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Best in 2023: Chronographs

The best 2023 chronographs. The Top chronographs of 2023. New 2023 chronographs.

Like every year, we are excited to kick off the December weekends with our series of articles featuring a selection of some of the best timepieces introduced in 2023 across various categories, including Chronographs, Sport Watches, Dive Watches, Dress Watches, and Complications.

Today, we begin with the Chronographs category. Below, you'll find our selections with links to the full articles. The chosen watches are listed alphabetically, not in order of preference.

A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus Chronograph
Four years following the debut of the Odysseus in 2019, A. Lange & Söhne unveiled the new Odysseus Chronograph. In order to preserve the distinctive dial layout of the Odysseus, featuring the signature placement of the outsize date and day of the week, the brand engineered a specialized movement that centrally aligns both the minute and seconds chronograph hands. Read the full article.

Bulgari Octo Roma Chronograph
In 2023, Bulgari reimagined the Octo Roma collection, unveiling a range of new references that two chronographs featuring blue or black dials. Their stainless steel cases are characterized by two pushers seamlessly integrated into the design, following through directly from the lugs. Read the full article.

Breguet Type XX, the new 2023 generation
The new generation of the legendary Type XX pilot's watches comes in two versions: the military-inspired Type 20 Chronographe 2057 featuring a bicompax layout, and the tricompax Type XX Chronographe 2067, drawing inspiration from the finest civilian models. Both models are equipped with new self-winding column-wheel chronograph movements. Read the full article.

Cyrus Klepcys DICE Lime Carbon
The Klepcys DICE Lime Carbon is not just a new variant of Cyrus' exceptional double chronograph; it signifies two significant milestones for the brand. It showcases an innovative carbon bezel designed to illuminate in low-light conditions and introduces Cyrus's inaugural integrated bracelet. Read the full article.

DOXA SUB 200 C-Graph II
The SUB 200 C-Graph II, DOXA's latest round steel chronograph, comes in a more compact 42 mm case, down from the previous 45 mm model. With 7 dial/bezel combinations and a total of 14 new references, each combo can be paired with either a stainless steel 'beads of rice' bracelet or a premium FKM rubber strap. Read the full article.

Grand Seiko SLGC Tentagraph
The Tentagraph is Grand Seiko's first mechanical chronograph. Its new Caliber 9SC5 beats at the high frequency of 5 Hz (36,000 vibrations per hour) and offers a remarkable autonomy of 3 days, even when the chronograph is in operation. This performance sets a new industry standard as the 10-beat chronograph with the longest power reserve. Read the full article.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronographs IW3883
Crafted from titanium or Ceratanium, the two new Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 models are characterised by their ceramic bezel with a tachymeter scale, enabling the wearer to measure the average speed based on the distance travelled. Read the full article.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Chronograph
The Reverso Chronograph is back. Drawing inspiration from the first Reverso Chronograph of 1996, Jaeger-LeCoultre developed the new Calibre 860, combining a chronograph with double-sided display of the time, and housed it in the Reverso Tribute case. Read the full article.

Longines Spirit Flyback
Longines enriched its Spirit Collection with the Spirit Flyback, a new chronograph model enhanced by a flyback function. This feature offers the possibility to reset a chronograph without having to first stop it, thus allowing an even faster and more accurate measurement of events. Available with black or blue dial. Read the full article.

Omega Speedmaster Super Racing
The Speedmaster Super Racing is the first Omega's timepiece to include the new Spirate System, which includes a new patent-pending spiral - made from a silicon (Si14) wafer - that allows for ultra-fine rate adjustments. Framed by a black ceramic bezel, the dial is characterised by a sandwich structure with honeycomb pattern. Read the full article.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Sport Chronograph
Offered in a choice of steel or 18ct pink gold, the Tonda PF Sport Chronograph by Parmigiani Fleurier differs from the other models of the Tonda PF line for a number of details, mostly related to bezel, dial and strap, that emphasise the casual sporting-chic style. Read the full article.

