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Monochrome Monday: New Tudor Watches We Hope To See At Baselworld 2015

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At Monochrome-Watches, we have a special attraction to Tudor. While we may love Rolex for its serious and high quality creations, Tudor (Rolex’s sister company) has created some interesting, affordable, very well finished and mainly, really cool watches recently – such as the Heritage Black Bay Blue, the Heritage Ranger or the Heritage Chrono. Thus, there is no reason for us not to try to predict the new models that Tudor could introduce at Baselworld 2015. We did it for Rolex this … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: Hublot Brings Out New Big Bang Ferrari Models

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Hublot has announced two new watches that will premiere at Baselworld 2015. The new Big Bang Ferrari comes in two different color combinations. Both versions have Ferrari characteristics that Hublot had not previously used, but are still distinctly Hublot in design. These new Big Bang Ferrari models join the growing family of watches made in the three-year-old partnership between Hublot and Ferrari. That partnership had its highlight so far in 2013, when Hublot introduced the MP-05 LaFerrari, … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: The Perrelet Turbine Skeleton

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Perrelet's most recognizable family is the Turbine collection. These watches, featuring an oscillating turbine seen through cut-outs in the dial, have become the company's signature, and now represent the majority of Perrelet's watches on the market. Since the design relies on an idea of openwork, letting you see into the dial, it's always felt just a little bit like a skeletonized watch. But Perrelet offered no skeletonized version of the Turbine – until now. At Baselworld this year, Perrelet … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: Two New Versions of the Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar and PanoReserve

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A line extension doesn’t just add one more version of the same watch. By offering different color and material combinations with a familiar movement, a brand can reconsider a watch model, or it can highlight links between different models by dressing them in similar clothes. This latter option is what happens with Glashütte Original’s new Pano offerings, which will be presented for the first time at Baselworld 2015. The Saxony manufacture is bringing out new editions of its PanoMaticLunar … [Read more...]


Close-Up: 5 Rolex Day-Date Watches in 5 Colors (With Video)

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The Rolex Day-Date, launched in 1956 and touted by Rolex as the first chronometer wristwatch to spell out both the date and day of the week on its dial, has throughout its long history been available only in gold cases. That tradition continues with five models launched in 2013, which have either an 18k yellow gold, 18k white gold, or 18k Everose gold case and are available in different dial-strap combos. … [Read more...]


Close-Up: The Award-Winning, Bauhaus-Inspired Nomos Tangente Watch

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Nomos Glashütte, a watch brand very popular in its native Germany and now making a big push in America as well, takes justifiable pride in its flagship timepiece, the starkly designed — and multiple design-award-winning — Tangente watch, which applies Bauhaus design principles to its dial. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: The Breitling Chronoliner Takes Flight

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Breitling looks to be emphasizing its history in 2015, with a number of watches that highlight the brand's heritage in tool watches and precision timing devices. Sometimes that means revamping or reissuing classic models – one of which we've recently discussed here. But it can also mean introducing a new line that harks back to vintage design elements and a classic functionality. In that vein, Breitling gives us a new collection: the Breitling Chronoliner. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches From Baselworld 2014

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With the start of Baselworld 2015 just over a month away, I thought now would be an ideal time to look back on my personal favorite watches from last year's Baselworld, first published on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. Let me know if you agree with my choices (listed here in alphabetical order) and feel free to share your own favorites in the comments box below. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater

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Ulysse Nardin has announced one of its releases set for Baselworld this spring. The Hannibal Minute Repeater combines Ulysse Nardin’s classic use of jaquemarts with a Westminster carillon, a tourbillon, and a distinctive dial material. Let’s take a look. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: Blancpain Villeret Grand Date

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In advance of Baselworld in March, Blancpain has announced one of its new debuts scheduled for the watch fair. This year the brand will add a new watch to the Villeret Collection: the Blancpain Villeret Grand Date. It will be the first big-date watch in the Villeret line, and it recasts a caliber that Blancpain presented in 2005. … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Rolex Yacht-Master II in Stainless Steel (with Video)

