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As part of its Clifton Collection, Baume & Mercier is expanding its offerings with a new series of timepieces, the Clifton Club, for men who want a multipurpose, stylish sports watch. Contemporary, refined and athletic, the Clifton Club boasts a distinctive, elegant design that offers style, functionality and comfort.

Attractive and modern, the Clifton Club was designed for adventure. Water resistant to 100 meters and ideal for watersports and boating, the Clifton Club is the watch you’ll never want to take off.

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Powered by a Swiss-made mechanical self-winding movement with date function, the Clifton Club is available in several elegant and sporty versions:

  • Polished/satin-finished stainless steel case with a black or white dial and the “All Road” calfskin strap
  • Polished/satin-finished stainless steel case with a blue or black dial and a steel bracelet.
  • All-black version with a black dial and a stainless steel case with a black sandblasted ADLC finish.

All the finishes are done by hand in line with the watchmaking traditions of Geneva. The beveled edge is polished and the top is vertically satin-brushed, along with the case band on the all-steel versions. These contrasting polished and satin finishes highlight the elegant bevel that runs around the case. The black version in sand-blasted ADLC steel gives this timepiece a modern matte look.

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With the double finish, polished edges and sand-blasted center, the bezel of the Clifton Club is a standout. The numerals are filled by hand with long-lasting lacquer in orange, or in black for the all-steel and leather versions. A steel ADLC ring is integrated to the black version and a steel/aluminum ring for the blue version.

Baume & Mercier Corporate Gifts

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Baume & Mercier, the seventh-oldest watchmaking house in the world, makes watches to mark memories. It’s the perfect timepiece with which to commemorate your business’s most important moments.

  • Reward your employees for outstanding work or loyalty.
  • Celebrate the retirement of your employees.
  • Motivate your team.
  • Celebrate the signing of an important contract.
  • Thank a client and strengthen customer loyalty.
  • Celebrate a key date in the life of your company.

Baume & Mercier lets you create a personalized watch from more than 20 choices, including model, strap, dial and case back personalization. Even the dial can be personalized with your company’s logo.

Five Reasons to Choose Baume & Mercier for Your Corporate Gifts

  1. Classical, elegant watches with contemporary, timeless design.
  2. Diverse offerings for men and women with Swiss-made quartz and automatic movements.
  3. Quality Swiss-made watches at competitive prices.
  4. Responsive, flexible service adapted to your requests and needs.
  5. 24-month guarantee worldwide.

To browse an exquisite collection of Baume & Mercier timepieces, visit Eiseman at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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You know the old saying, “A chain is only as good as its weakest link”? The same principle holds true for watches. The choice of materials is an essential link in the long chain of processes that go into creating an exceptional timepiece.

Here’s a look at some of the extraordinary materials that go into the making of today’s luxury watches.

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The Avenger Hurricane is a new chronograph from Breitling that pushes many technological boundaries. The watch case is made of Breitlight®, which is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel, but significantly harder.

This exclusive high-tech material boasts a number of qualities — exceptional resistance to scratches, traction and corrosion, anti-magnetism, thermal stability and anti-allergic properties — as well as a touch that is warmer than metal.

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Amorphous Diamond-Like Carbon

Amorphous diamond-like carbon, or ADLC, is a highly elastic coating developed by Cartier that exhibits some of the basic properties of a diamond; it is extremely hard and smooth, almost scratch-free and fingerprint-proof. This coating creates a layer that is self-lubricating, shock-resistant and unaffected by constant wear.

In 2014, Cartier shocked the watch world by introducing an ISO-certified dive watch: The Calibre De Cartier Diver. The following year, it introduced an update to that diver in black ADLC with a black rotating bezel offsetting the dial that mimics the Chronograph.

Baume & Mercier has a new collection of sports watches called The Clifton Club. One of the five versions available at launch features a black ADLC-coated steel case with a black dial and matching black bezel and rubber strap.

