Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Gearing up For SIHH 2011

The beginning of the New Year hails in one of the most exclusive watch shows, the 21st SIHH. Commencing on January 17th and running until January 21st, the SIHH will be exhibiting 19 brands participating in 30,000 sq miles of tastefully decorated exhibition space. Attendance is by invitation only granted to 12,500 guests such as international retailers, journalists and brand representatives.

SIHH promotes luxury timepieces with exceptional craftsmanship,cutting edge technologically, aesthetic brilliance and the quest for perfection while nurturing the deep tradition of watch making.

Last year, the show was slightly muted due to the global recession; however, this year the atmosphere will be far more positive as spending in the watch industry is picking up.

This year participating brands are Baume & Mercier, Greubel Forsey, Piaget, JeanRichard, Panerai, Van Cleef & Arpels, Audemars Piguet, Roger Dubuis, Jaeger-Lecoultre, Cartier, Girard-Perregaux, IWC, Vacheron Constantin, Panerai, A. Lange & Söhne, Dunhill, Montblanc, Ralph Lauren & Richard Mille.

Piaget has allowed the watch world a glimpse of one of its stars of the show. The Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Ultra Thin (46.5mm to be exact), which is equipped with a micro rotor and an incredibly streamlined new manufacture Caliber 1270p. Available in white or pink gold.

Another masterpiece is the Girard Perregaux 1966 small seconds watch. Featuring a new GP03300-50 automatic movement powered by a gold rotor and housed in either a 18k rose gold or white gold case. The Distinctive features are the blued steel hands and sub dial with a red 60 on a pure white enamel dial face. The look is sealed with an alligator strap and matching buckle.

These luxury watches are just a taste of what will be on display at the Salon Internationale de la Haute Horlogerie 2011 in Geneva Switzerland.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Concord C1 Watches at THE WATCHERY

C1 Concord Watches are now available at THE WATCHERY for up to 40% off the MRSP.

Give your 2011 a powerful start by purchasing a Concord C1 timepiece. The Concord C1 exhibits a strength of character which cannot be missed.

At 44mm in diameter and 16.7 mm from front to back, this watch can hold its ground. Wear this beauty on your arm and add a whole lot of determination to your image. The combination of black rubber on bezel and silver tone stainless steel case and bracelet works perfectly to create the ultimate time telling machine. A scratch resistant Sapphire crystal protects the dial. A multi-leveled dial creates the impression of depth, and results is an easy to read display. The clear date cut-out at the 3-o-clock position frames the day of the month for quick reference.
A unique aspect of this watch, culminating from years of intense cutting-edge research, is the running seconds sub-dial at the 9 o'clock position, whereby the hand is stationary and the disc rotates.

In addition, this watch is specially designed with exceptional resilience to withstand sudden jarring movements. Certified as a chronometer by the COSC, the movement of this watch had to undergo rigorous testing to prove its worthiness. (Click here for an in depth explanation of the COSC).
In addition, the C1 has a transparent case back completely viewable via a sapphire crystal, thereby enabling one the opportunity to see the inner mechanical self-winding movement, pulsating at 28,800 vibrations per hour and providing 48-hour power reserve. The oscillating weight of the mechanism is finished in black rhodium for creating a dramatic contrast. It features a cut-out of the C1 logo silhouetted through a fine ribbed decorative pattern.

The Concord C1 depicted in this blog is a chronograph, which makes this watch ideal for sports.
A "Chronograph" is a timepiece fitted with an additional mechanism that may be set in motion by knobs to enable the measurement of the duration of an event. For track and field or car racing, this watch is a perfect companion, for after all, all races are a race against time in one way or another. Also water resistant to 200 meters, this watch makes the perfect sporting companion, and a fine everyday addition to ones wardrobe.

With the introduction of the C1 Watch Collection, Concord phased out its old timers like the popular Delirium and La Scala. I viewed this move with much trepidation, as I had grown accustomed to the well known Concord collections. However, since the introduction of the bold Concord C1 collections, I have seen the power of Concord's vision. A power that infiltrates into the very movement of each and every Concord C1 timepiece.

Concord C1 are available in many colors and material compositions. Click here to read about the most out-of- this world C1 masterpiece.

THE WATCHERY has a large Concord C1 collection available at reduced prices.