Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Movado: Always Elegant. Always Noticed. Always On Time.

Need a watch to enhance your image without over exceeding yours, than a Movado is the watch for you. Movado is a respected watch company with an excellent track record and long standing history in watch design. The brand Movado conjurers an image of a blazing dot amidst a dark landscape at the 12 'o'clock position. So striking is the dot at the top that its presence has persisted from the time Nathan George Horwitt had designed it in 1947 (click here to read his inspiring story)Movado Juro Men's Watch Stainless Steel Black Museum Dial 0605023

Times are tough, and even as whispers of economic recovery sail through the air, most people have not felt its presence. However, although ones pockets are emptier, and clothes are from last season, one still has to keep up the image. Overdoing ones image, like donning overly expensive clothes can hamper your prospects of getting a job. Yes! One must look put together for an interview, but one still must express the desire for the job. Imagine one wears a watch shimmering with diamonds to a job interview; the interviewer will wonder why one needs the job, after all if one is wearing a watch that surely must have cost tens of thousands then that person must be overly qualified for the job. The interviewer may wonder if the prospective employee will be dedicated, arrive on time and work through lunch hour to meet deadlines. This is where a Movado watch is an image saver. A Movado watch displays a determined dedication: An image portraying the desire for a good image, and the desire to work hard.

Now since one has not actually got the desired job, money is indeed tight; however, I have a solution for you. Movado Watches at THE WATCHERY are up to 75% off. Check out Movado Elliptica Ladies' Watch Two Tone Black Dial 0604708 at only $ 658.00 - 70% off you save a whopping $1,537 off the list price. There is nothing like a good watch to portray your punctuality and your dependability. The Elliptica elongated watch case and elegant bracelet is the perfect image update.

If the Movado Museum Dial is your forte THE WATCHERY has hundreds of styles for you.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Icelink Mood: A Bloodcurdling Watch Collection

Peering at this watch, or rather the watch peering at me sends uncomfortable chills up my spine. It certainly is an Icelink eery collection: Icelink Mood. The bezel is fashioned to accentuate its markings, framing a dial of sinister creativity. Icelink has incorporated an innovation from its 6Timezone Snow collection: IceFuel©. It inspiration is drawn from the City of Angels - Los AngelesHowever, aside from the dial, my enchantment is with the gems that flow smoothly across the dial in gentle rhythm with ones motions. The dial is filled with a dense liquid called IceFuel©. The actual composition of IceFuel© is kept a secret, which makes the watch all the more mystifying.

Icelink is a gem watch brand based in Geneva.

Friday, February 19, 2010

New Hamilton Khaki Pilot

Hamilton has just released its new Khaki Pilot Watch; bold, easy to read indexes with hours displayed via its minutes. The seconds hand is affixed with an arrow head precisely indicating each passing second.

Large 46mm case is crafted from stainless steel or highly resistant black PVD. The Hamilton Khaki Pilot is powered by Swiss-made automatic 2836-2 movement which can be viewed through a transparent case back crafted from scratch resistant Sapphire crystal. Hands are coated in Super-LumiNova® enabling readability in dim murky light. This watch is also available in 42mm quartz. Watch straps are available in dark brown, black or gold Venezuela oiled leather strap with double holes or a metal bracelet. 100 meter water resistance adds to the sporty functionality of the watch.
The look of this watch is all out aviation, with a similar look to the IWC pilot, but having its own distinctive look. The rugged look portrays a sense of adventure whether in the air, on the ground or at sea.

has a huge selection of Khaki Hamilton Watches for as much as 65% off the list price. Get a Khaki Aviation Tachymiler, Khaki Navy Frogman, Khaki Action Chrono, Khaki Navy Seaqueen (for the ladies) or Khaki Field King Quartz (also for the ladies) as well as many other Hamilton Collections. The Watchery is the place for all your timekeeping needs.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ride the Waves With Tissot Sailing Touch

