The Montblanc TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph combines a classic panda dial and ages strap with a new chronograph movement
In 1816 Louis Moinet invented the chronograph as he wanted to track astronomical objects. In the mid 1800s chronographs were used for military purposes; timing artillery fire. Nowadays they involve the timing of sports games, piloting airplanes, car racing, diving and submarine maneuvering.
A chronograph is a timing mechanism to show elapsed times. It acts as a stopwatch and can have more additional functions. A basic one has an independent sweep second hand and starts, stops and returns to zero by using pushers. More complicated chronographs use additional complications and can have multiple independent hands to measure seconds, minutes, hours and even tenths of a second.
Different types: column-wheel chronograph, double chronograph, flyback chronograph, rattrapante chronograph.
Watches with a chronograph
60 years ago Fangio won his 5th World Title in F1 and this TAG Heuer Formula 1 Fangio Limited Edition commemorates that moment
The Omega Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon Porsche Club of America Limited Edition is another special edition of the Moonwatch
The Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition 100 is another cool limited mono-pusher chronograph in Minerva style
The new IWC Portugieser Chronograph Classic is a reissue of the Reference 3904 and features a few tweaks for a more modern look
When a watchmaker meets a contemporary sculptor you get the Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski Titanium
The IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition Boutique Canada is limited to 150 pieces and only available in Toronto
The IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Edition Laureus Sport for Good Foundation serves a good cause, like IWC does every year
The Ulysse Nardin Marine Annual Calendar Chronograph combines the most common watch functions with a great design
To celebrate half a century of the Aquatimer: the IWC Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition 50 Years Aquatimer