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Introducing – Heritage Corum Lab 01

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With their new Lab collection, Corum aims at taking risks and experimenting. The timepieces of this collection eschew traditional codes and instead provide an off-beat take on watchmaking where the mechanics take precedence. Meet the Heritage Corum Lab 01, a shaped watch with bold design and openworked, micro-rotor movement. The first two ‘Labs’ [...]

Review – Urwerk UR-111C – Reimagining Time

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As part of the brand’s ‘Special Projects’ line, the UR-111C is Urwerk at its best, a mature watch that soars with mechanical ingenuity and a design ethos straight out of Blade Runner. Although it does not bear the hallmark satellite hour hands we have come to associate with the brand, the UR-111C is packed with imaginative displays (jumping[...]

Independent Watchmaking – In Conversation with Kari Voutilainen

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Kari Voutilainen is one of the most respected and revered independent watchmakers. The watches of this Finnish-born master watchmaker (no more than 50 pieces per year) are crafted to a level that cannot be achieved in mass production. We climbed the steep stairway of his Môtiers workshop to meet the master and understand why he is determined to remain [...]

Live Stream – Watch the GPHG 2018 Ceremony

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The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève is regarded as the Oscars of the Watchmaking industry and the best watches introduced during the year are awarded. From ladies’ watches to chronographs and exceptional mechanical proposals, the entire spectrum of watch production is covered. For the second time in a row, MONOCHROME forms part of t[...]

Announcing – Watch the GPHG 2018 Live Tonight on MONOCHROME

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Tonight, as every year, is the celebration of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (or GPHG 2018) – the Oscars of the watchmaking industry. Several categories are represented (ladies, men, complicated and even affordable) and the best watches of the year will be awarded the coveted Golden Hand prize – and of course, the prize we&rsq[...]