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Airy Transit Circle Chronograph, 1854

An astronomer making a star map takes two measurements: the angle at which the telescope is positioned to see the star cross the meridian and the time at which this happens. Traditionally the second measurement was estimated by listening to a clock facing the astronomer. With Airy's chronograph, the time was recorded electrically by tapping a key on the eyepiece of the transit circle.
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The silvery opaline dial of Patek Philippe's new Ladies First Chronograph, with applied Breguet numerals in 18K rose gold. (JP/File). The timepiece's pulsimeter scale pays tribute to the classic chronographs tradition, with the ability to measure the cadence of an active lifestyle, or the slightly increased ...
With the release of a 'Panda-dial' version did Vacheron Constantin's sportiest watch, the Overseas Chronograph, just got a whole lot…sportier. This watch once again proves what a difference a dial can make! While the Overseas has already twenty years a firm place in Vacheron Constantin collection, ...

Festina is gearing up for the summer cycling season with a new range of chronographs that bring fresh swagger to its Chrono Bike collection. The brand has been linked to the sport for more than 25 years, taking its inspiration from the world of competitive cycling when designing watches. Its latest ...
Recently I found myself at a bit of a crossroads. Horologically I mean, as I was having trouble with a new discovery I had made. You see, I had just been slapped across the face by something entirely unexpected. Unexpected by me at least, and I needed to come to terms with the fact that I may have ...
The hand-wound flying tourbillon features a single push-button to operate the chronograph lap-timing function. The 35-jewel BR-CAL.283 mechanism is made up of 282 components oscillating at 21,600 vibrations per hour and has a four-day power reserve. It also comes with an eye-watering ...
The Aquanaut collection, the embodiment of contemporary sportive chic, now welcomes its first chronograph. To prepare it for every conceivable situation of an active lifestyle, Patek Philippe endowed the new Ref. 5968A-001 with the CH 28-520 C caliber, a self-winding flyback chronograph movement ...
Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille and McLaren Automotive have unveiled their debut collaboration timepiece. Inspired by the designs of the sports cars, the RM 11-03 Automatic Flyback Chronograph McLaren is limited to 500 pieces globally. RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph. Co-created ...
Global Chronograph Market report analyse the production, revenue, gross margin of its main manufacturers and the unit price that they offer in different regions from 2013 to 2018. The Chronograph market report also provides in depth analysis & prediction on consumption volume, consumption value, sale ...
The accessible price point that Sinn is able to remain under also keeps them in the good graces of enthusiasts everywhere. This year, the German brand has released multiple new watches that should satisfy its rabid online fanbase. The spotlight, however, was on two chronographs; one limited, one not, ...
The ultimate sports complication, it's a function with a thousand faces. Classically elegant, rugged or with a pop of colour, the chronograph obeys only one rule: precision. We take a look at ten of the new releases from Baselworld 2018.
With a screwed stainless-steel caseback and a ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel, the Chronomat B01 Chronograph 44 is equal to any adventure. Its new understated satin-brushed case lends this timepiece a subtle contemporary flair that makes it the perfect partner for a night on the town.
The chronograph was given its own manufacture caliber in the new millennium. Now under the aegis of LVMH, TAG Heuer intensified its commitment to motorsport in the new millennium. After eleven years as the Formula One's official timekeeper, TAG Heuer took over the timekeeping for IndyCar, the most ...
Japan's Citizen Watch Co. will mark 100 years of operation in 2018, and to commemorate the occasion the brand is releasing a unique, vintage-inspired bullhead chronograph, the Tsuno Chronograph Racer, at this week's Baselworld watch fair. The new watch takes its design influences from a 1972 ...
The latest addition to Patek Philippe's growing collection of complicated women's watches is a stylish chronograph. The rose-gold and diamond ref. 7150/250R-001 with a rich gray alligator strap ($83,918) presents an intriguing mix of stylistic elements and represents the brand's latest effort to marry its ...
Today, to kick off Baselworld 2018, Patek Philippe unveiled a new version of that ultra-complicated model that will become part of its regular collection, alongside a new, manual-winding chronograph for ladies that will replace the discontinued Ref. 7071. Read on to learn more about both timepieces.

