The 10 watch brands to have on your radar
Author: Nils Rau - October 17. 2019
It’s not uncommon for the watch cosmos to focus on a select few brands. These are often the great classics such as Rolex, Omega and Breitling. But it’s worthwhile to look outside the box: In recent years in particular, both long-established manufacturers and newcomers have presented impressive new products. Let us tell you about these 10 watch brands to have on your radar.
Is it real? A buyer's guide to spotting a fake Omega
Author: John Wallis - September 26. 2019
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.
Is it real? A buyer's guide to spotting a fake Rolex
Author: John Wallis - September 26. 2019
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, we are 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.
Battle of the racing watches: Rolex Daytona vs TAG Heuer Monaco
Author: John Wallis - September 13. 2019
The Monaco and the Cosmograph Daytona are giants in the history of racing watches, considered by most to be two of the all-time greatest. But which one deserves to be crowned King? Read on for our verdict.
Toolwatches for divers: 5 affordable alternatives to the Rolex Submariner
Author: Nils Rau - September 06. 2019
The Rolex Submariner is the undisputed reference among diving watches since its launch in 1953. There’s no doubt that this classic is hard to replace, but it comes with a hefty price tag. No fear, we have found 5 worthy alternatives for every budget! Read ahead to find out which ones.
Why are these 5 luxury watches so desirable?
Author: Nils Rau - August 23. 2019
Whether a watch costs £1000 or £100,000, both will tell you the time. The lure of a luxury watch lies elsewhere. There are many components that make an expensive watch something special which include elements such as decades of craftsmanship, history and the high-quality materials used. But what is it exactly about a finely crafted Patek Philippe Nautilus or Rolex Day Date that justifies the price tag that’s attached to it? We’re here to tell you exactly what you’re paying for.
From the lowest to the highest points of the Earth: Watches in extreme conditions
Author: Nils Rau - August 20. 2019
Toolwatches are popular timepieces: they stand for adventure, reliability and can often look back on an impressive history. We’re all familiar with the Rolex Explorer being the first watch that conquered Mount Everest in 1953, and the Omega Speedmaster as the first watch on the moon: Let us tell you the stories of a further six watches that have experienced breathtaking adventures.
Do you know the watch trends of 2019?
Author: CHRONEXT - August 15. 2019
Have you ever missed a fashion trend? Shoulder pads, platform heels or flared trousers - some things disappear (fortunately) in the fashion heaven and some things remain with us as design classics. It’s a similar story with luxury watches, where the design classics are often a model for new trends. We reviewed the first half of 2019 and filtered out the five most important trends in the luxury segment. As with any fashion, there's quite a few surprises but also trends that have become indispensable and therefore never boring or ephemeral.
Record Breaking Summer 2019: The watch straps you need to know
Author: Nils Rau - July 31. 2019
Summer 2019 broke records. The rules to go by are: The breezier the clothing, the better the extreme temperatures can be endured. But there are also rules for watch straps which makes wearing a timepiece breezy and fun even when it’s 30 degrees. Read ahead to find out how you can make the most of your watch this summer.
A Timely Question – how can I invest in luxury watches?
Author: CHRONEXT - July 24. 2019
Are you ready to enter the world of timepiece investing? We sat down with Michael Brückner, a passionate watch collector , author and expert in watch investment and gained some insights into the topic. CHRONEXT is excited to present you with the top tips to keep in mind when looking to invest in watches.
Substance and Style: Twenty Years of the SINN Frankfurt Financial District Watch
Author: John Wallis - July 04. 2019
It was an unexpected move when German watch company SINN launched a watch for its home city’s most famous industry, but the two decades since then have proved the Frankfurt Financial District Watch to be a magnificent timepiece.
Uncovering Watches: Know your crystals
Author: John Wallis - June 11. 2019
We often see words like "sapphire crystal" and "mineral glass" in watch descriptions, but many consumers - including long-term watch collectors - do not necessarily know what they mean. And which ones are used by the likes of Rolex and Omega?
Uncovering Watches: Details behind the Bezel of the GMT and Diver's Watch
Author: Hina Khan - June 05. 2019
There’s a lot of thought that actually goes into a watch purchase, it’s not as simple as picking out a timepiece that is pleasing to the eye and can tell the time. There are more than 9 types of bezels out there - each with their own specialty. Stay tuned for our series as we explore each of those in depth. This article will focus on two particular types: the GMT and the Diver’s bezel.
