Why Chrono24? Log in
Chronographs up to NZ$ 3,000
Chronographs NZ$ 6,000 - NZ$ 10,000
Chronographs starting at NZ$ 10,000
Brand
Model
Price
Case diameter
Year
Location
More
Your selection
Clear selection

Your selection
Clear selection

Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items

Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items

Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items

Basic information
Type of watch
Categories
More...
Reference number
More...
New/Pre-owned
Offer type
Gender
Availability
Condition
More...
Scope of delivery
Characteristics & functions
Movement
Case material
More...
Dial
More...
Glass
More...
Functions
Thickness
More...
Bezel material
More...
Dial numerals
Water resistance
More...
Others
More...
Bracelet/strap
Bracelet material
More...
Clasp
More...
Lug width
More...
Bracelet color
More...
Clasp material
More...
Save this search Cancel

View

Sort by

TOP
Breitling NAVITIMER 01 UNWORN AB0120 ALL STICKERS INTACT 2017
NZ$ 8,034
Seller
Sky Diamonds
135
US
TOP
Breitling CHRONOMAT EVOLUTION LIMITED OF 400 PIECES MOP DIAL RARE
NZ$ 7,644
Seller
Sky Diamonds
135
US
TOP
Chopard Mille Miglia GMT Chronograph 42mm
NZ$ 5,615
Seller
Adnan Jewellery
 
AE
TOP
Audemars Piguet PRIDE OF SIAM OFFSHORE LIMITED EDITION WHITE...
NZ$ 52,685
Seller
Luxus Ritter Germany GmbH
113
DE
Omega Speedmaster Professional Ref. 145022-69ST w/ ARCHIVE...
NZ$ 10,000
Seller
About Time Ltd
NZ
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph
NZ$ 8,580
Seller
Private Seller
NZ
TOP
Omega Speedmaster 2998-61
NZ$ 43,461
Seller
The Watch Collector Ltd.
125
UK
TOP
Zenith Doublematic
NZ$ 15,561
Seller
Curtit Swiss Watches
33
CH
TOP
Heuer Tag Heuer - exclusive CHRONOGRAPH watch
NZ$ 2,407
Seller
MIRACLE WATCHES
87
PL
Omega Seamaster
NZ$ 4,992
Seller
Private Seller
NZ
TOP
Montblanc TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph Limited Edition
NZ$ 6,457
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
631
UK
TOP
Corum Admirals Cup Challenger 44 Chrono/ An Lager / In Stock
NZ$ 16,261
Seller
Ronald Grob, Exklusive Zeitmesser
224
CH
TOP
IWC Pilot Chronograph
NZ$ 4,995
Seller
Private Seller
NZ
TAG Heuer 2010 Steel Monaco Calibre 12 Chronograph
NZ$ 4,700
Seller
About Time Ltd
NZ
TOP
Parmigiani Fleurier New Brand Tonda Metrographe
NZ$ 10,426
Seller
newtimepieces.ch
6
CH
TOP
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 25940 Black Venom - Limited...
NZ$ 31,238
Seller
BLACK VENOM
18
IT
TOP
Longines Evidenza XL sertie diamants
NZ$ 3,890
Seller
Curtit Swiss Watches
33
CH
Breitling Bentley Motors T
NZ$ 8,892
Seller
Jewelwatch Ltd
NZ
TOP
Patek Philippe Platinum 5971 Grand Complication Black Dial,
Price on request
Seller
Vintage Watches and Cars di Andrea Foffi by Oredelmondo sas
33
IT
Straight from the manufacturer
Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1 Deep Blue
NZ$ 6,893
BrandBoutique Member
Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
TOP
Sinn 103 St Sa RB Classic Watch Sondermodell
NZ$ 4,276
Seller
Classic Watch
52
DE
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Memoris Red Eclipse
NZ$ 171,166
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Omega Speedmaster Ref. 176.0012
NZ$ 3,995
Seller
About Time Ltd
NZ
TOP
Parmigiani Fleurier New Brand Pershing 005
NZ$ 17,350
Seller
newtimepieces.ch
6
CH
Breguet New Type - XXI - Flyback, Slate dial.
NZ$ 16,223
Seller
Daniele Trissi
40
US
TOP
Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 1275
NZ$ 23,577
Seller
KRONOS 360
105
FR
Patek Philippe Nautilus 40th Anniversary Edition White Gold...
NZ$ 623,979
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
150
US
TOP
Girard Perregaux Vintage Chronograph
NZ$ 19,265
Seller
Metals In Time
6
US
Straight from the manufacturer
Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1 Sportive Carbon
NZ$ 7,766
BrandBoutique Member
Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
TOP
Sinn 6099 B
NZ$ 6,963
Seller
Classic Watch
52
DE
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Memoris Titanium
NZ$ 40,457
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
IWC 2016 Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Miramar Mens Wristwatch
NZ$ 9,750
Seller
About Time Ltd
NZ
Omega Speedmaster Professional Ref. 35705000
NZ$ 5,672
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Montblanc Timewalker Limited Edition 1 of 500
NZ$ 8,708
Seller
Zerrillo preziosi S.r.l.
 
