Our Favorite Watches the Power Woman

We all have that one woman in our life.

She’s running from meeting to meeting, a Starbucks grande in one hand and her iPhone in the other, lipstick still startlingly red, not a hair out of place.

Whether you love them, hate them, or are one of them, there’s one thing we know you’ve got: style. Whether it’s the perfect bag, sharp sunglasses, or a bullet-proof phone case every workaholic has got that one accessory they don’t leave home without.

Allow us to introduce your next such accessory: the women’s power watch. Here’s our top five, but we’ve got plenty more discount luxury watches where that comes from!

  1. Cartier Ballon Blue: this unisex watch projects control, elegance, and utility. We see this on the wrist of a brilliant criminal lawyer.cartier
  2. Chopard Happy Sport: hello, color! Add this bright pop of bubble-gum pink while staying tasteful and composed. This is definitely for the editor of Vogue.chopard
  3. Patek Philippe Twenty-4: no-nonsense past this point. For the real corporate executive who doesn’t have time for frills, you’ve got the Twenty-4.patek
  4. Valentino Rose Black: this breathtakingly unique timepiece stuns in sharp, unrelenting black steel and leather. The delicate feminine rose helps soften the blow. CEO, no doubt.valentino
  5. Frederique Constant Classics: This is timeless. This is elegant. This is the power-woman’s go-to bling. From teachers to moms to accountants to everything in between, this timepiece is a sure crowd pleaser.frederique

So what are you waiting for? Ladies, it’s time to treat yourselves: you deserve these and more! And guys: you know she’s looking out for these. Why not get a head start?

Keep ruling the world, girls.

Which of these stunners catches your fancy? Own any of these timepieces and care to share your thoughts?

Watches and Beyond Presents: A Case for the Wristwatch

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We’re only a few days away from 2017!

So much is about to change… new president, new movies, new technologies…we can’t wait to see what the year will bring!

As we move further into this digital age, we couldn’t help but wonder: what with all these new developments, would people still cherish the “Good Ol Days?” Will they still wax nostalgic about gathering ‘round the TV to watch “Full House” when its sequel, “Fuller House”, is available to stream from the machine in your pocket, just 10 years later?

And then, of course, we thought about our magnificent watches.

Would our customers still marvel over an expertly crafted bezel? Gasp in delight at the bold, strong face of a Raymond Weil watch? Lovingly cherish a Patek Philippe for the next generation when they can just as easily glance at their phone for the admittedly easier-to-read analog time?

And then we unanimously decided: Yes. Yes they will.

Timepieces are more than just a simple convenience. They are an embellishment, a statement, the gentleman’s accessory. They allow us to indulge in the simple joy of owning something magnificent, tangible, and all our own. To many, timepieces are as essential as shoes and socks, and you’ll never catch them without a sparkling Longines or Ulysse Nardin gold watch, because they enjoy the simple pleasure of that telltale glimmer on their wrist.

And those are who we’re proud to serve. The men and women who fully appreciate the delicate craftsmanship, the thoughtful design, the mysterious mechanics that lie within each of our timepieces. In other words, you.  18801830 - businessman checking time on his watch

So we’re only a few days away from 2017! And we know it’s going to be a great year. Because we’ll make it one.

Happy New Year from Watches and Beyond.

 

Happy Holidays! Here’s A Gift For Your Whole List

With Watches and Beyond, it is indeed the most wonderful time of the year! Our holiday sales on discount luxury watches need to be seen to be believed. When in doubt, a classy watch is always a perfect gift. Couple our awesome deals with incredibly fast, 24-hour shipping, and you’ve got a holiday deal worth caroling about!

We’ve also taken the liberty of simplifying your holiday shopping even FURTHER with a cultivated list of the perfect gift for everyone on your list. It’s our holiday gift to you!

So feast your eyes on the merriest deals, most joyful selections, and festive offerings of the season with our Holiday Gift Guide:

For the real classy gent in your life, the Longines Conquest Classic Chronograph.

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For the timelessly elegant queen of style, the Rado Sintra Jubile

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For the strapping young lad who has got it all, the Limited Edition Fortis B-42 Black Mars.

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For your teenage daughter who is, like, literally the hardest to please, the Swiss Army Classic Alliance Sport.

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For your boss, who already owns a Breitling (or two or three), a thoughtful, practical Montegrappa Micra Pen.

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For your best bud, who never had typical taste anyway, the Welder by UBoat K32 Oversize Triple Time Zone.

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For stocking stuffers, random relatives, or anyone really, because who’s going to say no to a Chopard Classic Racing Gold Plated Luxury Mechanical Pencil?

