Chronograph Luxury Watches
A timepiece complication – any function that does more than telling the time. Generally speaking, the more complicated a watch, the more esteemed its maker. There are three categories which describe a complication: 1) Typical complications, Non-Timing Complications and also Grande Complications.
A chronograph complication describes the timing functions of a timepiece. Commonly, also known as a stopwatch. The watch allows the wearer to measure intervals of time without affecting the normal time function of the watch. As a matter of fact, the chronograph watches changed the world. Thus, it allowed an incredible accuracy in recording time – from 1/100 of a second up to 12 hours.
Also called the standard chronograph. Controlled by either one or two buttons (also referred to as “pushers”) that control its functions like start, stop and reset. Early chronographs featured only one button. But, most of today’s timepieces possess either one or two pushers. This complication becomes a very common and also desirable complication.
The flyback chronograph presents itself as a more advanced chronograph function. This function enables a rapid restarting of the timer function while the chronograph is running. When the chronograph button is pushed, the chronograph will stop, reset to zero and restart. This quick return feature is often required for the accuracy of the second section.
The word Rattrapante comes from a French word, better said from the verb “rattraper” meaning “split seconds”. Rattrapante describes an additional complication within a chronograph. This means that you are able to time two intervals at a time. of course, a distinctive feature seen on any rattrapante chronograph watch is the two sweeping seconds hands on its dial, stacked on top of each other until the split.