The end of the year is approaching and we will soon turn the page into 2021, a year of change and (again) unexpected things are happening. Obviously, it was better than 2020 as well as continuous ups and downs, and I’m sure it has been a good year for MONOCHROME, with the launch of the Montres de Souscript (and Habring² and Kapu), in addition to new members in the group, and possibly more articles published in one year… Indeed, we have published more than 1,100 articles this year (excluding the remaining 2021 days…) and it’s time to look at your favorite 10 in 2021.
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Not surprisingly, the clock reached 10… It was certainly one of the most talked about watches in the year. And rightly so, since the results of the collaboration between Audemars Piguet and Marvel, a watch dedicated to the Black Panther, are bold and unmistakable (to say the least).
Seiko finds a place in the reviews we read most of the year. Japanese manufacturers, thanks to its combination of matching characters, and, in some collections, affordable prices, still have the preferences of many watchmakers. For example, a watch that was launched in late 2020 and we reviewed earlier this year, the evolution of the well-known Samurai clock, the new King versions.
If we are to be honest, this may surprise us. Not because the watch does not fit this role (it is an impressive watch) but because we are talking about a very bold watch made by an independent, not a picture made by a common brand. But, yes, did you like to read more about Urwerk’s recent creation, the UFO-like UR-112 Aggregat, with its demonstration featuring digital jumps, running minutes, and secret seconds.
Not surprisingly, our list of the most read reviews of the year is not one, but two Seikos. Along with King Samurai, many of you have been curious about the changes in Seiko’s first-ever sports watch (once, not a swimmer watch), Alpinist with its clean design, quality, and quantity – all of this. come at a good price. And yes, this one looks a lot better than a loyal but very expensive re-creation, and SJE085.
This year, Omega provided a number of interesting examples – some of which follow later in the series – such as Chronoscope. One of the highlights for you is the in-depth redesign of the vintage Seamaster 300 collection, revived in 2021 with refinement designs, modified moves, traditional accessories, and the addition of a beautiful bronze-gold alloy.
Zenith had an exciting year in 2021 and is considered one of the most iconic this year. And the brand had a flying start, and I featured in the January Chronomaster Sport, a watch that many consider to be one of the best in Daytona – and this is a compliment. A new look on the outside, a great boost on the inside, carries everything you might want in a game chronograph, and much more!
Although it is a watch that does not seem strange, but a modified version of the existing model, Rolex will remain a Rolex and always make noise … it should be the new (brand) Rolex Explorer II 226570. As mentioned, it is not a new watch but a model that brings up upgrades and improvements everywhere. Very careful. But that is also what makes Rolex so successful.
Launched for the first week of 2021, the latest Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional was supposed to be on the list of the most read reviews of the year… Yes! In short, we are talking about the most important implementation of the 2021 model, and the one that had the most impact. Yes, its appearance remains close to the original model but everything, even the smallest, has been modified / modified / modified, making the new Moonwatch Professional Master Chronometer a clock to be imagined than ever before.
If the modified Explorer II was very careful, the Rolex take on the old Explorer was very bold. True, its design is well-known but Korona decided, surprisingly, to go back to the original version of the old version, and add two-color printing to its Explorer 1. series.
And no… Not Rolex on top of the platform (once…) The head goes to Tissot and the best performer on a sport watch with an integrated bracelet, PRX Powermatic 80. .
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