Log inLog in
Brand
Model
Price
Case diameter
Year
Location
More
Your selection

Your selection

Your selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items
Your selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items
Your selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items
Basic information
Type of watch
Ref. No.
More...
New/Pre-owned
Availability
Gender
Condition
More...
Scope of delivery
Characteristics & functions
Movement
Case material
More...
Dial
More...
Glass
More...
Functions
Thickness
More...
Material bezel
More...
Dial numerals
Waterproof
More...
Others
More...
Bracelet/strap
Bracelet material
More...
Lug width
More...
Bracelet color
More...
Clasp material
More...
Cancel

Sort by

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Rosegold 41mm
Top
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Rosegold 41mm
$38,424
Free shipping
Seller
Tradeluxe
16
AT
Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronogaph Rose Gold Watch UNWORN
Top
Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronogaph Rose Gold Watch UNWORN
$84,999
Seller
Avi & Co NY
22
US
Zenith El Primero Striking 10th Limited Edition
Zenith El Primero Striking 10th Limited Edition
$13,000
Seller
Temporis Aeterni
 
US
Breitling Superocean Héritage Chronograph
Top
Breitling Superocean Héritage Chronograph
$2,700
Seller
Timekeepers
 
US
Breguet Marine Tourbillon Chronograph PINK 60% OFF
Top
Breguet Marine Tourbillon Chronograph PINK 60% OFF
$64,900
Seller
Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
6
US
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Off Shore Chronograph
Top
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Off Shore Chronograph
$15,999
Seller
Phigora
63
US
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 18K blue dial
Top
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 18K blue dial
$53,000
Seller
Sea Wave Diamonds
53
US
Paul Picot Atelier 18K Solid Gold Chronometer Rattrapante
Top
Paul Picot Atelier 18K Solid Gold Chronometer Rattrapante
$8,395
Seller
Swiss Moves
18
US
Rolex Daytona
Top
Rolex Daytona
$11,500
Seller
Nitza Lerner Co.
 
US
Rolex 116505 Rose Gold / Everose Gold Daytona-Pink Champagne Dial
Top
Rolex 116505 Rose Gold / Everose Gold Daytona-Pink Champagne Dial
$23,000
Free shipping
Seller
Swiss Wrist
 
US
Cartier Diamond Cartier Santos 100 Xl Chronograph 17ct Natural...
Top
Cartier Diamond Cartier Santos 100 Xl Chronograph 17ct Natural...
$14,500
Seller
Watch My Diamonds
38
US
Carl F. Bucherer Patravi Travelgraph 18k Yellow Gold GMT
Top
Carl F. Bucherer Patravi Travelgraph 18k Yellow Gold GMT
$6,500
Free shipping
Seller
Daniele Trissi
7
US
Rolex Daytona 18K & Stainless 16523 w/ 2 Year Warranty
Top
Rolex Daytona 18K & Stainless 16523 w/ 2 Year Warranty
$9,250
Free shipping
Seller
The Castle Jewelry
 
US
Audemars Piguet Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon NEW 68% off
Top
Audemars Piguet Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon NEW 68% off
$107,775
Seller
Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
6
US
Breitling Chrono Cockpit B30012 Automatic
Top
Breitling Chrono Cockpit B30012 Automatic
$1,999
Seller
Phigora
63
US
Breitling Bentley Motors
Top
Breitling Bentley Motors
$5,850
Seller
Sea Wave Diamonds
53
US
Breitling Blackbird Chronomat New Style
Top
Breitling Blackbird Chronomat New Style
$3,245
Seller
Swiss Moves
18
US
IWC Pilot Chronograph "The Last Flight"
Top
IWC Pilot Chronograph "The Last Flight"
$11,000
Free shipping
Seller
Fine Watch Bank
10
US
Cartier Pasha  (16350)
Top
Cartier Pasha (16350)
$24,999
Free shipping
Seller
Chronostore
91
US
Omega Mint Men's  Speedmaster 3538.30 Torino Olympic 2006...
Top
Omega Mint Men's Speedmaster 3538.30 Torino Olympic 2006...
$2,045
Free shipping
Seller
Luxury Horology
66
US
A. Lange & Söhne Double Split Rattrapante Flyback Chronogr...
Top
A. Lange & Söhne Double Split Rattrapante Flyback Chronogr...
$82,000
Seller
Manfredi Jewels
 
US
Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec
Top
Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec
$18,000
Seller
Orlando Watch Company
 
US
Corum LADY'S ADMIRAL'S CUP CHRONOGRAPH 40MM DIAMONDS
Top
Corum LADY'S ADMIRAL'S CUP CHRONOGRAPH 40MM DIAMONDS
$5,100
Free shipping
Seller
Daniele Trissi
7
US
IWC Portofino IW391010 Chronograph Automatic Box & Papers
Top
IWC Portofino IW391010 Chronograph Automatic Box & Papers
$5,299
Seller
Phigora
63
US
Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph 3570.50 Steel Moon...
Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph 3570.50 Steel Moon...
$2,896
Seller
La Jolla Jewelry and Collateral Loan Company
9
US
Breitling OLD NAVITIMER II CHRONOGRAPH POLISHED
Top
Breitling OLD NAVITIMER II CHRONOGRAPH POLISHED
$3,795
Seller
Swiss Moves
18
US
Rolex Yacht-Master II
Rolex Yacht-Master II
$15,000
Free shipping
Seller
LABELLE JEWELRY
 