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Ceramics

The high-tech materials on watches are ceramics. Ceramics are extremely hard — usually more than three or four times harder than stainless steel. This gives them incredible resistance to wear, which is the loss of materials that are in moving contact for long periods of time.

Thanks to ceramics, mechanical watches can run for years, and their usage on watch cases means less scratches. Swiss luxury watchmakers Audemars Piguet and Jaeger-LeCoultre both feature ceramics heavily in their watches.

To learn more about the materials in your favorite luxury timepieces, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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In the past, many people had one classic watch they wore with everything. But today, more and more individuals own multiple watches for a variety of styles and occasions. Many modern men and women have one classic, sophisticated watch for the office and nights out, one casual watch for weekends and one durable watch for outdoor adventures. 

If you’re interested in switching up the look of your watch without committing to an entirely new timepiece, consider changing out your watch’s strap. It’s a clever, stylish way to get some extra style mileage out of the timepieces you do own.

Make It Yours

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Custom straps and bracelets are a great way to make your watch a true extension of your personality and sense of style. Switching out your watch’s strap will allow you to get multiple looks out of one piece and to put your personal stamp on a treasured possession. 

Make An Old Watch New

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Since a watch’s strap usually receives the brunt of a watch’s wear and tear, replacing it can work wonders for the look and longevity of your piece. And by choosing a luxury material, an interesting texture or a bold color for your strap, you’ll make a big difference in the overall style of your watch. 

Time for a Change

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Watch straps come in a vast variety of materials, colors, linings, stitching and widths, so the options really are limitless. Even if your style leans conservative and quintessentially classic, switching out your strap for something more unique is a great way to experiment with your personal style with minimal risk. Consider choosing an eye-catching stingray, ostrich or sharkskin strap, which can offer some visual interest without looking over-the-top. 

To shop our exquisite collection of timepieces and watch straps, visit Eiseman at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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In horology, the study of timekeeping, a complication is any feature of a watch other than the simple display of hours and minutes. Complications can display anything from today’s date to the current time in all of the world’s time zones.

Complications are what give timepieces identity in the watchmaking world. They’re the special functions displayed on a watch’s face to enhance or simplify the wearer’s life. They can serve multiple complex functions and may even take years to create.

Here are some of the complications to keep out eye out for when shopping for a timepiece.

Perpetual Calendar

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The perpetual calendar is the most complex type of calendar feature in watchmaking. It’s also one of the most useful complications in all of horology. It displays the day of the month, the day of the week, day, date, month and year in leap year cycle and it only needs to be adjusted once every 100 years. If kept wound, a watch with a perpetual calendar like the Big Pilot’s watch Antoine De Saint Exupery edition, will not require any adjustments until the year 2100 at the earliest.

Tourbillon 

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Tourbillons are the pinnacle of fine watchmaking. The tourbillon (French for “whirlwind”) was created back when wristwatches hadn’t been invented yet and pocket watches were still all the rage. The problem was that these watches spent a lot of time positioned vertically in a gentleman’s pocket or lying horizontally on a table. Being stuck in these positions for long periods decreased the accuracy of the watch, so this rotating cage was invented to keep the escapement in constant motion.

Tourbillons are usually finished by hand and made up of more than 40 parts using lightweight metals like aluminum and titanium. Making them requires a special set of tools, a tremendous amount of skill and a lot of patience — some take up to 18 months to make.

Double Chronograph

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A double chronograph watch displays two stopwatches that can be used at the same time. It has two second hands, one on top of the other. One hand moves continuously while the other one can be stopped, started or reset to zero. The first push releases both hands. While one hand continues registering the time, the other hand can be stopped over and over. A double chronograph also has what’s called a return pusher, which will stop both hands and bring them back to zero. IWC Schaffhausen’s Pilot Antoine De Saint Exupery edition is a great example of a sleek double chronograph timepiece.

Retrograde

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Retrogrades display a factor of time in a ½ circle or ¼ circle action in which the hand cycles back to the starting point rather than making a full rotation of dial. In the Drive De Cartier 2nd time, the retrograde displays the second time zone.

