In-Depth – The Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges

When thinking about tourbillon watches, two indisputable references immediately come to mind. There is Breguet, the inventor of the tourbillon himself, and there’s Girard-Perregaux, maker of the sublime Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges. This specific, symmetrical architecture of the movement has become a hallmark for the brand and today Girard-Perregaux continues to pay tribute to […]

Introducing – The Spectacular Atelier de Chronométrie AdC#8 Split-Seconds Chronograph

Atelier de Chronométrie is something special in the watchmaking scene… Truly special. And what these Barcelona-based guys are doing is absolutely fascinating. ‘Handmade’ takes on its original meaning here and wristwatches in the Atelier are crafted in the good old traditional way. Specialized in 1940s-styled watches based on revived vintage Omega calibres, what you’re about […]

Hands-on – The Genus GNS1.2 TD In Damascene Titanium

Last year saw the introduction of a new brand on the independent watchmaking scene, a brand that impressed with a novel way to display the time; Genus Watches. While the vast majority of watches display the time in a classic way (with 2 or 3 hands rotating over a round dial), Genus came with something radical, […]

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Independent Watchmaking – The Remy Cools Tourbillon Souscription

The first time we met with Remy Cools and presented his work on MONOCHROME was in 2018. At the time, Cools had freshly graduated from his watchmaking school, the Lycée Edgar Faure in Morteau. This talented young craftsman had caught our attention with his montre d’école, the school watch that he completed in order to […]

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In-Depth – Living with the A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus Steel

On 24 October 2019, A. Lange & Söhne introduced something entirely new, an important step for this usually rather conservative high-end watch brand; it was a sports watch, made in stainless steel, with a bracelet – three unprecedented features for ALS that made this very watch, the Odysseus, a hot topic of conversation. During the […]

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Introducing – Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two (Live Pics & Price)

The density of horological technicality packed into this watch is enough to take your breath away. Following in the stellar wake of Brainstorm Chapter One released in 2019, Chapter Two takes on board a host of complications: double-sided flying tourbillon; world timer indexed to a second time zone; and moon phase and power reserve indicators. […]

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Introducing – Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette

An independent watchmaker from the Vallée de Joux, Romain Gauthier is considered a master of hand decoration in Swiss watchmaking, demonstrating the savoir-faire of his team through impeccably finished movements. To mark the 15th anniversary of the Romain Gauthier brand, what better way than to take one of his outstanding models and make it even […]

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