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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph IW390701 New Steel 44.6mm Automatic
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Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph 2022
C$15,780
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116515LN Unworn Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Cosmograph Daytona 18K Rose Gold Pink Dial Mens Watch 116515LN
C$67,164
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116508 Unworn Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
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Yellow Gold Black Paul Newman Dial 116508 Unworn 2021
C$77,446
+ C$554 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116500LN New Steel 40mm Automatic
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40mm Stainless Steel Black Index Dial Ceramic Bezel 116500LN
C$39,468
+ C$137 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26186SN.OO.D101CR.01 Good Steel 42mm Automatic
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Las Vegas Strip 26186SN
C$29,774
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Rolex Daytona 116503 New Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
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NEW 2022 Daytona 116503 Black Dial
C$33,234
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Rolex Daytona 116508 Unworn Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
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116508 Cosmograph Daytona 18k Yellow Gold Oyster Bracelet 40mm Green Dial
C$108,467
+ C$109 for shipping
Hublot Big Bang 44 mm 301.PX.7180.LR Very good Rose gold 44mm Automatic
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Hublot Big Bang 44 mm
Gold Blue - MINT
C$31,159
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116515ln New Ceramic 40mm Automatic
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18k Rose Gold 116515LN Oysterflex Black Diamond Dial 2022
C$64,706
+ C$69 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26331BC.GG.1224BC.02 Unworn White gold 41mm Automatic
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26331BC Chronograph Blue Dial Frosted White Gold Limited 70 “In Stock”
C$221,572
+ C$208 for shipping
Richard Mille RM 011 RM11-03 RG Very good Rose gold 49.94mm Automatic
Richard Mille RM 011
RM11-03 Rose Gold amp; Titanium
C$537,590
+ C$276 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116500LN New Steel 40mm Automatic Canada, Toronto
Rolex Daytona
116500LN
C$52,000
+ C$29 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116509 New White gold 40mm Automatic
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White Gold Daytona 40mm Meteorite Dial Steel and Black Oyster 116509
C$173,103
+ C$137 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116509 Unworn White gold Automatic
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18k White Gold Grey Dial 116509
C$72,703
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Rolex Daytona 116515ln New Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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NEW 2022 Daytona Sundust 116515
C$59,201
+ C$192 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116503 Unworn Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
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2022 Daytona 116503 40mm Two Tone Yellow Gold Black Diamond Dial UNWORN
C$42,133
+ C$109 for shipping
IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Miramar IW388002 Very good Ceramic 46mm Automatic
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Pilot's Flyback 46mm Ceramic IW388002 - Serviced OCT
C$10,663
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116515ln New Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
Rose Gold Pink Dial Oysterflex 116515ln 2022 New
C$60,649
+ C$69 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26239BC.GG.1224BC.01 Unworn White gold 41mm Automatic
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26239BC Frosted Gold Selfwinding Chronograph Limited Edition 200 Pieces
C$193,876
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26239BC.GG.1224BC.01 Unworn White gold 41mm Automatic
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
26239BC Royal Oak Frosted Gold Selfwinding Chronograph Grey Dial
C$209,518
+ C$276 for shipping
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 215.92.46.51.01.001 Unworn Ceramic 45.5mm Automatic Canada, Abbotsford
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph
215.92.46.51.01.001
C$11,900
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Audemars Piguet 26240ST.OO.1320ST.04 New Steel Automatic
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ROYAL OAK SELFWINDING CHRONOGRAPH “50TH ANNIVERSARY” STEEL BRACELET GREEN DIAL REF#26240ST
C$173,103
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26331OR.OO.1220OR.01 Unworn Rose gold 41mm Automatic
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41mm Rose Gold Blue Dial
C$178,643
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Rolex Daytona 116509 New White gold 40mm Automatic
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NEW 2022 Daytona 116509 Silver Panda Dial
C$66,333
+ C$192 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116520 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
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116520 #34;APH" Dial Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Stainless Steel Black Dial COMPLETE
C$40,749
+ C$109 for shipping
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph 5960/1A-010 Very good Steel 40.5mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph
5960/1A-010 Annual Calendar Chronograph Steel Feb 2018
C$173,103
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116519LN New White gold 40mm Automatic
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White Gold Oysterflex 116519LN NEW 2021
C$60,787
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26331BC.GG.1224BC.03 Unworn White gold 41mm Automatic
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Black Dial Blue Sub-Dial Frosted White Gold Limited 111 “In Stock”
C$228,497
+ C$208 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116500LN Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona
116500LN Daytona White Stainless Steel Ceramic Bezel
C$44,244
+ C$276 for shipping
Omega Speedmaster '57 331.10.42.51.03.001 Very good Steel 41.5mm Automatic Canada, Toronto
Omega Speedmaster '57
#39;57 Chronograph Co-axial
C$7,900
+ C$29 for shipping

