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The Petrolhead Corner – What to Expect from the Geneva

Today, the Petrolhead Corner goes modern… While we have a slight tendency to talk classic cars and vintage motorsport in this weekly car-related col...
22-02-2020 19:34

Video – Exploring the Beautiful Carl F. Bucherer ̶

With the renewed taste for vintage design, brands continue to dig into their archives to find inspiration. The Carl F. Bucherer Heritage collection wa...
21-02-2020 19:38

The Vintage Corner – The Story of Dugena – Or Wh

“Poor Man?s Heuer” is a term often used in the vintage collector?s world. It refers to a sport or tool watch that was made in the 1960s and 1970s,...
21-02-2020 19:38

News – Urwerk to Auction the UR-111C Black Worn by Rob

Robert Downey Jr., a.k.a. Iron Man on silver screens, is well known for being a watch aficionado – in particular very cool watches from indie watchm...
21-02-2020 19:38

Introducing – Oris Adds a 41.5mm Version to Its Aquis

If there’s one watch in the Oris collection that needs no introduction, it certainly is the Aquis Date. A robust dive watch, with modern and utilita...
20-02-2020 19:37

Introducing – Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Passi

Introduced earlier this year during the Festival Automobile International in Paris, this Laureato Absolute Passion is decked out in racing red and sle...
20-02-2020 19:37

Introducing – The Timor Heritage Field, a Faithful yet

If you have any interest in vintage watches, and specifically military-issued pieces, the terms ‘Dirty Dozen‘ and ‘WWW’ should be familiar to ...
20-02-2020 19:37

Hands-on – Louis Erard La Sportive Limited Edition Chr

If someone from the future were to ask you what was the fashion in watches in the decade leading up to 2020, you?d probably mention the following tren...
20-02-2020 19:37

Introducing – Parmigiani Fleurier Hijri Perpetual Cale

Parmigiani Fleurier presents the world?s first Hijri Perpetual Calendar in a wristwatch format. The Hijri Perpetual Calendar – or Islamic Calendar ...
19-02-2020 19:40

Independent Watchmaking – Petermann Bdat and their De

Combining associates? names to create a watch brand is something of a tradition in the watch industry. Illustrious examples include Patek Philippe, Va...
19-02-2020 19:40

Women?s Watch Wednesday – Vacheron Constantin grie,

Named after Egeria, the Roman water nymph, grie is Vacheron Constantin?s latest women?s collection. No doubt chosen to evoke the classic temperament...
19-02-2020 19:40

Hands-on – The New Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-

Ultra-thin, automatic, equipped with innovative features and still minimalistic in its design... Breguet\'s Tourbillon Extra-Plat certainly is one of ...
18-02-2020 19:35

Introducing – The new Breitling 765 AVI 1953 Re-Editio

If you look back at the watches introduced back in 2019, one clearly made some noise when presented at Baselworld… And for good reasons. Its name" T...
18-02-2020 19:35

Introducing – Sinn 158 Chronograph – Re-Edition

Sinn’s dedication to tool, pilot and military watches is undeniable. The brand is one of the main specialists in this field, with a full range of no...
18-02-2020 19:35

Hands-on – IWC Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Editi

Meet the 14th watch made by IWC Schaffhausen in support of a good cause, “Laureus Sport for Good” – a charity that relies on sports to help chil...
17-02-2020 19:38

Value Proposition – The New MeisterSinger Neo Pointer

MeisterSinger revisits its minimalist Neo model with a new pointer date complication. Abandoning the round date aperture of former Neo models, Meister...
17-02-2020 19:38

Buying Guide – 8 Skeleton Watches, From Ultra-Luxury t

Fancy dials can make the watch, from Grand Feu enamel to elaborate guilloch, and are quite literally the centrepiece. Well executed dials can add tho...
16-02-2020 19:41

Introducing – Seiko Presage 2020 Limited Edition, Trib

2019 has been an intense year for Seiko regarding the chronograph topic. Indeed, the brand was celebrating (like two other Swiss manufacturers) the 50...
15-02-2020 19:50

Hands-on – The New MeisterSinger Astroscope, using Con

The motto ?just different? is clichd and meaningless, but if any brand can pull it off, it’s got be MeisterSinger. And the best thing about it is t...
14-02-2020 19:36

Hands-on – Bell & Ross BR 03-92 GREY LUM –

Inspired by dashboard flight instruments… This statement alone could easily define most of Bell & Ross’ creations. Whether we talk about the desig...
14-02-2020 19:36

