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TAG Heuer Carrera CBG2051.FC6426 New 43mm Automatic United States of America, California, Burlingame
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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic Black Skeleton...
$9,279
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Hublot Big Bang 44 mm 301.SB.131.RX New Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, California, San Mateo
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Hublot Big Bang Steel Ceramic Automatic Black Dial Men's Watch...
$9,859
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Rolex Daytona 116503 New Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Rolex Daytona Two Tone White Dial 116503
$22,700
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Rolex Daytona 116500LN New Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, California, San Mateo
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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Automatic White Dial Stainless Steel...
$38,769
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26400SO.OO.A002CA.01 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Hollywood
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chrono 44mm Ceramic Bezel...
$27,850
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Breitling Transocean Chronograph AB015212/G724/154A Very good Steel Automatic United States of America, Virginia, Manassas
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Breitling Transocean Chronograph B01 Full Set
$5,198
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Rolex Daytona 116500LN New Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Georgia, Alpharetta
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Rolex Daytona White Dial 2021
$42,889
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Hublot Big Bang Aero Bang 311.SM.1170.GR Very good Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, Texas, Frisco
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Hublot Big Bang Aero
$10,295
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Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days Chrono Monopulsante GMT PAM 00275 Very good Steel 44mm Manual winding United States of America, Arizona, Mesa
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Panerai Luminor GMT 8 Days Chrono 1950 2021 Service PAM00275
$11,499
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Rolex Daytona 116500LN Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Rolex Unworn Daytona Black Dial Ceramic Bezel Box/Card/Papers...
$32,999
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Hublot Big Bang 44 mm 301.SX.1170.RX Very good Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Hublot Big Bang 44 mm
$8,000
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW379503 Good Bronze 44mm Automatic United States of America, Texas, Austin
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IWC : Aquatimer Chronograph Expedition Charles Darwin :...
$5,980
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Hamilton Intra-Matic H38416711 New Steel 40mm Automatic
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Hamilton American Classic Intra-Matic Auto Chrono Automatic...
$1,869
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Rolex Daytona 116508 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Hollywood
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Rolex DAYTONA 116508 18k YELLOW GOLD CHAMPAGNE DIAL OYSTER
$46,900
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Frederique Constant Manufacture FC-760DG4H9 Very good Rose gold 42mm Automatic United States of America, California, Pasadena
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Frederique Constant Solid 18k Rose Gold Manufacture Flyback...
$7,445
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Piaget Polo S GOA42005 New Steel 42mm Automatic United States of America, Texas, Houston
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Piaget POLO S
$10,250
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Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec 102336 Very good Steel 43mm Automatic United States of America, Texas, Frisco
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Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph GMT Stainless Steel...
$4,975
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Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback PAM 00212 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, Illinois, Hanover Park
Panerai Luminor 1950 Flyback 44mm Chronograph Panerai 212 PAM...
$6,850
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IWC Pilot Chronograph IW395001 Very good Steel Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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IWC Pilot's Watch Timezoner Chronograph 2020 Box/Papers IW395001
$9,999
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IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar IW376204 Good Steel 43mm Automatic United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Kurt Klaus
$13,650
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Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 3970 J Unworn Yellow gold 36mm Manual winding United States of America, New York, Westchester
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
$105,000
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Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 24.2040.400/27.R797 Very good Aluminum 42mm Automatic United States of America, New Jersey, Oradell
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Zenith El Primero Chronomaster - Black - 42mm- 36000 VpH
$5,250
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Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback PAM 00652 Very good Titanium 47mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Hollywood
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Panerai Luminor 1950 47mm Titanium PAM 652 Regatta PCYC 3 Days...
$12,720
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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 311.30.42.30.01.005 New Steel 42mm Manual winding United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 42mm Hesalite...
$5,000
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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph 49150/B01R-9338 Very good Rose gold 42mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph 49150/B01R-9338
$49,500
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Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 402.QU.0113.WR Very good Carbon 45mm Automatic United States of America, Texas, Frisco
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Hublot Big Bang Unico Special Edition Carbon Fiber Ferrari
$16,985
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Omega 3523.80.00 Good Steel 39mm Automatic United States of America, Illinois, Hanover Park
Omega Speedmaster Reduced Day Date Triple Calendar BLUE 39mm...
$2,750
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Panerai Ferrari FER00006 Very good Rose gold Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Panerai Ferrari Granturismo Chronograph 18K Rose Gold FER00006...
$12,999
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IWC Portuguese Grande Complication IW377402 Very good Rose gold 45mm Automatic United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Portuguese Grande Complication
$100,000
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Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 51.2080.400/69.C494 New Steel 42mm Automatic United States of America, California, San Mateo
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Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Chronograph Automatic Silver...
$6,829
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TAG Heuer Carrera CBN2A1B.BA0643 Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, New Jersey, Oradell
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TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph - Calibre Heuer 02 - Black
$4,275
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Panerai Ferrari FER00013 Very good Steel 45mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Hollywood
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Panerai for Ferrari GranTurismo GT 45mm Chronograph FER0013...
