Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry has unleashed a worldwide campaign against counterfeiters and the individuals who sell and purchase the products. It is an important campaign that is exceedingly important in the current economic downturn. Not everyone feels so strongly as I do about fake watches and thus the amount of fakes on the market has reached incredible proportions. Counterfeits and piracy range between 200 billion to 360 billion a year. The FHS (Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry) estimates 40 million fakes are manufactured each year generating a net profit of One Billion Dollars. Who is the one losing out? The genuine prestigious Swiss Watch Brands who pour Millions of dollars into research and development, manufacturing, marketing and customer satisfaction are suffering.
The fake watches are often manufactured using inferior materials which are most often not hypoallergenic and health and safety standards are disregarded. The watches are manufactured in regions where child labor is common place and the revenue fills the pockets of mafias, criminal organizations and terrorist groups.
If you are strapped for cash, you can purchase a 100% genuine watch with serial numbers THE WATCHERY is an excellent source whereby you can purchase 100% genuine watches for a fraction of the list price. Purchase a Genuine Corum Bubble for 75% off the list price or a Concord Delirium for 81% off the List Price. The Savings are mind blowing and you get the real deal. No one knows what you pay for a genuine brand name luxury watch, but they sure will know if you are wearing a replica.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Complications without clutter is the best way I can describe a De Grisogono Otturatore. At first glance one perceives a remarkable looking watch with an 18K Pink gold curved rectangular case, bold hands hour markers, and an aperture displaying the power reserve display at the 6 'o'clock position. On further scrutiny ,as scrutinizing watches is what we love to do, a thin circular crevice gives us a hint of mystery and in the image below the mystery is uncovered.The face of the De Grisogono automatic Otturatore Luxury timepiece has a rotating dial which functions via a complex mechanism comprising of more than one hundred individual components assembled in modular fashion on the movement. By pressing a large button at the 2 'o'clock position on the right side of the case, the dial can be turned in one rapid ninety degree movement in either direction. Either the date display at the 3 'o'clock position jumps into view or the power reserve display at the 6 'o'clock position or the subsidiary seconds at the 9 'o'clock position or the moon phase indicator at the 12 'o'clock position.
There is no question , the craftsmanship and ingenuity of this timepiece is absolutely superb.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
German watch magazine Armbanduhren voted The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra Lady Duetto watch as the best ladies watch of 2009. Truly it is one of the most beautiful watches I have ever seen. The blend of rose gold and white creates a serene timepiece. The watch ,true to its Reverso title, has a watch case that flips to either side displaying two distinct faces both tell the time but are decorated differently. The one side displays the date within the six and the other side has a day/night complication indicator. The watch case is available in stainless steel or highly coveted 18k rose gold. The rose gold is set with 75 diamonds and 36 diamonds decorate the steel version. As with every watch crafted by Jaeger-LeCoultre, elegance is supreme and the movement is superb. Different straps are available for the timepiece. An articulated rubber strap is depicted in the image above blending exquisitely with the rose gold. More traditional alligator strap and metal strap are the other choices.
The originality that crafted the Jeager-LeCoultre Reverso was out of practical necessity.
In 1931, British Officers who were stationed in Colonial India would play polo in their spare time. However more often then not the crystal of the wrist watches would get damaged during the game.
Cesar de Trey, an influential businessman, who was a close associate of Jacques-David LeCoultre visited friends in India.
A polo player approached him, "Sir, I challenge you to create a timepiece that can survive a game of polo with its crystal intact."
This challenge founded the legend of the Reverso. A Patent for Reverso was filed on March 4, 1931: A watch capable of sliding in its base and of turning completely on its axis to turn the crystal inward.
Monday, April 6, 2009
With this newer model unveiled in Baselworld 2009, an available this Spring, Zenith has toned down its look and become quite conservative. The Zenith Class El Primero Moonphase watch is by no means a step down from the Zenith Defy, it is a classy elegant watch with a unique combination of complications. The Zenith El Primero Moonphase has a full annual calender with moonphase and a chronograph. Within its 40mm and 44mm steel case ,as depicted in the image, a unique movement is at work, the El Primero automatic calibre 4100 which is the only movement baring an annual calender and column wheel based chronograph movement.
The dial is well proportioned and highly legible. The complication sub dials are in an inverted pyramid shape clustered around the center of the face. The Zenith logo, day of the week and month of the year balance the look at the top. The day of the month is placed in the perfect position, between the four and five 'o'clock. This placement makes for quick discrete reference when a date is needed. As with all Zenith timepieces the decorations are exquisite. With the Zenith Class El Primero Moonphase watch, Zenith is targeting a more conservative consumer who appreciates good taste and exceptional timeless quality.
Below is a video of an in depth look at a Zenith El Primero Chronometer and its exceptional craftmanship.
Golana Swiss Aqua Men's Watch Stainless Steel Black Dial on Black Leather Strap AQ100-3
It is surprising that such a good looking watch costs you just $97.00. The Watchery is taking 68% of the Golana Swiss Aqua Men's Watch. This watch will make the perfect gift for the guy in your life. The Golam Swiss Aqua is a watch specifically designed for use in and around water. It is water resistant up to 200 meters, and may be worn when snorkeling, swimming and diving. The bezel is a bi-directional divers bezel. To increase water resistancy, the crown and case back is screw down, an vital feature for watches worn in water. The Golana swiss watch is equipped with a Swiss ETA Quartz movement which is extremely precise in harsh environments. The Golana is extremely dependable and hardy. Don't let the price fool you.
