Author archives: Monochrome

Review – Dissecting the Laurent Ferrier Montre Ecole in Steel to Understand the Meaning of Haute-Horlogerie

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This article first started its life as a classical review, as we like to do here, on Monochrome. However, as I was drawing it in my mind, I quickly understood that the Laurent Ferrier Montre Ecole was a perfect piece to do something slightly different, to write an article with a different structure. In fact, we often have questions about how high-end wa[...]

Review – The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Automatic 4500V

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Some categories in the watch world are more difficult than others. The “Luxury Sports-Watch” certainly is amongst the toughest ones. Narrow, precisely defined, requiring the highest standards of quality, luxury, and mechanics, driven by a few, very strong icons… Entering it is complex. Renewing one of its members is close from a dead-end. [...]

Masterclass by A. Lange & Söhne x Monochrome

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On October 12 A. Lange & Söhne and yours truly will organize a Masterclass (in the Netherlands). We’re looking forward to an evening with the folks of this beautiful German watch brand, showcasing and explaining everything about their brand, their history, and of course their watches. Would you like to join us? Always wanted to talk with Lange[...]

Introducing – Blue Dials for the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 and Saxonia Collections (Live Pics, Pricing & Availability)

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Blue dials have been one of the major trends of the watch industry for the 2 to 3 years. As we often read: “blue is the new black“. Yet, the exercise isn’t that simple. Blue is a complex colour and, if some watches with blue dials were noticeable, many failed to bring the right dosage of enthusiasm. A. Lange & Söhne, a brand k[...]