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Which luxury watches belong to the very best 2016? Ready for the countdown 20 - 1: The CHRONEXT highlights from toolwatch to legendary classics
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Cartier Santos
 
The history of the Cartier Santos is just as special as the watch itself. The brilliant watchmaker Louis Cartier – grandson to the founder of the Cartier company – developed the iconic Santos in 1904. The Cartier Santos is an unmistakable timepiece. All variants of the model – up until the Santos Rondo – feature a square case with rounded corners. The exposed screws in all models but the ones adorned with diamonds are a classic characteristic of the luxurious watch.
Available Models 1990 - 2017 New and pre-owned $ 1,780 - $ 77,870
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Tudor Pelagos
 
The attractive Tudor Pelagos was introduced in 2012. Highlights of the timepiece include a satin finish titanium and stainless steel case. The Tudor Pelagos incorporates a helium escape valve, large illuminated indices, and an impressive water resistance up to 500 meters.
Available Models 2017 New and pre-owned $ 3,620 - $ 4,110
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Breitling Navitimer World
 
The Breitling Navitimer was first introduced in 1952 and is now a watch that enjoys cult status. The model with the ingenious slide rule succeeded the Breitling Chronomat and specifically catered to professional pilots.
Available Models 1970 - 2017 New and pre-owned $ 3,890 - $ 33,220
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Rolex Milgauss
Reference: 116400GV
The Milgauss is an exceptionally robust wristwatch. It is comprised of a screw-down Oyster case made of stainless steel with a diameter of 40 millimetres. The Perpetual movement with a self-winding mechanism is protected by a magnetic shield, which is indicated on the case back by the engraved B with an arrow - the symbol for magnetic flux density.
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39
Reference: 114300
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual line convinces with a simple and timeless design and is available at friendly prices.
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Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope
Reference: 027/4502.00
The Max Bill Chronoscope bears the name of one of the most extraordinary designers of the last century. The German architect, sculptor and product designer created a fascinating watch collection with Junghans.
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IWC Portofino Automatic
Reference: IW356501
Portofino models by IWC blend in beautifully with the picturesque coast of Portofino. But that does not mean that they can’t be worn in every imaginable environment. Be it a casual look, business suit, or elegant three-piece suit: the IWC Portofino is never just a simple accessory.
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Rolex Yacht-Master 40
Reference: 116622
Hoist the sails, don the Rolex Yacht-Master I, and let the regatta begin. This elegant watch attracts both men and women with style and timeless design. It is the prized companion for both days on deck and nights on the harbour.
Available Models 2015 - 2017 New and pre-owned $ 9,360 - $ 11,140
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Tag Heuer Formula 1
 
TAG Heuer maintains a unique connection to the world of sports and is not only known for its active sponsorship but also for its first-class professional sports watches and timepieces. The Formula 1 collection was inspired by the close relationship between TAG Heuer and racing.
Available Models 2014 - 2017 New and pre-owned $ 760 - $ 2,300
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Breitling Avenger Blackbird 44
Reference: V1731110.BD74.109W.M20BASA.1
The Avenger by Breitling is a watch that meets professional demands, offering a high degree of ruggedness and shock resistance thanks to its massive build.
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Rolex Explorer II
Reference: 216570
The world as an experimental laboratory - Rolex has stayed true to this motto with the development of the Explorer II. The famous “Orange Hand”, with the characteristic 24-hour hand, has swept millions of watch collectors and enthusiasts off their feet - the Explorer II is, without a doubt, one of the most famous models by Rolex.
Available Models 2017 New and pre-owned $ 6,900 - $ 10,540
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Rolex Submariner
Reference: 114060
There are only a handful of wristwatches in the world that can compare to the Rolex Submariner. Thanks to its extraordinary design and its legendary reputation, the model has been hailed as one of the best wristwatches in history. Waterproof to 300 metres, the Submariner is the epitome of sporty elegance and is suitable and sleek in every situation.
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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
 
A statement, an investment, a legend – the Rolex Daytona offers more than just a time display. This watch gets its legendary title from the most famous motor racing circuit in the United States: Daytona. Over the last few decades, Daytona has managed to enthral people both on and off the racetrack. It has developed into a true style icon that no watch enthusiast can ignore.
Available Models 1994 - 2017 New and pre-owned $ 14,560 - $ 65,730
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IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph
Reference: IW377709
We would like to present to you the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph ref. IW377709. Over the years, the International Watch Company has created a number of Pilot’s Watches that are characterised by their famous design and outstanding technology. This particular robust men’s watch makes for the perfect tool – both in the cockpit of a fighter aircraft as well as in the relaxed lounge of airport terminals.
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
 
Omega’s Seamaster line, introduced in 1948 has long become legendary among sailors, divers, and watch enthusiasts. Although the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean has been introduced 2005, the Planet Ocean can already be considered a modern classic. The watch is brimming with technical finesse: It is watertight up to 600 metres, is equipped with an ingenious helium release valve, and its Omega movement features a patented co-axial escapement.
Available Models 1970 - 2017 New and pre-owned $ 1,390 - $ 9,310
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Tag Heuer Connected Orange
 
The TAG Heuer Connected is an innovative smartwatch that we are excited to present to you! The watch is comprised of titanium, sapphire, and features the best in touchscreen technology. The innovative watch is built on the latest release of Android Wear, allowing you to utilise the watch in connection with countless apps at the Google Play store. Additionally, the smartwatch is iOS compatible. TAG Heuer is a truly avant-garde Swiss manufacturer, proving themselves once more with this inimitable smartwatch.
Available Models 2017 New and pre-owned $ 1,280 - $ 8,670
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
Reference: 212.30.41.20.01.003
This watch is an icon in the world of diving watches. The Omega Seamaster 300 even supports James Bond during his missons to save the world. This luxury timepiece is water resistant to 30 bar (300 metres/ 1000 feet) – ready for adventure at any depth.
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Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional
Reference: 311.30.42.30.01.005
The History of a legend: Die Omega Speedmaster is a centerpiece of the Omega watchcollection. It incorporates an engraving on the bottom of the case that states: "The First Watch Worn on the Moon". The watch was then approved as the exclusive timepiece for astronauts onboard NASA spaceflights. The watch is still equipped with a hand-wound movement and a Hesalite crystal. From hand-wound to quartz and from steel to gold: throughout the long history of the Speedmaster, over 260 watch models and new editions have been designed and produced.
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Rolex Submariner Date
Reference: 116610LN
This is a timeless classic and the most famous diving watch in history. For decades, the diving watch with the characteristic bezel still is the star of the watch-making industry. The waterproof men’s watch is part of the Oyster Perpetual line and goes well with a wet suit just as much as a sports jacket or a polo shirt. The first Submariner with a date display was introduced to the market. 1966. Over the course of a long history, the Submariner has only been subjected to a few well-considered changes and has stayed true to its spirit.
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Rolex GMT-Master II
Reference: 116710LN
In 1985, Rolex presented the new GMT-Master II. Among other things, new characteristics of the Ref. 16760 included the sapphire crystal and the black and red bezel. Additionally, the new GMT-Master allowed wearers to keep track of three time zones simultaneously since the new movement calibre 3085 permitted the independent adjustment of the twelve-hour hand. Today, Rolex exclusively manufactures the GMT-Master II. The distinctive men’s watch stays true to the sporty elegant style of the GMT-Master line.
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