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Introducing – HYT H5, the Evolution of the Fluidic Con

HYT watches was born from an ambitious vision combining science, art and philosophy: portraying time with liquids. Because our perception of time is f...
22-10-2019 19:55

Hands-on – Breguet Classique 7787 Moonphase with Grand

I’d love to say that I’d be curious to see what a modernly designed Breguet would look like… But I can’t! I can’t, simply because Breguet ca...
22-10-2019 19:55

Introducing – Delma Shell Star Bronze Limited Edition

Founded in 1924, the brand has had a focus on dive watches since 1969 with the launch of its robust, water-resistant Periscope. The Shell Star debuted...
22-10-2019 19:55

Introducing – Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar with R

It is not entirely new to see Saxon brand Glashütte Original launching more and more original watches. Previously rather classic and Teutonic in desig...
21-10-2019 19:46

Introducing – Three New Models Panerai x Luna Rossa Te

Panerai?s partnership with Luna Rossa, the Challenger of Record of the 36th America?s Cup, was celebrated earlier this year with the Luna Rossa Challe...
21-10-2019 19:46

Buying Guide – The Most Sought-After Patek Philippe Mo

Last week, we published an article that we believed was somehow a “necessary evil”. We’ve listed the 5 most sought-after Rolex watches currently...
20-10-2019 19:43

The Petrolhead Corner – An Ode to the Porsche 917, Pos

9-1-7 (to be pronounced nine-one-seven), three numbers that will immediately talk to all motorsport enthusiasts. Three numbers that sum up what is pro...
19-10-2019 19:48

Introducing – TAG Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 16 Max Verst

After three years of quartz watches for Max Verstappen, covered here, here and here, his TAG Heuer special edition has now come of age. And despite th...
18-10-2019 19:52

Value Proposition – The 2019 Seiko 5 Sports Collection

When Seiko presented the Prospex LX Line at Baselworld 2019, there were long and vehement discussions on the pertinence of such a collection, and how ...
18-10-2019 19:52

Introducing – Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Phantom with D

It?s clear that Ulysse Nardin wants to underline its commitment to high-tech innovation, first made manifest with the Freak and its cutting-edge silic...
18-10-2019 19:52

Value Proposition – E.C. Andersson Denise Arctic Sport

Nordic winters are harsh and E.C.Andersson?s Denise line of affordable dive/tool watches is designed for these northern conditions. The ?all-season to...
17-10-2019 19:49

Review – Moritz Grossmann GMT

Moritz Grossman introduced its first GMT complication at the beginning of 2019, a superbly crafted watch with an easy-to-consult and easy-to-adjust se...
17-10-2019 19:49

Hands-on – The Unique Armin Strom Pure Resonance Only

For the 2019 edition of Only Watch, the biennial fundraiser for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Armin Strom presents a unique version of its ...
17-10-2019 19:49

Event – Salon Exceptional Watches 2019, this Weekend i

While the watch industry ticks in time to two massive watch fairs, Baselworld and SIHH, these two events are mostly meant for brands to present their ...
16-10-2019 19:46

In-Depth – The History of the Omega Constellation

The Constellation family has been around for 66 years and is currently one of Omega?s oldest collections. What started out as a chronometer for men in...
16-10-2019 19:46

Industry News – SIHH 2020 Becomes Watches & Wonde

There’s no denying that, in the past couple of years, major watch fairs Baselworld and SIHH have been in the spotlight – but not in a pleasant way...
16-10-2019 19:46

Introducing – New Ferdinand Berthoud Chronomčtre FB1 &

The watches produced by Ferdinand Berthoud (Chopard’s sister, high-end brand) are fascinating and depict impressive mechanics and finishings. At the...
16-10-2019 19:46

Hands-on – Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Li

Unless I?m mistaken, we hadn?t seen any Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph models since its debut in 2014. Despite having a distinctive, origina...
15-10-2019 19:41

Hands-on – Louis Erard Teams Up with Alain Silberstein

Alain Silberstein is among those names that only a few will know but who has created a unique style that is immediately recognizable. Driven by a rigo...
15-10-2019 19:41

Introducing – Vacheron Constantin Métiers d?Art The Le

Chinese New Year kicks off on 25 January 2020 and according to the Chinese zodiac, this means we are entering the reign of the Year of the Rat (metal ...
15-10-2019 19:41

