The Chronograph, explained by our talking complication

Hey there, I am a Chronograph, the smooth operator of watch complications. You’ve seen me on race tracks and podiums. From elite athletes to watch geeks, I’ve got all sorts of fans. I’ve been used to time record-breaking laps, from start to finish. I am well known for getting your adrenaline pumping. They should really make a film about my life in the fast lane.

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The Chronograph, explained by our watchmaker

It’s hard to find a watch enthusiast who doesn’t own, or yearn for, an elegant Chronograph. This complication has been an indispensable tool for aviators, racing teams and drivers, and other professionals who rely on accurate timekeeping for decades, allowing the wearer to measure short intervals with precision. When you activate the Chronograph via a pusher, usually found on the side of the watch case, the Chronograph seconds hand starts to move, measuring elapsed time. There are typically subdials on the watch face that measure minutes and hours elapsed. Another push on the same button will stop the Chronograph, allowing you to read the elapsed time. A second button (or sometimes the same button) will reset the Chronograph hands to zero. Inside the watch, a separate mechanism drives the Chronograph function, ensuring that the timekeeping part of the watch remains accurate and unaffected by the Chronograph operation. This intricate system of gears, levers, and wheels enables you to measure short intervals of time while the primary watch function continues to display the current time.

Our H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Flyback Chronograph, with its sleek design and impeccable mechanics, is a unique representation of this function, as is the Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Boutique Edition, a Flyback Chronograph which marries aesthetics with functionality.

We hope you’re enjoying this horological journey with our talking watches. Watch this space for more.