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Model Feature: Under The Face Of The Panerai Luminor

The Panerai Luminor is a landmark model from Panerai, the Italian-Swiss Manufacturer. It’s a brand that is slightly less known, so if you own a Panerai then it’s likely that you know a bit about watches. A Panerai Luminor is a great choice if you are looking for a high-quality Swiss watch that scores high on style & quality. The Panerai is also an accessible luxury watch brand, watches start at around $3,500 in the pre-owned…

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Hublot’s Material Science Innovation Is Super Interesting

Engineering and design with respects to materials is a fascinating part of watchmaking. It’s not just the internal workings of a mechanical watch which makes it so special. It is also the materials that have been used to create the mechanisms and the models that we grow to love. The big watch manufacturers have large R+D labs, as well as connections to university labs specializing in material science. Today we are going to discuss Hublots’ quest…

Rolex Gmt Master

Model Feature: Under The Face Of Rolex GMT Master Review

History of Rolex GMT Master The first Pan Am flight was scheduled for October 1958 and took 111 passengers from New York to Paris. This was the beginning of the aviation industry & only the elite could take planes at this time. Pan Am pilots needed a watch that could track multiple time zones at once, and Rolex was savvy enough to provide them with a watch that not only did the job but looked the…

luxury breitling watch

7 Ways To Tell If A Watch Is High Quality

There are some simple signs which give away the quality of a watch. Like wine, price is an indication regarding quality but it is not foolproof. And it is becoming more challenging to separate quality with the emergence of boutique watch brands. We put together this list of 7 signs the watch you are looking at is a top quality piece. Accuracy First on the list is accuracy. This is a measurement which all watch brands…

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The Top 10 Chronoexpert.com blog posts from 2019

It’s both a new year and a new decade, we want to take the opportunity to wish you a very happy 2020! May all your dreams, both the watch buying kind and any others come true for you this year. The team at Chronoexpert.com thought a good first post for the new year would be to review the top posts from 2019. What did the Chronoexpert.com blog readers find the most fascinating watch-making topics last year?…

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Omega Seamaster vs Tudor Black Bay

In the dive watch category, one natural rivalry that many watch buyers come up against is Omega or Tudor, specifically the Seamaster and the Black Bay models, respectively. It becomes a battle between the rich history and trusted name of Omega and the iconic design and affordability of Tudor with both coming in at a reasonable price. What is the real difference between these two watches? Read on to find out more as we put the…

ceos of horology

4 Influential CEOs Who Are Bringing Horology Into the Modern World

Jeane-Claude Biver – Tag Heuer Jeane-Claude Biver is an institution in the watch making industry.  He is best known for saving Hublot from the brinks of collapse. However he has revolutionised watch brands on more than one occasion.  Jeane-Claude Biver has a career which spans more than 40 years and has worked either directly or in-directly with all of the leading brands during that time.  He started at Audemars Piguet and then went onto Blancplain, Hublot…

rolex oysterquartz

Model Feature: Under The Face Of Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust

The Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust is significant in that it’s a model which uses a quartz instead of a mechanical movement.  This is not usual for Rolex who prefer to use their in-house mechanical movements. We’ve covered most of Rolex’s major models, the Datejust, Submariner, Cellini, Daytona & the Sea Dweller Deep Sea. Today we are covering a watch which was a response to a crisis which happened in the 1970’s.  A watch which was produced off…

Hublot Classic

Model Feature: Under The Face Of Hublot Classic

Hublot are perhaps one of the most international luxury watch brands in horology. Founded by an Italian, with a French name (the word Hublot means port hole in French), but are made in Switzerland. They are also quite a polarised brand in the watch industry, a love them or you hate them type brand. It tends to be the purest watch collectors that turn their nose up at Hublot, those who care less about design…