Introducing – Oris Movember Edition 2019 Chronoris

For the last two years, Oris has teamed up with non-profit organization Movember to help fight men?s most problematic physical and mental health issue...
14-10-2019 19:47

In-Depth – The Evolution of the Regulator Watch by Chr

Chronoswiss and regulators are synonymous these days. The company was the first to introduce this style on production wristwatches back in 1987 and ha...
14-10-2019 19:47

Introducing – Zenith x Bamford x MR PORTER El Primero

As you have probably seen (if you’re into watches, you must have seen it), this year was the 50th anniversary of one of the most legendary movements...
14-10-2019 19:47

Buying Guide – The 5 Most Sought-After Rolex Models in

The following buying guide is one that I’m not particularly fond of writing, not that the topic isn’t desirable (on the contrary) but behind these...
13-10-2019 19:46

The Petrolhead Corner – The Alfa Romeo Edition –

“Alfa Romeo Giulia”… Three words that resonate in my mind and immediately bring emotions. Classic, Italian, moderately-designed but oh-so-elegan...
12-10-2019 19:38

Spotted – Will Smith Recently Spotted with Three Watch

Will Smith is an American actor and singer, best known for his role as his namesake character in the television show Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He recei...
11-10-2019 19:43

Hands-on – Blancpain Fifty Fathoms “Nageurs de C

Great designs don?t age and this Blancpain Fifty Fathoms “Nageurs de Combat” is living proof of this fact. You would think that a watch that has b...
11-10-2019 19:43

Hands-on – The New IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner C

The IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph might not be the most coveted watch in the brand’s pilot collection and still, it is cert...
11-10-2019 19:43

Hands-on – Tutima Grand Flieger Classic Automatic

Many brands are associated with pilot watches these days, which is among the most popular of styles. IWC, Breitling, Zenith, Laco, Hamilton and scores...
10-10-2019 19:48

Introducing – Corum Golden Bridge Round 43 Art Deco

Corum has just unveiled two limited-edition Golden Bridge watches that combine the iconic baguette movement with 16 cables resembling a suspension bri...
10-10-2019 19:48

Introducing – Longines Heritage Classic “Sector

It makes no doubt that Longines knows its business when it comes to re-edition of past models. This was true with, for instance, the Avigation BigEye,...
10-10-2019 19:48

Review – Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama Date Annu

This is something we’ve already said in the past, but it appears that Glashütte Original is becoming more and more… original. By that, we mean tha...
09-10-2019 19:42

Introducing – Van Bricht Old Mind, a Handmade Tourbill

Two young Belgian watchmakers got to know each other at the watchmaking school of Namur. After one of their long midnight conversations about watches,...
09-10-2019 19:42

Introducing – Louis Moinet Only Mexico and Metropolis

Mexico City?s Salon Internacional Alta Relojería (SIAR) is South America?s most important annual watch fair. As such, this major horological event has...
09-10-2019 19:42

Value Proposition – Tissot Heritage Petite Seconde (Re

Vintage-inspired watches are all the rage these days with military and dive watches usually grabbing the spotlight. Tissot has been around since the e...
08-10-2019 19:55

Introducing – Hamilton Chrono-Matic 50 Auto Chrono

It seems that Hamilton is on fire recently, with multiple well-received vintage-inspired releases, such as the Khaki Pilot Pioneer, the Khaki Field Me...
08-10-2019 19:55

Introducing – Grand Seiko Heritage “Autumn”

Being inspired by its country of origin is a recurring theme at Grand Seiko. Proud of being Japanese, the brand relies on classic artistry and culture...
08-10-2019 19:55

Interview – Adrian Ballinger On Climbing Everest Witho

Favre Leuba is known for its rugged functional watches. The brand?s unique mountaineering credentials owe much to the Bivouac collection. Back in the ...
07-10-2019 19:45

Hands-on – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Frost

You are all familiar with the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, with its history, and its multiple manifestations but the model we have for our hands-on sess...
07-10-2019 19:45

Introducing – Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition

With a multi-axis tourbillon, a meteorite dial, a fully integrated chronograph, hand-guillochage, engraving and grand feu enamel dial, the Jaeger-LeCo...
07-10-2019 19:45

Buying Guide – The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

The Luxury Sports Watch category is dominated by iconic classics such as the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the Patek Philippe Nautilus ? two watches t...
06-10-2019 19:46

