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WITH ORIGINS ROOTED IN SEA NAVIGATION, THE CHRONOMETER REMAINS THE ULTIMATE PRECISION TIMEKEEPING TOOL

The history of the Chronometer dates back to the 18th century, when English clock-maker, John Harrison set out to design a highly-precise clock that would help sailors chart sea navigation more accurately. The result of his efforts was the marine Chronometer which was introduced in 1730 and immediately became the standard bearer of precision timekeeping, and a vital tool for sailors the world over.

Since then, the Chronometer has become an essential timekeeping instrument that has been immensely useful to marine and air navigation. Today it still retains its position as the most accurate timekeeping tool in the world of horology and it remains a highly-sought timepiece after by purists as well as perfectionists for its form as well as function. If you’re on the lookout for a perfect timekeeper, these recent examples will more than do the trick.

WITH ORIGINS ROOTED IN SEA NAVIGATION, THE CHRONOMETER REMAINS THE ULTIMATE PRECISION TIMEKEEPING TOOL

The history of the Chronometer dates back to the 18th century, when English clock-maker, John Harrison set out to design a highly-precise clock that would help sailors chart sea navigation more accurately. The result of his efforts was the marine Chronometer which was introduced in 1730 and immediately became the standard bearer of precision timekeeping, and a vital tool for sailors the world over.

Since then, the Chronometer has become an essential timekeeping instrument that has been immensely useful to marine and air navigation. Today it still retains its position as the most accurate timekeeping tool in the world of horology and it remains a highly-sought timepiece after by purists as well as perfectionists for its form as well as function. If you’re on the lookout for a perfect timekeeper, these recent examples will more than do the trick.

Tissot Ballade Powermatic 80

A COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres)-certified Chronometer won’t necessarily break the bank, especially if Tissot has anything to say about it. The Swiss watchmaker has delivered numerous affordable examples over the years like the Ballade Powermatic 80. The model is a value proposition in terms of Chronometers, offering an automatic ETA movement with a new silicon balance-spring, which reduces the possibility of magnetization whilst also extending the longevity of the movement. This further enhances the appeal of this striking 41mm stainless steel timepiece, which arrives with a ‘Clous de Paris’ bezel and a see-through caseback for owners to admire the automatic movement in its full glory.

Longines Record Collection

With its classic and timeless design coupled with its wide range of dial sizes and options, few timepieces have such a universal appeal like the Longines Record Collection. Released as part of the brand’s 185th year anniversary, each wristwatch in the collection sports a time-and-date function with three hands and a choice of 26, 30, 38.5 and 40mm stainless steel cases with an additional diamond-set steel case for the ladies’ range. Nevertheless it is the heart of this exquisite model that has drawn in the admiration. The automatic movement equipped with single-crystal silicon balance spring guarantees an extended life cycle and tip top accuracy for years to come.

The TAG Heuer Carrera ‘Tête de Vipère’ Chronograph Tourbillon Chronometer

With its 45mm blue ceramic case and black skeleton dial with rhodium-plated counters, the TAG Heuer Carrera ‘Tête de Vipère’ Chronograph Tourbillon Chronometer certainly looks and feels special. But its main appeal lies in its movement, which features two of traditional watchmaking – a tourbillon and a chronograph. Boasting precision and a high technical standard, the model is the first chronograph in the TAG Heuer family that bears the stamp of the “Tête de Vipère” (Viper Head) awarded by the Besançon Astronomical Observatory, which certifies the high metrological quality of a watch. Released as part of the Carrera’s 55th anniversary, TAG Heuer is limiting the run of this exquisite number to just 155 pieces.