The latest watch to be born from that movement is the new TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph GMT, a beautifully presented traveller's piece which sports a chronograph, GMT complications, TAG Heuer's new Heuer 02 movement and a striking black and blue GMT dual-tone bezel which seems to be a big trend at this year's ...
The 50th anniversary of the first mission to fly humans to the moon has inspired the design of a new timepiece from the watchmaker that made the chronographs worn by the crew. NASA's Apollo 8 astronauts, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, were the first to view the far side, or colloquially, "dark ...
Heuer Carrera automatic chronograph in 18 karat yellow gold (front and back). Jack Heuer gave this watch in 1972 to the legendary Formula One driver Ronnie Peterson, hence the engraving on the back of the case. The timepiece encases Caliber 12, which succeeded the trailblazing Caliber 11. The dial ...
Because, for the reasons I mentioned, chronographs usually have the minute and hour counters located anywhere but other than center on the dial, while swapping central running seconds for the chronograph second counter. There are some very cool exceptions, but even they haven't addressed all the ...
Watchmaker Chopard is celebrating 30 years of sponsoring the Mille Miglia road race in Italy with a quintet of colorful, limited edition chronographs. Each color is meant to represent a different country's racing color: red for Italy, silver for Germany, green for Great Britain, blue for France and yellow for ...
For this year, at SIHH 2018, Bulgari unveiled the Bulgari Octo L'Originale Chronograph. This new watch, as a new chronograph from the Octo family, comes with a modernized design and new material: titanium. Powered by the self-winding BVL 328 Velocissimo, this high-frequency mechanical movement ...
The RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph is limited to 500 total pieces and has a jaw-dropping price tag at $191,500. And like other watches that have been the result of timepiece and car partnerships, the RM 11-03 is strictly limited to McLaren Ultimate Series customers who have the option ...
The Tutima M2 Pioneer Chronograph is ready and able to continue the successful heritage of its predecessor, the Tutima Military Chronograph. The new M2 edition exceeds the specifications set for the earlier model by the military and is now available to civilians and professionals alike. Read on for an ...
The timepiece uses the high-end watchmaker's proprietary RMAC3 calibre mechanism with a flyback chronograph function and 55-hour power reserve. The price for such intricacy? An eye-watering 180,000 Swiss francs, plus tax – or about $190k in equivalent American greenbacks. That'd be almost ...
An Impressive And Very Rare Platinum And Sapphire-Set Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch With Moon Phases, Leap Year, Day And Night Indication, Additional Case Back, Original Certificate And Box. Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 5271/11p-001, Circa 2015. Estimate: US$ 215,000 ...
Adding to the Geneva Motor Show 2018 festivities, McLaren — guided by the company's Design Director Rob Melville — and Richard Mille — primarily engineer Fabrice Namura — come together for their very first watch collaboration: the RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph.
With input from current and former special ops personnel, Nixon created the Regulus, a durable and functional chronograph watch made to withstand the rigors of any activity you throw at it. Its 46mm case is made from durable, fiber-reinforced TR90 and is shockproof as well as water resistant to 100 meters ...
The reason for this style change in the modern piece was made for a specific reason: the brand values the design of the original Minerva and believes watches inspired by it will have a market appeal, yet due to the modern rarity of production, monopusher chronographs are difficult to bring to consumers ...
For the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski, it was the case that challenged Hublot, with its three-dimensional folds. This meant that the entire case of the Classic Fusion Aerofusion had to be redesigned, to accommodate the ridges and facets that are the signature of Richard Orlinski's work.
Porsche Design unveiled its first in-house movement, Caliber Werk 01.200, in 2017, installing it as the engine of the limited-edition Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. At Baselworld 2018 next month, the manufacturer will launch the first watch in its 1919 Chronotimer collection to be outfitted with ...
The Swiss watch brand is celebrating its continuing partnership with the Juventus soccer club, based in Turin, Italy, with a new chronograph in the colours of the team. Each watch in the 200-piece limited edition is sold with a kit including a shirt signed by one of the team's stars. Hublot is celebrating no less ...
The official timekeeper and official watch of the Turin club since the 2012-2013 season, Hublot has designed a new limited-edition chronograph -- the Classic Fusion Chronograph Juventus -- finished in black and white, the iconic colors of the club. This chronograph is the third timepiece from Hublot ...
