When it comes to valuable items, it’s important to maintain them properly. This simple principle is true of luxury sports cars, fine art and jewelry, vintage spirits and, of course, high-end watches. Whether you’re a collector of one valuable watch or many, it is vital to understand their care and what is entailed with their maintenance, so that you can continue to enjoy them for years to come. Should you invest in the best watch winder on the market? What kind of storage solutions do you need for your growing collection? These are the questions to ask to help you create the habits that will preserve your most cherished timepieces. Here at TimeScape, we’ve put together a brief guide for the short-term and long-term care of your favorite watches.
To preserve your watch over a number of years, certain small steps can be taken on a regular basis. First of all, keeping your watch clean is vital. This can be achieved partly through proper storage, whether it’s a sturdy leather micro-fiber cloth-lined watch case or a dedicated watch winder that is programmed to your watches exact manufacturers winders' specifications. In addition, you might want to consider a secure lockable storage solution, such as a wall safe that can accommodate not only storage but watch winders . We at TimeScape have numerous solutions and styles for everyone's tastes, even down to do-it-yourself or custom-made options.
All watches also benefit from routine small-scale cleaning, and a microfiber jewelry cloth will typically do the trick. However you will periodically need a full service cleaning to get out all the grime, grit and skin cells that accumulate with regular use of your timepiece. Here at TimeScape we offer a basic spa service where we ultrasonically externally clean the case and bracelet separately, while verifying and testing the fit of your pins and screws for integrity. To address minor surface scratches, you might consider a buff and polish service. This will address minor surface scratches; for more medium to serious damage, you should consider case and bracelet refinishes, as this involves more complex work. Of course, the more frequently you wear a given watch, the more frequently it will need to be cleaned, and keeping your timepiece smudge and dust-free will help it keep its ideal appearance each time it is worn.
A remarkable device for maintaining the functionality of automatic watches over time, investing in the best watch winder can be an outstanding asset for collectors with multiple watches, or for those who don’t wear a watch every day. By replicating the natural motion that automatic watches require to stay accurately wound, watch winders perform a highly practical function while also offering a very attractive and reliable storage option. Watch winders come in a variety of materials, sizes, colors, and designs, as is particularly well evidenced by the MasterBox watch winder Collection by Swiss Kubik in a variety of colored leathers, woods, and metals. These winders can service anywhere from one to several watches, depending on the model.
While having the best watch winder at your disposal on a daily basis is vital to your timepiece’s long term maintenance, developing and sticking to a servicing routine for your watch is also crucial. Most timepieces should be regularly cleaned, oiled and adjusted by a professional. You want to be assured you take your investment to a WOSTEP (Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program) Certified Watchmaker, as this is an internationally recognized professional qualification in the maintenance and care of fine quality watches.Most experts agree that high-end quartz and mechanical watches should receive professional servicing every 3-5 years. In addition staying true to the same watch technician who services your watch regularly will ensure your watchmaker will have familiarity and know the particulars on how your specific watch is suppose to function and run, with a documentation of history and service.
By prioritizing the longevity of your luxury timepiece, you will significantly increase the likelihood of achieving and maintaining the integrity and value of your high-quality investment pieces. Investing in the proper storage, maintenance, and performance of your watches will enable to you succeed in protecting them for years to come. In addition you might want to consider insuring your investment and getting your collection appraised. We at TimeScape offer watch appraisals as well as watch authentication.
To learn more about proper watch maintenance, how to choose the best watch winder for your collection, or for questions about preserving particular watches in our collection, reach out to our knowledgeable, experienced team at (877) 525-8880 or email@example.com.
Throughout 2016, digital competitors and a decreased emphasis on traditional precision timekeeping, exacerbated by shifts in eastern and western markets, are threatening the time-honored significance of Swiss-made timepieces. The slowdown of sales in luxury timepieces in recent years is causing leaders in the industry to reexamine their businesses, but those who are committed to playing the long game remain optimistic. Despite current market conditions and various economic circumstances, the best Swiss watch companies in the industry are preparing for a resurgence in the coming months.
While the advent of newer electronic timekeeping devices (most notably the Apple Watch) has worried some in the industry, there is still a lot of optimism among luxury timepiece providers. One of the reasons for this is the inherent timelessness of Swiss-made watches. While digital technologies in timekeeping represent a current and popular trend, many feel that timepieces made by the best Swiss watch companies are essentially built to last, and will ultimately outstrip the mere utility and popularity of alternative devices.
