The Michele, Behind Michele Watches

Written by Debbie. Posted in Diamond Watches, Fashion Watches, Michele, More News, News, Style Watches, Watch Brands

Michele, The Woman Behind the Name

Who is Michele Watches?  Well, this brand is more than a watch company; it is a three generation watch making enterprise.  Started by Maurice Barough, the company got their roots, as many watchmaker do, in Geneva.  The experienced watch maker taught this trade to his son, Jack, who decided to move his family to the states in 1970 to set up shop.

Jack’s daughter is Michele, the namesake of the popular brand, as well as the creative force behind the styling of the collection.  The very first Michele watch was named the CSX Diamond, and that was only the beginning.  Many more phenomenal creations would come from these entrepreneurs.

The success behind the brand is largely due to their philosophy.  At Michele, the focus is on quality first.  Understanding the components and the craftsmanship that must go into a high quality timepiece is the foundation from which they work.  The fantastic style is just the wrapping on the present, but what beautiful wrapping. 

Michele watches offer women a feminine, yet really contemporary timepiece that can be changed up with interchangeable straps in many different designs.  The concept is forward thinking and modern and has been well received by their clients.  When you buy a Michele watch, you get quality, integrity, and great looks.

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Cartier Watches Worn by the Rich and Famous

Written by Debbie. Posted in Cartier, Fashion Watches, Luxury Watches, More News, Style Watches, Watch Brands, Women's Watches

Cartier Watches Draw High Profile Clientele

The impression that most resonates with us about Cartier watches is success and opulence.  I guess that’s why the watch brand has always been hugely popular among celebrities and royalty.  Females, in particular are very fond of Cartier. 

Their watches have been worn by everyone from Princess Diana to Angelina Jolie.  Even Jackie O and the current first lady have sported a Cartier watch.  The Tank is one of the most recognizable designs in history and it seems to never go out of style. 

Since 1917, when the Cartier Tank was released it has seen many transformations, yet each one is met with a smile.  This classically elegant timepiece is one that women of supreme taste adore.  The Tank has a streamlined shape and can be as simple or as ornate as you like. 

The Cartier watch is always owned by discriminating women.  It is a signature piece, much like a long strand of pearls or a Burberry trench coat.  I suppose that is why it is so loved.  With a piece like this, you become attached.  It becomes much more than a simple timekeeping instrument, it turns into a treasured amulet.

Choose a Cartier watch for the heritage, but remember the quality, as well.

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Cartier, Gotta Love Them

Written by Debbie. Posted in Cartier, Fashion Watches, jewelry watches, Luxury Watches, More News, Style Watches, Watch Brands

Cartier Shows The Love

The Cartier name has a way of evoking romance and passionate allure.  Their watch and jewelry creations are much desired, for their styling and delicate design.  With love in the air, Cartier is inspired to introduce their Love Collection.  The Cartier Love Collection is a line, of specially crafted pieces, which will be sold in all of their boutiques, for three days following Cartier’s Love Day Celebration.  This will be a worldwide campaign, and the proceeds will go toward charitable causes, which benefit children.  Cartier’s dedication to the arts, as well as humanitarian issues is commendable. 

The women’s Cartier Love Watch Collection is beautiful.  They come with bold round dials and slim leather straps.  The Love Collection is made up of timepieces, which have been crafted in 18 carat yellow gold, rose gold, and steel.  The look is modern and feminine.  The dials incorporate a new Screw motif, which is meant to symbolize the love between and man and a woman.  I love it when a Company, who has been so successful, for so long, gives back.  The pieces they produce have earned them a fabulous reputation, and their charitable spirit gains our respect.  Cartier is showing their heart, with their tribute to love.

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Gucci’s Timeless Beauty

Written by Debbie. Posted in Fashion Watches, Gucci, More News, Style Watches, Watch Brands

Gucci New Ad Campaign, Featuring Veruschka

Gucci, the trendsetting design house and luxury watch maker is taking a different approach to their ad campaigns this year.  This iconic fashion house is utilizing their rich and illustrious history for the inspiration of their new advertising campaign.  Their new ads will feature two black and white images, which were shot back in the 1960’s.  Gucci’s new international ad campaign will use these images as a back drop to their three new collections. 

