Tag: Novelty

Hands-on with the Montblanc Heritage Spirit Perpetual Calendar with Sapphire Dial (Photos, Price and Specs)

At the 2014 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) Montblanc surprised us all with the introduction of a perpetual calendar that was priced rather competitively. With perfectly classical looks it just looked like a million bucks, while its price starts at around € 10,000 Euro for the stainless steel version. With that price tag it was […]

Girard-Perregaux Traveller Large Date, Moonphase GMT now with sapphire dial (Live Photos, specs and price)

Showing the movement became the rule in watchmaking. Whether it’s a superbly finished haute horology one or a simple entry-level engine, brands are now manufacturing the majority of their watches with a sapphire caseback – meaning having a view on the back of the movement. However, if a 3-hand watch has almost nothing to show […]

Introducing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931 Green dial Special Edition London Flagship Boutique (Specs Price)

The Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s emblematic model, has a strong link with Britain. The creation itself of the Reverso finds it roots in UK, as this watch was created by Polo players that wanted to protect the dial and the glass of their watches. How could it be more British than that? In order to celebrate the opening of its […]

Tempus Machina Ref. 216A – A customized Rolex Submariner reminiscent of the Ref. 6538 (live pics price)

It’s not often that we talk about customized watches here, at Monochrome-Watches. Brands usually don’t like this practice that consists in changing several visual or technical aspects of a watch. We don’t cover them also because of the look of such customizations – usually fully black or fully paved with diamonds. Such customization processes can even result […]

Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater Tourbillon – Hands-on review of a 725.000 CHF watch (live photos, specs price)

What a complicated watch… This Ulysse Nardin Hannibal combines no less than a tourbillon, a very complicated minute repeater, automatons, a distinctive dial material, superb finishes and the use of Metiers d’Arts techniques. With this timepiece, Ulysse Nardin achieved quite a prowess: combining a Westminster Repeater (meaning certainly the most complicated type of chiming mechanism) with jaquemarts (a […]