned up within a week and I am blown away by it - it is stunning. Thank you for an awesome online purchasing experience - I'll be back for one for myself now."
We received this customer testimonial only this month, and we could not be prouder. Within the line of Invicta watches, the 1846 style is one of our very favorites. As a Russian diver watch, this item is extremely durable and sports a distinctive canteen style construction with a chain and screw-cap watch crown. For water resistance, the 1846 receives a 5 ATM rating. Now what does that mean?

ATM is a unit of atmospheric pressure, and in this case it refers to the amount of pressure a watch can endure before it starts leaking. At 5 ATM, this Invicta watch has been tested to 50 meters or 165 feet and can be worn in the shower or in shallow water. Remember, if you wear any luxury watches without clear ATM ratings, you should not risk wearing them in water.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Board the U-Boat Trend

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In English, the word U-boat refers to the German submarines used during the first and second World Wars. Translated from unterseeboot (literally "undersea boat" as you can probably guess), the German vessels gained notoriety for their rugged build and deadly accuracy. Today you can use those very same words to describe U-Boat watches.

The Flightdeck series from U-Boat is one of the most distinguished lines we have seen, and right now we have three of the last Flightdeck models in our inventory. Each one includes free shipping and substantial savings. At 50% off, the 5324 style boasts the most dramatic discount. And check out the over-sized crown on that thing! Everything about this watch is bold and aggressively confident. The large indices and military-type numerals at the four, eight, and twelve o'clock mark particularly stand out, even within the exclusive Flightdeck line. The ever-cycling second subdial just left of the three o'clock position also operates quite nicely.

If you want a bit more color on your luxury watches, the two other U-Boats feature prominent white and silver tones to brighten up your wrist. Not to mention with the durable rubber straps with leather inlays, 30% off has never looked so slick!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Rotary For The 21st Century

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Did you grow up with a rotary telephone? Whether you entered adolescence with a candlestick phone or your own personal cell, you surely know what we are talking about. The phone with the finger dial is such a ubiquitous image, everyone has seen one in the movies if not in person. If you are new to the world of luxury watches however, you might not recognize the brand Rotary Watches Ltd. Let us tell you that you should.

Predating the traditional rotary phone by at least 10 years, Rotary Watches was founded in the late 19th century in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. After tapping into a lucrative market in Great Britain, Rotary became the official watchmaker for the British Army in 1940. Today the brand is still wildly popular and has since permanently relocated its head office to the United Kingdom.

We have dozens of new Rotary models waiting for you at The Watchery. If what you seek lies between modern style and a classic lineage, the Rotary Evolution TZ3 is absolutely perfect. Unlike other mens watches, the Evolution series features a dependable textured rubber strap but with a rose gold case and hands, removing any doubt of the a reputable designer behind the watch.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Silver & 18-Carat Gold Bedat & Co. Watches

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Yesterday, we went over the silver half of our Silver and Gold special with a dashing men's watch by Cartier, so today it feels perfectly fitting to highlight a positively smashing gold timepiece for women. In addition to Breitling watches, real gold adorns the cases of several more affordable brands as well like Rotary, Jacques Lemans, Croton, and Activa, so you should never ever feel that all of our luxury watches are completely out of reach.

But, say you are looking for something a bit higher up on the designer scale. Well, step over here and meet our friend from Bedat & Co., the 18-carat gold No. 7. And no, the gold is not confined to a the minuscule crown on the right. First, check the case; the back is made of solid yellow gold. The true focal point of course is the extravagant rose gold bezel encrusted with dozens of genuine white diamonds. Need we go on?

The watch face itself is refreshingly charming in its turn-of-the-century inspired design. Like a vintage magazine ad, the hands and diamond numerals elicit hopeless nostalgia. Well, that and inevitable envy in all those unfortunate enough to not own a Bedat & Co. No. 7!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Save on our Silver and Gold Special

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You know that old song that Burl Ives sings in the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special from the sixties? No, not that one, but the one where he goes: "Silver and gold / Silver and gold / Ev'ryone wishes / For silver and gold." Yeah, you know it. Well, lucky for you, The Watchery is currently running a stunning savings event specifically for gold and silver watches-- and all of them come with free shipping!

Included among the 757 luxury watches on sale are a few of our most prized designers, such as Bedat & Co., Maurice Lacroix, Baume & Mercier, and Breitling watches. Many of our higher end timepieces are the very last in our inventory, so we suggest all curious gift hunters to shop with agility and precision. Of special interest to continental collectors is the Ballon Bleu De Cartier for men, a highly acclaimed watch only available within the United States.

So where is the silver?  Why, the whole dial is crafted with a silvered finish, right between the black genuine alligator straps. Slide it on and you and your colleagues will surely take note of the bold blued steel sword hands and the simple date display at the nine o'clock mark. Well, those and every other part of the watch!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Last Minute Luxury: Breitling Navitimer

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On our homepage, you might notice a new section labeled "Featured Watches," which sports a decuplet (or group of ten, if you prefer) of discounted luxury watches from some of the finest brands in our current inventory including Bulgari, Cartier, Swiss Legend, Invicta, and others. We curated this selection for the discerning gift shoppers who are constantly on the go. Listen, we understand how busy you are, which is why we assembled this Last Minute Luxury For Less page: the crème de la crème of designer watches.