Many experts have pointed to the value of the Swiss watch as far more than simply a precision timekeeping mechanism. Some feel that the shift away from the watch as an essential device for telling time, for instance, a person who wants to know the exact time does not need a Swiss watch in the same way that he might once have, has led to an obvious slump in the market. However, an authentic Swiss-made watch has numerous other aspects with which the technological market simply cannot compete. One of these areas is gift-giving, and the concept of the watch as a sentimental object or status and symbol is expected to endure. As a result, several leaders in the industry agree that the current market conditions of the Swiss watchmaking industry represent an understandable hitch rather than a permanent direction of motion.
In recent times, the condition of the Swiss watch market has been likened to that of the fine art world. Overarching economic conditions, both regionally and internationally, can certainly have an impact on supply, demand, and perceived value. However, as is true of most luxury industries, the best Swiss watch companies are expected to weather these fluctuations as a result of its role in transcending a necessity-based economy. While this may not immediately spell good news for industry leaders, new innovations in watchmaking and cutting edge developments in design are giving many industry leaders hope.
TimeScape is pleased to feature one of our affiliates: Kairos, a manufacturer of safes for watches, has created a sophisticated design that will take your breath away and elevate the enjoyment of your fine timepieces to a new level. Kairos safes provide cutting-edge security and convenience, making them essential items for serious watch aficionados who demand superior luxury watch storage. These safes showcase our own Orbita DIY watch winder modules.
Built with 60+ years of experience constructing safes for gold mines, banks, and fine jewelry manufacturers, these luxury safes can be counted on to thwart any would-be intruders.
Kairos incorporates solid steel plate constructed doors and bodies, inner jambs surrounded by thick solid steel bars, ball bearing hinges fabricated from high strength steel, and UL listed “High Security” locks for reliable protection. Kairos safes for watches proudly carry internationally recognized UL listings, ensuring reliable security at commercial or residential levels, according to your preference.
Each Kairos watch safe is precision crafted to your specifications in our California factory, and each unit boasts meticulous attention to detail. Sophisticated materials such as carbon fiber, brushed aluminum, and polished metals make these safes a pleasure to even the most discriminating eye. Your luxury watch storage unit can be customized with an abundance of options and features, ensuring a perfect fit for all of your unique needs and desires.
Discerning timepiece enthusiasts also choose Kairos safes for watches for their exceptional convenience. Enjoy Orbita watch winders that keep your watches ready to wear at a moment’s notice, easy push button or fingerprint entry, and smooth-riding, self-closing drawers that respond to even the lightest touch. These luxury safes for watches are configured at a detail level that supports your collection of values and rhythm of life.
All of our Kairos safes for watches are built to your requested specifications. You choose the colors and components, number and type of watch winders, drawers with custom interiors, and shelves. The paints and fabrics used are of the highest quality. Choose high gloss or matte auto-quality paint, and elegant microsuede, both in your preferred color choice.
Highly acclaimed and American-made, Orbita watch winders come in two varieties.
Rotorwind winders mimic the natural movement of your wrist with oscillations triggered every 8 or 12 minutes. Programmable winders are set to the specifications of your individual watch, with winding cycles of 650, 800, 950, or 1,300 turns per day, as well as a choice of clockwise, counterclockwise, or automatic reversing rotation. You choose your technology and quantity.
Drawers lined with microsuede can be left open for full flexibility of use, or divided into compartments to organize and protect your individual items, jewelry, keys, pens, cash, passports, and other personal essentials.
Kairos delivers luxury watch storage with the look you desire.
The Kairos Collection is the newest member of the Casoro family of luxury safes for watches. Expert consultants will provide guidance in selecting the right location for your safe, configuring the safe, shipping and delivery, as well as any questions that may come up before and after your safe arrives. The first piece of advice comes from our customers: buy a safe larger than you think you’ll need. There’s a strong chance you’ll end up taking advantage of the impressive selection of watches at Timescape or incorporating your own ideas using the Orbita DIY watch winder module, and growing your collection over the years!
Kairos is the ancient Greek word for “the right or opportune moment, the supreme moment.” Create your Kairos moment now!
One of the features that most distinguishes Maurice Lacroix Swiss watches is their
extraordinary attention to detail. From inner workings to outer design, each watch reflects the playfulness and perfectionism of the brand. Based in Switzerland and headquartered in Zurich, the company prides itself on crafting each of its watches in-house, from ETA quartz and mechanical movements to their own complex movements and advanced mechanical components. Embodying the dedication to perfection of the Swiss watchmaking tradition, Maurice Lacroix also pushes the industry forward with new and cutting-edge features, innovative detailing, and superior craftsmanship, both inside and out from the original “Masterpiece”Collection, to “Masterpiece Chronograph” and their “Les Mecaniques” pieces.
