Watches

SIHH 2016 – Thoughts about the Greubel Forsey Signature 1, the “entry-level” proposition (Review with live photos & price)

SIHH 2016 – Thoughts about the Greubel Forsey Signature 1, the “entry-level” proposition (Review with live photos & price)

It must be said: the 2016 version of the SIHH showed an emphasis on more open watches and the recharging of symbols ( IWC Big Pilot , Vacheron Constantin Overseas or JLC Reverso , among others). In the industry’s heavyweights, Greubel Forsey likewise needed to marginally change its technique, by offering something less specialized, less complicated, possibly more useable consistently, and primarily, more reasonable. After their cheapest Tourbillon in 2015, the  …

SIHH 2016 – Hands-on with the URWERK UR-105 T-Rex, the bronze reptile (live photos & price)

SIHH 2016 – Hands-on with the URWERK UR-105 T-Rex, the bronze reptile (live photos & price)

Love it or hate it… Whatever you say about the URWERK UR-105 T-Rex, one thing is sure: it creates emotions and sentiments. It’s strong, creative, concealed, and terribly outrageous but still, that’s the motivation behind why here, at Monochrome-Watches (and we realize that we’re not the one and only one), we love URWERK . We love the bizarre showcase, we love the unexpected shapes and we love the blend of complex watchmaking and profoundly close to home plan. Also, here is our …

SIHH 2016 – Introducing the Drive de Cartier, a new men’s shaped watch (hands-on review, live photos, price)

SIHH 2016 – Introducing the Drive de Cartier, a new men’s shaped watch (hands-on review, live photos, price)

If there was just something single to embody about Cartier Watches it could effectively be how the brand masters shapes. Round , Square , oval , rectangular , deconstructed … There are numerous varieties at Cartier and the vast majority of them are brimming with tastefulness, by one way or another unpredictable however never exaggerated. The Old Maison is acceptable at it, as we’ve seen as of late with the Clé de Cartier of the Crash Skeleton …

‘Come fly with us’ – Flying with IWC on-board JU-52 with the new IWC Pilot’s Watches

‘Come fly with us’ – Flying with IWC on-board JU-52 with the new IWC Pilot’s Watches

When IWC offer you the chance to fly on-board their Junkers JU-52 airplane, you take it. This outing was to match with the dispatch of the new pilots range, which we covered here and here . As you would expect, it is a long way from just any airplane. For a long time, the Schaffhausen based producer have sustained an association with Swiss airline JU-AIR through their shared admiration of the Junkers JU-52 airplane. Any reasonable person would agree, this airplane has a genuinely …

Introducing the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T Tourbillon – a chronograph & tourbillon just under 15,000 CHF (specs & price)

Introducing the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T Tourbillon – a chronograph & tourbillon just under 15,000 CHF (specs & price)

Here is the deal… TAG Heuer has recently delivered another Carrera watch featuring (please, take a seat…) their own in-house chronograph and development for JUST 15,000 Swiss Francs including charges. Indeed, you read it right, there’s no error here. We’re not talking around 150,000 Swiss Francs however truly fifteen thousand Swiss Francs, including 8% Swiss assessments. To be honest, this is past amazing. It’s practically fantastic. …

SIHH 2016: Introducing the Panerai Luminor 8-Days Set – Two Pre-Vendôme Inspired Collector’s Models (Hands-on Photos and Price)

SIHH 2016: Introducing the Panerai Luminor 8-Days Set – Two Pre-Vendôme Inspired Collector’s Models (Hands-on Photos and Price)

The history of Panerai is presumably notable, with its connection to the Italian naval force, and specifically the frogman commandos of the First Submarine Group Command of the Royal Italian Navy. The Florentine watchmakers made watches for the Royal Italian Navy; in 1936 they made the absolute first ‘Radiomir’. In 1940 the Radiomir was somewhat changed (presently Radiomir 1940) and in 1950 the unbelievable Luminor 1950, with its notorious crown security system, was …

SIHH 2016 – Vacheron Constantin Overseas Ultra-thin ref. 2000V with Calibre 1120 – Live Photos, Specs and Price

SIHH 2016 – Vacheron Constantin Overseas Ultra-thin ref. 2000V with Calibre 1120 – Live Photos, Specs and Price

Renewing a symbol isn’t an easy task (not a simple undertaking by any means!) However, however notorious as it could be, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas has been in the assortment, with an unchanged plan, for as far back as 12 years. The Overseas had its last update in 2004, and the solitary changes have been corrective, which means new dial tones, and adding a few complications. Up to this point, the Overseas assortment didn’t comprise a genuine beneficiary to the …

Pre-Baselworld 2016 – Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centered with Onyx Dial

Pre-Baselworld 2016 – Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centered with Onyx Dial

The main thing to note about Jaquet Droz is thei utilization of a quite certain dial format, with 2 sub-dials (one for the time and one – enormous – for the seconds) that portrays a 8 – indeed the fortunate 8, a number that made the brand rather effective in Asia. This design is predominantly obvious in a reasonable, centered display – like in the  Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantieme Ivory Enamel or the  Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Circled looked into …

Pre-Baselworld 2016 – Bell & Ross BR 03-92 and BR 03-94 Chronograph Desert Type – new ceramic military inspired watches (specs & price)

Pre-Baselworld 2016 – Bell & Ross BR 03-92 and BR 03-94 Chronograph Desert Type – new ceramic military inspired watches (specs & price)

We all think about the flying underlying foundations of Bell & Ross , the solid DNA and a particular plan that made the brand effective for certain years now – and significantly more known since the dispatch of the famous squared watch, the BR 01, which commended its tenth commemoration a year ago . For the 2016 release of Baselworld , the brand goes considerably further in the military motivation, with watches intended to meet the determinations of aviation based armed …

The Collector’s Series – Chris and his stunning vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 5016 Steel Bombay

The Collector’s Series – Chris and his stunning vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 5016 Steel Bombay

Chris Clark is a watch fellow. A vintage watch fellow. Be that as it may, in the same way as other of us, he hasn’t consistently had the option to encircle himself with watches and transform his energy into his regular employment. Notwithstanding, today watches are important for his every day life and he has the opportunity to locate the correct ones – including the magnificent and uncommon Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 5016 Steel Bombay we’re going to examine in our …