De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon: This represents a truly unconventional approach in making a chronograph – in every sense. The timepiece has been executed at a stunning level. You aren’t likely to find a better-looking chronograph caliber, except perhaps from A. Lange & Söhne or Patek Philippe. The DB29 Maxichrono is superlative, as is its price of $270,000.
Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date: Finally, the Saxon brand has added a fully integrated automatic chronograph caliber to its collection. The entirely new, in-house-developed movement, Caliber 37-01, can be produced for a reasonable price, so the models equipped with it can be sold at fair prices. The prices start at $31,500. for the watch in a rose-gold case. The movement is used in GO’s Seventies Chronograph, which is sold at a lower price point, but I much prefer the Senator.
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Expedition Charles Darwin: Forget its long and complicated name; the really cool thing about this chronograph is its bronze case and the fantastic IWC in-house Calibre 89365 that powers it. Bronze is a material that “lives,” so the watch’s look will slightly change over the years. Cool, right? The price: 9,900 euros including tax.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic: A perfect outdoor and travel companion with an independently set second time-zone indication by a second hour hand. The second hour hand can be used to indicate your home time, and you can see through the little aperture, positioned just under JLC-Logo atv 12 o’clock, if it is night or day. This JLC watch is powered by the in-house calibre “757,” and looks really sharp in the black ceramic case. The price: 12,400 euros including tax.
Omega Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon: What shall I write? Omega simply has done a wonderful job with this ultra-cool chrono. The gray ceramic case hosts the Omega in-house Caliber 9300, a masterpiece and one of the best contemporary chronograph movements. After presenting the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon last year and Grey Side of the Moon this year, what will Omega do for an encore? Perhaps a Speedmaster Bright Side of the Moon in a white ceramic case? The Omega Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon sells for $12,000.
Patek Philippe Multi-Scale Chronograph Ref. 5975P: Only 100 pieces of this stunning chronograph, powered by the in-house Caliber CH 28 520, will ever be made. The timepiece was presented for the manufacture’s 175th birthday just some weeks ago. If you want one, you’d best hurry up and get on the list. I’m confident you won’t regret this acquisition. Yes, the watch is available in other case materials, but for me the version in platinum is simply the best. The price: 78,000 CHF including tax.
What are your favorite chronographs, what is your personal top 10 chronographs list? Let me know in the comment section below. I look forward to reading your feedback. And feel free to add comments to my selection of best chronograph watches.