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From the very beginning, Ulysse Nardin timepieces have been remarkable for their innovation and prize-winning precision. Established in 1846 by its then-23-year-old namesake, Ulysse Nardin, the brand carries on both the name and the innovative, resourceful spirit of its founder to this very day.

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Nardin was a man with a vision. He was convinced of two things: a rising demand for precision marine and pocket chronometers, and his ability to meet that demand. And he wasted no time striking out on his own after working as an apprentice to the leading Swiss watchmakers of the day.ulysse nardin

By the 1870s, over 50 navies and international shipping companies were equipped with Ulysse Nardin marine deck chronometers, providing sailors instruments for accuracy and efficiency across trades and continents. Ulysse Nardin’s navigational timepieces would come to set the standard for precision in both civil and military realms and establish his legacy for generations to come.   ulysse nardin

The company would go on to break 50 years of records for chronometer performances at the Neuchâtel Observatory (which rated accuracy in Swiss timepiece movements) and win more than 4,300 watchmaking awards, including 18 international gold medals. And in 1989, a Ulysse Nardin watch entered the Guinness Book of Records as the timepiece with the most functions following the launch of the Astrolabium Galileo Galilei watch.

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The new millennium brought about the launch of the Freak, the revolutionary seven-day tourbillon-carousel with no true case, crown or hands. Its movement pivots on itself to indicate time — a first in watchmaking. This penchant for technology and innovation goes back to the company’s inception and has made Ulysse Nardin a legendary figure in Swiss watchmaking.ulysse nardin

To see our entire selection of incredible Ulysse Nardin timepieces firsthand, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas. 

watch complications

In the field of horology (the study of watchmaking), a complication is any function on a watch that does more than tell time. From simple date displays to tachymeters to moon phases, complications contain dozens and dozens of moving parts and can sometimes take years to create. They perform and display special functions to enhance or simplify the wearer’s life. In some cases, complications even have life-saving capabilities, such as monitoring oxygen levels during deep sea diving.

Complications are what take a watch from a casual accessory to a sophisticated timepiece and a true marvel of engineering. Read on to learn about a few different watch complications you may see on fine timepieces in the Eiseman Jewels collection.

Retrograde

A retrograde is a complex movement complication in which the measurement (the day of the week, the date, the month, etc.) is shown in a semi-circle or arc pattern instead of a full circle. Rather than rotating a full 360 degrees, as it would in a traditional watch, the indicator hand bounces or jumps back to the beginning when it has finished the sequence.

Perpetual Calendar

The perpetual calendar is the most complex type of calendar feature that exists in horology, making it rare and highly valuable. It’s also one of the most useful complications — it can account for all 30 and 31-day months, as well as February 28 or 29 during a leap year. It displays the day of the month and the day of the week, and it only needs to be adjusted once a century. (Yes, once a century!)

If kept wound, a watch with a perpetual calendar will not require any adjustments until the year 2100 at the earliest — leap years are skipped at the turn of a century, so the normal mechanical calculations require a nudge forward at the end of February.

Minute Repeater

A minute repeater is a function that causes the watch to chime out the time. It operates on demand when the wearer wants to check the time, in which case he or she activates it manually. Inside the watch, small hammers within the movement strike gongs to create sound to represent time. Minute repeaters generally use three different notes to audibly tell time: the first note counts out the hours, the second note counts the quarter hours and the last note counts the minutes. The minute repeater’s beauty and complexity is a marvel you must see and hear for yourself.

For a closer look at some of our exquisite timepieces or to speak to an expert about a particular watch or complication, visit 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.

Baselworld 2016

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.



Pantone color of the year

WHAT IS THE PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR?

Think of it as the shade of things to come, a prediction of mood and attitude and what will best represent cultural trends. It’s a color that’s expected to appear everywhere in the coming year, from runways and album covers to home décor and advertising. And for the first time ever, it’s actually two shades: Rose Quartz and Serenity.

Pantone color of the year

According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, “Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness, as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”

WHY THEY WERE CHOSEN

The reason they were named as a pair is a sign of the times. Pantone wanted a color that’s not identified as feminine or masculine, but rather one that reflected a larger societal trend toward gender equality.