World Time Zone

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In the past, travelers were forced to constantly adjust their watches as they moved from place to place. The World Time Zone feature changed all that. It’s made up of a rotating inner bezel with 24-hour display and an outer bezel listing the major cities in each of the 24 time zones. This complication makes it easy to know what time it is in every part of the world at a glance.

If you’re in search of a luxury timepiece and want more information on the complications that are available, visit the watch experts at Eiseman Jewels. They’ll steer you toward the perfect piece that you’ll be proud to show off for years to come.

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Finding the perfect holiday gift for that special person in your life can be stressful and confusing. There are so many options, it can be hard to know what to choose.

Luckily for you, the experts at Eiseman Jewels have put together this gift guide to help you delight your loved one this holiday season. 

GIFTS FOR HER

Messika Double Ring

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If you’re looking for a chic piece that she doesn’t already have in her jewelry box, look no further than Messika’s 18-karat white gold Glam’azone ring. This unique piece can be worn two ways: with both rings on one finger or with each ring worn individually.

Lika Behar Gold Hoop Earrings

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These easy-to-wear 24-karat yellow gold Lika Behar hoop earrings will quickly become the shining stars of her everyday jewelry wardrobe.

Tudor Watch

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The Tudor Glamour Date Watch is a go-anywhere, do-anything luxury timepiece that can keep up with a woman’s active lifestyle. It features a black diamond-set dial, steel bracelet and self-winding mechanical movement.

Emerald Cut Engagement Ring

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It’s impossible to go wrong with a recommendation from Richard Eiseman himself. His choice for the gift of the season? This absolutely breathtaking 13.49-carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring. The center stone is flanked by two trapezoids cut stones for a total diamond carat weight of 15.29.

Sloane Street Necklace

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Want to profess your love and appreciation with something a little more exotic? Try this 18-karat white gold pendant necklace that features a gorgeous combination of Ethiopian opal beads, apatite beads, black opal, blue opal and triangular crystal opal with a pavé diamond rim.

GIFTS FOR HIM

Drive de Cartier 

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This beautiful Drive de Cartier watch is brought to life by the in-house Cartier Manufacture Movement. Its unique cushion-shaped 18-karat pink gold case, brown semi-matte alligator skin strap and sapphire crystal make it an extraordinary gift with which to celebrate the season. 

Breitling Avenger Hurricane 

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For the man who is bold, adventurous and ready for action, the Breitling Avenger Hurricane is the ideal gift. This robust military timepiece is constructed from a futuristic material called Breitlight®, which is 5.8 times lighter and significantly harder than steel, making it ultra-light and ultra-sturdy. It’s equipped with a military-style 24-hour display, and its all-black look is enhanced by yellow accents and aviation-inspired numerals.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King

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If you’ve got a watch buff in your life, chances are he can’t wait to get his hands on the new Oyster Perpetual Rolex Air King. It features a distinctive black dial with large 3, 6 and 9 numerals marking the hours, an Oyster case crafted from a solid block of corrosion-resistant 904L steel, and a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. 

Still having trouble selecting the perfect gift from our picks? Don’t fret. Our in-store experts are here to help you find a one-of-a-kind piece to wow any recipient this season. Stop by NorthPark Center in Dallas to visit us at Eiseman Jewels

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Luxury timepieces are meant to give their owners decades of trouble-free wear. You’ve probably spent a great deal of time and money on your automatic watches, and you may even be looking to pass your luxury timepieces down as heirlooms.

To ensure their efficiency and proper care, it’s vital to keep these timepieces secure in a watch winder when they’re not being worn. A watch winder will secure your investment by keeping your high-end watches safely stored and fully wound.

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Your automatic timepiece is designed to stay fully wound while you are wearing it, but most watches stop running after a day or two of not being worn. A watch winder’s motor is carefully calibrated to mimic the movement of your wrist, which is the optimal way to wind automatic watches. And while each timepiece has different requirements for winding, each winder can be specifically programmed to meet those requirements.