US
Breitling Chronomat Evolution B13356 18k Gold & Steel
Breitling Chronomat Evolution B13356 18k Gold & Steel
$4,000
Free shipping
Seller
Best Deals HD
 
US
Chopard Men's Chopard 1000 Mille Miglia 8994 Limited ED...
Top
Chopard Men's Chopard 1000 Mille Miglia 8994 Limited ED...
$3,745
Free shipping
Seller
Luxury Horology
66
US
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
$29,900
Free shipping
Seller
EXCLUSIVE TIMEPIECES NYC
 
US
U-Boat Chimera
U-Boat Chimera
$6,999
Seller
The Exclusive Gent
 
US
Breguet Type XX Transatlantique Chronograph - Ladies  Watch
Top
Breguet Type XX Transatlantique Chronograph - Ladies Watch
$10,200
Free shipping
Seller
Daniele Trissi
7
US
Cartier Roadster Chronograph 2618 / W62006X6 Box & Papers
Top
Cartier Roadster Chronograph 2618 / W62006X6 Box & Papers
$5,399
Seller
Phigora
63
US
Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Black Magic Ceramic Watch
Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Black Magic Ceramic Watch
$6,850
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
22
US
Breitling Crosswind Chronograph Windrider Racing Polished like...
Top
Breitling Crosswind Chronograph Windrider Racing Polished like...
$4,695
Seller
Swiss Moves
18
US
Rolex Daytona
Rolex Daytona
$14,000
Free shipping
Seller
LABELLE JEWELRY
 
US
Rolex Daytona
Rolex Daytona
$10,900
Seller
Golda Co.,
8
US
Omega Mint Men's  Speedmaster Chronograph Day Date...
Top
Omega Mint Men's Speedmaster Chronograph Day Date...
$2,345
Free shipping
Seller
Luxury Horology
66
US
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix
$47,915
Free shipping
Seller
EXCLUSIVE TIMEPIECES NYC
 
US
Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph Stainless Steel...
Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph Stainless Steel...
$2,896
Seller
La Jolla Jewelry and Collateral Loan Company
9
US
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang All Black
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang All Black
$16,995
Seller
WatchUWant.com
49
US
Breitling NHLPA Super Avenger A13370 Special Edition
Top
Breitling NHLPA Super Avenger A13370 Special Edition
$4,799
Seller
Phigora
63
US
Rolex DAYTONA Stainless Steel Watch Black Dial Box/Papers
Rolex DAYTONA Stainless Steel Watch Black Dial Box/Papers
$13,499
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
22
US
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Diamonds Watch...
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Diamonds Watch...
$35,000
Seller
Watch My Diamonds
38
US
Rolex Yacht-Master II
Rolex Yacht-Master II
$33,000
Free shipping
Seller
LABELLE JEWELRY
 
US
Rolex 16528
Rolex 16528
$17,900
Seller
Golda Co.,
8
US
Patek Philippe Split Seconds Chronograph & Perpetual...
Patek Philippe Split Seconds Chronograph & Perpetual...
$279,995
Seller
Luxury Bazaar
31
US
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
$39,995
Free shipping
Seller
EXCLUSIVE TIMEPIECES NYC
 
US
Montblanc Timewalker Automatic 43mm Chronograph Ceramic Ref....
Montblanc Timewalker Automatic 43mm Chronograph Ceramic Ref....
$2,949
Seller
La Jolla Jewelry and Collateral Loan Company
9
US
Rolex Daytona
Rolex Daytona
$28,800
Seller
Sea Wave Diamonds
53
US
Omega Speedmaster Chronograph 3211.3000 W/ Card
Top
Omega Speedmaster Chronograph 3211.3000 W/ Card
$2,699
Seller
Phigora
63
US
Hublot Big Bang 45mm Unico King Gold Watch
Hublot Big Bang 45mm Unico King Gold Watch
$26,499
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
22
US
IWC IW371701 Pilot Chronograph SS / Alligator (26367)
IWC IW371701 Pilot Chronograph SS / Alligator (26367)
$3,750
Seller
European Watch Company
50
US
Rolex Daytona
Rolex Daytona
$27,000
Free shipping
Seller
LABELLE JEWELRY
 
US
Audemars Piguet Offshore Stainless Steel Rubber bezel 42mm
Audemars Piguet Offshore Stainless Steel Rubber bezel 42mm
$11,800
Seller
Golda Co.,
8
US
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Steel & Ceramic Ap...
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Steel & Ceramic Ap...
$21,499
Seller
Watch My Diamonds
38
US
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
$40,995
Free shipping
Seller
EXCLUSIVE TIMEPIECES NYC
 
US
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
Top
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
$3,325
Seller
Private seller
 
US
TAG Heuer Carrera  Automatic Cv2010-0 Stainless Steel Watch
TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic Cv2010-0 Stainless Steel Watch
$2,099
Seller
La Jolla Jewelry and Collateral Loan Company
9
US
Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon DC1016A-SJ-WH Titanium Chronograph
Top
Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon DC1016A-SJ-WH Titanium Chronograph
$2,199
Seller
Phigora
63
US
Audemars Piguet AP Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Stainless Steel
Audemars Piguet AP Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Stainless Steel
$13,999
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
22
US
Hublot Men  Big Bang Yachting Club de Monaco 301.PM.131.RX.TGA...
Hublot Men Big Bang Yachting Club de Monaco 301.PM.131.RX.TGA...
$14,200
Free shipping
Seller
Luxury Horology
66
US

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.