Melding sporty elements with everyday elegance, these chronographs are horological multitaskers for a multitude of occasions.
Keeps getting better
No matter how good you are, there is always room for improvement. This is demonstrated by the Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 42mm – one of the few timepieces worthy of its iconic status. Launched this year, one of the most important updates of the latest Moonwatch, shown here in steel, is its new movement. The Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861 boasts tested precision and resistance to extreme magnetic fields of up to 15,000 gauss.
Launched in 2010, the IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph clocks in with its third generation of pieces such as this 44mm steel model. Powered by the in-house calibre 89361, it features a 12-hour flyback chronograph that starts a new timing sequence immediately after being reset. With its 60m water resistance, this nautical sports watch is meant to stand up to splashes on deck in style.
Know your angles
The result of one of Hublot’s most successful partnerships, the Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski White Ceramic bears the sculptural facets that are the signature of French artist Richard Orlinski. Clad in a sporty 45mm case made of microblasted white ceramic, this timepiece is powered by the HUB1155 self-winding skeleton chronograph movement with a 42-hour power reserve.
Time to fly
A complex timepiece designed to meet the requirements of aircraft pilots, the RM 39-01 Automatic Winding Flyback Chronograph Aviation features a modern interpretation of the E6B circular slide rule from the 1930s. The feature allows for the reading and calculation of fuel consumption, flight times, and so on. The RM 39-01 comes in a large 50mm case that is kept from being too heavy by its titanium construction.
Inspired by the pioneering daring of famous aviators and explorers such as Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes, the Longines Spirit Chronograph is a 42mm model with features drawn from traditional pilot’s watches. Think an oversized crown, a large font, a distinct step around the crystal and large baton hands. Its movement, however, is absolutely modern – the L688.4 automatic movement is COSC-certified and features anti-magnetic silicon hairsprings.
Zenith’s major launch of the year hits the mark in all ways. The Chronomaster Sport takes its cues from selected classic Zenith chronograph models, and further stands out with its ability to clearly display chronograph readings that are accurate to 1/10 of a second. Housed in a 41mm steel case topped with a black ceramic bezel, this fast chronograph is equipped with the El Primero 3600 automatic calibre.
Full of drive
An unusually dressy Tag Heuer chronograph, the Carrera Sport Chronograph Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic marks the first time the brand is uniting a black ceramic bezel with rose gold-coloured lacquer. The crown and pushers are made from solid 18K rose gold. Powering this 44mm steel timepiece is the Calibre Heuer 02 automatic movement, which features a chronograph with a column wheel and vertical clutch.
With its slimness and fine finishes, Bvlgari’s Octo Finissimo collection has repeatedly proven that it is possible for a sporty watch to score high on sophistication. This year, it adds to its Octo Finissimo S sub-series, boasting up to 100m water resistance, with the Octo Finissimo S Chronograph GMT. It is a mere 8.75mm thick, thanks to the automatic in-house calibre BVL 318, an ultra-thin movement with a peripheral rotor.