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What exactly is a chronograph?

Simply put, it is a watch with a special ability: it measures time intervals like a stopwatch while displaying the current time.

Think of a conventional watch, supplemented by a practical stop mechanism activated by pushers in the watch case.

Chronographs

The evolution of the chronograph: from timepiece to technical masterpiece

The history of chronographs is fascinating. Jean Moise Pouzait experimented with an independent second hand in Geneva as early as the 18th century. It could be stopped but not reset - a revolutionary step in its time.

The 19th century - the golden age of the chronograph

The Austrian watchmaker Joseph Thaddäus Winnerl took chronograph technology to a new level with the Rattrapante mechanism, which allowed two hands to stop independently of each other.

In 1844, Adolphe Nicole went one step further and invented the zero-setting chronograph - a crucial development, especially for pilots and the military.

The 1960s revolution

A milestone was the introduction of the first automatic chronograph by Seiko in the late 1960s, an innovation that revolutionized watchmaking.

Daytona Chronograph erklärt die Funktion der beiden Drücker an der Kronenseite

But what makes a chronograph so special?

In addition to displaying the normal time, it allows a stop second hand to be started, stopped and reset using a pusher.

Another pusher can be used to reset the hands to zero.

This principle, combined with the ability to measure time intervals, makes the chronograph a masterpiece of precision and versatility.

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