Chronext A summer selection of adventure watches!
Explore underwater worlds with Panerai, brave icy mountain landscapes with Tudor, fear nothing of raging seas with Rolex… there’s still time to pick the watch for your summer adventures from Chronext
In the words of a wise man (whose name escapes me), “if you want to know what your timepiece is capable of, take it outdoors.” Indeed, whoever said a watch should spend its days locked away in a safe? If a Rolex, a Tudor, a Panerai or a Breitling come at a (certain) price, it’s also because these are authentic tools, designed to go where we go and do what we do.
case for three watches green version © Chronext
Tested to the limits
In addition to vintage, Chronext carries certified pre-owned watches as well as new models, all provided with a 24-month Chronext warranty. Combined with the strict testing protocols in place at brands, you can rest assured that these are remarkably reliable tool watches.
For example, Rolex’s Superlative Chronometer standard, introduced in 2015, tests for water-resistance as well as resistance to shocks, temperature variations and magnetic fields.
At Panerai - a brand with historic ties to professional diving - a watch must be perfectly water-resistant. End of. Its watches are tested to official standards plus a 25% safety margin. The most extreme Submersibles can withstand 250 bar of pressure. To reach this limit, you would need to make a (very probably hypothetical) dive to 2,500 metres.
Ice axe or Sex on the beach?
If you’re still searching for the watch that will make this summer the most memorable ever… don’t panic. Chronext has watches ready for delivery in time to make yours the best-dressed wrist on the beach. Take your pick!
1. Head for distant lands with watches that feature a multiple time zone display. Try the Rolex GMT Master II or the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime.
Rolex GMT Master II, Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime © Chronext
2. Make a splash in the pool or swim with the fishes with the Rolex Sea-Dweller, the Rolex Submariner, the Omega Seamaster or the Panerai Luminor.
Rolex Submariner, Omega Seamaster, Panerai Luminor © Chronext
3. Reach new heights or explore terrae incognitae with chronographs such as the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms on a khaki-brown textile strap, the Omega Speedmaster Professional or the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms © Chronext
4. Conquer extreme environments with the Tudor Black Bay Pro or the Rolex Explorer II, à la Adrian Bark of Bark & Jack in Zermatt, striking a pose in front of (and one day maybe on) the Matterhorn.
Rolex Explorer II © Chronext
While the combinations of watch + activity are virtually endless – this is just a small selection –, the final choice will always come down to that all-important factor: your personal taste!
Blancpain is the archetypal Manufacture: with a watchmaking heritage dating back several centuries, it has successfully preserved its watchmaking tradition, whilst welcoming a spirit of innovation.Find out more >
From humble family beginnings Breitling grew into a major player in the world of chronographs and aviation instruments. At the dawn of a new era, the brand is poised for a legendary future.Find out more >
A company of the Swatch Group, OMEGA has been behind major revolutions in watchmaking technology and the timekeeping of numerous Olympic Games. Its watches are worn by world-famous celebrities and...Find out more >
Every Panerai watch is as unique as the story it tells. Since 1860 Panerai has produced high-precision instruments and watches, developed and created to meet the most rigorous military standards....Find out more >