Introducing – MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement “Eddy Jaquet”, Inspired by Jules Verne (Live Pics)

Since it was founded in 2005, MB&F has cultivated partnerships with watchmakers, clockmakers, artists and designers. The latest collaboration involves Eddy Jaquet, a master engraver whose incredibly detailed engravings bring to life scenes from Jules Verne’s novels. Eight unique pieces in red gold, each with a remarkable tale to tell, embark on their next adventure […]

Introducing – The Urwerk UR-220 Falcon Project (Live Pics & Price)

A few months ago, URWERK announced the final edition of what’s probably its most emblematic watch, the UR-210. A true time-indicating UFO, the UR-210 is a compendium of everything Urwerk stands for. But there is no reason to be sad because the brand has secured its successor. And today, it is presented. With its hand-wound […]

2 weeks ago

Introducing – The New HYT Flow

HYT is an independent watchmaker like no other. With creations staging an offbeat dialogue between art and science, the brand has always been nimble and fast at innovation… from the very beginning and their core concept of displaying time with fluids. A few years ago, HYT had presented one of its most unexpected concepts, a […]

2 weeks ago

Review – Up Close and Personal with my Ventura V-Tec Sigma

If you follow MONOCHROME, even occasionally, you know that we’re all about mechanical watches. It takes something really special to get us excited about something battery-powered, but every now and then, that something comes along. The retro Hamilton PSR is a recent example, along with the quartz Citizen Calibre 0100 that’s accurate to +/-1 second per year. Also, we sometimes dig into our own collections to highlight a special piece, like Frank’s vintage Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Brice’s Breguet Type XX. So, in this hands-on review, I’m going to talk about my own Ventura V-Tec Sigma, an unconventional luxury digital watch that once guest-starred in a Nicolas Cage movie.

3 weeks ago

Introducing – MB&F Trinity Table Clock

Trinity marks the 13th collaboration between MB&F and Swiss clockmaker L’Epée 1839. This year, a hybrid insect/robot table clock with three spindly legs and three spherical magnifying eyes crawls into the limelight to herald the novelties of MB&F for 2020. Three is the magic number for MB&F’s latest Robocreature – it is a three-way collaboration […]

1 month ago

Introducing – Gerald Genta Arena Bi-Retrograde Anthracite (Live Pics & Price)

As some of you certainly know, there’s much more to Gerald Genta than his fame as the designer of the Royal Oak. The man also founded his own watch brand, which was acquired by Bvlgari in 2000 and is one of the pillars behind today’s impressive Octo Finissimo collection. Last year, we saw the name […]

1 month ago

Introducing – HYT H5 Red Limited Edition

With its unusual vision combining art, mechanical watchmaking and fluid technology, HYT creates watches like no other, portraying time with liquids flowing through an ultra-fine capillary. Presented last fall, the HYT H5 is a key evolutionary step for the brand. Based on three-dimensionality and transparency, its intriguing design language and functionality rely on an innovative, […]

1 month ago

Hands-on – Raketa Russian Code – Unusually Counterclockwise…

Take a moment and look at this watch… You have five seconds to guess what time it is. And no, it isn’t five-past-ten! Indeed, there’s something unusual, almost disturbing about this watch. And it goes beyond the fact that it is produced in Russia. It also has nothing to do with the planet-like decoration of […]

1 month ago

Hands-on – Ulysse Nardin Freak X Bucherer BLUE

The Freak is undoubtedly one of the most striking concepts of the 21st century (so far), and one of the most recognizable Ulysse Nardin watches ever. A concept watch made in series, it was also, back in 2001, a precursor in the field of silicon. Twenty years later, the concept is still alive, with the […]

2 months ago

Introducing – Chronoswiss Open Gear ReSec Chocolate (Live Pics & Price)

We got our first look at the Chronoswiss Open Gear ReSec at Baselworld 2019 and were impressed with its bold styling and integration of retrograde seconds to the regulator set-up. The guilloché dial stood out with a three-dimensional “solar” pattern that really caught the light and added to the busy look (certainly not in a […]

3 months ago