Founded in 2013, Chronext is one of the leading players in the watchmaking market. Indeed, they display more than 7,000 watches on their Website. Certified pre-owned pieces, vintage or new watches… each of them is verified and tested by certified watchmakers and have a warranty of two years.
Chronext, the ultimate Advent calendar
Christmas is coming, and December 1st will be, for many, the first day of their Advent calendar. Chronext is now releasing its own version of this symbolic object for collectors. After the calendar of 2020, the Swiss brand is coming back this year in remarkable fashion for the greatest pleasure of one rich connoisseur, who will purchase what might be the most expensive Advent calendar in the world.
The 2021 Chronext Advent calendar is an exclusive piece. It is an impressive creation of 6 feet tall and 5 feet wide, designed in wood with a high gloss piano black lacquer finish. Inside, there are 24 watches to discover each day by opening a box to find a beautiful instrument.
The price of this exclusive object, you ask? 2,3 million euros precisely… it is easy to calculate the average price of each watch. But we have to admit that this Advent calendar is like nothing else and holds true wonders.
A watch for each day
In order to keep the suspense going, Chronext has revealed only little information about the fabulous instruments that the calendar holds. The watches will be revealed each day from Wednesday on the Chronext Instagram account.
However, we already know the name of some of the most famous pieces. Like the popular Royal Oak Black Panther in titanium by the manufacture Audemars Piguet. Which is a limited edition of 250 pieces that pays tribute to the Marvel super-hero. To learn more about it, read our article Royal Oak Concept Black Panther: the supersuccess of a superwatch.
Another rare piece: a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Leopard in gold, diamonds and sapphire. The watch is famous for its leopard-print dial and bracelet but also for being worn by Nicolas Cage. The Chronext Advent calendar also features a Zeitwerk in gold by the Saxon manufacture A. Lange & Söhne. A watch popular among connoisseurs for its digital display with jumping hours and minutes: a first worldwide!
It is still hard to know which timepieces are hiding inside the calendar, but you have to know that there are extremely rare pieces: Patek Phillippe, Audemars Piguet, Rolex…
The new address for new or vintage luxury watches
Along wit the creation of this incredible calendar, Chronext has taken a new important step. Indeed, the brand opened up its first lounge-boutique in France, in Paris.
This is the thirteen address after Milan, Turin, Roma, Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Stuttgart, Zug (in Switzerland), London and Hong Kong.
It’s in the famous Golden Triangle of the capital, at 31 rue Marbeuf in the 8th arrondissement, that the new lounge has been installed, near the Champs-Élysées. Its principle is simple: the client places an order on the Website and choose to be delivered at home or to get it in the shop, where he can try it on before closing or not the purchase. This tailor-made service, with personalized counselling that allows the client to test the watch without any engagement is only for immediately available models.
The winning watches exhibited by Chronext In Paris
And we still have news about Chronext this early December. As the esteemed organizing partner of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), the brand will also exhibit the eighteen winning watches of GPHG 2021 at its new Parisian address (read our article Bvlgari wins the “Aiguille d’Or” prize).
All of the watches will be exhibit at the boutique until December 5th, you will find for example: the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar (“Aiguille d’Or” prize), the Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic (Mechanical Exception watch prize), the Lady Féerie Watch from Van Cleef & Arpels (Ladie’s Complication Watch prize), the Tambour Carpe Diem by Louis Vuitton (Audacity prize), and the “Petite aiguille” prize).
But be prepared, if you want to see these little wonders, you have to sign up to make an appointment. You can do it on this link: CHRONEXT-GPHG.