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Jonathan Arnold

Jonathan Arnold
02.11.2017

For watch lovers, this is a feeling we know all too well: A new model comes out and we like it, but we’re not sure if we love it. Sometimes we need a bit of time to warm up to things and get comfortable with the changes or bold (or often, not so bold) design tweaks. Then, no sooner do we decide we like the watch in question, and we discover the limited series is sold out or the model is no longer in production, having been replaced by something else, which in turn makes us want the original watch even more.

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Jonathan Arnold
06.09.2017

In our fast-paced, ever-changing world, there are few things we can rely on to be constant. Good design, however, never goes out of style; nowhere is that truer than in the world of luxury watches. Consider some of the most iconic models of the modern age: the Patek Philippe Calatrava, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, and the Rolex Submariner. While they are all very different watches, they share the common traits of consistent, functional, and attractive designs that have prevailed for decades. In some ways, this is the same for high-end, modern furniture from a similar time period.

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Jonathan Arnold
15.08.2017

Widely considered to be one of, if not the most complex watch complication, striking watches are outside the remit of all but a few of the world’s most talented watchmakers. Not all striking watches are the same, however. Whilst the majority sound the time in one form or another, there are variations in the functioning of each different style. Broadly speaking, they fall into one of two categories: repeaters and sonneries. Read on to find out what the difference is between these two categories and to discover some great sonnerie watches.

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Jonathan Arnold
10.08.2017

The technical advances came quickly, such as increased water resistance, louder mechanical alarms, and more accurate timekeeping. Many of the world’s best known luxury watch brands continue to demonstrate their prowess in terms of technical advancements, over-engineering watches to perfection simply to prove that they can.

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Jonathan Arnold
18.07.2017

To most people, the phrase “Haute Horlogerie” means little to nothing. Translated into English, the phrase means the “high-art of watchmaking.” This makes the term somewhat clearer, but overall, it’s still vague. However, to a very select group of highly skilled watchmakers, artisans, designers, and, of course, watch collectors, it is a way of life. So, just what is haute horlogerie?

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Jonathan Arnold
03.03.2017

In this series of articles, we’ll take a look at watch pairs. We’ve selected an elegant dress watch and a sports watch for each pairing; two watches that complement each other and offer their wearer an appropriate watch for any occasion. This time we chose the IWC Portuguese Chronograph and the Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days.

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Jonathan Arnold
10.01.2017

Watches from independent brands always have something special about them. Even though they are lesser known than the famous big brands, they offer truly great watches with innovative engineering and design. Usually you can only purchase watches from a dealer, but now we offer a new experience as a customer: Chrono24 created partnerships with selected manufacturers so you are now able to buy watches directly from the brand.

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Jonathan Arnold
08.12.2016

There is no doubt that vintage mechanical watches are (still) hot right now. So much so, in fact, that it’s almost impossible to buy a historically significant piece without parting with a small fortune. As with anything in life though, if you dig a little deeper, you can always find one or two hidden gems. The Universal Genève Polerouter is one such example. Designed by the legendary Gérald Genta in the early 1950s, the Polerouter quickly became a big success. It was considered on par with similar models from the likes of Rolex and Omega.

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Jonathan Arnold
27.10.2016

The humble dress watch: Could there be a more understated, yet essential element in a true gentleman’s wardrobe? I don’t think so. Worn appropriately, a dress watch can transform a man from an uncivilized buffoon into a sophisticated, suave dinner guest - or at least give that impression.

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