Near the top of this selection are the various Breitling watches on display. Our personal pick today is the Navitimer Chrono-Matic 49 series or A1436002/Q556 for the model number aficionados out there. While the dial is difficult to ignore, we cannot help but be drawn toward the textured mesh bracelet made of stainless steel. Luminous is a word commonly tossed around within the timepiece market, but we believe the band here truly warrants the adjective. 

Of course, the dial is certainly no slouch either. The Navitimer remains one of the few watches that can claim official certification from the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) so while you will likely never run out of features to brag about to your colleagues, you can always pull that one out.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

This Week Only: Baume & Mercier Are Up To 74% Off

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Yesterday, we introduced our limited-time sale on several Ebel watches, but we regretfully did not adequately go over the other brand that shares this one-week savings event: Baume & Mercier. What an utter disservice! So today we hope to make amends by focusing entirely on B&M, the unsung watchmakers of our time-- or something like that.

Priced within the same general realm as Ebel watches, Baume & Mercier produce as fine a product as all other luxury watches you might encounter in a fine jewelry store. The Baume name alone can be traced back to the 1500s, and has since carried an unparalleled reputation for quality craftsmanship and timeless beauty. Just take this one, the Classima Executive for men. Trust us, you will not find any street vendors hawking off anything like this from their trench coat lapels. As the name explicitly states, the Executive is for men who exhibit authority and a consummate sense of style.The silver hands and Roman numerals on deep black emanate pure sophistication.

We currently have very few of this model left in our inventory, so heed our advice, our fellow watch fiends. The Classima Executive will not last until the end of the year!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

This Week Only: Save on Ebel Watches

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Come springtime, most individuals will assess their personal inventory and carry out a massive cleaning project. You have heard of spring cleaning, right? While it was not us who coined the term, we also did not want to be responsible for limiting our clearance sales to just one season out of the year. Plus with the holidays and all, we kind of feel extra generous, you know?

For this week only, The Watchery is clearing out a few dozen luxury watches from two of our most sought-after brands, Ebel and Baume & Mercier. And there are no paltry savings here; all of these watches are heavily discounted, as much as 85% off.

We are fond of both of these manufacturers' products, especially Ebel watches. Take the Beluga Tonneau series for women. If the four angular Arabic numerals are any indication, this timepiece is all style. With an 18k white gold case, 130-diamond bezel, and black satin strap, the Tonneau is a choice gift for any discerning lady friend. And at 82% off the retail price, this week is the absolute best time to buy. Try not to dawdle too long now, as many of these discounted watches are almost sold out!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Give Gifts, Get Gifts!

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You know the old adage that does the rounds this time of year, "It is better to give than receive?" Yeah, well-- while that may not be true for everyone, we do know that we sure like to give, and when family and loved ones receive exceptional luxury watches, they always appreciate it. So we came up with a promotion built around a mutually beneficial transaction.

As Frank Sinatra once crooned: "Here's the last toast of the evening, here's to those who still believe / All the losers will be winners, all the givers shall receive." In our special Give Gifts, Get Gifts event, there are no losers. When you purchase any of our select products, we will automatically drop a complimentary $10 gift card in your basket just like old Saint Nick himself.

Now when some e-commerce sites mention "select products," that only means you can choose all of 12 items that no one wants anyway: chintzy little trinkets and tacky shelf ornaments. But in our promotion, we mean premium, high quality men's and womens watches, and brands you already trust like Invicta, Swiss Legend, and Glam Rock. Oh, and by "select," we mean you have almost 1,500 watch models to choose from. 'Tis the season, right?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Become Executive Material with Breitling

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Moving on with our new holiday arrivals, today we would like to highlight one of our absolute favorite watchmakers, Breitling. This year, we have been inundated (in a good way) with new, extraordinary Breitling watches. We are especially partial to the Windrider/Blackbird series for men.

Try not to gawk at the stainless steel beauty to your immediate right. This auto/mechanical chronograph, perhaps more than any other, is an irresistible boardroom conversation accessory. In fact, these luxury watches probably deserve to be part of the rite of passage for junior executives when they earn their keys to the executive washroom.

The watch face, on its own, is remarkable. The two-toned ivory and silver hands are sharp and precise, and the deep red accents found in the second hand and subdials is a stylish touch. Also note the engraved cardinal directions and tachymeter around the bezel. Everything about this watch, from its black dial to its stainless steel bracelet, demands authority. As an added bonus, this particular model is among a limited edition set of 2,000. You can usually get this watch for 30% off any time of the year, but for the special holiday season we have taken an additional $600 off. Order before 2 p.m. EST to have it shipped the same day!