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Rolex Daytona 116505 New Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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40mm 18k Rose Gold Black Index Cosmograph Dial Rose Sub-dials 116505
C$81,705
+ C$137 for shipping
Rolex Yacht-Master II 116680 Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic
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Rolex Yacht-Master II
Blue Ceramic Bezel 116680
C$29,497
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Rolex Daytona 116505-0015 New Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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NEW 2022 Daytona 40mm BLACK DIAMOND DIAL 116505
C$71,319
+ C$192 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116503 Unworn Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
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116503 Black Mother of Pearl (MOP) Diamond Tahitian Dial Two Tone Yellow Gold
C$57,228
+ C$109 for shipping
Zenith Chronomaster Sport 03.3100.3600/21.M3100 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic
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Zenith Chronomaster Sport
El Primero 41mm Stainless Steel Black Dial 03.3100.3600/21.M3100
C$12,394
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116515ln New Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Rose Gold Chocolate Dial Oysterflex 116515ln 2021 New
C$61,355
+ C$69 for shipping
Rolex Yacht-Master II 116680 Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic Canada, Abbotsford
Rolex Yacht-Master II
116680
C$30,000
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Rolex Daytona 116519 Unworn White gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona
116519LN Daytona White Gold Meteorite Dial Oysterflex
C$145,268
+ C$276 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116506 Unworn Platinum 40mm Automatic
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Platinum Daytona Ice Blue Baguette Box/Papers/Card 116506 Platona
C$173,103
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26405CE.OO.A002CA.02 New Ceramic 44mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
26405CE.OO.A002CA.02
C$58,163
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26331ST.OO.1220ST.01 Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
41mm Steel Blue Dial 26331ST
C$89,321
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Rolex Yacht-Master II 116680 New Steel 44mm Automatic
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Rolex Yacht-Master II
NEW 2022 Yacht-Master II 116680 B&P
C$29,774
+ C$192 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116520 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
116520 #34;APH" Dial Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Stainless Steel White Dial COMPLETE
C$41,026
+ C$109 for shipping
Audemars Piguet 26240OR.OO.D315CR.01 Unworn Rose gold 41mm Automatic
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Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph #34;50th 26240OR.OO.D315CR.01 NEW
C$164,795
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116515ln New Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Rose Gold Ivory Dial Oysterflex 116515ln 2021 New
C$60,676
+ C$69 for shipping
Rolex Daytona Rolex 116500LN Daytona Ceramic Bezel BLACK  Dial New Steel 40mmmm Automatic
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116500LN Daytona Ceramic Bezel BLACK Dial
C$39,994
+ C$166 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116505 Unworn Rose gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona
116505 Daytona Chocolate Stick Dial Rose Gold
C$70,237
+ C$276 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116509 Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
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Black/Slate Crimson Racing Dial White Gold Engraved Rehaut Box/Papers 116509
C$52,623
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26331OR.OO.D821CR.01 New Rose gold 41mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
41mm Rose Gold Chocolate Dial
C$114,941
+ C$137 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26405CE.OO.A030CA.01 New Ceramic 44mm Automatic
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Selfwinding Chronograph 44mm Blue Ceramic
C$81,012
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Rolex Yacht-Master II 116681 New Gold/Steel 44mm Automatic
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Rolex Yacht-Master II
NEW 2022 Yacht-Master II 116681 18KT/SS
C$38,774
+ C$192 for shipping
Rolex Yacht-Master II 116681 Unworn Gold/Steel 44mm Automatic Canada, Abbotsford
Rolex Yacht-Master II
116681
C$39,000
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26320ST.OO.1220ST.03 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic Canada, Toronto
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
26320ST.OO.1220ST.03
C$64,000
+ C$29 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26470ST.OO.A101CR.01 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
Preowned Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42mm Stainless Steel Black Dial Vampire BOX PAPERS
C$40,022
+ C$173 for shipping
Audemars Piguet 26240OR.OO.D404CR.01 Unworn Rose gold 41mm Automatic
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Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph #34;50th
C$220,186
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Rolex Daytona 116500LN Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
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116500LN Daytona Black Stainless Steel Ceramic Bezel
C$38,400
+ C$276 for shipping
Patek Philippe Chronograph 5170G-010 Very good White gold 39.4mm Manual winding
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Black Dial White Gold Box/Papers 5170G 5170G-010
C$96,938
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26400IO.OO.A004CA.02 New Titanium 44mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
26400IO.OO.A004CA.02
C$62,317
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26315OR.OO.1256OR.01 New Rose gold 38mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
38mm Rose Gold
C$130,866
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5200-0153-B52A New Ceramic 43.6mm Automatic
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
NEW 2022 Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback GREEN DIAL
C$21,740
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Rolex Daytona 116520 New Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona
116520 White Dial 40mm Stainless Steel Chronograph w/Box and Papers
C$41,545
+ C$173 for shipping
Breitling Chronomat AB0136161C1S1 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic
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Super Chronomat B01 44 Blue on Rubber
C$6,855
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Rolex Daytona 116500LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
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Panda Dial 116500 Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet In Stock
C$46,523
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Chronographs: On the Button

