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Armstrong Rockwell Fine Jewelry is proud to be authorized agents for: Audemars Piguet, BlancpaiN ,Carl F. Bucherer, Girard-Perregaux, Hublot, JEANRICHARD, Maurice Lacroix, Omega, Perrelet, and Roger Dubuis, eight fine Swiss watch brands. Our German brand, Glashütte Original, take the rightful place along side our world renown Swiss watches. Each of these magnificent timepieces are handmade and designed to perfection by master craftsmen.

Armstrong Rockwell is also pleased to carry some of the finest jewelry in the world from: Hearts on Fire, Honora, Michael Beaudry Boutique and the Calla Cut diamond.

Armstrong Rockwell Fine Jewelry is a unique boutique style store, unlike most independently owned, or chain stores; combining modern technology with old world values. Our staff, as well as the products we carry, represent this balance. Located in downtown Hartford for almost thirty-five years we offer an extensive collection of some of the finest jewelry and watches available worldwide.


Armstrong Rockwell is proud to be an authorized dealer for Arnold and Son, a 250-year-old company that offers some the finest handmade watches in the world.

Born in Cornwall in 1736, John Arnold was a talented craftsman and scholar. He had established himself as a watchmaker of repute in London's Strand by his mid-twenties.

After Arnold presented the smallest repeating watch ever made to King George III and to the court, he rapidly acquired a wealthy clientele. He held patents for a detent escapement, bimetallic balance and helical balance spring . Arnold's "No. 36" was the first timepiece to be called a chronometer, a term reserved for unusually precise watches to this day. Every Arnold & Son movement has its own story to tell and reflects the brand's heritage.


Audemars Piguet

Armstrong Rockwell is proud to be an authorized dealer for Audemars Piguet, a 135-year-old company that offers some the finest handmade watches in the world.

Audemars Piguet is one of only two Swiss watch houses privately owned by their founding families. Production is kept very small so as to concentrate on detail, allowing the company to create amazing innovations in watch complications.

 


Blancpain

Armstrong Rockwell is proud to be an authorized dealer for BlancpaiN, the oldest name of all the fine Swiss watch houses, dating back to 1735. With his intuition and dedication the founder, Jehan-Jacques Blancpain, set the precedence for generations of watchmakers to create the finest timepieces, raising timekeeping to perfection. BlancpaiN has remained true to its heritage by offering "The Six Masterpieces", it's Collection Villeret, Collection Le Brassus, and Collection Leman.


Blancpain

Armstrong Rockwell is proud to be an authorized dealer for Carl F. Bucherer, watches of technical perfection and beauty, through tradition and the force of innovation. Carl F. Bucherer is an independent Swiss watchmaker with over 90 years of expertise in the production of precious contemporary watches in the premium market segment.

125 Years - The history and development of the Lucerne-based watch brand is closely linked to the person of Carl Friedrich Bucherer. A visionary who created timepieces that moved with the times, in the truest sense, always combining extravagance and aesthetic appeal in extraordinary ways. Today, the watches created by Carl F. Bucherer remain exclusive statements of the time.


Armstrong Rockwell is proud to be an authorized dealer for Girard-Perregaux. In 1791  Jean-François Bautte signed his first watches, aged 19. The origins of Girard-Perregaux made many magnificent watches including the art deco 1945, the 1966, a three gold bridge Tourbillon, the Sea Hawk, and the first industrial production of swiss quartz watches in 1970. The frequency of 32,768 Hz set by Girard-Perregaux has remained the universal standard for quartz watches.


Glashutte Original

Armstrong Rockwell is proud to be an authorized dealer for German watch brand, Glashütte Original. Glashütte, a little known town in Saxony's Miegliz Valley, first began its manufacture of the watch in 1845. The now used name of Glashütte Original was created in 1994. Glashütte Original watches compliment functionality and precision, utilizing the most modern technologies. The style is not to be glamorous, but to express the individuality of the wearer.


Armstrong Rockwell is proud to be an authorized dealer for Hublot. In the late 1970's gold watches were always fitted with a matching bracelet. It was this that allowed Carlo Crocco, founder of the firm MDM that produces Hublot, to develop an idea that would set the Hublot apart from all other watches of its time. At the time watches were designed by hand, without the help of computers, and when the case was designed a black strip was placed where the bracelet would normally be. It occurred to Crocco to leave the black strip, but he did not wish to use the usual leather strap. He thought that, perhaps, it could be a strip of rubber. Everyone from his family, and even the suppliers, thought Crocco was crazy, but today the rubber strap, now cleverly scented with vanilla, is still a defining trait of the Hublot line.


