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 […]

5 months ago

Introducing – Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph (Live Pics)

This year, Zenith is showcasing its latest releases in an exclusive one-week online event together with other brands from the LVMH Group. In addition to the all-new Chronomaster Sport and Chronomaster Revival A385 watches, the company is releasing the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph, the Le Locle-based watchmaker’s first-ever Pilot Chronograph model crafted from […]

5 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 […]

6 months ago

Hands-on – The Longines Spirit 40mm Black Dial

Introduced earlier this year as a full range of watches, the Longines Spirit is probably one of the brand’s most important new collections in recent years. Entirely new for the winged hourglass, equipped with high-end features, clearly focused on precision and reliability, the Spirit is a classic pilot’s watch that combines old-school design cues with […]

6 months ago

Introducing – Bell & Ross BR 01 Cyber Skull – Reinterpreting The Square Case

Bell & Ross watches are, for a good reason, often associated with pilots and military forces. This has been the brand’s raison d’être since its inception. Serious, stealth, instrumental, the emblematic BR 01 and BR 03 collection, with its “circle within a square”, sums up the brand’s design language perfectly. Yet, from time to time, […]

7 months ago

Introducing – Oris Big Crown Pointer Date Bronze “Fratello” Edition

The Oris Big Crown Pointer Date is one of the brand’s all-time classics, a watch that has helped Oris weather the storm in the 1980s and a watch with a specific resonance on the Dutch market. This watch is special for the brand and, without surprise, it is the watch that the Fratello team selected […]

7 months ago

Introducing – Hanhart Pioneer Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum

When it comes to historical pilot chronographs, the name Hanhart can’t be overlooked. The brand was one of the first to issue pilot chronographs to the German Armed Forces. Known as Flieger watches, these chronographs were utilitarian wrist instruments for pilots. Relatively discreet and down to earth (one of the reasons why we like them), […]

7 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 […]

7 months ago

Introducing – The Comeback of Airain, and the Type 20 Re-Edition

If the concept of pilot’s chronograph is today well-established, it bears its origins to a series of legendary watches. Think about the WWII Flieger Chronographs for the Luftwaffe, the 1953 Breitling Co-Pilot Avi 765 and, of course, the Type 20 Chronograph of the French Aeronavale. The latter has gained a proper cult status among military […]

7 months ago

Introducing – The Comeback of Airain and the Type 20 Re-Edition

If the concept of pilot’s chronograph is well-established today, it owes its origins to a series of legendary watches. Think about the WWII Flieger Chronographs for the Luftwaffe, the 1953 Breitling Co-Pilot Avi 765 and, of course, the Type 20 Chronograph of the French Aeronavale. The latter has gained true cult status among military and […]

7 months ago