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…


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.