The incentive for accurate time keeping stemmed from man's sea voyages where finding a precise timekeeping instrument was a matter of life and death. Man's struggle to determine longitude spanning four centuries, fueled the inventions of precise timekeepers. Timepieces which lost time, lost men at sea, as they were unable to calculate their location and wandered among invisible lines of longitude weaving in and out of degrees. The 1600's and 1700's were perilous. Fleets of ships' sent out by hungry sovereigns on world exploration and to trade silks and spices were unable to determine their location. Some found land, some were too late spilling their scurvy riddled sailers onto an unmarked shore, others wandered aimlessly 20 degrees off coarse, some sunk in dark unforgiving waters. On October 22, 1707, four British Men 'O War sank just off the Cornish Coast. 2000 men were lost. In 1714, The British Parliament , aggravated by this obviously needless catastrophe, passed the Longitude Act: A huge sum of money would be awarded to anyone who could invent a way to determine the precise longitude of a ship's location to within less than one degree. (R.Van Halem)

... 300 years later ...

The Tissot Sailing Touch provides crucial weather information for seamen where rogue waves and squalls make sailing treacherous. A Tissot Sailing Touch is thus an extremely beneficial instrument for Functions unique to the Tissot Sailing Touch include an integrated histogram displaying the weather conditions of the previous six hours, as well as a barometer function for measuring relative air pressure. Another useful function for sailors is a calculator indicating the tides at the ports of destination. Simply touch the dial and all this information is available at ones fingertips.

Preparing for a regatta, then the Tissot Sailing Touch gives one definite advantage over the competition. The Tissot Sailing Touch is equipped with a countdown function via beeps and digital display for the crucial ten minutes prior to the race commencement. A host of other functions such as a function for measuring speed over a specified distance; compass; two alarms; two time-zones, a perpetual calender (accounts for leap years), and back lighting.

Click here to view Tissot Models over the years including the 2009 Tissot SEA-touch

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dials to Die For.

Okay I admit the title is a bit extreme, but some dials are seriously happening. I was at this place just hanging around, and a gleam of iridescent blue caught my eye, and no, I had all my wits about me. The general illumination of the place was a shade darker than I would have it, but not too dim. A huddle of deeply conversing individuals were gesticulating wildly about some stock or other. Trying not to appear too obvious, I hovered on the edge of the group hoping to catch another glimpse of that blue. For a brief terrible moment I feared my luck had run dry, but then a gentleman ,in tweeds no less, raised is glass in a toast of some sort exposing his timepiece. My heart galloping in my chest, I leaped forward and grabbed his wrist (on second thought I probably should have used a bit more discretion).
He turned, startled, "Can I help you," he said frowning.
"I must see your watch," I said,yet again without much thought or discretion.
He lifted the sleeve of his jacket exposing a ULYSSE NARDIN MAXI MARINE CHRONOMETER. I should have known from afar, as Ulysse Nardin makes the most captivating blue dials, the hue no other company has captured like Ulysse Nardin.

I ogled at it, possibly drooling as well. Faintly I could hear poignant coughs from the group. I had, after all, disrupted their hearty conversation; however, the gentleman in the tweeds seemed quite charmed with my obvious watch infatuation. At one point he began to undo the pin buckle, but thought against it.

"You like it, huh?", he said quite smugly.

I nodded.

"Well I like it too." and with that he rolled down his jacket sleeve and continued his conversation.

I stumbled to my friends who gawked at me open mouthed.
"Did you just do that?" the dearest of my friends said.
"Yeah, I think so." I said
"OMG! I could just die from embarrassment?" Elsie said (hence the blog title)
"We're going," they all said and we left. Me casting a hopeful glance in the direction of the conversing men hoping to get one final look at Ulysse Nardin's iridescent blue.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

