Black Friday is always a good excuse to treat yourself and what better than a watch to accompany us for a long time. From sports to classic watches the offer is huge but we are going to highlight some of those that seem to us to be good “candidates” for this occasion.
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LESS THAN 1000€
In 1983 Casio launched one of the best known and most widespread watches in the world, the Casio Gshock. Its origins were very simple, like making a watch that could withstand anything. Shocks, vibrations, water, mud… everything.
After multiple tests and trials came the famous DW5000, a watch that changed everything. It resisted falls from 10 meters, 10G shocks and 100 meters of water resistance. The first Gshock was born and what today is the grandfather of the legendary saga. Since then, sportsmen, nature lovers, rappers, military men… many have worn one on their wrists.
Having spent almost 40 years since its launch the range has been updated to modern times and have a model with TFT color screen and extended functions such as barometer, altimeter or even GPS. From 400€ a perfect companion for your adventures.
The famous Swiss knife brand has been accustomed to watches with a similar concept for years; tough to the point of exhaustion and suitable for any occasion. Neither the colors, case materials, nor the mechanisms have resisted. Currently, we find this watch in steel, titanium and carbon. Yes, you heard right, carbon and at an affordable price!
Initially marketed with quartz mechanisms, it has also incorporated automatic winding mechanisms of generic origin but is more than reliable. In addition, the added Cordura straps are a plus of creativity, and why not practicality, in these times. A great companion for rough activities that you can find for 500 €.
Tag Heuer Formula 1
A classic of sports watchmaking and for many the watch that attracted them to this world of watchmaking. It was the 80s and Tag Heuer responded to Swatch with a quartz watch and casual colors but with all the quality of Tag Heuer. Originally they mounted colorful plastic cases to later mount a steel case and even incorporate a screw-down crown.
For 1,100€, a little above the marked budget, we can find all the essence of Tag Heuer and a racing myth. With a 41mm case size and quartz mechanism is a great entry to sports watches.
LESS THAN 5000€
Omega Planet Ocean
In 2005 Omega released a bigger brother for its well-known Seamaster 300, or better known as Bond, for his on-screen forays with Pierce Brosnan. It came out in 42 and 45mm in a simple black and a more colorful orange combination and mounted the ETASA caliber with Co-Axial escapement. It was the beginning of a range of watches that has been completed both technically and in range extension.
Over time new measures have been incorporated, new calibers certified as Master Chronometer and even new materials highlighting the use of titanium and especially ceramic.
There are many variations on this model, however the first of them all, known as 2500, is the only one that mounts a blind back and is the one with a thinner and more comfortable to wear case.
On this occasion, we have in our Chronoexpert catalog this model of the 2500 model with Co-Axial caliber and its original orange color. It is in perfect condition and complete with box and papers for 4,300 €.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/omega/planet-ocean/omega-29095082?id=11459
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch
Talking about the history of the Moonwatch already has dyes of endless history so the best option is to incorporate at least 1 in your collection. The Speedmaster is undoubtedly the most emblematic Omega watch and also the watch with more variations in the catalog. From classic versions such as the Moonwatch to reduced automatic versions and of course those with automatic caliber Master Chronometer bicompax. There are many options to find your perfect Speedmaster.
Credit to OmegaIn our ranks, we have multiple options for this particular model. Taking advantage of the arrival of the new model we recommend not to miss the possibility of getting a recently discontinued 1861, as we believe that in time it will be a good investment.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/omega/moonwatch/omega-31130423001005?id=24074
The Navitimer is one of the emblematic models of Breitling, not to say the most identifiable. Designed to be a pilot’s tool with its famous slide rule you can make conversions and rules of 3, something useful for the pilots of the last century.
From its origins, the Navitimer range has always been linked to aviation and has had numerous models and designs, from quartz to mechanical watches.
