Introducing – From an Akula Submarine to the Wrist, The Raketa Leopard 24

27/11/2020 9:25 am Introducing – From an Akula Submarine to the Wrist, The Raketa Leopard 24 The economic dimension of the world’s political division during the cold war was paramount. Producing precise and reliable watches was essential and just like for other strategic industrial activities, the Soviet government supported Russian watch manufacturers such as Raketa, Poljot, Slava or Vostok. Naturally, soviets also needed to produce their own tool watches. Among these, […] Blog – Monochrome Watches News, Reviews and Interesting Stories from the World of Luxury Watches

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Introducing – Hanhart Pioneer Mk II 80 Jahre Jubilaeum

26/11/2020 7:25 pm 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), […] Blog – Monochrome Watches News, Reviews and Interesting Stories from the World of Luxury Watches

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Introducing – Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Vianney Halter (Live Pics & Price)

26/11/2020 4:05 pm Introducing – Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Vianney Halter (Live Pics & Price) For the first time in his celebrated career, master watchmaker Vianney Halter designs a watch for the general public; Louis Erard’s successful Régulateur watch is the conduit. The result is a fascinating creation blending Vianney Halter’s unique style in a round, 42mm steel case with an outsourced movement that will retail for CHF 3,500. Let’s […] Blog – Monochrome Watches News, Reviews and Interesting Stories from the World of Luxury Watches

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Introducing – TAG Heuer Aquaracer Bamford Limited Edition (Live Pics & Price)

26/11/2020 2:05 pm Introducing – TAG Heuer Aquaracer Bamford Limited Edition (Live Pics & Price) Collaborations between watch brands and external designers or watch customizers are a growing thing in the industry, the idea being to infused a different take on the watch, less ‘horological’, more design-oriented. So what happens when TAG Heuer, the avant-garde brand known for its robust sports watches, meets Bamford Watch Department, the famous UK-based personalisation […] Blog – Monochrome Watches News, Reviews and Interesting Stories from the World of Luxury Watches

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

26/11/2020 9:55 am 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 […] Blog – Monochrome Watches News, Reviews and Interesting Stories from the World of Luxury Watches

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Hands-on – Longines Heritage Classic Tuxedo Small Seconds

25/11/2020 7:25 pm Hands-on – Longines Heritage Classic Tuxedo Small Seconds Longines’ archive is the envy of many watchmaking brands, a rich source of material to furnish the highly popular and ever-expanding Heritage collection. Earlier this year, Longines produced two Heritage Classic Tuxedo models that stole our hearts with their stylish two-tone, black-tie looks. We’ve reviewed the Classic Tuxedo Chronograph, so now we’ll take a closer […] Blog – Monochrome Watches News, Reviews and Interesting Stories from the World of Luxury Watches

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Introducing – Bell & Ross BR 03-92 White Camo

25/11/2020 4:05 pm Introducing – Bell & Ross BR 03-92 White Camo While the brand has recently focused part of its collections on more urban models, or on F1-related collaborations, Bell & Ross is first and foremost a provider of military watches. Special forces and pilot squadrons have been the brand’s first supporters and these military roots are still the core inspiration behind its creations. It’s not […] Blog – Monochrome Watches News, Reviews and Interesting Stories from the World of Luxury Watches

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Independent Watchmaking – De Rijke & Co Amalfi Series 1S, with new Vespa White dial

25/11/2020 11:05 am Independent Watchmaking – De Rijke & Co Amalfi Series 1S, with new Vespa White dial The story of how Dutch watchmaker Laurens de Rijke started his watch company is already a very interesting one. His take on the Driver’s Watch is rather interesting and resulted in the funky cool De RIjke & Co Amalfi Series 1. This watch comes in a few variants and this new version pays homage to […] Blog – Monochrome Watches News, Reviews and Interesting Stories from the World of Luxury Watches

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Women’s Watch Wednesday – The Nomos Tetra Divine Spark

25/11/2020 9:10 am Women’s Watch Wednesday – The Nomos Tetra Divine Spark To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven, German brand Nomos revisits its square watch with its Tetra Symphony quartet. The Tetra Divine Spark is a member of this quartet and comes with a subtle yet warm copper-coloured dial, an in-house manual-winding movement and the stylish Bauhaus minimalism associated […] Blog – Monochrome Watches News, Reviews and Interesting Stories from the World of Luxury Watches

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Introducing – The Rado Captain Cook Bronze, Now with Burgundy Dial (Live Pics & Price)

24/11/2020 7:25 pm Introducing – The Rado Captain Cook Bronze, Now with Burgundy Dial (Live Pics & Price) Since 2017, Rado has found a spot in the market for cool, vintage-oriented dive watches with its successful Captain Cook model. Largely associated with the use of high-tech ceramics, Rado also benefits from a rich history, and several emblematic watches from the past have been reintroduced. Inspired by a 1962 piece with a distinctive case/bezel […] Blog – Monochrome Watches News, Reviews and Interesting Stories from the World of Luxury Watches

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