The Petrolhead Corner – Racing Driver Dan Gurney, the

Saturday means our weekly car-related column is live? So yes, this episode will be focused on cars and motorsport, but as we?re also a watch magazine,...
05-10-2019 19:49

Spotted – Liverpool FC?s Roberto Firmino with an HYT H

Usually, professional football players show a preference for a handful of watch brands. They are usually spotted with mainstream brands like Audemars ...
04-10-2019 19:41

Introducing – Grand Seiko Spring Drive SBGA405 Godzill

Judging by the relentless stream of Grand Seiko press releases, it’s patently clear that this Japanese brand is dead set on conquering Western marke...
04-10-2019 19:41

Introducing – Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronogr

Alpina expands its 1970s-inspired Startimer Heritage Pilot family with a chronograph. Not just any chronograph, mind you, but a monopusher chronograph...
04-10-2019 19:41

Introducing – Zenith x Bamford Chronomaster El Primero

About a year ago, Zenith Watches teamed up with Bamford Watch Department to present the Chronomaster El Primero Solar Blue for MR PORTER. The success ...
03-10-2019 19:54

Hands-on – Seiko Celebrates 50 Years of Automatic Chro

1969 was a prolific year for the watch industry. We could talk about the Moon Landing or the introduction of several iconic timepieces. But when it co...
03-10-2019 19:54

Video – Behind the Bench with Watchmaker Karsten Fraes

Karsten Fraessdorf, the founder of Montres KF, has been a watchmaker since he was a teenager. Restoring old clocks and pocket watches, he learned all ...
03-10-2019 19:54

Hands-on – Seiko Presage Chronograph 55th Anniversary

While Seiko’s influence on the automatic chronograph doesn’t need to be demonstrated anymore, as it was one of the three manufacturers to simultan...
03-10-2019 19:54

News – Two Unique H. Moser Watches with Dials Designed

Founded in 2000, Room to Read is a non-profit organisation helping children in Asia and Africa to get access to the education they deserve. In the fra...
02-10-2019 19:48

Video – Discovering Bvlgari Serpenti Seduttori with Mo

The Serpenti (snake in English) has been Bvlgari’s signature, iconic, cult women’s watch design for decades. Bold, feminine, precious, this watch ...
02-10-2019 19:48

Introducing – Hegid Watches, and its Concept of DIY Ev

The watchmaking industry can sometimes be ambivalent. On the one hand, we hear taglines of “timeless objects made to be transmitted to the future ge...
02-10-2019 19:48

Introducing – Zenith Chronomaster El Primero C.01 R

It?s becoming more and more frequent for watch brands to create special, exclusive editions for bona fide collectors. A collector?s club based in Sili...
02-10-2019 19:48

Review – The New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual C

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, and its full ceramic Perpetual Calendar versions – full black and now white too – have been some of the most sought...
01-10-2019 19:48

Hands-on – Meet Alpine Eagle, Chopard?s Take On The Lu

The luxury sports watch is one of the most dynamic categories in the watch industry. In 1972, with the Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet and Gerald Genta def...
01-10-2019 19:48

Hands-on – Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpagraphe Noir

Parmigiani Fleurier is traditionally quite conservative when it comes to the materials of its designs and its watch cases. The brand usually sticks to...
01-10-2019 19:48

Hands-on – Live Impressions on the New Omega Seamaster

Last week, Omega introduced a new Bond-themed Seamaster Diver 300M, inspired by the 1969 movie ?On Her Majesty?s Secret Service?. When we posted this ...
30-09-2019 19:44

First Look – Seiko Presage Green Enamel Dial SPB111J1

When Seiko internationally launched its Presage sub-collection a couple of years ago, the goal was clear: offering a classic approach of watchmaking a...
30-09-2019 19:44

Introducing – The MB&F HM9 Flow “Air”

When it has been introduced back in 2018, MB&F HM9 Flow made some noise. Not that we should be surprised by the independent watchmaker creating a bold...
30-09-2019 19:44

Buying Guide – 5 Recently-Launched Tool Watches Ready

The concept of tool watches isn’t clearly defined. It can be a diver, it can be a chronograph, it can be a pilot’s watch. But what we’ll look at...
29-09-2019 19:38

The Petrolhead Corner – The Goodwood Revival Edition &

It’s hard to pitch something as intense as Goodwood Revival without living it… But let’s be concise. Imagine some of the finest, rarest, most ex...
28-09-2019 19:42

