Mom may be expecting the perfect boyfriend this Mother’s Day – Boyfriend Watch that is. Yes Mother’s Day is only a few hours away, if you haven’t found a gift for her yet Boyfriend watches are all the rage now.
Fossil Boyfriend watches are available in array of appealing styles and colors sure to captivate the heart of any Mom this Mother’s Day.
Cecile (Style AM4540) is a multifunction Boyfriend watch that’s sure to capture Mom’s attention. It presents with a 40mm case which is complimented by a turquoise or mint colored dial. The dial features three sub-dials: week day, minute and 24 hours indication. Roman numerals are located at 2, 4, 8 10and 12 o’clock and luminescent hour/minute and hour indication marks. The case and bracelet are finished in a beautiful polished rose gold tone stainless steel. $145
Cecile (Style AM4555) multifunction Boyfriend watch present with a lovely lavender color dial set in a silver tone stainless steel case and bracelet. The second hand is a lovely violet color and sweeps across the lavender dial. It is as Fossil describes it fresh and fashionable. $125
Cecile (Style 4549) multifunction Boyfriend is another fresh and fashionable watch that captures attention with a bright orchid pink dial which is perfectly contrasted by rose gold tone sub-dials, case and bracelet. The orchid pink dial gives it a perfect feminine touch that’s sure to woo Mom with its timely charm. $145
Original Boyfriend (Style ES3494) is Fossil’s tried-and-true classic style watch possessing all the traditional tomboy elements of a Boyfriend watch. It presents with a smoky brown dial complemented by rose gold tone hour indicator marks with sub-dials at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock and a date aperture window located at 4 o’clock. This is indeed a classic Boyfriend watch with a 38mm case in rose gold tone and matching interlinked bracelet. $125
All of the watches have an impressive 11 year warranty. Fossil also has an array of Boyfriend watches with clear stones embedded in the bezel. There is be a Boyfriend watch in the perfect style and color that’s sure to woo your Mom this Mother’s Day.
ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2V are Casio’s newest watches to hail from its Edifice Collection designed specifically to translate both function and fashion for every dressed occasion.
The Edifice Collection welcomes ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2 to its technologically charged family of watches that feature solar and/or twin sensor technologies. ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2 features include solar, twin sensor, auto neon illuminator and a water resistance up to 100 meters.
Casio ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2 are not only designed to be technologically functional but to also possess a daring style so sophisticated that it compliments every occasion of a man that’s on the social track or simply relaxing at home. The new design translates a new era for Casio as it reaches out to men that not only want a watch with a high level of technological functions but also makes a fashionable statement in every social arena.
ERA300B-1AV is equipped twin sensor (digital compass and thermometer) and neon illuminator technology. An impressive unique feature is the direct compass button (located at 9 o’clock) which when pressed immediately points the second hand north regardless of which geographical position one is standing. Its seamless multi-dimensional dial incorporates digital and analog design to deliver readable information provided by various watch functions. It is a resin analog-digital watch with a partially ion plated black bezel and is adorned with a black resin strap. ERA300B-1AV retails for $330.
ERA300DB-1A2V is also equipped twin sensor (digital compass and thermometer) and neon illuminator technology. It also features the direct compass button (located at 9 o’clock) which when pressed immediately points the second hand north. ERA300DB-1A2V multi-dimensional dial also incorporates the digital and analog design. It is a stainless steel analog-digital watch featuring a partially ion plated black bezel and is adorned with a stainless steel bracelet. ERA300DB-1A2V retails for $380.
Both watches also feature full auto-calendar which is pre-programmed until year 2099 and 12/24 hour formats, as well as mineral glass covering the dials.
Shigenori Itoh, Chairman and CEO of Casio America, Inc. best described both watches when he said, “The latest additions to the EDIFICE collection possess a number of advanced technological features, while still incorporating a sense of style fit for work, the ball park or a relaxing night at home.” Enough said.
(Part four of a four part series on luxury diver watches)
IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Collection established the watchmaker’s focus on diver’s watches for 2014 which was introduced in its re-engineered design of the Aquatimer Deep Three revealing dual mechanical depth gauges.
IWCAquatimer Deep Three impressive design beckons divers to explore the watery depths wearing the largest watch ever produced in the Aquatimer collection. IWC’s re-mastered design of Aquatimer Deep Three builds upon previous versions of Aquatimer Deep One and Deep Two with a re-engineered mechanical addition of two depth gauges.
