Introuducing Baume & Mercier Promesse

Shreve, Crump & Low is pleased to introduce the newest ladies collection of timepieces released by Baume et Mercier, Promesse.

Baume et Mercier was founded in 1830 and is the 7th oldest watch brand in the world. Entirely Swiss made, each timepiece is made with the pursuit of quality, reliability, and durability in mind. A Baume et Mercier timepiece is the only entirely Swiss made watch that can be found at a lower price point, making their timepieces affordable luxury.

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Baume et Mercier Promesse in stainless steel with a white mother-of-pearl & diamond set dial

The newest ladies collection, Promesse, continues Baume et Mercier’s timeless tradition of celebrating life’s special moments. Complete with an oval bezel and a round case, the Promesse is as eye-catching as it is precious.

From diamond bezels and markers to Baume et Mercier’s signature red gold and Mother of Pearl dials and inner bezels, stainless steel bracelets and satin straps, there is a Promesse for every woman.

Complete with a recessed crown, this watch is weightless on one’s wrist whether it is the 30mm or the 34 mm case size. Both contemporary sizes are available in a quartz movement or with an automatic caliber and 42-hour power reserve.

Sneak-peak wrist shot of the Baume et Mercier Promesse with a diamond bezel, mother of pearl inner bezel, and diamond markers on a stainless steel bracelet.

Sneak-peak wrist shot of the Baume et Mercier Promesse with a diamond bezel, mother of pearl inner bezel, and diamond markers on a stainless steel bracelet.

The beautifully detailed dial of the Promesse is certainly one of the main attractions. The engraving on the dial that creates a soft ripple effect from the center is complete with four Roman-numeral hour markers creating a balanced look.

Shreve, Crump & Low was lucky enough to have the opportunity to view three of the fourteen different styles available before they arrive in most retailers around the country! Most of the Promesse collection should be arriving in both Boston and Chestnut Hill by the end of September. We are looking forward to sharing this collection and helping celebrate your next life moment.

To view more from Baume et Mercier, please click here. To contact a Sales Associate for more detailed information about Promesse’s arrival, please click here.

 

 

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Takes Watchmaking To The Extreme

Jaeger-LeCoultre continues to push innovation to the limits. Unlike most collections available from Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Master Extreme collection dares to push the limits of watchmaking.

The latest edition to this ingenious collection is now available in our Newbury Street Watch Salon; the Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2

The Extreme LAB 2 features a mechanical chronograph movement which provides unrivaled precision and reliability in the most radical environments.

The inspiration for the Extreme LAB 2 comes from Jaeger’s Chronomètre Geophysic, which featured a certified chronometer intended for use by scientists exploring the most intense areas of the world and outer space, as the Chronomètre Geophysic was released in 1958, the same year that NASA was formed.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 Caseback

The 46.8mm case is extremely durable, comprised of a special combination of titanium and vanadium, known as TiVan15, used only by Jaeger-LeCoultre. This creation allows the case to be fifteen percent more scratch resistant than others simply made of titanium.

Additionally, the ceramic bezel is highly-scratch resistant, adding to the durability of this impressive timepiece. The ceramic crown operates with a internal pusher that permits the crown to be in one of three positions. The first is for winding purposes, followed by a GMT function and date adjustment, and lastly the ability to set the time.

With a clear sapphire crystal dial, it’s possible to see the inner caliber 781 movement, made entirely in-house by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Made of 569 different pieces, the 781 movement is accented with 70 jewels, most of which can be seen through the exhibition case-back.

Arguably one of the coolest skeletonized watches, this piece is even more remarkable in person! Be sure to visit before this watch is gone! To inquire about this timepiece, or other Jaeger-LeCoultre models, please click here. To view the complete Jaeger-LeCoultre collection, please click here.

 

 

 

 

A. Lange & Söhne Strikes Gold

A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Striking Time in Pink Gold

A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Striking Time in Pink Gold

The latest impressive timepiece now available at Shreve, Crump & Low is the amazing Zeitwerk Striking Time in stunning Pink Gold.

As the world’s first mechanical wristwatch with a jumping-numerals display and a visible chiming mechanism, A. Lange & Söhne once again proved their innovative capabilities in the competitive watch world. Each hour is marked by a forceful low-pitched tone while each quarter of an hour is indicated by a thrilling, clear high-pitched tone.

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The signature “hammer” that strikes to indicate the time every quarter hour and hour.

The impressive appearance of this incredible timepiece paired with an astonishing movement make the Zeitwerk Striking Time one of the world’s most sought after pieces. A tribute to the classic A. Lange & Söhne outsized date style, the hour and minute indicators are very prominent within the dial. A subsidiary seconds dial and an UP/DOWN power reserve indicator complement the minute and hour windows completing the bold look of the watch.

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The exhibition case back of the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Striking Time

With a diameter of 44.2 millimeters, this timepiece is sure to be the attraction at any type of event. A total of 528 movement parts decorated with 78 various jewels only add to the aesthetic beauty of the caseback. When fully wound, the Zeitwerk Striking Time lasts up to 36 hours.

Unlike it’s platinum partner who is limited to 100 pieces, the Pink Gold Striking Time is easier to obtain, yet still very difficult. Every year, A. Lange & Söhne produces less than 6,000 timepieces, each more remarkable than the previous, all difficult to collect. Shreve, Crump & Low boasts one of the most impressive collections of new and pre-owned A. Lange & Söhne timepieces in the United States.

Though this particular timepiece is a staff favorite, we invite you to view some of the other A. Lange & Söhne’s in the collection here. To discuss A. Lange & Söhne with one of our watch specialists or view this impressive timepiece in person, please click here to schedule an appointment. However, act fast, as this timepiece is soon to sell!

