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Richard Mille Asia Limited Edition White Ceramic NTPT 50MM...
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Patek Philippe Chronograph 5170R-010 New Rose gold 39.4mm Manual winding
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44
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32
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R 41 044
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R 241 826
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719
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW376801 Good Steel 44mm Automatic
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R 63 922
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466
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R 192 490
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277
NL
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Price on request
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189
IT
Sinn 903 903.040 New Steel 41mm Automatic
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R 47 718
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75
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Breitling Chronomat K13050.1 Good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic South Africa, Cape Town
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R 199 999
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Breguet Héritage 5400BB/12/9V6 New White gold 42mm Automatic
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R 419 039
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36
CH
Universal Genève Compax U-901 Unworn White gold 39mm Automatic
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Universal Genève Compax Chronograph White and Yellow Gold
R 116 788
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1425
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Breitling Navitimer 806 Good Steel 40mm Manual winding South Africa, Pretoria
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R 77 074
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R 67 129
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566
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Breitling Avenger Hurricane XB1210E4/BE89 Very good 50mm Automatic
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R 61 515
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466
JP
Bulgari Octo 103068 New Titanium 42mm Automatic
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R 205 108
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Zenith El Primero 03.A384.400/21.C815 New Steel 37mm Automatic
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R 100 418
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302
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Sinn 103 103.0619 New Steel 41mm Automatic
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R 39 630
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75
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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Moonphase 175.0034 Good Yellow gold 39mm Automatic South Africa, Cape Town
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Moonphase
R 239 999
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TAG Heuer Monaco CW2113-0 Fair Steel 38mm Automatic South Africa, Pietermaritzburg
TAG Heuer Monaco
R 45 000
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Zenith Elite Chronograph Classic 03.2270.4069/01.C493 Unworn Steel 42mm Automatic South Africa, Cape Town
Zenith Elite Chronograph Classic
R 87 979
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Breitling Transocean Chronograph 38 A4131053/C862 New Steel 38mm Automatic
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R 89 848
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36
CH
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 105/012/65 Fair Steel Manual winding South Africa, Johannesburg
Omega SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL VINTAGE 1965
R 139 999
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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph 49150/B01A-9097 Good Steel 42mm Automatic
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R 211 291
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466
JP
Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 42 984.101.20/F373 AA12 New Steel 42mm Automatic
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Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 42
R 59 526
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62
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Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph 5930G-001 Very good White gold 39.5mm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
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Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph
R 899 000
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R 232 548
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125
CH
Blancpain Léman Fly-Back 2185F-1130-71 Very good Steel 38mm Automatic South Africa, Cape Town
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R 99 999
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Zenith El Primero Original 1969 03.2150.400/69.C713 New Steel 38mm Automatic
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R 84 922
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792
UK
Hanhart Pioneer 712  01056 Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
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Hanhart Pioneer TachyTele chronograph full set 712 01056
R 37 411
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Breitling Bentley GT M1336267/A729 New Steel 45mm Automatic
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R 162 331
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36
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TAG Heuer Aquaracer CAP2120.BB0834 Very good Gold/Steel Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
TAG Heuer Aquaracer
R 29 999
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Sinn 903 903.045 New Steel 41mm Automatic
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Sinn 903 St B E
R 46 748
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75
DE
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph IW371702 Good Steel 42mm Automatic South Africa, Pretoria
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph
R 46 000
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Hublot King Power 719.QM.1729.NR.FAD11 Very good Carbon Automatic South Africa, Centurion
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R 270 000
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R 399 539
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Rolex Daytona 116500LN Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona EU 8/2019
R 393 861
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Breitling Superocean Héritage II Chronographe U13313121B1S1 New Gold/Steel 44mm Automatic
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R 87 025
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792
UK
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Jaeger-LeCoultre - Deep Sea Chronograph
R 125 889
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116
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Hublot Big Bang Tutti Frutti 341.SL.5190.LR.1901 New Steel 41mm Automatic
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Breitling Transocean Chronograph AB015212/BA99/435X/A20BA.1 Very good Steel 43mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
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R 42 999
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Rolex Yacht-Master II 116681 Unworn Gold/Steel 44,00mm Automatic
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R 374 305
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DE
Baume & Mercier Capeland baume et mercier 5274297 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic South Africa, Pretoria
Baume & Mercier Capeland S
R 24 000
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Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback PAM 00580 Unworn Ceramic 44mm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback
R 169 000
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Rolex Daytona 116505 Good Rose gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona 116505 UK 2017 Rose Gold Black Dial
R 575 558
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40
UK
Rolex Daytona 116500LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona LC100 orig. Rechnung
R 388 200
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19
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Rolex Daytona 116500LN New Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex New Daytona Ceramic Bezel Black Dial 116500LN
R 319 556
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8
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Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5204P-011 Very good Platinum 40mm Manual winding
Patek Philippe - Split Second Chronograph, Perpetual calendar
R 3 062 789
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116
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Breguet Marine 8827ST/59/586 New Steel 35mm Automatic
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R 195 552
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36
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Breitling Navitimer 0816 Unworn Steel 48mm Manual winding South Africa, Johannesburg
Breitling Navitimer
R 64 999
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Hublot Spirit of Big Bang 601.CI.0110.RX Very good Ceramic 44,00mm Automatic
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Ref. 601.ci.0110.rx
R 330 954
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DE
Rolex Daytona 116528 Good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona
R 428 655
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1AR-001 Very good Gold/Steel 40.5mm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
Patek Philippe Nautilus
R 1 485 000
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Rolex Daytona 116520 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona 116520 APH Black Dial 2015
R 345 335
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40
UK
Rolex Daytona 116520 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona
R 283 074
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Rolex Daytona 116506 New Platinum 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona Platinum Ice Blue Dial Automatic Chronograph 116506
R 1 018 767
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5976/1G-001 Very good White gold 44mm Automatic
Patek Philippe - Nautilus
R 4 759 221
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116
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Breguet Marine 8828BR/5D/586 DD00 New Rose gold 34.6mm Automatic
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Breguet Marine chronograph 35, official retail price: 64.300 CHF
R 603 945
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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 CBB2010.BA0906 Very good Steel Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Senna Limited Edition
R 65 999
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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 105.003-65 Good Steel 42,00mm Manual winding
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch aus 1965 Ref. 105.003-65
R 194 917
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26331ST.OO.1220ST.01 Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph BLUE DIAL - NEW 2019
R 493 196
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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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