Grand Seiko Roadshow 2013 December 13th- Don’t Miss Out!

Grand Seiko Roadshow and Astron GPS Test Drive at AZ Fine Time Dec. 13th 2013

A friendly reminder that December 13th from 3-7pm, Arizona Fine Time will be hosting our 4th annual Grand Seiko Roadshow!  For those who have not attended, or seen in the past, Seiko USA brings out one of their master watchmakers from Japan, to actually assemble a Grand Seiko movement here in our retail store.  This year is very special indeed, as Seiko is bringing back one of their top Spring Drive watchmakers, Mr. Junya Kamijo!

Grand Seiko Roadshow and Astron GPS Test Drive at AZ Fine Time Dec. 13th 2013

Grand Seiko Roadshow and Astron GPS Test Drive at AZ Fine Time Dec. 13th 2013

Mr. Kamijo was the 1st Grand Seiko watchmaker to visit us for our Roadshow in 2010.  Thanks to the watch he wore on his wrist, the Snowflake SBGA011, everyone discovered the inspiration of this timepiece and it has now become the most popular Grand Seiko model in the collection.  Mr. Kamijo will be autographing watch boxes for those who purchase a Grand Seiko during the event.  If you cannot attend, but wish to make a purchase and get the autographed box, please call us to make arrangements.  We are very proud and excited to have him back and show off his tremendous skill at AZFT once more!

Seiko Astron GPS Japanese Market On top of the amazing event we will be hosting for Grand Seiko, we will also be doing demonstrations on the latest and greatest technology from Seiko, known as the Astron GPS Solar.  We will have great presentations, interactive displays, and even be raffling off about 40 free Seiko XNY watches to people who “Test Drive” the Seiko Astron GPS.  We will also be presenting a group of very limited release models, that are typically not sold within the US market.  Another great treat for all in attendance!

Grand Seiko Roadshow 2013 Another very special guest who has visited our store many times before as Senior VP of Seiko USA, is coming back in his new role as President of Seiko USA, Mr. Yosh Kawada.  We’ll be looking forward to his visit along with many others from Seiko USA and Japan!

For the event, we will have complimentary food and drink, complimentary cigars by Diamond Crown, and some other great bonuses.  We hope you join us, our other guests, and Seiko enthusiasts from all over the world.  One thing we know for sure, this will be a night to remember for watch collectors!

If you plan on visiting our store in Scottsdale, please feel free to contact us for discounted rates at nearby hotels, suggestions for dining, and any other possible thing we can help with.  Please call 1-800-486-3996 for information.

We will also have live feed of the event, videos, pictures and much more to keep those who couldn’t make it entertained with all the Seiko goodness.

Thank you and hope to see you there!

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Great JEANRICHARD Launch Party At AZ Fine Time

JeanRichard Launch Party At AZ Fine TimeOn Thursday Nov. 14th, AZ Fine Time hosted our official launch party for JEANRICHARD watches and their new limited edition, the Neroscope chronograph.  The night was a success with a great turn out, tremendous interest in the brand and even a good handful of promotional items gifted throughout the night.  Of course, it wouldn’t have been a great event if we didn’t sell a few JeanRichards, but we had that covered too.  The launch party  coincided with a Davidoff cigar event featuring their Zino Platinum. They brought a mobile cigar lounge for our customers to enjoy, and this certainly added to the luxury experience of the evening.

JeanRichard Launch Party At AZ Fine Time

JeanRichard Launch Party At AZ Fine Time

JeanRichard Launch Party At AZ Fine Time

JeanRichard Launch Party At AZ Fine Time

JeanRichard Launch Party At AZ Fine Time

The new Neroscope limited edition was the highlight of the evening, but all JeanRichard pieces were displayed prominently.  The feedback was tremendous from our customer base, some of which were familiar with the brand, and some who were just introduced.  National Sales Director, Paul Erhardt, was in store conversing with customers about the mechanics, quality, and philosophy behind JeanRichard.

JeanRichard Launch Party At AZ Fine Time

JeanRichard Launch Party At AZ Fine Time

JeanRichard Launch Party At AZ Fine Time

JeanRichard Launch Party At AZ Fine Time

JeanRichard Launch Party At AZ Fine Time

JeanRichard Launch Party At AZ Fine TimeThe cigar side of our event featured, as I mentioned, Zino Platinum by Davidoff which included a great promotional pack for customers to try all the different Zino products at an excellent value, but also their incredible mobile lounge you can see above with TV’s, humidors, cigars and some very comfortable seating.

JeanRichard Launch Party At AZ Fine Time

JeanRichard Launch Party At AZ Fine Time

JeanRichard Launch Party At AZ Fine Time

Overall this event proved to be a great time and I think all who attended would be in total agreement.  We would like to thank JeanRichard, Paul Erhardt and everyone who attended for such an awesome time!