KALPARISMA by Parmigiani Fleurier

The Kalparisma is a new luxury watch collection from Parmigiani Fleurier. Drawing on inspiration from its historical Kalpa form , the Kalparisma Collection is elegantly full of fun. The timepiece depicted above is by far my favorite - kind of resembles bubbling champagne. I can almost hear the slight sizzle as bubbles float to the surface and gently explode. Of course, the "bubbles" are 132 brilliant-cut diamonds.
A few things about this watch totally work for me; the elegant tonneau-shape case, slender lugs, 18k rose gold and the diamond speckles. Now don't assume the movement is quartz, it is actually an automatic movement with a 55 hour power reserve. The Parmigiani Fleurier's Calibre pF331 is specially redesigned to accommodate the Kalparisma's smaller size. Another remarkable feature in this particular model is the lovely 5 point star directly above the 6 o'clock marking the rhythm of the seconds .
I absolutely love when automatic movements are used in powering elegant ladies timepieces as most often you find a quartz movement. The watch face has tremendous appeal; indexes are rose gold applique, hands are delta shaped with luminous coating above a misty mother-of-pearl dial. Anti-reflective sapphire crystals on front and back protect the watch with exceptional scratch resistant quality.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Omega Time

Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 have begun: the scrape of steel on ice, the cold sharp air surrounding Olympians striving to be the best, to outrun the competition and go home with the gold. Being precisely fast, utilizing technique, stamina, muscle and something beyond that- an awe inspiring focus and energy stemming as much from the mind as the body, making champions. Often times, split seconds differentiate a gold from a silver; a moment undetected by the naked eye or the common watch, but precisely recorded by the Olympic Timekeeping abilities of Omega.
Omega is the Official Timekeepers at the Olympic Games and has been since Los Angeles 1932 Olympic Games and the 1936 Olympic Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, when a single Omega technician came to the games hauling 27 stopwatches. In the intervening years , from then till now, Omega's expertise in Olympic timekeeping has increased dramatically. At this years Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic games, Omega has 220 timekeeping professionals and engineers as well as 290 volunteers from the area. 250 tons of timekeeping equipment, on venue results and TV services culminating in the largest timekeeping effort in the history of winter sports.In commemoration of the Vancouver Olympics, Omega unveiled a Seamaster Professional 300m Vancouver 2010 Olympics Watch- limited edition of 2010 pieces. The bezel is red, the color of Canada's Maple leaf - the center of its flag. Aside from the looks, the timepiece is a certified chronometer , Caliber Omega 2500, equipped with Omega's renowned co-axial escapement technology. The watch sports a Helium escape valve and screw in crown which equips it for deep sea diving. The interior of the domed sapphire crystal is treated with anti-reflective, and coupled with the lume coated hand and hour markers ensure optimal readability even in environments of low visibility.

So, if by chance, you furrow your brow and wonder if in fact the American Bobsleigh Team was driving a more furious race than the Canadian Team, rest assured Omega has your back ,with its timekeeping excellence, and may the best man win.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Harry Winston and The President Vargas Diamond.

On August 13, 1928, along the shores of the San Antonio River in Brazil, two garimpeiros (gold diggers) noticed a large rock embedded in the gravel of the River. The rock was the Vargas Diamond weighing in at 726.6 carats. Wanting a fast fortune, the two prospectors sold the diamond to a broker for $56,000 who then immediately sold it for $235,000. The broker in turn sold the gem to a Dutch syndicate represented by the Dutch Union Bank of Amsterdam. Now named "President Vargas" in honor of Getulio Dornelles Vargas, President of Brazil (1930-45 and 1951-54), the stone went up for bid.

Harry Winston in his office high above fifth avenue learned of the diamond's existence and immediately arranged travel, stopping off in London and then on to Amsterdam. The desire for this incredible find was not his alone, and he bid against diamond merchants from Antwerp, Amsterdam, London and New York. Harry Winston won the bid, purchasing the diamond for some $700,000. The diamond was then shipped by ordinary registered mail, (like the Hope Diamond) to his office in New York. The diamond was insured by Lloyds for $750,000 should anything occur. Nothing did and the diamond arrived safely at Harry Winston's office, five floors above the hustle and bustle of Fifth Avenue.

