Chronograph Watches

Buy Chronograph WatchesChronograph watches have a long and illustrious history. Many fans of modern day chronographs might not realize that the first chronograph was invented to please King Louis XVIII of France. The king was quite fond of horseracing and wanted to know exactly how long each race lasted. In 1821, he commissioned the royal watchmaker, Nicolas Rieussec, to develop a timepiece that allowed him to pursue his passion. It didn’t take long for the invention of the chronograph to catch the attention of watch aficionados everywhere.

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Gattinoni Chronograph Watches - TMJ3153-2 Mens Phoenix
GV2 Chronograph Watches - 3002B Mens Parachute
Haemmer Chronograph Watches - HC-08 Mens Giants
3H Italia Chronograph Watches - CH2N Ladies Tintangraph
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Rieussec’s chronograph was quickly refined by other watchmakers, and it wasn’t long before you began seeing chronograph watches timing everything from swimming matches to the velocity of missiles. Probably the most famous applications of the modern chronograph were the historic Apollo missions to the moon. NASA issued each astronaut a fully functioning chronograph and these timepieces often played an important role in lunar missions. For example, when an explosion in the service module crippled Apollo 13, astronaut Jack Swigert used his chronograph to precisely time a critical 14-second mid-course maneuver that allowed the crew to safely return to earth.

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Fortis Chronograph Watches - 630.10.92 LC.05 Mens Cosmonauts Chronograph
Meccaniche Veloci Chronograph Watches - W307SR_250 Mens Super Quadro
Edox Chronograph Watches - 10403 37RR NAIR Ladies Class 1
Claude Bernard Chronograph Watches - 13003 37R AIR Mens Classic
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Today, every major watchmaker makes at least one model of chronograph. Some major manufactures, such as Fortis, 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.

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Catorex Chronograph Watches - 138.6.8169.151 Mens ChronoTradition
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Pierre Petit Chronograph Watches - P-786B Mens Serie Le Mans
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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.

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Ferragamo Chronograph Watches - F62LCA5213 S009 Mens 1898
Louis Erard Chronograph Watches - 79220OR11.BAC51 Mens 1931
Saint Honoré Paris Chronograph Watches - 898065 6AMIR Mens Coloseo
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Gevril GroupGevril Group, directed by company founder and long-time creative force in the watch business Samuel Friedmann, is the exclusive US representative for select European watch brands, distributing and servicing luxury, fashion and sports timepieces at a wide range of price points. Additionally, Gevril Group operates a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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