My husband owns three wristwatches that he wears regularly. His Submariner was the first timepiece he acquired when he began his hobby of watch collecting. The other two are a Datejust Turn-O-Graph and a Tissot Men’s Chrono XL Swiss Chronograph. Moreover, for special occasions, he has a few dress watches like an A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up/Down that his sister gave him, as well as a Patek Philippe rose gold Aquanaut.
Noticing he has a special love for his Tissot Chronograph, I decided to buy him a Tufina Luxury Watch – the Tirona Chronograph Pionier GM-550-1 in Silver. Admitting that he absolutely loved it would be an understatement. This timepiece was simply gorgeous and the specs were amazing. Here are my thoughts on the Tirona Chronograph Pionier.
What does a chronograph watch do?
The term chronograph is derived from the Greek words for “time” and “writer,”. This kind of watch operates similarly to a stopwatch. This device was initially a type of container filled with clockwork and two inky probes that could be activated and stopped at the user’s will. It registered the time gap between two horses running in a race. The device was later miniaturized and incorporated into pocket and wristwatches. Historically associated with horse racing and later motor racing, these timepieces have become a staple for the confident and bold men.
Tirona Chronograph Pionier GM-550-1 Silver – Overview
You’d be hard-pressed to find a mechanical chronograph at a better price than the Tirona Chronograph GM-550-1, and you likely won’t find one with the same kind of history behind it. This made-in-Germany timepiece features an in-house quartz movement which promises great accuracy. Apart from the chronograph feature this watch comes with a date calendar compilation, making Tirona an extremely reliable and practical accessory.
Watch stop works perfectly and the time lapse is super accurate. The seconds transition is smooth for a chronograph at this price range.With a 5 ATM water resistance, this timepiece guarantees amazing durability. Considering how my husband loves fishing, and hiking, I figured the added water-protection would be very beneficial for him. Moreover, the lens is sapphire coated, so I didn’t have to worry about any scratches. The butterfly buckle ensures a secure fit on the wrist while also providing great comfort.
Tirona Chronograph – First Impressions
I was eager to see his reaction when he’d see the chronograph. I know he’s a man of impeccable taste, and I was confident I had made the right choice. Even the packaging was fancy. The watch came in their original Pionier box, so he immediately realized I had bought him a watch.
Once he opened the box, I could see his eyes scanning over the dial. He first pointed out the black and white contrast, which reminded him of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona.
Then he closely looked at the red details on the sub dials. I knew he would appreciate the black and red combo. Quickly, he noticed the date calendar window. I knew I had just won another point. He carefully bent the leather strap once or twice. I told him it was made of genuine leather and I could tell he was pleased. He put the watch on and realized it was quite comfortable. Surely, we started talking about the watch in more detail and I could tell he was obsessed with it.
I’d say the Tirona Chronograph is one of the best gifts I’ve ever made for our anniversary. This timepiece fits his style and personality, a sensible and practical man with a great fashion sense. The fine mechanisms and excellent craftsmanship are something I know he will brag about to his friends. The quality of this watch makes this German watch not only a great gift, but a perfect luxury item investment, as I am sure it will last him for years to come.
Moreover, this is an ideal present for those who prefer accessories with sentimental value. Tirona Chronograph speaks of a long tradition and passion for watchmaking while its durability makes it a perfect family heirloom. I am sure my husband will be happy to pass down this watch to our kids in the future. I’ll definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for an amazing anniversary or Valentine’s Day gift.