The ads will highlight Gucci’s timepieces, which will be superimposed over the black and white prints.  The G-Gucci timepiece, Gucci’s digital watch, and a traditional men’s chronograph, featuring a moss green bracelet are the watches to be showcased.  The original vintage photos are of 60’s model and actress Veruschka von Lehndorff.  Veruschka was a legendary model, making 11 appearances on the cover of Vogue magazine and working with artists, such as Salvador Dali, and her shots are as relevant and riveting today as they were 50 years ago.  Digging up these archived images and using them in a contemporary and updated way shows off Gucci’s brilliance, as a designer.  Gucci is pairing the timeless beauty of the past and the present, showing that  splendor really doesn’t ever go out of fashion.

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Raymond Weil Is Singing A Sweet Tune

Written by Debbie. Posted in Diamond Watches, Fashion Watches, More News, Raymond Weil, Style Watches, Watch Brands

American Idol Contestants Wear Raymond Weil

It seems like everywhere you look, you see a Raymond Weil reminder.  It is this watch makers intent to become the most sought after luxury watch brand in the world, and they are going to achieve that, by being everywhere, on every wrist.  Not only are they planning more extensive global expansion this year, they are making their way to Hollywood, and even on to one of the states most watched television show, American Idol.  During the final weeks of the competition, American Idol contestants Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox, and Casey James were seen sporting some of the Raymond Weil favorites. 

Down-home rocker, Casey James chose the Don Giovanni Cosi Grande watch.  This is a tank style piece, fitted with a black leather strap, totally suiting his style.  Crystal Bowersox made the Noemia her watch.  The Noemia watch for Crystal featured a black Mother-of-Pearl dial, with polished steel case.  The watch was matched with a leather bracelet, in black, and was completely lit up with 64 luxurious diamonds.  The winner of American Idol, DeWyze was seen wearing the RW Freelancer.  This large steel watch is an automatic chronograph.  It is presented on a brown leather strap, and was the watch Raymond Weil featured in its National Ad campaign this year.  Raymond Weil is making their way…one wrist at a time.

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The Search For A Movado Artist Watch

Written by Debbie. Posted in Fashion Watches, Luxury Watches, More News, Movado, Style Watches, Watch Brands

Movado, Kenny Scharf Watches

Movado’s newest Artist Series Collection is a line of watches by graphic artist, Kenny Scharf.  Kenny’s mind holds quirky, colorful interpretations of timekeeping, and he masterfully displays those thoughts on the dials of Movado’s Artist Series watches.  Movado has a long history of working with renowned artists, to produce interesting creations.  There was even a time when Movado collaborated with pop art icon Andy Warhol.  The Kenny Scharf Artists Series Collection is made up of six uniquely styled pieces.  Each of the watches has a different graphic depiction.  All of the Kenny Scharf watches are beautiful in a unique and interesting way.  The collector’s edition timepieces are all Movado Swiss quartz movements, and all accurate and created with the craftsmanship which has made Movado famous.  The pieces are numbered and are produced in sets of 125 each.  The Artists Series watches are presented in a specialty box, and feature two interchangeable straps, each.  These watches are in high demand, and hard to find.  Since the closing of some of Movado’s specialty boutiques, they have been almost impossible to track down, but there is hope.  The Movado boutique at Rockefeller Center in New York has all of the Artists Series watch in stock, except for the “Time Flies” watch.  Call them to reserve your special piece of Movado history, soon.

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Movado Timema, Out Of This World

Written by Debbie. Posted in Fashion Watches, More News, Movado, Watch Brands, Women's Watches

Movado's Timema Has Futuristic Styling

Talk about a futuristic design from Movado and you cant’ help but look at the Timema Women’s timepiece.  This luxury Swiss watchmaker has really colored outside the lines, with this creation.  It is a tantalizing display of symmetry and style.  The 605355 Timema Women’s watch is unlike any other Movado conception.  Its contemporary and dramatic architecture is an exceptional modernistic interpretation. This women’s timepiece has the classis Museum dial, but that is where the similarities to any other Movado end.  The Timema features a case that is ergonomic and elongated, crafted of polished stainless-steel.  The case is oversized, and houses the demure black Museum dial.  The bracelet of the Timema is a blending of brushed and polished stainless-steel, and is fastened, securely with a jewelers clasp.  This is a battery operated Swiss Quartz movement, and is water resistant to 30 meters.  Trust me, you’ve never seen anything like this Movado Timema.  The styling of this women’s timepiece will make heads turn, and gives us a glimpse into the artistically creative side of Movado.  They have received over 200 awards internationally for design and innovation, and now you see why.  Always pushing the envelop, with unanticipated elements, that’s Movado.  See the Timema Women’s Watch at the Movado website.

