Thursday, July 30, 2009
In fact as reported on LifeGem's website, a lock of hair Micheal Jackson's hair, which was salvaged by his executive producer ,Ralph Cohen, when Jackson's hair became inflamed during a Pepsi commercial, will be transformed into diamonds. John Reznikoff, a highly regarded collector who has hair from Einstein, Lincoln and a host of other famous individuals who have now passed on, and LifeGem are expecting to collect a small fortune for the gems. It is not the first time. LifeGem and Reznikoff joined forces and produced a diamond from Beethoven's locks which fetched Two Hundred Thousand Dollars. Of course they are expecting quite a bit more for a diamond produced from Micheal Jackson's hair. One of the diamond's will be presented to Jackson's family free of charge.
LifeGem had this to say:“We specialize in creating diamonds from locks of hair. Our plan is to give people an opportunity to own a diamond made from Michael Jackson’s DNA,” said Dean VandenBiesen founder of LifeGem. “We are currently evaluating Jackson's hair sample to determine how many diamonds can be created. This will be a limited collection and we anticipate great interest.”
I must say once I got over my initial objections, I found the diamonds to be quite pretty, and the concept intriguing. LifeGem embraces the sensitive issues of loss with compassion. They even have a LifeGem for pets. It seems the website only has diamond rings, but imagine a luxury watch covered with diamonds from a loved one. The timeless factor is endless.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Audemars Piguet Dress Ladies' Watch 18K White Gold Diamond Ruby Dial Diamond Bezel Ruby Lugs 66941BC-RR-1017BC-01
Summer is a wonderful time to be married, the weather is warm and the days are long and anniversaries are spent soaking up sun in faraway getaways. A wedding anniversary is an incredible milestone which should not be taken lightly. The perfect way to show your wife appreciation is by giving her a gift. If you have no idea what to buy your wife, other than a new kitchen appliance which is not always a good idea, you are in luck, their is an actual wedding anniversary list providing you with the type of gift you can give to your spouse each year.
The first anniversary, it is customary to give a clock, the second anniversary- china and so on. The tenth anniversary- diamond jewelry, the fifteenth- a watch, the twentieth-platinum, thirtieth - pearl, fortieth - ruby, fiftieth - gold and sixtieth - diamond. The watch I have chosen is the perfect wedding anniversary gift to give to ones wife.
Audemars Piguet is the master in the craft of horology, known by all as an exceptional brand. Being that it is a watch, it is a perfect tenth or fifteenth wedding anniversary gift. The Bezel is sprinkled with 17 round diamonds and 6 baguette diamonds exquisitely cut to enhance the watches delicate form and associated with ones sixtieth wedding anniversary. The dial too, is paved with diamonds so that the watch is dancing between the line of jewelry and watch. The lugs are red tear shaped rubies; in addition, rubies mark the 3, 6 and 9 'o' clock position. Ruby has a deep connection to ones fortieth wedding anniversary. The case is 18k white gold which marks ones fiftieth anniversary. This gorgeous luxury watch is a testament to a long marriage.
For a limited time only, THE WATCHERY is selling your anniversary watch for 75% off the list price. This watch can be yours to give for only $29,450 giving you an incredible savings of $88,350. Give this watch to your wife on your tenth, fifteenth, fortieth. fiftieth or sixtieth wedding anniversary.
THE WATCHERY has an incredible selection of anniversary watches. Search THE WATCHERY website and find the perfect watch for the perfect wife.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
A gentleman strode into the office today wearing a Cartier Santos. Although, he was a complete stranger, he immediately gained my respect. He was a man of substance. He was wearing a Cartier Santos.
Sound's ridiculous. Well it is human nature: Observers tend to respond positively to those who are more attractive and polished than to those who are disheveled an unattractive. It is a fact, with solid empirical evidence.