 

 

JeanRichard Neroscope Limited Edition 60650-21K614-FK6A

JEANRICHARD LAUNCH PARTY AT AZ FINE TIME

To help celebrate the launch of the new JEANRICHARD Neroscope Limited Edition, Arizona Fine Time will be hosting a party today (Nov. 14th 2013), from 3-7pm, here in our retail store.  Our guest and National Sales Director, Paul Erhardt will be in store explaining the intricate details of the brand, in both its rich history as well as elaborate manufacturing process.  Guests in attendance will receive a complimentary branded highball scotch glass for coming by.  We will also have a coinciding party with Zino Platinum cigars by Davidoff, who is bringing a  luxury tour bus with smoking lounge and complimentary Zino Platinum cigars for anyone who cares to partake.  There will also be food and drinks served for all the guests in attendance.  As a sneak peak of what our in store customers will get to see, we now bring you the review of the Neroscope Limited Edition 60650-21K614-FK6A…

JeanRichard Neroscope Limited Edition 60650-21K614-FK6AAs a limited edition of only 500 pieces for the world, the new Neroscope is a variation of Aeroscope, their sky inspired chronograph.  The 44mm titanium case is treated with DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) to give its stealthy black look.  The finish is composed of a vertical satin finish and matte type smooth polish, which gives the great amount of detail to something so subdued.  It’s elaborate cushion shaped case construction is visually stunning.  There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into it and with over 70 steps to complete the case work alone, there is no attention to detail that is spared.

JeanRichard Neroscope Limited Edition 60650-21K614-FK6AFor a black on black watch, legibility is something that is not commonly found.  Surprisingly, the Neroscope’s readability is better than most all we have seen from other manufactures.  The brushed vertical satin finish of its black dial not only matches the finish of the bezel, but also makes the smooth finish of the arabic numerals very clear.  The sub dials circular embossing give great contrast to the rest of the dial and its powdery like dark grey hands make for just enough difference to identify them on the black dial.  With all these minute details, it gives a complex look even though the watch is all black.

JeanRichard Neroscope Limited Edition 60650-21K614-FK6AThe chronograph module on this model is referred to as the JR66.  They start with the base movement as a SW300-1, which is then modified and secured with a Dubois Depraz chronograph module.  This movement has a rate of 28,800bph, 43 jewels, and a minimal power reserve of 42 hours.  The sub dials are laid out with the small seconds at 3:00, chronograph hour counter at 6:00 and the chronograph minutes counter at 9:00.  The pushers for the chrono are titanium with DLC and are surrounded by a carbon fiber composite, making for a great unique feel when engaging.  Overall, the construction is incredibly solid.

JeanRichard Neroscope Limited Edition 60650-21K614-FK6A

The Nersocope LE comes on a rubber strap with a nicely  done deployment clasp.  Its clasp is stainless steel with PVD coating and has a dual push button release.  The case back on this model is closed, and engraved with the JeanRichard logo as well as the individual serial number engraved XXX/500.

JeanRichard Neroscope Limited Edition 60650-21K614-FK6AAn anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal is used to protect the dial.  There is also a luminous compound used on all of the skeltonized hands, indexes and arabic numerals, but as with all black (or more so grey) lume, it is very faint and difficult to photograph.  It does provide a nice subtle glow at night which makes the piece legible, however, you cannot expect a bright glow out of this material.

JeanRichard Neroscope Limited Edition 60650-21K614-FK6AThe JeanRichard Neroscope Limited Edition 60650-21K614-FK6A has a retail price of $6,200.  They are finally in stock and with being such limited availability, are sure to sell out quickly.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996 and check us out on AZFineTime.com.

Thanks for reading!

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Seiko Astron GPS And AZFT At Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke

Seiko Astron GPS at Cigar Aficionado's Big Smoke As many of you know, Arizona Fine Time is the watch selling wing of the Cigar King family.  All within one retail store, we have an incredible selection of timepieces, cigars and even men’s grooming products (aka ShavingCreams.com) to view and purchase in our relaxed “lounge” type atmosphere.  The tie between all of these products is not just the sense of gentlemen’s luxury, but also a collective gathering of hobbies that everyone who works in our store is passionate about.  This years biggest connection in 2 of our 3 realms is our most recent ad in Cigar Aficionado’s featuring the Seiko Astron GPS Solar.

Cigar Aficionado Seiko Astron GPS ad Above, you will see the ad featured in the most recent Cigar Aficionado magazine.  The other aspect of Cigar Aficionado is their 18th annual gathering called the Big Smoke.  At the Big Smoke event, thousands of people come in to this Las Vegas event to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow cigar smokers, with excellent cigars, drinks, and food, but also get to see displays of luxury cars, golf equipment, and of course, watches!  AZ Fine Time will be showing off the world’s 1st truly global timepiece, the Seiko Astron GPS, which recognizes all 39 timezones, connects to multiple GPS Satellites, actually pinpoints your location, and will adjust the hands on its own, all at the push of a button.  On top of that, the watch is solar powered, eliminating the need to get a battery change.

 

Please click HERE to see our entire selection of Seiko Astron GPS Solar Watches

 

If you’re going to be attending the Las Vegas Big Smoke, be sure to swing by the AZFT/Seiko booth to see the impressive Seiko Astron’s, and enter to win a bunch of great prizes!  As a side note, we will also be showing a select few models at this event, that are typically only sold on the Japanese market.  Here are the details…

Cigar Aficionado Big Smoke Las Vegas

held at The Mirage – 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Friday, November 8 – Sunday, November 10, 2013

6:30-9:30 p.m