Petermann Bédat Chronographe rattrapante ref. 2941
Created by independent watchmakers Gaël Petermann and Florian Bédat, the Chronographe rattrapante ref. 2941 in platinum offers a sophisticated split-second function that allows for two intervals of time that begin at the same instant to be measured in parallel. Additionally, it integrates a jumping minute counter. Read the full article.

Rolex Daytona 2023
In 2023 Rolex celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Daytona by presenting its new-generation Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, which was updated across the entire range. The profile of the redesigned Oyster case is highlighted by the light reflections on the lugs and case sides. Read the full article.

Singer Reimagined 1969 Chronograph
The 1969 Chronograph by Singer Reimagined allows event tracking of up to 60 hours displaying the chronographic information in pure Singer style: seconds, jumping minutes and jumping hours hands are centrally mounted and all point to the same base-60 scale. Read the full article.

TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Glassbox 39 mm
Characterised by its sapphire crystal flowing seamlessly over the tachymeter scale that runs around the dial edge and into the case, the new Carrera Chronograph Glassbox comes in a stainless steel case with a diameter of 39 mm and is powered by TAG Heuer’s in-house automatic chronograph calibre Heuer 02. Read the full article.



A. Lange & Sohne,140,Accutron,1,AkriviA,10,Alain Silberstein,4,alarm,18,Alpina,16,Andersen Geneve,2,Andersmann,2,Andreas Strehler,5,Angelus,6,annual calendar,43,Anonimo,15,Anthony de Haas,1,Antiquorum,4,Antoine Martin,2,Antoine Preziuso,1,Apple,2,Apple Watch,2,Aquadive,2,Aquastar,1,Armin Strom,79,Arnold and Son,27,Artime,1,Astarwatch,1,Atelier de Chronometrie,1,Ateliers deMonaco,2,Atmos,1,Auctions,92,Audemars Piguet,95,Autodromo,1,automaton,2,BA111OD,1,Ball Watch,1,Bamford,2,Baselword 2022,1,Baselworld,8,BaselWorld 2013,50,BaselWorld 2014,53,Baselworld 2015,69,Baselworld 2016,27,Baselworld 2017,64,Baselworld 2018,75,Baselworld 2019,41,Baselworld 2020,2,Baume,4,Baume & Mercier,16,Baume et Mercier,70,Bell & Ross,40,Bernhard Lederer,4,Bernhard Zwinz,1,bespoke,1,Blancpain,94,blue dial,3,Bonhams,2,Bovet,14,Brands histories,1,Breguet,125,Breitling,74,Bremont,1,Bremont Watch Company,4,Breva,2,bronze,28,Bücherei,1,Bucherer,1,Bulgari,117,Bulova,2,Burberry,1,C3H5N3O9,1,carbon,3,carillon,3,Carl F. Bucherer,4,Carl Suchy,1,Carrera,18,Cartier,48,ceramic,21,Certina,12,Chanel,4,Chaumet,3,chiming hour,13,Chopard,42,Christiaan van der Klaauw,1,Christie's,9,Christophe Claret,5,Christopher Ward,15,chronograph,756,chronometer,41,Chronoswiss,6,Citizen,4,co-axial,1,column-wheel,7,complete calendar,28,complications,89,concept watch,5,Concord,1,constant-force,39,Corum,18,Credor,2,CSEM,1,Cuervo