My Top Watch of 2019, by Every Member of the MONOCHROME Redaction Team

By rolex
April 13, 2021
9 min read

As a Managing Editor, I love to challenge the redaction team at MONOCHROME. So half a month prior, I gathered most of our editors and contributors and accompanied THE central issue, one that appears to be basic at first, but in fact, isn’t. One short question: “choose your favorite Jreplica Watches of 2019”, with no other standard than that. No consideration of cost, of availability, of manufacturer or of complication, just the Jreplica Watches that they couldn’t imagine anything better than to claim. Also, the appropriate responses are pretty interesting. So here are the MONOCHROME’s team Top Jreplica Watches of 2019.

Gandor Bronkhorst, contributor – Patek Philippe Chronograph 5172G

Sure, it’s a protected decision. But the Chronograph 5172G is a protected decision since it triumphs in what it was created for: the leader Jreplica Watches of likely the most prestigious watchmaker on the planet. What’s considerably more amazing: it replaces a symbol (the 5170), and is actually, to me, better than its archetype. I love the slightly more present day plan, the stunning details and obviously that mind blowing in-house hand-wound type CH 29-535. The size is perfect, as is the general appearance. In the event that I had this Jreplica Watches I’m apprehensive not numerous other Jreplica Watches would get any more airplay. Would I get it, regardless of the cost? Definitely! On the off chance that solitary the cost wouldn’t matter…

Rebecca Doulton, Editor – MB&F Legacy Machine Flying T

Here, finally, is a women’s Jreplica Watches that claims emotionally and intellectually. Conspicuously a MB&F creation, with its whimsical staging and UFO-style domed receptacle, I can’t think of another women’s Jreplica Watches that offers a more liberal 3D perspective on a flying tourbillon. Set against an inky dark foundation, the segment construction of the tourbillon comes to up from the dial and plays out its one-minute gyrations under your very eyes. And what about the uncommon position of the hours and minutes counter inclining toward the escapement? The touches of jewels working on it and topping the tourbillon are female without being affected. MB&F’s Legacy Machine Flying T is an important exercise for watchmakers out there on the most proficient method to make a fascinating women’s Jreplica Watches without falling into buzzwords. Thanks, Max and congratulations!

Frank Geelen, author – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin

To my companions, it’s no secret that I’m a major fanatic of “sports elegant” Jreplica Watches and the Royal Oak is, to me, the zenith of this category of Jreplica Watches When Audemars Piguet presented the RD#2 project at SIHH 2018, it was quite a stun – a positive stun I must say. How in the world had they had the option to lessen the thickness of the all around super-thin, über-sports-watch, the Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’, and add a perpetual calendar? Looks, style, wearing comfort and heritage, and now likewise a healthy portion of technicalities, it basically doesn’t get better and therefore, the Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin is my favorite Jreplica Watches of 2019. Look at our in-depth video with Giulio Papi, Nicolas Raggi and Michael Friendman about this technical wonder for more details.

Frank Geelen, author – Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Black Ceramic

I’m utilizing my “I’m the manager power” to add a subsequent option for the MONOCHROME team favorites of the year; and I could do some more, as I think it’s been an exciting year in terms of Jreplica Watches Simply think of the thermo-compensating balance created by Karsten Fräßdorf in the Spirograph Sport . Typically something that 90% of Jreplica Watches enthusiasts couldn’t care less for, and that’s all fine, but it is something that I find extremely exciting. Notwithstanding, the Jreplica Watches that I want to mention in this “Best of 2019” is the latest iteration of the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo, the dark ceramic form. As said previously, I’m a major devotee of ‘sports elegant’ Jreplica Watches and the Octo Finissimo is a particularly magnificent newcomer in this category, as I sang recognition to when comparing the titanium form to my old Royal Oak ref. 5402ST . The Octo Finissimo is as of now the ultimate MONOCHROME Jreplica Watches and with this newest edition, Bvlgari has come up with the best edition up until now. I love this  Full-Black Ceramic Octo Finissimo .

Brice Goulard, Managing Editor – Breguet Type 20 Revival “Only Watch”

I know, this is an interesting piece, I realize it has just been sold and I know (tragically) that I’m not the proprietor. But, in the event that you know me, you’ll realize that I’m a huge enthusiast of pilot’s chronographs all in all and of the Breguet Type XX – which I own . So when the brand turned up to the Only Jreplica Watches charity auction this year with a coordinated re-edition of the first generation Type 20 (a military piece so Type 20, not Type XX), with a patinated dial and a historically relevant hand-wound flyback movement, I was immediately infatuated. Along these lines, for sure, this Jreplica Watches is, to me, the best of 2019… Now I just need to trust that the brand will choose to dispatch it as a limited edition and to call my financier to apologize… Because I have to possess it.

