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Omega SPEEDMASTER "THE HOLY GRAIL" FULLSET
Rs. 2,723,222
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chronostars
14
AT
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Rolex Daytona SODALITE-GHIERA DIAMANTI
Rs. 3,125,535
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11
IT
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Franck Muller Casablanca Chronograph Handaufzug Herrenuhr 5850ccc
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1503
DE
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256
US
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Breitling Transocean QP, Lim. Edition: No. 7/25
Rs. 2,523,320
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
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Rs. 176,267
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IN
Tissot PRC 200
Rs. 38,000
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IN
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Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 45MM Pink Gold Box&Papers, MINT
Rs. 1,987,520
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M.J.WATCHES
248
BE
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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
Rs. 715,082
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The Watch Collector Ltd.
132
UK
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Sinn 903PL Navigationschronograph
Rs. 208,369
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53
DE
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Rs. 436,773
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Gute-Zeiten-Leer GmbH
112
DE
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Franck Muller Casablanca Chronographo 8880 C CC DT Full Set 2015
Rs. 605,071
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Watchesnorte SL
296
ES
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IWC Aquatimer Edition "Galapagos Islands"
Rs. 656,251
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Rent a Box Schmuck und Uhren AG
12
CH
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Breguet Classique Chronograph 42.5mm
Rs. 2,018,512
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
Tradition Panda Chronograph
Rs. 134,017
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IN
Raymond Weil Parsifal
Rs. 123,436
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IN
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Hamilton AMERICAN CLASSIC INTRA-MATIC AUTO CHRONO
Rs. 119,812
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First Advanced Watches
92
ES
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Omega Speedmaster 2998-61
Rs. 1,833,095
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The Watch Collector Ltd.
132
UK
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Zenith Grande Port Royal Open 18K Rosegold
Rs. 1,121,185
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Timeless Watches & Jewellery AG
591
LI
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Tissot Seastar T.12 Chronograph Handaufzug Lemania 1281
Rs. 112,119
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Gute-Zeiten-Leer GmbH
112
DE
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT 230.2.45
Rs. 1,358,405
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Filipucci Juweliers
554
NL
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Corum Admiral's Cup 986-691-13-v761 Rose Gold Carbon, 44mm
Rs. 1,875,002
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Taleda
504
CH
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Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 38
Rs. 385,818
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
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Ebel 1911 Chronograph, Mother Of Pearl-Dial, Full Set, Rare
Rs. 685,097
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Plus Ultra AG
10
CH
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Rs. 1,586,810
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J.Z TRADING
31
BE
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Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1 Deep Blue
Rs. 316,561
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Vacheron Constantin Patrimony
Rs. 2,574,522
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Bijouterie-Horlogerie Langel
98
CH
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Blue Dial 42mm
Rs. 1,506,658
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HK
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Sinn 156
Rs. 224,397
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Gute-Zeiten-Leer GmbH
112
DE
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Girard Perregaux Vintage Chronograph
Rs. 871,108
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Metals In Time
6
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Rolex Yellow Gold Diamond dial Daytona 116528 B&P EU
Rs. 2,003,548
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Toptijd
 
NL
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Breitling Transocean Unitime Pilot
Rs. 468,029
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
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Blancpain Villeret
Rs. 587,741
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Plus Ultra AG
10
CH
Seiko Mens Vintage Seiko Chronograph Automatic Day Date Watch
Rs. 19,397
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Fair Collection
IN
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Porsche Design Timepiece No.1
Rs. 436,773
BrandBoutique Member
Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Rs. 14,036,473
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Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
20
US
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 44 mm Titan Chronograph
Rs. 1,756,322
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Universal Time Company of NY, Inc.
45
US
Rolex Daytona Ref.: 116520 von 2015 “Like New”
Rs. 1,514,682
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Watchplanet
104
DE
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Rs. 1,269,278
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51
US
Omega Speedmaster Reduced
Rs. 156,277
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La Mole d'oro Bottega Orologiaia
 
IT
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Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 38 Mystery Moon
Rs. 634,616
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
Omega 145.012-67 SP Tropical Vintage Speedmaster Pre Moon 1967...
Rs. 3,420,950
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European Watch Company
294
US
Rolex Daytona Ref. 116500LN
Rs. 1,715,037
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Steiner Maastricht
315
NL
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Porsche Design MONOBLOC Actuator GMT-Chronotimer Titanium Blue
Rs. 516,915
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Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Richard Mille RM 011 AO CA NYPT LOTUS F1 TEAM
Rs. 20,807,836
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Beverly Hills Watch Company
54
US
Rolex Strap Daytona 116518 18K Yellow Gold White Dial
Rs. 1,233,658
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Universal Time Company of NY, Inc.
45
US
Rolex Daytona Ref.: 16523 Zenith schwarzes Zifferblatt von 1997
Rs. 841,490
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Watchplanet
104
DE
Rolex Daytona Ceramic 2019 [Unworn/Stickers]
Rs. 2,115,698
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Pave Jewelers
51
US
Rolex Daytona
Rs. 1,170,072
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SevenLuxury
 
