CHRONEXT Staff Picks: The watches we cannot live without
Author: CHRONEXT - October 04. 2019
It’s no secret that you will find some of the most extreme watch nerds employed here at CHRONEXT. We live, breathe, and are absolutely obsessed with the world of fine timepieces. And indeed, there are some watches that we just can’t live without. You asked what watches we love to wear and we happily answered.
What would the Speedmaster be without the moon landing?
Author: Nils Rau - July 20. 2019
The moon landing of the Apollo 11 crew has made the Omega Speedmaster a legend. But what if Moonwatch hadn't participated in the NASA missions at all? Let’s activate our imagination for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Australian Grand Prix: Rolex in Pole Position
Author: John Wallis - March 13. 2019
A vibrant atmosphere is expected in Melbourne this week as the new F1 season gets underway. Rolex is the chief sponsor, but it’s not the first time the Crown has involved itself in racing events in recent years, and throughout its 100-plus year history.
Daytona International Speedway: The inspiration behind the legendary name Rolex Daytona
Author: Nils Rau - February 15. 2019
In a few weeks, the Daytona International Speedway will celebrate its 60th birthday. The course is not only a legend among the racetracks, but also the inspiration behind the name of the Rolex Daytona. To mark the anniversary, we’ll be taking a closer look at both of the legends - race track and luxury watch. Read ahead to discover the exciting details.
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.
What is an exhibition case back watch and why do we love them so much?
Author: Nils Rau - February 02. 2018
Luxury watches can inspire for a variety of reasons. It’s not only the design and the style of the timepiece but also the history of a watch that can inspire. Not infrequently, it’s also the technical aspects of a fine timepiece that can really blow watch enthusiasts away ¬– and it’s no wonder, as even simple mechanical movements are impressive mechanical masterpieces. That’s why we are excited to present you with our top 5 favourite exhibition case back watches, which allow wearers to catch a glimpse into the inner intricacies of their favourite mechanical watches.
The top ten best-selling watches at CHRONEXT in 2017
Author: John Wallis - January 04. 2018
2017 is finally over, and a new year has begun. The watch industry continues to go from strength to strength, bringing new trends and revisiting beloved classics. We had a great year here at CHRONEXT, and we can't wait for the next. Wondering what the most popular watches of 2017 were? Check out the top ten watches at CHRONEXT last year. You'll notice they're mostly men's wrist watches from some of the biggest brands out there. Rolex, Omega, Breitling and others continue their dominance of the Swiss watch industry, thanks to their stellar reputations and peerless quality. There is much debate over the true best watch brands, but at least according to sales at CHRONEXT, the old stalwarts remain kings of the castle. It's not hard to see why: for fans of luxury watches, it's hard to do better than the gorgeous timepieces below:
What is the best selling collection of 2017? Omega Seamaster
Author: John Wallis - December 14. 2017
You may have seen it on the seafloor, where it's been at the forefront of amateur and professional diving since the 1950s, or on the wrist of beloved British superspy James Bond in films from Goldeneye to Spectre. Now you'll find the Omega Seamaster in a new position: the official CHRONEXT best-seller of 2017.
Golf and luxury watches: Likely Bedfellows
Author: Nils Rau - August 17. 2017
For decades, luxury watch brands and golf have been closely linked to each other in many ways. The pronounced passion of numerous golf stars for high-quality mechanical watches and the commitment of watch brands to the sport has seen the popularity of the sport and the visibility of luxury brands grow, as the ambassadors and the brands themselves form a symbiotic alliance. This year, we here at CHRONEXT, find ourselves sponsors of this year's German Long Drive Championship, which takes place on the 19th of August in Cologne. This alone is enough reason to take a look behind the scenes of the golfing world. Read on to find out what golf and luxury watches are all about.
A CHRONEXT breakdown: Everything you need to know about the Omega Seamaster
Author: John Wallis - August 15. 2017
One of the world's best known and most popular luxury watch collections, the Omega Seamaster is a timeless showcase of sports watch class. With a rich history, stellar credentials and of course endorsement from cinema's greatest British spy, the Seamaster is beloved of both collectors and celebrities.