Another thesis is that first impressions are made astonishingly quickly. In a study by Todorov et al. (2005) indicated that ratings of competence, after a mere one-second exposure to faces of political candidates, were significant predictors of election results. In 2006 another study by Willis and Todorov had participants rate actors after only one-tenth of a second exposure to their faces. (Ref: Social Psychology - Baron, Branscombe and Byrne).Cartier Santos 100 XL Mens Watch Automatic Two Tone Silver Dial on Brown Leather Strap W20072X7
Your overall image is exceedingly important to the way you want to be viewed, and the watch you wear is included in that image. Do you want to be viewed as a Cartier person with class, distinction and character (all which are summed up by the observer in a fraction of a second) or do you want to be viewed as a $10.00 digital watch kind of guy who just happened to find the perfect watch on a revolving rack near the checkout line of the local supermarket?
In this economic environment it is crucial to maintain a solid image; although it may be exceedingly challenging. However at THE WATCHERY we have made that easier for you. You can keep or even improve your image by purchasing a name brand watch at rock bottom prices. Purchase a sleek Concord La Scala for 70% off the list price or a Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (the height of style) for 44% off the list price. By purchasing a new watch at our low price, and wearing it to your next meeting or job interview, you will feel good about yourself. You will feel more confident and more worthy of respect. Those feelings will bask your image in an invisible glow which will be felt by the observers and add that critical first impression.
About an hour later, glanced at his Cartier Santos, shook hands and got up to leave. His Cartier Santos glinted under the overhead fluorescent lights as he walked towards the door. The Cartier Santos had completed his image. An image that is formed in the observer's mind in one-tenth of a second.
Corum has taken a new position in regard to its iconic Golden Bridge collection by placing the he hand-wound mechanical baton movement horizontally. 2.5 carats of diamonds cluster on the bezel like flood lights illuminating a grand spectacle. And grand it is, the wheels in motion are captivating beneath the exquisitely engraved bridge.
The sultry curved lines of the bezel, perpendicular to the bridge provides exudes a sense of liquidity and elegance. The angled rows of diamonds are set with incredible precision.
As a result of the incredible complexity and craftsmanship required to manufacture a luxury watch with this degree of excellence, only a few Golden Bridge for ladies will be crafted each year. The watches will be available in either 18k red or white gold.
This watch is a true testament to Rene Bannwart, Corum's founder. Since Corum's establishment in 1955, Brannwart vision was to have highly unusual and aesthetically pleasing luxury watches. It was a given that movement of the watches were perfect, it was the perfect design Bannwart sought.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The Louis Vuttion Tambour Mysterieuse manually wound LV115 movement is suspended in the center of the dial between two layers of Sapphire Crystal. One cannot determine how the movement is attached to the crown or the rest of the watch. It is a mystery. Which we will leave unsolved.
The hands of the watch jut out from the edge of the movement adding to the illusion of complete suspension. These watches remind me of Cartier's famous mystery clocks of 1912 where the hands seemed suspended in mid air hence the name mystery. Both Louis Vuttion and Cartier are French Companies founded in Paris in 1854 and 1847 respectively.
The watch is crafted to expose the vibrant palette jewels. The Tampour Case might have been quite bulky except it is tapered providing an elegant unique look. The lugs balance the Tambour case.
Although the manual wind may seem like a burden, Louis Vuitton has crafted the watch with an 8 day power reserve.
Being that the Louis Vuitton Tambour Mysterieuse will cost you about $265,000, you can customize the watch to suit your style. You can choose to purchase the watch with its 42.5mm wide case in red,yellow or white gold or platinum. You can choose either diamonds, rubies or sapphires for your power reserve indicator and have the cut of your choice. If you are looking to purchase this watch anytime soon, you had better hurry and customize your choice. From the time you order until the time the watch is ready to ship, you will have to wait a year, but once the year is up you will have one handsome watch and quite mysterious too.
Monday, July 20, 2009
The Omega Speedmaster Chronograph - seen here worn by Neil Armstrong in his lunar pod, just minutes before making history on the face of the moon. Buzz Aldren was wearing his Speedmaster Chronograph when he stepped foot on the moon, forty years ago today. Since that date in 1969 ,Omega has been promoting the Speedmaster chronograph as the "first watch on the moon". NASA had chosen the Swiss-made timekeeper for all its astronauts four years prior to this momentous date.
