The chronograph is the most popular complication in watchmaking.
Like athletes and race car drivers, watchmakers have always been obsessed with speed and performance. The precise measurement of short intervals of time was therefore one of the earliest inventions in watchmaking. It has been possible on a wristwatch since the early 1800s. While most chronographs have been characterized by their large, bulky cases, technological advances have made it possible to incorporate functionality in increasingly wearable sizes. The elegant Movado TC Chronograph is evidence of how the chronograph watch has been refined over the years with modern technology and sleek aesthetics.
The initials TC stand for Thin Classic, a reference to the ultra-thin case design that makes the watch comfortable to wear and easy to use. The TC Chronograph, at 9.8 mm thick and 42 mm wide, is as much at home in the board room as on the golf course.
The new link bracelet, in either stainless steel
or two-toned yellow gold PVD and stainless steel, adds even more elegance to this dress/sports watch. The flexible, five-row design is composed of three rows with a brushed finish and two rows that are polished. It is secured with a hidden deployant clasp.
The dial is sleek and understated, with tone-on-tone chronograph counters, a discreet date window at 4 o'clock, a 10ths-of-a-second counter at six o’clock, and of course, the signature Movado dot at 12 o’clock that has made this watch an icon of contemporary design. Skeletonized hour and minute hands, along with an ultra-thin chronograph seconds hand, improve legibility and add to the minimalist aesthetic. The chronograph function is activated by using two low-profile pushers on the case side.
The TC chronograph contains a Swiss-made quartz chronograph movement. The watch is not only highly functional but is water-resistant to 30 meters.