The measurement of time is a challenge, the man has always been investigated. Both scientific experiments and the high-performance sports require the technology from its highest. Chronographs are by no means only measuring instruments. From simple stopwatch, the chronograph has become a fashion object, which can be found in just about every fashion collection.
What is a chronograph?
Literally translated, the word means Chronograph “time writer”. With a chronograph is a clock, in which in addition to the actual movement, a stop mechanism installed. This mechanism is triggered by pressing a button and is on another dial (later there were up to three dials for hour, minute and second) to read. The related feature is the timing.
Characterized in that the separate stopwatch started, stopped, and can be put back, can be measured by time intervals up to one minute.
The special feature is that the mechanics of the stopwatch is running, regardless of the actual clock. Stop device and clock do not interfere.
During the first chronograph only had a crown to start and stop the timing function, which could later come up with two or three crowns, which were then covered with one of the named function.
Chronograph and Chronometer
The concept chronograph is nowadays very often the term chronometer confused. A chronometer is merely the name for a clock that is designed for their specific mileage verified and certified. Chronometers are tested under extreme conditions and have to have under such a high accuracy. The term chronometer is therefore an award certificate the watch manufacturers like their watches. Companies receive this item by having check their watches by independent institutes. In exams, the respective watches will be awarded as a chronometer.
The stop function of the chronograph was 19th with the time after the end of the first detectable copy Century continuously improved. Always at the beginning, only a time interval to be measured. However, they wanted to measure two times one after the other, lost the chronograph its value. One developed a chronograph whose additional stop function had two hands. This could simultaneously started and stopped independently.
The more modern the better!
Unlike many other areas around the clock, with the chronograph and generally for timing the guiding principle applies: the more modern the equipment is, the better it is. With advancing technology, it is the people always easier to measure time more accurately. Were you sooner or timed satisfied that had the precision of one second, it allows the current time measurement intervals in the range of a thousandth of a second (for example, in Formula 1) to measure.
Chronograph with digital
It can not be denied that the chronograph due to the new digital world moves more and more into the background. The new opportunities that bring digital watches with them, the functions of a chronograph set in the shade. Digital clocks allow unlike chronograph stop as many time intervals for the same start time, store and subsequently retrieve them.
Nevertheless, the chronograph is not disappear only because of its popularity as a regular wristwatch from the scene. Too much to watch manufacturer invest in new models and design studies of the Uhrtyps when the chronograph would eventually see more at no hand.