Chronographs

Chronograph watches include stopwatch functions and are among the most popular sports watches. If you're seeking information on a chronograph watch, you will find it here, including famous men's chronograph watches like the TAG Heuer Carrera, Omega Speedmaster, and Rolex Daytona.

5 Things to Know About the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 100 - front

Among the new Montblanc watches unveiled at this year's SIHH watch fair in Geneva was the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100, a new chronograph watch capable of measuring elapsed times to 1/100 second. Here are five pertinent things you should know about this innovative new chronograph from Montblanc. … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Reviewing the New Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

Patek Philippe 5990 Nautilus

Just two 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 Baselworld 2014, that Patek has already discontinued the steel 5980/1A model  and replaced it with a steel Nautilus Chronograph with a second time zone, like the one in the Aquanaut Travel Time Ref. 5164. … [Read more...]

7 Milestone Omega Watches, from 1892 to Today

Omega Speedmaster, 1957

In its long history, Omega has contributed numerous important watches and innovations to the world of watchmaking. In this excerpt from our "Omega Milestones" E-Special, we chronicle seven of the 25 most important watches Omega has ever made. For the complete E-Special listing all 25, click here to download it from WatchTime's online store. … [Read more...]

5 Milestone Breitling Watches, from 1915 to Today

Breitling Chronomat - 1941

Pilots rely on Breitling’s chronographs, but calendars, world timers and divers’ watches also are part of the brand’s 130-plus-year history. Here are five important Breitling watches that helped define the brand's identity from 1915 through the modern day. For the full list of 20 milestone Breitling watches, download the complete article from the WatchTime online shop, or check out the … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Introducing the “Real” TAG Heuer Carrera CH80

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre CH80 - reworked-Black

A few months ago, TAG Heuer presented a brand new in-house calibre called 1969. It was clear then that Baselworld 2014 would be the place where TAG Heuer would unveil a new watch containing that movement. And the brand did present a very nice one, the Carrera CH80, a retro-style Carrera inspired by the very first 1960s versions. What we didn’t expect, was that the CH80 presented in Basel … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 8 New Montblanc Watches and Movements

Montblanc Timewalker 2000

We continue our series of wallpaper images from SIHH 2014 with Montblanc, which introduced several notable new timepieces at the fair. Many of these new Montblanc watches won’t be available at retail until later this year, but until then, you can download these eight photos of new Montblanc watches, along with some really pretty Montblanc movements, for your desktop. … [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 test, the cover story of WatchTime's May-June 2014 issue. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches From Baselworld 2014

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph

With Baselworld 2014 now passed, I have as usual assembled my personal list of favorite watches from the show. In the coming days and weeks, on Watch-Insider.com, I will publish lists that are more rational and technical than emotional, but for now, here are the top 10 watches from Baselworld that I most liked and would likely buy. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Glashütte Original Debuts New Movement in Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

Glashutte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

The Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date, introduced last week at Baselworld 2014, features an entirely new chronograph movement, Caliber 37-02, which was designed and manufactured in-house at the brand's manufacture in Saxony. The new watch becomes the latest in the vintage-inspired Glashütte Original Seventies collection. … [Read more...]

Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Tribute to Charles Vermot (Updated with Live Photo From Baselworld 2014)

Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Charles Vermot LE

You may have never heard of Charles Vermot, but if you own a Zenith El Primero watch, or any other watch equipped with Zenith's famous high-frequency mechanical chronograph movement, the El Primero, you owe him a debt of gratitude. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: New Breitling Chronomat Airborne Watches

Breitling Chronomat 44 Airborne

The iconic Breitling Chronomat pilots’ watch turns 30 this year. To mark the occasion, Breitling has released four new models of the Breitling Chronomat Airborne collection, in two case sizes, at Baselworld 2014. … [Read more...]

Hamilton Pan Europ H-30 (Updated with Live Photo from Baselworld 2014)

Hamilton Pan Europ 9474

For its first pre-Baselworld 2014 release, Hamilton introduces a contemporary version of its Hamilton Pan Europ, one of the very first wristwatches equipped with an automatic chronograph movement, introduced in 1971. The new three-hand Pan Europ H-30 debuts with a modern-day movement boasting an 80-hour power reserve.  … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

Omega_Moonwatch_Apollo45_150

Among the new Omega watches at Baselworld 2014 — several of which we have covered previously on WatchTime.com — was a limited-edition Omega Speedmaster Professional  “Moonwatch” that commemorates the historic moon landing of 1969. … [Read more...]

Chopard Mille Miglia 2014 Rolls Out at Baselworld

Chopard Mille Miglia 2014

The newest Chopard Mille Miglia watch, which made its debut this week at Baselworld 2014, is the most distinctly Italian timepiece in the collection, which is inspired by the Mille Miglia classic car race. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Blancpain Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono

Blancpain introduced a modern re-issue of its famed divers' watch, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, at last year's Baselworld. For Baselworld 2014, the brand has added a new model to the vintage-inspired Bathyscaphe family, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph. … [Read more...]

New Hublot Watches Launch at Baselworld 2014

Hublot 150

On Wednesday at Baselworld, Hublot presented its first bi-retrograde watch as well as a new minute repeater tourbillon. The Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono is the official watch of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It is specially designed for soccer lovers. The brand also introduced Hublot's second minute repeater tourbillon, the Classic Fusion Cathedral. Below, you’ll find details and new images of … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: 5 New Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronographs

Patek Philippe 5951P

In addition to its new Annual Calendar Chrono and Nautilus Travel Time Chrono (details here), Patek Philippe has also launched several line extensions of references with chronograph/perpetual calendar complications, which we saw today at Baselworld 2014. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: New Watches From Patek Philippe (Updated with Live Photos)

Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

It's Press Day at Baselworld 2014, and Patek Philippe has unveiled two new chronograph watches in steel cases, the Annual Calendar Chronograph, and the Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph (prices are included). … [Read more...]

Advertisement: Wryst Luxury Sports Watches

Wryst Sports Watch - Motors MS1

Wryst, the unconventional, Swiss luxury sports-watch brand based in the U.K., has just launched two exclusive and spectacular collections. All are priced under £720 (about $1,200). These contemporary, youthful and stylish timepieces are expertly designed and come with amazing functions. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Watch Insider Previews 3 New Hublot Ferrari Chronographs

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari

Continuing its partnership with Scuderia Ferrari, Hublot will introduce at Baselworld 2014 three new 45-mm Hublot Big Bang Ferrari chronographs, all equipped with the Hublot's in-house Unico chronograph caliber. From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is a sneak peek at these three new Hublot Ferrari watches, with U.S. prices added.   The Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Titanium Carbon is … [Read more...]