Whether you’re traveling or timing the turkey in the oven, a multifunction chronograph is a holiday helper with practical appeal.
Clockwise from top: The TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph watch ($5,050) is crafted in steel with a black dial and a black ceramic tachymeter bezel. The automatic chronograph movement is the Calibre 1887, made in-house, with 40 hours of power reserve and a date indicator. Sidney Thomas, The Shops at the Prudential Center
This Baume & Mercier Capeland watch ($4,350) is crafted in steel and fitted with a blue alligator strap. The 44mm Swiss timepiece is powered by an automatic chronograph movement. Lux, Bond & Green, 416 Boylston St., 617-266- 4747
The Tissot Chemin des Tourelles watch ($1,100) is named for the street in Le Locle, Switzerland, where the brand’s factory was established in 1907. This version features a vintage look and an automatic movement. E.B. Horn, 429 Washington St., 617-542-3902
Tudor offers an updated vintage look with the Heritage Chrono Blue ($4,425). The blue bezel and complementary inner blue chapter ring and chronograph subdials contrast with the orange hand and ivory dial. Lux, Bond & Green, 416 Boylston St., 617-266-4747
From Omega, this Speedmaster Moonwatch Co-Axial Chronograph ($11,400) is fashioned from titanium and has a blue dial. A 44.25mm watch, it offers chronograph functions and a tachymeter scale on the bezel. Royal Jewelers, 58 Main St., Andover, 978-475- 3330
Beaded-edge brass trays, Calypso St. Barth ($175 for set). 114 Newbury St., 617- 421-1887
Every moment is precious during the hectic holiday season, so why not count them with a sensible—and stylish—chronograph? Designed to measure time with surgical precision, these watches are in demand among men who are serious about both form and function. At home on the racetrack, they are also sported by discerning gents at the office, at weekend events, and even during a not-so-silent night on the town—anyplace where making the most of time is key.