My daily job, as the associate editor of Monochrome-Watches, is to inform you about new watches, to share the industry news and to review timepieces that we believe worthwhile. Meaning: I'm a watch journalist. However, this also means (for me, at least) that I'm a watch enthusiast and a collector my-self. On the scale of desire for watches, I have three categories: the new watches of the year that I'd like to own (after seeing them at the SIHH or Baselworld), the all-time classics that would look nice in every collection (e.g. a Submariner or a Speedmaster) and the proper dream-machines, the ones that I want above all. One of them (in fact, there are quite a lot... but this one sits on the very top of my wish-list) is a watch that could be regarded as very classical by non-aficionados but that however is filed with so many unique details: the now iconic FP Journe Chronometre Bleu and here is why I'm a sucker for this very special timepiece, illustrated with an hands-on review.
Complete set with box and papers, dated Sept 2016
Manual winding, power reserve 56hr