Chronographs differentiate themselves from conventional three-hand watches by their stopwatch function. This type of watch has a unique, functional design characterized by subdials and push-pieces, which many buyers find attractive.


Chronograph Facts

  • The word "chronograph" comes from the Greek words "chronos" (time) and "graph" (an instrument that writes or records)
  • 1816: Louis Moinet invents a stopwatch that displays 1/60th of a second
  • 1913: Longines introduces a wristwatch with a stopwatch function powered by one push-piece
  • 1934: Breitling introduces the two push-piece chronograph
  • 1969: The first chronographs with automatic movements premiere

Sporty Stopwatches

Watches with a chronograph function are first and foremost sport watches. They were designed for use in sporting events. During track and field, swimming, or car racing competitions, events need to be accurately timed to determine a winner. The most modern technology takes care of this at the professional level, but it's still useful for amateurs to have a chronograph on hand for timing. Furthermore, this kind of watch is appealing to many buyers who simply appreciate a more technically-oriented timepiece. The chronograph isn't just limited to use in athletics, though; you could also use it to time while cooking to know when your pasta is al dente and ready to eat.

Some watch manufacturers have made a name for themselves with their efforts in developing chronographs, such as Breitling or TAG Heuer. Breitling is responsible for the typical design of modern chronographs. In 1934, the company introduced a watch with a chronograph function and push-pieces above and below the crown. The layout was successful and quickly spread to other manufacturers.

You begin timing by pressing the push-piece above the crown. When you push it a second time, it stops. If necessary, you can push it a third time to start it again. You can set the stopwatch back to zero by pressing the push-piece under the crown. Almost all modern mechanical chronographs function in this way.

The hands of a chronograph are organized according to a certain pattern. The largest difference between a chronograph and a conventional three-hand watch is that chronographs generally lack a central second hand. A chronograph's large second hand usually rests at 12 o'clock. When you push the top push-piece, it starts moving, timing seconds. Once you're done, you press the bottom push-piece to set the second hand back to zero. The second hand that is constantly in motion, known as the small seconds, is located on a subdial elsewhere on the chronograph.

Most chronographs feature the small seconds subdial at the nine o'clock position. Another subdial at 12 o'clock, the 30-minute counter, keeps track of timed intervals up to 30 minutes. Yet another subdial at six o'clock, the 12-hour counter, records even longer intervals up to 12 hours. The date display is located at three o'clock. Most watches with this dial layout and these timing functions are powered by chronograph calibers, such as the Valjoux 7750 from the world's largest ébauche manufacturer, ETA. Chronographs powered by other movements often have a layout of subdials at three, six, and nine o'clock. This V-shaped design is called Tricompax.

The Valjoux 7750 powers several chronographs from prominent manufacturers, such as the diving watch Longines Hydroconquest and the pilot's watch Sinn 103. Breitling, Hamilton, and Tissot also use this automatic movement in various models. It premiered in 1973, but wasn't an instant success. It first became popular after the Quartz Crisis was resolved. Since then, the Valjoux 7750 has been used in millions of watches. It's affordable to produce and runs reliably at 28,800 alternations per hour (A/h). Moreover, it's certified precise by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). Its power reserve lasts around 44 hours. There are many variants of the 7750, such as a manual version or ones with complications such as a moon phase indicator or a flyback chronograph. Due to its precision, the caliber is able to measure 1/8th of a second.

