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Designer Spotlight | TAG Heuer Ambassadors Here to up Your Wrist Game

TAG Heuer has continuously revolutionized watchmaking since its creating back in 1860 with reliable and robust watches. There have been major technological advances that set TAG apart as an exceptional, high-quality watchmakers, but what really forms this watch brands as part of our everyday lives is bringing us legendary ambassadors such as Juan Manuel Fangio. They are athletes and actors, models and surfers, divers and drivers. And they have come from all corners of the earth to up your wrist game with their favorite watches. Tim Howard Fearless competitor, steadfast goalkeeper for club and country Limited Edition US Soccer Aquaracer Calibre 5 Automatic Watch Time is a true team player – the Limited ... [Read More]

Grand Prix of Watchmaking Awards Announces Nominees

This year marks the 17th edition of the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve — a top watch awards event. An expert jury has pre-selected 72 watches that will vie for the winning prize in each category. The winners will be announced at a gala affair in Geneva on November 8, 2017. Earlier this year, the jury, consisting of 28 multi-disciplinary experts from around the world, selected six watches to compete in each of the 12 categories. Categories include Ladies watches, Ladies High-Mech, Men's, Chronographs, Calendars, Artistic Crafts and more. In addition to the categories, there are some other prizes being offered — for a total of 15 — including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand ... [Read More]

What Makes Your Watch Glow in the Dark?

Today, so many watch brands offer timepieces with hands or numerals that glow in the dark, but did you ever wonder how they bring luminescence to the dial? Over the years, the materials used to make dials easy to read at night or underwater have evolved, from dangerous and life-threatening substances, such as radium in the early 1900s, to today's safer and  brighter methods. Easily the most common product used today to make the hands and markers luminous is a material that was developed in the early 1990s: Super-LumiNova. The patented product comes in a variety of glowing colors, ranging from blue to green and even orange. It is made from a mix of materials, predominantly strontium aluminate, and is ... [Read More]

Today We Shine the Spotlight on Watch Brand Ambassadors at the US Open

Those of you who love tennis are surely watching the events taking place at the US Open Tennis Championships — an exciting tournament that will crown its champions in New York this weekend. We are paying attention, as well, because certain players are also brand ambassadors for watch brands we carry in our store. Such is the case with Roger Federer — a brand ambassador for Rolex. Rolex has been involved in tennis for nearly 40 years. It was in 1978 that the brand became the Official Timekeeper of the Championships at Wimbledon, and since then, Rolex continues to support the sport and its players, with a host of brand ambassadors on its roster. Rolex brand ambassador Federer has been seen ... [Read More]

TAG Heuer Unveils Special Edition Monaco Watch

Car and watch lovers take note, TAG Heuer has unveiled the new Special Edition Monaco watch that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the famed Gulf Racing stripes. The square-shaped chronograph features the Gulf Racing stripes in all their colorful blue and orange appeal, along with the Gulf logo on the watch dial. The first Monaco watch was unveiled to the world in 1969 and is the first Swiss-made automatic chronograph that was both square and waterproof. It was released in honor of Heuer's long-standing relationship with the Monaco Brand Prix. That first watch featured a metallic blue dial, domed crystal and a crown positioned on the left side of the case. It was powered by the Caliber 11 — the ... [Read More]

Watch Battery Charity Program | American Red Cross – Hurricane Harvey Relief

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In the light of the recent, horrific flooding devastation that has Texas and Louisiana has been experiencing from Hurricane Harvey, all watch battery donations will be given to the American Red Cross to help support the victims. Did you know that if you need a simple watch battery replacement, there is never a charge for this service at Reis-Nichols Jewelers? Instead, we just ask for a small donation, of which 100% of all funds collected go to benefit charities. Most of the charitable organizations we contribute to are right here in Indiana, but we believe it will take every American lending support to help with the catastrophe that Hurricane Harvey has left in his wake. During the next two ... [Read More]

49 Brands Donate Unique Timepieces for ‘Only Watch’ Charity Auction

In November, the seventh annual "Only Watch" auction will take place in Geneva with 49 luxury watch brands (thus far) donating a one-off watch for the charity auction. Only Watch is organized by the Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and the auction is led by Christie’s auction house. Proceeds go to the fight for a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. For the first time, in addition to individual participating brands, there are also some partnerships and even a watch school donation from WOSTEP. Some brands are even kicking in special events or brand ambassador meetings to up the ante on the bidding. Some of the watch brands we carry are donating timepieces, as you can see on this ... [Read More]

Gangster Al Capone’s Diamond-and-Platinum Watch Sells at Auction for $84,375

We say it time and again, a good watch holds its value — not just for a few years, but easily for a century or longer. Recent auctions are a prime example. One auction that was held by Boston-based RR Auction witnessed the sale of items owned by notorious gangster Al Capone. A diamond-studded, unusually shaped pocket watch that had belonged to Prohibition-era mob boss sold for an impressive $84,375. The timepiece was a triangular platinum-cased watch with cushioned corners. It was made by Illinois Watch Company and the bezel was set with 72 diamonds. The case back reveals the movement within and has the initials AC engraved on it. The watch was sold with its original 12-inch watch chain made in ... [Read More]

Don’t Miss the Patek Philippe Art of Watches Grand Exhibition in NYC

In what may be one of the largest-ever Patek Philippe exhibitions, and most likely the largest-ever watch brand presentation in New York, Patek Philippe brings 450 historic, legendary and current-day timepieces to the forefront. Beginning July 13 and running until July 23, the Patek Philippe Art of Watches Grand Exhibition is free and open to the public. For this amazing showcase of time and innovation, Patek Philippe has taken over the entire space of Cipriani 42nd Street — and has even built a second floor in the historic space. The brand has divided the space into 10 different rooms to showcase its innovation, its watchmaking prowess and its watches. From a theater room and a U.S. historic room ... [Read More]

Independence Day Inspired Us to Show Off Timepieces in Red, White or Blue

After celebrating the 4th of July – Independence Day — which honors America’s hard-won independence from Great Britain, and our adoption of the Declaration of Independence — with dazzling fireworks and sumptuous picnics we were inspired to show off some beautiful timepieces in red, white or blue. These colors are beautiful on watches and can be worn throughout the year. In fact, blue is one of the hottest colors trending this season for watches, especially for men. For women, red is proving to be a popular color, especially in straps. Red is also a great sports-watch color. White is simply timeless. This is a great time to show off your patriotic spirit, so stop in and our superb staff will help you ... [Read More]