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Omega Planet Ocean Deep Black 46mm Co-Axial Date GMT
R 142 947
Seller
Sky Diamonds
134
US
TOP
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Co Axial 600 meters
R 47 084
Seller
Sky Diamonds
134
US
TOP
IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Rattrapante 3754-003
R 231 368
Seller
Sky Diamonds
134
US
TOP
Breitling Avenger Seawolf Diamond Bezel 2.00 CARATS A73390
R 67 789
Seller
Sky Diamonds
134
US
TOP
Rolex DATEJUST 16013 TWO TONE WHITE 1978
R 62 378
Free shipping
Seller
Goldammer
35
DE
TOP
Sinn 910 SRS Flyback Chronograph
R 60 737
Free shipping
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Istock LTD
175
LV
TOP
Ulysse Nardin Vintage Chronometer 14K Gold
R 26 100
Seller
Timeless Watches & Jewellery AG
560
LI
TOP
Casio G-Shock
R 34 472
Seller
First Advanced Watches
82
ES
TOP
Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT II 42mm
R 53 350
Seller
Vaessen Juweliers
15
NL
Rolex Lady-Datejust Flower Dial
R 88 999
Seller
The Diamond Channel
ZA
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Memoris Red Eclipse
R 1 608 776
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Mens Watch
R 139 900
Seller
Luxurytime South Africa
ZA
Ulysse Nardin El Toro/Black Toro GMT Perpetual 43mm 326-03
R 611 579
Seller
Luxury Bazaar
74
US
Rolex Datejust 41 Ref. 126334
R 166 616
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
285
NL
TOP
Sinn 910 Jubiläum (Limited Edition)
R 90 285
Free shipping
Seller
Istock LTD
175
LV
Omega Constellation Ladies
R 78 257
Seller
Lumbers Jewellers
23
UK
F.P.Journe Chronometre Souverain Chronometre Souverain Red...
R 322 737
Seller
European Watch Company
280
US
Breitling Bentley Motors
R 68 945
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1031
NL
Breitling Starliner
R 119 000
Seller
The Diamond Channel
ZA
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Memoris 200th Anniversary
R 1 009 142
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
TAG Heuer Grand Carrera
R 39 900
Seller
Luxurytime South Africa
ZA
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co/Axil Chronometer 232.90.4...
R 76 042
Seller
Luxury Bazaar
74
US
Rolex Sea Dweller 43 Ref. 126600
R 209 296
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
285
NL
Omega Speedmaster Chronograph 38mm
R 51 708
Seller
Ace Jewelers Group
48
NL
Rolex Datejust 41mm Steel & White Gold Silver Dial Watch 126334
R 147 354
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
150
US
Rolex 116710LN GMT Master II Ceramic SS / SS (30938)
R 190 105
Seller
European Watch Company
280
US
Rolex Datejust 36 Fluted / Jubilee / Blue Dial
R 91 926
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1031
NL
Breitling Montbrillant
R 54 999
Seller
The Diamond Channel
ZA
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Memoris
R 802 779
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
TAG Heuer Grand Carrera
R 45 900
Seller
Luxurytime South Africa
ZA
Chopard Mille Miglia Classic XL 90th Anniversary 161299-5001
R 432 232
Seller
Luxury Bazaar
74
US
TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 36
R 76 331
Seller
OTWG
23
DE
Omega Speedmaster Chronograph
R 49 246
Seller
Ace Jewelers Group
48
NL
Rolex Datejust 41mm Steel & White Gold Silver Dial Jubilee 126334
R 147 354
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
150
US
Rolex 1675 GMT Master "Blueberry" MKIII Radial Dial SS RARE...
R 773 684
Seller
European Watch Company
280
US
Rolex Submariner Date 16610 LV
R 196 164
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1031
NL
Omega DE-VILLE CO-AXIAL
R 69 999
Seller
The Diamond Channel
ZA
Rolex GMT-Master Vintage UAE Air Force 1675
R 1 770 102
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
335
UK
Breitling Navitimer World
R 55 900
Seller
Luxurytime South Africa
ZA
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m Co-Axial 38.5 mm 231.23.39.21....
R 69 632
Seller
Luxury Bazaar
74
US
Rolex Datejust 41 Ref. 126334
R 149 380
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
285
NL
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
R 131 733
Seller
Ace Jewelers Group
48
NL
Rolex Sea Dweller Stahl 126600
R 201 745
Seller
CW CologneWatch GmbH
266
DE
Rolex 1019 Vintage Milgauss Black Dial VERY CLEAN (31376)
R 611 579
Seller
European Watch Company
280
US
Rolex Explorer II White
R 81 913
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1031
NL
TAG Heuer Grand Carrera
R 58 300
Seller
The Diamond Channel
ZA
Rolex Yacht-Master 40 116655
R 321 413
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
335
UK
Rolex Datejust 41mm Steel Dark Rhodium Diamond Dial Watch 126334
R 169 459
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
150
US
Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture 45mm 1183-122/40
R 73 611
Seller
Luxury Bazaar
74
US
Rolex Submariner Date
R 176 842
Seller
Hamra Jewelers
38
US
Omega Globemaster
R 80 107
Seller
Ace Jewelers Group
48
NL
Omega Seamaster 300 M
R 66 519
Seller
Iconic Watches
121
UK
Rolex 1680 Submariner RED MK IV Circa 1970 SS (30425)
R 322 737
Seller
European Watch Company
280
US
Rolex Submariner Date Gold/Steel
R 136 658
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1031
NL
Omega Constellation Ladies
R 98 999
Seller
The Diamond Channel
ZA
Rolex GMT-Master II 116758SARU
R 2 142 756
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
335
UK
Panerai Luminor 1950 Stainless Steel Watch PAM00127
R 287 354
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
150
US
Omega De Ville Ladymatic Co-Axial 34 mm 425.33.34.20.05.001
R 55 926
Seller
Luxury Bazaar
74
US
Omega Seamaster American´s Cup Diver 300 M Stahl 25945000
R 47 440
Seller
CW CologneWatch GmbH
266
DE
Omega Constellation Petite Seconde
R 66 146
Seller
Lumbers Jewellers
23
UK
Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Chronograph 44 mm 304.30.44.52.01.001
R 118 027
Seller
schreiter-muenchen.de
300
DE
Rolex 16520 Daytona SS White Dial Zenith Movement INVERTED 6...
R 523 158
Seller
European Watch Company
280
US
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea
R 137 889
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1031
NL
Breitling Navitimer 1461
R 106 400
Seller
The Diamond Channel
ZA
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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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