Learn About Watches
Whether you're a first time watch buyer or an avid timepiece collector, our Watch Knowledge Center is here to answer the many questions you may have regarding watches. From the various types and styles available, popular brand histories, down to the proper care and maintenance of your watch – we’ve got your wrist covered.
From Monday morning boardroom meetings to Saturday nights on the town, there are watch styles for every occasion. Whether you’re strolling around the town or attending a black-tie gala, you’ll want to be wearing the appropriate timepiece for the occasion.
There are a number of popular watch styles to choose from including traditional and modern, dress, fashion and sports, military, pilot and diver.Modern and Traditional watches are among the most sought-after styles in the world today and are prominently featured in collections from TAG Heuer, Movado, Perrelet and Invicta to Lucien Piccard, Cartier, and Rolex.
Traditional timepieces are defined by their classic, refined looks and time-honored appeal. The dials have heirloom inspired touches such as guilloche or textured backgrounds, open heart and skeleton windows. Many styles feature timeless exotic skin or exotic-textured leathers straps for added distinction.
Prominent watchmaker Lucien Piccard has been crafting timepieces for over 90 years and many of the brand’s timepieces are filled with vintage appeal. The brand’s Avignon men’s watch with a slim, slender rectangular-shaped case, supple leather strap, attractive dial with skeleton sword hands and Roman numeral markers is an excellent traditional watch selection, as is the Grivola men’s timepiece with a Tonneau shaped case, exotic-textured leather strap, guilloche patterned outer dial, pie-cutter hands and highly stylized Roman numeral hour markers.
In 1947 Movado introduced the Museum Watch, one of the very first modern design watches. With uncluttered flowing lines and a minimalist dial featuring just two hands and a concave dot hour indicator at the 12 o’clock hour on a clean black background, the Movado Museum watch revolutionized the design of watches for decades to come.
Modern watches today are featured in many watchmakers’ collections from the Cartier Roadster, Bvlgari Diagono and Perrelet Turbine timepieces to the Invicta Subaqua chronograph and Gucci By Gucci digital watch. Many of today’s modern timepieces also offer larger, oversized dimensions, high-tech characteristics and bold futuristic attributes.
Innovative high-tech materials including titanium, ceramic, polycarbonate, rubber and silicone are also featured on the cases, bracelets and straps of many of today’s modern watches for both man and woman.
The Swiss Legend Throttle watch available in men’s and women’s styles features bold, updated Tonneau shaped cases and matching link bracelets in lustrous high-tech ceramic. The legible dials have luminous skeleton hands and Arabic markers.
The Well Dressed Wrist
Dress watches for men and women are at two very different ends of the spectrum. Women’s Dress watches are characterized by sparkling diamond or crystal accents on the bezel, dial, case and bracelet. Prestigious watchmakers Ebel, Chopard, Raymond Weil, Movado and Bulova are renowned for their lustrous women’s dress watches.
The Ebel Beluga is a splendid women’s dress watch with a graceful Tonneau shaped case and distinctive link bracelet in premium-grade stainless steel, highly polished to lustrous mirror-bright patina. Forty- four shimmering round-cut diamonds, pave-set to perfection adorn the outer sides of the bezel. The iridescent other-of-Pearl dial shines with polished silver-tone hands and thirteen diamond hour markers.
A classic traditional men’s luxury timepiece with a leather strap is the popular choice for a men’s dress watch. The Raymond Weil Maestro automatic chronograph in rose gold-tone stainless steel is the ideal men’s dress watch. The handsome polished case, silver colored dial and crocodile- textured brown leather strap add to the distinguished good looks.
The Sporting Life
Sports watches are perhaps the most popular watch style in the world today. Whether you’re playing a round of golf or a game of tennis, hiking a mountainous terrain, doing a few laps in the pool or timing the speed of contestants in race, you’ll want a sports watch on your wrist.
The casual relaxed styling of many sports watches is ideal for both daytime and evening occasions and you can feel comfortable wearing one just about wherever you are. Many have chronograph countdown timers, others offer specialized features for a specific activity such as hiking, surfboarding, skiing, sailing and skateboarding.
You’ll find sports watches in every price range from high-end Omega, Rolex, TAG Heuer, Maurice Lacroix and Breitling styles to more moderate Invicta, Nixon, Bulova, Citizen, Suunto and Luminox models.