Chronographs

A chronograph watch is a watch equipped with two systems to measure time independently of each other. The first indicates the time, and the second allows for the precise measurement of time in smaller or larger increments. The watch is characterised among other things by the presence of a chronograph hand generally located in the center of the dial, with its travel (start, stop, and reset) driven by push-buttons situated on one side of the watch. It also differentiates itself from other watches by the presence of a subdial that allows for the totaling up of the minutes (over 30, 45, or 60 minutes), and sometimes an additional one for counting hours.

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Type 21 BNL tricompax
Editor's opinion
53/100
By Florian Matrion - October 25, 2010
Editor's opinion
53/100
Users' rating
70/100

Endowed watch for the French army pilots in the 1950's, the Dodane Type 21 is nowadays released in a limited edition. Let's see if this modern version is worthy as its famous predecessor.

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Retail price France at October 25, 2010 :
3,150.00 €
BR01-94 Pro
Editor's opinion
56/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
56/100
Users' rating
64/100

The BR01 with its direct aircraft clock origins and respectable size of 46mm x 46mm, has become the icon of Bell & Ross :  it's a radical watch, which promises to make an impact on anyone. 

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Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
5,500.00 €
Dandy Chronographe XL
Editor's opinion
60/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
60/100
Users' rating
65/100

As a wink to the 1920's cushion-shape chronographs which it modernizes the form, the Dandy Chronograph assumes successfully its status as a male jewel.

Reach the Chaumet Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
3,950.00 €
Heritage Pulsometer Limited Edition 1942
Editor's opinion
61/100
By Florian Matrion - February 25, 2011
Editor's opinion
61/100
Users' rating
68/100

Staying true to the current "vintage" trend, Eterna releases a reissue of its Pulsometer chronograph, first launched back in 1942. Is the watch lover's heart about to beat faster? Review.

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Retail price France at February 25, 2011 :
3,700.00 €
WRX City Explorer C
Editor's opinion
63/100
By Florian Matrion - August 2, 2010
Editor's opinion
63/100
Users' rating
70/100

Young brand revealed to the public in 2008 and launched by Frank Huyghe, Ralf Tech is a brand to be discovered. Let's review the WRX City Explorer C, a watch with virile sizes.

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Retail price France at August 2, 2010 :
3,450.00 €
1911 Teckton Chronograph
Editor's opinion
63/100
By Florian Matrion - September 16, 2010
Editor's opinion
63/100
Users' rating
74/100

The 1911 range is the spearhead of Ebel and a good way for The Watch Observer to get an opinion on the brand's production. Let's discover together this Tekton chrono that I have tested for you.

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Retail price France at September 16, 2010 :
7,450.00 €
Singular
Editor's opinion
63/100
By Florian Matrion - December 21, 2010
Editor's opinion
63/100
Users' rating
73/100

Specialized in single-hand watches, the MeisterSinger company, still relatively unknown to the public, gives us the chronograph version of its bestseller. I have tested for you the Singular.

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Retail price France at December 21, 2010 :
2,500.00 €
Super Avenger Black Steel Limited Edition
Editor's opinion
63.5/100
By Florian Matrion - December 9, 2010
Editor's opinion
63.5/100
Users' rating
65/100

Breitling revisits one of its reference models and puts it in stealth mode. Reliability, testosterone and unconventional dimensions. The question is: will you measure up to the machine?

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Retail price France at December 9, 2010 :
4,500.00 €
V12-44 Charles Pozzi
Editor's opinion
64/100
By Florian Matrion - February 23, 2011
Editor's opinion
64/100
Users' rating
67.5/100

When passion for watchmaking meets passion for high-end automobiles, the mix will inevitably involve B.R.M's founder Bernard Richards, and famous Ferrari French importer Charles Pozzi. Review.

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Retail price France at February 23, 2011 :
4,600.00 €
Space 3 White
Editor's opinion
64.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 28, 2010
Editor's opinion
64.5/100
Users' rating
71.5/100

After the creation of their first models thanks to external collaborations, the Vintage collections and Space 3 have been the first watches 100% Bell & Ross. Review of the Space 3.

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Retail price France at June 28, 2010 :
2,060.00 €
103 St Sa
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
By Florian Matrion - October 21, 2010
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
Users' rating
76/100

Sinn is a well-known brand for the watches' amateurs for almost 50 years. But less known from the general public. I have tested for you a historical model of the Frankfurt's brand: the 103 St Sa.

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Retail price France at October 21, 2010 :
2,170.00 €
Chronographe Silverstone Calibre 11 Edition limitée
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
By Florian Matrion - September 13, 2011
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
Users' rating
78/100

For its 150th anniversary, TAG Heuer, Ferrari's official timekeeper in the 1970's, reissues an emblematic icon of the sports chronographs dedicated to the world of automobile: the Heuer Silverstone.

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Retail price France at September 13, 2011 :
4,600.00 €
Chronographe GMT GrandeVitesse
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
By Florian Matrion - September 21, 2011
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
Users' rating
84/100

Let's review a watch conceived to measure record-breaking land speeds thanks to an unusual tachometer scale! TWO has tested for you the Chronograph GMT GrandeVitesse. Without rushing. Review.

Reach the Longines Area
Retail price France at September 21, 2011 :
2,250.00 €
Datron Chrono Automatic
Editor's opinion
66/100
By Florian Matrion - January 20, 2011
Editor's opinion
66/100
Users' rating
77/100

After 40 years of loyal and devoted services at 36,000 vibrations per hour, Movado, now American, has reissued its legendary Datron. A classic 70's design, a new movement...Let's take a look!

Reach the Movado Area
Retail price France at January 20, 2011 :
2,500.00 €
Pioneer Mk I (Primus 1938 Fliegerchronograph)
Editor's opinion
66/100
By Florian Matrion - March 15, 2011
Editor's opinion
66/100
Users' rating
79/100

Not everyone has heard of Hanhart's pilot's chronograph, yet it really is a classic reference amongst military wristwatches. Here's an introduction to the Pioneer Mk I (formerly known as the Primus 1938).

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Retail price France at March 15, 2011 :
2,690.00 €
Mille Miglia GMT Chrono
Editor's opinion
67/100
By Florian Matrion - October 7, 2010
Editor's opinion
67/100
Users' rating
75.5/100

Chronographs are traditionally related to motor competitions. The Chopard manufacture is no exception to the rule, by paying tribute to the Italian Mille Miglia with this GMT Chrono. Review.

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Retail price France at October 7, 2010 :
4,020.00 €
Nabucco Rivoluzione
Editor's opinion
67/100
By Florian Matrion - April 18, 2011
Editor's opinion
67/100
Users' rating
74/100

In 2007, Raymond Weil launched the Nabucco collection, which was described by its creators as audacious and modern. Let's take a look at it, and its newest creation, the Nabucco Rivoluzione.

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Retail price France at April 18, 2011 :
4,990.00 €
Chronograph Flyback Capeland 10006
Editor's opinion
67/100
By Florian Matrion - July 6, 2011
Editor's opinion
67/100
Users' rating
84/100

Newly released at the 2011 SIHH, Baume & Mercier introduces a Capeland with the design and charm from the old days. Enough to peak the curiosity of any connoisseur! Here's our review.

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Retail price France at July 6, 2011 :
5,980.00 €
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