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What are the top 5 Rolex gifts for Christmas?

Author: CHRONEXT - October 30. 2017

The most wonderful time of the year is nearly upon us. Make this Christmas one to remember with the most wonderful gift of the year – a Rolex. As the most famous watch brand in the world, you are gifting more than a fine timepiece. Flawless craftsmanship, timeless style, and incredible reliability, discover our top Christmas gifts from Rolex. continue reading  

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Is it real? A buyer's guide to spotting a fake Rolex

Author: John Wallis - October 13. 2017

Luxury watches are more popular today than ever before. It seems everyone is dying to get their hands on timepieces from the top brands. But with this surge in interest comes a new concern. The question on the lips of all watch buyers: is it real? The market has fallen prey to a flood of replica watches of ever increasing quality, and it's becoming harder to distinguish an authentic item among all the fakes. Fortunately, CHRONEXT is here to help you get fully informed with our handy buyer's guide to identifying the Real McCoy. Today we look at the king of watchmakers: Rolex. continue reading  

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Is it real? A buyer's guide to spotting a fake Omega

Author: John Wallis - October 12. 2017

Many would say we live in a golden era for watch collecting. Luxury timepieces enjoy greater popularity than ever before, resulting in the birth and rebirth of some of the greatest watchmakers in history. But there is a dark side to the horological renaissance: fakes. With modern manufacturing methods it is cheaper and easier than ever to mass-produce cheap replicas, many of which are becoming better and better at avoiding detection. For buyers, this is a big problem - so we are pleased to present a guide to beating the fakes. Today we specifically look at one of the great legends of horology: Omega. continue reading  

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The Christmas Gift Guide for Him and Her

Author: CHRONEXT - October 11. 2017

Ah Christmas: the most wonderful time of the year. If we’re not leaving things till last minute, we’re trying to balance an increased workload with the arduous task of shopping, and preventing the in-laws from a drunken altercation on the big day itself. ‘Tis the season to be jolly and all. Except it doesn’t have to be this way. For all the unwanted bath sets and eau de awfuls, you can mark this Christmas as one to remember – one with a luxury watch. Sure, it’ll cost a little more than the usual present, but our Christmas gift guide is definitive proof that time really is a luxury – and one that makes for a standout surprise come December the 25th. Read on for some essential gift inspiration for him and for her this year. continue reading  


What are the top 5 military watches for the modern gentleman?

Author: Nils Rau - October 06. 2017

Military watches are extremely popular: Designed for use in harsh environments, they must be particularly reliable and easy to read. But this is not the only reason that military timepieces are sought after, as genuine timepieces, they radiate a great deal of authenticity. Military watches are also special, far from the tool-watch character and excellent for everyday wear. It is certain that the necessity of military warfare in the nineteenth century could have carried the habit of wearing watches on the wrist. Read on to learn more about the impressive history and top five models of military watches. continue reading  

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A Tale of Two-Tone Metals: Are Two-Tone Watches Making a Comeback?

Author: John Wallis - September 25. 2017

A “two-tone” watch is one made with contrasting materials in the case and bracelet – most commonly steel and gold. These bicolour timepieces have divided opinion among buyers and collectors for decades, but it seems that their popularity has been on the rebound in recent years – perhaps owing to a surge in nostalgia for fashions from the 80s and 90s. Learn more about the current status of two-tone timepieces in today's watch market and discover our favourite models from Rolex, Omega, Breitling, and more, currently available in our online shop. continue reading  

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Top 5 watches that prove you need a date complication

Author: John Wallis - September 20. 2017

Ever since the Rolex Datejust debuted at the end of World War Two, it seems to have become ubiquitous in luxury watches. You'll find it at 3, 4:30 or 6 o'clock on most dials today, although there's plenty of examples of innovation. We are of course talking about the date complication, one of horology's most important achievements. continue reading  


Time and power: From Dwight D. Eisenhower to Vladimir Putin – the watches of world leaders

Author: Nils Rau - September 18. 2017

Have you ever wondered what watches the elite wear? There are few sectors more connected than the world of politics and with that comes a lot of noteworthy wrist candy. In recent times, some consider it taboo for leaders of nations to wear fine timepieces, however, there are several politicians who sport iconic models nonetheless. Our latest article lets you in on the watches of world politicians, all of which range from under £100 to well over the £40,00 mark. continue reading  