GENEVA, Feb 26 — The Swiss watch brand is celebrating its continuing partnership with the Juventus football club, based in Turin, Italy, with a new chronograph in the colours of the team. Each watch in the 200-piece limited edition is sold with a kit including a shirt signed by one of the team's stars.
The watch is offered as three limited editions, each with a different case material, and brings two new dial colors to the Senator Chronograph collection, which debuted at Baselworld 2017: smoky “Bourbon Grey” on the stainless steel and rose-gold models (limited to 100 and 25 pieces, respectively); and ...
Ferrari has Hublot andBentley has Breitling, but Porsche remains the only car company to make its very own timepieces. Now owners of its limited-edition 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series can wear its horological equivalent on their wrist. Just 500 of these special turbos are being fashioned in Stuttgart's ...
In 2009, Patek Philippe introduced a chronograph intended exclusively for feminine wrists. It was the exclusive debut of a classic manufacture-made chronograph movement (column wheel, horizontal clutch, manual winding) that had been developed entirely in-house. That was also expressed by the name ...
A limited edition timepiece for a conceptual racing plane is right up Bell & Ross' alley. For the 2018 Baselworld convention the French watch company debuted the BR V2-94 Racing Bird Chronograph, a bold pilot's chronograph which evokes the sleek aesthetics of their conceptual BR-Bird racing plane ...
For the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski, it was the case that challenged Hublot, with its three-dimensional folds. This meant that the entire case of the Classic Fusion Aerofusion had to be redesigned, to accommodate the ridges and facets that are the signature of Richard Orlinski's work.
Porsche Design unveiled its first in-house movement, Caliber Werk 01.200, in 2017, installing it as the engine of the limited-edition Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. At Baselworld 2018 next month, the manufacturer will launch the first watch in its 1919 Chronotimer collection to be outfitted with ...
The Swiss watch brand is celebrating its continuing partnership with the Juventus soccer club, based in Turin, Italy, with a new chronograph in the colours of the team. Each watch in the 200-piece limited edition is sold with a kit including a shirt signed by one of the team's stars. Hublot is celebrating no less ...
The official timekeeper and official watch of the Turin club since the 2012-2013 season, Hublot has designed a new limited-edition chronograph -- the Classic Fusion Chronograph Juventus -- finished in black and white, the iconic colors of the club. This chronograph is the third timepiece from Hublot ...
The watch is offered as three limited editions, each with a different case material, and brings two new dial colors to the Senator Chronograph collection, which debuted at Baselworld 2017: smoky “Bourbon Grey” on the stainless steel and rose-gold models (limited to 100 and 25 pieces, respectively); and ...
Ferrari has Hublot andBentley has Breitling, but Porsche remains the only car company to make its very own timepieces. Now owners of its limited-edition 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series can wear its horological equivalent on their wrist. Just 500 of these special turbos are being fashioned in Stuttgart's ...
Taking its cue from the vintage Minerva pocket watches and chronographs from the 1920s and 1930s, the range includes the 1858 Automatic; 1858 Automatic Chronograph; 1858 Geosphere; 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 100; and 1858 Pocket Watch Limited Edition 100. Inspired by the ...
Chronographs were a major source of revenue for the brand and with over 40 different models available, Breitling wasn't shy about embracing that fact. It's worth noting that, at the time, chronographs only had a single pusher, so after starting and stopping the timer, you had to reset it. Willy knew this was an ...
While the original model was powered by a Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 2226/2840 with a Dubois-Depraz chronograph module, this one has its chronograph modules placed on top of Audemars Piguet's own caliber 3120. This movement is fitted with a stunning 22k gold rotor, yet to stay true to the original, this ...
Called the Triple Split Chronograph, the watch is capable of measuring and comparing the time of two concurrent events, of up to twelve hours' duration. It is also equipped with a jumping minute counter and a triple-flyback mechanism. The ability to measure comparative times from anywhere between ...
Cars from Mille Miglia are recreated in style on the dial of the Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph. The men's and women's versions both feature a fluted crown and a mechanical self-winding chronograph movement. And the timekeepers beat at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. What sets the men's ...


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