speed di­als

Esquire (Philippines) - - STYLE GOLDEN HOUR -

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 Driver Chrono­scope by Jung­hans; jung­han­swatch­esusa.net

02. Steel Drive de Cartier by Cartier; cartier.com

03. Rose-gold Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edi­tion by Chopard; chopard.com/us

04. Steel Capeland Shelby Co­bra chrono­graph by Baume & Mercier; baume-et-mercier.com

For­mula 1 World Cham­pion James Hunt wear­ing the Heuer Car­rera 2447 NST

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