Chrono Diamond Adone: Affordable luxury from Switzerland

Adone_stahl_frontThe Swiss have been banking on the highest standards in watchmaking ever since the first watch was produced. Strict quality control ensures customers are satisfied with their purchases. This is very definitely the case for the Chrono Diamond Adone.

The company based in the Swiss town of Zug has created a watch that tries the difficult balancing act between luxury and sportiness. I know many brands and many watches that have tried the same, but failed. The Adone comes out victorious.

To be honest: I wished the Chrono Diamond Adone had a wider strap. Because then, I’d wear it even more often than I do now. But even without it, the watch is astonishingly adaptible and can be worn for many different events.

I can’t help but notice the weight of the watch: slightly over 3.5 oz. It’s definitely noticeable you’re wearing something on your wrist. Personally, I like that feeling a lot; men’s watches are allowed to be (and should be, really) heavy. The second thing I notice is the zirconia-studded bezel. I didn’t expect zirconia could fit on a men’s watch, ever. But the Adone proves it’s possible. I like it!

I find the blend between classic and modern style elements to be really interesting; e.g., the mix of Roman and Arab numerals on the dial, or the mix of elegant elements (zirconia) and pure functionality (chronograph function). All of this goes together really well and speaks a design language that I haven’t heard before. The suggested retail price for the Adone is 1,690 Euros. If you’re interested, you better hurry: The watch is limited to 3000 pieces.


Modell-No.: 11300

  • Stainless steel case

  • Leather wristlet

  • Quarz caliber swiss made

  • Hardened mineral glass

  • 1 diamond at clock face

  • 60 Zirconia bezel

  • Date

  • Chronograph

  • Case diameter 45 mm

  • Height 16 mm

  • Band width 24 mm

  • 5 ATM water resistant

  • Limited numbered edition 3000 pieces

  • Weight 106g with wristlet

  • Recommended retail price 1.690 EUR / 2.120 CHF

Modern diver’s watch design: Chrono Diamond Urano

Urano_braun_IP_frontSome time ago, I reported about the Chrono Diamond Furia, and the fact that I like it pretty much. Now, I’m wearing the Urano. And I like that model even a bit more.

The main reason for that is its design. I like the classic Pepsi look, it’s typically diver. The Urano plays with that theme, but without being a diver. I like it. The Pepsi design has been applied to the bezel and enforces a crisp and clean look.

The hour markers are suitably heavy, as well as the hands. Combined, they result in a watch with clear readability – something I appreciate very much. At the three o’clock position, I find the date display, small and unobstrusive. Like the Furia, the Chrono Diamond Urano comes with a chronograph function.

Despite its 44mm case (without crown), I think the Urano can be worn easily with a suit. That’s something many a monster in my collection just can’t handle. The Urano pulls it off easily. I chose the IP-brown variant, but you can also have stainless steel or black.

Playful as well: the second hand looking like a plane. This turns the Urano into an object well suited for the jet set. But this watch can do a lot better than just that. Limited edition: 3000 pieces. The price is around 1650 Euros (recommended retail price).