The much-coveted chronograph takes gentleman jocks from the weekend to the workplace.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: 1. The Louis Vuitton Tambour Blue Chronograph ($7,100) features a 44mm stainless steel case and a blue dial with Clous-de-Paris black counters. The Swiss-made watch houses an ETA mechanical movement that offers date and chronograph functions. 2. This Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chrono ($1,795) is a 42mm stainless steel watch with automatic H21 movement and 60 hours of power reserve. 3. This Baume & Mercier Capeland watch ($4,350) comes with an automatic movement that features a tachymeter, telemeter, and date functions. It has a sun satin–finished blue dial and a black-brown alligator strap with ecru stitching. 4. From TAG Heuer, this Carrera 1887 Chronograph ($5,400) is a limited-edition piece with a navy dial and steel case. It houses the in-house-made 1887 mechanical movement.
The world’s finest timepiece makers are taking chronographs—watches that track intervals of time—upmarket. No longer are chronographs just for sports; they have become so sophisticated in styling and offer so many features that they are proving to be great business partners, too. With hues of blue being a predominant summer theme, a chronograph in azure or navy makes a power statement on the court, course, or in the conference room.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: 1. The Harry Winston Ocean Sport Chronograph ($27,200) is crafted out of the alloy Zalium. This 44mm rubber-strapped watch houses a mechanical movement and features a striking blue dial. 2. This Zenith Captain Winsor Annual Calendar watch ($10,700) is crafted in steel with a black and blue guilloche dial. It houses the El Primero 4054 automatic caliber with column-wheel chronograph, developed and manufactured in-house. 3. From IWC, this Portuguese Chronograph Classic Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” watch ($10,800) houses a mechanical chronograph movement with 68 hours of power reserve. Just 1,000 pieces will be made, with proceeds benefiting more than 100 Laureus projects globally. 4. This Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue watch ($4,425) is crafted in steel and features a bidirectional rotating bezel for second time-zone display. The watch houses a self-winding mechanical movement, Tudor Calibre 2892, with chronograph function. Water-resistant to 150 meters. 5. Men’s silk pocket squares in the season’s latest prints, courtesy of Hermès (prices upon request).