Yvan Monnet FIVE (New Royal Blue, Spruce Green and Copper Brown Dial Versions)

Geneva based independent watch brand Yvan Monnet (Y. Monnet) presents three new color variants of its FIVE watch collection.

In addition to its already existing model with black grained dial, the brand has chosen three new colour combinations to enhance the Yvan Monnet FIVE collection: Royal blue, similar to deep skies, the spruce green of vintage English cars and the copper brown of salted caramel.

Yvan Monnet FIVE watch with Royal blue galvanic dial

Featuring its distinctive Pentagonal case dial, the FIVE watch houses a SW400-1 Automatic movement for driving the basic timekeeping functions i.e. hour, minute and seconds.

Yvan Monnet FIVE watch with Royal blue galvanic dial

Yvan Monnet FIVE watch with Royal blue galvanic dialArabic numerals are harmoniously displayed on the volumetric dial of the new FIVE. They are available as SuperLumiNova® 3D appliques, whose coloring is revealed in the dark.

Yvan Monnet FIVE watch with Galvanic spruce green dial

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.

Yvan Monnet FIVE watch with Galvanic spruce green dial

Yvan Monnet FIVE watch with Galvanic spruce green dialOn the back of the timepiece, which is visible thanks to a sapphire crystal glass back, the oscillating weight displays fine handmade finishing to match the dial color of each version.

The noteworthy features of this timepiece also include the enlightened decorations of the automatic caliber with customised rotor to match each dial colour and 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.

Yvan Monnet FIVE watch with Galvanic copper brown dial

The Yvan Monnet FIVE watch guarantees a water resistance up to 20 atmospheres. The Yvan Monnet FIVE watch also features a matching color strap in hand-sewn calf leather with folding clasp.

Yvan Monnet FIVE watch with Galvanic copper brown dial

Yvan Monnet FIVE watch with Galvanic copper brown dial

Technical details

Model: FIVE watch by Yvan Monnet Genève

Case
Pentagonal Ø43 mm steel case stainless steel, satin polished
Anti-reflective sapphire crystals on bezel and case-back
Yvan MonneT-Geneva screw-down crown (at 2.30h)
Waterproof to 200M

Case dimensions
3h – 9h: 43 mm
12h-6h: 42.1 mm
Thickness: 10.80 mm
Entre-corne: 22 mm

Dials

Royal blue galvanic dial with satin vertical finish

Blue Super-LumiNova® 3D Arabic appliqués, white and blue decals
Sandblasted hour and minute hands with Blue Super-LumiNova®
Central, balanced, light blue seconds hand

Galvanic spruce green dial with vertical satin finish

Green Super-LumiNova® 3D Arabic appliqués, white and orange decals
Sandblasted hour and minute hands with Green Super-LumiNova®
Central, balanced, light orange seconds hand

Galvanic copper brown dial with vertical satin finish

Blue Super-LumiNova® 3D Arabic appliqués, white and blue decals
Sandblasted hour and minute hands with Blue Super-LumiNova®
Central, balanced, light blue seconds hand

Movement
Caliber SW400-1 Automatic Top
26 rubies
28’800A/h (4Hz)
Personalized oscillating weight hand decorated, matching the color of the dial
Power reserve: 38h
Precision: 4 ±4 seconds/day (6 positions)
Color of oscillating weight: Royal blue PVD/ Spruce green galvanic/ Copper brown galvanic

Strap
Hand-sewn calf leather with folding clasp with YvanMonneT logo
+ “Waterproof” leather strap on rubber padding
Pin buckle on the water-resistant bracelet

Retail price (In Switzerland, including VAT)
FIVE Royal blue model: CHF 5’700.-
FIVE Spruce Green model: CHF 5’900.-
FIVE Copper Brown model: CHF 5’900.-

Also available
FIVE Basic Black model: CHF 4’700.-

Yvan Monnet Genève

Yvan Monnet is an independent watch brand based in Geneva. It was founded by Yvan Monnet, an experienced watchmaker from the historic “Cabinotiers” district of Geneva. As of now, the brand offers two flagship collections: FIVE and Mina.