Harry Winston had certain plans for the diamond, plans which were a tad risky and could turn this formidable diamond into dust. Harry Winston wanted to cut the diamond into 23 smaller diamonds which would accrue $2,000,000 when sold.
Harry Winston called for the best diamond cutter in the business, Adrian Grassley. Adrian Grassley had been cutting diamonds for over 40 years, but he had never done anything like this. Just the thought of striking a diamond of this size made him weak to his knees. Before the final strike, the diamond was studied. More than 100 plaster and glass models were made and after a year of intensive scrutinizing, the final decision as to its division was made. A diamond expert marked the gem taking careful account of the direction of the grain. One incorrect cut could shatter the diamond rendering it utterly worthless.

Tuesday, July 29th, 1941, Grassley entered the small fortified room which held the diamond. He had tossed and turned the night before unable to sleep, unnerved by the task ahead. He spent the morning carefully grooving a V shaped notch at the precise spot of cleavage. Finally it was time. At 2pm, the traffic of 5th avenue a drone in the distance, Adrian Grassley, Harry Winston and his diamond polisher were the only people in the room. Grassley placed a dull edge steel blade in the V shaped notch and tapped lightly. Nothing happened. Grassley was unconsciously holding back for fear of failure.
Suddenly Harry Winston reached for the stone. Was there a cross grain no one had noticed? Could it be possible a year of calculations a miss? As he peered into the diamond's flawless depth he noticed a tiny four millimeter fracture - perfectly straight and true.
"Strike it harder," Winston urged Grassley knowing that this final blow could cost him millions. Grassley did but still the Vargas did not break. Grassley reached for a slightly heavier rod, and this time the diamond split into two. Perfectly.
Tears of relief coursed down Grasley's cheeks, "Never again," he says, "Never again."

This split created a 550 carat diamond and a 150 carat diamond which were later cut into 29 diamonds, 6 more than originally intended. Of the larger diamonds, 16 were emerald cut, 1 pear shape, one marquise and smaller triangle cuts and a baguette, a total of 411.06 carats.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Free Overnight Shipping at THE WATCHERY 2 days only

The Watchery has made it even easier for you to get the watch for your sweetheart before Valentines Day. Incredibly THE WATCHERY is providing absolutely free overnight shipping today, February 10th, 2010 and tomorrow, February 11th, 2010 until 4:59 pm on any purchases over $300.00. So you can sit at home while the wind howls and the snow slaps against your window and select and order the ultimate Valentines Gift.

Flowers wilt and die, plastic flowers tend to be a tad kitchy, chocolates have awkward nutritional information, heart imprinted balloons and bears decked in bright pinks and reds are very sweet, and then there are watches. Watches make the statement, watches profess love and watches break barriers. Giving a watch is giving a lifetime of gifts, as every second of every day the watch keeps track of your sweet heart's time, the gift you gave keeps on giving.

Look out for the FEATURED DEAL on THE WATCHERY's home page. The FEATURED DEAL displays a single watch for as much as 75% off the list price for a limited time. In addition, above the Featured Deal display box is a handy counter letting you know when this particular deal ends. Keep your eyes open for the Corum Heart Watches, an excellent choice for a Valentines Day Gift.

The time to get your Valentines Day gift is running out. Make the moment count with a gift from THE WATCHERY.

Monday, February 8, 2010

A Luxury Watch for My Valentine

Dim the lights. Turn the music on. Your Valentine is looking beautiful tonight in a sensual black dress. She looks at you; her eyes sparkling with the moment. It is the perfect time to present her with a luxury watch.

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Wait a haven't decided on one yet. I shake my head in dismay. I don't mean to sound too frantic, but Valentines Day is this Sunday, February 14th. Just 6 days away. I know the recession has forced certain cutbacks, but a gift like this is crucial. Okay forgo sushi for a couple weeks. Start budgeting using the incredibly functional pivot table on excel. Do something, but buy her the watch. Check out the Watchery website. You will be surprised how low and affordable our prices are. I mean you can get a gorgeous Movado Kara - and I can tell you ladies love this watch - for only $495.00.
What about a Concord LaScala? The price is unbelievable and the watch is exquisite. You can purchase a Concord La Scala Chronograph for only $1,660.00. At 81% off, this low price is highly unusual. You won't find savings like this anywhere. And your loved one will think you spend a mint.

