First Look – The New Czapek Complicité Place Vendôme Stardust Cobalt

Dual regulators were invented by horology’s illustrious grandfathers to improve accuracy and stability. Names like Huygens, who introduced the concept of resonance inside his movements, and others like Breguet, Berthoud and Janvier are all associated with this alignment of double regulators. Coveted by collectors, this rara avis is not extinct and reinterpreted by contemporary wizards […]

Introducing – The Brilliant Lederer Central Impulse Chronometer, Now In A Smaller Size

When Bernhard Lederer debuts his Central Impulse Chronometer in 2020, it didn’t go unnoticed. Here we had an esteemed independent watchmaker launching a watch with a double escapement inspired by George Daniels’ Independent Double Wheel Escapement pocket watch. Not only did Lederer use it as inspiration, but he also aimed to smooth out its driving force […]

4 months ago

The Buying Guide Goes Technical With Six Non-Swiss Lever Escapement Watches

Like clockwork, every Sunday, we group together a bunch of watches around a common theme in our Buying Guide. This can revolve around a whole range of topics, such as colours, shapes and materials but also a certain style or even complications. Very rarely do we go deep into the movement to distinguish a series […]

5 months ago

Introducing – The Bernhard Lederer Central Impulse Chronometer InVerto

With its superb movement and innovative escapement, the Bernhard Lederer Central Impulse Chronometer (CIC) is a fascinating watch and technical development. 4 different variations of the CIC have been presented so far: two initial limited editions in white gold followed by rose gold and steel editions. The independent watchmaker has just dropped the first pictures […]

7 months ago

Introducing – Two New Versions Of The Lederer Central Impulse Chronometer (Live Pics & Price)

Awarded the Innovation Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2021, the Central Impulse Chronometer (CIC) is a fascinating technical development. With it, Lederer’s ambition was to take the next step on Daniels’ Independent Double-Wheel Escapement by incorporating it into a wristwatch. Just like for Daniels Space Traveller I and II pocket watches […]

11 months ago

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 […]

4 years ago

Introducing – Bernhard Lederer Central Impulse Chronometer (Hands-On)

It has been quite a while since we’ve heard from independent German watchmaker, Bernhard Lederer. One of the first members of the AHCI (Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants), Lederer established a reputation with several disruptive horological concepts. In 2002, he launched the brand BLU (Bernhard Lederer et son Univers). Now based in Saint-Blaise, on the […]

4 years ago