The Auction Hammer – The Golden Understatement

The upcoming Antiquorum auction in New York offers once again an interesting array of watches, including stunning pieces like the Audemars Piguet – Maserati Anniversary Millenary MC12 with toubillon and chronograph, a vintage Rolex with full calendar (ref. 6062), a Vacheron Constantin Grande Complication and a… Festina! Yes, you are reading this correctly, a Festina. […]

Old School – Bertolucci Vir Diver

Introducing Martin Green as new contributor at Monochrome and he will kick off with a new topic called Old School. Today the Bertolucci Vir Diver or officially called Vir Maris. “Latin charm and the inspiration of a pebble polished by the eternal caress of the waves” – with this credo Bertolucci presented its Vir collection […]

Viva Las Vegas – Ludovic Ballouard Upside Down Watch for PuristS

Independent watchmaker Ludovic Ballouard also created a limited edition in celebration of the PuristS 10th anniversary. The Ludovic Ballouard Upside Down Watch… what a magnificent and fun timepiece! Ludovic Ballouard’s Upside Down Watch is one of those watches that has a very remarkable and recognizable design. It’s innovative way to display the time is unique […]

Viva Las Vegas – Speake-Marin Vegas Ten

The next limited edition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The PuristS comes from Peter Speake-Marin. His Vegas Ten is based on Speake-Marin’s in-house manual winding movement and features an offset jumping hours with jump indication. The Vegas Ten comes in a polished titanium case, measuring 42 mm in diameter and 14 mm thick, and […]

Viva Las Vegas – Horological feast for 10th Anniversary of PuristSPro

It is called IGOTT-2 or International Gathering of the Tribe 2 and this gathering is in celebration of the 10th anniversary of watch forum PuristSPro. Starting on Monday May 30th in… Las Vegas! A three day horological feast with numerous special limited editions. Gatherings, get-togethers, meetings, collectors dinners, these kind of events are being organized […]

The new Bethune DB10 re-edition

De Bethune has created a new version of the DB10. This new re-edition features an extra date function and a more affordable escapement, so this new addition is in reach of more De Bethune fans. The innovative watch brand De Bethune  is led by David Zanetta en Denis Flageollet. And when I say innovative, this is exactly […]

Bespoke timepieces from Vacheron Constatin – Atelier Cabinotiers

Vacheron Constantin’s Atelier Cabinotiers is a special workshop dedicated to custom builing bespoke timepieces. Recently this Atelier delivered two of such unique and very complicated timepieces. In 2006 Vacheron Constantin started a special workshop, entirely dedicated to fine watchmaking and creating bespoke timepieces, Atelier Cabinotiers. Just recently they finished two bespoke timepieces and to say […]