DE
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Breitling Transocean Chronograph 38
Rs. 395,914
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
A. Lange & Söhne 403.032 Datograph Flyback 18K Rose Gold (31534)
Rs. 2,461,673
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European Watch Company
294
US
Rolex Daytona Ref. 116500LN
Rs. 1,763,122
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Steiner Maastricht
315
NL
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Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1 Black & Gold
Rs. 556,986
BrandBoutique Member
Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42mm Panda
Rs. 1,022,758
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Beverly Hills Watch Company
54
US
Audemars Piguet AP Royal Oak 39mm Rose Gold Chronograph,
Rs. 1,756,322
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Universal Time Company of NY, Inc.
45
US
IWC Ref. 3711 Doppelchronograph IW371102 erste Serie
Rs. 344,610
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Watchplanet
104
DE
Rolex Daytona White Gold Oysterflex 2019 [Unworn]
Rs. 2,397,839
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Pave Jewelers
51
US
Rolex Daytona
Rs. 4,167,380
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SevenLuxury
 
DE
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Breguet Marine
Rs. 1,045,674
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Chronometrie Stäuble AG
17
CH
Rolex 116520 Daytona White Dial SS / SS NEW OLD STOCK (30838)
Rs. 2,010,249
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European Watch Company
294
US
Omega Speedmaster Ref. 31133423001001
Rs. 304,539
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Steiner Maastricht
315
NL
Straight from the manufacturer
Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1 Sportive Carbon
Rs. 356,632
BrandBoutique Member
Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Rolex Daytona Zenith White Diamond Dial
Rs. 913,429
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Beverly Hills Watch Company
54
US
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 42mm Grey Elephant
Rs. 1,374,728
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Universal Time Company of NY, Inc.
45
US
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Chronographs: On the Button

Chronographs differentiate themselves from conventional three-hand watches by their stopwatch function. This type of watch has a unique, functional design characterized by subdials and push-pieces, which many buyers find attractive.

Chronograph Facts

  • The word "chronograph" comes from the Greek words "chronos" (time) and "graph" (an instrument that writes or records)
  • 1816: Louis Moinet invents a stopwatch that displays 1/60th of a second
  • 1913: Longines introduces a wristwatch with a stopwatch function powered by one push-piece
  • 1934: Breitling introduces the two push-piece chronograph
  • 1969: The first chronographs with automatic movements premiere

Sporty Stopwatches

Watches with a chronograph function are first and foremost sport watches. They were designed for use in sporting events. During track and field, swimming, or car racing competitions, events need to be accurately timed to determine a winner. The most modern technology takes care of this at the professional level, but it's still useful for amateurs to have a chronograph on hand for timing. Furthermore, this kind of watch is appealing to many buyers who simply appreciate a more technically-oriented timepiece. The chronograph isn't just limited to use in athletics, though; you could also use it to time while cooking to know when your pasta is al dente and ready to eat.

Some watch manufacturers have made a name for themselves with their efforts in developing chronographs, such as Breitling or TAG Heuer. Breitling is responsible for the typical design of modern chronographs. In 1934, the company introduced a watch with a chronograph function and push-pieces above and below the crown. The layout was successful and quickly spread to other manufacturers.

You begin timing by pressing the push-piece above the crown. When you push it a second time, it stops. If necessary, you can push it a third time to start it again. You can set the stopwatch back to zero by pressing the push-piece under the crown. Almost all modern mechanical chronographs function in this way.

The hands of a chronograph are organized according to a certain pattern. The largest difference between a chronograph and a conventional three-hand watch is that chronographs generally lack a central second hand. A chronograph's large second hand usually rests at 12 o'clock. When you push the top push-piece, it starts moving, timing seconds. Once you're done, you press the bottom push-piece to set the second hand back to zero. The second hand that is constantly in motion, known as the small seconds, is located on a subdial elsewhere on the chronograph.

Most chronographs feature the small seconds subdial at the nine o'clock position. Another subdial at 12 o'clock, the 30-minute counter, keeps track of timed intervals up to 30 minutes. Yet another subdial at six o'clock, the 12-hour counter, records even longer intervals up to 12 hours. The date display is located at three o'clock. Most watches with this dial layout and these timing functions are powered by chronograph calibers, such as the Valjoux 7750 from the world's largest ébauche manufacturer, ETA. Chronographs powered by other movements often have a layout of subdials at three, six, and nine o'clock. This V-shaped design is called Tricompax.

