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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

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

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

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

The Worlds Most Expensive Watches

They say that you can’t put a price on time. Well, as our countdown of the World’s Most Expensive Watches will show you, some people have tried! Over the course of this blog we will be taking you through a brief tour of the World’s Most Expensive Watches and hopefully showing you how weird and wacky the world of watches can be. 10. Cartier Secret Watch with Pheonix Décor – £1.64 MILLION                 This small and intricate timepiece from Cartier is set with... Read More

Market Cross Staff Interview with Raymond Weil Brand Manager Matthew McDougall

In this edition of the Market Cross Blog we will be interviewing Head Office Staff Member and the Raymond Weil brand manager, Matthew McDougall. Matthew, has been working for Market Cross Jewellers, at their Head Office, for the last 2 years. After finishing college, where he studied I.T, he decided to pursue a career in I.T at Market Cross, and his ability was quickly noticed leading to his rise to the current position he now holds within the company. He has a real interest and wealth of knowledge about the... Read More

Valentines Day at Market Cross Jewellers

Valentines Day The season of love is upon us. Valentines Day is the perfect time to treat your partner and express your love with the timeless gift of jewelry.  Here at Market Cross Jewellers we have a fantastic selection of gifts, ranging from sparkling diamonds to prestige time pieces. Delicious Diamonds One gift that you should definitely bear in mind this Valentines Day is the Canadian Ice Range at Market Cross Jewellers. This collection of stunning diamond rings in a range styles epitomize class and could very well be the... Read More

A History of Pre-Owned Rolex Watches

Humble Beginnings Since the birth of Market Cross Jewellers in a humble market town in the early 1980’s, their has been a strong affiliation with pre-owned prestige watches, especially Rolex. Appealing to a wider audience and with each timepiece carrying its own little piece of history, stocking seemed like a no-brainer.  As the company has gone from strength to strength adding 12 more stores to its empire and delving into the world of online, we now have a bigger selection of Pre-Owned Rolex than any other retailer in the North... Read More