Fun science: The story behind lume watches
Author: John Wallis - May 28. 2019
A lot of brands like to boast about how their watches light up at night. But what exactly makes this happen? We talk about phosphorescence, radium and all the technicalities behind the glow. Science doesn’t have to be boring at all: Explore the much-hyped world of watch lume.
How to celebrate the important milestones in your life: Watch edition
Author: John Wallis - May 07. 2019
Sometimes life can feel like a raging river that sweeps you along. It's important for you to take the time to climb out every so often and look around at how far you've come. A timepiece does exactly that: Discover how some of the most iconic timepieces in the world such as the Rolex Submariner or the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak can mark the most important highlights of your life!
All about watch accuracy and our top 5 recommendations
Author: CHRONEXT - April 17. 2019
Accuracy is seldom contemplated in the world of horology. There are many things one looks for in a new watch - cost, functionality, design, and of course prestige. And yet there's one simple yet vital element that can be all too often neglected by would-be watch owners: accuracy.
CHRONEXT Price Index: The Rise of the Rolex Submariner - Invest Smart
Author: John Wallis - January 24. 2019
Ever been curious about how Submariner prices change over time? Newly released data from CHRONEXT reveals the price development and steady rise of this Rolex legend over recent years and its investment opportunities. Read and discover as we delve into how owning one of the most popular watches in the world makes for a great asset!
It’s the personal touch: How and why to visit a CHRONEXT Pick-Up Lounge
Author: CHRONEXT - November 22. 2018
At CHRONEXT, we're all about the many possibilities afforded to watch lovers by the untapped potential of online shopping. We are proud to have maximised the speed and convenience we can offer to customers through our webstore, but at the same time we are also aware that there are some advantages of brick-and-mortar shops that cannot be fully replicated in the impersonal world of the Internet. That is why we decided to open several exclusive CHRONEXT Pick-Up locations where customers can visit us in the real world for a full, tailored human experience and added peace of mind.
CHRONEXT Official Retailer: Seven Innovations of Sinn
Author: John Wallis - November 20. 2018
We are thrilled to announce the latest official retailer at CHRONEXT: highly-regarded German watchmaker Sinn. To celebrate this new partnership, we look back at some of the most notable of the technological contributions the brand has made in its impressive history.
Christmas Gift Guide: Watches for your nearest and dearest
Author: John Wallis - November 15. 2018
The Christmas season is here already, and with that comes also the season of giving. Nothing expresses love like a good watch. Not sure which one to get? From Rolex Submariners to Cartier Tanks, here are the timepieces you should consider.
Underdog brands: Here are the watches you should be paying more attention to
Author: John Wallis - November 09. 2018
For a huge proportion of watch lovers, it's all about the Rolexes, Omegas and Breitlings. You might be aware of other brands, but how much do you really know? From Junghans to Maurice Lacroix, we investigate some of the finest watchmakers you rarely talk about.
Arnold & Son: In a class of its own
Author: John Wallis - October 30. 2018
A Swiss manufacturer with British heritage, Japanese influence and the traditional knowledge of haute horlogerie: Arnold & Son are at the the upper echelons in the world of prestige watchmaking. With only 600 luxury watches per year, the brand is one of the most exclusive manufacturers in the industry. Discover some of the masterpieces at CHRONEXT!
Careful, you might just be a watch nerd: 12 signs to look out for
Author: John Wallis - October 12. 2018
Do you spend an uncomfortable amount of time reading about and admiring watches? Do you think you might care more about a Rolex Daytona or Submariner you spotted in public than the person who was wearing it? We have bad news: you might be a watch nerd, if some or all of the following apply:
Record breaking summer ends - our luxury watch picks for the last few days of sunshine
Author: Nils Rau - September 20. 2018
This year's late summer has spoiled us with all that sunshine. And what could be nicer than enjoying this time again? We present you with ten watches, which are guaranteed to sweeten the last weeks of summer - from the Rolex GMT-Master II suitable for travelling to the colourful TAG Heuer Formula 1. Read on and get to know our favourites for the last few days of summer!
Coke, Pepsi, Root Beer: what’s in a name? The world of Rolex nicknames
Author: John Wallis - September 19. 2018
Do you know your Hulks from your Kermits? Would you rather buy a Batman or a Root Beer? Negotiating the world of Rolex fandom can be complicated for newcomers who are unfamiliar with the terminology. But it's easy when you get the hang of it - here's a simple guide to get started.
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