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Breitling Limited Edition Frecce Tricolori Chronomat 44 - 70...
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Breitling Limited Edition Frecce Tricolori Chronomat 44 - 70...
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Cartier Ballon Bleu 18K White Gold Automatic Chronograph
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Rolex Daytona Diamond & Ruby Set 116589SALV
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Cvstos Eagle of Russia 'Proud to be Russian'(Limited )
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57
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46
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Breitling Chronomat 44mm B01 Manufaktur Stahl-/Roségold MOP...
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Rolex Yacht-Master II Whitegold 116689
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Rolex Yacht-Master II Whitegold 116689
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378
NL
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Breitling Navitimer Twin Sixty 4 Circles Automatic Chronograph
Rs. 263,942
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57
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
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Rolex Daytona 116500 Stainless Steel Ceramic Bezel White Dial
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UK Time Legend
 
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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chrono 5500v/000r-b074 Rose Gold...
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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chrono 5500v/000r-b074 Rose Gold...
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Taleda
328
CH
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SIMARI GIOIELLI
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IT
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Juwel Wago-Import Vertr.GmbH
 
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Breitling Superocean Chronograph A13340 Full Set
Breitling Superocean Chronograph A13340 Full Set
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19
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Breitling Old Navitimer-2 Blau Referenz A13022 Revision 02/2
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Uhren - Borgardts
 
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Breitling Navitimer - Chronograph Automatic Two Tone White Dial
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Breitling Navitimer - Chronograph Automatic Two Tone White Dial
Rs. 260,224
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Pawndeluxe
57
NL
TAG Heuer CAV514C.FC8171
TAG Heuer CAV514C.FC8171
Rs. 1,338,296
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JOYERÍA TACTOC
 
ES
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Rs. 1,032,636
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Juwelier Stetter
 
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Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Carbon Green
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Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Carbon Green
Rs. 1,407,904
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Linde Werdelin LTD
Vacheron Constantin Historiques
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Rs. 784,803
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SIMARI GIOIELLI
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IT
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Rs. 400,663
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DE
Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chronograph Small Model
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Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chronograph Small Model
Rs. 4,639,426
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360
UK
Omega Speedmaster  Professional Monnwotch cal.1861
Omega Speedmaster Professional Monnwotch cal.1861
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph NEU 12/2017 mit Box/Pap.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph NEU 12/2017 mit Box/Pap.
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DE
Franck Muller Chronograph King Conquistador Taormina TITAN...
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Rs. 433,707
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Pawndeluxe
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NL
TAG Heuer CAL2110.FC6257
TAG Heuer CAL2110.FC6257
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JOYERÍA TACTOC
 
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Breitling Navitimer `92 Full Set
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Juwelier Stetter
 
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Rolex 2014 ENGRAVED Rolex Daytona Cosmograph 116523 Black 40mm...
Rolex 2014 ENGRAVED Rolex Daytona Cosmograph 116523 Black 40mm...
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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre HEUER 01
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SIMARI GIOIELLI
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IT
Patek Philippe Nautilus Chrono GMT
Patek Philippe Nautilus Chrono GMT
Rs. 4,254,458
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
124
DE
Tudor Sport Chronograph
Tudor Sport Chronograph
Rs. 190,005
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Gioielleria Antonio Pezzuto
 
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Louis Chevrolet Swiss Watches Chrono-Tour Sport
Louis Chevrolet Swiss Watches Chrono-Tour Sport
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Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Titanium
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Zeno-Watch Basel Magellano Bicompax 18K Gold 6069BVD-GG-f2
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Montblanc Timewalker
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Pierce chronograph
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Zenith 2016 Zenith El Primero Chronograph Silver 38mm 36000...
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IT
Hublot Big Bang Rosegold Chrono
Hublot Big Bang Rosegold Chrono
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Chronographe Suisse Cie Continental Gransport
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Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Chronographe Quantième...
Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Chronographe Quantième...
Rs. 8,896,022
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Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Black DLC
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Breitling Super Avenger Black Limitierte Serie Bj.2009
Breitling Super Avenger Black Limitierte Serie Bj.2009
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Uhren - Borgardts
 
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
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Rs. 1,308,726
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Watch Expo
 
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Philip Watch Blaze Prestige Automatico R8241995145
Philip Watch Blaze Prestige Automatico R8241995145
Rs. 73,524
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OKSHOP SRLS
 
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Breitling MINT Men's Breitling Navitimer Chronograph 41.8mm...
Breitling MINT Men's Breitling Navitimer Chronograph 41.8mm...
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Baume & Mercier Capeland
Baume & Mercier Capeland
Rs. 157,291
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SIMARI GIOIELLI
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Rolex Daytona
Rolex Daytona
Rs. 1,144,160
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
124
DE
Graham R.A.C (COLUMN Wheel)
Graham R.A.C (COLUMN Wheel)
Rs. 346,883
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Richard Mille RM 011-02 Jet Black NTPT Carbon (88 Pieces)
Richard Mille RM 011-02 Jet Black NTPT Carbon (88 Pieces)
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UK Time Legend
 
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Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Gold
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Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Gold
Rs. 2,650,172
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Hanhart Luftwaffeuhr Chronograph  Kaliber 40 Baujahr 1940...
Hanhart Luftwaffeuhr Chronograph Kaliber 40 Baujahr 1940...
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Uhren - Borgardts
 
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Sector 850
Sector 850
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Oref. Multineddu
 
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Lemania Series I Military Chronograph Wristwatch c.1945
Lemania Series I Military Chronograph Wristwatch c.1945
Rs. 372,469
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Finest Hour Vintage Military Timepieces & Collectibles
 
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Omega 1970 Omega Pre-Moon Speedmaster Professional Chronograph...
Omega 1970 Omega Pre-Moon Speedmaster Professional Chronograph...
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Zenith El Primero Chronomaster
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Rs. 681,540
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SIMARI GIOIELLI
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TAG Heuer Monza Chrono caliber 36
TAG Heuer Monza Chrono caliber 36
Rs. 206,527
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
124
DE
Chronographe Suisse Cie Mangusta Supermeccanica
Chronographe Suisse Cie Mangusta Supermeccanica
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Gomez y Molina Joyeros
 
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26405CE.OO.A002...
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26405CE.OO.A002...
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UK Time Legend
 
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Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Revision by Panerai  PAM253 OP6640
Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Revision by Panerai PAM253 OP6640
Rs. 524,579
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Junghans 027/9700
Junghans 027/9700
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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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