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Buyer's Guide Minimal Chronographs

Chronographs can get complicated sometimes – these are the opposite! Which minimalist chronograph watch do you like the best?⁠

The Breitling Premier B01 is a relatively large luxury chronograph that bears the name of the original Breitling Premier of the 1940s. Originally used as a professional aviation watch, the new editions today take on a cleaner look for everyday functionality. It features an in-house Caliber 01 movement, a large stainless steel case, and a retail price point of $8,400. ⁠

The IWC Portugieser is one of the most well-known watches from IWC. Originally created in 1939 for Portuguese merchants, today it’s a classic and functional chronometer that features a solid dial with Arabic numerals, leaf hands, an oversized case, a caliber 82200 movement, and an exhibition caseback. ⁠

The Junghans Chronoscope features a unique rounded pusher design, a minimalistic white dial, and caseback engravings reminiscent of mid-20th century modernism. Inspired by the original 1961 Junghans Max Bill, this watch provides an artistic and functional design that would fit any era. It’s powered by the Valjoux 7750, which gives the watch a distinctive rotor wobble. It offers a retail price of $2,095.⁠

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