Panerai Luminor 1950 Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica 44 mm PAM00725

Top five regatta chronograph watches

Regatta chronographs are relatively rare, but this year there are a few new watches designed specifically to provide the countdown function. Panerai has committed considerable resources to the 2017 America’s Cup, with partnership deals with the defending Team Oracle USA and to the Softbank Team Japan. Bremont was partner to Team Oracle for the World…

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox Boutique Edition, photo Johann Sauty

Top 5 alarm watches

The alarm could possibly be the oldest watch complication. Some of the earliest clocks used in monasteries didn’t have hands at all, but just a striking mechanism to mark the time for prayers. Today, it is one of the loneliest watch categories. If you’re interested in an alarm watch, you have a limited choice. The…

Seiko Presage Chronograph SRQ019J1

Top five vertical clutch chronographs 2016

Chronographs with column wheel and vertical clutch have some significant benefits with respect to those with horizontal clutch or with cam chronograph movements. There is virtually no extra energy absorption when the chronoograph is running, and in some vertical clutch chronographs, the balance wheel amplitude actually increases slightly. You can leave the chronograph running all…

Top five pulsometer chronographs

Pulsometer chronograph watches (sometimes they are called pulsimeter chronographs) were once more common than they are today. They were used by doctors for taking a patient’s pulse. A pulsometer chronograph is a normal chronograph with an extra scale around the edge of the dial: all you do is start the chronograph, count 30 pulse beats,…