Buying Guide – 9 of the Best and Most Impressive Complication Watches of 2020

The end of the year is fast approaching, so it is time for MONOCHROME to take a look back at the watches we think should make our “best of” lists for 2020. The COVID-19 outbreak disrupted our lives… and, incidentally, the watch industry. Despite this situation, we’ve seen plenty of fascinating watches. We are starting […]

2 weeks ago

News – Berthoud Demonstrates the Impressive Chronometric Performances of its Chronomètre FB 2RE

As the Grand Prix D’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) awards ceremony is fast approaching, the competition is heating up between nominated brands. One of the categories with truly interesting contenders in the Chronometry Category. Among the pre-selected watches is the new Ferdinand Berthoud Chronomètre FB 2RE. Named after an illustrious 18th-century watchmaker, the brand was revived […]

1 month ago

Buying Guide – Our Highlights From Geneva Watch Days 2020

With the cancellation of Baselworld and Watches & Wonders, the Geneva Watch Days event was one of the very few multi-brand watch events of the year. Seventeen brands  showcased their novelties between August 26 and August 29 in the “capital of luxury watchmaking”. The event was decentralised as each brand was presenting novelties in their […]

3 months ago

Introducing – Ferdinand Berthoud Chronomètre FB 2RE (Live Pics & Price)

Ferdinand Berthoud might be a relatively “young” brand, but it bears the illustrious name of one of the greatest chronometer makers of the 18th century. Although the brand manufactures just a few dozen of watches every year, the sincerity and the integrity of its approach has won plaudits from collectors and experts alike. Presented in […]

4 months ago

Just Because – The Best of Indie Watchmaking Seen Through the Casebacks – Part 1

Turning a watch over can be a moment of pure enjoyment. Beyond the intricacies of the mechanics of time, the meticulous search for perfection in their manufacturing, the time spent to decorate parts, the path for beauty and balance, is the hallmark of what we call “Haute Horlogerie”. We have put together some superb watches […]

6 months ago

Just Because – Ferdinand Berthoud, Chronometry and the FB1-R Regulator

Resurrecting the Ferdinand Berthoud name, an eminent 18th-century horologist, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele (co-president of Chopard) and his team have shown quite a talent to surprise and amaze us. The niche, high-end brand has presented several creations that are not just nostalgic products but modern wristwatches. These are nonetheless loyal to the legacy of the name Berthoud. […]

7 months ago

Retrospective – 20 years of GPHG – Looking Back at the 19 Winning Watches To Date

This year will be the 20th anniversary of the Oscars of watchmaking, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. As such it is an exceptional year: a year of change and of celebration. This year, the GPHG is launching its international watch industry Academy. The initiative will invite several hundred stakeholders in the sector to take […]

10 months ago

Introducing – Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.3-1 Sapphire Blue Chronometer

If the name dates back to the 18th century, Ferdinand Berthoud was resurrected only recently by Chopard’s Karl-Friedrich Scheufele and his team. While manifesting respect to the Berthoud legacy, the brand’s first creations offer a superb, modern take on this heritage. These watches have received a remarkable accolade from the watch community and industry: at […]