From Breitling to Zenith, this is our run-down of the best chronographs on the market for less than five figures
The watches you see beneath are some of the best chronographs you can buy for less than £10,000. But more than that, they represent a carefully curated list of the chronographs that we at QP think you should buy. There's a subtle difference. There are a lot of chronographs out there, and some of the best makers – Omega, Breitling, TAG Heuer – make several models that are absolutely unimpeachable.
We've decided to be strict, however, and only allow one watch per brand. It won't always be the most predictable, or the most mainstream, because who wants to be either of those things (although yes, the Rolex Daytona is on the list). It will be a watch that we feel is well made, well designed and, within the context of luxury watchmaking, reasonable value for money. In that spirit, some cost as little as £1,500 while others are knocking hard on the door of five figures. While they might not be either-or propositions, we think every watch on this list has the same appeal at heart.