While quality craftsmanship is key to any luxury timepiece, Maurice Lacroix’ Swiss
watches also excel in their diverse watches that can suit every style, taste, and personal aesthetic. For high-end watch aficionados who also lead an active lifestyle, Maurice Lacroix offers an array of casual and sport watches that are second to none. As a stunning example, the Pontos S Extreme Watch (available with detailing in blue, red, orange, or two shades of green) captures a rugged sense of adventure and flagless dedication to luxury with elements of genuine calfskin leather, high-grade sapphire crystal, and a proprietary alloy of titanium, zirconium, aluminum, ceramic, and magnesium. Likewise, dress watches like the Eliros Date Watch exhibit the elegance and attention to detail for which the brand is so highly regarded.
With compelling selections of sport watches, transitional watches, and luxury dress
watches, Maurice Lacroix’ Swiss watches are noted for their versatility and timeless style. Those who recognize the brand’s outstanding commitment to craftsmanship and fine design continue to be delighted by new developments—both in terms of manufacturing and design—that set Maurice Lacroix apart. Swiss watch connoisseurs
value the excellence and prestige of the brand while trusting its time-honored methods and cutting-edge knack for superior execution. Above all, this notable company has carved out a reputation for combining a truly artisan ethos with distinctive contemporary appeal.
Our collection of Maurice Lacroix Swiss watches includes an array of selections from the
Pontos, Fiaba, Eliros, and the Les Classiques Collection,for both men and women. In addition to enjoying the look and feel of any Maurice Lacroix watch, you’ll also experience the sense of confidence and prestige that define each offering from this extraordinary designer. Each purchase is accompanied by a 2-year warranty and complimentary free shipping and is backed by decades of expertise within the luxury watch industry.
We invite you to peruse our collection and to reach us anytime at (877) 525-8880, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions regarding a particular timepiece or the Maurice Lacroix brand.
Are you shopping for a luxury watch collector this holiday season? If late December is fast approaching and you’re still looking for gift ideas, let us help you today. We’ve put together a list of last-minute gift ideas and affordable stocking stuffer alternatives that any horology connoisseur will appreciate.
For the automatic timepiece lover in your life, a battery operated watch winder is a great
gift. A watch winder allows convenient storage for automatic watches while keeping them powered. With the correct settings, these types of cases allow for watches to be ready at a moment’s notice. Keep in mind that different models can run on batteries, through a wall charger, and even solar power, so you can shop appropriately based on your watch lover’s needs.
TimeScape is an authorized retailer of several of the top battery operated watch winder brands, so we have faith that we can help you find a last-minute gift that any collector will love.
The Buben & Zorweg Vantage Collection is bound to be a hit, with solid wood construction and lacquered finished details of macassar woods or carbon fiber accents. The velour interior, and crystal glass window elegantly displays and showcases your timepieces while winding. The Vantage comes in 2,4,8 or 12 unit cabinets. Choose the matching Vantage Watch Case for additional storage for something extra special this holiday season for your watch connoisseur. Whatever you choose the Vantage Collection is most appropriate for the man in your life with refined tastes and looks great in any study or closet.
Do you like the idea of a premium battery operated watch winder but want to save money? A single-unit winder offers the functionality and thought of the classic tabletop watch winder case shown above but at a lower price. The Orbita Sparta Collection is a single unit watch winder that comes in bright, modern, and compact colors and sizes. . With its open face design, it can be used with nearly any watch no matter its size or thickness. This means your gift recipient will certainly have a use for it. Plus, the Orbita Sparta is very multi-functional; it can be used as a display on its own or try the mini version for travel or use it as part of a watch safe setup as this conveniently runs on batteries.
Swiss watches are widely regarded as the best timepieces in the world. The supreme craftsmanship, elegant designs, and innovative features add to the lasting appeal of these long-lasting, timeless designs. Giving a gift from the best watchmakers and designers in the world can complement a growing collection or inspire a loved one to learn more about the elegant side of luxury timepieces.
Maurice Lacroix is a newcomer to the fine timepiece market with just 40 years of
innovation but fast becoming one of the best Swiss watch companies on the market. The Eliros Date Collection is a classic and pristine piece made for both men and woman in variations of dials. The traditional style will be a show stopper and command authority and sophistication in any business meeting. The Maurice Lacroix Eliros Date comes in a variety of colored dials and case finishes with bracelet and calf-skin straps. The El1087-PVP01-410-1 is a 38mm case with quartz movement. Its regal blue dial with rose gold colored case with indexes and roman numeral markers beautifully complement the bluecalf skin leather strap, offering top-of-the-line Swiss elegance. TimeScape is proud to be one of few authorized dealers in the upper Midwest that carries the full line of Maurice Lacroix.
