The chronograph is, without question, quite possibly the most mainstream complications. A complex, intentional piece of designing, it is an absolute necessity have for watch devotees… and the classification has offered ascend to probably the most notorious watches (think Moonwatch or Paul Newman here). Among the various new models introduced at Baselworld 2019, some truly stuck out. Here’s a glance at 5 of our number one chronographs of the fair.
Note: this determination depends on an agreement among the MONOCHROME group. It mirrors our inclinations among the chronographs uncovered at Baselworld 2019. In the event that you need to add a few watches to this determination, don’t hesitate to share them in the comment area toward the finish of this article.
Bell & Ross BR V2-94 Bellytanker Bronze
While Bell & Ross is famous for its square-formed watches, the brand likewise has some more assortments at its disposal. One of them is the cool-looking Vintage, a more traditional round watch, still with military/apparatus motivation however more easygoing. At Baselworld 2019, the brand uncovered what positively is the best form of the BR V2-94, in a bronze case with dark dial. The amalgam utilized here is steady and yellowish, making incredible difference with the brilliant turned around panda dial… And indeed, it truly has that “John Player Special” look that was found on some colorful Daytonas. Precisely straightforward however outwardly truly cool.
Quick facts: 41mm bronze case – water-impervious to 100m – programmed type BR-CAL.301 with hours, minutes, little seconds, chronograph and date-leather lash on collapsing clasp – CHF 5,300 – restricted release of 999 pieces. For more data, visit www.bellross.com
Breitling Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition
Breitling celebrates its most notorious chronograph with a genuinely unwavering re-version of the desired Navitimer, the reference 806 with beaded bezel, in a restricted release of 1959 pieces. At 41mm, the steel case has similar measurements as the first and a domed acrylic precious stone. In the event that this reissue is outwardly indistinguishable from the first, it is fueled by an advanced, high-grade development: the in-house hand-wound type B09 with section haggle grasp. Its exactness is guaranteed by the COSC. Vintage looks and contemporary mechanics for a triumphant re-edition.
Quick facts: 41mm x 12.86mm steel case – water-impervious to 30m – hand-wound type Breitling B09 with hours, minutes, little seconds, chronograph – leather lash on pin clasp – CHF 7,900 – restricted release of 1,959 pieces. For more data, visit www.breitling.com
Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic
Bvlgari stood out as truly newsworthy again with its fifth record-breaking dainty watch, this time with the slimmest chronograph at any point made. The slim Octo Finissimo Chronograph is simply 6.90mm, which is effectively the size of a chronograph development alone. Inside is a programmed type with segment wheel, even grip and fringe rotor. However, the raison d’être of the Octo Finissimo isn’t exclusively to break one record after the other… Its sharp case and monochromatic look ooze a remarkable character. Bvlgari brought the super slim watch into the 21st century with an advanced and striking design.
Quick facts: 42mm x 6.90mm titanium case – water-impervious to 30m – programmed type BVL 318 with hours, minutes, little seconds, chronograph and GMT-titanium bracelet on collapsing catch – CHF 16,500. For more data, visit www.bulgari.com
Patek Philippe Chronograph 5172G
It is consistently a special occasion when another Patek Philippe Chronograph is delivered… The most recent model in the brand’s admired ancestry of hand-wound chronographs is truly compelling. Supplanting the reference 5170, the new 5172 is introduced in white gold (at any rate for the time being) and stands apart with its 41mm case including a sapphire box precious stone, triple-ventured carries and guilloché siphon style pushers. The blue dial with tachymeter scale is combined with needle style hands and a coordinating leather lash for an easygoing, somewhat vintage look. Inside is the notable hand-wound type CH 29-535 with section wheel, flat grip and momentary hopping minutes – and its typical sublime decoration.
Quick facts: 41mm white gold case – water-impervious to 30m – hand-wound type CH 29-535 with hours, minutes, little seconds, chronograph with immediate minutes-calfskin leather lash with collapsing fasten – CHF 65,000. For more data, visit www.patek.com
Zenith El Primero A386 Revival Gold Editions
One of the most notable chronograph developments just turned 50. To celebrate this commemoration, Zenith initially delivered a bunch of three watches that incorporated a dependable redo of the 1969 reference A386, however in a restricted version of only 50 units. At Baselworld 2019, Zenith introduced three new restricted versions of the A386 recovery in three distinctive gold cases (50 pieces dressed in white, yellow and pink gold). This 1:1 re-release of the A386 holds the 38mm measurement of the first, an indistinguishably formed case and stands apart with signature tri-shading sub-dials/counters. Unfortunately, no steel model is normal for the occasion, yet these three forms truly are desirable.
Quick facts: 38mm white, yellow or pink gold case – water-impervious to 100m – programmed type El Primero 400 with hours, minutes, little seconds, chronograph and date-gator leather lash and gold pin clasp – CHF 19,900 – three restricted version of 50 pieces. For more data, visit www.zenith-watches.com