Top 6 Monochromatic Watches to Die for

These watches offer minimalist aesthetics and often come with a minimum number of complications or decorations to keep the focus on the colour theme
Top 6 Monochromatic Watches to Die for
May 9, 2024
Top 6 Monochromatic Watches to Die for

Monochromatic watches are a popular style in the world of timepieces, valued for their sleek and versatile aesthetics. The term "monochromatic" refers to the use of a single colour in various shades, creating a uniform and cohesive look. They can be worn in casual settings, at work or even at formal events, depending on the design and materials of the watches. The simplicity of a single colour makes them easy to match with various outfits.

 Let’s now delve into the background and unique features of some of the most notable monochromatic watches.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Woodland

Green monochromatic watches are a stylish and unique choice for those looking to add a splash of colour to their wrist wear. This colour can range from subtle olive tones to vibrant neon hues. IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Woodland (Ref. IW395601) has a bold 46 mm ceramic case. Green can be found on the case, the bezel with markings, the dial, the date window and numerals, the stopped minutes at 12 o’clock, the minute track on the outer periphery of the dial, and Arabic hour markers. This model also has a date window at 3 o’clock with a green background. Powering the watch is Calibre 82760 with a 60-hour power reserve. The watch is finished on a green rubber strap with a textile inlay and a Ceratanium® pin buckle.

 Price: Rs. 15,38,000 (approx.)

Zenith Chronomaster Sport

A grey monochromatic watch can be a stylish and versatile accessory, perfect for both casual and formal wear due to its neutral colour. A key aspect of a monochromatic watch's appeal lies in its finish. This watch’s 41 mm case, its surfaces, the fluted crown at 3 o'clock with the characteristic star insignia, and the pump-style pushers at 2 and 4 o'clock are all made of grade 5 titanium. Furthermore, they have a sleek satin-brushed finish that emphasises the colour grey for a performance-oriented design. 

 The bezel is also made of titanium and has a precise 1/10th of a second scale carved into it as well as a unique sunburst satin-brushed decoration. Grey colour can be found on the date window at 3 o’clock. The Chronomaster Sport Titanium is outfitted with the most recent iteration of the El Primero calibre, El Primero 3600. With a high frequency of 5 Hz (36000 vph), the movement provides a precise 1/10th of a second indication. Its autonomy has also been improved, with a longer power reserve of 60 hours.

 Price: Rs. 11,40,000 (approx.)

JLC Reverso Classic Duetto

Stainless steel is popular for its sleek, modern appearance, which creates a monochromatic impression. This appearance is distinguished by a consistent, metallic colour that blends well with a variety of design styles. Stainless steel's inherent neutrality — usually in silver-grey shades —allows it to mix in with a variety of colour schemes while keeping a clean, coherent design. Jaeger‑LeCoultre’s Reverso Duetto has a 40 mm stainless steel case. The recto dial of the watch is crafted in silvered grey with vertical satin-brush and guilloché. The hands on this dial are stick-shaped. Powering the watch is Calibre 854B with a 42-hour power reserve. The watch is finished on a stainless steel bracelet. 

Price: Rs. 10,30,000 (approx.)

TAG Heuer Monaco Dark Lord

Black is a colour that never goes out of style. An all-black watch can be a timeless piece in a collection. The all-black design offers a modern, understated elegance that can complement nearly any outfit, making it a staple for any wardrobe. In fiction, the Dark Lord is the supreme ruler of the realm of Hell. TAG Heuer’s Monaco ‘Dark Lord’ (Ref. CBL2180.FC6497) comes in a 39 mm black DLC titanium case, lending it a stealth aesthetic. The black ‘dark’ theme continues on the chronograph pushers, the crown, the lugs, and the bezel. The dial is crafted in a two-tone hue, the central circular is brushed and the outer gets grained finishing. The minute subdial at 3 o’clock, the seconds counter at 6 o’clock, and the hour subdial at 9 o’clock are also black in colour. Powering the watch is Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic with an 80-hour power reserve. Finishing the watch is a black alligator strap with a black DLC titanium folding clasp with double safety push buttons.

 Price: Rs. 9,18,000 (approx.)

Breitling Superocean 57

A brown monochrome watch might be a unique choice that stands out from the more usual black or silver selections. It's ideal for folks who prefer softer, warmer tones in their accessories. This 38 mm watch (Ref. U10340E31A1A1) features a stainless steel case and ultra-hard, scratch- and shock-resistant brown ceramic bezel rimmed in 18 ct red gold. The dial is crafted in 18 ct red gold, with a ceramic ring matching the dial. This time-only, COSC-certified model gets Super-LumiNova® coating on hour markers and hands. Powering the watch is Breitling Caliber 10 with a 42-hour power reserve. Finishing the watch is a classic brown fabric strap.

 Price: Rs. 5,67,000 (approx.)

Tissot PRX Digital

While it may appear unassuming on the colour wheel, the crisp appearance of a silver dial with a matching-tone case is counted as one of the most pleasant and appealing watch designs. Tissot PRX Digital (Ref. T137.463.11.030.00) now comes in a 40 mm stainless steel case with a silver dial. Silver can also be found on the three pushers at 10 o’clock, 2 o’clock, and 4 o’ clock. The display is digital and powered by Calibre DGT-2040, a quartz movement with a four-year power reserve. The pushers are for dual time zones, day-date, chronograph, timer, and alarm. Finishing the watch is a stainless steel bracelet with an interchangeable system and a triple-blade folding steel clasp.

 Price: Rs. 33,500 (approx.)

*Prices in India are subject to taxes and exchange rate fluctuations, and may vary accordingly.

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