Respecting The Inheritance Of History One-button Timing Opens A New Chapter

The popularity of chronographs began in the 1930s, but before the 1910s, the chronograph function had been copied to watches. The chronograph function is very common in pocket watches, but it does take a process to shrink to the watch. It is not just that the parts become smaller. This needs to be redesigned. The original chronographs were single-button timing, start, pause and return. All zeros are controlled by a lever. In order not to affect the aesthetics of the case, this lever control button is also integrated on the crown. Therefore, the single-button timing is a very representative design in the development of the chronograph, and it is also a microcosm of an era. In recent years, with the popularity of retro styles, the one-button chronograph has gradually re-glowed. People also love her. Top brands such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Athens and other brands are launching new one-button chronographs. Panerai, Ruibao, Bellex, Longines are also coming out.
Vacheron Constantin HARMONY 5300S / 000R-B055 watch

Watch series: Harmony series
Movement type: manual machinery
Case material: 18K rose gold
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Domestic public price: ¥ 513000
Watch details: 29-235 chronograph movement and some ‘painting style’, showing the beauty of the beautiful movement of the classic chronograph movement.
Breitling Transoceanic 1915 Chronograph Watch AB141112 / G799 / 154A

Watch Series: Transocean Series
Movement type: manual machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Official price: $ 9,275
Watch details:
Watch Series: Classic Reprint Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap Material: Leather
Domestic public price: ¥ 24900
Watch details: A08.L11) Automatic winding column wheel chronograph movement. This movement was released in 2012 and is currently one of the few single-button chronograph movements with automatic winding function.

Summary: The one-button chronograph watch in 2015 seems to have a booming trend. Several brands have launched this feature watch based on classics, including Montblanc’s 1815 series. In addition, single-button chronographs have also been pushed by brands including Plax, Ruibao and a few niche brands in recent years, showing the popularity of this feature. The reason is, on the one hand, it has historical significance, on the other hand, it has a high acceptance of classic retro design. Of course, the single-button chronographs of different brands have different values. There is actually no comparability between Vacheron Constantin, Breitling and Longines, so everyone only needs to know that the function is recovering.