Hands-on – Peren Hintz, An Accessible Watch with Transylvanian Roots

If Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires, the story of the timepiece we are reviewing today is related to a watchmaker, Eugen Hintz (1869-1962), who had settled his boutique/workshop in the Transylvanian city of Fagaras. The Peren Hintz is a tribute to a pocket watch that was produced for him […]

Hands-on – The Seiko Prospex Diver’s King Samurai SRPE35K1 & SRPE37K1

Turtle, Willard, Tuna, Monster, Shogun… And of course, Samurai. This proliferation of nicknames for Seiko’s diver’s watches shows mostly the affection collectors and enthusiasts have for these rugged, well-built, and accessible sports watches (and also a certain lack of charm in Seiko’s nomenclature…) Recently, something new has started to be seen next to these names, […]

2 weeks ago

Introducing – The Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster Rebirth

The world of dive watches is immense… so much so that we sometimes forget that during the 1960s there were hundreds of brands and watches available. Some, of course, acquired cult status; some fell into oblivion. Others, however, are still known and collected by a niche group of enthusiasts. We’ve seen this recently with Aquastar, […]

2 weeks ago

Hands-on – The Tissot Heritage 1973 Chronograph

Tissot has been ticking in the city of Le Locle since 1853 and holds the distinction of selling more watches than any other Swiss watch brand. In 2019, for example, sales of Tissot watches were estimated at 3.5 million, positioning the brand in seventh position in the top ten Swiss watch brand ranking. Renowned for […]

1 month ago

Introducing – Certina DS Action Diver 38mm (Live Pics & Price)

A few months ago, we took a look at the Certina DS Action Diver Powermatic 80, a watch that impressed us for its quality, its mechanical content, its classic design and mostly, for its fair price. Robust, fully-equipped and designed with a no-nonsense approach, it is a great all-purpose dive watch. Only available until now […]

1 month ago

Value Proposition – Bangalore Watch Company Cover Drive Review

Themed watches are always fun and Bangalore Watch Company has made them a speciality in 2020. Earlier this year, we showed you the MACH 1 series that paid homage to India’s MiG 21 Type 77, the country’s first supersonic jet fighter. Many design elements on the dial, crown and case back were directly related to […]

1 month ago

Value Proposition – Bangalore Watch Company Cover Drive Review

Themed watches are always fun and Bangalore Watch Company has made them a speciality in 2020. Earlier this year, we showed you the MACH 1 series that paid homage to India’s MiG 21 Type 77, the country’s first supersonic jet fighter. Many design elements on the dial, crown and case back were directly related to […]

1 month ago

Introducing – Formex Essence ThirtyNine Automatic Chronometer

The trend for oversized watches seems to be over. The buzzword in the watch industry is smaller. Launched in 2018, the Formex Essence is a sporty, casual all-rounder that marked an important step in the design language of a brand known for crafting rugged action watches. Following requests from its customers, the brand now scales […]

1 month ago

Hands-on – Unsual, Elegant & Accessible, the Tissot Heritage Porto Mechanical

Tissot’s Heritage collection is full of classic throwbacks. Drawing upon a heritage that spans over 165 years,  suffice it to say that the Le Locle-based watchmaker knows exactly what it’s doing when it comes to creating retro-inspired timepieces that nod to a bygone era. Towards the end of last year, MONOCHROME covered the Tissot Heritage […]

1 month ago