The chronograph is a man’s watch through and through. So it should go without saying that if you’re setting out to build your ultimate watch collection, you have to include the chronograph. There is no other wristwatch that balances aesthetics, technical prowess and utility as well as a good chronograph.
The word “chronograph” comes from the Greek language and literally means “time writer.” The chronograph was developed as early as the mid-1800s out of a need to time events lasting longer than one minute. In the early days, they existed in pocket watch form, but by the 1920s, wrist chronographs had become more common.
Watchbazar just got a copy of “Chronographs for Collectors” which is an original reference which traces the history of chronographs which have made their mark on the 20th century.The book gives the amateur a chance to discover all the richness and variety of collectible chronograph and to the expert collector it gives valuable advice that will refine their knowledge with lavishly illustrated 450 unpublished photographs, the watches are described in detail, compared and evaluated. Among the 30 Legendary chronographs covered in the book such as the Omega Speedmaster, Heuer Carrera, Rolex Daytona, Longines 13 ZN, Universal Tri-Compax, Breitling Navitimer, Zénith El Primero there are many expert opinions and detailed study by the authors.
Joël Pynson, a doctor of medicine and a ophthalmologist, is a specialist in chronograph history. He has written numerous articles on the subject in the specialist press and he is the author of the reference work Le Chronographe de poche Suisse, published by Editions Chronométrophilia. – Sébastien Chaulmontet, a doctor of law and lawyer, is today one of the most gifted creators of watch movements of his generation. He is also an expert collector.
Priced @ € 145 Watchbazar recommends this book for all watch enthusiasts.