What is a Chronograph Watch? A Complete Guide for Watch Lovers

Steel Chronograph Watch

Chronographs are timepieces with built-in stopwatch functions for timing events precisely. The chronograph complication has long been valued by everyone from scientists to racecar drivers for its ability to measure short durations accurately down to fractions of a second. This article explores everything about chronograph watches, from their 19th century origins to modern innovations by top watch brands. Learn how chronographs work mechanically, how to use them properly, and how chronograph watches differ from dive watches, GMT watches, and other complications…