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Introducing The J12 XS From Chanel

Chanel has launched the latest addition to its J12 family – the J12 XS – with a case measuring just 19 mm in diameter. The J12 XS made a fashionable…
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To win a Watch Collector’s Heart, Smartwatch designers need to get Smart

“The Swiss watch industry is in trouble.” They were fairly ill considered words coming from gifted designer and smartwatch creator, Sir Jonathan Ive of Apple. Is he not aware that all…
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Independent Swedish Watchmaker GoS Unveils A Damascus Steel Ladies Watch

Independent watchmaker GoS unveiled its first ladies watch and it is gorgeous.  The Sarek Ladies is the first ladies watch with a damascus steel dial, which is the signature element…
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Hands-On Review – Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 in stainless steel – High-end made accessible

It all began 20 years ago, when “in-house” and independent sourcing of movements were not yet in vogue across the watch industry. The presentation of a splendid micro-rotor movement manufactured…
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The devil is in the details… of the dial (case study with the Patek Philippe 5496P-015)

You see, here at Monochrome-Watches, we always praise the complexity of movements, we always emphasize on the amount of work done by watchmakers to assemble complications or to achieve a perfectly…
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Rado Ceramica gets a design update from Konstantin Grcic

Many of us would probably recall the grainy Rado Ceramica advert from television and the theatre (audio artefacts and all – the hisses and static. Unchanged from the 1990s, the Rado…
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