Milestones in the history of the Chronograph
1816 – French horologist, sculptor and painter Louis Moinet unveils the very first chronograph, which was designed for working with astronomical equipment.
1913 – Longines introduces the first monopusher chronograph wristwatch powered by the brand’s 13.33Z caliber movement.
1967 – A new version of the Heuer Autavia became the first chronograph wristwatch featuring a rotating tachymeter bezel.
1969 – The first automatic chronograph (a joint venture of Heuer, Breitling, Buren and Dubois-Depraz) was released.