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MONOCHROME: Auction Hammer - British Military Watches, 3 of the Dirty Dozen

Next week Bonhams is going to put three military timepieces up for auction: two from International Watch Company (IWC) and one from a company with the name Record (see the catalog here). This trio belongs to a distinctive fellowship of military watches, created for the British Military under the auspices of the MoD, known to collectors as the Dirty Dozen (Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor and Vertex). We at Monochrome are quite…

Bell & Ross Vintage BRV2-93 GMT

Unlike the hallmark circle-within-a-square BR01 or BR03 models, the recently updated Vintage collection by Bell & Ross remains first and foremost a pilot's watch. Apart from the chronograph, what could be the next most relevant complication to have on such a watch? Well, the answer is a GMT function, of course. Aware of that, Bell & Ross presents the Vintage BRV2-93 GMT with a 24-hour central hand and a rotating bezel - the perfect watch for travellers and pilots crossing time zones.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Geographic - Not a true world timer, but a beautiful example of dual time zone with city names.

Last week's 5 Cool Finds' selection was for the pleasure, to awake the horology enthusiast in you. This week, we move to practical functions - which does not mean the watches you'll are not nice pieces... Today, we want to inspire the traveler in you, with 5 watches that will help you to keep track of time in (at least) two regions of the world. GMT, dual-time, world-timer... All of these names result in the end in watches that can be seen as the most practical pieces those days. Together…

Monochrome Watches | An Online Magazine Dedicated To Fine Watches

Stories from the world of fine watchmaking, told by passionate experts. Monochrome Watches brings daily news, reviews and important background stories.

Introducing – IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” | https://monochrome-watches.com/introducing-iwc-portofino-automatic-moon-phase-37-edition-laureus-sport-for-good-foundation/

Introducing - IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” for the 10th special edition of Laureus World Sports Awards.

Xetum - a Californian independent watch brand - Monochrome Watches

Xetum is a small and independent Californian watch brand, with a collection of self designed Swiss made mechanical watches. And in the Californian way, they do as much as possible in an eco-friendly way. Well, that was the short introduction or maybe the elevator pitch. In March of 2010 we met Jeff Kuo for the first time […]

Citizen Unveils its New Eco-Drive Caliber 0100 with +/- 1 Second Per Year Precision - Monochrome Watches

Citizen was founded in 1918 and to celebrate its 100th anniversary the Japanese manufacturer unveils 3 limited edition watches named after its new Caliber 0100. Based on Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology, this new movement delivers an impressive precision of +/- 1 second per year, making it the most accurate autonomous light-powered wristwatch. And while we don’t […]

Hands-on with the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Bronze 45mm (specs & price) - Monochrome-Watches

Hands-on with the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Bronze 45mm, the 3-hand edition in bronze of the vintage oriented pilot watch by Zenith (specs & price)

Weekly Watch Photo - The Extraordinary Models of the Cartier Tank Collection - Monochrome Watches

This week's Weekly Watch Photos (WWP) is dedicated to extraordinary Tank models from Cartier. All photos are made by well-known Cartier expert and fine watches connoisseur GEO, whom you might remember from previous WWP's showing his Cartier Santos 100 Carbon or timepeices from the Collection Privee Cartier Paris: the extremely rare Tank Cintree and the Rotonde Day & Night. Other photos, made by Geo, that are featured in our WWP include the URWERK 103 and two sets of the brilliant Hautlence…

Kudoke 2 Grüner Wald Special Edition - Monochrome Watches

Indie watch brand Kudoke introduces a special edition together with EsperLuxe. Kudoke won the 2019 Petite Aiguille at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve