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Romain Jerome Titanic-DNA RJ.T.CH.SP.002.01 New Steel 50mm Automatic
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Romain Jerome - Steampunk Chrono Black - Ref.: RJ.T.CH.SP.002....
R 140 985
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RU
Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Nedu DC3026A-S6C-BE New Titanium 42mm Automatic
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Ball DC3026A-S6C-BE Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU 42mm Ceramic...
R 44 916
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448
US
Rolex Daytona 116500LN-0001 New Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
Price on request
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AU
Graham Chronofighter 2CVDS.W01A New Steel 47mm Automatic
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Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage Swiss Edition - Edition...
R 119 919
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116
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Breitling Navitimer World H24322 Very good Rose gold 46mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Breitling Navitimer World Box & Papers
R 209 606
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8
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Franck Muller Casablanca 7880 Very good Rose gold 47mm Automatic
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Franck Muller Casablanca Chronographe 7880 18k pink gold
R 294 071
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TAG Heuer Grand Carrera CAV5115 Good Steel 43mm Automatic South Africa, Stellenbosch
TAG Heuer Grand Carrera
R 71 580
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ZA
Bulgari Assioma aa 48 s ch Very good Steel 38mm Automatic South Africa, Sandton
Bulgari Assioma
R 37 000
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ZA
Breitling B-2 A42362 Good Steel 44mm Automatic South Africa, Cape Town
Breitling B-2
R 63 000
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ZA
Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chrono H326160 Good Steel 42mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chrono
R 10 000
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ZA
U-Boat Classico 7431/A Good Steel 45mm Automatic South Africa, Berario
U-Boat Classico
R 41 921
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ZA
Breitling Superocean Chronograph II A13340 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Breitling Superocean Chronograph II
R 43 232
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ZA
Breitling Navitimer A23322 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic South Africa, Cape Town
Breitling Navitimer
R 82 345
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ZA
Omega Speedmaster Mark II 145.014 Fair Steel 42mm Manual winding South Africa, Johannesburg
Omega Vintage Speedmaster Mark II Automatic Chronograph 70's
R 34 435
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8
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Very good Steel 35mm Manual winding
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Chronograph Steel Vintage 1952 Cal.285
R 70 399
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126
DE
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 310.20.42.50.01.001 Very good Gold/Steel 42mm Manual winding
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 11 50th Anniversairy Ref....
R 211 197

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DE
Sinn 903 903.040 New Steel 41mm Automatic
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Sinn 903 St Navigationschronograph
R 50 794
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467
DE
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 25721BA.OO.1000BA.02.A Unworn Yellow gold 42mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 'Brick'
R 916 689
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231
UK
Chronographe Suisse Cie CSC 29445 Very good Rose gold 38mm Manual winding
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Chronographe Suisse Cie Grande Chronograph Solid 18K Rose Gold...
R 18 714
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931
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Hamilton Intra-Matic H38416711 New Steel 40mm Automatic
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Hamilton AMERICAN CLASSIC INTRA-MATIC AUTO CHRONO
R 26 823
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247
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Omega Speedmaster 36233300 Unworn Rose gold 39mm Automatic
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Omega Speedmaster 39mm Ref#3623.33.01
R 153 986
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831
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Panerai Ferrari FER00004 Good Steel 45mm Automatic South Africa, Stellenbosch
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Panerai Ferrari
R 69 896
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ZA
Hublot King Power 715.PX.1128.RX Very good Rose gold 48mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Hublot King Power Rose Gold Foudroyante 48mm Full Set
R 336 867
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Breitling Crosswind Racing D13355 Good Gold/Steel 43mm Automatic South Africa, Cape Town
Breitling Chronomat Crosswind (2002)
R 89 000
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ZA
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 232.90.46.51.03.001 Very good Titanium 45.5mm Automatic
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial Ref. 232.90.46.51.0...
R 114 955

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TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M CAJ2112.FT6036 Very good Steel 44mm Chronograph South Africa, Pretoria
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Limited Edition Ggyc Defender
R 32 900
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Porsche Design Dashboard 6620.11.66.0268 Very good Titanium 44mm Automatic
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Porsche Design Dashboard Chronograph P6620
R 30 628
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23
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Eberhard & Co. Chrono 4 31052 Very good Steel 43mm Automatic
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Eberhard & Co. Chrono 4 Grande Taille REF, 31052CU
R 58 725
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931
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Hamilton Intra-Matic H38416541 New Steel 40mm Automatic
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Hamilton AMERICAN CLASSIC INTRA-MATIC AUTO CHRONO
R 26 823
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247
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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph IW390209 Very good Rose gold 45mm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph
R 218 500
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22
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Epos Sportive 3433.228.35.15.91 New Steel 43,5mm Automatic
Straight from the manufacturer
Epos Sportive 3433
R 42 400
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EPOS Uhren
36
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 2218.50.00 Very good Steel 45.5mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
R 67 373
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8
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Breitling Chronomat K13050.1 Good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic South Africa, Cape Town
Breitling Chronomat "18K Gold" (1990)
R 220 000
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ZA
Breitling Chronomat K13050.1 Very good Yellow gold 39.5mm Automatic
Breitling Chronomat GT 18K Gold Chronograph Automatik Herrenuh...
R 104 262