$6,900
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Patek Philippe Chronograph 1463 Very good Yellow gold 35.5mm Manual winding United States of America, New York, Armonk
Patek Philippe Chronograph
$130,000
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Hamilton Khaki Aviation H76736730 New Steel Automatic
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Hamilton Khaki Aviation Converter Auto Chrono Automatic 44mm |...
$2,194
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Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 42 984.101.98/F502 AN46 Very good Steel 42mmmm Automatic United States of America, California, Pasadena
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Corum Admiral's Cup 42mmm PVD Legend, complete set
$3,542
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Omega Speedmaster Day Date 3221.30.00 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Illinois, Hanover Park
Omega Speedmaster Day Date Triple Calendar Chronograph...
$2,650
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Heuer 3147N Good Steel Manual winding United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Heuer Carrera Chronograph 3147 Dato Black Dial Serviced 3147N
$7,499
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph 26388PO.OO.D027CA.01 Very good Platinum 44mm Manual winding United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph
$190,000
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Hublot Classic Fusion Racing Grey 521.NX.7071.LR New Titanium 45mm Automatic United States of America, California, San Mateo
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Hublot Classic Fusion Racing Grey Chronograph Titanium...
$7,439
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TAG Heuer Monza CR5110 Very good Steel 38mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Pembroke Pines
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TAG Heuer Monza chronograph Calibre 36 Zenith El Primero ...
$3,370
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Zenith Defy El Primero 49.9000.9004/78.R582 Very good Ceramic 44mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
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Zenith Defy El Primero 21 49.9000.9004/78.R582
$8,950
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Universal Genève Compax 22414 Good Steel 38mm Manual winding United States of America, New York, Westchester
Universal Genève Aero-Compax
$17,500
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Rado Centrix R30179113 New Steel 38mm Automatic
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Rado Centrix Automatic Open Heart Black Dial 38 | R30179113
$1,707
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Cartier Roadster W62019X6 Very good Steel 43mm Automatic United States of America, California, Pasadena
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Cartier Roadster XL Chronograph, Complete Set
$5,445
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Richard Mille RM 011 Richard Mille RM011-03 Ultimate Edition Unworn Automatic United States of America, Florida, Miami
Richard Mille Rm011-03
$984,924
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Breitling Navitimer 01 (46 MM) AB0127E3/BE81 Very good Steel Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Breitling Navitimer 01 Chronograph 46 Panamerican Limited...
$7,999
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Breguet Marine 5827BB/12/9Z8 Good White gold United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Breguet Marine Chronograph
$18,000
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Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion 525.OX.0180.LR New Rose gold 45mm Automatic United States of America, California, San Mateo
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Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion King Gold Automatic Skeleton...
$22,899
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Breitling Top Time A23310121G1X1 New Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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Breitling Top Time Limited Edition Chronograph
$4,670
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Breitling Navitimer A30022 Very good Steel 38mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
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Breitling Navitimer 92 Patrulla Aguila Limited Edition A30022
$3,795
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Lemania British RAF Chronograph, Circa 1962 Unworn Steel 40mm Manual winding United States of America, New York, Westchester
Lemania Caliber 2220 RAF Chronograph
$8,750
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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph 5500V/110A-B148 New Steel 42.5mm Automatic United States of America, California, Costa Mesa
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph
$40,300
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Porsche Design Chronotimer Very good Titanium 42mm Automatic United States of America, California, Pasadena
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Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1, Black Titanium Bracelet,...
$3,845
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A. Lange & Söhne 1815 421.025 New Platinum 42mm Manual winding United States of America, Arizona, Scottsdale
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar
$236,900
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Hublot Super B 1926.1 Very good Steel Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Hublot Super B Flyback Chronograph Rubber Box/Papers/Card B...
$5,249
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Bovet Cambiano CHPIN001 Good Steel Automatic United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Bovet Cambiano Chronograph Pininfarina
$10,700
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Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 03.2040.4061/69.C496 New Steel 42mm Automatic United States of America, California, San Mateo
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Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Open Stainless Steel / Silver...
$6,249
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Patek Philippe Chronograph 530J Very good Yellow gold 36.5mm Manual winding United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Patek Philippe 530J Chronograph Watch Circa 1946
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Omega Speedmaster Racing 329.32.44.51.06.001 Very good Steel 44.2mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
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Omega Speedmaster Racind Chronograph 329.32.44.51.06.001
$6,950
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Universal Genève Compax 885103/02 Good Steel 36mm Manual winding United States of America, New York, Westchester
Universal Genève Compax Nina Rindt
$25,000
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Bell & Ross BR V2 BRV294-ORA-ST/SST New Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, Texas, Houston
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Bell & Ross BR-V2-94 GARDE COTES
$3,350
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5968A-001 Good Steel 42.2mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Miami
Patek Philippe Aquanaut
$144,995
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Jacob & Co. E2C Fair Ceramic 46mm Automatic United States of America, Arizona, Scottsdale
Jacob & Co. Epic Ii
$4,800
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Rolex Daytona 16520 Good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Georgia, Johns Creek
Rolex Daytona 16520 Black Dial U Serial
$29,000
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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.