An excellent timepiece is the ultimate statement of luxury for many reasons. Meticulous craftsmanship, beautiful design, and high-quality materials are just the bare minimum requirements for anyone to be an entrant in the saturated market of luxury timepieces. The chronograph defines itself as one of the earliest tools in automotive racing, giving drivers the ability to track lap times during iconic endurance races like The 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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With a watch world full of collectors and enthusiasts that also enjoy the aspects of anything automotive, luxury chronographs take part in one of the most popular sectors of the market. In this special, we compile a list of some of the best luxury chronograph watches made by industry-leaders. Shop any of the timepieces featured in this special by clicking the links below. Check back into duPont REGISTRY for more upcoming luxury watch news and releases.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-Winding Chronograph
This 41 mm Chronograph, which benefits from the new Royal Oak design evolution, marries stainless steel with a khaki “Grande Tapisserie” dial. The “50-years” oscillating weight can be admired through the sapphire caseback.
Retail Price: $33,800
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46
Breitling’s iconic pilot’s chronograph for the journey ahead. In 1952, Willy Breitling developed a wrist-worn chronograph with a circular slide rule that would allow pilots to perform all necessary flight calculations.
Retail Price: $9,200
Hublot Big Bang UNICO White Ceramic
The Hublot Big Bang UNICO features a sleek white ceramic construction, an ultra=tough and almost entirely scratch-proof material with a base of zirconium sintered at very high temperatures. Hublot’s famous UNICO 2 movement includes a new redesign that supplies the watch with an impressive 72-hour power reserve.
Retail Price: $22,000
IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Chronograph
The harmoniously designed chronograph with its peripheral precision scale and recessed totalizers has been the most coveted member of the Portugieser family since 1998.The Portugieser Chronograph is one of IWC Schaffhausen’s most iconic models. With its compact diameter of 41 millimetres, it fits almost any wrist.
Retail Price: $8,700
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
The Speedmaster Moonwatch is one of the world’s most iconic timepieces. Having been a part of all six moon landings, the legendary chronograph is an impressive representation of the brand’s pioneering spirit. Inspired by the 4th generation Speedmaster, this 42 mm Moonwatch with case and bracelet in 18K Moonshine™ Gold, has a sun-brushed green PVD “step” dial and “Moonwatch” style hands.
Retail Price: $34,800
Patek Philippe 5740/1G Nautilus
The first Grand Complication in the Nautilus collection, the Reference 5740/1 Nautilus perpetual calendar, offers a distinctive blend of sports appeal and technical sophistication. Thanks to the famous ultra-thin self-winding caliber 240 Q movement, the case (water resistant to 60 m) is remarkably svelte, making this watch Patek Philippe’s thinnest perpetual calendar.
Retail Price: $120,000
Richard Mille RM 65-01 Chronograph
The RM 65-01 is Richard Mille’s interpretation of a highly complex motorsport inspired chronograph. It fully embodies our technical approach thanks to the combination of several additional functions, a very specific architecture and aesthetics of the highest order.
This chronograph was designed to be the ultimate timing tool for endurance racing drivers. More than 50 years after its creation, the Cosmograph Daytona remains in a class of its own among sport chronographs and continues to transcend time. The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is designed for those with a passion for driving and speed.
Retail Price: $34,850
TAG Heuer Monaco
The relationship between TAG Heuer and Gulf results in a bold, defiant dial. The blue brushed finish highlighted with the iconic stripes and colors, as well as printed TAG Heuer and Gulf logos. An exclusive offering in an inspiring partnership.
Retail Price: $7,050
Zenith DEFY El Primero 21
This exceptional 950/1000 platinum watch contains two high-quality complications: a column-wheel chronograph and a perpetual calendar requiring no adjustment until 2100. The perpetual calendar displays a moon phase with a starry sky in 950/1000 platinum and two three-dimensional moons. What’s more, the tachymeter scale painted on the dial makes it possible to determine an average speed thanks to the central hand of the chronograph.
Retail Price: $14,000