You Think Rolex Replica Story Of Where The Word Chronometer Comes From

Humpty Dumpty famously says, in Alice In Wonderland, that words are nothing more than pieces in a game, where you can change the rules any time you want. “When I use a word,” he says, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” To which Alice replies, tactfully if skeptically, “The question is…whether you can make words mean so many different things.” In all of Cheap Replica Watches there’s probably no word that this applies more to than “chronometer,” which first burst on the scene in 1714 – or so many people think – and has been shape-shifting ever since.

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Now, you don’t have to spend much time around watches before you figure out pretty quick that a chronometer is not a chronograph. The latter, of course, is basically a combination of a watch and a stopwatch; the former, at least nowadays, is a watch which – assuming it comes from an ISO-standards compliant country, which Replica Watches is – has been certified by an independent examination board and found to meet certain minimum standards.That officiating body today is the famous Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, better known to Watch Idiot Savants the world over simply as the COSC. In its current form the COSC has been around since 1973, but prior to that, testing took place at the so-called Cheap Rolex Replica de controle de la marche des montres, which in horological literature are generally more concisely referred to as the BO agencies.

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There were different numbers of these at different periods in history; one of the oldest, in Bienne, was founded in 1877. It was these agencies that were responsible for providing independent testing of Rolex Replica Watches seeking chronometer certification, until they were put under central administration and dubbed the COSC in 1973.
That officiating body today is the (in)famous Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, better known to Watch Idiot Savants the world over simply as the COSC. In its current form the COSC has been around since 1973, but prior to that, testing took place at the so-called Bureaux officiels de controle de la marche des montres, which in horological literature are generally more concisely referred to as the Rolex Replica agencies. There were different numbers of these at different periods in history; one of the oldest, in Bienne, was founded in 1877. It was these agencies that were responsible for providing independent testing of watches seeking chronometer certification, until they were put under central administration and dubbed the COSC in 1973.

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That’s the gist of it for the 20th and 21st centuries. In the 19th century, however, as you go back, you start to see the meaning of the Cheap Rolex Replica word change as you look further and further back at its usage and evolution.

A Rolex Replica-Themed Sale To Be Held On May 15

Christie’s has just announced its latest sale, which will be taking place in Geneva on May 15. And it’s not just your usual spring auction. No, this will be a Rolex-themed sale, including 116 lots encompassing 55 different references from nine decades. You might remember Cheap Replica Watches “Lesson One” auction from back in 2013, but this is something very different. Yeah, you don’t want to miss this one.
To be more specific, the simply-named Rolex 1930s-2010s sale will be the entire afternoon session of Christie’s May auction in Geneva (with the morning session still featuring the usual mix of brands and periods). The goal is to trace the history of Cheap Rolex Replica from just after the invention of the Oyster case (1926, in case you forgot) through to the present day. Low estimates start at just $2,000, so there will be some more accessible pieces, though they go all the way up to $500,000, so you’re going to get a few show-stoppers as well.
18k Gold Paul Newman Daytona Ref. 6264 With Lemon Dial And Tropical Subdials

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This here is the big boy of the sale. This sort of perfect storm Daytona has only had two previous owners and the lemon dial’s sub-registers and outer track have both turned a nice, even brown color from the original black. Even Rolex Replica Watches regular lemon dial would be rare, but this is something special – there’s only one other known ref. 6264 in 18k gold with this exact dial that has gone tropical.
Datyona Ref. 6263 With Green Khanjar Dial

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Watches with the “Khanjar” symbol were made specially by Rolex Replica for the Sultan of Oman to give as gifts. Fewer than 10 steel Daytonas are known that have this bright green Khanjar at 12 o’clock, a mix of ref. 6263 and ref. 6265 with both black and silver dials. To make things even better, this watch has the earliest serial number of any known green Khanjar Daytona.
Milgauss Ref. 6543

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This is the original Milgauss, one of the strangest watches Rolex has ever made. Designed for high resistance to magnetic fields, it was an extremely idiosyncratic watch and was only made for three years, from 1955 to 1957. This example has the original honeycomb dial, a straight seconds hand (not the lightening bolt), and Cheap Rolex Replica bezel graduated to 60 units (not the really weird six-unit bezel).
Explorer Dial Submariner Ref. 5513

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This is one of the true holy grails of Rolex collecting. Since so many out there are fakes, when a good one comes up for auction, it’s a treat. This 1963 ref. 5513 has a distinctive dial with an underline at six o’clock, a narrow coronet logo, and, of course, the Explorer-style 3-6-9 printing. The dial has also started to age, but all the better for the Rolex Replica Watches being honest. In fact, it’s brand new to market and comes from the original family.
Ref. 3525 Chronograph With Salmon Dial

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Dating to 1941, this is an early example of an Oyster chronograph and a damn good looking one at that. This exact watch, with its aged salmon dial and crisp case, has appeared in books by both Pucci Papaleo and John Goldberger. There are lots of little details to like here, including the serial number and reference number clearly stamped on the caseback (later models would show these between the lugs, of course).
Ref. 6098 With Luminous Honeycomb Star Dial

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This is about as beautiful as a midcentury Rolex can get. This ref. 6098 from 1953 has a silvered honeycomb dial with luminous star-shaped markers that is in incredible condition. Only eight Rolex Replica like this are known to exist and from the photo we have here (along with Christie’s description), it looks like this one is in near perfect shape.