Hands-on – Audemars Piguet Millenary Frosted Gold Phil

The new Audemars Piguet Millenary Frosted Gold Philosophique challenges the conventional way of reading time with just one hand for the hours and minu...
27-09-2019 19:47

Video – Inside Bovet’s Manufacture and the Recit

Since 2016, Bovet has unveiled a series of astronomical timepieces. The Shooting Star was the first, followed by the Asterium in 2017. In 2018, we saw...
27-09-2019 19:47

Hands-on – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calenda

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and its iconic octagonal case and integrated bracelet need no introduction. It is one of the most iconic watches of the ...
26-09-2019 19:39

Hands-on – Seiko Prospex Automatic Field Compass SRPD3

There aren’t many compass watches around. Given the fact that we spend most of our time on land, it’s kind of weird that watches with abyssal wate...
26-09-2019 19:39

Hands-on – Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Monaco Yach

Ulysse Nardin unveils a new version of its Marine Torpilleur to coincide with the annual Monaco Yacht Show (MYS). Renowned as the most prestigious sup...
26-09-2019 19:39

In-Depth – The Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep and The Five

In late August, extreme explorer Victor Vescovo achieved the culmination of his Five Deeps project becoming the first human to dive to the bottom of t...
25-09-2019 19:39

Value Proposition – Meet the Accessible, Dutch Fromant

Young brand Fromanteel continues its quest to combine Dutch Design with Swiss reliability. The latest weapon in its line-up shows how well that combin...
25-09-2019 19:39

Introducing – A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon

As we anticipated, the tenth and final ?25th Anniversary? Lange 1 watch is a spectacular one-minute tourbillon. First introduced in the Lange 1 watch ...
25-09-2019 19:39

Introducing – Omega Seamaster Diver 300M “On Her

Since 1995 and Goldeneye, Omega has been the world’s most famous spy “James Bond 007” official watch. In this movie, actor Pierce Brosnan was we...
24-09-2019 19:42

Hands-on – TAG Heuer Monaco 1999-2009 Limited Edition

Today, TAG Heuer celebrates the unveiling of the fourth timepiece in the Monaco 50th Anniversary saga in the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures at the Tokyo...
24-09-2019 19:42

Introducing – MIH Gaďa Watch

The abbreviation MIH probably doesn\'t mean much to most of our readers, except to the hard-core watch enthusiasts (or WIS, which stands for Watch Idi...
24-09-2019 19:42

Hands-on – Tudor Black Bay Ceramic One (Unique Piece&#

Part of the multiple unique pieces introduced for Only Watch 2019, there was one surprising watch, made by Tudor, in an unprecedented colour scheme an...
23-09-2019 19:47

Hands-on – Ferdinand Berthoud Chronometre FB1 “N

Ferdinand Berthoud was, without doubt, one of the greatest horologists of all times.  The name and spirit of this master watchmaker was resuscitated r...
23-09-2019 19:47

Introducing – The Unique (and Superb) De Bethune x Urw

For the 2017 edition of Only Watch, Urwerk already surprised collectors with a unique and clearly unusual collaboration piece, made with the most clas...
23-09-2019 19:47

Introducing – Aquadive Bathyscaphe 100 GMT Poseidon Ed

Aquadive is, together with sister brand Doxa, one of those brands that may not necessarily be familiar to a large audience but which is, however, high...
23-09-2019 19:47

Buying Guide – 5 Of the Best Perpetual Calendar Watche

Complications, when it comes to horology, are all the functions of a watch in addition to the display of the time. Complications are what makes mechan...
22-09-2019 19:36

Hands-on – The New TAG Heuer Aquaracer with Green Dial

TAG Heuer is hugely popular for its automotive heritage and its racing chronographs. But the brand also has rich nautical and water-sport credentials,...
21-09-2019 19:32

Value Proposition – Accessible Brand Ophion Launches t

Ophion is a rather young brand that launched in 2015, with a watch that already had quite some arguments. Accessible, well-designed and powered by a n...
20-09-2019 19:41

Hands-on – The Unique Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Barakuda

Blancpain has been a long-time supporter of Only Watch. For the 2019 edition of the biennial fundraiser for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, t...
20-09-2019 19:41

