News – IWC Launches Low-Impact TimberTex Paper-Based Straps (Live Pics)

Throughout over 150 years of history, IWC has had a long tradition of innovation in materials. Think for instance about its early use of titanium together with Porsche Design, or the 1986 Da Vinci Chronograph Perpetual Calendar, which was the world’s first pure ceramic watch. Even recently, the brand introduced Ceratanium, a innovative blend of titanium […]

5 months ago

Hands-on – The IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Edition “Le Petit Prince”

IWC has a long tradition of pilot’s watches, which goes back to as far as 1936, and includes some icons such as the 1940s Big Pilot’s Watches or post-War Mark 11 models. Since the mid-1990s, the concept has become an entire collection of the Schaffhausen-based manufacture. However, there’s more than the classic models and the […]

6 months ago

Introducing – IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner “Le Petit Prince”

Although the Timezoner concept isn’t something new at IWC, it remains one of the most practical functions the brand has patented. With its effortless system to change time zones without stopping the movement, the Timezoner relies on a clever mechanism making the bezel and movement interact. After being unveiled in 2016 along with a flyback […]

6 months ago

Hands-on – IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Spitfire Edition “Mission Accomplished”

When talking about pilot’s watches, the name IWC should quickly come into the discussion. The brand is one of the most legitimate manufactures in this field, with its first dedicated watch for pilots dating back to 1936. Then followed B-Uhr models, the famous Mark Series, the 1990s pilot’s chronographs and, of course, the legendary Big […]

7 months ago

Buying Guide – 5 Of Our Favourite Watches That Now Come on Metal Bracelet

The trend for watches with metal bracelet shows no sign of abating, specifically the watches with an integrated bracelet. But what if one of your flagship collections is essentially available on leather or rubber strap? A bracelet can radically transform the look and feel of a watch. If it is less versatile than a strap […]

7 months ago

Buying Guide – 5 of Our Favourite Watches that Now Come on a Metal Bracelet

The trend for watches with metal bracelets shows no sign of abating, specifically watches with an integrated bracelet. But what if one of your flagship collections is essentially available on only leather or rubber straps? A bracelet can radically transform the look and feel of a watch. Although it is less versatile than a strap […]

7 months ago

Buying Guide – MONOCHROME’s Favourite Chronographs of 2020

As the end of the year is fast approaching, it was time for MONOCHROME’s editorial team to sit around the (virtual) table and to have a look back at all the new watches that have been introduced in 2020. Despite a complex situation and sales that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen […]

8 months ago

Introducing – IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Bucherer BLUE

A little over two years ago, MONOCHROME covered the Portugieser Chronograph Classic Bucherer BLUE – a red gold model with a blue dial, but other than that, an identical base design of IWC Schaffhausen’s Ref. 3904 made in 2013. Fast-forward to last year and we reviewed the IWC Portugieser Chronograph Bucherer BLUE, another collaborative effort between […]

8 months ago

Buying Guide – 5 Cool and Recently Launched Pilot’s Chronographs

Military or pilot’s watches have always been a great source of inspiration for brands, and the complication that probably makes the most sense in this context is the chronograph. Merge these two and you often end up with a great combination of robustness, heritage and usefulness. And this year didn’t disappoint, as many brands embraced […]

9 months ago