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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Lady 26231ST.ZZ.D027CA.01 New Steel 37mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet 26231ST.ZZ.D027CA.01
Php 1,463,793
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19
HK
Blancpain Léman 2185-1540-53 Very good White gold 38mm Automatic
TOP
Blancpain Léman Chronograph
Php 625,055
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84
CZ
Rolex Daytona 116515ln New Rose gold 40mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Daytona Rose Gold Chocolate Oysterflex
Php 1,573,473
Verified Dealer
11
AU
Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronograph 353-66/314 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic
TOP
Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Chronograph
Php 164,787
Verified Dealer
66
UK
Hublot Big Bang 41 mm 341.PX.7518.VR.1975 New Rose gold 41mm Automatic
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Hublot Big Bang Zebra Bang, limited edition - no. 66/250
Php 1,207,573
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45
CH
Zenith A3736 Very good Steel 40mm Manual winding
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Zenith subsea black panda ultra rare
Php 559,708
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43
NL
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 3970E Very good Platinum 36mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Grand Complications Perpetual Calendar Chronogr...
Php 6,232,572
Free shipping
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823
US
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre HEUER 01 CAR2A1Z.FT6044 Very good Steel 45mm Automatic The Philippines, Muntinlupa
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre HEUER 01
Php 220,000
Private Seller
PH
TAG Heuer Monaco CAW211R.FC6401 New Steel 39mm Automatic
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TAG Heuer Monaco
Php 238,657
Verified Dealer
182
IT
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 311.32.42.30.04.001 Very good Steel 42mm Manual winding
TOP
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch - Full Set - Alaska
Php 727,337
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175
DE
IWC Pilot Chronograph IW388005 New Ceramic 46mm Automatic
TOP
IWC Fliegeruhr Chronograph Edition «The Last Flight» IW388005
Php 1,301,251
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488
DE
Breitling Navitimer 01 RB012012|BA49|435X|R20BA.1 New Red gold 44mm Automatic
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Breitling NAVITIMER 01 ROSEGOLD RB012012 unworn 12230HT
Php 789,842
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150
FR
Bulgari Bulgari BBP42GLCH Very good Rose gold 42mm Automatic
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Bulgari Chronograph Automatic Limited Edition BBP42GLCH
Php 451,744
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182
DE
Breguet Classique 5247BR/29/9V6 New Rose gold 39mm Manual winding
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Breguet Classique Chronograph 39
Php 1,503,415
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45
CH
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Lady 26048.SK.ZZ.D002CA.01 Very good Steel 37mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Lady
Php 971,676
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84
CZ
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980R-001 Very good Rose gold 40.5mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph 5980R-001
Php 3,998,302
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823
US
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 CV2A10.BA0796 Very good Steel 43mm Automatic The Philippines, 1107
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16
Php 135,000
Private Seller
PH
Seiko 6138 Very good Steel 43mm Automatic
TOP
Seiko SPORT TIMER CRONO
Php 45,459
Verified Dealer
182
IT
Chronoswiss Opus CH7520S Very good Platinum 38mm Automatic
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Chronoswiss Opus Skeleton 950 Platin Chronograph Automatik...
Php 844,392
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2475
DE
Omega Seamaster Very good Gold/Steel 42mm Automatic
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Omega Men's Omega Seamaster Chronograph Automatic w/Date...
Php 207,319
Free shipping
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640
US
Breitling Chronomat 44 AB011012|B967|435X|A20BA.1 Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic
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Breitling CHRONOMAT 44 AUTOMATIC AB011012
Php 294,912
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150
FR
Omega Speedmaster 2998-62 Good Steel Manual winding
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Omega Speedmaster 2998-62 Alpha hands
Php 1,381,074
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204
UK
Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 38 132.101.29/V200 PN09 New Gold/Steel 38mm Automatic
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Corum Admirals's Cup Chronograph 38
Php 348,556
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45
CH
Sinn 103 103.031 New Steel 41mm Automatic
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Sinn 103 ST
Php 105,123
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93
DE
F.P.Journe CMS Very good Titanium 44mm Manual winding
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F.P.Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante CMS
Php 2,595,389
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823
US
Panerai Luminor Chrono PAM 250 Good Steel 44mm Automatic
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Panerai Luminor Chrono Daylight PAM 250 Watch with Rubber...
Php 246,393
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596
US
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R-001 New Rose gold 40.5mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Nautilus Sealed
Price on request
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182
IT
Rolex Daytona 116523 Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Daytona
Php 772,795
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133
GR
Girard Perregaux 4946 Very good Steel 38mm Automatic
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Girard Perregaux Manufacture Chronograph
Php 241,499
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36
NL
IWC Pilot Chronograph IW388004 New Ceramic 46mm Automatic
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IWC Pilot Chronograph limited IW388004 The Last Flight 8700ht
Php 562,550
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150
FR
Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing New Palladium 45mm Automatic
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Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing 115 Limited Edition Chrono...
Php 675,425
Free shipping
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580
US
Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 38 132.101.47/V200PN19 New Steel 38mm Automatic
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Corum Admiral's Cup Chronograph 38
Php 241,784
Verified Dealer
45
CH
Sinn 903 903.040 New Steel 41mm Automatic
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Sinn 903 ST
Php 164,219
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93
DE
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph 5270R-001 Very good Rose gold 41mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Grand Complications Perpetual Calendar Chronogr...