Watches with perpetual calendars or moon phases may be very complicated and time-consuming to reset on a regular basis. A watch winder will practically eliminate the need to readjust the settings on these watches.

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Many models can wind multiple timepieces simultaneously, making them even more useful for those who own more than one automatic timepiece. This means you can have multiple watches ready to be worn at the same time.

Additionally, these timepieces are true works of art, so it’s nice to have a place to display them properly. Many watch winders are showpieces themselves and just as beautiful as the watches they protect.

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The love and care that goes into the creation of a high-end watch should equal the love and care that go into its upkeep. To see our exquisite collection of timepieces, visit Eiseman at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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Giving the gift of fine jewelry is always a good way to let someone know how much you care. But if you’re looking to go above and beyond for that special someone, consider having a personalized message engraved on a pendant, watch or ring. A sweet note of love, appreciation or friendship is just the thing to take a piece of jewelry from lovely to extraordinary.

Read on to learn a few ways you can leave your mark on a special piece of jewelry.

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Wedding Bands

Adding a special engraved message is the perfect way to add that touch of romance and personality to your wedding bands. You might choose to engrave your wedding date, the coordinates of your wedding venue or a certain sentiment that means a lot to you both — the options are only limited by your imagination. Some couples take things a step further and use jewels as spacers between the month, day and year of their engraved date.

If you’re no longer newlyweds but are instead celebrating an upcoming wedding anniversary, you can choose to have your wedding bands engraved in honor of the many happy years you’ve spent together. Engraving your wedding bands is a romantic gesture and a lasting expression of love between you and your spouse. Engraved rings are likely to become family heirlooms that will be passed down from generation to generation.

Watches

Engraved watches are timeless gifts for marking a special occasion for grooms, groomsmen, graduates and fathers alike. A beautiful watch is a fashionable yet practical gift that a man will use throughout his entire life, and adding an engraved sentiment will transform that timepiece into something that’s uniquely him. It will remind him of that certain milestone — whether it be a birthday, anniversary, promotion or holiday — and that special someone who was there to share it with him.

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Pendants

Once you’ve found a special piece of jewelry for a special person, turn it into a one-of-a-kind gift with an engraved message. Personalized pendants make thoughtful, meaningful gifts that will be cherished for years to come. Give an engraved pendant necklace for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries or even “just because.”

For an exquisite selection of jewelry and timepieces to personalize, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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Motorsports and watches share a lot in common. First and foremost, they’re both driven by precision. Cars and watches are both ever-evolving machines that continuously embrace cutting-edge new technologies, but never abandon their roots. On the race track, down-to-the-millisecond timekeeping is usually performed by a prominent watch brand, and it’s this symbiotic relationship between racing and watches that keeps fans wound up.

Man’s fascination with motorized vehicles has been around since the days of the Ford Model T. Throughout the years, that fascination has fueled life-long passions, pursuits and even careers. Many fans have classic movie stars and professional racing drivers to thank for their love of cars and fine timepieces. Legendary actor and racecar driver Paul Newman’s go-to was the Rolex Daytona. Nowadays, drivers like Lewis Hamilton wear IWC, while Jackie Stewart wore Rolex.

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The relationship between cars and watches all began with the dashboard chronograph, which was patented by the TAG Heuer company in 1911. Next came the wristwatch. In the 1930s, when motorsports was still in its infancy, racecar drivers wore watches to help measure performance. By the 1960s, the U.S. had entered the golden age of racing, and brands began to craft watches aimed at drivers and audiences alike.

Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

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Since 1962, racing legends from around the world have descended upon Daytona, FL every year to compete in this grueling 24-hour marathon. The race is notoriously merciless on both driver and machine, but to the victor go the spoils: winners receive a Rolex Daytona watch.