However, if we have to highlight any of them is the mechanical chronograph with 3 counters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. It has all the originality of the first model and we can find it with different calibers being the last one that mounts the famous B01 with column wheel and vertical clutch.
In our catalog, we have some units like this A41322 with 42mm case and automatic caliber. There are different dial configurations but this “inverted panda” is possibly the most identifiable of the model.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/breitling/navitimer-1/breitling-a41322?id=16760
Cartier Santos 100
The Cartier Santos is a watch that is well known to all. It has the legendary Cartier design and its famous clear dial with Roman numerals. A classic design that never goes out of style and has to its credit for being the first wristwatch, something that many cannot say.
However, with the arrival of fashions towards larger sizes, Cartier was not completely alien to this trend and gave its steroid ration to the Cartier Santos to create the Santos 100, a more contemporary and generous size watch.
We can find this watch in only time or chronograph and both in steel and in mixed and full gold versions. Pure Cartier DNA.
If you are inclined to this elegant but casual image we can offer you a Cartier Santos 100 chronograph with crocodile strap and 41mm case.
IWC Portuguese Chronograph
The Portugues has always been one of IWC’s most sought-after references. The first time I saw this watch would be in the 90’s and it caught my attention because of its large size. Little time was left for the boom of large watches and now, in 2021, I see this watch and it looks very restrained and nice in its 41mm size.
Available in multiple configurations, it features since 2020 a manufacture caliber, while previous versions rely on the Valjoux 7750 to which IWC adds numerous improvements. There are numerous dial combinations, but the version with white dial and blue dial and numerals is my favorite.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/iwc/chronograph-57/iwc-iw3714?id=3116
Chopard Classic Racing Mille Miglia
Chopard is a brand usually related to jewelry, however, its journey in the world of watchmaking is quite extensive and should not be judged with the easy label of “jewelry manufacturer”. Its LUC collection and some of its micro-rotor movements are truly spectacular.
On the other side of these more classic versions, we find other more modern and sporty as is the serious Mille Miglia with which Chopard pays tribute to the famous race, now of classics.
We have this classic Racing version in steel with full equipment that will delight most motorists.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/chopard/mille-miglia/chopard-8955?id=24238
Bell&Ross BR03 Ceramic
My fondness for B&R watches comes from their origins and their professional designs. Watches like the Hydromax or the Demineur really caught my attention when I first saw them and made Bell&Ross always be on my radar.
The square models, either BR01 or BR03, have always appealed to me and I really think it’s a design that works well. The squared circle always captured my attention in its different versions. I have always thought it is a very well-executed design.
The PVD finishes, however, never quite won me over and then came the ceramic. I have only had ceramic watches from Bell&Ross and I can say that it is a marvel to have a watch that always keeps its image as a new watch. In fact, I recommended a rather messed up friend of mine to buy it and he is thrilled not to find a new one.
Following this philosophy, in 2020 B&R launches a range of diver watches under this square design of which we have a unit in our stock. With 42mm diameter and black ceramic, this watch is distinguished from the usual ones by having a khaki green dial.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/bell-and-ross/br03-92/bell-and-ross-br03-92-1?id=24079
From 5.000€ to 10.000€
Omega Speedmaster Racing Automatic
If you are not convinced by the classic aesthetics of the Moonwatch or you are looking for an automatic Speedy that avoids having to wind it up, the range of modern Speedmasters with Master Chronometer machine is yours. There are different dial configurations, but this white dial with the “panda” type subdials and black ceramic bezel combines perfectly.
Inside we have the Omega caliber 9300 manufactured with a double barrel and 70h of power reserve. A Caliber with a capital letter works with a great adjustment and outside the magnetic fields.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/omega/racing/omega-32930445104001?id=24286
Traditionally associated with ultra-thin watches and dress watches, Piaget also has its sports watch, the Polo. With a design with a certain personality even if we see influences from other brands, the Polo has been on the market for some time and can be found both in combination with a steel bracelet and with colorful straps like this one.