Php 5,972,772
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823
US
IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar IW3750-03 Very good Yellow gold 39mm Automatic
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IWC Da Vinci IW3750-03 Watch with Leather Bracelet and 18k...
Php 340,336
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596
US
Ebel 1911 9134901 Very good Yellow gold 38mm Automatic
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Ebel Massive Yellow Gold 1911 Chronograph, Full Set
Php 645,473
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26
CH
Patek Philippe Chronograph Good Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Very rare antique 1875 Split Chronograf
Php 567,664
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114
PL
Rolex Daytona 6263 Very good Steel 37mm Manual winding
TOP
Rolex Daytona
Php 3,920,800
Free shipping
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16
CH
Rolex Daytona 116503 Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex - Daytona
Php 909,229
Verified Dealer
135
SE
Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing PFC528-1210301-HA1412 New 45mm Automatic
TOP
Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing 005 Chronograph Automatic 18k...
Php 701,405
Free shipping
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580
US
Breguet Classique 5287BR/92/9ZU New Rose gold 43mm Manual winding
TOP
Breguet Classique Chronograph 43
Php 1,476,520
Verified Dealer
45
CH
Sinn 103 103.0619 New Steel 41mm Automatic
TOP
Sinn 103 St Sa RB Classic Watch Sondermodell
Php 139,217
Verified Dealer
93
DE
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1A-001 Very good Steel 40.5mm Automatic
TOP
Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph 5980/1A-001
Php 5,037,497
Free shipping
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823
US
Hublot Big Bang 301.CX.130.RX Very good Ceramic 44mm Automatic
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Hublot Big Bang Black Magic 301.CX.130.RX Watch with Rubber...
Php 342,674
Free shipping
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596
US
Hanhart Primus 742.270-1320 New Steel 44mm Automatic
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Hanhart Primus Diver Blue
Php 144,331
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422
LV
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 17 CV5110.FC6310 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic
TOP
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 17 / Full set
Php 176,152
Verified Dealer
114
PL
Franck Muller 6850 CC MC AT Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Franck Muller Master Calendar Magnum 6850 CC MC chronograph...
Php 849,507
Verified Dealer
217
IT
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph IW387902 New Bronze 41mm Automatic
TOP
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph/ An Lager / In stock
Php 346,942
Verified Dealer
337
CH
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph 146.2.25 Very good Rose gold 41mm Automatic
TOP
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph
Php 596,643
Verified Dealer
133
GR
Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime RB0510U4/BB63 New Rose gold 46mm Automatic
TOP
Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime 45
Php 886,450
Verified Dealer
45
CH
Sinn 3006.010 New Steel 44mm Automatic
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Sinn JAGDUHR 3006
Php 226,156
Verified Dealer
93
DE
Patek Philippe 5980/1R-001 Very good Rose gold 40.5mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Complications Nautilus Chronograph 5980/1R-001
Php 7,271,766
Free shipping
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823
US
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph 520.NX.1170.NX Very good Titanium 45mm Automatic
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Hublot Classic Fusion 520.NX.1170.NX Watch with Titanium...
Php 384,502
Free shipping
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596
US
TAG Heuer Carrera CBG2A90.BH0653 New Ceramic 45mm Automatic
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TAG Heuer Ungetragene Carrera Calibre Heuer 02 Chronograph 45mm
Php 281,275
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127
DE
Omega Good Yellow gold 37mm Manual winding
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Omega Rare Chronograph 33.3 Vintage 1939 / Gold 37mm Jumbo
Php 510,840
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114
PL
IWC Portuguese Chronograph IW371480 Very good Rose gold 41mm Automatic
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IWC Portuguese IW371480 pink gold Full Set 2009
Php 525,614
Verified Dealer
217
IT
Tudor Oyster Prince Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Tudor Tiger Prince Oyster Panda Paul Newman Rolex Daytona watch
Php 321,116
Verified Dealer
764
UK
Tissot Very good Rose gold Manual winding
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Tissot Chronograph Rose Gold 27-41H
Php 150,581
Verified Dealer
 
BE
Breitling Bentley GT M1336267/A729 New Steel 45mm Automatic
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Breitling Bentley Midnight Diamond 45, limited edition - no....
Php 617,503
Verified Dealer
45
CH
Breitling Chronomat 44 CB011012 Very good Gold/Steel 44mm Automatic
TOP
Breitling Yellow Gold 18Kt Chronograph Chrono Chronomat 44 mm
Php 295,196
Verified Dealer
515
ES
Zenith Defy El Primero 95.9000.9004/78.R582 Very good Titanium 44mm Automatic
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Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Chronograph 95.9000.9004/78.R582
Php 439,060
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823
US
IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Racer IW3785-07 Very good Steel 45mm Automatic
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IWC Ingenieur IW3785-07 Watch with Leather, Rubber Bracelet...
Php 228,935
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596
US
Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronographe PT6188-SS001-132 New Steel 43mm Automatic
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Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronograph Limited Edition PT6188-SS00...
Php 101,998
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100
NL
Breitling Bentley Motors A2536313 Good Steel 49mm Automatic
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Breitling Bentley Motors / Box & Papers
Php 250,022
Verified Dealer
114
PL
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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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