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Breitling Avenger Seawolf Diamond Bezel 2.00 CARATS A73390
NZ$ 7,176
Seller
Sky Diamonds
135
US
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IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Rattrapante 3754-003
NZ$ 24,491
Seller
Sky Diamonds
135
US
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph
NZ$ 8,580
Seller
Private Seller
NZ
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1601 Datejust
NZ$ 15,314
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Sonning Vintage Watches Limited
44
UK
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Ulysse Nardin Vintage Chronometer 14K Gold
NZ$ 2,775
Seller
Timeless Watches & Jewellery AG
563
LI
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Casio G-Shock
NZ$ 3,665
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First Advanced Watches
82
ES
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Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT II 42mm
NZ$ 5,672
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Vaessen Juweliers
15
NL
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Sinn 103 St Sa RB Classic Watch Sondermodell
NZ$ 4,276
Seller
Classic Watch
52
DE
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Memoris Red Eclipse
NZ$ 171,166
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Rolex Datejust 41 Ref. 126334
NZ$ 17,015
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
NZ$ 4,003
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Spitz Jewelers Inc
 
US
Omega Constellation Ladies
NZ$ 8,299
Seller
Lumbers Jewellers
23
UK
Breitling Avenger Blackbird, Box And Papers 2014
NZ$ 4,841
Seller
Market Cross Jewellers
 
UK
Breitling Chronomat 41 Two Tone Yellow and White
NZ$ 12,150
Seller
Haniken Jewelers
15
US
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Casio GMW-B5000GD-9 G-SHOCK
NZ$ 958
Seller
First Advanced Watches
82
ES
Rolex Datejust 41mm Steel & White Gold Silver Dial Watch 126334
NZ$ 15,598
Free shipping
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Avi & Co NY
150
US
Rolex Daytona Rainbow Yellow Gold
NZ$ 59,072
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1032
NL
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Memoris
NZ$ 85,412
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Rolex Datejust 41 Ref. 126334
NZ$ 17,015
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000
NZ$ 12,731
Seller
Spitz Jewelers Inc
 
US
Rolex 116710LN GMT Master II Ceramic SS / SS (30938)
NZ$ 18,563
Seller
European Watch Company
279
US
Breitling Chronomat 41
NZ$ 12,992
Seller
Market Cross Jewellers
 
UK
Rolex Day-Date 18238
NZ$ 34,579
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
336
UK
TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 36
NZ$ 8,115
Seller
OTWG
23
DE
Rolex Datejust 41mm Steel & White Gold Silver Dial Jubilee 126334
NZ$ 15,598
Free shipping
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Avi & Co NY
150
US
Rolex Day-Date 36 President Bark Yellow Gold
NZ$ 18,935
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1032
NL
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Memoris 200th Anniversary
NZ$ 107,368
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Rolex Datejust 41 Ref. 126334
NZ$ 17,713
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Rolex Milgauss
NZ$ 9,920
Seller
Spitz Jewelers Inc
 
US
Rolex 16520 Daytona SS White Dial Zenith Movement INVERTED 6...
NZ$ 55,378
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European Watch Company
279
US
Rolex Submariner Date
NZ$ 18,719
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Hamra Jewelers
38
US
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116520
NZ$ 27,564
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
336
UK
Rolex Sea Dweller Stahl 126600
NZ$ 21,448
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CW CologneWatch GmbH
266
DE
Panerai Luminor 1950 Stainless Steel Watch PAM00127
NZ$ 30,417
Free shipping
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Avi & Co NY
150
US
Rolex Submariner Date 16610 LV
NZ$ 20,854
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1032
NL
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra
NZ$ 11,658
Seller
Lumbers Jewellers
23
UK
Rolex Datejust 41 Ref. 126334
NZ$ 16,753
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph
NZ$ 7,020
Seller
Spitz Jewelers Inc
 
US
Rolex 1019 Vintage Milgauss Black Dial VERY CLEAN (31376)
NZ$ 64,738
Seller
European Watch Company
279
US
Rolex Datejust, 126334. Box & Papers 2018
NZ$ 16,499
Seller
Market Cross Jewellers
 
UK
Rolex GMT-Master Vintage UAE Air Force 1675
NZ$ 187,715
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
336
UK
Omega Seamaster American´s Cup Diver 300 M Stahl 25945000
NZ$ 5,043
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CW CologneWatch GmbH
266
DE
Rolex DAYTONA Steel & 18K Yellow Gold Champagne Dial 116503
NZ$ 26,518
Free shipping
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Avi & Co NY
150
US
Rolex Submariner Date Gold/Steel
NZ$ 14,528
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1032
NL
Omega Constellation Petite Seconde
NZ$ 7,015
Seller
Lumbers Jewellers
23
UK
Rolex Sea Dweller 43 Ref. 126600
NZ$ 22,250
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Omega Seamaster Professional
NZ$ 5,454
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Ian Blowers Jewellers
55
UK
Rolex 1680 Submariner RED MK IV Circa 1970 SS (30425)
NZ$ 34,163
Seller
European Watch Company
279
US
Breitling Colt Chronograph, box and papers. 2017
NZ$ 3,853
Seller
Market Cross Jewellers
 
UK
Rolex GMT-Master II 116758SARU
NZ$ 227,234
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
336
UK
Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante
NZ$ 13,176
Seller
Uhrmacherhandwerk
239
DE
Rolex Datejust 41mm Steel Dark Rhodium Diamond Dial Watch 126334
NZ$ 17,938
Free shipping
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Avi & Co NY
150
US
Breitling SuperOcean 42
NZ$ 3,054
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1032
NL
Rolex Submariner Deepsea Blue
NZ$ 22,163
Free shipping
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
575
DE
Rolex Datejust 41 Ref. 126334
NZ$ 16,753
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph 44 mm 304.30.44.52.01.001
NZ$ 12,547
Seller
schreiter-muenchen.de
302
DE
Rolex 1665 Vintage Sea Dweller "Great White" c. 1978 Mark I...
NZ$ 32,603
Seller
European Watch Company
279
US
Breitling Avenger II Seawolf, box and papers. 2017
NZ$ 4,446
Seller
Market Cross Jewellers
 
UK
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 116655
NZ$ 34,085
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
336
UK
Omega Speedmaster Chronograph 38mm
NZ$ 5,497
Seller
Ace Jewelers Group
48
NL
Rolex Datejust 41mm Steel & White Gold Rhodium Index Dial 126334
NZ$ 15,598
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
150
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1500
NZ$ 5,148
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1032
NL
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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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