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Breguet Secret de la Reine
AU$ 78,104
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
6
CH
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Zenith Academy
AU$ 40,187
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LUXE WARE (HK) LIMITED
122
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Breitling Superocean Héritage 46
AU$ 4,000
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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra
AU$ 9,991
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
AU$ 4,350
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
AU$ 4,052
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Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar with Titanium Strap
AU$ 1,150
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Ball Engineer Master II Skindiver II
AU$ 2,800
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TAG Heuer Link
AU$ 2,200
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Omega Speedmaster Racing
AU$ 7,250
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Chopard Mille Miglia
AU$ 6,423
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Rolex Sea-Dweller
AU$ 19,000
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Swiss Military Cx Swiss Military 20000 Feet Diving Watch World...
AU$ 4,999
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Watchpartners
131
AU
Omega De Ville Prestige
AU$ 3,184
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
AU$ 4,377
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Krieger M882
AU$ 700
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Breitling Galactic 32
AU$ 4,645
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Omega De Ville Hour Vision
AU$ 8,000
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Breitling Evolution Diamond Pure Gold 18K/750 Y Ø 44 mm MOP -...
AU$ 15,152
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Pawndeluxe
282
NL
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Rolex GMT-Master II Everose-Gold Ref. 126715CHNR
AU$ 54,644
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Uhren2000 GmbH
392
DE
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Rolex Lady-Datejust Pearlmaster 29
AU$ 75,974
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
6
CH
Swiss Military Cx Swiss Military 20000 Feet Diving Watch World...
AU$ 4,999
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Watchpartners
131
AU
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Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date
AU$ 15,394
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Istock LTD
145
LV
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Sinn 103 St Sa RB Classic Watch Sondermodell
AU$ 3,627
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Classic Watch
42
DE
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Rolex Daytona Zenith steel P serial, 16520 excellent condition
AU$ 39,170
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J.Z TRADING
8
BE
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Rado 56-H Chronometre, 1st Version, Very Rare
AU$ 11,006
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Plus Ultra AG
6
CH
Breitling Super Avenger II
AU$ 7,800
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Time Keeper Boutique
 
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Hermès Clipper XL Ø 44 mm Automatic Chronograph - CP 1 910
AU$ 3,466
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Pawndeluxe
282
NL
Omega - Seamaster - Diver 300m- Professional - 212.30.41.20.01...
AU$ 4,770
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Zaeger Pty Ltd
AU
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Hublot King Power 48
AU$ 23,431
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
6
CH
Swiss Military Cx Swiss Military 20000 Feet Watch World Record...
AU$ 4,999
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131
AU
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Girard Perregaux 1966 40mm Diamond Bezel
AU$ 9,672
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Istock LTD
145
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Hentschel H1 Chronometer White Gold / Steel, 39.5mm German...
AU$ 9,150
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Define Watches
9
AU
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
AU$ 5,450
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Master Watchmaking P/L
 
AU
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Omega De Ville Hour Vision, Full Set
AU$ 13,846
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Plus Ultra AG
6
CH
Omega Seamaster Diver Chrono 300m Blue Waved Dial 2598.80
AU$ 3,600
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The Watch Culture
27
AU
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Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Limited Edition Ø 44,5 mm
AU$ 7,173
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Pawndeluxe
282
NL
Omega De Ville Co-Axil Chronoscope Stainless Steel 4850.50.31
AU$ 3,495
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Zaeger Pty Ltd
AU
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 26
AU$ 25,490
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
6
CH
Rolex Submariner Date
AU$ 9,591
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
907
NL
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Blancpain L-Evolution Chrono Flyback Super Trofeo (Limited...
AU$ 21,277
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Istock LTD
145
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Rolex Sea-Dweller
AU$ 19,800
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Ikepod Megapode
AU$ 5,390
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Omega Seamaster Chronometer Co Axial
AU$ 3,063
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
446
DE
Breitling Chronomat Windrider MOP Dial A13352
AU$ 3,750
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The Watch Culture
27
AU
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Blancpain Ultra Thin Chronometer Manual - 70021127
AU$ 5,755
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Pawndeluxe
282
NL
Breitling Super Avenger II Black Dial A1337111/BC29SS
AU$ 6,495
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AU
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Tiffany Atlas 42
AU$ 12,766
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
6
CH
Rolex Day-Date 40mm Everose Gold Green Dial
AU$ 41,668
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
907
NL
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IWC Portofino Automatic Rose Gold Ladies
AU$ 18,408
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Istock LTD
145
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Rolex GMT-Master II 116758SARU
AU$ 212,618
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
298
UK
Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph
AU$ 4,900
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Master Watchmaking P/L
 
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Omega Seamaster Chrono
AU$ 3,788
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
446
DE
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Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique
AU$ 11,929
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Rent a Box Schmuck und Uhren AG
11
CH
IWC Ingenieur Automatik Chronometer Herrenuhr, UNGETRAGEN,...
AU$ 8,043
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chronopark GmbH
 
DE
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre HEUER02T CAR5A90.BH0742
AU$ 15,995
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Zaeger Pty Ltd
AU
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Chaumet Liens 33
AU$ 14,186
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
6
CH
Rolex Submariner Date Full Iced Diamonds
AU$ 44,973
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
907
NL
Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope automatic stainless steel white
AU$ 2,192
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SORELLE RONCO
1295
IT
Rolex GMT-Master Vintage UAE Air Force 1675
AU$ 175,641
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
298
UK
Rolex Datejust 36
AU$ 11,900
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Master Watchmaking P/L
 
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Rolex Datejust
AU$ 5,239
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
446
DE
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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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