Monochrome Watches, founded in 2006, is one of the best read online publications dedicated to fine watches. Monochrome brings news, in-depth reviews explaining the most intricate details, and historical stories from the world of Haute Horlogerie.
When presented back in 2017, the MB&F HM7 Aquapod was a proper surprise… Like a shock, really. This watch, a jellyfish-inspired timepiece, with a diving bezel, a vertical movement with tourbillon, a decent water resistance and an organic design, looked like nothing else on the market. Bold, weird, spectacular, artistic, ugly… I’ve rarely experienced a watch […]
The Fine Watch Club is an international multi-brand watch club aimed at anyone with an interest in luxury mechanical watches. Based in Geneva, it was created by our colleague Brice Lechevalier, an entrepreneur and watch enthusiast (co-founder of GMT magazine in 2000). Guided by his passion for watches and taking advantage of his excellent relationships […]
Earlier this year at Baselworld, Bell & Ross presented the BR 03-92 MA-1, a classic square-shaped BR 03 model with a khaki and orange colour scheme poached directly from the US Air Force MA-1 bomber jacket of 1958. With its contrasting matte khaki ceramic case and vivid orange accents, this time-and-date model drew crowds to […]
Cory Richards is an exceptional individual. Part of Vacheron Constantin’s campaign “One of not Many”, Richards was a brilliant kid, dropped out of school, got into alcohol… and became the first American to summit an 8,000m peak. This photographer, adventurer and mountaineer has climbed Mount Everest twice. But this year, along with climbing partner Esteban […]
If watches tick discrete seconds, time is continuous. It flows. Literally. Reading time on an HYT watch is an original experience. Its watches propose an artistic, symbolic and somehow natural representation of the relentless nature of time. Death and the image of the skull are, in this context, not just a gimmick. It makes sense […]
Summertime and the livin’ is easy… As the holiday season is fast approaching, it’s all about making your style cool and effortless, but also having watches that can survive adventures (a splash of mojito, perhaps?). To help you out, we have rounded up 5 watches that will make great daily beaters for sunny days, without […]
In last week's Petrolhead Corner we had a talk with Rob Dickinson, the man behind the coolest Porsche 911 restomods on the planet, and this week we're continuing a bit on the same track. We all know that electrical vehicles are here and before you know it, we all will be driving these 'things'. Like quartz watches, yes we know they are more precise, yes they require less service and are just better timekeepers for the money. But... they do not create the same emotions. Here at MONOCHROME, we're maybe a bit nostalgic. We love the howling sound of a flat six that's being pushed to maximum rpm's and the smell of gasoline and oil. So, here we go for a next Petrolhead Corner installment.
In 2004, an Austrian couple, Maria and Richard Habring, embarked on a surprising but successful horological journey by creating their own brand named Habring². Fifteen years is a relatively short period of time but has proved enough to accomplish their goal: to become a true Austrian watch manufacture, respected and capable of producing great watches. […]
Piers Berry’s passion for watches came later in life but he’s been making up for lost time ever since. Founding British microbrand Pinion in 2013, Berry has used his considerable expertise in digital design to create a relatively simple product range that values clarity over complexity and gives meticulous attention to detail to every aspect […]
Ganymede is one of Jupiter’s moons and the largest moon in our Solar System (in fact, it’s the ninth largest object). Covered in ice and believed to possibly harbour life, technology is still a long way off until Ganymede can be reached and explored. The new microbrand Ganymede is named after this celestial wonder and represents […]