Saturday, August 20, 2016

Magrette Manaia Limited Edition

New Zealand based watch brand Magrette takes inspiration for its timepieces from myths and stories of the great Maori culture. In this new creation, the brand highlights ‘Manaia’, a bird like creature that appears regularly in traditional and contemporary Maori wood carving.
Offered in a limited edition of just 25 pieces, the Magrette Manaia is a professional dive watch that is tested for withstanding extreme atmospheric pressures up to the depth of 500 meters. A functional pressure escape valve at 9’o clock protects the watch against pressure differences that can occur below 300 meters of depth. Finished with PVD coating, its solid stainless steel case measures 44mm diameter.
At the case back you can find the engraving of Manaia, which is also considered as a symbolic guardian angel according to Maori tradition. Engraved by Andrew Biggs, the design at the caseback features two manaia facing in opposite directions above and below each other. They are supported by a tiki at the shoulder representing mans connection with the spiritual world around us.
Magrette has chosen the Miyota 9015 self winding calibre to equip this timepiece. Beating at the rate of 28,800 bph, this 24 jewels movement manufactured in Japan provides a power reserve up to 42 hours when fully wound.

Technical details
Model: Manaia

9015 Miyota with hacking seconds
Automatic winding and hand winding
28.800 BPH
24 Jewels
Hour, minute and sweeping second hands
Date function
Second stop mode (hacking function) when setting time
Shock absorber for balance staff
Running time of more than 42 hours when fully wound

Diameter: 44mm excluding the crown
Case: Stainless Steel, PVD
Bezel: Hand engraved
Crown: Screw down crown
Crystal: Sapphire (double domed), AR coating
Dial and hands: Super Luminova C3
Pressure valve: functional pressure escape valve, protecting the watch against pressure differences that can occur below 300 meters of depth
Water-resistance: 500m/1650ft

All new black PU rubber strap with logo, name and customized deployment buckle Plus Black leather strap

Limited edition of 25 pieces

$1875.00 USD

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