Cartier watches need no introduction. Stun your Valentine with one of the finest watches around - a Cartier Roadster. The soft angles of the Cartier Roadster adds a touch refinement to any image. Win her heart and give Cartier.
THE WATCHERY has a huge amount of colors and styles. We are a one stop shop for watches. Click on our website and find the perfect watch for the perfect girl.

Ladies, surprise your man with a watch. He will love it, and wear it wherever he will go. Don't waste your money buying a tie he will only wear once a year, buy him a watch. THE WATCHERY selection on men's watches is simply huge. Check out world famous brands such as IWC, Tag Heuer, Movado, Audemars Piguet - tons of styles suited to all types of budgets. THE WATCHERY has a huge selection of sports watches, gold watches, high-end complicated watches, every day image enhancer watches and bold attention grabber watches.

Remember Valentines Day this Sunday. Make it a day to remember by the watch you wear.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl 2010

Clear off the couch, chill the beer, order the pizza and get ready for the greatest game of 2010 -the Superbowl. Tension is fierce, victory is up for grabs and we fix our attention to root for our favorite team. Indianapolis Colts vs New Orleans Saints square off at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami.
One of the great things about the NFL is its fans, the cheering screaming pulsating roar blasting from the fans in the bleachers dressed in vivid colors of their team. Jerseys in the blue and white of the Colts and gold and black of the Saints don fans smeared with coordinating face paint, and around many a wrist will be a matching watch baring the logo of their team.

Since the turn of the century, sports and timepieces have had a close collaboration ,after all most sports require precise timekeeping. Omega tracks Olympic Time; Tissot at Nascar; Breitling at air shows like Red Bull; Rolex at Wimbledon and countless others. Timekeeping in sporting events has to be precise - one to one thousands of a second like Tag Heuer tracking of the Formula One. Sportsmen excelling in the world of sports are ambassadors for highly regarded watch companies. Tom Brady is a Ambassador for Movado. A quarterback of the New England Patriots, he has an impressive list of accomplishments, and is known as one of the leading quarterbacks in the NFL today.

However, today our eyes will be riveted on Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts who ,if he wins today, will be entering the "Joe Montana, John Elway, Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Dan Marino, Johnny Unitas" league.
Grab the beer, dust off the flat screen, and answer the door bell - "Pizza is here!"... and get ready for one great game.

Friday, February 5, 2010

A Timepiece That Puts You to Sleep.

Imagine a timepiece that enables you to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer and wake up refreshed in the morning. Well you need not stretch your imagination too far as a collection of such timepieces do exist with proven results. The Philip Stein timepieces are incorporated with Natural Frequency Technology which is said to emit a frequency of 7-9 hertz, the chief resonance frequency of mother earth. A frequency -in the words of Philip Stein - "that is harmonious and grounding to life".
So how does it work? There are two types of delivery systems Philip Stein utilizes to deliver the natural frequency. The first is via a dual chip system using electro-magnetic frequencies originally marketed in conjunction with Teslar technology developed in 1986. The other delivery system ,introduced more recently, is the Natural Frequency technology delivered via a metal disk in the watch which has been infused with key frequencies in the propriety process. In both systems natural frequencies enter the body's biofield telling the body to relax thereby reducing stress and promoting a general sense of well being.
The latest study done by Dr. Micheal Breus, a board certified sleep specialist, in October 2009 focusing on sleep proved subjects who participated in the study reported falling asleep faster, staying asleep longer, dreaming more pleasant dreams and feeling more refreshed upon waking than if they had not worn the timepieces.

