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.
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!
It's not all about the World Cup: Wimbledon 2018 - watches of tennis stars Federer, Williams & more!
Author: John Wallis - July 10. 2018
Roger Federer loves a good Rolex, and Rafa's crazy about Richard Mille. Who cares about winning the game - we're here for the players with the best watches. With exquisite timepieces such as the GMT-Master II and the Yachtmaster, It is no wonder that the best only wear the best.
How to look good: Top 10 summer getaways to sport your luxury watch
Author: John Wallis - July 04. 2018
Embrace the enchanting beauty of Mauritius with an Omega Seamaster on your wrist, or sample the vineyards of South Africa with an IWC Portugieser. Here’s how to look good this summer with our top 10 dream destinations and the perfect watches to go with them.
CHRONEXT Price Index: Why investing in an Omega Seamaster is worthwhile
Author: Nils Rau - June 29. 2018
The Omega Seamaster collection is one of the best-known series from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer. Whether Seamaster as a three hand watch or a chronograph, Planet Ocean, Quartz model or Limited Edition: the quality of workmanship and reliability are beyond all doubt. But do the Seamaster models fare well when it comes to value retention?
From Jay-Z to Brad Pitt: Here are the top five celebrity watch collectors you should know about
Author: John Wallis - June 27. 2018
Have you ever wondered what timepieces the stars are wearing? Does Brad Pitt have the same taste as you? What does David Beckham wear when he's at home? Who has the best watches of all? You're not alone. Celebrity watch collectors are a hot topic in the industry, and here we showcase some epic examples.
Half year ranking 2018: Here are our 10 best selling luxury watches
Author: Nils Rau - June 22. 2018
The first half of the year is almost over. We have taken a look at our top sellers and are about to reveal the most lucrative watch models of the first half of the year. Has Rolex finally made its way back to the number one position? Which popular brand has made it on the list for the first time in CHRONEXT history? Read on to find out more.
Hands-On with the Tudor Black Bay GMT
Author: Nils Rau - June 18. 2018
The Tudor Black Bay GMT was without a doubt one of the shining stars at Baselworld 2018, many even believe that the new luxury watch from Tudor may be the better Pepsi-Rolex. With the first models starting to be delivered - we take a closer look at the Tudor Black Bay GMT. Does the diver's watch keep its promises? We know the answer.
Part 1: How to start your watch collection
Author: Tom Mulraney, Monochrome-Watches - June 15. 2018
Buying your first luxury watch is a big step for most people as it usually represents the first time they are making a substantial financial outlay on something that is not a car or house deposit. Plus it can take some time to get comfortable with the idea of spending that much money on something like a watch. If you are asking yourself how to start - we got you covered!
From Jay Z to Jordan Belfort: Here are the 9 types of men who wear luxury watches
Author: John Wallis - June 07. 2018
Can you tell a second-hand car dealer from a stockbroker just by what’s on his wrist? Starting out your career and want to know what the ultimate Wall Street starter watch is? Exactly who are the kind of people most likely to be seen sporting watches such as the Rolex Submariner or an extravagant Patek Philippe? We know you’re eager to find out so we’ve compiled the perfect guide to answer your questions.
CHRONEXT Price Index: Can the value of a Rolex Daytona double?
Author: Nils Rau - June 07. 2018
Is it really possible to make money with the watch on your wrist? We took a deep dive into our figures and have the found answer: It works! The value of the Rolex Daytona has almost doubled in the last three years. Read on and find out what the prospects are for the next few years and whether it is worth getting started now.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Who cares about winners or losers? It's all about the wrists of Lingard, Messi and Neymar and their luxury watches!
Author: Hina Khan - June 05. 2018
It’s that time where the quadrennial international football tournament will grace our screens once again. Have you ever wondered what your favourite football superstars flash on their wrists? Elite athletes have no time for second best, this proves true even to the the watches they wear. Rolex Daytona? Hublot Big Bang? No big deal. Discover many more exquisite timepieces worn by football players who will be representing their home countries in this years Fifa World Cup!
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