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5 Cool Finds – Interesting Chronographs from Chopard, Constant, GP and Sinn (and one extra travel watch)

5 Cool Finds – Interesting Chronographs from Chopard, Constant, GP and Sinn (and one extra travel watch)

We proceed with this week with the 6th portion of our market finds  “5 Cool Finds”, in collaboration with salesperson Catawiki . Indeed, the story is straightforward. Rather than zeroing in solely on vintage watches, we like to take a gander at what we, here at Monochrome-Watches love and know, and we think will be the coming pattern: Youngtimers. Here is our master Ilias’ determination of 5 wristwatches, including two hustling roused chronographs from Chopard and …

Value Proposition on Kickstarter – Art Mecanique Watches with discs display and Swiss Automatic movement

Value Proposition on Kickstarter – Art Mecanique Watches with discs display and Swiss Automatic movement

You know the arrangement with Kickstarter crusades: “investing” ahead of time in a venture and raising assets to make a thing (watches or others…). This crowdfunding interaction is by all accounts the better approach to manage, for watches particularly. Numerous brands have seen birth this way (numerous additionally fizzled). In our ordinary “watching-the-web” task, we simply discover another venture, in light of an intriguing …

Hands-On – Girard-Perregaux 1957 “Tribute to the Gyromatic”… Is it, really? (Live photos, Specs & Price)

Hands-On – Girard-Perregaux 1957 “Tribute to the Gyromatic”… Is it, really? (Live photos, Specs & Price)

This year, at baselworld 2016, Girard-Perregaux presented a few curiosities, including some that we discovered rather fascinating, similar to the cool re-birth of the Laureato or the pleasantly completed 1966 Skeleton. One watch then again appeared to be less desired by our partners of the horological press, however this is one that we discovered extremely wonderful for the eyes of collectors and novices of vintage. The Girard-Perregaux 1957 “Tribute to the Gyromatic” …

Introducing – Hautlence Invictus Vida Loca Choppers Chronograph (live photos, specs & price)

Introducing – Hautlence Invictus Vida Loca Choppers Chronograph (live photos, specs & price)

Until as of late, Hautlence was about the showcase, watches that used to show time in an alternate manner, by utilizing bouncing plates and retrograde hands – for the HL Ti 2 or for the HLRQ – or even a tourbillon, turning by means of a chain, which was additionally equipped for showing the hours – for the HL2 and the Vortex . A long way from being straightforward, and modest. In 2014, the brand went for something simpler (precisely) yet at the same time super …

Mastering shapes, for gentlemen – Review of the Cartier Drive in Gold (live pics, specs & price)

Mastering shapes, for gentlemen – Review of the Cartier Drive in Gold (live pics, specs & price)

If there’s a certain something and one thing just to recall about Cartier (among numerous others obviously) is the manner by which this Old Maison consistently dominated shapes, as not other brand accomplished and consistently with a limited, by one way or another good old polish. As of late, the brand made incursions in new universes, as for example the lively Caliber de Cartier and its Diver release . They likewise presented a yachting-style Ronde Croisière. Yet, this year, …

Hands-on – Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter, in steel with a blue dial (live photos, specs & price)

Hands-on – Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter, in steel with a blue dial (live photos, specs & price)

Let’s rewind the tape… In late 2015, Montblanc acquainted with us a watch (a sublime, dazzling, interesting watch… some of the time words are elusive) that we essentially adored: the  Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter, with Villeret monopusher development . Truly, having a watch of this quality, with a development comping from vintage chronographs, with completing to pass on for, with a particularly incredible plan at a cost of €30k, that was a deal. Indeed, …

Sinn introduces 3 Watches with DIN 8330 standards, the pilot watches for professional applications (specs & price)

Sinn introduces 3 Watches with DIN 8330 standards, the pilot watches for professional applications (specs & price)

When the possibility of guidelines or certifications come on the table in watchmaking, you presumably have as a primary concern COSC or observatory certifications. In any case, it will by one way or another be an easy route. For example, jump watches need to fulfill certain guidelines, as for example the  DIN 8306/ISO 6425 norms . Well, you won’t be astonished to realize that such principles exist for pilot observes too – and you won’t be amazed either that it …

GIVE AWAY: 3 Books, Cufflinks and Pilot Sunglasses from IWC

GIVE AWAY: 3 Books, Cufflinks and Pilot Sunglasses from IWC

Team Monochrome has recently gotten back from seven days in Switzerland where we visited Omega and MCT Watches. It was an extraordinary week, and it’s only marvelous to meet old & new companions. The odometer in our vehicles acquired a couple thousand kilometers and after the week we needed to re-energize a piece. Presently it’s time for the following sweepstake! This is the first sweepstake with endowments from IWC Schaffhausen and I’m almost certain you will …

A Closer Look at the Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon (Video, Live Photos, specs & price)

A Closer Look at the Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon (Video, Live Photos, specs & price)

Right after Baselworld 2016, we shared with you a video meet, where the CEO of Ulysse Nardin, Patrik P. Hoffmann , was clarifying the significance of the Marine Collection in the brand’s portfolio. For sure, this assortment is the success of the brand and is, this year, praising its 20th commemoration. In this video , we previously acquainted with you the amazing and complex commemorative watch, the Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon. It’s time for us presently …

What’s new in the 2016 Tudor Heritage Black Bay 79230 with manufacture movement? (hands-on, live photos, specs, price)

What’s new in the 2016 Tudor Heritage Black Bay 79230 with manufacture movement? (hands-on, live photos, specs, price)

As the universe of watches is currently genuinely determined by the web, you absolutely didn’t miss the curiosities that Tudor Watches had during the current year 2016. The superstar was certainly the bronze version of the Black Bay , followed by a subsequent release, this time covered with a black PVD treatment, the Black Bay Dark. The two of them are outfitted with something Tudor was glad to acquaint with the world a year ago, their first in-house movement – and …