What is a Chronograph
A chronograph is a complex mechanism, whether mechanical or electronic, consisting of various components that work together to record the measurement of a specific period of time, capturing the result on a screen through indicators that are different from them. recording the normal time.
The chronograph system may be mounted on a simple or automatic tuning mechanical or electronic (quartz) mechanism, whether or not certified as a "timer", to receive power to operate. Otherwise, it has its own (autonomous) energy system.
The chronograph can start, stop and return to its original position - "zero position" with successive pressure of special components (buttons) that are attached to the case of the mechanism. It counts specific time periods - intervals in seconds, minutes, hours and even tenths of a second. Also through this system, it is possible to perform fast speed or distance calculations.