Chronographs

Chronographs

Looking for the best chronographs and chronograph watches for men and chronograph watches for women? We cover chronograph watch updates and review the best chronographs. Chronograph watches, or chronographs (sometimes called chronos), are very popular watches. Chronograph watches for men have stopwatch functions and sporty dials which is why chronograph watches for men and chronograph watches for women are among the best selling sports watches. Whether you're seeking information on chronographs or are looking for chronograph watch prices, you will find it here. WatchTime covers many chronograph watches, including famous men's chronograph watches like the TAG Heuer Carrera, Omega Speedmaster, and Rolex Daytona chronograph and other men's chronographs'; and many women's chronographs from leading chronograph brands such as Rolex, Breitling, Tissot, Rado or Seiko. Chronographs and chronograph watches rank among the most popular watches on watchtime.com. If you want to know 'what is a chronograph' or 'how does a chronograph work', make sure to head to our watch glossary where we describe how chronographs work and what each chronograph function means.

5 Affordable TAG Heuer Watches for New Collectors

affordable tag heuer

When it comes to automobile races and the precision chronograph watches that time them, TAG Heuer is the name most enthusiasts think of. Let’s take a look at five models that are available in stores … [Read more...]

Watch Test: TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 vs. Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue

Tudor vs. TAG Heuer

One sporty chronograph, the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 Jack Heuer Edition, meets another, the Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue, in this comparative watch test. All original photos are by WatchTime's Nik … [Read more...]

Showing at WatchTime New York 2015: Breguet Tradition Chronographe Indépendant 7077

Breguet Tradition Chronograph Independant

On October 23 and 24, WatchTime stages its biggest and most luxurious watch collectors’ event to date, WatchTime New York, in Manhattan’s Gotham Hall. (Click here for event details and to purchase … [Read more...]

5 Limited-Edition Omega Watches Made for the Olympic Games

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For many years, Omega has served as the official timekeeper of the Olympic games. In addition to its timing duties, Omega often releases timepieces celebrating the games and the nations that host … [Read more...]

Graham Partners With Navy SEAL Foundation for Limited-Edition Watch

Graham Chronofighter Oversize Navy Seals Foundation

Graham, the Swiss watch brand with British roots, has partnered with a decidedly American institution for its new limited-edition watch. This latest version of the Graham Chronofighter Oversize, which … [Read more...]

Rocket Watch: How the Omega Speedmaster Became the Omega Moonwatch

Alan Bean wears Omega Speedmaster on moon

When the Omega Speedmaster watch was introduced in 1957, no one imagined that it would later accompany a parade of space pioneers to the moon. The astronauts aboard Mercury spacecraft wore their own … [Read more...]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy Part 3: TAG Heuer Monaco

TAG Heuer Monaco

When you think of TAG Heuer, what do you think of? Racecar drivers? That funky red-and-green logo? Sports watches? Possibly all of these things cross your mind, but for many of us it's all about the … [Read more...]

5 Milestone Patek Philippe Watches, from 1868 to Today

Patek Philippe - 1st Wristwatch (1868)

To mark Patek Philippe's recent 175th birthday, WatchTime offers a look at the company's most notable wristwatches. Scroll down to discover WatchTime.com's top five. For the complete list of 24 … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Ralph Lauren Automotive Collection

Ralph Lauren Automotive Skeleton

Ralph Lauren Watches and Jewelry expands its Automotive collection with five new watches for 2015, taking design cues from Ralph Lauren’s own 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe. Two of the … [Read more...]

10 Things to Know About TAG Heuer

Steve McQueen Heuer Monaco

TAG Heuer is one of the world’s leading luxury watch brands, offering a strong history of innovation, deep connections with sports timing and automobile racing, and more recently, a series of … [Read more...]

Five Affordable Hamilton Watches for New Collectors

Affordable Hamilton Watches for New Collectors

Founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892, Hamilton watches became synonymous with precision timekeeping, supplying pocketwatches to railroads, marine chronometers for ships, and clocks for aircraft. … [Read more...]

Watch Test: Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon vs. Breitling Chronomat Blacksteel

Omega vs. Breitling test

Two chronographs robed in black and powered by in-house movements — the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon and Breitling Chronomat GMT Blacksteel go head to head in this comparative … [Read more...]

10 Things to Know About Rolex

10 Things to Know About Rolex

Rolex is the world’s most widely recognized luxury watch brand. That global recognition is the product of decades of success in a range of fields, from early timekeeping records to a string of … [Read more...]