IT
Breitling Navitimer
NZ$ 5,148
Seller
SevenLuxury
 
DE
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Everose Rainbow Watch 116595RBOW
NZ$ 623,979
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
150
US
Omega Speedmaster Day Date. Box and Papers
NZ$ 4,841
Seller
Market Cross Jewellers
 
UK
Straight from the manufacturer
Porsche Design Chronotimer GP ICE RACE Special Edition
NZ$ 8,642
BrandBoutique Member
Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Rolex Daytona Champagne 8 Diamond Dial 18kt Gold/Steel
NZ$ 23,243
Seller
Haniken Jewelers
15
US
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Memoris 200th Anniversary
NZ$ 107,368
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
NZ$ 9,500
Seller
About Time Ltd
NZ
Rolex Daytona Ref. 116520
NZ$ 28,794
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Hublot Big Bang
NZ$ 26,875
Seller
Feine Zeitmesser
13
DE
Rolex Daytona
NZ$ 25,479
Seller
SevenLuxury
 
DE
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Yellow Gold 2499
NZ$ 1,013,967
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
150
US
TOP
Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 42 Chronograph 984.101.20/0F01 AB20
NZ$ 4,959
Free shipping
Seller
Clock-Agent
RU
Straight from the manufacturer
Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1 Pure White
NZ$ 7,766
BrandBoutique Member
Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
TOP
Rolex Pre Daytona 6238 14k gold w certificate
NZ$ 191,963
Seller
MMC RIVIERA
6
MC
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Memoris Titanium
NZ$ 40,457
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Rolex Daytona
NZ$ 38,827
Free shipping
Seller
Fine Watch Bank
53
US
Rolex Daytona Ref. 116500LN
NZ$ 35,775
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Breitling Chronomat 41 Two Tone Yellow and White
NZ$ 12,150
Seller
Haniken Jewelers
15
US
Omega Speedmaster Snoopy 311.32.42.30.04.003
NZ$ 36,473
Seller
C.C. WATCHES SARL
17
MC
Richard Mille Flyback Chronograph Jean Todt Limited Edition
NZ$ 562,361
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
150
US
Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000
NZ$ 12,731
Seller
Spitz Jewelers Inc
 
US
Straight from the manufacturer
Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1 Porsche Parade Europe -...
NZ$ 9,860
BrandBoutique Member
Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang Sapphire 641.JX.0120.RT
NZ$ 106,977
Seller
Premium Watches
15
FI
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Memoris
NZ$ 85,412
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Breguet Type XX Transatlantique
NZ$ 6,544
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1032
NL
Rolex Daytona Ref. 16523
NZ$ 21,814
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Cartier Roadster Chronograph XL
NZ$ 7,722
Seller
Haniken Jewelers
15
US
Audemars Piguet 26170ST.OO.D305CR.01 Royal Oak Offshore Navy...
NZ$ 24,803
Seller
European Watch Company
279
US
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph 18K Rose Gold
NZ$ 33,537
Free shipping
Seller
Avi & Co NY
150
US
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
NZ$ 202,794
Free shipping
Seller
Fine Watch Bank
53
US
  • 30
  • 60
  • 120

Chronographs: On the Button

Chronographs differentiate themselves from conventional three-hand watches by their stopwatch function. This type of watch has a unique, functional design characterized by subdials and push-pieces, which many buyers find attractive.

