Chronograph watches offer a rich heritage in time-keeping excellence. The very first chronograph was introduced in 1816 by Louis Moinet for use in the tracking of astronomical objects. In the next half-century chronographs evolved to record time.
A true chronograph is one that has independent stop-watch and display watch functions. The term comes from the Greek terms for time: “chronos” and writing: “graph.” The term is interpreted more today about the recording of time rather than writing.
In 1882, Edouard Heuer patented one of the first time-keeping chronograph pocket watches. Five years later Heuer introduced an oscillating pinion mechanism which is still used today in the craftsmanship of mechanical chronographs by many prestigious Swiss watchmakers.
Heuer introduced the first dashboard chronograph in 1911, which was used in automobile dashboards and aircrafts. Three years later, Heuer debuted the first wrist chronograph and in 1916 the brand, which would later be known as TAG Heuer, came out with the “Micrograph,” the very first stopwatch accurate to 1/100th of a second.
Chronograph watches today come with automatic, mechanical and quartz movements. In addition to display and stop-watch functions, many models feature small-seconds, 30 and 60-minute and hour registers as well.
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The Gucci G-Metro Chronograph is a real stand-out. This prestigious men’s chronograph features a rectangular shaped brushed and polished stainless steel case, integrated into the matching vertical link stainless steel bracelet.
The stationary bezel frames the fluted silvery-white dial with three black subdials, luminous hands and silver-tone baton hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-seconds and 30-minute registers.
Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy. Chronograph is 35mm wide, 12mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters.
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