Already in 1944 Breitling launched their first rattrapante, but this new Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante is the first with in-house caliber
A rattrapante is a chronograph that features a split-seconds mechanism. Therefor it is also known as a double chronograph (or fly-back second chronograph in the old days, which is something else than a flyback chronograph), as they have two hands. One for the intermediate time and one for the ongoing time. An invention from the 19th century by Adolphe Nicole
The word ‘rattrapant’ comes from the French word ‘rattraper’ which means the act of recovering or recapturing.
Watches with rattrapante chronograph
Three new versions of the IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante are launched, referring to IWC’s flagship stores in Europe
The 47-millimeters Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante unites three complications in a contemporary, three-dimensional form
This new Certina DS-2 Chronograph Flyback extends de DS-2 series with split-seconds function, also known as rattrapante function