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Thanks for welcoming us into your holiday!  We can’t wait to show you what 2017 has in store…

Happy Holidays from Watches and Beyond!

Which of these magical offerings just made it onto your list?

 

Powered By the Sun: Are Solar Watches the Future?

41392817 - cropped shot of woman running and checking her sports watchWe all have a small part to play in the overall health of our planet. We can’t all advocate in Alaska, protest deforestation, and boycott gas companies, but we can make small changes that do have a ripple effect on the overall health of our home planet. Looking to make a small change with big implications? Look no further than your wrist.

Climate change aside, toxic materials being dumped in landfills and oceans, such as old computers, batteries, oils, and plastics, are universally recognized as harmful to wildlife, our atmosphere, and the earth itself. So what did Seiko, the internationally admired watch company, create to help alleviate the side-effects of this global epidemic? Enter the solar-powered watch.

Seiko was pretty ahead of its time when it debuted their invention in 1977. Back then, climate change and environmental issues were just beginning to gain widespread acknowledgment. Seiko introduced the Solar Watch as a unique machine that powered itself through the raw power of the sun, instead of utilizing  a hazardous material-filled battery.

The mechanics of the watch are simple: the face of the watch hides a mini solar panel that absorbs and stores light energy that’s used to power the watch. Never fear rainy days: most watches can hold up to six months charge until exposed to sunlight again.

Solar watches vary in pricing, styles, and brand, but our favorite discount luxury watch is the Seiko Core. This watch is inexpensive, but stylistically holds its own when compared to other luxury watch brands. The timepiece is light on the wrist, but packs a bold punch.

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So are you ready to make the switch to a low-maintenance, eco-friendly timepiece? Make a small change for the future of your planet today. Then go take a jog and recharge yours-and your watches-batteries in the early morning sun.

Do you want to make the switch to a solar watch? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

See Creationwatches.com for some more info!

Our Top 10 Iconic Watch Ambassadors

63762721 - russia - october 11, 2016: the beatles logoThere’s some buzz in the horology world… Gucci has just asked Florence Welch, the 30-year-old English lead singer of “Florence and the Machine” to sponsor their watches. Some eyebrows have been raised over the unorthodox choice…what propelled the luxury brand to feature Florence as the face of their company?

According to Alessandro Michele, creative director at Gucci, her music “in many ways evokes the spirit of Gucci”. Florence is now the official Muse of the Italian company, and with that power comes one great responsibility: to wear their brand as often as possible, and look amazing doing it.

Here are some other famous watch brand – celebrity collaborations that have become as iconic as the watch designs themselves:

Kate Winslet for Longines

David Beckham for Breitling

Amanda Seyfried for Movado

Gwyneth Paltrow for Frederique Constant

Don Johnson for Ebel

Elle Fanning for Tiffany and Co.

Lebron James for Audemars Piguet

Charlize Theron for Christian Dior

Sir Richard Branson for Bulova

Katy Perry for Ice-Watch

The Beatles for Raymond Weil

That last one surprise you? Despite the fact that no Beatle was ever (or will ever be) seen wearing a Raymond Weil, the brand has announced a Maestro inspired by the hit band that rocked your parent’s prom night. This exclusive watch features the Beatles logo at 3 o’clock and the band’s thirteen album titles engraved around the bespoke dial. Every Maestro Beatles timepiece issued will also feature an engraved limited edition number.

You don’t have to be an A-List celebrity to enjoy these iconic watch brand superstars. Check out our collection of discount luxury watches, available right now on our site!  

Thinking about buying a Raymond Weil Maestro Beatles? Which of these brand ambassadors is your style icon? Let us know in the comments below.

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What Are YOU Thankful For?

‘Tis the season of thankfulness!

2016 has been a rough year: with a tempestuous election, unrest in the Middle East, a slew of hate crimes and unfortunately more, it’s time for us to take a step back. This Thanksgiving, we’re celebrating all the incredible things we’ve been lucky enough to enjoy in 2016! Here’s our list of things we’re grateful for this lovely Thanksgiving day:

  1. Coffee’s magic powers
  2. Our loving families
  3. Our  supportive friends
  4. The United States of America
  5. The Bezel on this Timepiece

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  1. The beauty that is rose gold
  2. Subtle cologne
  3.  Memes
  4. Good deals
  5. The Mannequin Challenge?
  6. Standout cufflinks

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  1. Our dedicated Police force
  2. Cool, crisp weather
  3. Highways
  4. Highways without traffic
  5. The flawless designs of Ulysse Nardin

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  1. Coldplay
  2. Free shipping
  3. Game of Thrones

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  2. Sunsets
  3. Bedtime
  4. Long, hot showers
  5. This timeless Calatrava

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  1. Fahrenheit 451
  2. Dapper suits

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  1.  Weekends
  2. This gold watch

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  1. Thanksgiving
  2. Our loyal, amazing, incredible customers!

