The Country Music Marathon and the Top 5 Chronographs

Apr 01, 2011

It’s day two of the Nashville Watch Fair and we’re still going strong! If you’re trying to drive anywhere downtown today you’ll notice we’re not the only event running today. This morning Nashville’s Country Music Marathon is also going on today and in honor of the event, we’ve compiled a list of our top five chronographs.

If you’re not familiar with chronograph complications, chronograph watches are timepieces that have a stopwatch function and a time function that operate independently of each other. A chronograph watch is most recognizable by its three sub-dials on the watch face, one for hours, minutes, and seconds. So if you want a watch to show your race time down to the second, a chronograph is a way to go.

Top Five Chronograph Watches
1. IWC Pilot Classic Chronograph Watch IW371704

IWC never fails to be a timelessly classic-looking watch. This chronograph in particular has an undeniable high-quality look without being obvious about it. The IWC Classic Pilot Chronograph has a hefty 42mm stainless steel case that contains an in-house mechanical movement. The dial is black with white, propeller-like hands, day and date display, and the three chronograph sub-dials are oriented to the left. This watch has a 44-hour power reserve and the chronograph function is capable of timing for up to twelve hours.

2. Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Watch Q1758121

The Master Compressor also boasts of a robust 41.5mm stainless steel case. However, because this chronograph has such a balanced design between the lugs and the bracelet, it doesn’t look overpowering when worn. The case holds an automatic winding movement with a tachymeter function on the interior of the bezel. For those of you who want to keep track of your average speed as well as your overall time, a tachymeter will allow you to calculate the speed based on your travel time. The matte black dial contrasts nicely with the stark white and red accents.

3. Breitling B01 Chronomat Watch CB011012/B957

The Breitling B01 Chronomat is nothing short of regal. This chronograph is for the person who wants a watch with stopwatch accuracy, but still wants that watch to look elegant enough for a night on the town. This watch has a beautiful yellow gold and stainless steel two-tone design with a two-tiered black dial. The case is 43.5mm and packs a punch with Breitling’s precision, COSC certified, B01 in-house movement that has a 70 hour power reserve.

Hublot Big Bang Bode Bang Chronograph Watch 301.CI.2010.RX.BDM09

You can’t go wrong with Hublot’s iconic Big Bang watch series. This is a clean, sportier looking chronograph with a unique 44.5mm black ceramic case design held together with H-screws. The nice thing about this watch is that it is a chronograph, but that’s not the first feature of the watch that you notice. The case tapers into a textured black rubber strap that can withstand all kinds of abrasions, corrosion, sweat, and other abuses. This is a wonderfully contemporary watch that will go everywhere you do.

IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Watch IW390204

IWC released these watches with a nod in the design direction of the Yacht Club automatics from the 1960s. This chronograph has a flyback function, which means it takes only one button to start the stopwatch capabilities instead of two or three. The nautically inspired watch has a 45.5mm stainless steel case holding an in-house self-winding mechanical movement. The dial black with elegant silver Arabic numerals and it has an additional flange with quarter-second calibration for recording short periods of time and an analog display for longer periods. The Yacht Club also has a uniquely textured black rubber strap.

King Jewelers is proud to be an authorized retailer for IWC, Hublot, Breitling and Jaeger-LeCoutlre. For more information regarding these brands, please visit,,, and For more information concerning pricing and availability of these watches, please visit or email us at

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