Chronograph Facts

  • The word "chronograph" comes from the Greek words "chronos" (time) and "graph" (an instrument that writes or records)
  • 1816: Louis Moinet invents a stopwatch that displays 1/60th of a second
  • 1913: Longines introduces a wristwatch with a stopwatch function powered by one push-piece
  • 1934: Breitling introduces the two push-piece chronograph
  • 1969: The first chronographs with automatic movements premiere

Sporty Stopwatches

Watches with a chronograph function are first and foremost sport watches. They were designed for use in sporting events. During track and field, swimming, or car racing competitions, events need to be accurately timed to determine a winner. The most modern technology takes care of this at the professional level, but it's still useful for amateurs to have a chronograph on hand for timing. Furthermore, this kind of watch is appealing to many buyers who simply appreciate a more technically-oriented timepiece. The chronograph isn't just limited to use in athletics, though; you could also use it to time while cooking to know when your pasta is al dente and ready to eat.

Some watch manufacturers have made a name for themselves with their efforts in developing chronographs, such as Breitling or TAG Heuer. Breitling is responsible for the typical design of modern chronographs. In 1934, the company introduced a watch with a chronograph function and push-pieces above and below the crown. The layout was successful and quickly spread to other manufacturers.

You begin timing by pressing the push-piece above the crown. When you push it a second time, it stops. If necessary, you can push it a third time to start it again. You can set the stopwatch back to zero by pressing the push-piece under the crown. Almost all modern mechanical chronographs function in this way.

The hands of a chronograph are organized according to a certain pattern. The largest difference between a chronograph and a conventional three-hand watch is that chronographs generally lack a central second hand. A chronograph's large second hand usually rests at 12 o'clock. When you push the top push-piece, it starts moving, timing seconds. Once you're done, you press the bottom push-piece to set the second hand back to zero. The second hand that is constantly in motion, known as the small seconds, is located on a subdial elsewhere on the chronograph.

Most chronographs feature the small seconds subdial at the nine o'clock position. Another subdial at 12 o'clock, the 30-minute counter, keeps track of timed intervals up to 30 minutes. Yet another subdial at six o'clock, the 12-hour counter, records even longer intervals up to 12 hours. The date display is located at three o'clock. Most watches with this dial layout and these timing functions are powered by chronograph calibers, such as the Valjoux 7750 from the world's largest ébauche manufacturer, ETA. Chronographs powered by other movements often have a layout of subdials at three, six, and nine o'clock. This V-shaped design is called Tricompax.

The Valjoux 7750 powers several chronographs from prominent manufacturers, such as the diving watch Longines Hydroconquest and the pilot's watch Sinn 103. Breitling, Hamilton, and Tissot also use this automatic movement in various models. It premiered in 1973, but wasn't an instant success. It first became popular after the Quartz Crisis was resolved. Since then, the Valjoux 7750 has been used in millions of watches. It's affordable to produce and runs reliably at 28,800 alternations per hour (A/h). Moreover, it's certified precise by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). Its power reserve lasts around 44 hours. There are many variants of the 7750, such as a manual version or ones with complications such as a moon phase indicator or a flyback chronograph. Due to its precision, the caliber is able to measure 1/8th of a second.

The El Primero from Zenith beats even faster. At 36,000 A/h, it can measure 1/10th of a second. Zenith introduced this famous high-frequency caliber in 1969. In the same year, Calibre 11 was released as the result of a collaboration between Heuer, Breitling, Büren, and Dubois-Dépraz. The movement powered the first Monaco from Heuer and ran at 19,800 A/h. This allowed the watch to measure 1/5th of a second. The Japanese company Seiko released their caliber 6139 around the same time. Together, these calibers made 1969 a milestone year in watchmaking history. Today, it's still debated which automatic chronograph caliber can be considered the first.

