time-keeper


Yvan Monnet: a sports-chic version of the Pentagon

Español
August 2020


Yvan Monnet: a sports-chic version of the Pentagon

The Five collection by Yvan Monnet Genève is now available in three new colors. Up against the trend, Yvan Monnet continues to establish his atypical shape in the world of mechanical watchmaking. Three new galvanic colors with matching oscillating weights complete the collection.

T

hree new colour combinations enhance the Five collection. Royal blue, similar to deep skies, the spruce green of vintage English cars and the copper brown of salted caramel.

Arabic numerals are harmoniously displayed on the volumetric dial of the new Five. They are available as Super- LumiNova® 3D appliques, whose coloring is revealed in the dark.

On the back of the timepiece, which is visible thanks to a sapphire crystal glass back, the oscillating weight displays fine handmade finishing to match these galvanic explorations. On the front side, the seconds hand contrasts without disturbing the original color of the dial.

With its arrow shape and bright color, it adds a touch of sporty flair that is reinforced by the matching ’200M’ lettering. This is an opportunity to remind that these mechanical self-winding watches, so comfortable in social settings, also have “tool watches” genes.

In addition to this guaranteed waterproofness to 20 atmospheres, there is a bouquet of details that sometimes escape the description as they blend into an obvious purity and functionality: the enlightened decorations of the automatic calibre with customised rotor to match each dial colour, or the delicate vertical satin-finishing of the dial, reminiscent of that of the bezel.

The remarkable quality of the finish of this timepiece magnifies the harmony of the curves. It puts this unique design into perspective.

ACCESS ALL EUROPA STAR EDITIONS SINCE 1950
Our data base contains over 100,000 pages and 70 years of fully searchable issues, up to the most recent publication. A treasure trove for all knowledgeable professionals and aficionados.