CHRONEXT Baselworld 2019 predictions: The big brand round up
Author: John Wallis - March 18. 2019
From the Breitling Chrono-Matic to the Zenith El Primero - how will Baselworld 2019 honour the birth of the automatic chrono? What other big launches might we see from favourite brands like Tudor and TAG Heuer?
A trade fair stumbles - is Baselworld losing its relevance?
Author: Nils Rau - February 28. 2019
2018 was not a good year for Baselworld: various manufacturers announced at regular intervals that they would no longer be exhibiting at the world's largest watch fair. This was followed by a change in personnel and, above all, a lot of speculation about the future. With the next Baselworld just around the corner, read ahead and discover our expectation for 2019.
Rolex returns: Baselworld 2019 predictions
Author: John Wallis - February 20. 2019
From Coke GMTs to steel Yacht-Masters, what do we see in the future for Rolex at Baselworld 2019? Those who have been predicting the demise of Baselworld have yet more reasons to feel smug this year, as the international watch fair's woes continue to mount. After major changes last year that saw the show reduced in length and exhibitor numbers, new problems have emerged for 2019.
Homage to a wristwatch: Rolex Datejust
Author: Caroline Metz - February 05. 2019
Beautiful, simple and perfect in form. An interplay of white gold and steel, a hybrid of function and luxury. Whether for special moments or surviving harsh conditions, fascinating durability is an understatement. The Datejust is the first classic by Rolex and remains a masterpiece to this day.
Most coveted luxury watches in the 2018 ranking: Rolex takes the top third year in a row & Cartier surprises us
Author: CHRONEXT - February 01. 2019
CHRONEXT, the leading e-commerce company for luxury watches, releases a ranking of last year's top 10 models based on its sales in 2018. The leader Rolex is even more in demand than in the 2017 annual ranking and not only occupies four out of ten possible places, but also the first three: "The limited availability of Rolex last year makes the brand even more interesting for many enthusiasts," comments Philipp Man, CEO and founder of CHRONEXT.
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!
Omega Caliber 321: The legendary movement returns!
Author: Nils Rau - January 16. 2019
"The famous Calibre 321 is back in production" - With a simple sentence, Omega caused a lot of commotion recently. The Caliber 321 is considered the most popular vintage chronograph calibre among watch lovers and was the first movement to land on the moon. Read on to find out everything that has been revealed so far.
Our Top 10 at SIHH 2019: The trade fair highlights
Author: Nils Rau - January 14. 2019
A brand-new year has just begun and for watch enthusiasts that means one thing – trade fair season is upon us! Traditionally, watch fairs taken place early in the New Year, while autumn is the time for exciting auctions. Kicking off the season in style, the SIHH opens to visitors from 14 – 17 January. Read on to find out more about our favourite watches from this year.
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.
Women in the luxury watch industry: Is the future female?
Author: Hina Khan - November 20. 2018
In light of recent news, a female SPD politician in Germany had a photograph resurface to the internet from 4 years ago wearing a Rolex Datejust. This caused a lot of controversy in the media and sparked an internal debate among us surrounding women and luxury watches in general. Regarding this controversy, what’s interesting is that several male politicians have been photographed sporting a luxury timepiece by Rolex, those photographs didn’t seem to cause much of an outrage. But that’s all we’ll say to that topic for now. Let’s talk about how well the luxury watch industry represents women.
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!
The only luxury dictionary you need: Watch words to live by
Author: John Wallis - October 23. 2018
Discovering the joy of watches can be a minefield of difficult terminology. Like many niche fields, people who already know all about watches may assume you do too. Never fear: here to help you tell your chronographs from your chronometers is the official Chronext A-Z of watches!
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.
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