Chrono24 Magazine

The History of an Icon: The Omega Speedmaster

Jorg Weppelink
Oct 09, 2018
The Omega Speedmaster might just be the most famous watch ever made thanks to its role in of one of the most important moments in history. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the Moon. However, the Speedmaster's story started well before the Moon landing.

Three Affordable IWC Watches Representing Different IWC Stories

Jorg Weppelink
Oct 04, 2018
In this article, we will be discussing three affordable IWC watches that would make a great first luxury watch or an excellent addition to any collection. Every model comes from a different IWC collection and is a proud representation of what the brand stands for. Furthermore, they have all come to be seen as brand icons over the years.

What is an in-house movement?

Jonathan Arnold
Oct 02, 2018
Sometimes the luxury watch industry seems like an entire universe unto itself, operating in complete isolation from the rest of the world. This is particularly apparent when the topic of “in-house” or “manufacture" movements arises. Nobody seems to know what exactly constitutes an in-house movement. At the very least, nobody can agree on a single definition.

One Brand with many faces: TAG Heuer

Bert Buijsrogge
Sep 27, 2018
Tag-Heuer pretty much has it all. Starting off with affordable quartz models the quality, and the price tag, slowly goes up. And it does so for quite a long way. Stepping up you will find ETA based calibers which are followed up by their own in-house developed movements.

Performance of the Rolex GMT-Master and the GMT-Master II

Robert-Jan Broer
Sep 25, 2018
Rolex first introduced the GMT-Master in 1954. It was originally developed for Pan Am pilots who often traveled between different time zones. We also took a look at a discontinued Rolex GMT-Master II, the reference 16710. This GMT-Master II premiered in 1989 and was actually the second edition of this timepiece.

What is a chronograph and how does it work?

Mathias Kunz
Sep 20, 2018
Two push-pieces, three subdials, multiple hands – that describes almost any chronograph. But what exactly is this popular watch type? And how does it work? In this article from the Chrono24 "How to" series, we will offer plain and simple answers to those very questions.


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