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Movado, Harmonizes

Written by Debbie. Posted in Fashion Watches, More News, Movado, Style Watches, Women's Watches

Movado Harmony Watch

Fans of Movado creations are never disappointed with the designs that are presented.  We love Movado, because of their style, their quality, and their consistency.  They continually produce beautiful watches, all with a distinct and recognizable look.  The Swiss watchmaker has made a point of never loosing site of fashion, when creating these high quality pieces.  Neither the form or function are in competition with one another…instead they work together, like voice and instrument.  This melodious joining is ever-present in the, appropriately named, Harmony collection.  The Harmony Women’s Watch is a lovely and delicate design.  The watch is a bangle style, crafted of solid stainless-steel.  The model number 606056 is classic Movado.  The black Museum dial is the prominent feature of this timepiece, and it is tastefully adorned by the singular Movado dot.  The clean look of the face is complimented by a streamline double bangle bracelet, in polished stainless-steel.  The bracelet is crafted with a jeweler’s clasp, and adjustable settings.  This is a Swiss Quartz movement, and is water resistant to 3 ATM.  The Harmony collection comes in different variations, from full steel, to steel and gold tone, to solid gold tone.  All subtle, all striking, and all Movado. They hit the perfect note!

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Michele Watches Show Their Spots

Written by Debbie. Posted in Fashion Watches, Michele, More News

Michele Watches

While I’m not your typical girly-girl, I have to admit that Michele watches bring out more of that in me.  This company produces some of the most feminine and fun designs I’ve seen, and wearing them makes you happy to be a woman.  One of my favorite Michele watches is from the Coquette Collection. 

The MWW08A000211 Coquette Petite Diamond Cheetah Patent Leather watch is beautiful and shows a bit of my wild side.  The dial is not you run of the mill round or square, it’s an elongated, rounded rectangle.  The hour markings are also stretched to match the shape of the dial…very art-deco feel.  Surrounding the dial are eighty luxurious diamonds, and the picture is completed with a patent leather strap in a, black and white Cheetah print. 

The case on this Michele watch measures 22.5mm by 33.65mm, and the strap is 12mm.  The total diamond weight is .67 carat…did I mention there are eighty diamonds adorning this beautiful watch? 

 The MWW08A000211 Coquette Petite Diamond Cheetah Patent Leather watch, as with all Michele creations, is all Swiss movement, and of course water-resistant to 5 ATM.  If you love the dial and want to change it up a bit…the strap is interchangeable with all 12mm. Michele watch straps, but why?  This one is purr-fect!

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Omega Watches, Handsome And Stylish

Written by Debbie. Posted in Fashion Watches, Men's Watches, More News, Omega

Seamaster Aqua Terra

Prestigious Swiss-made quality doesn’t get any better than Omega watches.  This famous line of timepieces grows in popularity, each and every year with good reason…they build great watches.  The spirit of Omega is perfection, and their continued dedication to the art of watchmaking has paid off.

Omega has developed fine jewelry, luxurious leather goods, and even has their own designer fragrance line, but their timepieces take center stage.  The quality and craftsmanship that goes into creating Omega watches are the reasons we keep coming back.

Each season new designs emerge, one I love is the Seamaster Aqua Terra Men’s Watch.  This is a chronograph, which Omega is famous for, but the style is fresh and new.  This watch is offered in several versions…I love the red-gold with the leather strap.  This is a sexy watch.  The combination of the rich, dark leather with that unusual red-gold case would look fabulous against a strong, tan wrist.  Very bold and striking.

The other versions of the Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronograph men’s Omega watch (in case you don’t share my enthusiasm for this one) are red-gold with red-gold bracelet, white-gold on black leather strap (featuring black dial), or stainless-steel with white dial, on a medium brown leather strap.  All great pics, all stylish and quality…all Omega.

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