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The forefront of Swiss watchmaking: The exceptional history of Longines

Author: John Wallis - September 14. 2017

With a groundbreaking record at the forefront of Swiss watchmaking, Longines is sometimes overlooked as one of the country's oldest and most respectable manufactures. Today, Longines watches can be found on the wrists of the prominent, including Kate Winslet, Simon Baker or Andre Agassi. Its watches continue to impress collectors of all stripes, thanks to a thoughtful respect for its own past. continue reading  

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Quick, simple, and hassle free: Upgrading or selling your watch has never been so uncomplicated

Author: Nils Rau - September 13. 2017

There comes a time in (almost) every watch lovers life to move on from certain timepieces in their luxury watch collections. As tastes and preferences evolve, many turn to CHRONEXT where we have thousands of visitors a day browsing our online selection. Selling or upgrading your watch is done in 3 simple steps: we ensure to get back to your request within 48 hours, take care of fully insured transport for free, and guarantee that your contract of sale is with us directly! continue reading  

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From Germany with Love – why you should care about German watches

Author: John Wallis - September 07. 2017

Quality watches are made in Switzerland, right? Well, yes, but that's not the only place. Other parts of the world have made and are continuing to make some of the finest, most prestigious watches on the market – and one of the most important hubs outside the Swiss Jura can be found in Germany. continue reading  

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Cartier – over a century of worldwide success

Author: John Wallis - September 05. 2017

For decades, the name Cartier has been synonymous with style, elegance and quality. The Parisian jeweller has long been one of the most prestigious maisons in Europe, sought by all who desire true luxury and distinction in their timepieces. Today its stellar reputation continues to be earned in every model it makes. continue reading  


Watches for the summer: The most beautiful models where the accent is on colour

Author: Rick Smee - August 28. 2017

As the seasons change, and your winter wardrobe has been put away, the hues of winter have given way to more colourful shades. We know, summer is upon us. This changing of the seasons is reflected in the watch industry, as the preference becomes one of wearing watches where the accent is on colour. Some watch aficionados choose to add to their collection with a summer timepiece, watches with coloured faces or some other colour-intensive detail. continue reading  

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The TAG Heuer Formula 1: All you need to know

Author: John Wallis - August 22. 2017

Since the earliest age of motorsports, there has been a close connection between watches and racing. Few manufactures have been as involved with driving than Heuer – think of the many icons of racing horology it has created: the Monaco, the Carrera, the Silverstone and more. But perhaps the purest expression of the brand's identification with the sport is the Formula 1 series. continue reading  

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The Rolex GMT-Master: Should you choose vintage or modern?

Author: John Wallis - August 09. 2017

Originally built for pilots in partnership with the groundbreaking airline Pan Am (now defunct), the Rolex GMT Master is one of the company's most iconic creations and perhaps the best-known family of travellers' watches in the world. With its instantly recognisable two-tone rotating 24-hour bezel, the watch has been popular throughout its long history, but it has undergone a number of changes that can make all the difference for those hunting for the perfect model. continue reading  

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The Rolex Datejust: Making of an Icon

Author: John Wallis - August 03. 2017

There are watches that are more famous, expensive or glamorous. There are watches that are trendier or more popular for a year or two. But when it comes down to finding the absolute classic, the true icon of haute horlogerie, it's hard to think of a better showcase for Swiss watchmaking than the Rolex Datejust. continue reading  

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Introducing a new 007 timepiece: Discover the limited Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-axial 41 MM Commander's Watch

Author: Agustin Nielsen - August 03. 2017

From Rolex to Omega, James Bond has always had an eye for fine timepieces. This watch is no different, as its versatility allows for it to be worn in all situations – be it a high-speed chase or high-stakes poker game. Here, we review the latest limited edition 007 timepiece from Omega and let you in on why this watch is worth adding to your collection. continue reading  

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Are hand wound watches a good investment?

Author: John Wallis - July 19. 2017

Mechanical movements come in two main flavours: manually wound, and self-winding (or “automatic”). It's not always easy to know which is the right choice for you. While automatic watches may seem to have some obvious advantages, there's a good case to be made that manual watches represent a more authentic, more desirable option. continue reading  

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