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Girard Perregaux 90240-11-811-BA6A New Steel 42mm Automatic South Africa, Pretoria
Girard Perregaux Sport Classique Foudroyante Automatic
R 149 900
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Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Good Steel 35mm Manual winding
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Girard Perregaux Universal Tri-Compax Cal 481
R 76 002
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23
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IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph IW3706 Good Steel 43mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph
R 49 999
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134
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Hamilton Khaki Aviation H76726130 New Steel 44mm Automatic
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Hamilton Khaki Aviation Converter Auto Chrono
R 29 674
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247
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Zenith Captain Chronograph 18.2110.400/01.C498 Very good Rose gold 42mm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
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Zenith Captain Chronograph El Primero
R 136 000
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22
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Oris Artix GT 01 674 7661 4434-07 4 22 20FC New Steel 44mm Automatic
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Oris Artix Gt Chronograph
R 29 543
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Tudor 94300 Good Steel 40mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Tudor Chronograph Big Block Monte Carlo
R 232 064
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8
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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 3570.50.00 Very good Steel 42mm Manual winding South Africa, Cape Town
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Full Set
R 115 000
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ZA
Longines Master Collection L2.673.4 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Longines Master Collection Chronograph Automatik Herrenuhr...
R 38 318

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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 CV2A1AB.FC6379 Very good Steel 43mm Automatic South Africa, Pretoria
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16
R 42 900
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18
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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PFC906-0000210-B00182 New Steel 42mm Automatic
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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda TONDAGRAPH GT
R 318 432
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448
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Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 161294-5001 Very good Rose gold 44.5mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 18k Rose Gold Limited Ed.
R 149 999
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Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chrono H32586511 New Steel 42mm Automatic
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Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chrono
R 21 031
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247
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Breitling Bentley Flying B a44365 Very good Steel 44mmmm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
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Breitling Bentley Flying B Chronograph
R 79 500
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22
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Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 03.2040.4061/52.C700 Unworn Steel 42mm Automatic South Africa, PRETORIA
Zenith El Primero Chronomaster
R 115 255
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ZA
IWC Portuguese Chronograph IW371480 Unworn Rose gold 40.9mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
IWC Chronograph Portuguese
R 149 719
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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 3572.50 Good Steel 42mm Manual winding South Africa, Cape Town
Omega Speedmaster Professional
R 80 000
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ZA
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 311.30.42.30.03.001 Very good Steel 42mm Manual winding
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo XVII Chronograph Ref....
R 166 106

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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 311.63.44.51.99.001 Very good Ceramic 44.25mm Automatic South Africa, Pretoria
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Meteorite
R 154 900
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18
ZA
Tissot Tissot Seastar Navigator Fair 40mm Automatic South Africa, Cape Town
Tissot Vintage Navigator Valjoux 7734 Orig. Bracelet
R 10 000
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5
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Montblanc Timewalker 7069 Very good Steel 43mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph Steel Silver Dial 43mm
R 34 999
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134
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Hublot Big Bang 44 mm 301.PC.1007.RX Good Rose gold Automatic
Hublot Big Bang 301.pc.1007.rx 18k Cappuccino Dial 44.5mm
R 279 065
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21
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Ulysse Nardin Diver Black Sea 353-92-3C Very good Steel 45.8mm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
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Ulysse Nardin Black Sea Chronograph Diver
R 95 000
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22
ZA
TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 CAW211P.FC6356 Very good Steel 39mm Automatic South Africa, PRETORIA
TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11
R 68 000
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ZA
Hublot Big Bang Unico 411.NM.1170.RX Very good Titanium 45mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium w/ Gray Dial & Ceramic Bezel
R 202 120
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TAG Heuer Monza CR2114-0 Very good Steel 38mm Automatic South Africa, Cape Town
TAG Heuer Monza
R 45 000
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ZA
Breitling Superocean Heritage II Chronographe AB0162 Very good Ceramic 43.5mm Automatic
Breitling Superocean Heritage II Chronograph 44 Automatik...
R 99 984

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Heuer 110.573 Fair Steel 40mm Automatic South Africa, Pretoria
Heuer Carrera Vintage Chronograph
R 61 900
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18
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Breitling Breitling COSMONAUT 1809 Good Steel Automatic South Africa, Cape Town
Breitling COSMONAUT 1809 Vintage Pilots Chronograph Cal 11
R 90 000
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5
ZA
TAG Heuer Aquaracer CAP2120.BB0834 Good Gold/Steel 43mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
TAG Heuer Aquaracer
R 29 999
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134
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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.