NASA did not simply pick Omega out of a hat, the Speedmaster and its rivals were subjected to rigorous testing. The watches simmered for hours at 93 degrees then were immediately frozen at - 18 degrees. The watches were steeped in pure Oxygen for two days, struck with tremendous blows, compressed then decompressed, vibrated, subjected to incredible speeds and numerous other experiments. The only watch to emerge virtually unscathed within the allowed deviations of 5 seconds per day was the Speedmaster.
Till today, the Speedmaster is the preferred choice for astronauts. The Russians too came to favor the Omega Speedmaster when they discovered the Watch in 1975 during the Apollo-Soyuz link-up.
As a watch leaves the confines of earths atmosphere, it is subjected to elements never experienced on earth. The atmospheric pressure within a watch might explode as the watch experiences zero-gravity. Omega with its ingenuity has affixed a clamp ring to the glass of the Speedmaster, enabling the watch to withstand five times the amount of pressure the watch will experience in space. The internal pressure of the watch has to remain constant in order to prevent the lubricating oil ,which adheres to the moving parts of the watch, to leak, obscuring the glass and preventing the watch mechanisms from working properly. Alternatively, a vacuum inside the watch may cause the watch to run to quickly as it would prevent the balance wheel from effectively working.
Omega Speedmaster's glass is sufficiently thick and elastic to withstand the great tempreture differences that occur while exiting the earths atmosphere and traveling through space.
In addition the Watch needs to be extremely accurate as the depketion of an Astronauts Oxygen Supply occurs in minutes and seconds rather than in volume. Other Luxury Watch Companies have tried and tried again to vanquish the Omega Speedmaster, and capture the NASA contract; however, the Speedmaster has always defeated the rivals, and till today, still remains the Watch in Space.
Omega, now has its eyes on Mars.
As to what happened to the original Watch that Buzz Aldren wore on the moon; it disappeared in the early 1970's on its way to the Smithsonian Institution. What happened to it remains a mystery until today. Neil Armstrong was on the moon, but he was not wearing his Omega Speadmaster Chronograph, his watch did not leave the lunar module. The module's electronic counter had failed, and Armstrong left the Watch on board as a back-up. It is thrilling to know that the Omega Speedmaster was used as a back up for an instrument on a lunar module.
Friday, July 17, 2009
After three years of research and development, Urwerk unveiled the world's first production wristwatch with true retrograde linear displays. Felix Baumgartner gleaned his inspiration for this horological endeavor from Patek Phillipe one and only prototype its 1958 King Cobra designed by Louis Cottier. Now after fifty years, Urwerk pays homage to this unique design. Another inspiration were the linear speedometers in old cars.
The retro case is over 47mm tall and 43mm wide. The seconds display ,in the upper window, is comprised of a large ultra-light disc and a spiral with Arabic numbers at the disc's edge. The progression of the seconds can be viewed in two ways: digitally and linearly: via a small window whereby every other second is displayed and via the spiral which seems to progress in a linear manner along the gauge. Two large cylinders display the hours and minutes in a retrograde manner. Both jumping hours and minutes spring back to the zero position once they are extended all the way..
Only 50 pieces have been produced: 25 pieces in 18k gray gold and another 25 in 18k black gold.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
"Master Compressor Automatic" he said.
So how much is it worth I thought and quickly checked THE WATCHERY price list, so I could judge the wearer's worth (Well not exactly, but you know what I mean)...
"$10,325.00", THE DISCOUNTED WATCHERY PRICE, but if this guy bought it at List Price, he would have paid $14,750.00.
This watch is quite cool as the wearer can control the water resistance. The crowns are equipped with an external butterfly collar displaying red and white enamel indicating arrows to indicate whether the watch is water resistance or not. The white arrow indicates the crown is water resistant and the red arrow indicates the crown is non-water resistant. The water resistance occurs as the collar compresses a gasket preventing water from entering the watch.
As with all Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces, this watch is subjected to a Master 1000 hour test where rigorous testing ensures that once the luxury timepiece is released to the consumer, it is at optimum condition and reliability of the highest standard.
