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.
NOMOS 2018: Special Edition Bauhaus and the Top 5 Models of the Year
Author: Nils Rau - September 12. 2018
The history of the watch manufacturer NOMOS Glashütte is an enduring success story. The company is best known for its characteristic yet simple watches and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement, NOMOS is releasing three versions of three special editions. Read on to find out more about the Tangente–a century of Bauhaus and discover the Top 5 NOMOS watches of 2018.
Everything you need to know about the water resistance of your watch
Author: Nour Abraham - September 05. 2018
How resistant is water resistant? A nasty surprise for many: Even a waterproof watch can be damaged by water. So what exactly is allowed? We show you what you have to pay attention to so that your watch does not stop.
Is it real? A buyer’s guide to spotting a fake TAG Heuer
Author: John Wallis - August 29. 2018
Heuer has long been one of Switzerland's most coveted watchmakers. Founded in 1860 and legendary for pioneering what many consider to be the coolest driving watches of all time in the 1960s and 70s, the company became so successful in its modern incarnation of TAG Heuer that it has been subject to serious predation by that plague of the industry: fakes.
What watch is worth waiting decades for? Top 5 Most wanted Rolex and how to skip the queue – Hulk, Pepsi, Baselworld novelties, and more
Author: John Wallis - August 20. 2018
The new Pepsi-bezel GMT Master II unveiled this year at Baselworld was so popular that customers can no longer even get added to the waiting list. The Cosmograph Daytona ref 116500LN can be purchased from Jewellers if you are willing to wait over a decade. If a waiting time of 3 - 5 years sounds good, you can easily go for the Submariner Date ref 116610LV, aka the “Hulk”. Don’t even get us started on Baselworld novelty waiting times including the "Single Red Line" Sea-Dweller or Oyster Perpetual 39 with black and white dials. But why do these Rolex waiting lists exist, and what are the top 5 Rolex models that are the toughest to get your hands on in 2018?
Luxury watches insider tipp: Interview with EPOS
Author: Nils Rau - August 10. 2018
EPOS is an insider tip for many watch lovers. The company from the Swiss Vallée de Joux has long been considered one of the most underestimated manufacturers in the mid-price segment which is reason enough to take a closer look at EPOS. Read and discover the history of the company and the luxury watches from EPOS!
Top 5 pilot watches 2018: What new models have made it into our ranking?
Author: John Wallis - August 07. 2018
Just in time for National Aviation day in the USA, we delve into our top pilot’s watches of 2018: Breitling Navitimer, IWC Pilot’s Watch and Rolex GMT-Master II.
Lamborghini Aventador and Rolex Daytona: What if watches were cars?
Author: Murray Clark - August 01. 2018
Cars and watches may seem about as compatible as Donald Trump and Angela Merkel. But think about it. They’re both finely-tuned objects of craftsmanship (watches and cars, not world leaders): one just guzzles petrol, the other a Swiss watchmaker’s nine-to-five. If you go top level, they’re not really that far removed in price either. Plus, watch manufactures have made a habit of partnering with automobile companies for years: Oris for F1 Team Williams, Parmigiani for Bugatti and of course, TAG Heuer for Steve McQueen. Though remember, we’re talking real cars, not a carpool-friendly Peugeot 206.
From the meeting room to the racetrack: TOP 10 sports watches that have made it to the winners podium
Author: Hina Khan - July 31. 2018
“This watch is suitable for any occasion” is a tactical statement that we don’t actually believe in here at CHRONEXT. A man of taste will acquire the correct timepiece that fits to the occasion. However, one also needs a timepiece to go about their daily business. A go-to watch for that meeting, or wrist companion for that day off when you just want to relax. A timepiece which simultaneously caters to your adventurous side that’s been wanting to delve into deep-sea diving or mountain climbing. This is exactly where the versatility of a sports watch comes into play. From the TAG Heuer Aquaracer to the Rolex Submariner, we present to you our lineup of the best sports watches of 2018. But that’s not all - can you guess which sports watch is the best newcomer of 2018?
Small step for man, one giant leap for watchkind - commemorating 49 years of the iconic Omega Moonwatch
Author: Nils Rau - July 26. 2018
July 20 marks the 49th anniversary of one of the most exciting events in the history of mankind: the first manned flight to the moon. This is also an important date for watch lovers, as there was an Omega Speedmaster on the astronauts' wrists. Read on and learn about the history of space watches and the top 5 watches for travel on the Space Shuttle.
Breitling Navitimer 8 vs. Navitimer 1: Does the new vision of the pilot's watch live up to its promise?
Author: John Wallis - July 19. 2018
Robust, precise and designed for maximum performance: Breitling stands for the epitome of pilot watches. In the world of watches, there are things we thought would never change - the Breitling Navitimer is not one of them. What happened to the epitome of the pilot's watch?
CHRONEXT Guide: Professional tips for the Rolex bestseller Datejust
Author: Nils Rau - July 12. 2018
A revolution in the watch industry and a classic that stands for timeless elegance: The Rolex Datejust collection is more versatile than any other. Rolex Datejust 36 vs. Datejust 41, are there other differences besides the size? How do you recognise the latest Rolex caliber? From Oyster to Jubilée, from Yellow Gold to Everose - get to know three Rolex Datejust models in comparison!
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