IWC presented the second redesign of the Aquatimer Deep Two in 2009, which spring boarded from the original design of Aquatimer Deep One watch presented in 1999. IWC engineered the Aquatimer Deep watches to specifically appeal to professional divers wanting a diving instrument that would work in conjuction as a mechanical support the event the dive computer system malfunctioned.
Deep Three’s developed pressure metering system functionality is impressive as it is powerful. Two mechanical depth gauges (one red, the other blue), glide along a depth scale located on the left side of the watch’s dial. A mechanical pressure metering system inside of the case, allows water to enter thru miniature holes in the cover of the pressure converter creating water pressure which acts on a spring membrane that pushes a shaft towards the interior of the watch case. A system of levers are enacted moving the gauge’s of the two indicators. The blue depth gauge indicates the current dive depth whereas the red depth gauge or maximum depth indicator indicates the overall depth achieved on a given dive up to 50 meters. (The maximum depth gauge can be reset by merely pressing a push-button next to the pressure converter.)
Aquatimer Deep Three dial show cases with a generous 46 mm titanium case which is 16.5 mm thick. Yes, this watch is exceptionally large, however that is the whole point of this professional diving instrument. Deep Three’s dial, internal bezel and hour/minute hands have luminescent treatments making it readable in the dark. It also has an external/internal rotating bezel and houses the automatic mechanical IWC caliber 30120 movement. It is available with a black rubber strap and an optional stainless steel bracelet.
Aquatimer Deep Three retails for $19,100 and is by far one of IWC’s most spectacular timepieces.
(Part three of a four part series on luxury diver watches)
Hublot designed a special edition diver’s watch, so special that there are only 20 pieces of Hublot’s Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli Special Edition.
Hublot invested eighteen months in research and extensive testing in the development of Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli. The watch’s name was derived from the Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel, a contemporary haven in Noonu Atoll in Maldives. It also happens to be the only place where the Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli watch can be purchased.
Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc underwent testing inside Roxer Tank where it was placed in a controlled pressurized environment equivalent to 5000 meters under water, however, is actually capable of withstanding pressure at 4000 meters, the depth at which it can be worn.
Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli has a 48 mm case crafted in light weight grade 2 titanium which is accentuated in a finely brushed satin finish. Its visual presentation is further illustrated in vibrant colors of white and yellow making it quite unique from the usual black color norm for most diver watches. The dial, flange and hands have been treated with in a bright yellow SuperLuminova™ hue allowing for readability when diving at a distance of 25 cm in the dark.
Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli has a helium valve which helps emit gases that the watch might intake while diving under water. The valve is located on the left side of the case which is attached at 10 o’clock.
The Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli caseback is etched with the Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel’s emblem and Hublot’s name which is engraved in yellow. Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc operates with an automatic caliber HUB1401 mechanism consisting of 180 components. It also has a power reserve of 42 hours.
As mentioned earlier Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Cheval Blanc Randheli is a special limited edition timepiece of only 20 pieces with a retail price of $26,000 (USD).
(Part two of a four part series on luxury diver’s watches)
Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk Blue and Orange captures attention in vivid colors of cobalt blue and coral orange.
There’s a new time shark circling the deep and its Girard-Perregaux vibrant Sea Hawk Blue and Orange. Girard-Perregaux has stirred the deep with this spectacular diver’s watch which at this point merely requires a dramatic musical score to cue its stunning entrance.
Sea Hawk Blue and Orange striking visual acuity stuns with a cobalt blue dial (matched by its rubber strap) and a 15 minute diver’s scale (on the bezel), minute and reserve indicator hands accentuated in vibrant coral orange. Its rotating unidirectional bezel encompasses the sapphire crystal which has been designed to track diving time.
Girard-Perregaux designed the dial giving it a raised honeycomb effect adding dimension to Sea Hawk Blue and Orange’s character. It presents with a 44 mm diameter case which has a thickness of 17.1 mm, closely weighing in at a substantial 188 grams. It does have luminescent coating on the hour indication markers and hour/minute hands of the watch to allow for readability in darkness. A sloping outer flange incorporates the dial with the case and bezel along as well as the helium escape valve. Sea Hawk Blue and Orange is certified by ISO 6425 meaning it meets diving watch standards for professional use along with a water resistance up to 1000 meters.
Sea Hawk Blue and Orange houses Girard-Perregaux’s in-house GP03300 automatic mechanical movement and has a screw down caseback.
Girard-Perragaux Sea Hawk in Blue and Orange is available with a blue rubber strap (Ref. 49960-19-431-FK4A) for $10,000 or with a stainless steel bracelet (Ref. 49960-19-431-11A) for $11,850. This watch is for the man that wants a certified diver’s watch that’s sure to make a statement in both performance and style.