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"I purchased the first ancient mariner from you a number of years ago…
I have many watches…Uylsse Nardin, Rolex, on from there….but I'll tell you
the quality and attention to detail, looks and workmanship in your
watches…is so far above these others its almost laughable. For the
heck of it, I took part in a kickstart of a new company LUXURY
watch…I don’t think people understand what luxury means…its not PRICE its
workmanship, its what makes the watch.. you all have nailed it.. from many
years of work and detail….I enjoy and appreciate my watch more every
year…" R A
Ancyent Marinere Series
Truly a stunning conversation piece, Voyager
features the ETA Elaboree 25 jewel automatic movement - shock protected,
water resistant to 5 ATM, Sapphire crystal, white or parchment
colored dial and stainless steel or 18kt Platt gold bezel.
Case is stainless steel 37mm diameter and 8.5 mm
Movement is ETA Elaboree highly decorated 25 jewel
made - 1 year warranty
"Nothing is more noble than kindness"
the Albatross and "Rhyme of the Ancyent Marinere"
The Albatross is featured on nearly all
d.freemont watches… It was taken from the “Rhyme of the Ancyent Marinere”, an
epic poem by Samuel Colridge, wherein Coleridge shows the folly of mankind
under the influence of superstition.
The poem tells of a sea voyage around
South America in a 19th century sailing ship…The crew began to debate and
argue about the presence of an Albatross that was following the ship. Many of
the seamen spoke of the curse of such a bird, while others clung to the ideal
that the bird was a mascot of good luck and smooth sailing… However, the
Ancient Marinere, leader of the superstitious crew, shot the bird with a
The cruel weather of the south Atlantic with turbulent water and
winds proved to support the notion that the Albatross was indeed a bad omen.
After the slaughter, the weather turned less hostile and the ship began the
upward tack into the South Pacific. Agreement spread among the crew that the
bird nearly cost them their lives and the ship itself justified the slaughter.
Now, as the Ship and crew enter the more pleasant waters of the Pacific, a
reversal of opinion stalks the crew. The wind stops and a calm and silence
drift the ship into a dead doldrum. Anger swarms around the Ancyent Marinere
for slaughtering the Albatross.
Now considered a good omen, the hostile crew
tied the dead bird around the Ancyent Marinere’s neck.
As the doldrum
the crew does perish, except for the Ancient Marniere who moans the immortal
lines, “Water,water everywhere and not a drop to drink”.
The poem ends with
The Ancyent Marinere’s salvation and divine rescue as he professes to all that
will listen - that it is man’s purpose to be kind to man, beast and bird
alike. d.freemont believes this to be the noblest calling of man… so he
repeats the Albatross image on his watches to reinforce the message time after
Notice: There are a total of 900 Ancyent Marinere
in the series:
Panama 250 pieces - sold out
Voyager 250 pieces - only 22 left
Only the original has sequential numbers the others
are not sequential and may bear any number between 301 and 900.
"My compliments on yet another stunning time piece (Voyager).
It was well worth the wait. I particularly love the contrast between the
sumptuous mocha dial, the jet black of the hands and markers, offset by the
lustrous steely glow of the engine turned bezel. Really stunning. And the
dark brown ostrich strap is the perfect compliment, I'm so glad I chose it.
Of course, the glimpse of the watch's internal 'beating heart' - ringed with
gold - really makes it an eye stopper. The teak wood gift box is the perfect
housing for this varied and stunning collection. A cherished collector set!
Thanks so very much!" TV
"I have some great Seiko divers (SKX 007, 0011,
0013, etc.). But, those are "tool watches”. And, I have some very nice micro
brand divers, too. But, my favorite brand is d.freemont. I appreciate the
taste and artistic feeling that went into the design of these watches. You may
remember my order the year-before-last of several COSC watches for presents
when we took the gang to Hawaii. Right now, I am wearing my white-dial
Voyager on a d.freemont bracelet.
Of all my watches, this watch probably gets the most wrist-time. My Omega
tonneau and bracelet in solid gold is second — and my Seiko SKX-011 probably
is third. I am an old trial-horse lawyer, and the
Voyager gives the right image — classy, but not ostentatious,
and vulgar — to jurors (i.e., unlike my solid gold Rolex)." BW
"The Ancyent Marinere
watch I purchased arrived within 3 days! It is stunning, and I am honored to
have the opportunity to own a piece of your work. Many of your past customers
praise you for maintaining a high standard of quality, value and outstanding
service……..and now I know why. Beautiful workmanship, prompt attention
to inquiries, and very fast service. Over the past 25 years, I have collected
well over two hundred Swiss watches. Finally, I have my first (of many, I
hope) d. freemont watches! Well done. VERY well done. With gratitude and best
"David, just a quick note of thanks. Received my Voyager
watch sooner than expected. This is my third dfreemont watch, and as
always, the quality of this timepiece and the service have exceeded my
expectations. Absolutely love this unique watch. over the years, I have owned
Rolex, Ebel ,Tag, Cartier and Mauboussin watches. I can tell in just a few short
days that my Voyager
will out-perform these expensive watches. Thanks again for the great
service and an even greater watch! All the best" SS
"I absolutely love my new Voyager
watch! It is a fantastic timepiece and a joy to wear.
My 2 (soon to be 3)
year old daughter loves it as well. She has seen me wear watches before in
the past, but the first time she saw this one, which was literally within
minutes of the first time I put it on, it caught her attention and fascinated
her. This is without me even announcing my new watch or drawing any sort of
attention to it whatsoever. I had just merely put it on and was wearing it
for the first time. Many thanks also for the great personal service." SV
"I have purchased 5 of your watches [including
and Voyager] and have always been
pleased with never a case of buyer's remorse." BM
Read "Trilogy of the
Ancyent Marinere" review in
Nov. 06 International Watch magazine -
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shipping... a copy of the actual computer setting is included. Your name will
appear on the print-out along with the serial number of the watch. Each watch
comes in a gift bag with all warranty and papers. We always choose the top
of the line ETA movements which feature shock protected, 28,800 beats per
hour movements. d.freemont watches are truly collectible - limited
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