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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26568PM.OO.A021CA.01 Very good Platinum 44mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Schumacher Platinum Grey...
R 1 768 038
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358
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon 26347TI.OO.1205TI.01 Very good Titanium 44mm Manual winding
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Titanium Openworked Index Dial Watch...
R 3 918 685
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358
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Richard Mille RM 011 RM011 Very good Titanium 42mm Automatic
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Richard Mille RM011 Felipe Massa Titanium Flyback Chronograph...
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358
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Richard Mille RM 011 RM011 Very good Carbon 42mm Automatic
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Richard Mille RM011 Felipe Massa Chronograph Skeleton Dial...
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358
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Breguet Marine 8827ST/59/586 New Steel 35mm Automatic
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Breguet Marine, chronograph, blue sapphire cabochon crown,...
R 204 090
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Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 401.CQ.0129.VR Very good Ceramic 45mm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
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Hublot Big Bang Ferrari
R 282 500
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Breitling Navitimer World H24322 Very good Rose gold 46mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Breitling Navitimer World Box & Papers
R 202 891
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13
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Breitling A13352 Good Steel 39mm Automatic South Africa, Cape Town
Breitling Chronometre Automatic
R 42 950
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Vacheron Constantin Historiques 49002/3 Very good Yellow gold 35mm Automatic
Vacheron Constantin Historiques Chronograph 18K Gold Herrenuhr...
R 173 118

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Omega Speedmaster 36233300 Unworn Rose gold 39mm Automatic
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Omega Speedmaster 39mm Ref#3623.33.01
R 149 053
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850
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Zenith 03.3100.3600/21.C822 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic
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Zenith Chronomaster Sport 03.3100.3600/21.C822
R 129 705
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1550
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Girard Perregaux WW.TC 49800 New Rose gold 43mm Automatic
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Girard Perregaux Ww.tc world time chronograph
R 189 671
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128
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Breitling for Bentley Unworn Steel 49mm Automatic
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Breitling Bentley 05 Unitime Steel White Dial Mens Watch...
R 181 138
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213
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Breguet Marine 8828BR/5D/RM1 DD00 New Rose gold 34.6mm Automatic
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Breguet Marine chronograph, sapphire crown, 170 diamonds, 7...
R 622 514
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58
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Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback 24.2063.405/21.R515 Very good Titanium 45.5mmmm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
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Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow Edition
R 115 900
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Rolex Daytona 116519 Good White gold 40mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Rolex Daytona 116519 Exotic Racing Dial Full Set
R 478 244
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13
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Breitling Superocean Chronograph II A13340 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic South Africa, Knysna
Breitling Superocean Chronograph
R 36 231
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TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 CV2010 Good Steel 41mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16
R 31 736
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Breitling Superocean Chronograph II A13340 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Breitling Superocean Chronograph II
R 46 200
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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph 49140 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph Automatik Stahl...
R 240 710

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Zenith El Primero 01-0200-415 Very good Steel Automatic
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Zenith El Primero Tv with full revision 2021 zenith
R 94 836
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128
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Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars 25859ST Very good Steel 39mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet 1997 Automatic 39mm Chronograph Jules Audemars...
R 189 585
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800
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Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime RB0510U4/BB63 New Rose gold 46mm Automatic
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Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime, new, world time...
R 259 880
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Breitling Bentley 6.75 A44362 Very good Steel 48mm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
Breitling Bentley 6.75
R 61 750
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Breitling Navitimer World A2432212/B726 Very good Steel 46mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Breitling Navitimer World Ref.A24322, Box & Papers, 2019,...
R 57 969
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Very good Steel 35,5mm Manual winding
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Rare Vintage 1950 Chronograph Valjoux 72
R 98 284
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136
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Omega Speedmaster 3578.51.00 Very good Steel 42mm Manual winding
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Omega Speedmaster Snoopy Eyes On The Stars
R 397 881
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283
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Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chrono H326160 Good Steel 42mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chrono
R 10 000
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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 145.0031 Very good Steel 42mm Manual winding
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Snoopy Award Limited Edition Ref....
R 334 856

