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Frédéric Arnault, CEO of LVMH Watches, has announced a reshuffle within the division. Effective September 1, 2024, Julian Tornare will leave his post as CEO at TAG Heuer to become the CEO of Hublot. Antoine Pin, the general manager of Bulgari watches, will take Tornare’s place. 

Most of the manufacturers that helped us originally fall in love with wristwatches have found creative ways to grow with us and to evolve as watch collecting has shifted into the mainstream. Timex currently boasts a respectable line of vintage-inspired, entry level watches – including a few collaborative pieces with Worn & Wound that we, of course, think are fantastic. G-SHOCK has managed to stay exceptionally relevant via hyped celebrity collabs with the likes of John Mayer and Ed Sheeran. As for Armitron, they’ve maintained a comfortable station as a producer of affordable fashion watches that are generally sold at…

Today, for our latest in-depth video, we’re going technical. This is what MONOCHROME is all about, after all. Sharing the knowledge behind fine horology and understanding how our beloved mechanical watches actually work. Today’s topic is one dear to our hearts, as it combines everything we love in fine watchmaking: high-end finishing, mechanical ingenuity, profound historical references and a complex mechanical device that aims to enhance precision. It is time for us to dive into one of the most spectacular movements currently in production, Laurent Ferrier‘s micro-rotor calibre, and to understand how its natural escapement works.  Horology 101 – What…

The Clive Cussler connection began almost 50 years ago when he took a $400-per-month gig at a dive shop after quitting his job as a creative director at an advertising firm. This was right after his first book was published and his dream of becoming a professional author came true. He was over-qualified, having been diving since 1952 while in the service, but the shop owners allowed him to use his portable typewriter during slow periods. After finishing his second book, they congratulated him and presented him with an Orange Doxa SUB 300T dive watch. As he kept writing, he…

Today’s episode is coming at you in two parts. In the first part, Jeff Hilliard, our director of Limited Editions, joins Ben and me to chat about limited editions and Hodinkee’s recent collaboration with Porsche Design, a take on the original Chronograph 1. Founded by F.A. Porsche in 1972, Porsche Design has made a number of contributions to watches, which we also discuss. After that, James Stacey and Mark Kauzlarich join the show. Since we’re already halfway through 2024, we decided to recap the first half of the year: Our favorite releases, overlooked watches, and the watches we’ve been wearing…

Best known for its regulator-style watches, the Louis Erard brand has been in continuous production since 1931, despite a change in ownership and relocation in 1992. Still proudly made in Switzerland, it creates original and authentic watches with strong horological content while embodying today’s essential call for affordability. Recently, it gained even more popularity with its collaborative pieces, working with Alain Silberstein, Cedric Johner, and Konstantin Chaykin, to name a few. While some of their creations are vibrant and colorful, others are more modest and down-to-earth. Either way, we appreciate them all. Here are our top 5 picks available now…

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Perrelet Turbine Splash Watch Review The Perrelet Turbine Splash was recently unveiled at the ‘Windup Watch Fair’ in Chicago. Inspired by the work of legendary American artist Jackson Pollock, and his famous ‘dripping technique’, and employing Perrelet’s innovative Turbine know-how, the dial plays with the onlooker’s perception of movement and perspectives to deliver a wholly original composition. Perrelet watch Growing up in the 70s, watching TV dramas, I often wondered why car wheels appeared to rotate backwards. I later discovered…

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Co-founded by Swiss industrial designer Andrea Furlan and watch collector Hamad Al Marri, Furlan Marri launched on Kickstarter in 2021 with a beautifully designed vintage chronograph powered by a hybrid mecha-quartz engine. The next act, in 2022, was an equally handsome vintage black sector dial equipped with a mechanical movement…

Momentum has finally answered the call of watch enthusiasts and divers alike with the much-anticipated return of the UDT. For quite a while, fans have clamored for a reissue, and the new Momentum UDT looks like it’s the kind of watch that won’t disappoint. Momentum states that this modern iteration…

The owner of brands like Omega and Longines, the Swatch Group just announced its results for the first half of 2024. The half-year numbers crystallised a slowdown that the watch industry has felt since late 2023.Revenue was down 14.3% to CHF3.44 billion, while operating profit plunged 70% to just CHF204…

Astor+Banks has debuted the long awaited Sea Ranger M2, a watch that brand founder Andrew Perez has been working on, tinkering with, and previewing for over a year. At this weekend’s Windup Watch Fair in Chicago, he finally had production versions on display for all to see, and it was…

Céladon is a project established in 2012 by watch aficionado and collector Benjamin Chee. It is part of his small group of watch brands, alongside BCHH and Milléchron. If these two relate to Europe and Switzerland, Céladon was created to celebrate Chinese artisanship, with watches “Made in China with pride.”…

While the daily event schedule is still being finalized, the event will take place from October 4-6 at the famed Terrazza Martini, and registration is already open. The 20 participating brands are listed on the event website, focusing on independents like MB&F, Urwerk, Parmigiani Fleurier, and more. Organizers promise a…

I’m not usually one for dressy, slim, and manually-wound watches. But sometimes it’s nice to step out of your comfort zone and try something a little different from what you’d usually find in the watch box. We’ve been vocal about our love for Archimede. When it comes to their pilot…