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.
Celebrating 50 years of the Moon Landing: 4 versions of the Moonwatch you should know
Author: John Wallis - July 16. 2019
2019 marks the half-century of the moon landing, and whilst humanity’s spacefaring status is receiving widespread coverage, we’re diverting the attention from the Moon landing to the Moonwatch. Omega was part of a mission that shaped history and have produced absolutely iconic timepieces that we can never get enough of. Join us in celebrating one of mankind’s greatest achievements to date!
Meeting Watch Lovers: An interview with Simon Fürst from D’Angelico Guitars
Author: Caroline Metz - July 15. 2019
In our interview series "Meeting Watch Lovers", we have a conversation with watch lovers around the globe - something we are particularly proud of: All interview partners are actual customers of CHRONEXT. Today’s guest: Simon Fürst of D'Angelico Guitars. A conversation about handmade guitars, some jazz history and luxury watches from Rolex to Patek Philippe.
A week with the Tudor Black Bay GMT
Author: Nils Rau - July 11. 2019
The Tudor Black Bay GMT caused a sensation at Baselworld 2018 and is still one of Tudor's most coveted models. I wore the watch for a week and am thrilled by the casualness of the Black Bay GMT. Read ahead to find out my experiences.
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.
Most coveted luxury watches in the 2019 ranking: Head-to-head races between Rolex and TAG Heuer
Author: CHRONEXT - June 26. 2019
We’ve taken a look at our sales to identify a ranking of the top 10 models of the past 6 months. This time, Rolex and TAG Heuer battled it out for the top position, Omega ranked high not to our surprise, and Breitling made its way into the ranking with two models! Discover our top sellers of the first half of 2019 and gain some inspiration on your next potential watch.
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.
Pushing the Boundaries of Mankind: The Omega Mission Series
Author: Nils Rau - May 15. 2019
May 2019 was the time that left the inhabitants of the CHRONEXT office shook. Unable to focus, hours were spent admiring some of the most exciting watches known to man with a history that stretches all the way to the moon - I’m sure you know what we’re talking about by now: No watch is as closely linked with the legendary moon missions as the Omega Speedmaster, so it’s obviously not surprising that Omega has released a special edition for the "Omega Missions Series" set consisting of 23 impressive watches. We were lucky enough to get a hold of 11 of the watches associated with the Apollo missions which beautifully portray the stories of the missions through their unique logos. Each of these watches is limited to 200 pieces each, so the excitement surrounding them needs no further justification.
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.
5 reasons why we love Rolex
Author: Nils Rau - April 11. 2019
Everyone knows Rolex and everyone recognises Rolex. The Swiss brand is the epitome of luxury watches and at the same time the most desirable watch manufacturer in the world - all for reasons which are completely justified! Do you know them all? Find out.
Celebrating 6 years of CHRONEXT
Author: Hina Khan - April 01. 2019
CHRONEXT is celebrating its 6th birthday this year and we could not be more excited. Who would have thought that having 2 desks in a small room would turn into 15 offices worldwide and counting? We sure did. Not once did we doubt the power of being passionate about a product as intricate as a wristwatch. Albeit quite young in the bustling terrain of e-commerce, our journey has been nothing short of spectacular which is worth commemorating.
Arnold & Son at Baselworld 2019: Brilliance in transition
Author: John Wallis - March 28. 2019
Arnold & Son, one of our favourite boutique high-end brands and an official CHRONEXT partner, had a somewhat reduced presence at Baselworld 2019. But that didn't stop it from showing off a trio of delightful novelties from the Time Pyramid, Perpetual Moon and Nebula collections.
Baselworld 2019: Porsche Design with versatile innovations
Author: Nils Rau - March 27. 2019
12 years have passed since the presentation of the last Porsche travel watch. At this year's Baselworld, Porsche Design presents the most functional and aesthetic of all travel watches. The company is also launching a wristwatch for the new 911 generation and a new colour version of the 1919 Chronotimer Black. Get to know the new Baselworld innovations with us!
Baselworld 2019: Oris continues to focus on marine protection
Author: Nils Rau - March 27. 2019
We were delighted to hear that Oris will continue to support nature conservation in 2019. With a trilogy of watches, two of which were presented at this year's Baselworld, the Swiss Manufacturer is supporting two committed environmental projects. There is also an addition to the Divers Sixty Five collection and a revised Big Crown ProPilot Timer GMT. Keep reading to discover this year's highlights.
Maurice Lacroix Highlights: New models for the Aikon collection
Author: Nils Rau - March 27. 2019
Maurice Lacroix is launching new models for the Aikon series parallel to this year's Baselworld. The elegant watches will be available in new diameters and in addition to this, the Swiss manufacturer is also adding a sporty, elegant Diver version to its collection! Read on and get to know all the new products.
The Omega Apollo 11 Anniversary Speedmaster: or whatever happened to the Swatch Group?
Author: John Wallis - March 26. 2019
Omega is a notable absence here at Baselworld 2019, along with its brothers and sisters of the Swatch Group. But the brand is still out there, somewhere, hopefully not as far away as the Moon. We pay tribute to the lost Swatch with this review of a very special Omega limited edition.
Baselworld 2019: 20 years of the Financial District Watch - Sinn Innovations at a Glance
Author: Nils Rau - March 26. 2019
The Frankfurt company Sinn is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the elegant Financial District Watch this year. The result: a special model with a moon phase and full calendar display. We were able to get to know all the new releases so keep reading and discover the latest from Sinn!
Baselworld 2019: Breitling with new Navitimer models
Author: Nils Rau - March 26. 2019
In addition to the newly launched SuperOceans and Premier models, the Grenchen-based manufacturer is also presenting many new models from the Navitimer collection this year. Some of the ones we are excited about is Breitling launching a re-edition of the historic Navitimer 806 and the Navitimer 1 will be given a new diameter. Keep reading as we give you an overview of this year's Navitimer innovations.
Bulgari at Baselworld 2019: The many sides of the Octo
Author: John Wallis - March 23. 2019
A lot of heads are turning towards Bulgari at Baselworld 2019, thanks to a number of stunning novelties that include a dramatic new world record in the form of the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT.
Flying colours: The unusual Pilot watches by Zenith at Baselworld 2019
Author: John Wallis - March 22. 2019
While the El Primero may have been celebrating its fiftieth birthday this year, it was not the only theme among the Zenith novelties. The LVMH brand zoomed into Baselworld 2019 with a couple of very intriguing Pilot watches with handsome looks and unusual cases...
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