OMEGA Ambassador Wins The PGA Championship!

Shreve, Crump & Low would like to congratulate Rory McIlroy for winning the 2014 PGA Championship!

OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra "Golf"

OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra “Golf”

For years, OMEGA has been committed to growing awareness for the sport of golf on a global scale. To further it’s efforts with the game, they have created three different models of Seamaster Aqua Terra.

Since 2013, Rory McIlroy has been one of OMEGA’s many brand ambassadors in the world of professional golf. After winning the 2014 PGA Champhionship, McIlroy was presented the OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra “Golf”. This version of the iconic Seamaster Aqua Terra has very distinct green elements on the dial, including the second hand which is finished with green varnish. This 41.5 mm stainless steel case is also water resistant to 15 bar (150 meters or 500 feet).

OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra "Golf" Ryder Cup Edition

OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra “Golf” Ryder Cup Edition

Another model of the Seamaster Aqua Terra “Golf” is made to commemorate the Ryder Cup. The accents on this particular model match the colors of the Ryder Cup logo, using 18K gold for the second hand as well as facetted blue hour and minute hands complete with red accents.

The third model in the Aqua Terra “Golf” line is the black dial complete with a Barénia® leather strap. This particular brand of leather is known to contain ‘natural patina’ which changes color with every wear. Starting at a light brown, over time the leather strap becomes a much darker brown while still retaining its original natural appearance.

OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra "Golf" with Patina Leather Strap

OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra “Golf” with Patina Leather Strap

Each of the three Seamaster Aqua Terra “Golf” models include a new Master Co-Axial calibre recently released by OMEGA; the Master Co-Axial calibre 8500. This movement differs from previous Co-Axial movements in that the calibre 8500 has a greater resistance to magnetic fields.

To learn more about OMEGA, please click here. To inquire about the availability of these timepieces, or other OMEGA models, please click here. To view other timepieces available at Shreve, Crump & Low, please click here.

 

The Ultimate Dive Watch

White Dial Aquatimer Chronograph

White Dial IWC Aquatimer Chronograph

The new line of IWC Aquatimers has arrived at our Newbury Street Watch Salon. With numerous new features, these Aquatimers are one tool that no diver should be without.

New this year is an increased pressure-resistance to 30 bar (300 meters), which provides a larger safety margin when diving to great depths. The new IWC bracelet quick-change system, makes swapping the steel bracelet for a rubber strap and vice versa literally a “snap”.

IWC Aquatimer Chronograph

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The silver-plated dial (seen on the left) is particularly elegant, yet playful: the color of the inlaid luminescent material is slightly more discreet, which enhances greatly its legibility in the depths of the your diving adventures. In those darker conditions, two different SuperLumiNova lume options increase the sight in the dark: a bright white hue combined with a pleasant and fitting light marine green tone.

Measuring 42mm, the 30120 caliber movement is housed in a polished and brushed steel case automatically equipped with an innovative internal/external rotating bezel complete, with a SafeDive system.

Unlike the former Aquatimer model with it’s sapphire crystal bezel, the 2014 model harkens back to the origins of the collection houses an inner bezel, as well as an outer one.  The quasi-internal bezel is easily operated by turning outer bezel. The outer-bezel can turn freely in clockwise or counter-clockwise, however, the inner-bezel will only move in the counter-clockwise position for the accidental safety of the diver.  Overall it is an easy to use and delightful case complication.

To inquire about the availability of these fantastic new dive watches, please click here. To view other IWC timepieces, please click here.

 

Boston’s Best of Watches!

Shreve, Crump & Low is pleased to announce our Newbury Street Watch Salon has once again won Boston Magazine’s Best of Watches!

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All Fifteen Brands Available at Our Newbury Street Watch Salon, including our Pre-Owned Collection with brands such as Rolex and Patek Philippe

First winners in 2013, Shreve, Crump & Low is on top again! With fifteen different watch brands offered, our collection is taken to the next level thanks to our exceptionally knowledgeable Watch Specialists who turn a quick visit off the street into an in-depth conversation about the past, present and future of the watch industry.

As a watch novice or an avid watch collector, we invite you to join us at our Newbury Street Watch Salon for a truly unique experience. Shreve, Crump & Low could not become the Best of Boston without having the opportunity to serve Boston’s finest.

 

 

Featured – Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 976

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 976Shreve, Crump & Low’s latest featured timepiece is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Grande Reverso 976. Its reversible case, its pure, geometrical shapes and its instantly recognizable style place the Reverso firmly in the highly selective category of authentic fine watchmaking icons. This timeless classic appears here in a resolutely masculine large-size version. Its sleek elegance is highlighted by a refined silver-coloured or black dial with various finishes, while the transparent case-back reveals the movement.

An efficient and intelligent new-generation calibre, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 976
An efficient and intelligent new-generation calibre, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 976Fitted with an exhibition back, the reverse side of the watch reveals the mechanical manually-wound movement, the latest in the line of Jaeger-LeCoultre 970 calibres, including a variable-inertia balance to guarantee enhanced rating stability and a high frequency. The hour hand may be independently adjusted using the crown.

Dial decoration, Grande Reverso 976
Dial decoration, Grande Reverso 976An elegant dual-finish dial comprising a satin-brushed rim and an interior adorned with a Clous de Paris or hobnail pattern. These two zones are delineated by the famous “railway track” minute circle. Moreover, the small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock lends a touch of horological refinement ot the dial and accentuates the precision of the movement.

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For more information on Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 976,
please contact us or visit our Boston Flagship store.