The other watches I peered at was a Titanium Orient and an Automatic skeletonized Invicta, both nice capable watches which do a nice job of displaying the time rather than creating the ultimate image.
However, I would say the Jaeger-LeCoultre was my watch find of the day.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
The uniqueness of the moon phase complication lies in its Daniel Roth Calibre 2300 (DR2300) which contains a large than normal gear with more teeth. The additional teeth and intricate mechanisms enable precise change of the moon phases for 125 years; although, one may have difficulty proving the longevity of the timepiece.
The Athys Moon 2134 is crafted in either 18k red or white gold. The depiction of the moon on the moon phase disc is strikingly similar to its much larger counterpart. In addition the watch displays the time with a subsidiary seconds dial and a date. The Ellipsocurvex shape of the watch is a signature element of Daniel Roth. The blued steel hands are perfectly tempered to achieve the traditional sky blue color.
It comes at no surprise that Daniel Roth has unveiled such a remarkable feat of engineering, every Daniel Roth timepiece is crafted in its entirety in the Le Sentier workshop, where a team of 30 expert technicians and watchmakers craft a timepiece from an idea to the final product. They can make every possible complication and improve on previous complications. The Athys Moon 2134 took months of meticulous work to create striking watch with a remarkable feature, a feature that will be admired for generations to come.
Friday, July 10, 2009
The Barbier-Mueller museum parted with its priceless artifacts for some time so that Vacheron Contantin could persue the magic of transforming the dial of a watch into atrwork.
Oceania - Indonesia, a mask from the Island of Lombak, the Sasak People. The mask is carved from hard wood with traces of white pigment. The wrinkles on the forehead and beside the nose tell of an old man, and the wide staring eyes tell of terrified bewilderment. The mask was used in Balinese Wayang Topeng theatre, where the actors did not speak but held the mask by a leather thong between their teeth. It was up to the narrators and singers to describe tells of thrilling heroic adventures.
This watch bares a perfect reproduction of the Zangs-Bag facial Mask from the Tibet Region. The actual mask journeyed from the 16th-17th century where it was used in Tantric Buddhism. The mask is comprised partially of gilt copper and other pigments. The mask is shrouded in mystic mystery,an outline encapsulating what cannot be seen. A single painted eye surrounded by a mandoria marks the very center of the forehead above a carving of a human nose. The masks were worn by selected monks ,who were part of the dGe-lugs-pa yellow hat sect, while they performed dances linked to the cult of Kalacakra - Wheel of Time.
A sinister looking pendant mask was carefully chosen for the third timepiece. The mask originated in the State of Guerrero from the Mezcala Culture (300-100 BC). It is crafted entirely from Basalt - a fine grained volcanic rock. It is an artifact steeped in powerful ritual of the time - the burying of their dead. It was customary to bury the dead under the mud floors of their dwellings accompanied by small stone sculptures such as this mask.
The final mask came from Wester Gabon Africa. It is a Ngontang mask belonging to the Fang People. They crafted the mask from soft wood covered with white kaolin (a clay mineral) and specks of crystallization. The mask exudes a sense of sadness. It was covered with the white kaolin to symbolize the spirit of the dead. The mask was used in Byeri ritual dances to worship the ancestors. The dance was performed to protect the village from witchcraft and evil influences.
The watch is powered by an automatic Calibre 2460G4 movement baring the Geneva Seal. This unique movement does not require hands for time display, but rather a set of wheels and gears: four discs indicate the hours, minutes, day and date in windows set on the parameter of the dial leaving the center vacant for the mask. To ensure the masks were not masked by the movement, a team of expert designers cleverly concealed the movement by using transparency and treated glass creating an impression of a floating mask. Each sapphire crystal has a different tint which was achieved via a unique metal process to set off the color of the mask. In doing so the masks seems to jut out of the watch, and one only need to extend ones hand and touch the deep secrets within; however, this ,of course, is only an illusion.
Each set of four watches were meticulously crafted and released over three consecutive years: 2007-2009. The boxed set of four watches are presented in limited series of only 25 sets.
