Chronographs have a timeless air of class that outlasts changes in fashion and style. The chronograph is arguably the most popular complication found on watches, with practical uses in everyday life. Here are 5 of our favourites from our current watch selection.
The watch of choice for Formula 1 drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, this 47mm chronograph is the pinnacle of technical precision. IWC’s designers took their inspiration for the Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium from materials typically used in Formula 1: titanium, ceramic and rubber. The split-seconds hand can be stopped to record intermediate times while the stopwatch hand continues to run, allowing users to record as many pit stops and lap times as they choose.
This Calibre de Cartier proves that chronographs can combine elegance and functionality. Contemporary and refined, this watch reinterprets the classic round form found in watchmaking with character and style. Equipped with the new Manufacture Cartier movement, the 1904 MC, this new timepiece is a combination of sporty masculinity and exceptional expertise.
As the only chronograph to go to the moon, the Omega Speedmaster professional deserves its reputation as an horological icon. Instantly recognisable with timeless appeal, the Moonwatch is a must have for any watch collector.
First introduced in the 1960’s and named after the grueling Carrera Panamericana road race, the Carrera was designed to be clean, simple and easily legible – moving away from the established “busy” style found in chronographs at the time. The TAG Heuer Carerra of today combines the iconic features of the original with contemporary styling and aesthetics, creating a modern classic.
Powered by the legendary caliber CH 29-535 PS, arguably the world’s finest chronograph movement, the 5710G is 39.4mm of pure Patek Philippe class. This black dial model was released in 2015 and features oversize Breguet numerals, leaf shaped hands and larger registers. While being understated on the wrist, this watch is sure to turn a few heads.
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