The Vintage Corner – When is a Seamaster 300 not a Sea

When it was originally launched back in the early 1960s, the Omega Seamaster 300 was, together with the Rolex Submariner, a mass-produced specialist d...
14-02-2020 19:36

Hands-on – The New Maurice Lacroix Aikon Chronograph S

Continuing its expansion strategy, Maurice Lacroix presents the Aikon Chronograph Skeleton, the first skeletonised chronograph movement in its Aikon A...
14-02-2020 19:36

Introducing – Frederique Constant Flyback Chronograph

The successful Flyback Chronograph Manufacture family introduces new panda-style dials for a sportier look. This third iteration of the Flyback Chrono...
13-02-2020 19:44

Introducing – The New Seiko Prospex “King Turtle

Looking at Seiko’s vintage collection of dive watches, there are dozens of icons… Among them is a watch nicknamed “Turtle”, due to the unique ...
13-02-2020 19:44

Hands-on – Minase Five Windows Masterpieces, Displayin

Switzerland is usually the country that comes to mind when you think about luxury watches decorated with artistic crafts. However, decorative techniqu...
13-02-2020 19:44

Introducing – Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual Calendar &#

After a really pleasant autumnal version with rose gold/salmon dial, Laurent Ferrier now launches a special version of the Galet Annual Calendar with ...
12-02-2020 19:38

Hands-on – The 2020 Omega Constellation Co-Axial Maste

When mentioning Omega and its collections, the immediate and easy answers will be “Speedmaster” and “Seamaster”. Certainly, those two lines of...
12-02-2020 19:38

Women?s Watch Wednesday – Blancpain Valentine?s Day 20

Valentine?s Day is celebrated at Blancpain every year with limited edition jewellery timepieces dedicated to women. For 2020, Blancpain issues a very ...
12-02-2020 19:38

Retrospective – 20 years of GPHG – Looking Back

This year will be the 20th anniversary of the Oscars of watchmaking, the Grand Prix d?Horlogerie de Genve. As such it is an exceptional year: a year ...
11-02-2020 19:38

Face-to-Face – The New IWC Portugieser Chronograph 371

Let’s play a little game of “spot the difference”… And before we allow you to turn the watches over and look at the caseback, it’s going to ...
11-02-2020 19:38

Introducing – HYT H1.0 Black, the MR PORTER Limited Ed

As MR PORTER ramps up its watch offering, the online retailer for men?s luxury fashion has been releasing several limited-edition watches. The latest ...
11-02-2020 19:38

Hands-on – Schwarz Etienne Roswell Irreversible

Launched in 2015, the Roswell collection was inspired by the legendary New Mexico UFO mystery. With its case design featuring rounded dynamic curves, ...
10-02-2020 19:40

Buying Guide – The Best Watches Introduced in 2020R

It certainly is way too early to claim that we’re in front of some of the best watches of the year, and even though the industry isn’t in the best...
09-02-2020 19:37

The Petrolhead Corner – Photo Report – Retromobi

If like us you’re a classic car enthusiast, the name “Retromobile” should ring a bell… And if not, it’s about time for you to know what this...
08-02-2020 19:34

Review – Glashtte Original SeaQ 39.5mm, the Real Deal

Perhaps one of the most surprising launches of 2019 was Glashtte Original?s brand new Spezialist collection of dive watches. Dive watches from Glash...
07-02-2020 19:41

Hands-on – Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Land Rover Defend

The natural affinity of cars and chronographs is a relationship that has long been exploited with countless sponsorships involving watch brands and fa...
07-02-2020 19:41

The Vintage Corner – A Complex Love Affair with the Ic

The 1675 Rolex GMT-Master was first produced in 1959 and is my favourite watch of all the watches I have owned. I was obsessed with it and loved it so...
07-02-2020 19:41

Video – Fred Dingemans of d.m.h on Making his Own Mand

More than ten years ago Fred Dingemans started making watches, in the shed in his garden, using a self-restored lathe that has an interesting history....
06-02-2020 19:36

Hands-on – The 3 New Bell & Ross Vintage Models &

While the main focus for Bell & Ross in 2019 was the introduction of its luxury sports watch, the BR05 collection (even though there were other watche...
06-02-2020 19:36