y Sobrinos,1,Cyrus,34,Czapek,8,Dan Niederer,1,Davosa,1,Daytona,8,De Bethune,28,de Grisogono,3,dead seconds,21,Delma,1,detent escapement,4,DeWitt,9,digital display,1,dive watches,77,diving,8,diving watches,396,double regulator,3,Doxa,37,drei,1,dress watches,516,dual time,106,Ebel,2,Eberhard,35,Edouard Koehn,6,Edox,6,El Primero,41,Emile Chouriet,1,Emmanuel Bouchet,1,Emmanuel Breguet,1,enamel dial,14,enamelling,16,Equation of time,9,ETA,1,Eterna,18,exhibitions,1,F.P.Journe,39,Faberge,2,factory tours,3,Favre-Leuba,1,feature article,88,features,124,Felipe Pikullik,2,Ferdinand Berthoud,8,flyback,58,Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie,1,Formex,1,Fortis,9,Franc Vila Founder,1,Franck Muller,7,Frederic Jouvenot,1,Frederique Constant,17,Furlan Marri,1,FVF,1,Gallet,1,Garrick,1,Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix,8,Georg Jensen,1,George Daniels,4,Gerald Charles,2,Gerald Genta,13,Girard-Perregaux,48,Glashuette,19,Glashuette Original,91,Glashütte,33,Glashütte Original,124,Glycine,4,GMT,134,GoS,1,GoS Watches,1,GPHG,20,GPHG 2020,3,GPHG 2021,3,GPHG 2022,3,GPHG 2023,3,GPHG2019,1,Graham,6,Grand Feu,6,Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve,16,Grand Seiko,34,Grande Complication,28,Grande Sonnerie,8,Greubel Forsey,38,greubelforsey,1,Gronefeld,10,Grönefeld,8,Grossmann,3,guilloché,8,H. Moser and Cie,50,H20 Watch,1,Habring,10,Habring2,11,Hajime Asaoka,2,Hallmark of Geneva,2,Hamilton,37,hands-on,124,Hanhart,18,Harry Winston,11,Hautlence,6,Hermes,26,Heuer,2,high jewellery,2,high-frequency,4,Hublot,62,Hybris Artistica,1,Hydro Mechanical Horologists,7,HYT Watches,16,Icon,1,In pictures,17,independent watchmaker,38,industry news,235,interview,8,Interviews,8,IWC,169,Jacques Bianchi,1,Jaeger-LeCoultre,127,Jaquet Droz,58,Jean-Francois Mojon,1,Jean-Marc Pontroué,1,JeanRichard,3,jumping hours,37,Junghans,11,Kaj Korpela,1,Kari Voutilainen,11,Kenissi,1,Kollokium,1,Korpela,1,Krayon,4,Kudoke,5,Kurono,2,L.Leroy,1,L'Epee 1839,2,Labails,1,Ladies watches,193,Lang & Heyne,4,Lang 1943,1,Lange,51,large date,3,Laurent Ferrier,25,Laureus,2,Le Garde Temps,1,Lederer Watches,4,Leica,3,Lemania,1,Leroy,4,Linde Werdelin,2,Longines,97,Louis Erard,30,Louis Moinet,7,Louis Vuitton,2,luxury steel watch,26,LVMH,10,LVMH 2020,6,M.A.D.Edition,4,M.A.D.Editions,4,Maîtres du Temps,1,Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps,3,Manufacture Royale,3,Marc Lang,1,marine chronometer,2,Marqueterie,1,Maurice de Mauriac,2,Maurice Lacroix,26,MB&F,68,MCT,1,MeisterSinger,94,meteorite,3,metiers d'art,2,Mickey Mouse,2,Mido,63,military watches,14,Minerva,4,Ming,2,Minute Repeater,62,monopusher chronograph,5,Montblanc,58,moon phases,127,Moritz Grossmann,31,Moser,45,Muhle,6,Mühle-Glashütte,5,mystery watches,4,Nautilus,13,New Britain Corp,1,new watches,3730,Nivada,3,Nomos,78,Norqain,31,Ochs