You’ll be pleased to know that TimeScape maintains a selection of certified pre-owned luxury watches. Reliably and meticulously maintained, these pieces from the best Swiss watch companies and other brands can be a way of achieving significant savings while gifting a unique, sometimes no longer sold timepiece. The 1998 Lady Liberty coin watch seen here is a special find for watch lovers and collectors alike. It’s a stunning example of why it’s sometimes better to shop pre-owned as you will never know what fabulous items you will find and encounter from quartz pieces to discontinued and limited edition products. We here at TimeScape consign, buy, sell and trade most pre-owned timepieces so feel free to hop our pre-owned selection for great stocking stuffers today just in time for the holidays.
Another great affordable gift idea which will fit perfect in his stocking is a pair of Speedometer Official stainless steel cufflinks. Made in Italy Speedometer Official takes its inspiration from a diver watch bezel with calibrated markings in many color combination and finishes including gold and platinum finishes including genuine diamond versions. Mix and match and add the matching bangle bracelet which will work in perfect unison with a gentleman's timepieceIt’s not a huge gamble to suggest that a luxury watch connoisseur might enjoy traveling, whether for business or for pleasure. While storage solutions for travel may be overlooked, the collector in your life will definitely appreciate these versatile, high-quality cases.
It’s not a huge gamble to suggest that a luxury watch connoisseur might enjoy traveling, whether for business or for pleasure. While storage solutions for travel may be
overlooked, the collector in your life will definitely appreciate these versatile, high-quality cases.
The Underwood watch holder is a London-designed traditional leather travel storage container. The smooth leather case can fit up to five large timepieces while protecting them with a microfiber lined interior. It’s perfect for the indecisive traveler who wants options. Plus, the collection comes in several gorgeous colored handmade leathers in smooth, crocodile grained and carbon fiber covering with several sizes which are great for travel during this hectic holiday season. The watch roll holder can also hold bracelets and other clasp jewelry or remove it to store larger size items to your liking.
A single watch traveler is an affordable version of a larger, multi-watch case. As such,
the Traveller Collection Case from Buben & Zorweg is an elegant, understated, and protective addition to any watch connoisseur’s collection. It features a hard calf-skin leather exterior and a secure opening mechanism for safe traveling. For secure traveling, the interior offers a snug-fit cushion and soft black velour to protect against scratches and scrapes. The Collection cases by Buben & Zorweg come in a variety of sizes, colors and finishes and are also incredibly versatile and can be used with many different types of watches, ensuring that your gift gets plenty of use throughout its very long lifetime.
If you’re still looking for great gift ideas for a luxury watch collector, or if you have any questions about the items we’ve listed here, feel free to contact us online or reach us by phone at (952) 525-8880. We here at TimeScape always offer free shipping within the United States and can usually have the product to you within a few days.
Tell us for whom you’re shopping and we’ll help you explore your options. Whether you’re intrigued by the idea of a battery operated watch winder, a premium timepiece, an accessory, or more, we have the expertise and world-class customer service to help you this holiday season.
We know how difficult it can be to shop for the luxury watch collector in your life.This is why we want to help you explore gift options for your luxury watch connoisseur. From a luxury watch safe to complementary timepiece accessories, here are four best gift ideas from TimeScape.
A good place to start for a gift is a stylish display case for the timepiece aficionado to display their favorite watches. If watch collecting is a true passion, then a case is a perfect way for them to showcase their hobby with pride. Upgrade to a watch winder if they have a large collection of automatic watches so that they can pull the watch out at any time, knowing it’s calibrated to the correct time and date.
Watch winders and display cases come in so many designs that there’s bound to be one that matches the decor and sensibilities of the recipient. Take the UN7824 by Underwood (London), a three unit watch winder with jewelry case in a lux macassar high gloss lacquered wood finish. The classic design incorporates three removable rotobox watch winders with a protective lockable glass door. The hinged flip top lid houses individual various sized compartments to hold jewelry and watches. The UN7824 is the perfect piece of furniture to hold your jewelery and wind your watches that is suitably fit for a stately den or office.
If your timepiece connoisseur needs a secure storage solution for his collection of
watches, then a luxury watch safe is a great, functional gift. Floor safes and models that can be installed flush with the wall are available, along with do-it-yourself modules.Depending on the space available, we can customize the exact size and specification of your watch safe along with exterior finishes and colors. Whatever your preferences, we maintain a selection of some of the most cutting-edge safes with high-tech security and display functions available, including sleek LCD display control programs and modern LED light illumination.
