Bold. Sporty. Functional. A modern chronograph today comes in different styles and sizes offering a robust mechanism that makes them highly functional timepieces to measure time with precision.
The chronograph as a mechanism finds its roots in the 19thcentury when French watchmaker Louis Moinet invented the first modern chronograph, which could measure 1/60th of a second, in the early 1800s.
Chronograph watches are a great way to measure short intervals of time among several other functions like tachymeter scale or split seconds mechanism. But today, chronograph watches are becoming more than just functional timepieces. Contemporary chronographs are now offered in splendid designs that comfortably blend in with your casual look.
If you are looking for a timepiece that is casual or sporty, or both, then we have got you covered with our list of some of the best chronograph watches that you can buy under Rs 35,000.
Casio Edifice EQW-A1110D-1ADR
Housed in a big 47mm steel case, the Casio Edifice EQW-A1110D-1ADR is a smart-looking chronograph watch that is driven by a quartz movement. Its grey dial with hints of black, white, and red offers an interesting watch face to look at. The solar-powered timepiece further features silver-toned index markers and hour hands.
At 12 o’clock appears a 24 hours display counter and at 3 o’clock is the date display window. The quartz chronograph offers a 1/20th of a second recorder along with a lap memory of 10. The steel bracelet becomes one with its case that is water resistant up to 100 metres.
Price: Rs 31,500 (approximately)
Where to buy: Visit Casio India’s store locator here to buy
Luminox Sea XS.3581.BO
This professional diving tool is a quartz chronograph that sits inside a 45mm carbon case Luminox calls CARBONOX™. Deep diving with this timepiece inspires great confidence given its superb readability courtesy its ALWAYS VISIBLE function that is powered by Luminox Light Technology (LLT) – a self-powered illumination system to beat the dark of the deep seas.
Its dial in black blends in with its black case that comes fitted with a black rubber strap – a combination that gives it a rugged look. The chronograph features a unidirectional rotating bezel and its case also offers a water resistance of up to 200 metres.
Price: Rs 30,500 (approx.)
Where to buy: Visit Ethos to buy
Tissot T125.617.36.051.01 Supersport Chrono
Hailing from Tissot’s Supersport Chrono collection, this chronograph comes housed in a round 45.5mm stainless steel case with black PVD coating. Its black dial goes well with the overall dark look of the watch.
The chronograph, driven by a quartz movement, features a 30 minutes and 1/10th of a second counters, add and split functions, a central 60 seconds chronograph hand, and a battery end-of-life indicator. The watch is offered on a beige leather and synthetic strap and its case offers a water resistance of up to 100 metres.
Price: Rs 31,500 (approx.)
Where to buy: Visit TataCliq Shop to buy
Citizen BL8140-80E Eco-Drive
The Citizen BL8140-80E Eco-Drive scores great in the looks department with its black and silver design aesthetic. Housed in a 41.4mm stainless steel case, the chronograph is driven by E870 Eco-Drive movement which, once charged, keeps ticking for around seven months.
The chronograph comes paired with a stainless steel bracelet with fold over clasp with hidden double push button. The stainless steel case with a sapphire glass offers a water resistance of up to 100 metres.
Price: Rs 32,000 (approx.)
Where to buy: Visit Citizen Watches store to buy
Victorinox VI24890 Fieldforce
Member of the Fieldforce family of watches by Victorinox, the VI24890 Fieldforce finds its home in a 42mm stainless steel case that offers a water resistance of around 100 metres.
Its black dial features three hands, numeral hour markings at five minutes intervals, a date display window, three subdials, and a tachymeter scale. The watch’s steel grey tone looks sporty with its black dial. The chronograph is water resistant up to 100 metres and is offered on a grey steel bracelet.
Price: Rs 33,700 (approx.)
Where to buy: Visit TataCliq Shop to buy