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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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First up, the brand will be showcasing a re-edition of the original Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph with the original rubber pushers for the chronograph functions (the updated ROOs have used ceramic pushers for sometime now) and will be made available in a 42mm case, the same as the first ...
There is something about a Rolex chronograph that makes it stand apart from the rest, and what makes it a legend. Of course, this status was consolidated by the Daytona, which became the favorite watch for many race car drivers, from Paul Newman to Tom Kristensen, but it where the chronographs before ...

Zenith's El Primero automatic chronograph caliber -- unveiled to the world on this date in 1969 -- is regarded as one of the world's best and most accurate movements. In this historical feature from our November-December 2017 issue, WatchTime contributor Thomas Gronenthal takes a look at its ...
His motto -- "It's not a sin to get knocked down; it's a sin to stay down" -- can be found on the caseback of both the original time-only Carl Brashear and the new chronograph version. His biggest moment in the spotlight, however, might be when Cuba Gooding Jr. took on the role of Brashear in the 2000 film, ...
Boldness is relative: what one might call extremely brazen another may view as normal - even boring. In every culture around the world, social norms dictate how people act, what they say, and what styles are acceptable. Each society has a shared understanding of identity standards. But nearly no society ...
Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot celebrates art by joining forces with French artist Richard Orlinski to reinterpret their signature Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph. Flaunting a brand new design inspired from Orlinski's angular sculptures, the 45-mm timepiece plays with angles and reflections, ...

In 2014, Patek Philippe's Ref. 5960/1A Annual calendar Chronograph in stainless steel became one of the manufacture's rare classically elegant watches that combine a complicated movement with a stainless steel case. When the model was first was launched in 2006, the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar ...
The chronograph segment of the watch market offers up one of the more accessible complications in the entire industry. It's simple to use, can accomplish a variety of everyday tasks, and gives off a rugged-yet-stylish vibe. All of this also makes it one of the more popular kinds of watches for horological ...
Montblanc is bolstering its chronograph assortment with two new TimeWalker models to be introduced at SIHH in Geneva next month. Both designs are heavily influenced by early pocket watches made by Minerva--the 81-year-old stopwatch and chronograph specialist that Montblanc purchased over a ...
How does the Mido Multifort Chronograph PVD Special Edition -- released in 2016, dressed in Mido's signature black-and-orange color scheme, and offering a Swiss-made chronograph movement, with a day-date function, no less, for an almost unthinkably low price under $2,500 -- hold up in a wrist test?
In keeping with Ferrari's treatment of its engines as technical jewels, the first step of the Techframe project was to select an appropriate movement--a manual-winding monopusher chronograph tourbillon--chosen for both its technical and aesthetic qualities. Ferrari's designers decided to rotate the ...
Chronographs, of course, are also the house specialty at Zenith, and its brand equity remains firmly footed on the outstanding reputation of its El Primero movement. But after a half century of service, El Primero's fame as the first movement to employ a higher 5 Hz frequency for better accuracy has started to ...
The chronograph segment of the watch market offers up one of the more accessible complications in the entire industry. It's simple to use, can accomplish a variety of everyday tasks, and gives off a rugged-yet-stylish vibe. All of this also makes it one of the more popular kinds of watches for horological ...
Montblanc is bolstering its chronograph assortment with two new TimeWalker models to be introduced at SIHH in Geneva next month. Both designs are heavily influenced by early pocket watches made by Minerva--the 81-year-old stopwatch and chronograph specialist that Montblanc purchased over a ...
Casio Computer Co has announced the release of a new addition to the EDIFICE line of metal sport watches, which combine dynamic design with advanced technology. The new EQS-800 solar chronograph features a dial made from carbon materials. Under the concept of "Speed and intelligence," the ...
How does the Mido Multifort Chronograph PVD Special Edition -- released in 2016, dressed in Mido's signature black-and-orange color scheme, and offering a Swiss-made chronograph movement, with a day-date function, no less, for an almost unthinkably low price under $2,500 -- hold up in a wrist test?
In keeping with Ferrari's treatment of its engines as technical jewels, the first step of the Techframe project was to select an appropriate movement--a manual-winding monopusher chronograph tourbillon--chosen for both its technical and aesthetic qualities. Ferrari's designers decided to rotate the ...

