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Celebrating 30 Years of the Breitling Chronomat

The Icon This year Breitling have celebrated the iconic 30th anniversary of the Chronomat, which aviation enthusiasts have coveted since its initial release.  The story of the Chronomat is an interesting one. History In the early 1980’s, the then owner of the Breitling brand, Earnest Schneider, whom had recently purchased the company from Willy Breitling, had closed in on securing the company’s first official sponsor. The Freece Tricolori. The Freece Tricolori are the Italian Air forces Acrobatics Team, and Earnest Schneider decided to create an entirely new aviation chronograph designed... Read More

An insight into Hublot, the 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Time-keeper.

The Time Has Come On the eve of the inaugural match of arguably the biggest sporting event in human history, we are going to take you on a brief tour of the events official time-keeper, Hublot. The world’s attention has been turned towards Brazil this summer, as it hosts the FIFA World Cup for just the 2nd time in over 60 years, and having the privilege of being an official sponsor for this event is a terrific achievement and an equally daunting task. However, if any brand is able to... Read More

Ladies Raymond Weil Parsifal Watch 9460-ST-97081

Raymond Weil Parsifal Watch 9460-ST-97081 Raymond Weil is a relatively new brand to the scene compared to some of the veteran brands out already out there. However, you shouldn’t let this change your mind and it certainly doesn’t reflect any difference in quality or precision. With over 35 years experience, Raymond Weil watches are one of the few out there that can honestly put ‘Swiss Made’ on their dials. Here we look at the Raymond Weil 9460-ST-97081 watch from the stunning Parsifal watch collection. The Case The case is made from a... Read More

Industry News – May 2014

In this edition of the Market Cross Jewellers blog we will be briefly sharing some of the latest news from around the watch and jewellery industry with you. Under The Hammer Over the course of the next week, 11-14th May, three of the largest watch auctioneers in the world will be holding watch auctions in Geneva. First up is Antiquorum (11th) followed by Christie’s (12th) and finally Sotherby’s (14th). Now, this is very exciting news to collectors of watches all over the world. These auctions in particular are famed for... Read More

The Best of Raymond Weil Watches

Top Raymond Weil Watch Collections   Here at Market Cross Jewellers, we are official stockists of Raymond Weil watches, the Raymond Weil brand specialise in creating high quality, genuine Swiss made watches. In this blog we are going to look at a watch from each of the Raymond Weil ranges. Raymond Weil Freelancer Watches The Freelancer watch range was launched by Raymond Weil in 2007. The range is predominantly full of mens watches but there are also various stunning ladies watches that look just as good.  Many of the Raymond Weil... Read More

Top 5 Watch Blogs

If you’re reading this then I think we can safely assume that you are a fan of either fine jewellery or blogs. This countdown will take you through the ‘Top 5’ Watch Blogs to get you through your morning commute or extended coffee break. 5. Dream Chrono The first entry on this countdown can be found at – http://blog.dreamchrono.com/ This particular blog is laid out in a way which is easy for the user to navigate and features large images instantly draw your attention to their articles. From what we have... Read More

Top 5 Watches For Fathers Day

Top 5 Watches For Fathers Day Now we know that not everyone wants to spend a small fortune on their Dads just for one day, But sometimes the old man deserves something special just because. At Market Cross Jewellers we are proud to hold a wide variation of watches covering every style and price range. So here are our top selection of watches for this Fathers Day.   This stunning watch by Accurist is what we believe to be the affordable alternative to a very popular watch known as the... Read More

Prime Time! Our Favourite Watches From The Blockbusters!

Prime Time – Our Favourite Watches From The Blockbusters! Welcome to the prime time section of our blog! Here we look at some of our favourite timepieces featured on the big screen! Our first featured watch comes from the brand which is known the world over for its popularity and iconic name. The Rolex Submariner has been donned by the jet setting secret agent in more than 5 of his biggest movies. James Bond showcases the first Rolex Submariner to be on the big screen in the 1962 film Dr.... Read More

The Worlds Wackiest Watches

This countdown will show you some of the most weird and wonderful watches that are available today, from the slightly strange to the downright wacky. Hopefully, by the time you’ve finished reading this blog you may want to trade in your old Casio for something a bit more spectacular! Devon – Tread-1                       The first watch on our countdown is a by a little known watch company called Devon. You may not have heard of them before now as this... Read More

Top 10 Affordable Luxury Watches

Top 5 Affordable Luxury Watch Brands Welcome to the Market Cross Jewellers’ Blog. This time around we will take a look at some of our favourite luxury fashion brands available at an affordable price! Let’s get started! – #1 Vivienne Westwood Watches   Since 1971, The Vivienne Westwood brand has grown in awareness and is now one of the leading names in the fashion business. Known for unique style, quality and design each Vivienne Westwood timepiece is a statement in its own right, maintaining the same aspects the Vivienne Westwood... Read More