Additionally, most of our watch safes can incorporate interior components such as specialized jewelry drawers and multiple watch winders, giving you more protective storage that also provides superior watch maintenance. Your luxury watch connoisseur can pull a favorite timepiece out of the safe whenever they want, knowing it’s as precise and tuned as when they placed it in the safe.
It might be strange to suggest, but it’s too often overlooked as a gift idea; consider getting the luxury watch connoisseur a premium strap or bracelet. A watch strap for a timepiece they already own is a fun, thoughtful way to give them a new way to explore a piece they already love. A new watch band or strap can make a timepiece more casual or more elegant, giving the connoisseur more options for how to wear their watch. Straps today come in all kinds of exotic leathers and colors from teju lizard, ostrich, alligator to silicone, canvas, to NATO style, with a variety of textures, finishes, and stitching.
Here at TimeScape we can assist you in selecting just the right watch strap to fit your timepiece, and offer complimentary fitting with your purchased band. Perhaps all you need is just a cleaning to restore your timepiece to its full prestine condition. We also offer ultrasonic cleaning of your case and bracelet with a fresh 1- year battery guarantee for our high-grade battery services. At TimeScape we have full watch repair services for all your timepiece needs. For any gift idea you have in mind, we’re always on-hand to discuss our collection of premium timepieces, luxury watch safes, winders, watch boxes and accessories.. We pride ourselves on providing world-class service, whether you’re purchasing from our online store or in-person. If you’d like to learn more about great gift ideas for the luxury watch collector in your life, contact us online or reach us by phone at 1 (877) 525-8880 today
A watch winder is an elegant way to keep and display your automatic timepieces, as well
as maintain their accuracy and save you time calibrating them. To help you get started on your quest for a high-end watch winder, we’ve assembled a list of some of our top luxury and limited edition watch winders currently available on the market.
For something truly breathtaking and for those with a deep pocketbook, the Italian luxury brand, Scatola del Tempo offers the diamond-encrusted 1RTM. A single unit watch winder elegantly set with 1,563 Top Wesselton WS 89.9 carat precious diamonds is an extravagant and magnificent way to display and wind your fine timepiece. However, consider another option, just as a wholly unique design, the 3RTM XXL is crafted to display up to three extra-large watches from a wide range of shapes and sizes. Any high-end watch winder that’s worth your time doubles as a practical winder (this one features ten rotating winding programs), and as a statement piece for your home or office. With exposed gears and an anodized aluminum exterior, the Scatola Del Tempo 3RTM XXL draws attention and redirects it to the gorgeous timepieces you choose to display in it.
A true masterpiece of design and functionality, the RDI K-10 Collection by Charles
Kaeser comes in several styles and designs. The high end watch winder with sleek modern style that utilizes classic design with state-of-the-art technology. The winding unit incorporates styling elements of smoke glass panels,chrome and carbon fiber accents, with metal decorative columns and fine leather interiors. The K-10 Collection features a robust frame with 16 programmable winding functions that are virtually silent. For something more ethereal, the RDI Signature LE Collection incorporates elements of nature with planetree, burr woods, exotic leathers and mother-of-pearl. The limited edition pieces are inspired by nature and designed by artists, each piece being unique, numbered, and one-of-a-kind.
The luxury of the Orbita Artisan Collection isn’t just in its luxurious watch winding wood
case but the craftsmanship featuring the art of intarsia design. Individual small wood pieces are meticulously assembled together in a puzzle like manner creating a beautiful, unique, one-of-a-kind patterned finish by the Italian artist Giuseppe Miniero. Each piece is a true work of art and limited in production. The watch winder is colorful with a lacquered wood finish with different design motifs, black velveteen suede lined interior, and a protective scratch resistant bottom to protect furniture. Another favorite and limited edition collection is the Ercolano line commissioned by the artist Ercolano Kandisky. Choose from single unit, double and triple unit watch winders painted with colorful abstract shapes and designs with a hi-gloss lacquered finish. The hinged lid has a beveled glass panel that displays your timepiece like a work of art framed around this stunning winding box. The Orbita Limited Edition Collections double as focal points for displaying and showcasing your favorite watches, while maintaining their winding specifications.
These are just a few choice pieces of our favorite high-end, prestigious watch winders available on the market today. We here at TimeScape strive to accommodate many tastes and styles of the discerning gentleman. We understand the world of watch winders, and will help in selecting just the right pairing to coincide with your wrist watch. If you take a liking to any of these items, contact us today for prices and availability.
We stand apart by providing top-of-the-line, expert service online and in our store. If you’re looking for innovative storage solutions and more, we’re confident that we can find the ideal high-end watch winder for your timepiece collection.