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.

Escapement Watches Review: Breitling Transocean Unitime Pilot

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The Manufacture Breitling Caliber B05 housed within the Breitling Transocean Unitime Pilot allows the wearer to adjust the time, turning the crown in either direction, without any detriment to the movement. We write about it on our Escapement watch blog. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph (Updated with Live Photo and Price)

Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph

Among the new offerings from Ralph Lauren at this year's SIHH is the new Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph. Inspired by the instrument panel of Lauren's legendary 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, this piece evokes the exotic yet purposeful aesthetic found in the cockpit of a car many regard as the finest gentleman’s sport coupe of all time. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Here Are 19 Of The New Watches We’ve Seen So Far

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The 2015 edition of Geneva's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) kicks off tomorrow, and WatchTime will be reporting live on the new watches introduced at the fair. Many watch brands exhibiting at SIHH have already teased us with some of the new products they will launch there. Scroll down to get a glimpse of WatchTime's pre-SIHH coverage. … [Read more...]


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

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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...]


Speed Dreamin': Testing the TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 (With Video)

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A few years ago, TAG Heuer introduced a new version of its racing-inspired Carrera watch with a brand-new movement. WatchTime took the watch, the TAG Heuer Carrera 1887, for a spin. Click here for the results of our comprehensive watch test, originally published in our print edition, along with exclusive photos by Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica (Updated with Live Photo and Price)

SIHH Panerai PAM580

At SIHH 2015 this week, Panerai Panerai debuted the Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica - 44 mm. This new model surrounds the P.9100 manufacture chronograph movement with a high-tech matte-black case fashioned from synthetic ceramic based on zirconium oxide. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Watches Review: Porsche Design Timepiece No.1 & Chronograph Titanium Limited Edition

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Porsche Design is not only making leather goods and sunglasses. That’s not our material here at Monochrome-Watches. The word "Watches" appears in our blog name, and if we have to talk about Porsche Design, it’s for their undoubtedly interesting timepieces. Black theme and chronographs had always been part of Porsche’s DNA. In order to keep the spirit alive, here are two new faithful editions, the Porsche Design Timepiece No.1 & Chronograph Titanium Limited Edition. … [Read more...]


Rocket Watch: How the Omega Speedmaster Became the Omega Moonwatch

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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. Click here to read WatchTime's fascinating history of the Omega "Moonwatch," from the June 2012 issue. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Piaget Presents the World’s Thinnest Hand-Wound Chronograph (Updated with Live Photo and Price)

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Piaget watches have long been renowned for their elegant thinness, and the brand has set numerous watch-world thinness records with its releases of recent years. The new Piaget Altiplano Chronograph, which debuted this week at SIHH 2015 — sets another one, for world's thinnest hand-wound flyback chronograph. … [Read more...]


Escapement Watch Review: Louis Moinet Nelson Piquet Chronograph

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Angus Davies reviews the Louis Moinet Nelson Piquet Chronograph, a watch incorporating a plethora of interesting elements and delivering sublime eye-appeal, in this article from his online magazine, Escapement.  … [Read more...]


Omega DeVille Chronograph Co-Axial Calibre 9301

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In 2012, Omega introduced a slew of very high-profile timepieces tied to major events that it sponsored — the London Olympics; the James Bond film, Skyfall; and Golf's Ryder cup. Largely lost in the hoopla was one of the Swiss brand's most strikingly elegant new releases from that year, an Omega De Ville Chronograph powered by manufacture Caliber 9301, with Omega's now-famous co-axial escapement, and outfitted in a rose-gold case and blue dial and strap. Here we give this watch the showcase we … [Read more...]


Escapement Watch Review: The TAG Heuer Monaco 24 Calibre 36 Automatic Chronograph

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In this article from my online magazine, Escapement, I offer you a review of the TAG Heuer Monaco 24 Calibre 36 Automatic Chronograph, a chronograph watch with a proud auto racing history. … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “Dark Side of the Moon”

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Since its debut in 1957, Omega's iconic Speedmaster chronograph, nicknamed "Moonwatch" for its presence on all six NASA lunar missions, sported a tricompax dial arrangement. In 2011, Omega outfitted the watch with a new co-axial movement and bicompax design, both of which are used again in the first Moonwatch with a black ceramic case, unveiled at Baselworld 2013. … [Read more...]


The Charmex CX Swiss Military Watch That Broke a Scuba Diving Record

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You have probably never heard of Charmex nor of Ahmed Gabr, but there are at least two reasons why both are worth knowing. In 2005, the Swiss watch company Charmex launched a massive dive watch capable of withstanding water pressures down to 12,000 feet. It was not only the most water-resistant (serially produced) mechanical dive watch at that time, but also the only (7750-based) chronograph amongst similar "extreme" dive watches. … [Read more...]


Pilots’ Watch Review: Zenith Captain Pilot Chronograph

Zenith Captain Pilot Chronograph

For a review of pilots' watches published in our March-April 2012 issue, 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 Schütte and Andreas Langer − while they performed an aerobatic program, specially designed for our review, in the skies above the Swabian Mountains in southern Germany. One of the watches chosen was the Zenith Captain Pilot Chronograph. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s 6 Most Underestimated Watch Manufacturers of 2014

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Some watch brands get all the credit, while others deserve more than they get. This six-pack – Breguet, Cartier, Chopard, Glashütte Original, Nomos and Tissot – does a great job. All six are extremely innovative and have a huge range of in-house-manufactured calibers. But the greater public of watch collectors and aficionados may not realize all that these brands are doing. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I discuss the unsung strengths of these six watch brands. … [Read more...]


5 Citizen Eco-Drive Watches from Baselworld 2014

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Japan's Citizen Watch Co. introduced a number of watches at this year's Baselworld, many powered by the brand's renowned Eco-Drive solar technology, which absorbs power for the movement from sunlight. Here are five new Citizen Eco-Drive watches (prices included) that are in stores now. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Wednesday: 5 Ultra-Complicated Dive Watches

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If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to spend less money this year on watches, you might want to skip this week’s edition of Dive Watch Wednesday: Most mechanical dive watches are priced under $10,000 (even though the iconic Rolex Deepsea, Sea-Dweller, and Submariner watches, as well as many Blancpain Fifty Fathoms models, might go for a bit more nowadays), but there are several types of fascinating dive watches that go way beyond that. … [Read more...]


The Monochrome Team Reviews the Omega Speedmaster Lunar Dust

Omega Speedmaster Lunar Dust

We at Monochrome Watches were all so excited with the idea of the re-edition of the Seamaster 300 that we actually didn’t expect a new version of the Speedmaster at Baselworld 2014. Last year, Omega went the extra mile: playing the vintage card with the Seamaster 300 and the Speedmaster Mark II and also being innovative with the introduction the first fully antimagnetic movement and the spreading of the co-axial escapement to all collections. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: Exclusive Photos of the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Pelé

Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Pele

During last year's SIHH in Geneva, as part of its big 2014 World Cup push, Hublot launched its new chronograph watch made in cooperation with Brazilian soccer legend Pelé. Shortly afterward, I had the opportunity to snap some of the very first photos of this beautiful timepiece for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. Click here to see photos and technical info on the watch. … [Read more...]