Hands-on – Favre-Leuba Raider Harpoon, now in 42mm

Favre-Leuba is one of the oldest names in the watch industry. The brand was relaunched a few years ago with rugged retro-themed adventure watches. Amo...
06-02-2020 19:36

First Look – Discovering Norqain Watches, And Announci

Creating your start-up watch company off the ground is not an easy task. Still, this is what 32-year old Ben Kffer did with Norqain. Created in 2018 ...
05-02-2020 19:37

Hands-on – IWC Big Pilot?s Watch Perpetual Calendar Sp

As a regular reader of MONOCHROME, you will know already that each year, Swiss watch manufacturer IWC focuses on a specific collection. Last year, it ...
05-02-2020 19:37

Women?s Watch Wednesday – Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece

With Valentine?s Day 2020 just around the corner, Maurice Lacroix introduces the Embrace. The first women?s watch to join the Masterpiece collection, ...
05-02-2020 19:37

Introducing – Linde Werdelin Spidolite Titanium Arktis

Bold, technical, complex… There are multiple adjectives that can be used to describe a Linde Werdelin Spidolite, but conformist is certainly not one...
04-02-2020 19:39

Just Because – Permitting the Allure of Lake Baikal to

What to do during these cold and long winter nights" Exactly: browse for watches. But thanks to the Delma watch company, there are other things you co...
03-02-2020 19:42

Introducing – IWC Portugieser Chronograph, Now With In

For many fans of the IWC Portugieser Chronograph, today?s news is big news: not only is this iconic chronograph now equipped with an in-house calibre,...
03-02-2020 19:42

Editorial – What Are The Top 10 Swiss Watch Brands in

If the value of Swiss watch exports has slightly increased in 2019, the industry has been facing numerous challenges over the past years. If the high-...
02-02-2020 19:37

The Petrolhead Corner – Big, Bigger, Biggest! Some of

W.O. Bentley, the founder of Bentley Motors, once claimed that if you want a faster car, you should build a bigger engine. Sounds logical, especially ...
01-02-2020 19:40

Introducing – Grand Seiko 60th Anniversary Limited Edi

While it now benefits from a positive aura outside of its native Japan, Grand Seiko has a longer history than many might expect. In the late 1950s, a ...
31-01-2020 19:34

Introducing – Bovet Rcital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One

Bovet?s classic Virtuoso V model, with jumping hours and retrograde seconds on one face and hours, minutes, seconds and power reserve indicator on the...
31-01-2020 19:34

Hands-on – Montblanc Heritage Small Second Limited Edi

Back at the SIHH 2019 last year, Montblanc introduced “Heritage”, a brand new collection of classic, slightly retro watches. Elegant, well-designe...
31-01-2020 19:34

The Vintage Corner – The Gallet Flying Officer –

Who knew that being a Flight Officer in 1938 could be so exciting" This watch, the Flying Officer, was produced by Gallet for the United States Army A...
31-01-2020 19:34

Introducing – Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition R

When you think about the brand Oris, you might picture a robust dive watch, functional and utilitarian, with a nice no-nonsense design and a relativel...
30-01-2020 19:42

Hands-on – The Steel Satin-Polished… Possibly th

The Octo Finissimo Automatic needs no introduction. Since its launch in 2017, it has established its place on the market and became an indubitable mem...
30-01-2020 19:42

Video – Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, During the L

If you’ve followed the watch news in the past weeks, you should be familiar with the fact that the 4 brands owned by French luxury group LVMH were h...
30-01-2020 19:42

Industry News – Swatch Group Reports 2019 Sales Down -

Following the announcements by the Swiss Watch Federation with slightly growing export numbers and record results by LVMH for the year ended December ...
30-01-2020 19:42

Women?s Watch Wednesday – Watches Spotted Both On and

The 2020 Australian Open is well underway in Melbourne and we have seen some major upsets in the first week of the tournament. Serena Williams was kno...
29-01-2020 19:43

Introducing – MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual, now

Developed with watchmaker Stephen McDonnell in 2015, the astonishing Legacy Machine Perpetual turned conventional perpetual calendar movements upside ...
29-01-2020 19:43

Hands-on – Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 38mm Black

Hamilton introduced the updated Khaki Field Mechanical in early 2018, which complemented the original hand-wound model without replacing it. The dial ...
29-01-2020 19:43

Hands-on – Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light

For once, a watch is given a name that makes sense! The Laureato Absolute is a study in light: thanks to the titanium structural elements of the case,...
28-01-2020 19:44