The El Primero from Zenith beats even faster. At 36,000 A/h, it can measure 1/10th of a second. Zenith introduced this famous high-frequency caliber in 1969. In the same year, Calibre 11 was released as the result of a collaboration between Heuer, Breitling, Büren, and Dubois-Dépraz. The movement powered the first Monaco from Heuer and ran at 19,800 A/h. This allowed the watch to measure 1/5th of a second. The Japanese company Seiko released their caliber 6139 around the same time. Together, these calibers made 1969 a milestone year in watchmaking history. Today, it's still debated which automatic chronograph caliber can be considered the first.


Buying Advice

Do you need a stopwatch every now and again? Look no further than a chronograph. Watches with this extra feature are available in almost every price range. These "time recorders" - a literal translation of chronograph - have technical appeal. They're predominantly men's watches, as the Valjoux 7750 caliber is quite large and not suitable for a classic women's watch.

Generally, chronographs powered by the reliable Valjoux 7750 caliber are less expensive than watches with rarer or in-house movements. These watches start around 1,000 euros. Even more affordable are chronographs powered by quartz movements. They're available in the three figure range from brands like Citizen. Some quartz chronographs are more expensive, however, such as the Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000, which runs between 3,000 and 4,000 euros. This diving watch is waterproof to 2,000 m and its patented push-pieces can even be used underwater. Manufacturers strongly advise against using the timing function of a mechanical chronograph underwater.

For a little less than 3,500 euros, you can get one of the most famous chronographs in mint condition: the legendary Moonwatch, Omega's Speedmaster Professional. In July 1969, it became the first wristwatch on the Moon. The Apollo 13 astronauts also used this watch to perform a course correction of 14 seconds, helping them safely return their damaged spacecraft to Earth in April 1970.

No less famous is the Rolex Daytona, named for the race track in Daytona Beach, Florida. Race car drivers received these watches as victory trophies for the first time in the 1960s. A stainless steel Daytona in very good condition costs a little under 10,000 euros. A new gold model costs over 20,000 euros. A platinum version with diamonds can raise the price tag to over 100,000 euros.

Do you prefer a square watch? The square TAG Heuer Monaco made its film debut on the wrist of Steve McQueen in the 1971 film Le Mans. Since then, it's been competing with the Daytona for the reputation of the best racing watch. You can buy a new Monaco Calibre 11 for 3,500 - 4,000 euros. More TAG Heuer chronographs are available in their Carrera series.

The Omega Speedmaster, Rolex Daytona, and TAG Heuer Monaco were all designed as timepieces for the race track. If you prefer a pilot's chronograph, then the Breitling Navitimer is a good choice. It goes one step further: in addition to the stopwatch function, it has a slide rule which you can use to do basic calculations. You should be prepared to spend around 5,000 euros on a new stainless steel Navitimer. Another pilot's chronograph is the IWC Double Chronograph, which starts around 9,000 euros.


Rattrapante, Flyback, and Scales

You can use a double chronograph, such as the one from IWC, to measure two separate events of different lengths. This type of chronograph is easily recognizable by its third push-piece, which controls an additional second hand. Normally, this extra hand runs with the normal chronograph second hand. However, when you push the push-piece, it stops, while the other second hand keeps running. Push the push-piece again and both hands are reset to zero. This complication is also known as a rattrapante or split-seconds chronograph.

Another modification to the usual stopwatch function is the flyback chronograph. You can start, reset, and restart timing with just one push. Usual chronographs require you to push a button three times. The flyback chronograph has its origins in military aviation. If pilots have to make multiple course changes within a fixed amount of seconds, then the process of pressing a button three times is too slow.

Many chronographs are also equipped with a tachymeter scale. It's usually found on a fixed bezel and allows you to calculate kilometers per hour. For example, say you drive 1 kilometer. You start the chronograph function as you begin driving and stop it once you've driven a kilometer. The chronograph second hand will be pointing to a number on the tachymeter scale, signaling the speed in km/h.

Less frequently, you'll find a chronograph with a telemeter scale, a complication which calculates the distance to an event which can be both seen and heard. For instance, if it's stormy and you see lightning, you can time the interval between the lightning and thunder. When you stop timing, the second hand will be pointing to the distance of the storm on the scale. So, if there was an interval of 12 seconds between the lightning and thunder, then the storm is four kilometers away. This can be useful in the military for determining how far away enemy cannons are by timing the interval between when the cannon explosion is seen and when it is heard. Thirty-nine seconds, for example, means a distance of 13 kilometers.