Hands-On Review: Patek Philippe 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Blue

Patek Philippe Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Blue 5270 - dialCU

Patek Philippe has been associated with perpetual calendar chronographs for several decades now. Not only was Patek the first to unite both complications in a wristwatch (with the ref. 1518), but … [Read more...]

Testing the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime, Plus a History of Breitling Watches

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Take this unique opportunity to read this test of the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime from the pages of WatchTime magazine. But that’s not all: you are also invited to join WatchTime for a … [Read more...]

Saluting 6 “Tribute to the Military” Watches

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer Side

Wristwatches have long been useful tools in military life, and over the years various watch brands have created special timepieces to honor certain branches of the armed forces and those that support … [Read more...]

Countdown: The Top 7 Iconic Chronograph Watches

Rolex Daytona

From my blog, Fratellowatches.com, I offer up my personal list of Seven Iconic Chronograph Watches. If you don’t count the date feature, the chronograph is probably the most popular complication for … [Read more...]

Close-Up: 5 Tissot T-Race MotoGP Watches for 2015

Tissot T-Race MotoGP Automatic front-back

Tissot, longtime partner of the MotoGP World Championship — the Grand Prix of motorbike racing — presents its latest collection of Tissot T-Race MotoGP limited edition watches this year. Here's a … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Reviews the Longines Heritage Diver

Longines Heritage Diver

In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I take a look at the Longines Heritage Diver watches, released last summer, which are re-issued versions of Longines watches for divers produced in the … [Read more...]

Milestone Cartier Watches: From the Cartier Santos to the Calibre de Cartier

WT Spotlight - Cartier Roadster

Download this FREE article and expand your knowledge of Cartier watch history with this comprehensive collection of 23 historic Cartier watches! Everyone knows the name Cartier symbolizes luxurious … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Zenith Pilot Doublematic

Zenith Pilot Doublematic

Zenith is best known these days for chronograph watches powered by the high-frequency El Primero chronograph movement, which it introduced in the milestone horological year of 1969. However, one would … [Read more...]

Timepiece Timeline: The History of Seiko Through 12 Milestone Seiko Watches

Seiko 5 Sports Speed Timer 1969

Those who know Seiko mainly for its lower-priced quartz watches — and even many who have recently discovered the Japanese brand's high-horology Grand Seiko timepieces — may be unaware that Seiko's … [Read more...]

Buying a Chronograph? Here Are 10 Things You Should Know

T AG Heuer’s Mikrograph

Sometimes, the analysis of which watch to buy proceeds little further than, “Wow, that one looks cool.” Chronographs, however, are often thought of as “tool watches,” and when it comes to … [Read more...]

Hands-On Review: Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

Patek Philippe 5990 Nautilus

A few years ago, Patek Philippe introduced a new Ref. 5980/1A with a white dial (for laymen: that’s the Nautilus Chronograph). We at Monochrome Watches were a bit surprised to discover, at … [Read more...]

Pilots’ Watch Review: Zenith Captain Pilot Chronograph

Zenith Captain Pilot Chronograph

For a comparative review, we selected two three-hand pilots’ watches and seven pilots’ chronographs to accompany a trio of pilots – aerobatics champion Klaus Lenhart and his protégés Axel … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 8 Montblanc Watches and Movements

Montblanc Timewalker 2000

We continue our series of wallpaper images of luxury watches with Montblanc, which has introduced several notable new timepieces in recent years. Scroll down to find eight photos of recently released … [Read more...]

Frédérique Constant Runabout Moonphase Automatic

Frederique Constant Ref. FC-365RM5B4

For the fifth consecutive year, Frédérique Constant — well-regarded by many collectors for its affordable Swiss watches with mechanical movements — served as a title sponsor for the Lake Tahoe … [Read more...]

Comparison Test: TAG Heuer Monaco vs. Breitling Chrono-Matic

TAG Heuer Monaco-Breitling Chrono-Matic watches

In this watch test feature our writer Jens Koch and photographer Nik Schölzel pit modern versions of two iconic 1970s chronographs — the TAG Heuer Monaco and the Breitling Chono-Matic — against … [Read more...]

Depths of Complexity: 5 Ultra-Complicated Dive Watches

Richard Mille RM 032

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to spend less money this year on watches, you might want to skip this article. Most mechanical dive watches are priced under $10,000 (even though the iconic … [Read more...]

Omega Begins Olympics Countdown with New Seamaster Bullhead “Rio 2016″

Omega Seamaster Bullhead "Rio 2016" LE

The 2016 Olympic Games begin one year from now in Rio de Janeiro, and Swiss watch brand Omega will once again serve as official timekeeper. This week, Omega releases a new, limited-edition watch for … [Read more...]