IWC Sponsors Mercedes F1

Mercedes-AMG and IWC Schaffhausen have developed a strong bond over their shared strengths in the field of engineering. In celebration of that bond, the two companies partnered to create the Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic, introduced in 2013 in honor of IWC’s sponsorship of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 team.

To browse an exquisite selection of timepieces, race over to Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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Every timepiece we offer at Eiseman Jewels is crafted to provide its wearer with decades of trouble-free enjoyment. But much like the car you drive or the house you live in, your timepiece’s efficiency, durability and beauty depends upon regular professional maintenance.

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At Eiseman Jewels, we believe that factory-authorized service is essential to the life and longevity of your watch. Depending on the manufacturer, your watch requires service by a factory-authorized professional every three to 10 years. When you bring your watch to Eiseman Jewels for service, you can rest assured knowing that factory-trained watchmakers will perform the required work using only original factory parts available through authorized agents like Eiseman Jewels. We even staff our own in-house watchmaker who handles many of these repairs in the salon.

Furthermore, you’ll know that these watchmakers will follow factory protocol throughout entire process, including disassembly, movement cleaning, component replacement, lubrication, timing calibration, case and bracelet refinishing, movement reassembly and re-casing, waterproof testing and quality control testing.

We service all the fine brands we represent, including:

ROLEX
IWC
Cartier
Ulysse Nardin
Vacheron Constantin
Breitling
Jaeger-LeCoultre
Baume & Mercier
Audemars Piguet
Louis Moinet

We also service Omega, Panerai, A. Lange & Söhne, Patek Phillipe, Hermès, Blancpain, Piaget and Tudor, along with many other Swiss brands.

Factory-authorized service ensures the accuracy, function and durability of your watch through technical expertise and high-quality parts. And when there are almost as many steps to maintaining your watch as there are moving parts, why would you entrust the job to anyone else?

To see all of our beautiful timepieces and learn more about our brands and factory service offerings, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.



Baselworld 2016

Baselworld is the most highly acclaimed watch and jewelry show in the world. It’s where the crème de la crème of the diamond, gemstone and pearl industries unite to showcase their most spectacular pieces. We at Eiseman Jewels attend in order to find those rare and unusual diamonds, gemstones and gold for our clients.

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Each year at Baselworld, we visit with the industry’s most important diamond houses and rare gemstones dealers and scout the millions of square feet of space to discover the finest new goldsmiths, pearl harvesters and designers. And we could not be more excited to share the treasures we found with you — they will begin arriving at the store in April.

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Baselworld is also where we first see new releases from many of our watch manufacturers. By attending, we are able to procure the new models, limited-editions and hard-to-find pieces from Rolex, Ulysse Nardin, Breitling and Louis Moinet. A significant number of the worldwide brands were present, and trends and developments in the world of timekeeping were at the forefront of the event.

 
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This year, Rolex presented several new Oyster models — including the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, Oyster Perpetual Datejust 28, Oyster Perpetual PearlMaster 39 Diamond and Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master— and reintroduced the AirKing 40. But the brand’s most talked-about debut was the new version of their Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in 904L steel with a monobloc cerachrom bezel. Look for these new models in our store in the coming months.

For more than 170 years, Ulysse Nardin has been a leader in innovative technology and creative designs and movements, and this year, the company introduced several new references. The Grand Deck demonstrates an unmistakably nautical design showcasing a technological breakthrough for the Marine Chronometer family. The new Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar created buzz for its great design and good looks, but also for its impressive mechanical achievement.

Louis Moinet recently rewrote thehistory of the chronograph with the discovery that watchmaker Louis Moinet actually invented the chronograph in 1816 — years before the world had come to believe it had been invented. At Basel, new introductions included a new reference of the Louis Moinet Memoris Chronograph Starry Night. Other Notable Models include the Moinet Oil Derrick and Derrick Gaz Tourbillon.

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Jewelry trends included lots of rose gold and warmer metals with white and chocolate diamonds. Long chains and layered looks were still going strong.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see all the beautiful pieces we find on our travels. To see them in person, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.