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Editor’s Picks of the Week – Oris, Rolex and Panerai

Balazs Ferenczi
11.10.2017
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Balazs Ferenczi
11.10.2017

 

The authors of the Chrono24 Magazine hand-pick the best watch offers on Chrono24 – from affordable daily drivers to famous watch icons and exceptional collector’s pieces.

If you want to buy one of the watches, simply click on the offer and place your order on Chrono24 today.

This week’s offers:

 

Daily Drivers: Great Watches for Under 5,000 Euros

Oris Atelier Calibre 111

 

Oris is a brand frequently associated with sports watches. Their Big Crown line is known to fans of pilot’s watches, while the Oris Divers Sixty Five was a great success in recent years among dive watches. However, the Oris Atelier Calibre 111 Power Reserve is more sophisticated. It houses Oris’s first mass-produced in-house movement. For their 110th anniversary, Oris introduced the Calibre 110, an in-house movement. That, however, was only available in a special edition watch limited to 220 pieces (110 in steel and 110 in gold cases).

The Calibre 110’s successor, the Calibre 111, is found in a simple, elegant watch with a subdial for the seconds, a date window at nine o’clock, and a huge power reserve indicator at three o’clock. The biggest asset is the power reserve, which is about 240 hours (or 10 days, as it says on the dial). The full display case back allows you to admire the beautiful manual-wind movement. The Atelier Calibre 111 Power Reserve is a sophisticated watch from Oris that can handle almost every need.

 

Enthusiast’s Corner: Rare or Exceptional Timepiece

Rolex Oysterquartz

 

Quartz watches are often looked down upon by watch lovers. There are a few examples, however, that are worth a second look… and a place in your collection. The Rolex Oysterquartz is one of these watches. It is Rolex’s only quartz watch (technically, as Rolex merely produces 1,000 pieces of the predecessor Date 1500), and the model line ran for 25 years. It took Rolex five years to develop their own quartz movement and launch their first Oysterquartz in 1978.

Over the years, Rolex has introduced 11 different reference numbers, from simple steel case Datejusts (like the one in the picture) to super rare and expensive Day-Dates in 18-karat yellow gold cases set with brilliants on the case and dial. Yet regardless of the price tag, wearing the Rolex Oysterquartz is like having a bit of Rolex history on your wrist that deserves to be worn and loved. While you could argue that a Submariner is a fairly common Rolex, the Oysterquartz hardly is – the production number did not exceed 25,000 pieces. It’s a rare and unique eye-catcher.

 

Iconic Timepieces: Great Value for Your Money

Panerai Luminor

 

Panerai watches experienced their heyday during the early to mid-2000s and are amongst the most recognizable watches still to this day. Their – at the time – unorthodox case shape, large size, and unmistakable crown guard made the Panerai Luminor a favorite for many watch lovers. Regardless of wrist size, they all happily sported the Italian-born but Swiss Made watch brand. The watch that Hollywood action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, or Jason Statham made famous were now on the wrists of men from all walks of life.

Panerai reacted to the demand quickly and released several different versions with features such as a chronograph, power reserve, or GMT. Regardless, the Panerai Luminor remains one of the very first models the brand rolled out, paving the way for the 42+ millimeter watches and making them stylish for the first time.

 

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