It is a 42mm watch, quite thin case as we are used to Piaget and manufacture mechanism of the brand.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/piaget/automatic-102/piaget-g0a43001?id=24156
Rolex Explorer Explorer I 36mm ref.114270
Although it has recently returned to the catalog, the 36mm Rolex Explorer has been a few years out of it, replaced by its 39mm brother. In 2021 Rolex reissued the 36mm version again, both in steel and in a new mixed steel and gold version.
If you are looking for a complete 36mm Explorer this is a good opportunity.
Puedes acceder al reloj aquí: https://www.chronoexpert.es/rolex/automatic-44/rolex-114270?id=23663
Panerai Radiomir 8 dias PAM 00992
Panerai es una marca diferente. No es la habitual dentro de este mundo relojero. Es una marca que perteneciendo al Grupo Richemont, tiene apenas 20 años de vida y además cuenta con una de las comunidades de fans más activa del mundo.
Entre sus modelos podemos contar con 3 o 4 diseños históricos y el Radiomir es sin duda, uno de los más reconocibles. Particularmente este reloj me parece de los más atractivos de Panerai por varios movitos. Cuenta con la caja Radiomir y sus asas de alambre. Cuenta con una esfera con el 8 Giorni Brevettato. Tiene además agujas azules. Y además es un 8 días de cuerda. ¿Se puede pedir algo mas?
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/panerai/8-days/panerai-pam00992?id=24279
IWC Pilot Top Gun IW389101
IWC has distinguished itself among other things, for making Pilot aesthetic watches, but also for being one of the first brands to use ceramics in their cases. Among all the watches with ceramic case the Pilot Top Gun is undoubtedly the best known and is that imagine Pilots as seen in the film feed our dreams.
Con una caja de 44mm en cerámica negra, mecanismo automático basado en Valjoux 7750 y dotación completa puedes encontrar en nuestro stock la unidad perfecta para convertirte en Maverick por unos instantes. With a 44mm black ceramic case, automatic mechanism based on Valjoux 7750 and full equipment you can find in our stock the perfect unit to become Maverick for a few moments.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/iwc/chronograph-60/iwc-iw389101?id=23426
Bretiling Chronomat AB0136251B1A2
The Chronomat model since its launch in the 1980s has always been one of the flagships of the Breitling range. It was originally presented for the Italian Frecce Tricolori patrol and mounted a characteristic bracelet called “Rouleaux”.
In 2020 Breitling reissues the Chronomat giving it a new image that maintains the air of the saga but giving more packaging and corpulence to the watch. It also adds certain details in ceramic, either blue or black, which accentuate the sporty character of the watch.
With a size of 44mm and a steel case, we have in our stock one of the last units presented. In brand new condition and with full equipment you can now get this automatic pilot watch, with B01 caliber, ceramic bezel and modernized rouleaux bracelet. In addition, this model mounts as an extra UTC module in the army.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/breitling/chronomat-44/breitling-ab0136251b1a2?id=23001
Jaeger-Le Coultre Polaris Chronograph
The Polaris range at Jaeger dates back to the last few years where Jaeger released a complete range starting from a single model, the Jaeger Polaris. A diver watch with alarm from the 60’s.
On this watch, and we could say on some of its aesthetics, is on which the current Jaeger Polaris collection is built. It currently has watches only time, time and date, chronograph, as well as the original mechanical alarm function. This time we present this chronograph with blue dial and automatic winding. Of course, the caliber is Jaeger leCoultre manufacture and its case is 42mm and steel.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/jaeger-lecoultre/polaris-1/jaeger-lecoultre-q9028480?id=23016
Hublot Classic Green
Hublot is one of the few modern brands that have managed to establish itself in a high average buyer profile that values design and brand over other factors such as manufacturing machinery. With prices that start easily above 5,000€, it keeps intact its style inspired by the 90’s and its watches with rubber strap. In fact, Hublot could be credited with being the first to release luxury watches with rubber straps.