What are YOU thankful for? Tell us your list in the comments below!

Want to Start a Watch Collection?

 

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Watch collecting has long been regarded as a hobby for the rich and famous-exclusively. Many of us believe that due to the high price point of collector-worthy watches, this pastime is one we’ll have to enjoy from afar. But we’re here to tell you that this is NOT the case. Anyone can gain the illustrious title of a true watch connoisseur. By purchasing the right timepieces to suit your taste and budget, you can slowly begin to amass a collection of truly memorable watches that serve as both a pleasurable hobby and investment!

Again, the key to curating your collection is to choose your timepieces wisely. Do plenty of research before purchasing ANY watch- the includes vintage timepieces from online marketplaces, as well as new timepieces straight from the manufacturer. The three most important criteria are: does it suit my taste? Does it fit my budgetary limitations? Will this watch still excite me 10 years from now?

Some say that unless your spending upwards of $5,000, your watch will not be investment-grade. This is not strictly true: if you do your research, you’ll find that many timepieces, such as this Longines Chronograph, are way below that price point and still qualify as investment grade! By looking into each timepiece individually, you’ll begin to discover that many of these pieces can fit the bill of what you’re looking for.  Doing all this homework before purchasing should be easy for you- after all, only true horologists would put in the effort to curate the perfect collection!

Let’s say you’d like to start out small, with about a $500 price range. Try a Raymond Weil Tradition, a classy piece that will never go out of style. If you’re looking for something bolder, how about the Philip Stein Harmony? While these pieces are modestly priced, they’re a great springboard for what’s to come. Another great option to look into are vintage watches. They’re unique, nostalgic, and a great talking point. You can browse discount luxury watches and vintage timepieces here.

Remember, curating your watch collection should be a challenging-but enjoyable-experience. Find the timepieces you just can’t let slip away, and begin amassing a collection that will bring a sense of pride and accomplishment to you with every glance at your wrist.

You Can Become a “Morning Person”

 

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Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? Like you’ve been running non-stop from morning ‘till night but still couldn’t accomplish your to-do list? What if we told you there IS a way to attain  more usable, productive hours every day? Sounds incredible, right? But be warned: you may not like the answer.

Most of us do not identify as a “morning person”. Sure, we’ll wake up early enough to brush our teeth, get dressed, and run out to work, but we’ll keep hitting that snooze button as long as we’re responsibly able to. Waking up early is an incredible way to create more YOU time for your schedule. Think about it: if you were given 1-2 extra hours every day, what would you do with that time? Binge watch another season on Netflix? Doubtful. You’d spend more time with the kids, exercise, eat a healthful meal, read a newspaper, meditate…the list goes on and on.

YOU have the power to create that time! But tacking on hours at the start of your day, you can finally do all the things you used to dismiss as luxuries. You CAN train your body to wake up earlier by following these 5 simple steps. Remember: simple doesn’t mean EASY. It’ll probably take about 2 weeks to get into the early-rising rhythm, but once you do, you can’t go back!

1: Take it Slow. On Day 1, wake up 15 minutes earlier. Day 3, 20 minutes. Day 5, a half hour. Do this as gradually as you need to by cutting back about 5 minutes at a time until you reach your goal wake-up time.

2: Get to Sleep Earlier! This may sound counter intuitive: I want to CREATE time, not LOSE it! But as you’ll soon see, early morning hours are usually far more productive than evening hours. Let’s be honest: that time is usually spent watching on your tablet or lazily swiping on your phone. Once you know you’ve woken up early just to utilize this time, you’ll be more motivated to fill those hours with productive activities.

3: Put your Alarm Clock Far from your Bed: If it isn’t at arm’s reach, you can’t snooze it. Simple as that.

4: Wake Up as soon as your Alarm Rings: DON’T rationalize. DON’T let your head fall back on the pillow. Jump up, wash your face, and get your morning going!

5: Reward yourself for Waking up Early. Buy a special coffee brew to sip exclusively on early mornings. Set aside a book you can only read before 8 AM. Make a large breakfast and watch the sunrise while you eat.

