Before the electronic chronograph appeared, people could only rely on mechanical chronographs to perform all timekeeping activities, so this type of watch does not seem to have much to do with people’s daily life. Now it has become a fashion on everyone’s wrist. I think the important reason is that the chronograph brings the interaction between people and watches to the greatest extent, and it feels so wonderful. When we play with our stopwatch, start, stop, and return to zero, not only the crisp sounds, smart hands, but also the infinite charm of precision machinery are revealed in our fingers. In addition, as humans enter the digital era, the artistic value of mechanical chronographs as a unique clock technology has greatly increased. Whether it is a collection or an introduction to complex watches, chronographs are a good choice.
Hublot Big Bang Yacht Club Monoco
The Big Bang series has always been Hublot’s soul series. This stopwatch is one of them. This watch uses a PVD tantalum-coated stainless steel case with a diameter of 44.5 mm. The bezel is fixed with 6 screws. The dial is printed at 9 o’clock. ‘Yacht Club Monoco’ badge. Below the sapphire crystal case, a Hub44 automatic winding movement is equipped. The automatic top is made of tungsten carbide, has a power reserve of 42 hours, and is limited to 500 pieces.
IWC (International) RMB 108,000 Da Vinci Chronograph
The barrel Da Vinci stopwatch is out of shape, with a barrel-shaped case. The central part is rounded, the upper and lower ends are tapered, and the overall shape and lugs are in one go, harmonious and classic. In addition, this watch is equipped with IWC’s newly developed 89360 automatic bar code movement with a swing frequency of 28,800 times per hour. The timing device is not only a classic column wheel structure, but also a unique eccentric design. The new woodpecker winding system has also been improved to increase winding efficiency by 30% and has a power reserve of 68 hours.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Chronograph
The birth of the Duomètre series of watches also marks the birth of a new design concept for Dual-Wing. It is equipped with a new generation of 380 movements, two power units for time display and timing functions, each with up to 50 hours of energy storage. Turn clockwise to wind the time function; turn counterclockwise to wind the time function. At the same time, Jaeger-LeCoultre also uses a femtosecond hand, a 30-tooth gear placed above the axis of the escape wheel, which can transfer the balance frequency to a 6-tooth star gear instead of the traditional clutch device. Accuracy is one-sixth of a second. After a careful taste, you will not find it to be the ultimate embodiment of the chronograph.
Jaquet Droz Chrono Monopoussoir Email Noir Absolu
Jacques Dro has always been famous for its distinctive features. This one-button chronograph is made of 18K white gold with a diameter of 43 mm. The dial is made of handmade black enamel. The case is equipped with a 2688M automatic winding movement with a balance wheel oscillating frequency of 21,600 times per hour. It adopts a single-key column wheel structure. The automatic rotor is made of 22K white gold and is equipped with a double barrel. Power reserve 40 Hours, water-resistant to 30 meters, limited to 88.
Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Le Chronographe
This chronograph is equipped with a new self-developed ML 106-2 movement developed by Le Méridien in the Saignelégier movement manufacturing factory. This movement has a diameter of 36.6 mm. The function of the chronograph is controlled by the traditional column wheel. The use of an innovative split lever shaft ensures that the second chronograph wheel can achieve the best working condition during operation, improving the reliability and accuracy of the watch. Not only that, the movement also found a balance in aesthetic design. All the splints are coated with silver-gray tantalum PVD coating. This innovative design changes the appearance of the movement. The finely polished case, the sooty sterling silver dial, the hand-polished Arabic numerals, etc., all these unique and meticulous designs together create this perfect, modern and distinctive series of ingenious chronographs.
Montblanc Villeret 1858 Grand Chronograph Authentique
This Montblanc ‘Villeret 1858’ series classic column wheel single key chronograph, the case material is 18K white gold, the mother-of-pearl dial is fresh and elegant, and the timing buttons are inlaid with a beautiful Logo. At the same time, this watch is equipped with a beautiful Minerva 16-29 manual winding movement with a swing frequency of 18,000 times per hour and a power reserve of 55 hours. The edges of all parts are carefully cut and polished, the teeth of the pinion gears are also polished one by one, and the top cover of the column wheel has been carefully polished to truly achieve the same appearance.
Although Parmigiani has launched some new series in recent years, the Kalpa series still feels the most flavorful, and the chronograph launched in the early years of this series is a breakthrough. The stopwatch successfully integrated the chronograph button with the side lines of the Kalpa watch, fully expressing the ergonomic curve. The Kalpagraph stainless steel model is equipped with a large start-stop button to show its round shape.
Piaget (Earl) Polo Chronograph
This stopwatch continues the Piaget luxury style. The case, crown, chronograph, scale and buckle are all made of 18K red gold. In addition, this watch is equipped with a Piaget self-produced 880P automatic winding movement with a swing frequency of 28,800 times per hour. It has 35 jewel bearings, a dual barrel design and a power reserve of 52 hours.
Rolex Yacht-Master II
It used to be the world’s first rowing precision timer with a mechanical memory countdown function. It can preset the countdown time for each rowing race. This watch is equipped with a new variant of the current Daytona movement-a 4160 movement composed of 360 parts, which contains 10 new patented technologies. At the same time, Rolex, in order to reflect the nobleness of this series, The buckle is made with 18K white gold. Water resistant to 100 meters. The case diameter is 42.6 mm. At 6 o’clock, the dial is a small seconds indicator, and the platinum bezel with Arabic numerals can be rotated 90 degrees.
This watch is especially designed for people who travel a lot. In addition to displaying the time, there is a practical GMT pointer in the center of the dial, and a large clear date display at 6 o’clock. This watch is equipped with a V50 movement re-modified on the basis of the 7750 movement, changing the original cam lever timing structure into a more traditional column wheel structure, and changing the color of the column wheel to a deep blue After this modification, the dial layout has also changed. The 30-minute chronograph dial at 12 o’clock was moved to the 3 o’clock position, and the chronograph hand has become a striking red. The case is made of stainless steel and rose gold. Both use arched anti-reflective sapphire crystals. The diameter of the case is 42 mm and it is equipped with an American crocodile leather strap.
Wyler was short-lived, but it was exceptionally sturdy. Its movement was housed in a titanium case, which was embedded in a lightweight but very strong carbon fiber structure. Then, the parts of the watch case are assembled into a central frame with miniature springs, just like the suspension of a car. In addition, this watch uses a recognized high-quality Swiss automatic winding movement with a power reserve of 42 hours and an Incaflex balance wheel invented by Wyler, and the central chronograph hand can be accurate to a quarter. second.
Zenith Defy Xtreme
Although the Defy series has been discontinued, it is considered the coolest series in Zenith history. The ultimate challenge in this series came from the Formula 1 car, whose design and function are closely linked. As far as the movement is concerned, Zenith uses a unique alloy-Zenithium. This new material is three times harder than stainless steel and combines titanium (increased strength), aluminum (reduced weight), and niobium (formed memory). The balance wheel and pawl bridge of this watch use Zenithium parts to make the escapement stronger. It is safe and sound even under 1,000 meters of water. At the same time, it is also equipped with the famous El Primero cam stopwatch movement, which has a swing frequency of 36,000 times per hour and a power reserve of more than 50 hours. (Text / picture watch house Mao Zhuang)