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Chrono Hunter is the world’s first luxury online watch broker. Through its secure portal at www.chronohunter.com, and with Apple and Android Apps launching later this year, it connects members wanting to buy, or sell, specific watches with leading luxury watch retailers who have the watch in stock or wish to buy. Connecting members to a network of the finest luxury, vintage and new luxury watch retailers, Chrono Hunter’s concierge service is the best way to build a watch collection or to hunt down that perfect watch - and has been designed with simplicity and security in mind.
Hunting down that perfect watch
Once an account has been registered, Chrono Hunter members can list the make, specific model and any other details of the watch or watches they are hunting for and let luxury watch retailers from across the Chrono Hunter network respond with offers via their secure membership pages.
The system posts the search to all luxury watch retailers immediately, enabling them to respond swiftly and in person with the watch details and their best price. Members are under no obligation to buy but can compare the offers, make further enquiries and make their decisions - saving both time and money.
The world’s finest luxury watch retailers, working for you
Chrono Hunter’s founders have years’ of experience in the watch industry seeking hard-to-find watches from across their international network of watch luxury watch retailers.
Every luxury watch retailer on chronohunter.com has been handpicked. Together they offer the perfect mix of specialists covering everything from luxury to vintage. The network is steadily growing in order to provide access to the very best from around the world - and the ability to hunt down the rarest of watches.
Luxury watch retailers you can TrustA hand-picked network of established, industry-recognised and industry-leading dealerships.
Uncompromising ServiceFrom our real-time search to concierge service to data security, our brand is built on outstanding service.
Guaranteed PricesCompare offers, choose and then buy direct from the luxury watch retailer. Meaning no middle-men and no hidden fees.
Securing the best sale price
For members wanting to sell watches to the dealership network, the process is equally simple. They can list details and upload photographs and then receive and compare offers from multiple buyers.
Members are not charged for the service, they can choose the best price offered and pay, or receive, it direct from the luxury watch retailer. Chrono Hunter is funded by subscription from luxury watch retailers keen to offer personal services to watch collectors in the UK and around the world.
Purchasing and Payment
Chrono Hunter works to introduce its members to luxury watch retailers who can fulfil their requests. Luxury watch retailers commit to offering the best price through the secure portal, avoiding the worry about further negotiating and allowing like-for-like comparisons when multiple offers are made.
If a decision to purchase or sell is made, the final transaction is done directly with the luxury watch retailer.
Chrono Hunter Founders
The first Rolex I bought was Datejust II, known as the Wimbledon edition due to the green roman numerals on the slate grey dial. When I spotted it, I knew I had to buy it as a 21st birthday present for myself, I'm generous like that!
Shortly after that impulse purchase I saw the same Rolex on the way to Amsterdam for £1300 less! I got home, started researching and found the same model for a whole range of prices. This was my first lesson in the value of shopping wisely!
I'd been working in the City and then in tech and together with Max the idea for Chrono Hunter really began to take shape. I've known Max for a number of years and the time really does feel really right for us to do something around our mutual interest in watches and for every watch collector out there looking for better service and that magic watch.
The first watch I really loved was a steel Rolex Daytona with a black face. Although Daytonas are classics this particular model was quite tricky to find. It's now worth nearly twice what I paid for it, but then I'd never sell it.
Working in the property industry I found there's a real love for watches and my Daytona sparked many conversations. I soon got to know the watches people wanted and, using my knowledge, began buying and selling. In doing so, I encountered the issues with traditional watch selling websites and so built up a network of contacts with the best luxury watch retailers in the UK and Europe. And so the idea behind Chrono Hunter was born!
My business partner Sam shares the same love for watches. Together I knew we could come up with a better value and more efficient way of putting buyers in touch with the best luxury watch retailers.
Yes, it’s here, the countdown has officially started, get ready for Chrono Hunters pre-coverage of the two biggest luxury watch exhibitions of 2019, oh, and a very happy new year to you all!
Chrono Hunter have taken time away from busy schedules (writing their own lists to Santa for ‘Batman’s’, ‘Hulk’s’, and ‘Nautilus’s’)… to compile their collaborative top #5 tips for buying the perfect watch this Christmas - Ho! Ho! Ho!
Chrono Hunter have listed all the winners from the night, of what was recently the biggest awards event of the calendar year for the U.K. Watch Industry - The WatchPro Awards - 2018
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- January 9, 2019
Registered Retailers Increased by 125% and over £100,000 worth of business through Chrono Hunter in the first three months of going live.
- November 22, 2018
Chrono Hunter Attend Salon QP, kindly invited by James Gurney Executive Director of Salon QP
- November 6, 2018
Chrono Hunter Attend WatchPro Awards, kindly Invited Nicholas Hickey Director of Luxe Watches
- October 29, 2018
ChronoHunter.com goes live to the public
- October 24, 2018
Chrono Hunter partners with Shortlist Magazine to Give away a Rolex Submariner
- August 16, 2018
Pre registration opens and 500 people sign up
- August 4, 2018
Chrono Hunter's first advertisement appears in the Financial Times, How to Spend It, magazine.
- July 26, 2018
The concierge service hunted down a Rolex Skydweller in Yellow Gold
- June 23, 2018
Chrono Hunter Defenders wow at the Modball Rally
- May 5, 2018
Website goes into production
- May 1, 2018
Chrono Hunter reaches 5000 followers on Instagram
- March 22, 2018
Chrono Hunter attend Basel World 2018 and meet the infamous Watch Anish
- March 22, 2018
The Chrono Hunter logo is unveiled on Instagram
- February 22, 2018
The concierge service sources and hand delivers an Omega Speed Master Moon Watch to Moscow
- February 1, 2018
The concierge service sources its first Rolex Submariner in Yellow Gold
- January 29, 2018
Chrono Hunter launches its concierge service
- January 26, 2018
The branding is unveiled, Chronos, the God of Time.
- September 14, 2017
Chrono Hunter is founded and the company incorporated
- July 20, 2017
Max Nordigian and Sam Rayner come up with the concept of a ‘live’ watch-finding website.