With the undoing of all significant watch occasions, it was at that point a lovely abnormal beginning of the year ( Watches & Wonders dropped and Baselworld deferred .) Countries like Italy have been in full lockdown mode for quite a long time, Spain as well, and now other European nations take action accordingly. Schools are shut, sports clubs, rec centers, bars, cafés, galleries, zoos, theaters, show corridors, everything, aside from the minimum essentials like general stores, drug stores, and clinics. Throughout the next few weeks, we will be “confined to our homes” and it would appear that a considerable lot of you, our perusers, will be in a beautiful comparable circumstance. Here’s what you may anticipate from us. Since we’re not abandoning you!
According to the most recent news, we’re all limited to our homes until early April. MONOCHROME doesn’t have a major office where we all work consistently. We generally telecommute or from “somewhere on the road”; which could be a watch fabricate in Switzerland or Germany, an occasion some place/anyplace or while voyaging. We’re advanced wanderers and we’re used to that. Yet, these are unusual, dreamlike times.
Rebecca lives in Madrid, a city she portrayed toward the beginning of today as a phantom town. Individuals are just permitted to go out to visit the store and drug store, however running in the recreation center is taboo. Brice lives in Tours, France, where it’s perhaps somewhat less exacting (until further notice), yet in addition abandoned and individuals just go out for necessities like goods. Same for Xavier, who lives in Switzerland, around Neuchatel to be exact, and his standard outings to makes are generally dropped as practically all brands have a severe no-guest strategy. In Switzerland, as in the Netherlands, schools are shut, which means both Xavier and I have the children home.
Of course, we as of now have a ton of information arranged, from watches that we had in for survey or news we previously had under ban. So for the present moment, there are some new watches from Breguet, another blue Porsche Design Flyback or a few cool watches from Hamilton coming. Xavier is visiting Bvlgari today (one of only a handful few exemptions for the ‘no-guest policy’) and he will see Bovet not long from now, so there will be some ‘fresh’ news notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic. Other than this news, we have a long two-section anecdote about pocket watches, from Erik, and we’re setting up certain tales about watches in our own assortments, just as additional top to bottom articles that we as a rule don’t have the opportunity to cover. Simply saying, in the event that you’re limited to your homes, and you’re tired of one more Coronavirus update, we have enough horological news for you!
But above all, from the whole group at MONOCHROME, stay safe!