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Fans of the Rolex Yacht-Master will remember that Baselworld 2012 saw the debut of a new version of the Rolex Yacht-Master in a Rolesium case. In 2013, that model's larger successor, the Rolex Yacht-Master II, was the focus, with Rolex introducing the first version of the popular regatta-countdown chronograph watch in a 904L stainless steel case with a blue Cerachrom bezel insert. … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Rolex GMT-Master II “Batman” (With Video)

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Black for  the night sky, blue for day — these colors just make sense, but if you expected to find them on the bezel of one of the world’s most famous GMT watches, the Rolex GMT-Master II, you would have been disappointed, until recently. In this article from WatchTime's October 2013 issue, we take a look at the Rolex watch that has been nicknamed "Batman." … [Read more...]


3 New Omega Seamaster and Speedmaster Watches

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As in recent years, Omega introduced  new watches in its Seamaster, Speedmaster and Constellation collections at last year's Baselworld. Here is what you need to know about them. … [Read more...]


5 Citizen Eco-Drive Watches from Baselworld 2014

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Japan's Citizen Watch Co. introduced a number of watches at this year's Baselworld, many powered by the brand's renowned Eco-Drive solar technology, which absorbs power for the movement from sunlight. Here are five new Citizen Eco-Drive watches (prices included) that are in stores now. … [Read more...]


A Look at New HYT H1 and HYT H2 Watches

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HYT, the so-called "Hydro Mechanical Horologists," introduced quite a few color variations at this year’s Baselworld watch fair. Both the H1 and the H2 collection have been expanded with various metals, with and without coating, used for the cases, and various colors of fluids to indicate the hours. Here are two that we've covered on Monochrome-watches.com: the H1 'Iceberg," a variation on the H1 with a white-and-ice-blue color combination, the coolest version of the H1 collection; and the HYT … [Read more...]


Introducing the “Real” TAG Heuer Carrera CH80

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A few months ago, TAG Heuer presented a brand new in-house calibre called 1969. It was clear then that Baselworld 2014 would be the place where TAG Heuer would unveil a new watch containing that movement. And the brand did present a very nice one, the Carrera CH80, a retro-style Carrera inspired by the very first 1960s versions. What we didn’t expect, was that the CH80 presented in Basel wouldn't actually be the final version, and that some small but significant changes were planned. For that … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: 5 Very Unusual Timepieces

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Since I started writing my thoughts and ideas about watches on my blog, Fratellowatches, I have been visiting the big watch fairs like Baselworld and the SIHH in Geneva. Sometimes, one comes across some very odd-looking watches at these fairs — watches that perhaps should not be defined as watches, but as mechanical art or — as MB&F's Maximilian Büsser puts it — horological machines. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: 5 Rolex Watches Introduced at Recent Baselworlds

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While SIHH is about to start, the watch industry is also getting ready for Baselworld. Every year, as soon as the doors of the exhibition open, there is a run (literally) on the Rolex booth to see what's new from Geneva's luxury-watch giant. Here's a look back at some of the recent Baselworld Rolex introductions. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Watch Review: Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

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Just two years ago, Patek Philippe introduced a new Ref. 5980/1A with a white dial (for laymen: that’s the Nautilus Chronograph). We at Monochrome Watches were a bit surprised to discover, at Baselworld 2014, that Patek has already discontinued the steel 5980/1A model  and replaced it with a steel Nautilus Chronograph with a second time zone, like the one in the Aquanaut Travel Time Ref. 5164. … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Rolex’s 50th Anniversary Daytona (with Video)

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Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, the chronograph watch made famous by actor and motor racing enthusiast Paul Newman. The anniversary edition that Rolex released at Baselworld 2013 still generates strong opinions in the brand's legion of fans. Here is a closer look at the watch. … [Read more...]