Armstrong Rockwell is proud to be an authorized dealer for JEANRICHARD. The brand takes its name from a legendary figure in the watchmaking world: Daniel Jeanrichard. This genius pioneered the development of the watchmaking industry in the Neuchâtel Mountains in the late 17th century.

More than 5 years of development led to the creation of the reliable and mechanical self winding movement, which guarantees a perfect stability of the rate of the watch. The JR 1000 is designed to house several complications including the second time zone, the square hour display or the linear power reserve. 


Armstrong Rockwell is proud to be an authorized dealer for Maurice Lacroix. For a comparatively young watch brand, Maurice Lacroix can already look back on a remarkable series of innovative developments. Since the beginning of the 1990’s the brand has been concentrating on the development of attractive, surprising additional functions for mechanical watch models. They produce entirely in-house complex movements and components for mechanical timepieces. Today, Maurice Lacroix has demonstrated its outstanding expertise primarily in the area of retrograde displays as well as chronographs and moon phase indications. This is instantiated not least by the ML 106 manufacture movement, an exclusive chronograph caliber, but above all by the Memoire 1: With the memory function, which found its initial application in this strictly limited chronograph, Maurice Lacroix has, in the year 2008, officially presented an entirely new Grande Complication. Since the end of October 2006, Maurice Lacroix has been producing also complex movement components for mechanical calibers in its own workshops near Saignelegier. By that, the brand has taken its place in the exclusive club of Swiss manufacture brands.


Armstrong Rockwell is proud to be an authorized dealer for OMEGA. On 1st March 1965, OMEGA's Speedmaster chronograph was "flight-qualified by NASA for all manned space missions". The most memorable moment in the Speedmaster's history was undoubtedly 21 July 1969 at 02:56 GMT, when it recorded man's first steps on the Moon's surface. The Apollo 11 mission was a milestone in history and the Speedmaster became the first watch (and the only watch since) to be worn on the Moon. With this unique accomplishment came a unique nickname: the Moonwatch.

In April 1970, the OMEGA Speedmaster contributed to the rescue of the Apollo 13 mission from a potential disaster, earning OMEGA the "Snoopy Award", the highest distinction awarded by the NASA astronauts. In another historical event, the Speedmaster was worn on the wrists of both the American astronaut Tom Stafford and the Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov during the historic Apollo-Soyuz space rendezvous. This was the first time the cosmonauts also wore the OMEGA Speedmaster. Ever since, the Speedmaster has been the official chronograph of all Russian manned space missions.


Armstrong Rockwell is proud to be an authorized dealer for Perrelet. Abraham-Louis Perrelet was born in 1729  in the Neuchâtel mountains of Switzerland. This man was a master of his art and his talents and genius have become a reference through the ages. Interested in the watchmaking trades, he devoted himself from his adolescence to the construction of a certain number of precision instruments.

In 1777, he completed his revolutionary invention: the automatic self-winding movement. To this day, no one has found a better way of animating mechanical calibres.


Armstrong Rockwell is proud to be an authorized dealer for Roger Dubuis, representing the company since 1999. Roger Dubuis and Carlos Dias introduced this highly sophisticated brand in 1995, under the philosophy of "art and respect of traditions". Roger Dubuis gains its prestige by using distinct case shapes and artistic dials, and also by limiting each collection to twenty-eight pieces for the world. The exclusive quantity of watches created portrays the superior quality of Roger Dubuis timepieces.

Armstrong Rockwell is proud to be an authorized dealer for Hearts on Fire® diamonds and jewelry. Hearts on Fire®, triple zero, ideal cut, branded diamonds, are equally as stunning as our watches. The diamonds are superior in quality to any other diamond in today's marketplace, and still have no equivalent to date. Hearts on Fire® has advanced the age-old technique of diamond cutting to new levels of eye-catching beauty. The science and technology behind Hearts on Fire® diamond cutting results in the most amazingly brilliant diamonds.


Armstrong Rockwell is proud to be an authorized dealer for the Honora pearl collection. Armstrong Rockwell has hand picked an exotic collection of Tahitian South Sea, Chinese Freshwater, and Japanese Akoya pearls from Honora. Some of our larger sized strands have taken years to create and bring to market, a few of the pieces being so rare as to be unique in the world. Unfortunately, many customers are not properly introduced to these small miracles of the sea and their uniquely amazing beauty.

Honora


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