Watch tachymeter, how does it work?

Tachymètre de montre, comment fonctionne-t-il ?

In watchmaking, on finds theTachometer on models of chronograph watches. This instrument corresponds to the graduated dial and can also be displayed on the dial screen of some digital watches. But what's the watch tachometer for? How does it work? We will answer all your questions through this article.

  1. Watch tachymeter: definition
  2. Watch tachymeter: working

  3. Watch tachymeter: the different types


1. Watch tachymeter: definition

Does the term tachymeter seem abstract? Let's start by defining it.
is a tool that measures the speed at which an object or person in motion moves.A tachymeter is an instrument that calculates the average speed over a given distance.This instrument generally measures the speed in kilometres per hour andworks most often with the seconds hand.In the world of watchmaking we can find this concept onchronograph watches

2. Watch tachymeter: operation

How do I operate a tachometer watch?  To measure speed with a tachometer, you need to start the chronograph at a certain distance marker (for example, a road terminal). At the next distance marker, the point indicated by the seconds hand on the tachometer corresponds to the average speed between the two markers.

3. Watch tachymeter: the different types

A tachymeter consists of different scales of measurements: Specified scale, unspecified or at two scales.
  • With aspecified scale, it indicates your speed in kilometers per hour on a graduation of 1000 meters. This is the case on our Horizon tachymeter watch.
  • When you have a tachometer watch with an unspecified scale, it simply means that you have to base yourself on a scale of 1000 meters.
  • Two levels of scale means several graduations on your watch, the first is also based on 1000 meters unlike the second which is based on 100 meters.

Are you looking for a watch with a tachometer? Check out our men's watch Horizon Blue - Tachymeter.

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