I must say I am a bit skeptical, but after reviewing the clinical study and listening to rave reviews about the watches, I think it is worth a try since it is 6am and I am blearily rubbing my eyes.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Basel 2010 Sneak Peak: Harry Winston

Project Z6 is the newest addition to Harry Winston's remarkable array of timepieces. The intriguing aspect of this watch ,as well as its Project's Z's predecessors, is the case material Zalium. Never heard of it? Well it is a zirconium-based alloy used exclusively by Harry Winston. Its name originates of `Z`irconium and `al`l`ium` lily. Zalium is much harder than titanium. It is also used in jet engines and surgical tools. The reason it is used so sparingly in the watch industry is that it is exceedingly difficult to work with and must be machined from an ingot. Harry Winston has developed a procedure to work with Zalium with remarkable success.
The latest success is Project Z6, a fine watch with the signature Harry Winston moldings on the bezel. The Project Z6 is equipped with a 24 hour alarm, a complication developed exclusively for Harry Winston. One needs only to set the alarm via the crown; the striking mechanism is activated by a trigger at the 4'o'clock. An aperture on the dial allows for optimal view of the hammer which is attached to the 44mm Zalium watch case. The resulting sound has a powerful resonance which is achieved by a solid rectangular gong. The hand wound mechanical movement has a 72 hour power reserve owing to two barrels, one for the movement and the other for the striking mechanism. The movement contains no less than 340 components, 45 jewels and hand chamfered bridges. The two overlapping off center sub dials are punctuated by vibrant blue and red markings; one displaying the time and one indicating the alarm mechanism. A double day/night indicator adds too, but does not clutter, the elegant dial which is protected by a sapphire crystal.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Audemars Piguet Myriade for your Valentine at THE WATCHERY

Audemars Piguet Myriade Ladies' Watch 18K White Gold Pink Mother-of-Pearl Dial Diamond & Pink Sapphire Bezel on Fuschia Strap 67455BC-ZD-A069MR-01

Audemars Piguet Myriade gorgeous ladies watch now at THE WATCHERY
only $11,400.00
60% off the list price

The Audemars Piguet Myriade is undoubtedly a statement watch which will parade unabashed around ones wrist. The bezel surrounding a smoky pink mother-of-pearl quadrangle dial shimmers with diamonds and four stunning pink sapphires complimenting a crown set with a pink sapphire cabochon.
A luxury timepiece of this caliber exudes elegance and class. Adorning your loved one with an Audemars Piguet Myriade is a portrayal of infinite love and commitment.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Pulsar Watch Brand Now At The Watchery

Pulsar PXT668 Leather Strap White Mother-of-Pearl Dial Leather Women's Watch

One thing about Pulsar watches is the infusion of unbridled young energy. Pulsar is definitely a watch brand for people on the go; people who run from meeting to meeting ideas swimming uncharted around their mind. The watches are really affordable ,and with THE WATCHERY's amazing discounts, run under $100.00. Check out this lovely model I have chosen to display. The white rubber strap compliments a bold mother-of-pearl dial surrounded by a stainless steel gold-plaited bezel and watch case. This would make a great Valentines Day Gift. I like this watch; it exudes a sense of fresh airy freedom.

Pulsar is an interesting company. It is a brand of Seiko Watch Cooperation of America (SCA). Most of its watches are crafted utilizing the tradition analog display; however, its claim to fame is the world's first electronic digital watch. In 1970 the first Pulsar prototype was developed jointly by Hamilton Watch Company and Electro-Data. The head of Hamilton's Pulsar division, John Bergey, was inspired to produce the Pulsar from a 1968 sci fi movie - 2001: A Space Odyssey. This idea was not so far fetched since it was Hamilton who had been commissioned to make the futuristic digital clock for the movie. On April 4th, 1972, the Pulsar was unveiled in 18 carat gold at $2,100 a piece. The numbers were red light-emitting diode or best known as LED.

Pulsar and Hamilton Watches are available at THE WATCHERY for a fraction of the list price. Surprise your Beloved Valentine and give a gift that never runs out of time.

R.Van Halem