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.

Breguet Marine Chronographe “200 Ans de Marine”

Breguet Marine Chronograph 5823 - front

Abraham-Louis Breguet (who lived from 1747 to 1823) was one of the most important watchmakers of his day – and of all time. On October 27th, 1815, he was appointed to make chronometers for the … [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 … [Read more...]


Five Notable Cartier Watches Under $10,000

Calibre de Cartier Diver

Cartier has a long and distinguished horological history, and in recent years, the brand has assumed a leading role among manufacturers creating innovative and complicated haute horlogerie timepieces. … [Read more...]


Pumped-Up Pilot: Testing the Breitling Navitimer 01 (46 mm)

Breitling Navitimer 01 46mm - front

Breitling has enlarged its pilots' watch from 1952, the Breitling Navitimer, to a whopping 46 mm. Is the bigger Navitimer the better one? Find out in our in-depth test, the cover feature of the … [Read more...]


Fratello’s Top 5 Vintage Patek Philippe Watches

Patek Philippe Ref. 3940 Perpetual Calendar

Patek Philippe turned 175 fall of 2013. In honor of the anniversary, we at Fratello Watches offered up this list — not an overview of the most expensive Patek Philippe watches, nor the most … [Read more...]


Close-Up: The New Bremont America’s Cup Collection

Bremont America's Cup watch

British watch brand Bremont — which already this year began a partnership with Jaguar cars and had prominent placement in the big-budget spy thriller Kingsman — has pulled off perhaps its biggest … [Read more...]


Stealth Pilots: 5 All-Black Breitling Watches

Breitling Avenger Blackbird

Black-on-black watches have been a popular category for the last several years, and Breitling has created more than its share of these "stealth" timepieces, for its popular pilots' watch collections … [Read more...]


Let’s Kick It: 6 Watches That Celebrate Soccer

The Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono in King Gold

The so-called "beautiful game" is what we Americans call soccer and what nearly everyone else calls football. Some of the world's luxury watch and sports watch makers have gotten in on the excitement, … [Read more...]


Sponsored: Porsche Design Chronotimer Collection

Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1

In 1963, Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche designed the legendary Porsche 911. Almost 10 years later he embarked on a mission to build a company that takes the spirit of Porsche beyond the … [Read more...]


For New Collectors: 5 IWC Watches Under $10,000

IWC Pilot’s Watch Worldtimer

IWC is a collector favorite with several iconic collections. Names like Portuguese, Ingenieur, Aquatimer, and of course pilots’ watches from the “Mark” series, have earned their places in the … [Read more...]


Gentlemen’s Wager: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph vs. Montblanc Rieussec

JLC vs. Montblanc watch test

One manufacture chronograph is understated; the other is unconventional. Both are elegant. But which is better? We compare the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph and the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec … [Read more...]


5 Affordable Omega Watches for New Collectors

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial

Omega has produced numerous iconic timepieces over the years, including perhaps the world’s most famous chronograph, known around the world as the Omega Moonwatch. Here are five models that are in … [Read more...]


14 Milestone Audemars Piguet Watches, From the First Minute Repeater to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

WT Spotlight - Audemars Piguet

Download this FREE feature — Watchtime Spotlight: Audemars Piguet – 14 Milestone Audemars Piguet watches — and expand your knowledge about the 14 most important timepieces in more than a century … [Read more...]


Watch Test: TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 Edition Steve McQueen

TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 Edition Steve McQueen

The Monaco Calibre 11 Edition Steve McQueen, an updated version of the watch McQueen wore in the movie “Le Mans,” has racing written all over it. Did it take the checkered flag in our test?  Find … [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, including … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s 6 Most Underestimated Watch Manufacturers

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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 … [Read more...]


Bare Bones: 10 Interesting Skeleton Watches

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In skeleton watches, the watchmaker strips the watch's dial and/or movement to their bare essentials, revealing as much of the watch's interior as possible. For skeleton watch fans who love the … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Best-Value Chronographs

Longines Column Wheel Single-Push-Piece Chronograph

As new watches introduced at this year's SIHH and Baselworld begin arriving at retailers, let's look at my annual Top 10 Best-Value Watches list, which I assembled for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: How Snoopy Ended Up on an Omega Speedmaster Dial

Omega Speedmaster - Snoopy dial

It is no secret that besides blogging about watches for fratellowatches.com, I also love to collect watches — especially iconic watches like the Rolex GMT-Master, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Rolex … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: 10 Watches With That “Certain Something”

RESSENCE TYPE 3

Some watches simply "have it" and some do not. These 10 timepieces, to me, have that certain something that sets them apart. Scroll down to see my choices. These are the watches introduced in 2014 … [Read more...]


Watch Test: Longines Avigation Oversize Crown

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The Longines Avigation Oversize Crown, launched last year, is modeled on a Longines pilots’ watch from the 1920s. Its most salient feature is, as its name suggests, its crown, which is prominent not … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: Reviewing the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Speciale Unico Ceramic

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Speciale Ceramic Red

While Hublot celebrates 10 years of the iconic Big Bang line with a series of 10 unique haute joaillerie Big Bang Unico creations priced at $1 million each, the brand is also releasing a new Big Bang … [Read more...]


Five Baume & Mercier Watches Under $5,000

affordable baume mercier

Founded in 1830, Baume & Mercier has a proud history, producing award-winning complicated timepieces in the 19th century and both pure classics and avant garde designs during the 20th. Today the … [Read more...]


Borrowed Time: Hands-On With the Devon Tread 2

Devon Tread 2 - front

The Devon Tread 1, the brainchild of Southern California-based designer Scott Devon, is a watch about which I had heard much positive buzz over the past few years, but one with which I had little in … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Rolex Yacht-Master II in Stainless Steel (with Video)

Rolex Yacht-Master II - steel

Fans of the Rolex Yacht-Master will remember that Baselworld 2012 saw the debut of a new version of the Rolex Yacht-Master in a Rolesium case. In 2013, that model's larger successor, the Rolex … [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...]


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...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronograph Watches: Are These The Best Chronographs?

Cartier Montre Calibre de Cartier

Top chronograph watches remain incredibly popular, even if most of us don't even use their signature chronograph watch functions. I am no exception; along with GMT/UTC functions, chronographs are one … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: My Top 10 Chronograph Watch Movements; What Are Yours?

Omega Caliber 9300

A while back, I wrote an article on my top 5 iconic chronograph watches. Some of you readers wondered why Zenith wasn’t in there. Quite simply, it didn't make my personal Top 5. However, I do love … [Read more...]


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...]