5 Iconic Chronograph Watches You Can Still Buy Today [SLIDESHOW]

These venerable chronographs made their mark on watchmaking history—and can still be yours today…

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In the 1960s and 1970s, the golden age of the chronograph, the complication was found on only the most exceptional timepieces. Today, chronographs are ubiquitous—and rightly so. Aside from the date, a chronograph—translated literally as “time writer”—is considered the most useful feature on a watch because it allows wearers to measure elapsed time. Powered by movements featuring a coulisse lever or the more technically challenging column wheel, chronographs are universally beloved by pilots, racecar drivers, doctors—and more than a few backyard grillers. Here, RobbReport.com surveys five iconic chronograph watches still in production today, with a focus on the latest models to hit the market.