The Chronovisor has been portrayed as a substantial bureau with radio wires produced using combinations of obscure metals, an associated cathode beam tube, and a control board of catches and levers. As indicated by "The Vatican's New Mystery", Father Ernetti guaranteed that the Chronovisor could be modified to view and record particular times, areas, and even individuals in the past or future. Father Ernetti assist asserted that the Chronovisor worked by preparing electromagnetic radiation deposit from past occasions.
Father Ernetti implied to have by and by observed various essential recorded occasions with the Chronovisor, the most prominent being the execution of Christ. In 1972, the May issue of Italian week by week news magazine, "La Domenica del Corriere" (Courier's Sunday), distributed a photograph delineating the execution and asserted that it had been brought with the Chronovisor. Father Ernetti denied this, refering to the photograph's clarity and nearness as unique of the Chronovisor's photographic capacities. The photograph later uncovered to be strikingly like a switch picture of a wood cutting by stone carver, Cullot Valera.
Notwithstanding the torturous killing and a discourse given by Napoleon Bonaparte, Father Ernetti additionally asserted to have seen a 169 BC generation of the disaster, "Thyestes", which has been viewed as a lost work in current times as just a couple parts of the content stay in place. Father Ernetti guaranteed to have remade the whole content, which was later meant English by Princeton University teacher, Dr. Katherine Owen Eldred. Eldred noted in her investigation that she trusted Ernetti had composed the play himself instead of deciphering a unique execution.
In a 2003 meeting, François Brune transferred that a couple of months before Father Ernetti's passing in 1994, Ernetti let him know that he had quite recently shared in a meeting at the Vatican with the final researchers who took a shot at the Chronovisor. As indicated by Father Ernetti by means of Brune, the Chronovisor had been disassembled at that point. On his demise bed, Father Ernetti allegedly abjured his cases of the Chronovisor; nonetheless, Brune conjectured that Ernetti was pressured into making a false admission.