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angelus


audemars


breitling



bvlgari

The BVL318 is the world’s thinnest chronograph (and automatic chronograph) at just 3.30mm thick. To achieve such thinness, the movement is wound by a peripheral rotor while the large diameter has allowed all functions to be arranged horizontally.


cartier

Introduced in 2013, twin-barrel movement, 26.8mm – column wheel and vertical clutch – 35 jewels – 28,800 vibrations per hour – 48h power reserve


chopard

Introduced in 2012.


excelsior_park


fc


glasshutte


gp

Introduced in 2013; hand-wound chronograph – 25.6mm – column wheel and horizontal clutch – 31 jewels – 28,800 vibrations per hour – 58h power reserve


iwc


hublot

Introduced in 2009


jlc

Introduced in 2004.


landeron


lange

1999; Flyback mechanism, precisely jumping minutes and an outsized date.


lemania

1884: Alfred Lugrin, self-taught watchmaker, moved to Le Sentier with four people to assemble chronographs on movements in the form of blanks from the Hahn house in Landeron.

1890: Construction of a Lugrin factory in L'Orient, where various operations were carried out, such as pointing, drilling, tapping, milling, contouring and finally assembly.

1895: Alfred Lugrin was commissioned by a house in Besançon to manufacture a chronograph-counter of his invention.

1900: The company manufactures complete watches.

1906: The Lémania brand is registered.

1908: Opening of reassembly workshops and a sales office in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

1912: Marius Meylan was hired and modernized the company.

1915: Appearance of the first wrist chronographs for a GP contract to the Italian Navy.

1917: Marius Meylan, married the daughter of Alfred Lugrin.

1920: Death of Alfred Lugrin, Marius Meylan takes over the reins.

1932: Lémania Lugrin S.A à L'Orient joined the Société Suisse pour l'Industrie Horlogère S.A (SSIH), then headquartered in Geneva. This company grouped the Brands Omega, Louis Brandt & Frères S.A de Bienne and Charles Tissot & Fils S.A du Locle.

1942: Appearance of the famous 27 CH caliber, which at Omega becomes the 321, the Speedmaster model.

1949 and 1956: Expansion of the premises.

1980: Following the difficulties it encountered, the SSIH decided to close the Lémania factory.

1981: The company, in the hands of a private group of shareholders, resumed its activities under the new corporate name: Manufacture d'Horlogerie Nouvelle Lémania SA.

The manufacture at the time was the first manufacturer of mechanical chronographs. But it also dealt with complicated mechanical and electronic watches, perpetual calendars, minute repeaters, tourbillons, extra-thin calibers, mechanical time counters for sport and industry.

1982: La Nouvelle Lémania, takes over Heuer-Léonidas.

1985: The company TAG (Technique d'Avant Garde), an important holding company based in Jersey, founded in Luxembourg in 1977 by the Saudi-Syrian businessman Akram Ojjeh, buys the two factories to create Tag Heuer.

1992: The Investcorp group (Persian golf), owner of Breguet, buys the Nouvelle Lémania.

1999: The Swatch Group takes over Breguet and Lémania.


longines

Longines produced their first chronograph in 1878, and their caliber 19CH served as timer to the first modern Olympics held in Athens in 1896. Their first wristwatch chronograph was the Caliber 13.33Z, circa 1910, and in 1936 Longines introduced the first wristwatch flyback chronograph, the extraordinary Caliber 13ZN.


minerva


movado


omega


panerai

Introduced in 2008



patek


piaget

Introduced in 2007.


pierce


rolex

Rolex has made one chronograph movement, the 4130 made in 2000.


seagull

Chinese copy of a Venus 175.


seiko


tag


un

In 2012, Ulysse Nardin bought the Ebel 137 Chronograph. It was renamed UN-150 and reworked in-house with several updates including a silicon hairspring.


universal

Founded in 1894 in Le Locle, Switzerland as Universal Watch; by 1919, moved most of its operations to Geneva, completing the transition to Universal Geneve.


vacheron




zenith

Founded in 1865 in Le Locle by Georges Favre-Jacot. In 1962, Zenith began developing the idea of creating the first automatic chronograph in watchmaking history with the ambition to launch it in 1965, on occasion of the centenary of the Manufactury.