Chronographs, of course, are also the house specialty at Zenith, and its brand equity remains firmly footed on the outstanding reputation of its El Primero movement. But after a half century of service, El Primero's fame as the first movement to employ a higher 5 Hz frequency for better accuracy has started to ...
If you didn't know, a chronograph measures the speed of a projectile, usually by using sunlight and a pair of shaded poles a certain distance from one another to calculate velocity. Why might that be important? Velocity, or speed, of a projectile helps calculate things like power, accuracy and ballistic drop.
A new watch company based in Singapore launches this week on Kickstarter aiming to insert the spirit of driving in a watch. Samuel Tay, the ...
The watch is based on a Longines chronograph from (as one would expect) 1940, a model now residing in the brand's extensive archive of ...
The competitive sport of cricket has welcomed the arrival of a brand new timepiece with the Hublot Classic Fusion Ashes Chronograph.
Some brands have been focussed on a single complication for a very long time. This goes for sure for Heuer, who has nurtured the chronograph as the focal point of most of its endeavors. That they excelled at this can not only their current collection testify for, but also their vintage models such as this single ...
The Tambour All Black Chronograph is on the market, a sleek timepiece by Louis Vuitton, the iconic French brand. It fits seamlessly into the ...
First, a reissue of the first Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph in steel revives the original aesthetics to a T. A reissue always has a certain level ...
It's called the Ford GT Endurance Chronograph, and it's the first Autodromo watch co-developed with an automaker. Aesthetically, the design of ...
To celebrate 25 years of the Royal Oak Offshore, Audemars Piguet has boldly redesigned the chronograph tourbillon version, seen here in rose ...
A chronograph is a watch that can be used as a stopwatch as well as its main job of telling the time. You can identify it by the small dials on its ...
This limited edition 40mm flyback chronograph carries plenty of technical complications--many of which pose big challenges for smaller ...
In celebration of Jack Heuer's 85th birthday on November 17, TAG Heuer has just announced an all-new Autavia chronograph ($5,900) headed to market in a ...
The chronograph made legendary by racing drivers in the 1960s and much coveted on the collectors' circuit is making its comeback in 2017.
Breitling's B-01 chronograph, it was announced in March, would feature in Tudor's new Heritage Black Bay Chronograph - the first such ...
The 1858 collection brings us to our latest release from Montblanc -- the Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition in bronze with a salmon dial ...
Chronograph market research covers market trends, Quantifying market opportunities, challenge and restraints for the key players.
Singapore: After the simple date display, the chronograph is probably the most common complication among watches out there. Essentially a ...
When it comes to Rolex and chronographs, there is always a focus on the famed Daytona, while the brand has made other chronographs that ...
The chronograph hours and minutes are displayed by two small, stacked hands on the subdial at 3 o'clock, while the subdial at 9 o'clock hosts ...
Our muscles measure the time of day. Date: October 2, 2017; Source: University of Geneva; Summary: Biological clocks are ticking everywhere throughout our ...
But with the unveiling of the Jackson chronograph (from $2,650), it is continuing to set itself apart from the growing pack of watch-industry ...
The new Breitling for Bentley GT Dark sapphire Edition is a dusky, limited production sport chronograph, aimed at celebrating the launch of the ...
I currently own two chronographs, a 2017 Omega Speedmaster Professional "Moonwatch" with the hesalite crystal and Caliber 1861 (ref.
Imagine the following scenario: one of the "hardest" mechanisms to build in watchmaking, the tourbillon, is now found in nearly every major ...
The Swiss company was the first to produce a waterproof chronograph, a watch with an rotating bezel, a watch with an additional 24-hour GMT ...
And, as was to be expected in this particular year, the unique piece donated is a citronish twist on the Visionnaire Chronograph, the brand's ...
The striking Tutima Tempostopp chronograph ($29,500) is the third gold model the small German watch brand has released since returning to ...
I remember the first time I saw the vintage Bulova Chronograph C (picture below, courtesy of our friends at Fratello Watches), also known as the ...
The Track 1 was created to place the chronograph function (essentially a built-in stopwatch) onto the center stage, leaving regular timekeeping ...
Our muscles measure the time of day. Date: October 2, 2017; Source: University of Geneva; Summary: Biological clocks are ticking everywhere throughout our ...
From the outside, the Casio watch looks like your classic but modern chronograph. There are various design options, with different colour faces, ...
Some 65 years later, Tudor asked me to recreate the original test while wearing the new Black Bay Chronograph. As a motoring and adventure ...


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