Yvan Monnet’s mechanical timepieces have an identity characteristic that is the supreme Grail in watchmaking: a shape that is instantly identifiable. This particular design immediately associates these watches with this independent watchmaker who restores luster and nobility to the watchmaking and finishing arts.

The atypical pentagonal shape of Yvan Monnet’s watches is now conquering more and more followers, both among collectors and trendy enthusiasts. The elegant watch cases with five sides please free, non-conformist people. They reflect a successful integration of perfect roundness, cleverly tamed angles and invisible and subtle aesthetic balances.

With the privilege of a some twenty years professional career in the most prestigious Geneva watch manufactures, he has decided to use this age-old know-how for a project that suits him; a brand that embodies quality and expertise. His time at Patek Philippe has allowed him to become familiar with the intricacies of watch decoration and the art of the brand’s finishings.

His support functions for the Historic Pieces Department and the “Métiers d’Art” Department gave him the opportunity to acquire solid knowledge in the conception of the watch case. He then developed his expertise as a creator at Vacheron Constantin by designing cases and dials with decorative applications in collaboration with renowned craftsmen. He has also acquired a special know-how in the production of pocket watches and minute repeaters.

Today, Yvan Monnet creates timepieces featuring an innovative and totally unexpected pure shape. His pentagonal creations are promises for the future in a context of globalized uniformity. Today, through the FIVE and Mina collections, they embody a desirability made of originality. A slightly rebellious approach, entrusted to passionate artists and craftsmen for whom the added value does not only come from the designer or the motorist, but from an entire chain where, for example, the ‘finisher’ can change the appearance of a watch product.

Contact details

YvM²-YvanMonneT-Genève
Place Simon Goulart, 2
CH-1201 Genève
Website: https://ymonnet.ch/

Y. Monnet Genève Mina Ladies’ Watch Limited Edition

Based in Cabinotiers district of Geneva, the watchmaking brand Y. Monnet, a specialist in the field of watchmaking decoration and the applied watchmaking arts, announces new pentagonal timepieces in its Mina collection.

The five-sided geometric figure of the pentagon remains unexplored in watchmaking territory, unlike the proliferation of hexagons, octagons or dodecagons traditionally present in the sector. The Mina collection, which has adopted a new rounded aesthetic, moulded by harmony and balance, is on display from 14 to 19 January at the SIWP independent watch exhibition (Swiss Independent Watch Pavilion).

Yvan Monnet, master watch decorator and designer, has taken the rounded pentagonal figure and made it as a part of the original identity of his eponymous brand. The result is Mina, a ladies’ collection structured around 2 limited editions. The first is composed of 25 pieces, each powered by a Swiss made mechanical calibre with manual winding, the second of 75 pieces, all fitted with movements with automatic winding.

Measuring 35 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 50 metres, the Mina ladies watch by Y. Monnet, boasts decorations that have been entirely developed and crafted on Geneva territory. It lends itself to many forms of personalisation.

The rounded pentagonal bezel thus welcomes all manner of settings with precious gems, while its architectural construction provides the perfect canvas for the applied arts found embellishing its dials. Furthermore, each model comes with two readily and ingeniously interchangeable straps.

Technical details
Model: Mina ladies’ watch, 2 limited editions

Case and dial
Watchcases, dials, hands and crowns entirely developed and crafted in Geneva.
Watchcases (35 mm diameter); Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 ATM), finished and assembled by hand.
Movement visible through the back
Three dial variants: white lacquer, blue lacquer, cocoa satin-finish

Strap
Two straps: Strap no. 1 in calfskin leather, lizard skin or buffalo skin (alligator on request); Strap no. 2 in satin. Straps fitted with quickchange system (catch bar).

Movements
Manual winding ref 2101: Calibre Sellita SW210
Automatic winding ref 2301: Calibre Sellita SW300.