Top Stopper By A. Lange & Söhne, Omega, Rolex & Co.
To be a watchmaker is now a statistic symbol. Marks that develop and manufacture their own watch movements stand out clearly, and this quality feature is often decisive when buying a watch. At the same time, the development of a dedicated chronograph caliber for many brands is at the top of their product strategy. If you are looking for the best short-time knives with completely self-constructed works.
# 1 Of The Best Manufakturronographs: Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Chronograph
The diving watch Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Chronograph by Omega is one of the most modern, robust and most everyday chronographs on the market. The stainless steel, titanium or gold housing holds up to 60 bar water depth and the front is protected from scratches thanks to ceramic bezel. From below, one can look into the state-of-the-art, magnetic field-protected manufactory: The visible floor is possible because the use of completely magnetic parts makes a soft-iron interior housing unnecessary.
Case: stainless steel, ceramic bezel, 45.5 mm Movement: Manufaktur caliber 9900, automatic, Chronometer Price: 7,300 Euros
# 2 Of The Best Manufactronronographs: A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Auf / Ab
No other chronograph is so beautiful, elegant and functional at the same time: the many indications of the Datograph Auf / Ab by A. Lange & Söhne – time, stop time, grand date, gear reserve display and tachymeter scale – are particularly balanced over the dial.From behind the viewer sees a beautiful clockwork with all Glashütter quality features.Advantages that are not immediately apparent are the flyback function as well as the high gear autonomy of 60 hours.
Housing: platinum, 41 mm | Clockwork: Manufaktur caliber L.951.1, manual lift Price: 81,800 euros
# 3 Of The Best Manufakturronographs: Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium
The Flyback function, which makes the Chronograph Big Bang Unico Titanium fromHublot instantly stop, reset and restart, is only one advantage of the Big Bang. In addition, there is a three-day gait, a water-tightness of up to ten bar and a quick-change system.Hublot’s bestseller, however, is its technical-modern look with its multi-part casing, perforated dial and grooved rubber strap.
Housing: Titanium, 45 mm Movement: Manufaktur caliber HUB1242 Unico, automatic | Price: 18,600 euros
# 4 Of The Best Manufakturronographs: Breitling Navitimer GMT Aurora Blue
The sign of the now 65-year-old Breitling Navitimer is the display slide bezel: With it, flight-relevant data such as the fuel consumption can be determined by means of a three-set.From a watchmaking point of view, the chronograph icon has been shining for a number of years with a manufactory which, in addition to high-quality ratchet wheel control and a modern vertical clutch, also offers an increased gear autonomy of 70 hours. Not only fashionable a further development is the blue model Navitimer GMT Aurora Blue with second time zone.
Housing: stainless steel, 48 mm Movement: Manufaktur caliber B04, automatic, Chronometer | Price: 8.4300 Euro
# 5 Of The Best Manufakturronographs: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
The world’s most sought-after luxury chronograph was reworked in 2016 for the first time in a long time: the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona. In addition to changes in detail on the dial, a ceramic bezel was added as the most important improvement. The formerly sensitive Tempometer scale, which belongs to this racing sports chronograph like the engine to the car, is protected from scratches in the future. Beneath the hood, the well-known manufactory caliber hummers with three days of gait and the distinctive parachrome-blue spiral, which defies magnetic fields and bumps.
Case: stainless steel, ceramic bezel, 40 mm Movement: Manufaktur caliber 4130, automatic, Chronometer | Price: 11,300 euros
# 6 Of The Best Manufakturronographs: Patek Philippe Reference 5170R
With the CH 29-535 PS hand-held caliper, Patek Philippe completed an important gap in the portfolio in 2009: it is the first own series chronograph movement without any additional features. The corresponding Herrenronronograph reference 5170 appeared in 2010 in yellow gold, later in white gold and finally in rose gold with silver-colored or black dial. The dark model is the most noticeable version and gives the attractive Basischronograph a new, sporty touch.
Case: rose gold, 39.4 mm | Clockwork: Manufaktur caliber CH 29-535 PS, hand wheel | Price: 72.947 Euro
# 7 Of The Best Manufakturronographs: Zenith El Primero 36,000 Vph Classic Cars
The three different colored auxiliary dials are a recognition mark of Zenith’s legendary fast-paced chronographs , whose tweeter frequency allows tenth-second measurements.Legendary is also the caliber El Primero: presented in January 1969 as the world’s first automatic chronograph presented to the public, the functional and optically attractive gear wheel caliber never had to be fundamentally revised. Also the El Primero 36’000 VpH Classic Cars is the permanent burner installed.