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.

Borrowed Time: Reviewing the New Tissot PR 516 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Tissot PRS 516 - wrist - IMS track

It's always a thrilling feeling to be wearing a watch that few others have. It's even more so when it's the only example of that watch in the entire United States. The latest version of the Tissot PRS … [Read more...]

Clutch Performer: Reviewing the Seiko Velatura

Seiko Velatura chronograph

Seiko’s Velatura mechanical chronograph has not one vertical clutch but three. In this in-depth review from our archives, WatchTime's Martina Richter takes a close look at this most unorthodox … [Read more...]

The Triple Crown Winners’ Circle Watch: Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

If you watched this year's Triple Crown horse races and witnessed American Pharoah's thrilling, historic victory, you may have been wondering which wristwatch was presented to the winning jockey by … [Read more...]

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

TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 front

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 … [Read more...]

Close-Up: 6 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

At SIHH 2014, Audemars Piguet debuted a set of six new models in its Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph collection, which also features some contemporary design updates. Here's a closer look at the … [Read more...]

Watch Nerd Alert! Top 10 Chronograph Movements

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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...]

Temptation Thursday by Escapement: TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Phantom

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Phantom - CU

What’s in a name? The selection of a brand name can sometimes prove fundamental to a product’s success. I concede that in a former life I was a marketing professional and researched the … [Read more...]

For Vintage-Watch Lovers: Omega Speedmaster ’57 Co-Axial Chronograph

Omega Speedmaster '57 Chronograph

A few years ago, Omega introduced a retro-styled version of its well-known Speedmaster chronograph watch, the Omega Speedmaster '57 Co-Axial Chronograph, named for the year of the first Speedmaster's … [Read more...]

Breitling for Bentley B06 S (Updated with Prices)

Breitling for Bentley B06S - Angle

Breitling has had a busy 2015, introducing — among other products — an all-new aviation-inspired collection (the Chronoliner); the vintage-styled Transocean Chronograph 1915; and the Galactic … [Read more...]

Watch Test: Baume & Mercier Capeland Chronograph

Baume & Mercier Capeland

Baume & Mercier launched its redesigned Capeland watch at the SIHH exhibition in Geneva in 2011. In this watch test featurette WatchTime gives this luxury-sport chronograph the once-over, with … [Read more...]

The Eyes Have It: Testing the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S

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The Maurice Lacroix Pontos S is a looker. Is the beauty more than skin deep? We find out in this in-depth watch test, with original photography by Robert Atkinson. There’s an old saying in watch … [Read more...]

Five Affordable Zenith Watches for New Collectors

Zenith El Primero 36,000 VpH

Zenith is best known as the creator of the El Primero – an integrated, automatic chronograph movement that has earned a place in the pantheon of historic calibers. Today, the brand is also known and … [Read more...]

Seiko Unveils Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Chrono Limited Edition

Seiko Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Chronograph LE

Seiko released its first Grand Seiko wristwatch in 1960. This year, to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Japanese brand's most haute watch collection, Seiko has introduced a new, limited-edition … [Read more...]

10 Things to Know About Omega

Omega Speedmaster International Space Station

Omega is among the best-known luxury watch brands on the planet, and certainly the best known off the planet. From NASA to the Olympics to James Bond, not to mention names like Speedmaster, Seamaster … [Read more...]

Monochrome Watches Reviews the Omega Speedmaster Lunar Dust

Omega Speedmaster Lunar Dust

During last year's Baselworld, 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 as … [Read more...]

Hamilton Pan Europ H-30

Hamilton Pan Europ 9474

At last year's Baselworld, Hamilton introduced a contemporary version of its Hamilton Pan Europ, one of the very first wristwatches equipped with an automatic chronograph movement, introduced in 1971. … [Read more...]

Five Affordable Longines Watches for New Collectors

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Longines represents an excellent entry point into the world of fine Swiss-made watches. During the brand’s 182-year history, it has served as an official Olympic timer, supplied timepieces to … [Read more...]

Christophe Claret: Playing The Odds

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Complications specialist Christophe Claret has been designing movements for more than 25 years, but it wasn’t until 2009 that he created a watch collection bearing his own name. The 65 complicated … [Read more...]

5 Things to Know About the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 100

Montblanc unveiled the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100, a chronograph watch capable of measuring elapsed times to 1/100 second, at the 2014 SIHH watch fair in Geneva. Here are five pertinent … [Read more...]

5 Accessible Audemars Piguet Watches for New Collectors

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Audemars Piguet timepieces combine iconic designs with meticulously hand-finished movements. Accordingly, prices run well into six figures. For new collectors and those considering their first … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]