Industry News – Record Results for LVMH in 2019, Stron

Year after year, the publication of the annual results of LVMH is no more a surprise… Growth has become the norm for the world’s largest luxury gr...
28-01-2020 19:44

Industry News – Swiss Watch Exports Slightly Up in 201

The FHS (Federation Horlogre Suisse or the Swiss Watch Federation) just released the export statistics for 2019. Swiss watch exports showed growth in...
28-01-2020 19:44

Introducing – Bovet Introduces New Versions of the Fle

In what has to be the slowest month on record in terms of watch novelties, Bovet breaks the silence with a brand new timepiece, the Dimier Rcital 29,...
28-01-2020 19:44

Independent Watchmaking – Konstantin Chaykin’s L

This watch is officially the least serious but probably the coolest piece to celebrate the Chinese “Year of the Rat”… And honestly, we couldn’...
27-01-2020 19:35

Introducing – New “Arctic” and “Silv

The Vertex MP45 MonoPusher isn’t a watch that most of our readers might know but, in all fairness, they should take a look at it. First of all, besi...
27-01-2020 19:35

Buying Guide – 5 Great Mechanical Watches From Establi

Certainly, 5K Euros or more will buy you superlative finishing, innovation, modern materials, superior precision… And status. Luxury watchmaking doe...
26-01-2020 19:37

The Petrolhead Corner – An Ode to the McLaren F1 ̵

This will create a debate, no doubt about that… Every “petrolhead” will have his own opinion to the question: “What is the ultimate modern sup...
25-01-2020 19:34

Introducing – Junghans Max Bill Models in Black &

Junghans, the German watch company with a flair for minimalist watches that embrace the modernist tenets of Bauhaus design, expands its popular Max Bi...
25-01-2020 19:34

Introducing – Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec Black

The popular Patravi ScubaTec Manta Special Edition, released last summer and reviewed previously, was Carl F. Bucherer?s second special-edition dive w...
24-01-2020 19:32

The Vintage Corner – A Beauty of 20th-Century Styling,

This watch, the Universal Genve Space Compax, is one of the classics of 1960s design, with all of the great elements needed to make a fairly complica...
24-01-2020 19:32

Spotted – Strong Wrist Game in Davos for the 2020 Worl

The 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) is currently underway in Davos, Switzerland. Davos has hosted the WEF since its inception in 1971. The mission of ...
24-01-2020 19:32

Introducing – The New Herms Arceau Squelette –

The elegant asymmetrical Arceau watch by Herms reveals its openworked mechanical heart through a smoky sapphire crystal on the dial. Following in the...
23-01-2020 19:38

Introducing – Seiko 5 Sports Brian May Special Edition

When we reviewed the Seiko 5 SNK809 in 2018, we described it as one of the biggest bangs for the buck. Military-inspired field watch with an in-house ...
23-01-2020 19:38

In-Depth – The Breguet Classique Chronomtrie 7727 and

When you think about Breguet, you probably picture a classic watch with elegant proportions, a guilloch dial and a beautifully executed movement. Thi...
23-01-2020 19:38

Hands-on – Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Black Sand

If you?re looking for the modern equivalent of the Royal Oak, your search should start and finish with the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic. There, I ...
22-01-2020 19:35

Introducing – Urwerk UR-100 GunMetal (Live Pics &

There’s one thing certain about Urwerk… It is a brand like no other. Whether we talk about design, displays or complications, Frei and Baumgartner...
22-01-2020 19:35

WATCH & ACT! – Together with Time+Tide, Help Figh

Today we have a very special story… A story that I’m both sad and happy to write. Sad, for the main reason that it is all due to one of the world...
21-01-2020 19:41

Video – Understanding the Armin Strom Gravity Equal Fo

Armin Strom is among these independent watchmakers that not all watch lovers know… But clearly, they should, because Armin Strom is doing great thin...
21-01-2020 19:41

Introducing – Edox SkyDiver Military Bronze Limited Ed

Not so long ago, we introduced you to a fairly good-looking, yet accessible, heritage dive watch by Edox, the SkyDiver Military. Visual matters apart,...
20-01-2020 19:38

Hands-on – Zenith Elite Moonphase 40.5mm

The focus of the four watch brands exhibiting at the LVMH Watch Week in Dubai was more on aesthetic tweaks to pre-existing lines rather than on fresh ...
20-01-2020 19:38

