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Rolex Day-Date Masterpiece 18946
AU$ 88,075
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
327
UK
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Rolex Day-Date 36 18 kt Everose-Gold Leder 118135 Rhodium
AU$ 28,379
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Uhren2000 GmbH
408
DE
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Omega 522.32.40.20.01.005 OLYMPIC OFFICIAL
AU$ 4,973
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時尚站 COHERNTHK
5
HK
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A. Lange & Söhne Chronometer 18k Gold Qualität 1A Taschenuhr...
AU$ 26,455
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Antiquitäten carsten berger
9
DE
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Breitling Avenger Blackbird
AU$ 4,404
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Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime
AU$ 6,000
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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra
AU$ 7,126
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
AU$ 4,050
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Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra-Thin 45
AU$ 23,944
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
11
CH
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Omega De Ville Ladymatic 425.68.34.20.51.001
AU$ 12,755
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WatchBox
443
US
Ball Engineer Master II Skindiver II
AU$ 2,800
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AU
Rolex Sea-Dweller
AU$ 19,000
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
AU$ 4,066
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Rolex Datejust 18K Yellow Gold President Lapis diam. dial
AU$ 12,426
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Juwelier Pieter Jacobs
216
NL
Breitling Navitimer Heritage
AU$ 6,558
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Watches of Mayfair Pty Ltd
AU
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph
AU$ 4,500
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AU
Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar with Titanium Strap
AU$ 950
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AU
TAG Heuer Link
AU$ 2,200
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Chopard Mille Miglia
AU$ 5,701
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Breitling Brietling Colt Automatic
AU$ 3,000
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Breitling Superocean Chronograph II
AU$ 5,188
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AU
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
AU$ 5,500
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Omega De Ville Prestige
AU$ 3,184
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
AU$ 5,900
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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887
AU$ 4,008
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Breguet Reine de Naples
AU$ 14,788
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
11
CH
Omega Speedmaster Racing
AU$ 8,600
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AU
Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer
AU$ 12,009
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Watches of Mayfair Pty Ltd
AU
Rolex 1601
AU$ 6,020
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AU
Breitling Superocean Chronograph Steelfish
AU$ 5,086
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AU
Breitling Super Avenger II Black Dial A1337111/BC29SS
AU$ 6,495
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Zaeger Pty Ltd
20
AU
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Breitling Edition Special Limited A 25 Exemplaires - G34360
AU$ 160,334
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Pawndeluxe
331
NL
Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph
AU$ 4,900
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Master Watchmaking P/L
 
AU
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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 41 Automatic Blue Leather Strap 2019
AU$ 5,081
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Montredo GmbH
1570
DE
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Sinn 103 St Sa RB Classic Watch Sondermodell
AU$ 3,928
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Classic Watch
47
DE
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Casio GMW-B5000GD-9 G-SHOCK
AU$ 880
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First Advanced Watches
73
ES
Breitling Premier Chronograph 42
AU$ 7,231
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Watches of Mayfair Pty Ltd
AU
Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 50th Anniversary
AU$ 20,387
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JPA Watch Company Ltd
69
UK
Omega De Ville Hour Vision
AU$ 8,000
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Omega De Ville Co-Axil Chronoscope Stainless Steel 4850.50.31
AU$ 3,495
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Zaeger Pty Ltd
20
AU
Breitling Super Avenger II
AU$ 7,800
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Time Keeper Boutique
 
AU
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
AU$ 5,450
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Master Watchmaking P/L
 
AU
Rolex Sea-Dweller Ceramic Red Letter Dial Stainless Steel 1266006
Price on request
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Twain Time
 
US
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean (black dial)
AU$ 10,404
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Chad Warrick
20
US
Omega Seamaster Diver Chrono 300m Blue Waved Dial 2598.80
AU$ 3,600
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The Watch Culture
28
AU
Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture 43 mm
AU$ 11,881
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Co Axial GMT
AU$ 7,880
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JPA Watch Company Ltd
69
UK
Breitling Galactic 32
AU$ 4,645
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AU
Omega Speedmaster - Moonwatch - 31193445199002
AU$ 12,995
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Zaeger Pty Ltd
20
AU
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Omega De Ville Hour Vision, Full Set
AU$ 13,733
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Plus Ultra AG
9
CH
Ikepod Megapode
AU$ 5,390
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Master Watchmaking P/L
 