HOW TO WEAR THE COLORS

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Women

Gray, both heather and charcoal shades, complements Rose Quartz. They combine to form a soft, feminine palette that’s infinitely wearable year-round. Plum also makes for a pretty partner—just make sure it’s on the darker side of the spectrum. To pair with Serenity, look for shades of tan, from almond to camel, when choosing bags and shoes. Last year’s Pantone color Marsala also works well.

Pantone color of the year

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Men

A Rose Quartz-colored button-down is a good investment for guys. It can be worn with a gray suit or under a gray sweater in winter and with a navy blazer and dark jeans in summer. Those same dark jeans work with Serenity’s light blue without being too monochromatic. Think soft blue sweaters in colder months and light-blue shorts in warmer ones.

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Jewelry

In addition to the obvious rose quartz stone, manganite, pink diamonds and pink sapphires are all on trend for the Rose Quartz hue. On the Serenity side, aquamarine, blue topaz, turquoise and blue agate fit the bill beautifully.

For more jewelry ideas, visit us at Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.



luxury gifts for him and her

Is there someone special you’d love to wow this holiday season? There’s nothing like the gift of jewelry if you’re aiming to impress. That’s why we asked the specialists at Eiseman Jewels to recommend the pieces they’d give this year—both for him and for her.

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Kevin Hopper

For her, it’s the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous. It features a silver guilloché dial, diamond bezel, solid 18-karat rose gold with steel case and bracelet, and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

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Michael Johnson

For her, an elegant handcrafted diamond platinum and 18-karat yellow gold ring. The ring is set with a stunning 6.05-carat cushion fancy yellow diamond in the center with perfectly matched half-moon and shield sides.

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Urek Reznilk

For her, Urek likes the one-of-a-kind Seaman Schepps Rio Bracelet with 18-karat gold and multi-colored cabochon gemstones, available exclusively at Eiseman.

Karen Miller

For her, Karen recommends the 18-karat platinum ring with rare natural fancy color diamonds from the Eiseman Collection.

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Richard Eiseman

For her, Richard suggests three pairs of earrings in one! The interchangeable, emerald-cut diamond earrings from the Eiseman Collection can be worn three ways—and you’ll get three times the credit for giving such an incredible gift.

 

Marni Blair Mulvey

For her, Marni loves how meaningful the Temple St. Clair Tree of Life Collection pendant and locket is—especially when you allow Eiseman Jewels to engrave a personalized message, transforming it into an heirloom piece to be treasured for generations.

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Mike Hopper

For him, give the Royal Oak self-winding watch from Audemars Piguet—one of the oldest family-owned watch manufacturers in the world, with an annual production of 37,000 watches worldwide. The design is the original from 1972, and each watch is meticulously hand-polished.

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Helene Whissen

For her, Helene suggests thinking outside the hoop with the Eiseman Collection In-and-Out Curl Hoop, which has a total diamond carat weight of 1.28 and a 1.83-carat white sapphire center.

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Jonathan Hostler

For him, the Ulysse Nardin Skeleton Tourbillon is made all the more covetable by the fact that only 99 total pieces have been manufactured worldwide.

 

Lin Gonzales

Lin suggests the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak for both him and her. Her wrist will dazzle in this coveted 18k pink gold timepiece with a 33mm diamond bezel tapisserie dial. He will always arrive on time with his 18k pink gold watch with 41mm silver grande tapisserie dial on an alligator strap.

 

Marjorie Hostler

For him and her, choose matching Clé de Cartier timepieces, Cartier’s newest models. Featuring Cartier’s distinctive rose gold elongated crowns, both the men’s 40 mm and women’s 35mm include caliber in-house movement, 1847 MC with power reserve of 48 hours and exhibition back showcasing decorated movement.

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Steve Phillips

For him, Steve loves the Chronomat Breitling 44 Jet Team watch.

 

Victor Bradford

For them both, Victor likes these two men’s watches that women can wear as well—the Rolex Cellini Time Collection and the Sky-Dweller.

 

Heather Cosmano

For her, the diamond and black ceramic diva ring and bracelet from Roberto Demeglio.

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Andre Vorster

For him, consider the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Tourbillion Dual Time watch in rose gold with an alligator strap.

Let the experts at Eiseman Jewels help you choose the perfect gift for the one you love. Visit the store at NorthPark Center in Dallas.