Video – Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bvlgari, during

If you follow watch industry news on a regular basis, you will have seen that last week the watchmaking division of the LVMH Group – TAG Heuer, Zeni...
20-01-2020 19:38

Buying Guide – The 3 Best Watches of the LVMH Watch We

Earlier this week, French luxury powerhouse LVMH staged its first Watch Week in Dubai to showcase the novelties of its four brands, Bvlgari, Hublot, Z...
19-01-2020 19:40

The Petrolhead Corner – 2020 Car Season – What t

A couple of weeks ago, we looked at the most anticipated cars for 2020. Still, there are many more things to expect in 2020, if you’re petrolheads l...
18-01-2020 19:37

The Vintage Corner – An Unusual yet Fascinating Pilot&

The Jardur Company of 874 Broadway, New York was a manufacture of “Navigation Instruments” as well as an importer of the Jardur Bezelmeter and Sup...
17-01-2020 19:41

Industry News – Richemont Sales Show Growth in Last Qu

Switzerland-based luxury conglomerate Richemont has issued its trading update for the quarter ended 31 December 2019. Richemont announced that at EUR ...
17-01-2020 19:41

Hands-on – Learning to Love the Power of Being Differe

Hublot has always been disruptive. No debate, boldness is a motto there. It?s the very essence of the brand to make you either love or hate it. But al...
17-01-2020 19:41

Hands-on – Rolex GMT-Master II 126719BLRO White Gold /

The Rolex GMT-Master II Meteorite 126719BLRO was presented at Baselworld 2019 as a “minor” launch, alongside the heavyweights of the show that inc...
17-01-2020 19:41

Introducing – Seiko Prospex Black Series Limited Editi

In recent years, Seiko has demonstrated that it wasn’t shy to go bold and colourful, even in its technical and professional-oriented Prospex collect...
16-01-2020 19:40

Hands-on – Louis Erard Excellence Regulator Gradient D

Louis Erard?s Excellence collection is populated with regulators, a historic display that had fallen into disuse but that is becoming more and more pr...
16-01-2020 19:40

Introducing – The New Omega Constellation Gent’s

The ever-evolving Constellation family introduces its fifth-generation collection for men. Omega?s answer to the luxury sports watch category, all 26 ...
16-01-2020 19:40

Introducing – TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limit

Among the multiple icons in watchmaking, when it comes to chronographs, TAG Heuer holds a special place in collector’s hearts, with models such as t...
15-01-2020 19:38

Women?s Watch Wednesday – Breguet Classique Dame 9065

Breguet unveils the ladies? Classique 9065, an 18k rose gold timepiece with a stunning black Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial, a sprinkling of diamonds, ...
15-01-2020 19:38

Introducing – Zenith Pilot Type 20 Rescue and Pilot Ty

LVMH Watch Week kicked off this week in Dubai with fresh releases from its four leading watchmaking brands. Among the novelties presented by Zenith is...
15-01-2020 19:38

Introducing – Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II

During the LVMH Watch Week in Dubai, Hublot has unveiled its Big Bang Integral collection with integrated bracelets and the third iteration of tattoo ...
14-01-2020 19:40

Introducing – Zenith Defy 21 Carl Cox Edition

Zenith has multiple facets, which includes, of course, superb vintage re-editions of past glories equipped with the El Primero movement. But Zenith is...
14-01-2020 19:40

Introducing – Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater i

While the time-only automatic model, the shockingly thin tourbillon automatic and the recently presented chronograph have been at centre stage in the ...
14-01-2020 19:40

Introducing – Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang Meca-10

Hublot is certainly most known for its luxury sports watches with shaped cases, fusion of material and integrated straps. There is, however, another c...
14-01-2020 19:40

Introducing – The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Sat

No watch enthusiast can overlook Bvlgari’s hegemony of the ultra-thin category. The formula is simple: 5 stunning watches, 5 world records, 1 great ...
14-01-2020 19:40

Introducing – Hublot Big Bang Integral Collection

It is hard to hide the current trend for sports watches with integrated bracelets… They are simply all over the place and in all price segments. Hub...
13-01-2020 19:42

Introducing – Zenith Defy 21 Land Rover Defender Editi

While the main novelty for Zenith at the 2020 LVMH Watch Week will be the reintroduction of the Elite collection (more on that soon), there will be so...
13-01-2020 19:42

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