The fusion range maintains all the classicism of its designs while splashing them with modern materials such as titanium or ceramic. For this year in which green becomes the fashion color we can offer you this version of the Hublot Fusion Green. With a 42mm titanium case and automatic mechanism.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/hublot/fusion/hublot-542nx8970rx?id=22912
Rolex GMT Master Batman
It hasn’t even been with us for 6 years and we are already in its second version. Initially the Batman, so it is called the combination of blue and black bezel, came with oyster bracelet to be discontinued in 2 years and replaced with the current version, this time with jubilee bracelet. It did not take 3 years until Rolex offers again the possibility of mounting oyster bracelet again in this model.
For 2021 this model is part of the Rolex difficult to get and their waiting lists are XXL. In Chronoexpert we have several units of this model available in brand new condition and with its complete equipment.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/rolex/ii-2/rolex-126710-blnr?id=22660
Rolex Daytona 116520 Acero
That the Rolex Daytona is one of the most sought after sports watches in the world is no surprise to anyone. Ennobled by figures such as Paul Newman it is undoubtedly one of the most sought after watches in its steel version. In 2019 the world could see it fetch $17 million for the famous actor’s copy.
Nowadays getting a steel Daytona in an official dealer becomes almost a Mission Impossible but in Chronoexpert we can offer you an alternative in the form of the reference 115620. This reference has the first Rolex chronograph caliber after its coexistence with the Zenith caliber. A discontinued watch that keeps going up and up with the passage of time.
Case in 904 steel and 39mm for this automatic chronograph with screw-down pushers.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/rolex/stainless-steel/rolex-116520?id=24007
Zenith Defy Chronograph
We have repeatedly highlighted the technical quality of these watches and we are not tired of continuing to do so. Coming from a range with a long tradition, the most recent DEFYs take us to a level of technical sophistication almost unique in the market.
Powered by the mythical El Primero movement this chronograph features a hundredths of a second measurement function. To achieve this technical feat Zenith has 2 escapements one at 36,000 alternations and another at 360,000 alternations, which gives that characteristic twist per second to the dial with its trotter.
With titanium case and 44mm is a watch that exudes quality everywhere. The case back, titanium case, skeletonized dial and even a power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock for the chronograph function. There are many alternatives proposed by Zenith, in our stock we have this version in sandblasted titanium and blue touches that complement perfectly with the canvas strap with folding clasp, also in titanium.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/zenith/automatic-104/zenith-979001900481r946?id=23516
Jaeger-Le Coultre ultra-thin perpetual calendar
Jaeger is one of the most consecrated manufactures. Its calibers have served both the brand itself and third parties, not in vain this house is often defined as “the watchmaker of watchmakers”. It is for this reason that having a complication of the maison becomes an object of desire.
This time we will leave the more sporty styles to opt for a more formal and dressy one. The ultra-thin range attenuates this style with references such as the perpetual calendar. An elegant watch with its 39 mm steel case and an automatic mechanism with a perpetual calendar function. A large watch with a sober black dial.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/jaeger-lecoultre/ultra-thin-1/jaeger-lecoultre-q1308470?id=23161
Patek Philippe 5212
Often nowadays talking about Patek Philippe involves talking about models such as the Aquanaut and the Nautilus. This time we want to get out of these references that are virtually impossible to find and we will look at a more discreet model that even goes under the radar.
It is the reference 5212, I always remember it for the 52 weeks that have the year and the 12 months. And the fact is that this watch is the first Patek wristwatch with a week meter. This unusual complication can be seen in the Patek Philippe museum in Geneva in some other hand watches, but not wristwatches. The usefulness of this complication lies in the production processes of factories, where the counting of weeks becomes essential.
You can buy the watch here: https://www.chronoexpert.com/patek-philippe/calendar-1/patek-philippe-5212?id=22538