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It's Complicated

Our new homepage today is filled with some fantastic watches that do more than just tell time. The term “complicated” when referring to timepieces means any other function on a watch outside of the standard hours, minutes and seconds. Some of the most common complications are day/date, chronograph (for measuring short periods of time), moon phases, sunrise/sunset and a perpetual calendar.

The most complicated wristwatch on record is made by Franck Muller. The Aeternitas Mega 4 has 36 complications, 25 of them visible, 1483 components and 1000-year calendar. The Hybris Mechanica Grande Sonnerie comes in second and is powered by the Jaeger LeCoultre Calibre 182 movement, with 26 complications and over 1300 parts.

The great thing about complicated watches is that they don’t necessarily need to be expensive. While certain models retail in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, we have a fantastic selection around $1,000 (and some even lower). Check out our favorites right now.

Don't get Tricked! Buy Authentic.

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Everyone’s purse strings are a little bit tighter these days, but it doesn’t mean that buying replica designer luxury goods is the smartest choice. Here’s Portero.com‘s top three reasons to buy authentic every time:

Investments will last. Purchasing a replica handbag or watch may seem like an economical way to be fashionable, but your savings may be short-lived. The inexpensive materials and construction of many of these pieces means that they will not stand the test of time. Instead, invest in the real deal and you’ll have a little bit of luxury that will last.

Higher price means higher quality. It’s the little details that make authentic designer handbags and watches so coveted: Supple leather, sturdy hardware, Swiss movements and expert stitching among them. You just can’t replicate the craftsmanship of authentic goods, and replicas usually don’t make the grade. Want one telltale sign of a fake designer handbag? The piping and stitching on real bags is flawless–it’s usually messy and imprecise on replicas.

The ethical question. While buying a replica designer handbag isn’t a crime, selling them is. The first Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting took place in 2004, and since then, the group has found that trade in fake goods supports sweatshops, child labor, terrorism and organized crime.

Now or Never–Rolex and Cartier sale today!

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Hopefully you’ve checked out the sale preview on Facebook because our first Now or Never watch sale is about to begin! Use promo code NNRC at checkout and you’ll get an extra 20% off already reduced Cartier & Rolex watch prices.

Don’t forget: The first shopper to checkout gets the watch, so don’t waste time if you see something you love. Click here to start browsing, but don’t forget, the promo code won’t be active until noon so you’ll need to wait until then to get the extra discount!