The history of hand-wound movements goes back several centuries and even today, elegant pocket- and wrist watches featuring this traditional type of movement are very popular. The clockwork of hand-wound watches is moved by a spring which receives its energy from winding the crown.
A watch for a dynamic lifestyle: Many prefer the convenience of automatic movements. Through the kinetic energy of the wearer’s arm movements, a flywheel is rotated which in turn winds up the spring. When worn daily an automatic watch does not need to be manually wound at all - the power reserve is practically endless.
Quartz watches, unlike automatic and hand-wound watches are not viewed as mechanical watches. They do not need to be wound and draw their energy from a small battery. Due to the relatively simple manufacturing process and their versatility, quartz movements are highly popular and especially common in bracelet- and instrument watches.
Browse our Rolex collection, explore the history of Omega or get some inspiration while purchasing a new dress watch – with CHRONEXT, the world of fine timepieces is just a click away. While offering a wide and ever growing range of watches, we guarantee authenticity, highest security and excellent service for every purchase.
Sale and Acquisition
Would you like to sell your watch? With our options for comission sale or direct sale you can quickly and comfortably select between different selling prices depending on how fast you would like to sell.
From revision to tuning: At CHRONEXT every watch receives its desired service. In our watchmaking facilities we are able to carry out a wide range of services professionally and cost-effectively. In terms of customisation requests and highly specialised tasks, we cooperate with partners that share our high standards for perfection.
You already know which watch you would like but cannot find it anywhere? Are you looking for a vintage model from a specific year? New or used - rare vintage model or popular modern timepiece - our WatchHunter will source your watch specifically for you. Fast and free of charge.
Providing excellent customer service is one of our top priorities. We deliver your watch fast and with utmost attention to detail. Should you be looking for a specific model which is not in stock, we are happy to source it for you - free of any extra charges. If you would like to sell a watch, our experts will advise you on market developments and the ideal selling price for your timepiece.
Should you have any questions regarding delivery, price or history of a specific model, your personal advisor will be happy to help at any time.
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We always guarantee a safe transaction. When you buy or sell a watch on CHRONEXT, your contract of sale is made directly with us. We take legal responsibility for every transaction and provide the highest data security standards, secure payment methods and fully insured shipment. In order to ensure the authenticity and quality of all watches sold through us, every timepiece is thoroughly checked by our watchmakers before it is ever shipped to our customers.
This is guaranteed through our Certificate which you will receive with the purchase of any watch from CHRONEXT - new or pre-owned.
Only the best is good enough for our customers. This goes for prices just as well as for service and security. Luxury watches are hardly ever cheap but there are still significant differences in price levels depending on where you shop. Thanks to our vast global network of suppliers and our low fixed costs, we are able to provide competitive prices at all times.
We scan the market daily for the best offers and always keep our prices up to date. Most important however is that our competitive prices will never lead us to compromise security and quality.
An investment, a gift, a tradition: luxury watches are made for eternity. In order to start a new tradition or to make someone a very special gift, many watch enthusiasts opt for a new or mint-condition watch. ‘Mint condition’ means that while the watch has changed hands before, it has never been worn. In our online shop you can find a wide selection of new and mint-condition watches of luxury brands like Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, IWC, Breitling, Hublot and many others. Should you be unable to find a certain brand-new model, we will be happy to find it for you and tell you the price. For new as well as mint-condition watches in our online shop, we offer a 24-month warranty as well as one free part revision within two years.
A watch for eternity: In all probability, a timekeeper by Audemars Piguet or Patek Philippe that is a hundred years old is still running flawlessly today. Thanks to this extraordinary longevity, pre-owned watches are extremely popular. The market for second-hand watches offers a wide selection as well as affordable prices. Highly sought-after limited editions can often only be found in pre-owned condition and more often than not have undergone a steep increase in price at resale. The majority of used watches, though, represent a great alternative to brand-new models: Often, the price difference can amount to as much as 20 to 40 percent. The purchase of a pre-owned watch requires a thorough inspection and the verification of its authenticity. Our CHRONEXT certificate guarantees the authenticity of every watch.
Among collectors and enthusiasts, vintage watches have always enjoyed exceptional status. At CHRONEXT, watches that are older than 20 years are classified as ‘vintage’. Vintage watches have stood the relentless tests of time and their price is usually many times higher. Vintage models by Patek Philippe, Rolex, and many other brands regularly achieve record-breaking prices at resale. But not all luxury watches from history have to cost a fortune: the vintage market offers a wide selection of watches that are far more affordable than their successors. Because of the wide variety and often inadequate documentation, the vintage market is full of possible pitfalls. Because of this, we pay special attention to verifying the quality and authenticity of the single components of every vintage watch that is being sold through CHRONEXT. This we guarantee with our CHRONEXT certificate.