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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 145.022 Fair Steel 42mm Manual winding South Africa, Johannesburg
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch '73 861
R 94 999
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149
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Girard Perregaux 1966 49539-53-451-BK6B Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
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Girard Perregaux Rare Manufacture White Gold 18kt 750 Column...
R 224 071
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800
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Breitling NB0434E5/BE94 New Carbon 45mm Automatic
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Breitling for Bentley GMT, new, chronograph, carbon case and...
R 193 216
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Breitling AB0118221G1P1 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42
R 69 900
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26
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Breitling Avenger E13360 Fair Titanium 44mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Breitling Avenger Titanium Ref.E13360
R 28 984
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13
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Franck Muller Casablanca 8885 C CC DT Very good Steel 39mm Automatic
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Franck Muller Casablanca 8885 C CC DT Full Set
R 112 079
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Heuer 2446 Very good Steel 38mm Manual winding
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Heuer Autavia 3rd generation Rindt special factory order...
R 934 654
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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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Breitling Navitimer World A24322 Very good Steel 46mm Automatic
Breitling Navitimer World 46 GMT Chronograph Automatik...
R 82 421

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Longines Admiral L36664 Very good Steel Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Longines Admiral Chronograph
R 17 999
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149
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Breguet Type XX - XXI - XXII 3820BB/P2/9W6 Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
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Breguet Rare Full Set Blue Dial White Gold 18kt 750 Type Xx...
R 206 828
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800
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Breguet Classique 5287BR/92/9ZU New Rose gold 43mm Manual winding
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Breguet Classique Chronograph, double seconds totalizer,...
R 464 916
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PF600094-6 Very good Palladium 44mmmm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
Parmagiani Fleurier Pershing
R 349 000
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26
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Rolex Daytona 16520 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Rolex Daytona Ref. 16520 Zenith Patrizzi Dial, Inverted 6...
R 492 736
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13
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Heuer 1553 Very good Steel Automatic
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Heuer Carrera Silver Dial Caliber 15 Recently Polished 1553S 1553
R 59 872
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10
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Hanhart Primus 740.270-3320 New Steel 44mm Automatic
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Hanhart PRIMUS Pilot Steel Blue
R 43 797
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Universal Genève Compax 882.424/3970 New Steel 40mm Manual winding
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Universal Genève Aero-compax Chronograph 24H
R 44 831
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2011
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 2210.50.00 Very good Steel 45.5mm Automatic
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph Co-Axial Stahl...
R 59 488

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Breitling Superocean Chronograph II A13341 Good Steel 44mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Breitling Superocean Chronograph II
R 43 999
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149
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Very good Yellow gold 38mm Manual winding
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Excellent Chronograph 18K Gold 38mm Cal. 285
R 75 869
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Breguet Classique 5247BR/29/9V6 New Rose gold 39mm Manual winding
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Breguet Classique Chronograph, new, rose gold, hand-guilloched...
R 387 456
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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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26
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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 326 075
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13
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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 75 490
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Heuer 1163V Unworn Steel Automatic
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Heuer Autavia 1163V N.O.S.
R 103 457
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Montblanc Timewalker 116101 New Steel 43mm Automatic
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Montblanc Timewalker UTC Chronograph
R 66 471
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2011
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Montblanc Timewalker 7069 Very good Steel 43mm Automatic
Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph Automatik Datum Edelstahl...
R 38 969

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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 134 999
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149
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Epos Sportive 3433.228.35.15.91 New Steel 43,5mm Automatic
Straight from the manufacturer
Epos Sportive 3433
R 41 021
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EPOS Uhren
38
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Breguet Héritage 5400BB/12/9V6 New White gold 42mm Automatic
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Breguet Héritage Chronograph, new, white gold, hand-guilloched...
R 440 488
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Hublot Big Bang 44 mm 301.PM.1780.RX Very good Rose gold 44mm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
Hublot Big Bang
R 189 900
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26
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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 65 215
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13
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Panerai Ferrari F6657 Very good Steel 45mm Automatic
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Panerai Ferrari Granturismo, Automatic '' Rattrapante Quick-se...
R 114 665
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Zenith CP.-2 Steel Chronograph
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Zenith A. Cairelli Tipo CP-2 Mai Lucidato
R 193 120
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150
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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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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.