Monochrome is dedicated to fine watches. Haute Horlogerie, Independent Watchmaking and interesting vintage timepieces is what makes our hearts, here at Monochrome, beat faster.
In 2006 I started Monochrome dedicated to share the most interesting watches and explain the beauty of highly complicated (mechanical) timepieces.
The reason for this is that after years of searching the internet for quality information, nice watches and reading and posting on the large watch forums, I wanted to create a single point of information where watch lovers can find the most interesting watches of both the big brands and small independent watchmakers.
Another reason is to explain, educate and share passion for the technical complex aspects (and beauty) of Haute Horlogerie. When it comes to complicated timepieces, it seems that people expect that everyone understands the beauty of a constant force mechanism and knows exactly what a tourbillon does and how it works. Because not everyone knows every fine detail, I will make an effort to explain everything in a way that it becomes easy to understand.
Over the past 6 years Monochrome has grown to become one of the defining blogs and is read by watch aficionados from all over the world (more then 50,000 every month). Monochrome has a small team of passionate and knowledgable contributors and I’m happy to introduce them to you.
Founder and executive editor
C O N T R I B U T O R S
Evan Yeung – Evan started out with just a simple appreciation on mechanical devices particularly on timepieces. A former consultant turned business school student, his appreciation heightened when he got his first vintage watch courtesy of his first paycheck. Before he knows it, his little appreciation has evolved to become his passion. Scouring the world for timepieces worth owning, may it be from the golden age of horology (vintage) or from the innovations of the watchmakers of today. His desire to share his passion is what drives him to write articles on timepieces of value. His taste for wristwatches may be unorthodox at times, but his principle in selecting remains the same – that is to find a timepiece that is genuinely good.
GEO – Our nestor, connoisseur of the better things in life, one of the world’s biggest experts on Cartier timepiece and mens jewelry, dandy pur sang, traveling around the world to see and experience things he enjoys and moderator of the Cartier forum @Revo-Online.com.
Mario Squillacioti – Mario got his first watch as a gift at age 9. That first watch started a life-long passion for watches, mechanical devices and design oriented consumer products. We look forward to reading his exploits as he experiences the very best the international watchmaking industry has to offer in his home of Shanghai, China!
Max E. Reddick – ‘Time in Eternity, Eternity in Time’ – Max’s love of watches began as a boy with his attempt to emulate the fictional character, James Bond. With a vivid imagination and a prized Seiko (sorry Omega), the watch fever started albeit through a laughable impersonation. Having left boyish pretensions behind, the new daydreams all revolve around the ocean. Classic Marine Chronometers, Dive Watches, and Nautically Themed Chronographs are first loves. Max’s interest in Reformed Theology, Jungian Psychology and Haute Horology means that Switzerland is an enduring focus.
Robin Nooij - A Dutchmen, 28 years of age and a huge watch-enthusiast, now embarking on his first steps ‘inside the watch industry’. Robin’s passion for watches is a strong and intense one! What defies Robin, is that he finds something appealing in every single watch. Whether it is mechanical or quartz, futuristic or classical, on a leather strap or metal bracelet, square or round, he sees the beauty in just about any watch from just about any brand.
Time 2 Tic – watch connoisseur pur sang, who lived in the Middle East and now in Norway, close to the polar circle. Besides watches he also loves diving, hiking and photography.
Martin Green - Watches… Martin was introduced in this fascinating world in his late teens when he postponed the purchase of a car in favor of his first Swiss watch. This was the beginning of the end, and before the year was over, he was collecting them. That is now more than a decade ago, in which Martin developed an even deeper love for watches and gained intimate knowledge of its universe. Time not only deepened but also broadened his interest in watches, which he expresses through his articles. Although his choice in subjects might be a bit eclectic at times, they all share the same basic principles; well made, high end and worth watching!