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Watches with a tachymeter: here's what you need to know

Geplaatst op 05-06-2024

Watches with a tachymeter are loved by watch fans for their functionality and stylish designs. But what exactly is such a tachymeter and how does it work? In this watch news, you can read about the usefulness of a tachymeter and we give you tips on choosing the right watch.

What is a tachymeter?

A tachymeter is a feature on certain watches that allows you to measure speeds based on time and distance. It is a scale usually placed around the watch face. By using the tachymeter scale in conjunction with the watch's chronograph function, you can measure the speed of an object, such as a car or a runner.

TW Steel with tachymeter

History of tachymeters in watches

Tachymeters were first introduced in watches in the 1950s and quickly became popular among racing and sports enthusiasts. Originally used to measure the speed of vehicles, they have evolved into a sought-after feature in watches due to their versatility and aesthetic appeal.

How does a tachymeter work on a watch?

A tachymeter works by measuring the time it takes to travel a certain distance. By starting the chronograph second hand when the object starts moving and stopping when it has travelled the desired distance, you can read the speed on the tachymeter scale. The faster the time is read on the scale, the higher the speed. Want to know step by step how a tachymeter works? You can read about that here.

Using a tachymeter for speed measurement

A tachymeter is useful for measuring speeds in different situations. Whether you are a racing fan wanting to measure the speed of a race car, a sports enthusiast wanting to determine the speed of a runner, or simply interested in measuring the speed of everyday activities, a watch with a tachymeter offers the solution. Using the tachymeter scale in combination with the watch's chronograph function enables accurate speed measurements.

Swiss Alpine watches with tachymeter

Tachymeter combined with a chronograph

A tachymeter is often found on watches with a chronograph function. The chronograph is a stopwatch function that allows you to measure time using the second hand, minute hand and hour hand. By using the tachymeter scale in combination with the chronograph function, you can not only measure time but also calculate speed. This makes watches with a tachymeter and chronograph very versatile and loved by sports enthusiasts and watch fans.

Importance of a tachymeter for watch fans

For watch fans, a tachymeter offers an extra dimension to their watchmaking experience. It allows them to measure speeds and combine their passion for sports and speed with their love for watches. A watch with a tachymeter is not only functional, but also a stylish accessory that makes a statement.

Popular watches with tachymeter

Several well-known watch brands offer watches with a tachymeter. Some popular brands include Rolex, Omega, TAG Heuer and Tissot. These brands are known for their high quality, craftsmanship and reliable tachymeter functions. Whether you are looking for a luxury watch or a more affordable option, there is a wide range of brands to choose from. Of course, we also have watches with a tachymeter, check out our watches with tachymeter.

Stylish designs and functionality

Watches with a tachymeter come in a variety of stylish designs. From classic and elegant models to sporty and rugged watches, there is something for everyone. The combination of functionality and aesthetics makes these watches highly sought after by watch fans looking for a versatile and stylish accessory.

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