Xavier Markl, Technical Editor and Business – Vacheron Constantin Perpetual Calendar Twin Beat

The Vacheron Constantin Twin Beat was one of the first new Jreplica Watches I have seen in 2019… and it ticks all the crates. First of all, it features a smart and easy to understand innovation. Perpetual calendars monitor the date as long as they continue to run. The Twin Beat features two modes – active when worn and stand-by when stored. A pusher permits switching from active mode – with a regulator ticking at 5hz and 40 hours of force hold – to the “storage” stand-by more – with a subsequent regulator ticking at 1.2hz, giving a noteworthy force save of 65 days! Other than that fascinating development, what a beautiful Jreplica Watches It looks more present day and more technical than the majority of the brand’s Jreplica Watches but it is still very Vacheron. As you would expect, the Jreplica Watches is perfectly crafted and wrapped up. Also, at 42mm it isn’t too enormous despite the complex movement.

Tom Mulraney, contributor – MING 17.06 Copper

I’m sure numerous individuals will question my decision but by far quite possibly the most interesting deliveries for me this year has been the MING 17.06 Copper . Not such a great amount for the Jreplica Watches itself, although there is certainly a lot to like, but more on account of what it represents. At the point when I first got submerged into the universe of mechanical Jreplica Watches longer than 10 years prior, Ming Thein was one of the first members of this growing but passionate online community I had the joy of meeting. Having had the opportunity to chat with him honestly on a few events since the dispatch of the eponymous MING Jreplica Watches brand, I have been dazzled by his energy, vision and dedication. Love them or hate them, you cannot contend with the attention to detail, the ability to try new things and the drive to create an incentive for Jreplica Watches darlings across the value spectrum. This was perceived recently at the GPHG, with the MING 17.06 Copper being granted the Horological Revelation Prize. A great feat for a Malaysian-based brand that is scarcely two years of age. Of course, the 2019 production of every one of the three forms of the MING 17.06 has just sold out.

Robin Nooij, Contributor – Hautlence HL Sphere 01

Even though numerous beautiful, noteworthy Jreplica Watches have been introduced this year, my decision goes to the Hautlence HL Sphere 01 . Why? I’m absolutely sure it is the Jreplica Watches that put the biggest grin all over this year. I love particular, irregular time shows from brands this way. I love out-of-the-container watchmaking and, I admit, somewhat superfluously complex movements to accomplish something different from two or three centrally mounted hands. The creativity and craftsmanship expected to come up with such an instrument on a particularly limited scale consistently intrigue me. Although enormously out of my value range, I couldn’t imagine anything better than to possess a particularly provocative piece one day. The huge TV-screen molded case, the circular showcase of the hours, the hopping of the complication on the entire hour, the sapphire bulb on the front, the noticeable retrograde minute mechanism… there hasn’t actually been something this year that rises to or outperforms this for me.

Erik Slaven, contributor – H. Moser & Cie. Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon

It’s been an astounding year for Jreplica Watches discharges, but a particular one truly stood out to me in a packed field of greats. The  H. Moser & Cie. Try Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon takes two of my favorite complications, the flying tourbillon and minute repeater, and puts them front and center on a stark dark dial. The brand’s “Concept” esthetic accentuates moderation and this piece is a triumph of straightforward sophistication. Silver and dark play together with no logo or print of any sort, just a direct presentation of haute horology. I’m typically not an aficionado of occupied dials and it’s uncommon for a particularly technical piece to show such a lot of visual restraint. It’s beautiful, mysterious and distinctly H. Moser. Definitely my favorite of the year.

Santiago Tejedor, contributor – A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon Salmon

It’s Christmas so it is the time to dream! I don’t know whether this is the best Jreplica Watches of the year, but it is certainly the best Jreplica Watches I could fantasy about having as a present in my stocking. It has it all: the best (and beautiful!) chronograph movement prepared with an unobtrusive tourbillion (it doesn’t attack the dial) and a perpetual calendar. Optimum legibility for a particularly complex amount of information presented on a stunning salmon dial. I realize Lange doesn’t care for it to be designated “salmon”, but anyway you want to call it, it is just beautiful and the pink gold makes it less serious. Additionally, the size (41.5mm x 14.6mm height) isn’t off the charts, and the round white gold case makes it look more modest than it actually is. So indeed, for me this Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon “Salmon” is the best Jreplica Watches of 2019.