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What is the difference between a Chronograph and a Chronometer?

  • A chronograph is basically a watch with a stopwatch mechanism which times hours, minutes and seconds and normally has two push buttons on the right hand side of the watch, the top button to start and stop the mechanism, the bottom to flyback the mechanism to zero.
  • A chronometer is a coveted certification given only to mechanical and not quartz movements. In Switzerland this is awarded by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) and is given to movements that pass particularly stringent tests. The timekeeping capabilities of these movements are accurate to approximately +7 secs/-2 secs per day.

All our watches include a 2 year Austin Kaye guarantee