Why is TAG Heuer so special? Discover more about this innovative brand and it’s top 5 models
Author: Nils Rau - May 05. 2017
TAG Heuer is a well known and innovative manufacturer in today’s world of fine timepieces. The name has been closely associated with auto racing and the world of motorsports. Since its founding, TAG Heuer has focused on precision and the development of instrumental chronographs, which are evidently important in terms of motorsports performance. This week, we are happy to explore the history of this renowned watchmaking brand and present to you some of the most popular models currently available at CHRONEXT
IWC Brand Special - Discover top models including the Portofino, Portugieser, Pilot's Watch and more
Author: CHRONEXT - April 20. 2017
IWC – these three letters represent premium tool watches that are known to have a robust, sleek, and masculine aesthetic. The luxury brand from Schaffhausen is fully authorised to use the motto “Engineered for Men” due to its long-lasting tradition in manufacturing bold wristwatches for professional occasions. Discover more about the milestones in the history of IWC and learn about the five key models in the collection today.
The Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph
Author: CHRONEXT - April 18. 2017
In 2017, motor sports enthusiasts will celebrate a special jubilee: 70 years ago, the legendary motorsport manufacturer Ferrari introduced its first car into the market – the Ferrari 125. In celebration of the achievement, Hublot and Ferrari have created the Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph, featuring a design inspired by the aesthetics of the Italian racing team. The collection features an exquisite Tourbillon model as well as a mono-pusher chronograph. The watch is available in three different versions, each of which are limited to 70 pieces.
From one generation to the next: A guide to keeping classic watches in the family
Author: CHRONEXT - April 12. 2017
In the world of luxury watches, it is not an uncommon practice to purchase a timepiece with the hopes of passing it on one day. The renowned Swiss manufacturer Patek Philippe says it best when they suggest that one never simply owns a Patek Philippe timepiece but merely looks after it for the next generation - truer words have never been spoken. In celebration of family, we present you with the charming idea of passing down watches through generations and why they make the perfect heirloom.
Incredible resistance to magnetic fields: Here are five watches for the Engineering profession that you should know about
Author: CHRONEXT - April 06. 2017
Nowadays, magnetic fields are omnipresent and exist wherever there is electricity. Luckily for us watch fans, fine timepieces for the every day are protected against general magnetism. The average mechanical timepiece can be affected by magnetic fields of 50 to 100 gauss. But for those watch lovers who work in environments where higher levels of magnetism prevail, such as engineers, a specific instrumental timepiece must be worn in order to ensure that the inner components of the watch are protected. Thus, the ideal watches for engineers must feature antimagnetic properties. Engineering watches are specifically designed to reliably display the time in highly magnetic environments. Discover the origin of Engineering timepieces and our top 5 recommendations for these magnificent tool watches.
The History of Aviation Watches & the top 5 Pilot’s watches at CHRONEXT
Author: CHRONEXT - March 02. 2017
Admittedly, aviation watches have a certain charm to them, they are not just portrayed as simple ornaments, rather as instrumental timepieces which were specially designed to meet the demands of pilots whilst also being able to reliably function in adverse conditions. Aviation watches have now been in existence for more than a hundred years. Read ahead to discover more about the history of these watches as well as the intriguing models that were produced as a result of the aviation industry.
Spotted: The watches of the stars during the 2017 Oscars
Author: CHRONEXT - February 28. 2017
It is that time of year again: The 89th Annual Academy Awards took place on the 26th of February, 2017. The award ceremony is one of the most important events in the field of international film, and attracts countless celebrities to the red carpet each year. A highlight, of course, are the watches worn on the wrists of the stars. Time and again, numerous luxury pieces are spotted on the wrists of glamourous guests. We took a closer look and are excited to present our top 5 discoveries.
Breitling – A traditional brand in detail
Author: CHRONEXT - February 16. 2017
It is without a doubt that Breitling is one of the most renowned luxury watch brands worldwide. The luxury watchmakers can look back on an impressive history that dates back to the 19th century and continues to make a mark in the field of aviation today. Learn more about the unique history of the Swiss watch company and discover the 5 most popular Breitling models at CHRONEXT.
Morgenwerk – Precise timekeeping without compromise
Author: CHRONEXT - February 02. 2017
Precision like never before: CHRONEXT introduces the German watchmakers Morgenwerk
Melanie Nowak Dreams of Watches – A Look Into The Workshop at CHRONEXT
Author: CHRONEXT - January 23. 2017
Melanie Nowak is the first female watchmaker at the growing team at CHRONEXT. She brings with her an impressive amount of experience, having worked 13.5 years as a specialist for Rolex and Breitling.
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