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Earlier this year, we showed you the new MP45 Monopusher Chronograph from Vertex. If you missed the article, you can read it here. We were quite taken with the distinctive look and performance of this watch. Based on its popularity, it seems we were not the only ones. Now, just as with the M100B, Vertex is introducing a limited edition black DLC-coated version of the Monopusher Chronograph, the MP45B, for those who prefer something a little more stealthy on the wrist. Although, if you’re expecting this watch to fly under the radar, you may be disappointed!
Panerai watches and their military roots need no introduction anymore. The brand, founded in Florence, Italy, supplied military forces only for more than half a century. This background is part of the brand’s DNA and most of the design elements have been created with military requirements in mind. Today, the brand pays tribute to its […]
Hamilton is no stranger to the silver screen as movie stars have been wearing their timepieces on camera since 1932’s Shanghai Express. The Hamilton Jazzmaster Regulator Cinema was even created to celebrate 86 years in films and the brand recently released the Murph “Khaki Field” after being part of Interstellar movie. The Ventura collection, first released in 1957 […]
July 1969 – July 2019. In a week, the world will celebrate one of mankind’s greatest achievements: walking on the Moon. On July 20th 1969 (or July 21st depending on where you are on Earth), 3 men, onboard a not-so-safe rocket named Saturn V, travelled to our nearest satellite and 2 of them (Aldrin and Armstrong) step […]
Sylvester Stallone, an American actor, director and producer, needs no introduction anymore. He is best known to people worldwide for creating and playing the character Rocky Balboa, the underdog boxer in the Rocky film series and portraying the fictional special forces solider, John Rambo. This year will see the release of the final film in […]
Let’s start this article with a promise. This will be the most incredible article you’ll read today. Guaranteed. We can’t guarantee you’ll be satisfied with your 9-2-5-job anymore, though... A Vostock was what did it. The watch didn’t cost much, just a couple of Euros. And in case you don’t know what a Vostok is, don’t worry. The soon-to-be owner hadn’t heard of it either before he stumbled upon the watch on a flea-market somewhere in the outskirts of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi.
The link between Porsche Design and Porsche Cars isn’t just a name on a product. The collaboration between these two entities goes way beyond that. We’ve seen motoring technology applied to pushers on a chronograph. Multiple elements of design are inspired by the cars. For the latest watch in the collection, Porsche Design brings a […]
As Bernie Ecclestone already taught us with his infamous black-eyed Hublot-advertisements, owning very desirable watches does come with some risks. Giuliano Mazzuoli knows that better than anyone else. Unfortunately… From a robbery to Crowe’s and Sheeran’s wrists When Giuliano Mazzuoli entered his workshops on the early morning on Sunday, May 12, the Italian watchmaker encountered […]
Edox isn’t our typical brand here, at MONOCHROME. Still, their latest offering is a pretty cool piece. The new SkyDiver Military Limited Edition is based on a mystery from 1973, when a wealthy Swiss colonel is rumored to have commissioned a secretive limited-edition SkyDiver series for elite paratroopers under his command. Little more than sketches […]
The never-ending birthday party of the Lange 1 receives its sixth celebratory watch, the Lange 1 Moon Phase “25th Anniversary”. As the ambassador of the Saxon brand, the Lange 1 is being regaled with ten very special watches, unveiled one by one on a monthly basis until October 2019. Gift-wrapped in the same silver and […]