Video – MMT Swiss (Manufacture Modules Technologies),

As a “magazine dedicated to fine watches”, MONOCHROME doesn’t tend to cover connected modules, batteries and microchips. Still, we have to recog...
20-09-2019 19:41

Video – Frederique Constant – Pim Koeslag, Techn

After two videos on history and strategy, we continue our series of videos focusing on accessible luxury brand Frederique Constant. Created only 30 ye...
19-09-2019 19:39

Hands-on – The Unique Breguet Type 20 Revival 2055ST f

A few weeks ago, we presented you the entire list of watches that will be auctioned for charity during Only Watch 2019. We also took some time to tale...
19-09-2019 19:39

Hands-on – Frederique Constant Yacht Timer Regatta Cou

Affordable luxury has become the byword at Frederique Constant proving that you can have your horological cake and eat it too. Dispelling a lot of sno...
19-09-2019 19:39

Value Proposition – Laco Cuxhaven And Bremerhaven (Rev

Laco is a brand that sometimes flies under the radar (notably in America), overshadowed by German counterparts like Sinn, Junghans and MeisterSinger. ...
19-09-2019 19:39

In-Depth – Jaquet Droz Magic Lotus Automaton

Once upon a time, on the outskirts of the watchmaking town of La Chaux-de-Fonds, there was a manufacture like few others? If the brand Jaquet Droz is ...
18-09-2019 19:40

Video – Frederique Constant – The Present and Fu

Today on MONOCHROME we continue our series of videos focusing on accessible luxury brand Frederique Constant. Created only 30 years ago by Peter and A...
18-09-2019 19:40

Found – Eric Clapton?s Patek Philippe 5975R Chronograp

While browsing on Instagram the other day, I noticed a post from the popular watch account @Patekaholic about a particular Patek Philippe posted throu...
18-09-2019 19:40

Opinion – Learning to Love the IWC Pilot?s Watch Top G

Feeling bold today" Good. Now meet a pilot?s watch with camouflaged hands, a day-date indication, a ceramic case and a normal-sized crown. Except for ...
17-09-2019 19:37

Hands-on – Urban Jürgensen Reference 1741 Perpetual Ca

If you’re a recurring reader of MONOCHROME, you should now know all about Urban Jürgensen – and if you don’t, we encourage you to have a closer ...
17-09-2019 19:37

Video – Frédérique Constant – The History of the

Today on MONOCHROME we start a series of videos focusing on accessible luxury brand, Frédérique Constant. Created only 30 years ago by Peter and Alett...
17-09-2019 19:37

In-Depth – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpe

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak SelfWinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin, which started its life as a prototype watch named RD#2, is one of these watch...
16-09-2019 19:42

Value Proposition – Amsterdam-Based Brand Bodor Launch

The microbrand business is stronger than ever, with dozens of projects launching every month. Some offer classic watches, some play on originality, so...
16-09-2019 19:42

Buying Guide – Tight Budget" Here are 5 Newly-Lau

Despite what the masses think, there\'s no need to fetch an incredible budget to enjoy the "tic-tac" of a mechanical watch on the wrist. In fact, the ...
15-09-2019 19:37

Introducing – Tudor Black Bay Chrono Dark Limited Edit

It\'s rather unusual for Tudor to launch a watch out of the Baselworld context... What is even more unusual is a Tudor limited edition (except one don...
14-09-2019 19:37

Independent Watchmaking – Spotlight On Young Talents &

It is always a pleasure to present and showcase the work of young watchmakers and emerging talents. Today we are taking a look at Théo Auffret, part o...
13-09-2019 19:38

Spotted – Cristiano Ronaldo with a Paved Breguet Doubl

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer who currently plays for the Turin-based club Juventus. He is also one of the most famous players on the p...
13-09-2019 19:38

Face-to-Face – The Battle of Elegant Time-Only Watches

There are moments in life that call for an elegant, time-only watch. Situations in which a strapping tool watch with protruding pushers and a glowing ...
13-09-2019 19:38

Review – The Battle of Elegant Time-Only Watches Part

This SBGW231, which belongs to Grand Seiko?s Elegance Collection, might not have the most seductive name, but this steel dress watch with classic aest...
12-09-2019 19:46

Introducing – Frederique Constant Slimline Perpetual C

When Geneva-based brand Frederique Constant introduced its first Perpetual Calendar in 2016, it came as a surprise for the entire world of Haute Horlo...
12-09-2019 19:46

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