A watch for all seasons Geneva-based artisanal watchmaker Yvan Monnet makes a habit of innovating. Not content with inventing the world’s first pentagonal watch, now he has brought out a men’s version. Lovers of beautifully constructed objects will be thrilled by his latest watch design. By Caroline Garros
A new take on the pentagonal watch FIVE is a reinterpretation of Yvan Monnet’s signature pentagonal watch. Even the most exacting customer will be bowled over by the exquisite design of this elegant yet sturdy, versatile men’s sports watch. A 43 mm model with a self-winding mechanical movement, it is waterproof to a depth of 200 metres. It is less curvaceous than Mina, its feminine predecessor, and 80
features angled corners, an unobtrusive sheen and a transparent sapphire ground. This is a consummately chic watch you can wear every day. “FIVE is made for real life. It’s a watch for special occasions that you can wear 365 days a year.” Yvan Monnet.
Deceptively simple Monnet is utterly dedicated to his craft. To create his FIVE watch, he worked with
Geneva’s most skilled craftsmen and state-of-the-art suppliers. From the choice of materials to the final stages, he is a stickler for quality and pays meticulous attention to detail. Every aspect of the design has been rigorously worked out. Yet this top-quality timepiece looks deceptively simple. And this superb creation can be yours for the astonishingly modest price of €4500. “Making a very high quality watch look simple is a complex endeavour. You have to
be obsessive about detail and not scrimp on the product. That’s something only luxury brands usually do, but only an independent watchmaker can make this kind of product affordably.” Yvan Monnet
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