Awe-inspiring to look at and functional to the core, chronographs are time and speed calculating instruments. Our selection of chronographs are ‘to die for’…
The chronograph was invented by Louis Moinet in 1816 to track astronomical objects. Since then, it has undergone numerous transformations. Today every Manufacture worth its name in the luxury watch world has created chronographs in its signature style. A basic chronograph has a sweeping second hand that works as a stop watch. It is especially useful for pilots, car racers and deep sea divers. Let’s look at the uber-stylish forms of the chronograph that have caught our attention.
Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer by Omega
The Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer collection continues the motor racing heritage of the original masterpiece. The model from the Speedmaster collection that we have chosen is a stainless steel one with matt-black dial, a polished ceramic bezel with a brushed Liquidmetal® tachymeter scale, and distinctive orange wording that matches the colour of the varnished hands and tip of the seconds hand. It features an ‘alternating’ minute-track in a racing style. The new Speedmaster is thinner than the previous versions. The black leather strap of the chronometer contains a section of orange rubber through the middle. The micro perforations through the constructed strap that reveal the orange rubber inside. This completes the sporty look of the watch, making the new Speedmaster a must-have for outdoorsy connoisseurs.
Pilot Extra Special Chronograph by Zenith
The Pilot Extra Special Chronograph is an aviator’s watch by Zenith scales new heights in time tracking while remaining true to its roots. This chronograph boasts a virile bronze case, high-frequency El Primero ‘engine’ and sandblasted black dial bearing green-emission SLN Arabic numerals. Precision, sturdiness and outstanding legibility are the highlights of its functionality. The solid titanium case-back depicts the plane flown by Louis Blériot when he crossed the Channel in 1909 with a Zenith on his wrist. The watch comes with a khaki green oily nubuck leather strap with beige stitching. This trailblazing watch with its neo-retro look is sure to impress luxury watch lovers across the world.
5170 by Patek Philippe
The latest chronograph by Patek Philippe, Ref 5170, comes encased in platinum, which is a first for the brand. It features a blue sunburst dial gradated to black alongside baguette diamond hour markers. It features manually wound CH 29-535 PS movement with six patented innovations. The hand-stitched alligator strap is textured with square scales, adding panache to the masculine design of the chronograph.
The sleekness of platinum and the regality of blue makes this timepiece a great addition to a gentleman’s collection.
Superocean Heritage Line by Breitling
The Superocean Heritage Line by Breitling gets a reinterpretation in 2017. The iconic design is re-created with a new steel bezel with an ultra-hard high-tech ceramic ring that is scratchproof and extremely shock-resistant. The Superocean Héritage II Chronographe 46, with a self-winding chronograph movement, comes in volcano black, mariner blue and copperhead bronze dials. The strap options include leather, crocodile leather, rubber Aero Classic or Ocean Racer, rubberleather/Ocean Classic. The chronograph is 46mm with calibre 13. It is chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute). For a timeless look that holds cutting-edge technology, the Superocean Heritage Line by Breitling is the right choice.
Autavia by TAG Heuer
TAG Heuer combines the love of automobile with that of aviation in it’s chronograph – Autavia. A grand success as the legendary driver’s chronograph in the ’60s, the Autavia returns to celebrate its 55th anniversary. This contemporary model is the result of an interactive campaign called the ‘Autavia Cup’ run in 2016 and is a revamped version of the Autavia ‘Rindt’ worn by the famous F1 driver Jochen Rindt. The rotating bezel is the highlight of the watch, while its snailed white counters, robust lines and perfect legibility is inspired by the original model. It features the Heuer-02 proprietary self-winding chronograph movement. Speed lovers will not be able to keep their hands off this well-crafted chronograph by TAG Heuer.
That’s the story of chronographs that are trending this season. For more updates, stay tuned to our watch wardrobe section.