Omega Seamaster 1948 Small Seconds

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Seamaster, Omega has released a couple of rare models that pay tribute to the original post-war classic timepiece. The appearance of the watch offers a throwback design with a 38mm steel case housing a domed silver dial with classic applied markers and a small seconds counter at 6 o’clock. Although it sports an old school design, what lies beneath is discerningly high-tech and modern, with an Omega automatic movement that is equipped with METAS (Federal Institute of Metrology)-certified calibers with co-axial escapements. The movement can be admired via the flat sapphire crystal caseback, which also sports laser engravings of Chris-Craft boat and Gloster Meteor aircraft.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer Great White

There are several models of the Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer but the Great White limited edition is arguably the most striking of the range. Limited to 300 pieces the timepiece arrives with a great white shark stamped on the case back and features an amazing colour contrast set by a sanded dial, which sports a power reserve at 12 o’clock and a date and small seconds at 6 o’clock, and white rubber strap with titanium accents and pin-buckle clasp. Inside the 44mm titanium case however is what makes the Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer extremely special.  Powering the timepiece is automatic UN-118 caliber featuring silicium technology with a 60-hour power reserve, which delivers perfect timing up to depths of 300m.

Tissot Ballade Powermatic 80

A COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres)-certified Chronometer won’t necessarily break the bank, especially if Tissot has anything to say about it. The Swiss watchmaker has delivered numerous affordable examples over the years like the Ballade Powermatic 80. The model is a value proposition in terms of Chronometers, offering an automatic ETA movement with a new silicon balance-spring, which reduces the possibility of magnetization whilst also extending the longevity of the movement. This further enhances the appeal of this striking 41mm stainless steel timepiece, which arrives with a ‘Clous de Paris’ bezel and a see-through caseback for owners to admire the automatic movement in its full glory.

Longines Record Collection

With its classic and timeless design coupled with its wide range of dial sizes and options, few timepieces have such a universal appeal like the Longines Record Collection. Released as part of the brand’s 185th year anniversary, each wristwatch in the collection sports a time-and-date function with three hands and a choice of 26, 30, 38.5 and 40mm stainless steel cases with an additional diamond-set steel case for the ladies’ range. Nevertheless it is the heart of this exquisite model that has drawn in the admiration. The automatic movement equipped with single-crystal silicon balance spring guarantees an extended life cycle and tip top accuracy for years to come.

The TAG Heuer Carrera ‘Tête de Vipère’ Chronograph Tourbillon Chronometer

With its 45mm blue ceramic case and black skeleton dial with rhodium-plated counters, the TAG Heuer Carrera ‘Tête de Vipère’ Chronograph Tourbillon Chronometer certainly looks and feels special. But its main appeal lies in its movement, which features two of traditional watchmaking – a tourbillon and a chronograph. Boasting precision and a high technical standard, the model is the first chronograph in the TAG Heuer family that bears the stamp of the “Tête de Vipère” (Viper Head) awarded by the Besançon Astronomical Observatory, which certifies the high metrological quality of a watch. Released as part of the Carrera’s 55th anniversary, TAG Heuer is limiting the run of this exquisite number to just 155 pieces.

Omega Seamaster 1948 Small Seconds

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Seamaster, Omega has released a couple of rare models that pay tribute to the original post-war classic timepiece. The appearance of the watch offers a throwback design with a 38mm steel case housing a domed silver dial with classic applied markers and a small seconds counter at 6 o’clock. Although it sports an old school design, what lies beneath is discerningly high-tech and modern, with an Omega automatic movement that is equipped with METAS (Federal Institute of Metrology)-certified calibers with co-axial escapements. The movement can be admired via the flat sapphire crystal caseback, which also sports laser engravings of Chris-Craft boat and Gloster Meteor aircraft.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer Great White

There are several models of the Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer but the Great White limited edition is arguably the most striking of the range. Limited to 300 pieces the timepiece arrives with a great white shark stamped on the case back and features an amazing colour contrast set by a sanded dial, which sports a power reserve at 12 o’clock and a date and small seconds at 6 o’clock, and white rubber strap with titanium accents and pin-buckle clasp. Inside the 44mm titanium case however is what makes the Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer extremely special.  Powering the timepiece is automatic UN-118 caliber featuring silicium technology with a 60-hour power reserve, which delivers perfect timing up to depths of 300m.