(Click here to read about 2008 "Les Masques" Collection)
Vacheron Constantin has yet again Incorporates history in four exquisitely finished watches. Vacheron Constantin Les Masques Collection 2008. A company that is two and a half centuries old has a strong link to the past and an even stronger presence in the future. Vacheron Constantin has fused the past with the presents ,and taking into account Vacheron Constantin superior quality, these watches will last deep into future. Juan-Carlos Torres CEO of Vacheron Constantin said, " We have an obligation to encourage centuries-old arts, evolving them into timeless masterpieces for future generations." and with these remarkable watches I think he has.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
1) A-Centric model - very similar to the original hanging dashboard clock with a round face displaying the days of the month and a revolving hand. These watches are automatic with an excellent movement. In 2006, Dunhill unveiled a similar addition to this collection - A-Centric Paragraph sporting five separated hands which revolve around the center of the dial.
2) Carwatch design - Automatic movement, rectangular in design as a two part case. Inspiration for this collection sprang from Edwardian driver's timepieces designed at the very beginning of the motor car era where it was thought that a watch would be easier to read if the dial faced the side of the wrist. All inclusive with this model is a tool kit featuring a spare screws and a screwdriver. The stainless steel band is interchangeable with a leather band for two unique looks.
3) Citytamer- features a rectangular face fashioned in the likeness of a period sports car.
4) Wheel Watches (above image)- the largest of the collections with a 42 mm face.
6) Petrolhead model resembles a fuel gauge and is a chronograph.
Dunhill also crafts unique models such as a vintage design, the Facet 1936 Dunhill and its most exclusive collection of just 250 watches - The Parody Stone. A stone from where Arthur pulled the sword Excalibur.
When one purchases a Dunhill timepiece, one purchases Dunhill style.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
THE WATCHERY wishes all its customers, past, present and future the very best on this July 4th, 2009. The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th, 1776, and we celebrate the day America gained Independence.
Fireworks mark the day in crackling splendor, Americans spend time with family around barbecues and along the country's shores. It is a day of relaxation and a day to remember all those who fought to make this day happen.
THE WATCHERY is celebrating this Historic day giving away a Seth Thomas Clock with a purchase over $400.00. Seth Thomas is entrenched deeply in American History as it is America's oldest Clockmaker, since 1813. Founded not long after the Declaration of Independence. The clocks are distinct with classic lines and wood hues, and nostalgic patterns.
Take the time you need to browse THE WATCHERY's intricate website, where you are able to narrow down your criteria by the smallest detail. In addition zoom in for a closer look at your favourites luxury watch choice.
Finally enjoy your Holiday and make a memory in time.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Sports watches come in all shapes and sizes, crafted in traditional and in cutting edge materials. Sports watches are usually more water resistant then a regular dress watch. Many have lume coated on the indicator and hands. Many Sports watches have a chronograph function which allows one to measure the passage of time between point A and point B. Many sports watches have a rotating bezel. Some have tachymeters which measure the travel speed of a vehicle. Some can measure time in a 1000th of a second like the Tag Heuer Microtimer with technology tailored for Formula One timing precision. Some watches suit the rugged adventurous adrenaline seekers like the Zenith Defy Xtreme and others border on dressy with a delicate hint of sportiness like Piaget's Polo Collection.
Chopard Mille Miglia Jacky Ickx Limited Edition Mens' Automatic Chronograph Watch Stainless Steel Black Dial on Black Leather Strap 16-8934-BLK
Golana Advance Pro 1 Men's Watch Automatic Swiss Made Stainless Steel Case Leather Strap AD100-2
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Cartier La Dona de Cartier Ladies' Watch 18K Rose Gold Silver Dial Diamond Bezel WE60060I
The case is distinctly trapezoidal, different just like Maria. The first watches in this collection were 18-karat white or yellow gold, available with or without a diamond bezel. Later the watch was released with either burgundy, pink or red alligator straps as well as steel. The watch has a Cartier calibre 059 quartz movement, Roman Numerals, sword-shaped blued steel hands.