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Taking advantage of the early morning hours will transform your entire day. You’ll feel more relaxed, accomplished, and motivated throughout the rest of your day. By training yourself gradually to rise earlier, it’ll soon become second nature. CONGRATS! You now have the bragging rights to call yourself a morning person. We have the perfect gift to treat yourself with: a discount luxury watch to keep track of all the hours you now have at your disposal!

Are you a morning person or a night owl? What other tips to become an early riser  can you share? Let us know in the comments below!

Top 5 Affordable Luxury Watches

 

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Never gaze wistfully at a  Raymond Weil ever again! You can have it all- beautifully crafted timepieces come in all ranges of styles, mechanics, and price ranges, so no matter your budget, there’s a luxury watch just waiting to make your wrist its new home. Want a watch to impress in the boardroom? We’ve got you covered. A casual, every day piece you can rock from the gym to the bar? Look no further.
Here are our top 5 most-affordable discount luxury watches.

Raymond Weil Tradition Stainless Steel

This Raymond Weil piece is the perfect power watch to boast while owning your next meeting. With the dramatic face, streamlined steel body, and a scratch-resistant crystal, we can easily picture this timepiece on the wrist of a true professional.

Lucien Piccard SS

If the Raymond Weil tradition is strictly business, this Lucien Piccard is all pleasure. This watch belongs at dinner parties, elegant events, and the golf club.

Hugo Boss Jet Quartz Chronograph TwoTone

The Two-Tone Chronograph’s  unique color and design elevate it to “stand-out status” in our book. This watch strikes a great balance: understated enough for the workplace, but bold enough to enjoy on a casual Sunday with the boys. Additionally, this watch is the most reasonably priced of the lot.

Longines Hydroconquest Chronograph

Longines watches are the ultimate in luxury, taste, and durability. This timepiece makes a bold style statement, while sporting features like water resistancy, a scratch-repelling crystal face, and a fierce, red aluminum uni-directional rotating bezel. This watch reaches into a higher price range than the rest, but as you know, it’s always worth it with Longines!

Gucci G-Class 5505 Two-Tone Stainless Steel

This timepiece exudes complexity while keeping it simple. The watch face in uncrowded, uncluttered, and streamlined. The two-toned steel body is majestic and masculine, making it the ideal watch to gift to mentors and role models. Treat yourself to one as well!

Browse our site for hundreds of great deals on luxury watches, including brands like Breitling, Movado, and Ulysse Nardin!

Our Top 10 Bestsellers


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Now, now, don’t say we’re biased because of our Guilty Pleasures post! Our Top-Ten Best-selling watches list is based on hard, cold facts. These timepieces are simply the most eye-catching, classic, and in some cases, financially appealing of our curated collection. Some choices are obvious, like the Ulysse Nardin, while others, such as the Valentino, surprised even us here at Watches and Beyond. But that’s the beauty of classic timepieces: there’s a watch to suit every taste, style, and preference. So discover our Top Ten Bestsellers, then let us know which watch strikes your fancy-and which timepiece you’ve already added to your collection!- in the comments below!

1:Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver Chronometer.

This one’s a no-brainer. With timeless design, renowned durability, and come on-look at this color!

2:Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

This watch is magnificent to behold and exudes class and luxury.

3:Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporary

The ultimate Gentleman’s watch. Check out the masculine design and smooth leather strap.

4:Raymond Weil Freelancer Automatic Chronograph

With fun touches of color on the dials and stitching, this timepiece shows off your fun side.

5:Valentino Rose Black PVD Steel

This wild card is actually not a surprising choice, once you see the beautiful, inlaid details and feminine glamour of the watch.

6:Cartier Tank Francaise

To learn more about this stunning classic, read our blog here! This watch is a piece of history on your wrist.

7:Movado Eliro Stainless Steel

Movado is known for producing streamlined designs with bold, sharp details. A solid timepiece with universal appeal.

 

8:Breitling Chronomat 41 Steel

It’s better when it’s Breitling. This watch is detailed, functional, and artfully designed. A great start to your watch collection.

 

9:Frederique Constant Slim Line Automatic

For a more conservative taste, the Slim Line adds a touch of class to your wrist game.

10:Patek Philippe Calatrava

This watch also nabbed its own feature on our blog-check it out! A multi-generational masterpiece you and your family will enjoy for year to come.

Sometimes, you want to stand out. But you can always place your trust in the tastes of the masses. With our dazzling collection of discount luxury watches, these crowdpleasers can be yours in no time. After all, hundreds of satisfied customers can’t be wrong, right?

Which of these top 10 is on your wish list? Share this blog with your friends and family and hope they get the hint…