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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Admiral's Cup Seafender 46 Chrono Dive
Editor's opinion
70/100
By Florian Matrion - December 5, 2011
Editor's opinion
70/100
Users' rating
49/100

The world of diver's watches is a prized playing ground for all watch designers. The Admiral's Cup Seafender tested today is a perfect illustration of this emblematic range of products from Corum.

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Retail price France at December 5, 2011 :
7,750.00 €
Aquatimer Chronographe
Editor's opinion
73/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
73/100
Users' rating
52/100

The Aquatimer line has been for 40 years the synonym of sober and sturdy dive watches that privilege functionality before estheticism. Let's see if the latest collection keeps its promises.

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Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
4,800.00 €
Portofino Chronographe
Editor's opinion
70/100
By Florian Matrion - March 24, 2011
Editor's opinion
70/100
Users' rating
64/100

A watch named after a small Italian village? Sounds weird, but there's a reason to it: this city once was the Italian Saint-Tropez back in the 60s'. This Portofino is a tribute to the vintage years. 

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Retail price France at March 24, 2011 :
5,450.00 €
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.

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Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
3,950.00 €
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 €
Chronographe Millenary Tour Auto 2011
Editor's opinion
71.5/100
By Florian Matrion - October 28, 2011
Editor's opinion
71.5/100
Users' rating
65/100

For the last six years, Audemars Piguet has been the official timekeeper of the Tour Auto. In 2011, it's a Millenary chronograph with a limited series edition of 150 copies that bears those colors.

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Retail price France at October 28, 2011 :
19,240.00 €
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 €
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 €
Monaco Chronographe
Editor's opinion
70.5/100
By Florian Matrion - October 18, 2010
Editor's opinion
70.5/100
Users' rating
68/100

The Monaco Chronograph, a classic item of Heuer reedited in 1998, seduces thanks to its well-finished and original-designed case. This new version has just evolved slightly. I have tested it for you.

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Retail price France at October 18, 2010 :
3,800.00 €
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 €
Big Bang Black Magic Evo
Editor's opinion
73.5/100
By Florian Matrion - October 5, 2010
Editor's opinion
73.5/100
Users' rating
70/100

The success of the Big Bang cannot be denied. But Hublot evolves smoothly the collection with a quite successful “relooking”. Review of one of the “flagship” references, the Blac Magic Evo.

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Retail price France at October 5, 2010 :
11,800.00 €
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 €
BR 126 Original Black
Editor's opinion
69.5/100
By Florian Matrion - December 14, 2010
Editor's opinion
69.5/100
Users' rating
71/100

Bell & Ross has introduced a new range in 2010: the BR 126. It is an important step in the brand's history. Here is the demonstration with the review of the BR 126 Original Black.

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Retail price France at December 14, 2010 :
2,600.00 €
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 €
Polo FortyFive Chronographe
Editor's opinion
70/100
By Florian Matrion - September 20, 2010
Editor's opinion
70/100
Users' rating
73/100

In contrast to the Altiplano's classicism, Piaget, with this Polo FortyFive, offers a sports chronograph with a hi-tech trend for its 2010-version. I have tested it for you.

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Retail price France at September 20, 2010 :
14,700.00 €
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 €
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 €
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