Something about Chronograph Watch
The chronograph is the most popular and recognizable watch complication. A chronograph watch is a valuable tool that can be used to time a wide variety of events. A watch with the chronograph function typically has a centrally mounted independent sweep second hand that can be started, stopped and returned to zero by pressing the watch’s pushers. Chronograph watches range from simple stopwatch models to watches with multiple sub-dials that measure seconds, minutes, hours or even tenths of a second.
Every major watchmaker makes at least one model of chronograph. Some major manufactures, have entire collections of these versatile timepieces, often characterized by multiple subdials that measure specific intervals. Modern chronograph watches are available in both hand wound and automatic mechanical models, as well a wide variety of quartz and digital versions.
Literally hundreds of patents have been awarded to talented watchmakers for upgrading and refining this complex and popular timing device. Current chronograph watches include calendar chronographs, split second chronographs, flyback chronographs, regulator chronographs, double chronographs, tachometer chronographs, telemeter chronographs, and much more. There are sailor’s chronographs that calculate the tides as well as doctor’s chronographs that record a patient’s heartbeat and respiration levels.
As long as people continue to time and measure events, there will be a need for chronograph watches. These iconic timepieces have even entered the world of fashion, with top designers often including fashion-forward chronographs in their collections. The chronograph has definitely come a long way since the days when it was reserved for royalty. Chances are that you are probably wearing a chronograph already.