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.

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

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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 of Audemars Piguet watches. The story of Audemars Piguet is one of constant innovation. From their earliest days, Audemars Piguet watches have been recognized for their boldness in both design and technology. This FREE download from WatchTime magazine gives you the stories behind 14 of history’s … [Read more...]


Five Baume & Mercier Watches Under $5,000

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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 company is known for producing beautiful, Swiss-made watches at accessible prices. Here are five we can recommend, each available for less than $5,000. … [Read more...]


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

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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, with all models equipped with Hublot's in-house Unico movement. Here we've compiled our coverage of these watches from WatchTime.com and Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


Alpina’s Alpiner 4 Collection: Six Affordable Swiss Sports Watches

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In 1938, Alpina launched the original "Alpina 4," which the brand claimed was the "first modern Swiss sports watch." That vintage timepiece was the inspiration for the sporty Alpiner 4 collection, released by Alpina in 2014, which includes a chronograph and a GMT watch, both powered by automatic Swiss mechanical movements and priced well under $5,000. … [Read more...]


Hamilton Pan Europ H-30

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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. The Hamilton Pan Europ H-30 debuts with a modern-day movement boasting an 80-hour power reserve.  … [Read more...]


Hublot Classic Fusion “ForbiddenX”

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With the recent restoration of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba, American cigar smokers may soon be able to puff on Cuban cigars legally. Now they can count down to that historic moment on a watch that actually has real tobacco leaves in its dial: the Hublot Classic Fusion ForbiddenX. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: Reviewing The Raymond Weil Freelancer Titanium Chronograph

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In a year that saw the passing of Raymond Weil’s founder and namesake, the company’s strong offerings signaled an enduring legacy. On our blog, Monochrome-Watches, we recently wrote that Musical appreciation and the arts, which enjoy a continuing symbiosis with the company, likely led the brand to describe the Raymond Weil Freelancer Titanium Chronograph as mezzo-piano, or moderately soft. After several weeks of wear, we might choose mezzo-forte, moderately loud, for the bold character … [Read more...]


Three Watch Brands That Surprised Us at Baselworld 2015

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While nearly every watch brand exhibiting at Baselworld puts forth at least one notable headliner piece each year, those of us who cover the industry often find many of the new offerings to be somewhat on the predictable side. Occasionally, we'll see something truly unexpected, like Patek Philippe's Calatrava Travel Time, or Bulgari's "connected" luxury watch, the Diagono Magnesium, both introduced at this year's fair. And sometimes, some of the smaller or more under-the-radar brands will come … [Read more...]


Code Name Ultra: Deciphering the Bremont Codebreaker

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Bremont has carved out a niche for itself by weaving bits of historical DNA, usually British, into the fabric of selected timepieces. The EP120 and P-51 limited editions incorporated parts from famous WWII fighters. The Victory featured fragments of oak timber and copper from Admiral Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. In our August 2014, issue, we tested the Bremont Codebreaker, which incorporates three genuine artifacts from one of the most exciting chapters in WWII history.  … [Read more...]


Escapement Watch Review: IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “JU-AIR”

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From a recent piece on the online watch magazine Escapement, Angus Davies provides an in-depth review of the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “JU-AIR.” This limited-edition watch celebrates the 20-year relationship between a Swiss airline and the famous Schaffhausen-based watch company. … [Read more...]


Born To Fly: Testing the Sinn EZM 10 TeSTaF

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The Sinn EZM 10 TeStaF has already passed rigorous German testing, certifying it as worthy of a place in the cockpit. In the October 2014 issue of WatchTime Magazine, we put it to the test again. How did it perform? Julia Knaut reports, with photos by OK-Photography.  … [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 just because it’s huge but because it protrudes very far from the case. In the chronograph version of the watch, the one we tested in WatchTime's April 2014 issue, a chronograph button is integrated into the crown. The watch is a monopoussoir: the same button is used to start, stop and reset the … [Read more...]


New Tiffany Watch Collection Pays Tribute to the “New York Minute” (Updated with Live Photos)

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Jewelery giant Tiffany & Co. has been fairly quiet in the men's watch arena in recent years but returned in a big way last week, announcing the launch of a brand-new watch collection called Tiffany CT60, with designs inspired by a particularly notable historical timepiece, namely the gold Tiffany watch given to President Franklin D. Roosevelt by company founder Charles Lewis Tiffany. … [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...]


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

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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 Yacht-Master II, was the focus, with Rolex introducing the first version of the popular regatta-countdown chronograph watch in a 904L stainless steel case with a blue Cerachrom bezel insert. … [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 them. For last year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Omega introduced the Omega Sochi Petrograd, which we covered here. Below, we take a look at five other Omega watches (in most cases, exclusive and extremely limited) made specifically for the Olympic games. … [Read more...]


Heaven & Earth: Breitling Chronomat B01 vs. IWC Big Ingenieur Chrono

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Two chronographs with in-house movements — Breitling’s pilot-styled Chronomat B01 and IWC’s rugged Big Ingenieur Chronograph, designed for earthbound adventure — go head-to-head in this comparison test from our April 2010 issue, with photos by Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]


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

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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 the Zenith El Primero movement, and think that its reputation as a great chronograph caliber is well-earned. So, to make it up for some of you fellow watch nerds out there, I've compiled a Fratello Friday article that focuses specifically on chronograph movements rather than watches. Here is my … [Read more...]


Clutch Performer: Reviewing the Seiko Velatura

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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 sports watch; Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign provides the original photography. … [Read more...]


5 Affordable TAG Heuer Watches for New Collectors

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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 now at accessible prices. … [Read more...]