und Junior,6,Officine Panerai,107,Omega,197,Only Watch,15,Only Watch 2015,4,Only Watch 2017,2,Only Watch 2019,3,Only Watch 2021,4,Only Watch 2023,10,Oris,44,paillonne,1,Panerai,110,Parmigiani,17,Parmigiani Fleurier,36,Pascal Coyon,1,Patek,60,Patek Philippe,137,Pedrozo & Piriz,1,perpetual calendar,151,Perrelet,11,Petermann Bedat,3,Phenomen,1,Philippe Dufour,1,Phillips,10,Piaget,38,Pierre DeRoche,2,pilot watch,115,Pininfarina,1,Pisa,16,Pisa 1940,4,Pisa Circle,13,Pita,1,planetarium,2,platinum,7,pocket watch,3,pocket watches,2,Poehlmann-Bresan,2,Poincon de Geneve,2,Porsche Design,17,Pre-SIHH 2016: Cartier - Clé de Cartier Automatic Skeleton,1,pulsometer,5,Purnell,1,quartz,10,Rado,19,Ralf Tech,3,Ralph Lauren,2,rattrapante,24,Raul Pages,2,Raymond Weil,5,rectangular watches,16,reddot award,1,regatta,1,regulator,28,remontoire,5,Remy Cools,1,Renaud Tixier,1,Reservoir,2,resonance,21,Ressence,13,retrograde,10,Revelation,1,Reverso,26,review,125,RGM,1,RGM Watch Co.,1,Richard Mille,115,Richemont,4,Richmond,1,Roger Dubuis,12,Roger Smith,1,Roger W. Smith,1,Rolex,72,Romain Gauthier,13,Romain Jerome,1,Royal Oak,39,Rudis Sylva,1,sapphire,4,Schwarz Etienne,1,Seamaster,10,Seiko,41,SevenFriday,25,SIHH,3,SIHH 2012,4,SIHH 2013,25,SIHH 2014,36,SIHH 2015,43,SIHH 2016,44,SIHH 2017,41,SIHH 2018,43,SIHH 2019,53,Simon Brette,2,Singer,7,Singer Reimagined,11,single hand,30,single-hand watches,36,Sinn,16,skeleton,35,smartwatch,9,solar energy,1,Sotheby's,8,Speake Marin,6,Speake-Marin,6,Speedmaster,37,split seconds,24,sport,1,sport watches,973,sportwatches,1,Spring Drive,2,square watches,3,squelette,59,steampunk,1,Steinhart,1,Strehler,1,striking time,16,SuisseMecanica,1,sunrise,2,sunset,2,Swatch,9,Swatch Group,24,Sylvain Pinaud,2,table clocks,4,Tag Heuer,179,tantalum,1,technical insight,3,terra Cielo Mare,1,Theo Auffret,1,Tiffany,17,Tissot,9,titanium,12,top news,433,Torsti Laine,1,tourbillon,375,Trilobe,4,Tudor,38,Tulloch,1,Tutima,3,ultra thin,36,Ulysse Nardin,40,Unimatic,1,Union Glashutte,15,Universal Genève,1,Urban Jurgensen,29,Urwerk,22,Vacheron Constantin,83,Van Cleef & Arpels,7,Vauchier Fleurier,1,Vianney Halter,5,video,1,vintage watches,3,Vulcain,11,wandering hours,1,watches,1,Watches & Wonders,42,Watches & Wonders 2020,19,Watches & Wonders 2021,28,Watches & Wonders 2022,35,Watches & Wonders 2023,38,Watches & Wonders 2024,47,Watches & Wonders 2025,1,Watches&Wonders,10,WatchesandWonders2022,35,WatchesandWonders2023,39,WatchesandWonders2024,48,WatchesandWonders2025,1,Wilhelm Schmid,1,Winnerl,1,worldtime,58,YEMA,4,Zannetti,1,Zeitwerk,2,Zeitwinkel,1,Zenith,113,Zodiac,9,
Time and Watches | The watch blog: Best in 2023: Chronographs
Best in 2023: Chronographs
The best 2023 chronographs. The Top chronographs of 2023. New 2023 chronographs.
Time and Watches | The watch blog
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