DGT 2500—New 2023 Official FIDE Professional Chess Clock


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The DGT 2500 is the new Official FIDE chess clock with a wealth of features and advanced technology in a sleek design combined with very solid build quality

The DGT 2500 combines an enhanced features set from its predecessor the DGT 2010 and the US Delay (USCF) functionality of the DGT North American thus effectively replacing both models in the DGT professional chess clock range.

  • Larger screen with high resolution
  • More timing options to choose from
  • Better readable font
  • Easier setup for both players and arbiters
  • Improved battery life
  • Bigger and easier to use buttons
  • Easy application of time penalty for arbiter


  • Battery type: 2 x AA 1.5V (included)
  • Battery life: 4000 hours
  • Unit size: 198 x 110 x 60 mm
  • Display size: 174 x 32 mm
  • Housing: ABS plastic
  • Colour: Tournament red
  • Accuracy: Within 0.5 seconds per hour


User Manual | DGT 2500

Features & Timing Methods

Rocking lever move registration mechanism
Approved by World Chess Federation (FIDE)
Maximum number of players 2
Game Timer options
Move Timer options
More than one time control (multi periods)
Individual player time handicapping options
Time settings
Bonus settings
Delay settings
Bronstein delay (FIDE)
US delay (USCF)
Byo-yomi options for Go or Shogi
Maximum time controls with Time settings 4
Maximum time controls with Bonus settings 4
Maximum time controls with Bronstein delay 4
Maximum time controls with US delay 4
Scrabble® options
Gong options
Hourglass options
Move counter

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