It seems much of the glory, glamor and horological blog space is given to the super high end watch companies unveiling limited editions of wondrous creations. I too get excited when I see the latest Greubel Forsey timepiece or a MB &F masterpiece, and want to blog and blog and blog about it. However, there are numerous lower end watch companies serving the general public who are crafting excellent functional timepieces for affordable prices, which are noteworthy too.
Van Cleef & Arpels Journée à Paris
This morning a woman's watch by AKRIBOS XXIV caught my eye. The design of the watch resembles a Van Cleef & Arpels timepiece with its perfectly round dial, t-shaped lugs, diamond covered bezel, leather band and mother of pearl on dial. Obviously Van Cleef & Arpels exceptional mechanical movement, extraordinary gold inserts and dial discs movements, to name just a few, makes a Van Cleef & Arpels timepiece a Van Cleef & Arpels timepiece. But AKRIBOS XXIV has done a really great job producing elegant precise timepieces exuding a sense of worth and good style.
AKRIBOS means exact and precise in Greek and the Roman Numerals XXIV represent 24 hours in a day, thus one can look elegant and know the time all in an instant.
At THE WATCHERY the AKRIBOS XXIV watches are up to 84% off, which means you are actually purchasing your watch for 16% of the Original MSRP. Thus a $650.00 watch will cost you only $105.00 making it a great gift for the Holidays. AKRIBOS XXIV keeps the prices lower by utilizing a Japanese Quartz Movement (rather than a Swiss Quartz movement or an automatic mechanical movement) as well as protecting the dial with a Shatter resistant Krysterna (rather than Sapphire Crystal or mineral crystal). Krysterna is a relatively new watch glass material, which was first used in the eye glasses industry. Companies likeStuhrling Original and AKRIBOS XXIV experimented with this material for watches with much success. Recent research on Krysterna finds this new synthetic material spread over a large surface is more "shatter-resistant" than sapphire crystal. In addition the stones on the bezel are Austrian crystals.
These watches are really affordable and exquisitely elegant. An excellent choice!
Purchase yours at THE WATCHERY. Your One Stop For Brand Name Watches.