Louis Moinet

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What is a Chronograph and How Does It Work?

What is a Chronograph? In its simplest form, a chronograph is a stopwatch. But the making of one, and of its different variations, is another story.


Louis Moinet – The World’s First Chronograph 1816

What is the function of a chronograph and how exactly does it work? The Watch Pages teamed up with the expert in the field, Jean-Marie Schaller, CEO and Creative Director of Louis Moinet, to explain to us the ins and outs of a chronograph movement. The world’s first chronograph was invented by Louis Moinet in 1816 (Guinness World RecordsTM ).

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