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Of or relating to timepieces worn on the wrist or kept in a convenient place, such as a coat pocket.

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Chronosplit Manhattan GMT

Timepieces; Watches

Launched in 1977, the Chronosplit Manhattan GMT was the world's first quartz wrist chronograph with both an analog and a digital display, accurate to 1/100th second.


Timepieces; Watches

A watch with a movement that has demonstrated outstanding accuracy by passing the tests of the COSC (the official Swiss Chronometer Control Office). Each movement is individually checked in five ...

case back seal

Timepieces; Watches

Synthetic material that ensures water-resistance around the case back.

case back

Timepieces; Watches

The part which closes the case. It can be fixed with screws, but it can also screw into the case, or simply be pressed into place.


Timepieces; Watches

The launch of the Carrera chronograph in 1964 was a tribute to the famous "Carrera Panamerica" car race of the 1950s.

carat of diamonds

Timepieces; Watches

A measure of the weight of precious stones. One carat represents 0.205gr.

carat of gold

Timepieces; Watches

A measure of gold content that is divided into 24 parts. Fine gold, which is almost 100% pure gold, contains 24 carats. The case of an 18-carat gold watch contains 750/1000 (18/24) of fine gold and ...

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