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 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.

SIHH 2016 Preview: Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe Abyss Blue


Parmigiani Fleurier recently released a preview of one of its four new Tonda Métro timepieces, which the brand will officially launch in Geneva this January, at the 2016 Salon International de la … [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's top five. For the complete list of 24 … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Reviews the Longines Heritage Diver

Longines Heritage Diver

In this article from my blog,, 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...]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 15: IWC Mark XVII

IWC Mark XVII - front

In this week’s edition, we come to another important series from IWC: the Pilot’s watch and, by extension, the Mark series. The modern day Pilot’s series traces its origins to the 1930s and '40s … [Read more...]

Hublot Big Bang Unico “Full Magic Gold” Celebrates 10 Years of Big Bang

Hublot Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold

It was 10 years ago, in 2005, that Jean-Claude Biver revitalized the Hublot brand with the introduction of the now iconic Hublot Big Bang. The model that the brand introduced to celebrate this … [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...]

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...]

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


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...]

Tudor Fastrider Black Shield 2015

Tudor Fastrider Black Shield - leather glove

Swiss watch brand Tudor began its partnership with Italian motorcycle maker Ducati in 2011, and introduced its first Fastrider Black Shield watch — directly inspired by the Ducati Diavel — in … [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...]

Before the Connected Watch: 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...]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 14: Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

Patek Philippe Perp Calendar Chrono - vintage

This week we take a look at an original, ground-breaking watch from the 20th century: the Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph. This series — really, more of a dynasty — is founded upon … [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...]

Countdown: The Top 7 Iconic Chronograph Watches

Rolex Daytona

From my blog,, 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...]

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...]

For Veteran’s Day: 7 “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...]

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...]

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...]

From Watch Anish: Highlights from WatchTime New York 2015

Watch Anish - wristshots - WTNY 2015

Our friends at watch lifestyle website helped make this year's WatchTime New York Event at Gotham Hall a huge success. Here is their report on the event — which they dubbed "the most … [Read more...]

Breitling for Bentley GT3 Chronograph Limited Edition

Breitling for Bentley GT3 Chronograph

Team Bentley made its big comeback to motorsports last year, scoring major wins at Silverstone and Le Castellet with Bentley's new high-performance racing machine, the Bentley Continental G3. The new … [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...]

Raymond Weil Unveils Special Edition Nabucco Inspired by Gibson Guitars

Raymond Weil Nabucco Gibson

Earlier this year, Swiss watch manufacturer Raymond Weil and Gibson Brands, an American manufacturer of guitars and other instruments, announced their plans to work together to create a special … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Inspired by Aviation: Introducing the Montblanc 1858 Collection


Montblanc recently launched a new collection called 1858, inspired by 1930s pilots' watches from the brand's archives. At launch, two models have been announced, the 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter … [Read more...]

The New Louis Erard Excellence and 1931 Collections

Louis Erard watch

Watchmaker Louis Erard founded his eponymous watch brand in 1931 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Now based in Le Noirmont in the Jura Valley, the brand has reinvented its collections in recent … [Read more...]

A Fleet of Ferraris: 10 Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Watches (Updated with New Models for 2015)

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic thumb 150

Hublot released the first Big Bang Ferrari watches, products of a collaboration with the famed Italian automaker, in 2012. Since then, the brand has expanded the Hublot Ferrari collection each year, … [Read more...]

Temptations 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...]

Depths of Complexity: 5 Ultra-Complicated Dive Watches

Richard Mille RM 032

If your plan 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 Rolex Deepsea, … [Read more...]