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Ioannis Monos Horology is an independent workshop based in Athens, Greece.

We specialize in the conservation - restoration of historical and antique timepieces and other mechanical objects of art like antique watches and clocks, automata, music boxes, scientific instruments, etc.

We can also create unique handmade timepieces or build special horological tools upon request.

The use of a significant library and special equipment allows us to make any lost or damaged part of the mechanisms we undertake.

Our aim is to bring back to life mechanical objects of the past, with historical or sentimental value, regardless their present condition.

Short Info

Ioannis Monos was born in Athens, Greece. Ηis father, engineer of the merchant navy introduces him to mechanics. He has an educational background in Electrical Engineering and Music. He also has a strong interest in classic motorcycles.

Fascinated by horology of the pre-industrial era and its history, he spents more than ten years of studying and practicing.

In 2001 he attends the WOSTEP Center in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, following the advice of Hans Videberg, former chief instructor of the School.

In 2002 he organizes his workshop in Athens, inspired by Philippe Dufour and George Daniels, and focuses on the repairing and restoring of historical, vintage and antique timepieces and other mechanisms, using techniques and tools of traditional watch-clockmaking

In 2005 he participates as an expertise consultant in the exposition "The Value of Time", which presented a collection of pocket watches once belonged to important Greek personalities. The exposition was organized in Athens by Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum.

He has restored numerous pieces, mainly for private collections and also a great number of antique horological tools. He has built other tools, unavailable in the market today, for the needs of special restoration projects.

He uses traditional case-making techniques, shown by the master casemaker Martin Matthews.

Articles about Ioannis Monos’ work have been published by Chronometrophilia:

Bulletin No 65, 2009 "Des répliques d’ outils horlogers anciens faites en Grèce - About antique watchmaking tools repiclas made in Greece", Switzerland

Bulletin No 77, 2015 "Restauration d'une montre de poche signée Dubois & Fils - Restoration of a pocket watch signed by Dubois & Fils", Switzerland and

Bulletin No 86, 2020 "L’histoire d’une machine à guillocher découverte dans le Jura suisse et restaurée à... Athènes - 1re partie", Switzerland.