Everything about this watch is well thought out and practical; although, I must admit it is quite handsome. The rotating inner b-directional bezel is a brilliant component to the watch. The bezel allows the diver to measure dive time and any other lapse of time. It is also easy and quick use especially when time is of an essence. Unscrew the crown at the 10 '0'clock position and turn the bezel to the 60 or 0 position directly opposite the minute hand. The position of this hand in relation to the bezel will display the elapsed time since the setting of the bezel.
Water resistant watches lose a resistancy through normal wear and tear, Golana Swiss watches therefor recommend the watches to have the water resistancy tested every 18 months by a authorized service center.
Once purchasing the Golana timepiece, it is up to you to ensure its maximum longevity. Follow these few simple steps and you can enjoy your timepiece for many years.
1) Clean the exterior of your watch case carefully with a soft cloth and soapy water.
2) After watch is immersed in salty water, rinse with fresh water and dry completely.
3)Do not expose the timepiece to huge variations in temperature, humidity.
4) Service the timepiece every 3 to 4 years.
5) Do not place the watch in direct sunlight or in magnetic fields.
THE WATCHERY has the best prices for Golana watches, one of the most up and coming brand of watches in the world of watches today. Buy a Golana watch and you won't be sorry.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Time is money; however, more precious and impossible to recover, if lost. Corum too the "Time is money" concept to an entirely different level by making "Time in Money" . At the Basel fair In 1965 "the coin watch" made its entrance into the world of horology. This concept was not new, watchmakers had tried to incorporate a coin into a pocket watch ; however, they used one side of the coin as a retractable watch cover while the other side was the case back. The idea was there, but the pocket watch was fragile.
Corum's owner of 1965, Rene Bannwart, seeing an enormous potential in the coin watch, did away with the watch cover idea and used the coin as the actual dial. This was made possible by the introduction of Sapphire crystal which would protect the coin dial. An ultra thin movement was positioned between the two faces of a cut out coin and enclosed in a circular case whose edges were grooved like those of a coin. This model was one of a kind and patented in 1964.
Corum crafted its watches either from the $10 American Eagle or the $20 American Double Eagle, thus increasing the popularity of the coin watch in the USA. 12 coin watches were sold even before they were unveiled at Basel world.These coins were hard to come by, as they were removed from circulation in the 1930's, following the great depression, making these watches instant collection items.
However, there was one great hurdle which kept the coin watches under lock and key, a law in the United States prohibited the mutilation of coins within its borders and thus after lengthy negotiations, Corum was prohibited to cut the coins outside of the United States. Many presidents wore this iconic watch on their wrists, making this watch a prized article among collectors. For a time there was a lull in Corum's manufacturing of the coin watches as the company focused on other unique collections. In 2006 Corum began manufacturing the coin watches again with a couple of slight adjustments thanks to the technical advances in the watch industry. Coin watches are available with either a quartz movement or automatic. The thickness of the Double Eagle 35 mm and for the Eagle 31.5mm making the Coin watch an elegant choice for a women's wrist. The coin watches are available with a crocodile leather strap or an 18 carat gold bracelet.
Almost all US presidents commencing with President Nixon were presented with a Corum coin watch. It does say a great deal about the watch, and you can own one for a fraction of the list price from the THE WATCHERY.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Imagine a watch where every gem seems to shimmer and dance like hundreds of licking flames. No more do we need to rely on our imagination, Vacheron Constantin ,for the first time in horological history has utilized, the newest officially recognized diamond shape, the "flame" diamond cut, on a timepiece. This "flame" cut is the first new diamond cut to be recognized by the Gemological Institute of America in 20 years. Each gem is shaped like the flame, perfect in symmetry and proportion. The gem dances with its own inner spark as the light from outside refracts within its 57 facets. It is the shape of the gems that takes our breath away, the striking femininity and beauty, resulting in a timepiece that is the height of elegance.
The tourbillon is situated between two identical 6's which are part of the retrograde hour display. Gerald Genta is one of the Masters of complications being the first company to produce a self-winding tourbillon mechanism in the 1990's. (Click here to discover more about the beginnings of Gerald Genta )
The craftsmanship is impeccable, a mark of craftsmanship at its best with finishes such as circular graining, bevelling, polishing. An anti ultraviolet-ray treatment slows the drying of oils and increases the life of the watch. The timepiece has a 64 hour power reserve.
THE WATCHERY has an exciting collection of Gerald Genta timepieces for a fraction of the list price.
The rich Gerald Genta timepiece depicted above can be your for 48% off the list price at our Super Sale Price: $31,642 saving you a mouth watering $29,208.00. We have just added this watch to our Super Sale, but time is short and you need to track every minute of it. The Gerald Genta Octo is an automatic self winding movement with a bi-retro time display.
Check out our huge selection of Gerald Genta watches at THE WATCHERY, you will be amazed by what you see and by what you save.