These are the best of the best chronographs of the year 2016. Discover my very personal ranking and let me know what YOU think …
What you see is a ranking of my five favorite chronographs of the year 2016. They were presented this year either at the SIHH in January in Geneva or later in Basel during Baselworld 2016.
Since so many chronographs were presented this year it was not easy to find the top 5. But after thinking a while these were the ones that matched the criteria to now be listed here.
You will find all technical information, the prices and other interesting stories of the five chronographs on the blog. Please use the search-function and find out more …
1. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
The Rolex Daytona in steel was and is THE icon of cool. THE Chronograph everyone wants to have and wear. With the most recent facelift the myth is more alive than ever!
BRAVO! Well done Rolex!
2. Zenith Cronometro CP2
With this replica of a chronograph of the 1960s Zenith has shown that the brand has a lot of potential, much more potential than many think. We will see many more cool Zenith chronographs very soon. In 2016 the Cronometro CP2 is one of my favorites. The watch is limited to 1000 pieces.
BRAVO! Well done Zenith
3. Omega Speedmaster CK2998
The Speedmaster generation “CK2998” was first presented in 1957. The Speedmaster CK2998 was the first Omega in space, on the wrist of Wally Schirra during the Sigma 7 mission in October 1962. Today this Speedmaster is one of the most sought-after chronographs. The 2016-tribute will be produced 2998 times. For me it is a fascinating chronograph that stands out of the Speedmaster collection.
BRAVO! Well done Omega!
4. TAG Heuer Monza Calibre 17 Limited Edition
40 years ago, in 1976 Jack Heuer designed the Monza chronograph. The cushion-design is based on a design of a chronograph from 1925. The 2016 edition is clearly a new interpretation, but still uses design-codes of the original Monza. I like the Monza, it is a cool timepiece that stands out.
BRAVO! Well done TAG Heuer!
5. Breitling Navitimer 01 Limited Edition
Guys I have no idea how many times Breitling already presented a variation of the legendary Navitimer chronograph. This one is a very, very beautiful re-edition of a watch that has definitely written Swiss Watch History.
BRAVO! Well done Breitling!