23 General utilities library [utilities]

23.17 Time utilities [time]

23.17.7 Clocks [time.clock]

23.17.7.2 Class steady_­clock [time.clock.steady]

Objects of class steady_­clock represent clocks for which values of time_­point never decrease as physical time advances and for which values of time_­point advance at a steady rate relative to real time.
That is, the clock may not be adjusted.
namespace std::chrono {
  class steady_clock {
  public:
    using rep        = unspecified;
    using period     = ratio<unspecified, unspecified>;
    using duration   = chrono::duration<rep, period>;
    using time_point = chrono::time_point<unspecified, duration>;
    static constexpr bool is_steady = true;

    static time_point now() noexcept;
  };
}