Introducing – Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater in Sandblasted Rose Gold

While the time-only automatic model, the shockingly thin tourbillon automatic and the recently presented chronograph have been at centre stage in the Octo Finissimo collection, we shouldn’t forget one of the earliest watches presented in this saga of world records… The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater. First introduced in matte titanium, and followed by a […]

Introducing – Pedrozo & Piriz PP01, a new Indie Watchmaker (Live Pics & Price)

We are always happy at MONOCHROME to see the launch of new independent brands. When we learnt that Adrian Pedrozo, a fellow journalist – or more precisely ex-journalist as he is now fully involved in this new project – was launching his own brand, it naturally caught our curiosity. So let’s take a look at […]

2 weeks ago

Video – Exploring the New HYT H5, still with Fluidic Time, now with a New Movement

In 2017, HYT Watches returned to the basics with a major design evolution, entirely focused on the display and the unique fluidic indication of the time, resulting in the H0 watches. This year, 2019, the brand introduces a new movement that allows for more precise indexing of the fluidic hour indication. That new Calibre 501 […]

1 month ago

Review – Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395 (Incl. VIDEO)

The third ultra-thin tourbillon model to join Breguet’s Classique family in 2019, the reference 5395, is about as anachronic as they come. Unlike the former references, with their classic dials and large aperture for the off-centred tourbillon, this watch has been stripped of every last vestment. There is nothing, literally, between the spectator and the […]

1 month ago

Introducing – MB&F Legacy Machine Thunderdome (Live Pics)

Max Büsser and Friends, or simply MB&F, was created as an avant-garde horological lab with a vision: gathering talents to create radical mechanical art pieces. For its latest creation, Büsser got two of his long-time friends to collaborate for the first time; the discreet Finnish master Kari Voutilainen and the inventive Eric Coudray. The result […]

2 months ago

Hands-on – Bovet 19Thirty Fleurier, now in Red Gold with an Ornate Dial

The Bovet 19Thirty Fleurier is one of the simpler models in the brand’s universe of ultra-refined, ultra-ornamented timepieces. First presented in steel in 2015, with a relatively ‘simple’ dial and straightforward functions – by Bovet’s standards… – the 19Thirty pays homage to the 1930s when pocket watches migrated to the wrist. The latest model to […]

2 months ago

Video – Breguet, the Unmistakable Signs – What makes a Breguet watch Unique?

Today, we take a close look at one of the most respected brands of the entire industry, a brand with an extremely rich heritage, Breguet. This brand was named after its founder, Abraham-Louis Breguet, one of the most (if not the most) important watchmakers of his times. Back in the 18th century, Abraham-Louis Breguet revolutionized […]

2 months ago