Chronograph Watches

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About Chronograph Watches

Chronographs are watches with the integrated capabilities of a stopwatch. The idea of the chronograph was first conceived in 1776 as a way to record the time of a projectile's flight, but the first commercially built chronograph didn't appear until 1816, and was used by King Louis XVIII to record the time of horse races.

The modern automatic chronograph was revealed by in 1969, first by Seiko, then by the Chronomatic collaboration (Heuer, Breitling, Hamilton, and Dubois-Depraz), and finally by Zenith. The term "chronometer" is often confused with "chronograph" -- the former is a chronograph that has been certified by the Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres, the institute responsible for verification and certification of the accuracy and precision of wristwatches in Switzerland.