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CHRONOGRAPH WATCH

HORIZON, THE CHRONOGRAPHIC WATCH FOR MEN BY CHARLIE PARIS

Designed and assembled in France, our "Horizon" men's chronograph watch has an ultra-resistant sapphire crystal, an interchangeable strap system, a 316L stainless steel case and is guaranteed for 2 years. This chronograph watch is 5ATM waterproof, is 40mm in diameter and is available with different dial colors: White, blue or blackThe men's watch chronographis an essential accessory, it not only asserts a look with style, but also adapts very easily to everyday situations, both in a formal setting and during a sporting weekend. In addition, with our interchangeable watch strap system, you can vary the pleasures and styles according to your desires, with a leather, nylon or Milanese mesh watch strap.

CHRONOGRAPH WATCH AND CHRONOMETER WATCH: ARE THEY THE SAME? 

A chronograph watch designates awatchwhich, in addition to the time display, has an independent timing mechanism. The term chronograph comes from the ancient Greek Kronos which means time, and Graphô which means to write. In fact, on the first chronographs, engaging the push button caused circular ink to be deposited on a sheet. The time that had elapsed was calculated using the length of the line deposited by the chronograph. On a chronograph watch, the timing mechanism is triggered using push-pieces in general and makes it possible to measure the time elapsed between the triggering and stopping of the chronometer. The reset is done from another pusher. If the first chronograph watches have existed since the beginning of the 19th century, it was not until 1934 that the reset pusher existed. This “stopwatch” function grafted onto a watch is called a complication. In the watchmaking industry, a complication refers to any additional functions added to a watch which allow the display of indications other than the time. The chronograph, along with the date display, is one of the most common horological complications on a watch. The chronograph watch is not to be confused with the chronometer watch. In fact, for a watch to be called a chronometer watch, its function must be extremely precise. The chronometer function is certified by an organization called the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Control). For a chronometer watch to be approved by the COSC, it must pass 7 tests at different ambient temperatures ranging from 8 to 38 degrees.

THE INVENTOR OF THE CHRONOGRAPH WATCH, A FRENCH WATCHMAKER

Considered as one of the classic models of watchmaking, the chronograph watch has fascinated for generations thanks to its mechanism and its operation. Despite a touch of mystery about its true origins, the model can be proud of having been designed by a Parisian watchmaker. We cannot talk about the chronograph watch without mentioning a few names that have written its history in the French capital. Indeed, several men are supposed to have been the precursors of the mechanism in Paris. Louis Moinet, originally from Bourges who settled in Paris during his life, is recognized as being the first to invent the principle of the Chronograph under the name of "Compteur de Tierces" in 1816. It was only six years more later that the word "Chronograph" is used and patented for the first time by Nicolas-Matthieu Rieussec. Parisian by origin and Watchmaker to King Louis XVIII, he is considered today as the inventor of the model due to his revolutionary system. The latter allowed a dot of ink to be deposited on the dial by pressing the pusher. It was then possible to calculate the elapsed time thanks to the task. The invention of the Chronograph watch therefore has French origins. Other connoisseurs of watchmaking evoke the name of Abraham-Louis Breguet. In 1801, this famous Swiss watchmaker based in Paris created the "tourbillon", a horological complication at the base of the chronograph mechanism and which improves the precision of a mechanical watch. Different men and a common city allowed the birth and the development of one of the most appreciated models of world watchmaking which took its origins in Paris. The Chronograph watch is therefore originally aMade in France watch.

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