Buying Advice

Do you need a stopwatch every now and again? Look no further than a chronograph. Watches with this extra feature are available in almost every price range. These "time recorders" - a literal translation of chronograph - have technical appeal. They're predominantly men's watches, as the Valjoux 7750 caliber is quite large and not suitable for a classic women's watch.

Generally, chronographs powered by the reliable Valjoux 7750 caliber are less expensive than watches with rarer or in-house movements. These watches start around 1,000 euros. Even more affordable are chronographs powered by quartz movements. They're available in the three figure range from brands like Citizen. Some quartz chronographs are more expensive, however, such as the Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000, which runs between 3,000 and 4,000 euros. This diving watch is waterproof to 2,000 m and its patented push-pieces can even be used underwater. Manufacturers strongly advise against using the timing function of a mechanical chronograph underwater.

For a little less than 3,500 euros, you can get one of the most famous chronographs in mint condition: the legendary Moonwatch, Omega's Speedmaster Professional. In July 1969, it became the first wristwatch on the Moon. The Apollo 13 astronauts also used this watch to perform a course correction of 14 seconds, helping them safely return their damaged spacecraft to Earth in April 1970.

No less famous is the Rolex Daytona, named for the race track in Daytona Beach, Florida. Race car drivers received these watches as victory trophies for the first time in the 1960s. A stainless steel Daytona in very good condition costs a little under 10,000 euros. A new gold model costs over 20,000 euros. A platinum version with diamonds can raise the price tag to over 100,000 euros.

Do you prefer a square watch? The square TAG Heuer Monaco made its film debut on the wrist of Steve McQueen in the 1971 film Le Mans. Since then, it's been competing with the Daytona for the reputation of the best racing watch. You can buy a new Monaco Calibre 11 for 3,500 - 4,000 euros. More TAG Heuer chronographs are available in their Carrera series.

The Omega Speedmaster, Rolex Daytona, and TAG Heuer Monaco were all designed as timepieces for the race track. If you prefer a pilot's chronograph, then the Breitling Navitimer is a good choice. It goes one step further: in addition to the stopwatch function, it has a slide rule which you can use to do basic calculations. You should be prepared to spend around 5,000 euros on a new stainless steel Navitimer. Another pilot's chronograph is the IWC Double Chronograph, which starts around 9,000 euros.

Rattrapante, Flyback, and Scales

You can use a double chronograph, such as the one from IWC, to measure two separate events of different lengths. This type of chronograph is easily recognizable by its third push-piece, which controls an additional second hand. Normally, this extra hand runs with the normal chronograph second hand. However, when you push the push-piece, it stops, while the other second hand keeps running. Push the push-piece again and both hands are reset to zero. This complication is also known as a rattrapante or split-seconds chronograph.

Another modification to the usual stopwatch function is the flyback chronograph. You can start, reset, and restart timing with just one push. Usual chronographs require you to push a button three times. The flyback chronograph has its origins in military aviation. If pilots have to make multiple course changes within a fixed amount of seconds, then the process of pressing a button three times is too slow.

Many chronographs are also equipped with a tachymeter scale. It's usually found on a fixed bezel and allows you to calculate kilometers per hour. For example, say you drive 1 kilometer. You start the chronograph function as you begin driving and stop it once you've driven a kilometer. The chronograph second hand will be pointing to a number on the tachymeter scale, signaling the speed in km/h.

Less frequently, you'll find a chronograph with a telemeter scale, a complication which calculates the distance to an event which can be both seen and heard. For instance, if it's stormy and you see lightning, you can time the interval between the lightning and thunder. When you stop timing, the second hand will be pointing to the distance of the storm on the scale. So, if there was an interval of 12 seconds between the lightning and thunder, then the storm is four kilometers away. This can be useful in the military for determining how far away enemy cannons are by timing the interval between when the cannon explosion is seen and when it is heard. Thirty-nine seconds, for example, means a distance of 13 kilometers.

You might also be interested in:

Do you have any questions?
We'd be glad to help.