It’s rare you’ll find a car nut who isn’t also into mechanical watches. The common ground found in gears and power transfer may explain that joint obsession. Of all watch movements, the chronograph—with its subdials and stopstart functionality—is most closely identified with speed. So when Heuer (as TAG Heuer was once known) introduced the Mikrograph, a 1916 stopwatch capable of recording to a 100th of a second, it established the brand’s reputation for sports timekeeping. But just as cars aren’t solely about transportation, watches aren’t solely about punctuality. With both machines, style matters— and the best chronographs convey maximal information with minimal visual clutter.
05. Steel Carrera Automatic Tachymeter chronograph by TAG Heuer; tagheuer.com 06. Gold Historiques American 1921 by Vacheron Constantin; vacheron-constantin.com 07. Bronze 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter by Montblanc; montblanc.com 01. Steel Meister...
Formula 1 World Champion James Hunt wearing the Heuer Carrera 2447 NST