The Valjoux 7750 powers several chronographs from prominent manufacturers, such as the diving watch Longines Hydroconquest and the pilot's watch Sinn 103. Breitling, Hamilton, and Tissot also use this automatic movement in various models. It premiered in 1973, but wasn't an instant success. It first became popular after the Quartz Crisis was resolved. Since then, the Valjoux 7750 has been used in millions of watches. It's affordable to produce and runs reliably at 28,800 alternations per hour (A/h). Moreover, it's certified precise by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). Its power reserve lasts around 44 hours. There are many variants of the 7750, such as a manual version or ones with complications such as a moon phase indicator or a flyback chronograph. Due to its precision, the caliber is able to measure 1/8th of a second.

The El Primero from Zenith beats even faster. At 36,000 A/h, it can measure 1/10th of a second. Zenith introduced this famous high-frequency caliber in 1969. In the same year, Calibre 11 was released as the result of a collaboration between Heuer, Breitling, Büren, and Dubois-Dépraz. The movement powered the first Monaco from Heuer and ran at 19,800 A/h. This allowed the watch to measure 1/5th of a second. The Japanese company Seiko released their caliber 6139 around the same time. Together, these calibers made 1969 a milestone year in watchmaking history. Today, it's still debated which automatic chronograph caliber can be considered the first.

Buying Advice

Do you need a stopwatch every now and again? Look no further than a chronograph. Watches with this extra feature are available in almost every price range. These "time recorders" - a literal translation of chronograph - have technical appeal. They're predominantly men's watches, as the Valjoux 7750 caliber is quite large and not suitable for a classic women's watch.

Generally, chronographs powered by the reliable Valjoux 7750 caliber are less expensive than watches with rarer or in-house movements. These watches start around 1,000 euros. Even more affordable are chronographs powered by quartz movements. They're available in the three figure range from brands like Citizen. Some quartz chronographs are more expensive, however, such as the Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000, which runs between 3,000 and 4,000 euros. This diving watch is waterproof to 2,000 m and its patented push-pieces can even be used underwater. Manufacturers strongly advise against using the timing function of a mechanical chronograph underwater.

For a little less than 3,500 euros, you can get one of the most famous chronographs in mint condition: the legendary Moonwatch, Omega's Speedmaster Professional. In July 1969, it became the first wristwatch on the Moon. The Apollo 13 astronauts also used this watch to perform a course correction of 14 seconds, helping them safely return their damaged spacecraft to Earth in April 1970.

No less famous is the Rolex Daytona, named for the race track in Daytona Beach, Florida. Race car drivers received these watches as victory trophies for the first time in the 1960s. A stainless steel Daytona in very good condition costs a little under 10,000 euros. A new gold model costs over 20,000 euros. A platinum version with diamonds can raise the price tag to over 100,000 euros.

Do you prefer a square watch? The square TAG Heuer Monaco made its film debut on the wrist of Steve McQueen in the 1971 film Le Mans. Since then, it's been competing with the Daytona for the reputation of the best racing watch. You can buy a new Monaco Calibre 11 for 3,500 - 4,000 euros. More TAG Heuer chronographs are available in their Carrera series.

The Omega Speedmaster, Rolex Daytona, and TAG Heuer Monaco were all designed as timepieces for the race track. If you prefer a pilot's chronograph, then the Breitling Navitimer is a good choice. It goes one step further: in addition to the stopwatch function, it has a slide rule which you can use to do basic calculations. You should be prepared to spend around 5,000 euros on a new stainless steel Navitimer. Another pilot's chronograph is the IWC Double Chronograph, which starts around 9,000 euros.

Rattrapante, Flyback, and Scales

You can use a double chronograph, such as the one from IWC, to measure two separate events of different lengths. This type of chronograph is easily recognizable by its third push-piece, which controls an additional second hand. Normally, this extra hand runs with the normal chronograph second hand. However, when you push the push-piece, it stops, while the other second hand keeps running. Push the push-piece again and both hands are reset to zero. This complication is also known as a rattrapante or split-seconds chronograph.

Another modification to the usual stopwatch function is the flyback chronograph. You can start, reset, and restart timing with just one push. Usual chronographs require you to push a button three times. The flyback chronograph has its origins in military aviation. If pilots have to make multiple course changes within a fixed amount of seconds, then the process of pressing a button three times is too slow.

Many chronographs are also equipped with a tachymeter scale. It's usually found on a fixed bezel and allows you to calculate kilometers per hour. For example, say you drive 1 kilometer. You start the chronograph function as you begin driving and stop it once you've driven a kilometer. The chronograph second hand will be pointing to a number on the tachymeter scale, signaling the speed in km/h.

Less frequently, you'll find a chronograph with a telemeter scale, a complication which calculates the distance to an event which can be both seen and heard. For instance, if it's stormy and you see lightning, you can time the interval between the lightning and thunder. When you stop timing, the second hand will be pointing to the distance of the storm on the scale. So, if there was an interval of 12 seconds between the lightning and thunder, then the storm is four kilometers away. This can be useful in the military for determining how far away enemy cannons are by timing the interval between when the cannon explosion is seen and when it is heard. Thirty-nine seconds, for example, means a distance of 13 kilometers.

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