AU
Panerai Luminor 1950 "Fiddy" Limited Edition Stainless Steel...
Price on request
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Twain Time
 
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
AU$ 10,689
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Chad Warrick
20
US
Rolex DateJust 41
AU$ 12,667
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The Jewels of Beverly Hills, The Jewel Buyers
5
US
Chopard G.P.M.H. Power Control
AU$ 7,632
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Watches of Mayfair Pty Ltd
AU
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 44mm 215.30.44.21.03.001
AU$ 6,851
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JPA Watch Company Ltd
69
UK
Breitling Chronomat Windrider MOP Dial A13352
AU$ 3,750
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The Watch Culture
28
AU
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre HEUER02T CAR5A90.BH0742
AU$ 15,995
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Zaeger Pty Ltd
20
AU
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Ulysse Nardin Chronometer 36000, HiBeat, Rare 70s Icon
AU$ 3,521
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Plus Ultra AG
9
CH
Rolex Datejust 36
AU$ 11,900
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Master Watchmaking P/L
 
AU
Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver
AU$ 25,511
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Chad Warrick
20
US
Breitling Navitimer 01 (46 MM)
AU$ 7,090
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Daoud's Fine Jewelry
8
US
Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Twin
AU$ 26,535
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Watches of Mayfair Pty Ltd
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Chronometer - Certified Precision

"Chronometer" may sound like a fancy name for a normal watch - after all, it just comes from the Greek words for "time" and "measure" - but chronometers are really something quite special. Chronometers are watches, yes, but watches that have been tried and tested and certified to meet exacting precision standards. The COSC in Switzerland determines which watches may actually call themselves "chronometers".

The Oceanic Origins of Chronometers

Though the Swiss set the standard, the English coined the word. In the quest to calculate the longitude, the Englishman Jeremy Thacker, a clockmaker of extraordinary skill, created a series of increasingly accurate clocks, well beyond what had had previously been achieved. The clocks were intended to be used aboard ships and had to keep absolutely accurate time in order to allow for calculating longitude precisely, and thus fixing the position of the ship in the vast ocean. The last of Thacker's chronometers was actually more like a very large pocket watch.

Other clockmakers - and increasingly watchmakers - copied from and improved upon Thacker's final chronometer, producing watches of greater and greater precision. The original standards for accuracy were actually far more exacting than those currently maintained by the COSC in Switzerland, so very few watches were certified as chronometers and thus very few were actually produced and sold. The original chronometer requirements for mechanical watches are no longer necessary, since digital watches can already exceed them, but chronometers are still manufactured and sold (and resold) today as examples of extremely fine precision engineering. The use of jewels and precious metals in watches owes its origins to chronometers - these materials were used to make the mechanical movements as precise as possible.

Officially Certified Chronometers

Chronometers are no longer rare. More than a million Officially Certified Chronometer certificates are issued each year. Those watches that pass the most rigorous of the COSG's tests are rewarded with a special serial number and, indeed, the right to call themselves "chronometers" at all. Chronometers must meet several requirements: they must display the seconds; they must be highly precise; they must demonstrate that precision over the course of several consecutive days of testing; they must perform precisely in different positions and at different temperatures.

Chronometers in Everyday Use

This may sound extreme, but such reliability was crucial for individuals and groups that had to rely on the precision of portable mechanical timekeepers in the past. Pilots watches, for instance, needed to perform as chronometers (and those that did not had to be hackable). The famous B-Uhren, commissioned by the German Luftwaffe and manufactured by several companies, were chronometer-certified pilots watches - or chronometers that were used as pilots watches, depending on your perspective. Interestingly, despite the many years between Thacker's invention and the production of the B-Uhren, chronometers were still tightly bound to use in navigation.

First at sea, then in the air. And, still today, at sea again - or at least under it. Some diving watches, like the Rolex submariner, are also certified chronometers. Divers must be able to reliably track how long they've been under and how much time they have to surface.

Though their accuracy may have been eclipsed by digital watches, chronometers are still useful today.

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