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Rolex Day-Date 1803
AU$ 39,022
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
353
UK
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Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Limited Edition 522.32.40.20.01.001
AU$ 7,067
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Uhren2000 GmbH
423
DE
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Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT II 42mm
AU$ 5,417
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Vaessen Juweliers
20
NL
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AU$ 5,262
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Vintage Watch Outlet
26
US
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Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster 39
AU$ 105,022
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
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TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T
AU$ 22,000
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Hentschel H1 Chronometer White Gold / Steel, 39.5mm German...
AU$ 9,150
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Define Watches
11
AU
Omega Constellation Co-Axial 27 mm
AU$ 12,601
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Watches of Mayfair Pty Ltd
6
AU
Rolex - Sea Dweller 43 - 43mm Black Dial - Stainless Steel
AU$ 23,995
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Zaeger Pty Ltd
26
AU
Breitling Chronomat Windrider MOP Dial A13352
AU$ 3,750
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The Watch Culture
31
AU
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Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Manufacture 43mm - Limited Edition
AU$ 43,880
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The Luxury Well
266
US
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Rolex Datejust 36 Edelstahl Gelbgold 126233 Champagner Index
AU$ 15,568
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Uhren2000 GmbH
423
DE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
AU$ 5,450
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Master Watchmaking P/L
 
AU
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Rolex Lady-Datejust
AU$ 23,243
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
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Breitling Avenger Blackbird
AU$ 4,404
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Casio GMW-B5000GD-9 G-SHOCK
AU$ 915
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First Advanced Watches
92
ES
Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer 43 mm
AU$ 12,351
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Watches of Mayfair Pty Ltd
6
AU
Breitling Super Avenger II Black Dial A1337111/BC29SS
AU$ 6,495
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Zaeger Pty Ltd
26
AU
Omega Seamaster Diver Chrono 300m Blue Waved Dial 2598.80
AU$ 3,600
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The Watch Culture
31
AU
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
AU$ 3,995
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Toorak Fine Watches
 
AU
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Omega Constellation Globemaster 39 Chronometer 130.33.39.21.02...
AU$ 7,667
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Uhren2000 GmbH
423
DE
Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph
AU$ 4,900
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Breguet Classique
AU$ 16,491
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra
AU$ 7,318
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AU
Breitling Super Avenger II
AU$ 7,800
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Time Keeper Boutique
 
AU
Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer 41 MM
AU$ 11,267
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Watches of Mayfair Pty Ltd
6
AU
Omega Speedmaster - Moonwatch - 31193445199002
AU$ 12,995
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Zaeger Pty Ltd
26
AU
Rolex Sea – Dweller Ref.: 126600 von 2018 Full Set
AU$ 20,818
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Watchplanet
104
DE
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra
AU$ 8,995
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Toorak Fine Watches
 
AU
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Master 43,5 PyeongChang 2018 Limited
AU$ 9,101
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Uhren2000 GmbH
423
DE
Ikepod Megapode
AU$ 5,390
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Master Watchmaking P/L
 
AU
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Tiffany Atlas 42
AU$ 6,001
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
Rolex 1601
AU$ 5,750
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Rolex GMT-Master Root Beer Dial
AU$ 22,686
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Watch Works
21
US
Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial
AU$ 4,284
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Watches of Mayfair Pty Ltd
6
AU
Rolex 116710LN GMT Master II Ceramic SS (31435)
AU$ 17,417
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European Watch Company
290
US
Porsche Design PAC Dashboard Ref.: 6612.14/1
AU$ 3,317
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Watchplanet
104
DE
Omega sea master processional 200 Chronometer Automatic Diver
AU$ 2,595
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AU
Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300 M Blue (SMP 300M James...
AU$ 3,290
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AU
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra
AU$ 5,000
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AU
Ball Engineer Master II Skindiver II
AU$ 2,800
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Baume & Mercier Clifton 39mm,sv d, 18RG, br-lth 74753
AU$ 5,565
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Breitling Superocean Chronograph II
AU$ 4,788
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Breitling Chronomat B01
AU$ 56,000
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
AU$ 5,900
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Ball for BMW GMT
AU$ 1,839
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AU$ 4,888
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Breitling Brietling Colt Automatic
AU$ 3,000
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Omega Plant Ocean Chrono
AU$ 7,250
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AU
Rolex Datejust
AU$ 5,420
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AU
Rolex Day-Date 36 18248 "Bark" with Blue Vignette Serti...
AU$ 24,000
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Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster 34
AU$ 34,497
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
Breitling Chronomat 44
AU$ 7,200
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AU
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887
AU$ 4,167
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Breitling Transocean Unitime Pilot Chronograph 46 mm
AU$ 12,634
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Watches of Mayfair Pty Ltd
6
AU
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Rolex Sky-Dweller Gelbgold / Krokoleder 326138
AU$ 47,387
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Uhren2000 GmbH
423
DE
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
AU$ 3,999
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AU
Omega De Ville Prestige
AU$ 3,184
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AU
Rolex Datejust 36
AU$ 11,900
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Master Watchmaking P/L
 
AU
Breitling Cockpit B50
AU$ 6,888
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AU
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 28
AU$ 17,256
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
Omega Speedmaster 57 Chronograph
AU$ 7,995
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AU
Rolex 16520 Daytona SS White Dial Zenith Movement INVERTED 6...
AU$ 49,032
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European Watch Company
290
US
Rolex Datejust 16014
AU$ 5,950
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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.